Art & Galleries

Berlin highlights in 2019

As if there weren’t enough to do during the year in Berlin, with traditional events, like the transmediale/CTM Festival, Berlinale, the Carnival of Cultures, Gallery Weekend, Christopher Street Day (Gay Pride), Tanz im August, the Long Nights of Museums and Berlin Art Week, among many, many others, 2019 has three very special events

The greatest Socialist realist murals in Berlin 

During the days of the German Democratic Republic – GDR, from the late 1940s until 1989, the official form of art was known as Socialist realism. Intended to represent everyday life under Socialism, it portrayed the benefits of living and working in East Germany. Developed in the early 1920s, Socialist realism is a style of idealized

Discovering how Berliners used to live in the past: 5 house museums in Berlin

Have you ever wondered how people used to live in Berlin in the past? To satisfy your curiosity, we selected five house museums where you can travel back in time and discover different Berliner living conditions. This list features restored homes that span from the early 18th century down to the last days of the German Democratic Republic era!

Explore Berlin in a Box

There’s a new pop-up art show in Berlin! The interactive exhibition Berlin in a Box features some of the German capital’s best-known landmarks, spread all over the city, and viewed from a very singular perspective. At the concept-mall Bikini Berlin, the exhibition focuses on photos and sound recordings by the great photographer Fabian

The Brutalist architecture in Berlin

After World War II, which laid waste to major areas of Germany – especially in its capital Berlin – architecture found fertile ground for the implementation of new concepts and techniques, and the use of new materials in attempts to predict the future. Architects, especially in the former West Germany, debated whether they should rebuild the

Berlin above 30 degrees: How to stay cool

This current summer has made even the biggest sandal hater start wearing open-toe footwear! It has been exceptionally hot and, besides that sweat trickling down our spine (icks!), all we want is to make the most of it!  However, when the temperatures skyrocket in Berlin, the heat becomes unbearable, and, unfortunately, just a few places are
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