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Must-See Exhibitions in Berlin in Spring

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Aleksandar Duravcevic,  ”Another Winter” at König Galerie

The temperature is finally albeit still timidly encouraging us to get out into the streets – and if it’s not your first spring in Berlin, you know there’s more to enjoy than the lighthearted routine of acquiring some refreshments at a Spati and draining them in some lovely nature setting. It goes without saying that you can experience art (from murals to street buskers and beyond) in virtually every corner of this fine town, but Berlin is home to many galleries as well, most of which are free of charge! Get your creative juices flowing with the iHeartBerlin guide to the spring exhibition highlights!

Michalina by Michalina
on March 23rd, 2017
in Art

Crafty Berlin: Inspiring Workshops in Spring

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photo: Make Your Own Sign

Spring is the time to expand your boundaries, expose yourself to new experiences and maybe take up a new hobby. In Berlin, we’re blessed to enjoy a wide range of all kinds of workshops that will enable you to do all these things and also to meet new inspiring people. Check out our suggestions and hurry if you want to register – some of the workshops are starting this weekend!

Michalina by Michalina
on March 16th, 2017
in Art, Books, Design, Food

Dating in Berlin: How to Unbreak You Heart

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photo: Jacob Culp

As one can tell from the drastic shift in the outdoor clothing of many a Berliner (their flamboyant outfits are no longer covered by the oversized black/leopard print furs), spring is almost upon us. Tattoos will soon be exposed, blankets will be thrown on the Mauerpark ground, and you’ll drain Sterni in massive quantities. ‘Tis the season for love, but you’re still hung up on your latest flame? Unbreak your heart following these 5 easy steps.

Michalina by Michalina
on March 15th, 2017
in Stories

The Berlin Restaurant Guide for Fancy Dining

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photo: Le Faubourg

This guide is for all those rare moments in life when you don’t mind to splash a little cash. After the jump, we are presenting the pinnacle of Berlin’s fancy dining options that not only offer mouthwatering gourmet dishes, but also follow the highest standards when it comes to service and have a detailed and thought-through interior concept. In other words, one visit can provide you with enough sublime content to keep your Instagram feed alive for days.

Michalina by Michalina
on March 15th, 2017
in Charlottenburg, Kreuzberg, Mitte

Photography in Berlin: Sven Marquardt & the Ostkreuzschule

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photo: Hannes Gade, Ostkreuzschule

Sven Marquardt is a Berlin living legend. And although this notion may sound a little bit generic at first, virtually all about him corroborates it. It’s as if his story and image were made up by a pretty skillful writer for some character in a novel. But no – it’s just that Berlin fate proving again that sometimes, seemingly the most coincidental occurrences make up for the best storylines.

Find out more about the famous Berghain bouncer who’s also a renowned photographer and a preview of the graduate exhibition “REPEAT” by his photography class students from the Ostkreuzschule for photography below.

Michalina by Michalina
on March 13th, 2017
in Art

Meet the Dog that Loves Berlin Street Art

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photos: Breeze the Bulldog

Although Berlin is home to many Instagrammers ranging from fashion people to architecture lovers it’s been a while since I saw an account that would be so disarmingly cute and embracing the Berlin spirit at the same time. Breeze the Bulldog is an adorable little white doggie with a black patch on his eye and apparently lots of patience to be photographed with various examples of the Berlin street art. Check out some photos after the jump!

Michalina by Michalina
on March 8th, 2017
in Photos

Bringing Back the Golden Twenties of Berlin in Second Life

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We love posting pictures dating back to Berlin’s glorious past, like the beginning of the 20th century. You’ve already had the chance to take a glimpse of the past in Schöneberg, Charlottenburg, or Kreuzberg. But as it turns out, digging up such visual treasures is not the only way to get into the spirit of past Berlin. We’ve stumbled upon an incredible virtual reality video in Second Life – take a look at it after the jump!

Michalina by Michalina
on March 3rd, 2017
in Videos

Get ready for the Berlin Bicycle Week 2017

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photo: Berlin Bicycle Week

The Berliner Fahrradschau is an incredible opportunity to see the newest trends from the world of the beloved two wheels at a glance. The crowning event of the Berlin Bicycle Week 2017, it’s not just for those of you who are complete bike freaks – anyone will love joining in on the fun at the various events. See our suggestions after the jump!

Michalina by Michalina
on March 1st, 2017
in Events

A Guide to Berlin Bike Shops

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photo: Standert Bicycles Pop Up Week

A lot of things that are popular in Berlin are fun, but some of them are probably not the kind of thing your doctor would advise you to do. With one exception. We love biking! Although the basic biking know-how in Berlin is comprised not only of beautiful routes, nice places to hang out with fellow riders, but also a bunch of rules to keep your bike safe from being stolen, it’s the favorite pastime for a lot of us. With the Berliner Fahrradschau coming up this weekend, we wanted to give you a little heads-up in terms of the great bike shops that continue to promote this healthy hobby all year round.

Michalina by Michalina
on February 28th, 2017
in Cafés, Friedrichshain, Kreuzberg, Mitte, Prenzlauer Berg, Shops

Daily Portrait Berlin Book

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There are some art concepts that could only be transformed into reality in Berlin. The people that really make this city are indeed characterized by a certain tolerance to all things wild and free, regardless of how weird or inappropriate they may be at the same time.

On his arrival in Berlin, the Czech artist Martin Gabriel Pavel set out to explore the city and its colourful people. But although this still sounds pretty usual, I’d venture to say he made a little more of an impact in this field than you or me. The photography project he started out could only succeed under some very particular circumstance, the most vital one of them being that people would allow others to take picture of them naked, which will result in hundreds of such portrayals getting back to Pavel. See a teaser for the publication after the jump.

Michalina by Michalina
on February 28th, 2017
in Books, Videos