Following the spirit of our Exploring Berlin series we want to look at another district today and show you our favorite places there. This time we chose the one that we are surrounded by the most as our office at Blogfabrik is located right in the middle of it. I’m talking about Kreuzberg of course, probably one of the most popular districts of Berlin at the moment.
People who come to Berlin just love it here. It’s buzzing and it’s relaxed at the same time. It offers everything from delicious food, compelling art, pulsating nightlife and cultural entertainment. But apart from all of that Kreuzberg is particularly good for one thing: Just hanging out and having a good time. So we drove around in the past days dropping by the most beloved hang-out spots of the Berliners and snapping some photos for you. By the way all of the photos in this feature have been taken with the new Sony Xperia Z5 smartphone (versus the Z1 or my SLR that I normally use) which is being presented at the IFA these days. But now let’s dive into our favorite places in Kreuzberg.
You probably know Backyard in Kreuzberg from various parties and events such as the Last Days parties, but Backyard’s origins are that of an art gallery. Tonight they open a new exhibition called Lichtrotor // Hautskizzen with an installation by upcoming industrial designer Danai. The project she did with three other artist shows a hypnotizing kinetic installation that rotates and creates an interaction between humans and the object. In addition, artist Suzan Rinow who you might happened to see at Berghain bar during the weekends, is going to present her beautiful tattoo sketches, right now available in a tattoo studio in Torstr. So tonight, at the opening, you might stumble about your next tattoo motive ( which you can chose exclusively from Suzan ) and get hypnotized by the Lichtrotor installation at the same time. Of course there will be music and we have seen these exhibition openings eventually turning into an after party. You can join the Facebook event here and get an impression of the tattoo sketches after the jump.
We are looking forward to our favourite party Last Days that is gonna take place this Saturday! Once a month the chance to meet that special person is enormously high as there are Last Days-couples who met at the party and meanwhile live together. Apart from that the party is great fun, being based at lovely Backyard in Kreuzberg. Watch some pics of last time here. This time the Last Days of Tori Spelling will be celebrated. Tori used to play naive Donna in Beverly Hills 90210 and has recently filled the celeb news on addiction, anorexia, divorce, cheating and what else. The girl who’s father gave her the role of Donna is meanwhile clearly a wrecked case of a Last Days celeb. Last Days adapts the early 90s theme of Beverly Hills 90210 that used to be the most successful TV show of this time. So get dressed up und celebrate Donna with a lot of 90s hip hop, 80s music, RnB and all that dance stuff that is played at Last Days. See you on Saturday!
It was a bit like the universe was against me going to Suz’ Last Days parties in the past year because whenever it happened I was out of town. But last Saturday the stars were finally aligned for us again and I was happy to be at Backyard for this special and extra fun party. I even made a big photo set for you with some GIFs. The next Last Days party is happening on Saturday June 13, 2015 at Backyard. Enjoy after the jump on 3 pages.
If you wanna party on Saturday, we know where you got to go! With Kim Kardashian having made it on the cover of fashion bible Vogue by the help of her hubby Kanye West, one might think she has climbed up the fashion olymp to the top. But Kim doesn’t fool us. The next Last Days Party coming Saturday therefore is The Last Days Of Kim Kardashian. Following last month’s Justin Bieber Party this will be an even greater fun and Last Days is giving us the hit guarantee! More on the party at Kreuzberg-based Backyard and how to win guest list here.
This Friday Backyard hosts one of its infamous Dinner Clubs starting this Friday with a special German edition. The ones who have participated in the first evenings know that they are very special and comfy and a good chance to meet new people and dine together with the Backyard team. Take your chance and make your reservation quickly ( firstname.lastname@example.org ), cause there is limited capacity to ensure the family – like atmosphere of the Backyard dinner nights. More on the dinner and what’s the menu after the jump.
On the occasion of tomorrow’s 3rd Anniversary of the Backyard (home to Suz’ Last Days parties) I was looking for a nice title photo for the event guide and stumbled across this photo set I made at the first anniversary party 2 years ago which apparently I never published on the blog, don’t know why. Well, but better late than never I would say and today is a good day to look back in anticipation for tomorrow! Happy Birthday! Enjoy!
It is impossible to take the S-Bahn or the bus in Berlin without noticing the graffitis of Kreuzberg grafitti crew THC. You might have not actively noticed if you’re not into graffiti art, but their works and the three letters T H C are everywhere, not just in Kreuzberg. THC belongs to Berlin just like the Fernsehturm or the Döner, being a group of guys, born and raised in a Berlin of the 90s, influenced by Hip Hop music and the fast changing city. For the exhibition Almost Legal at Backyard, THC is exhibiting for the first time ever inside a room, all legal, a new experience for them and for us. To keep it underground they will premiere a video showing the work process of a piece, on the streets and barely legal. Cause may the rents go high and the streets go pretty, this is still Kreuzberg 36, right?! More about the group exhibition and the other artists taking part after the jump.
Australians just love Berlin. Christian Vance and Claire Morgan of Aussie record label Haul Music are the best examples. We talked with them about their fascination with Berlin and how the city compares to their respective homes in Down Under. Enjoy the interview after the jump and don’t miss their DJ sets on Saturday at the Goon of Fortune party at Backyard.
Coming Saturday the exhibition Early Days – Between Past and Decay takes off with a grand opening and afterparty at Backyard. The exhibition covers film and photography of Joi Bix, Joseph Wolfgang Ohlert, DT64 and Aghia Sophie. The four artists cover the subject of early days and past each in their own way. More about the exhibition after the jump.