The Joys of driving in Germany

September 21st, 2017|

Licenses, Autobahns, and the best of German car designs I’m not one to get excited about cars, but I believe in giving credit where credit is due, and Germany is inarguably a world-leader in the automotive spectrum. Regarded as one of the most innovative in the world, and with seven manufacturers holding some of the most [...]

Living with a German builds character

September 14th, 2017|

The little eccentricities of living with Germans in a German apartment A few weeks before I ever set foot in Berlin, or Germany for that matter, I found myself in a Scandinavian festival in a small town on the Oregon coast. As I strolled around the vats of lutefisk and tables piled with lakritz my [...]

Taking a page from the Berliner book

September 7th, 2017|

Berlin bookstores and the literary lifestyle Technology has altered our lives drastically over the last few decades, and our lyrical prowess has greatly waned into an electromagnetic buzz. Berlin fights back with the International Literature Festival, bringing poets, novelists, and general literature lovers together to attend readings, workshops and talks, and the annual festival is [...]

Classic Berlin

August 31st, 2017|

Exploring Berlin’s (take on) classical entertainment and lifestyle Youth: They’re not all social media-frenzied psychos. The Young Euro Classic has been strumming on since August 18th and will continue until September 3rd. With numerous symphonic youth orchestras from around the world playing some of the finest classical and contemporary compositions at the beautiful Konzerthaus Berlin [...]

Small town vibe in a cosmopolitan mind

August 24th, 2017|

Berlin - a place of community without the judgement Berlin is an anomaly. As a world cultural capital, it never lacks in things to do and see, and its special blend of entertainment has earned it a dizzying reputation; at the same time, the 3.5 million population spread over a large space of land keeps [...]

Berlin rubber burners

August 17th, 2017|

What you need to know about biking in Berlin I bike to work every day, and I have a rather amazing route. I pass by Alexanderplatz, ride underneath the Brandenburger Tor, through Tiergarten, and circumvent the Siegessäule to go onward to Westend and Charlottenburg. Having desired to make Berlin my permanent home for 10 years, [...]

Living like Kanye in Hohenzollern heaven

August 10th, 2017|

Berlin's 19th century homes, history, and contemporary style Sometimes it feels like Berlin’s rich history is forgotten among the brilliant contemporary culture that thrives here, but the regal vibe is still alive, and it’s even possible to live in Berlin as nobles once did. (Almost) literally. Berlin style often focuses around a bohemian-chic [...]

RE:CORE art exhibition and the new Neukölln

August 3rd, 2017|

The power of art and urban transformation Down in the heart of Neukölln, the Berlin art scene is bubbling. On Friday, August 11th Das Institut für Alles Möglische art space teams up with New York-based curatorial groups Alt Esc and The NY FemFactory to launch the show RE:CORE at Stuttgarter Straße 13 to explore the [...]

Home sweet home: the iconic Berlin apartment style

July 28th, 2017|

Piecing together the Berlin home Perhaps it’s due to needing an escape from the (godforsaken, never-ending) crappy weather, but I’ve found that Berliners are exceptionally good at creating a warm and inviting style in their apartments. From Neukölln to Charlottenburg, Berliners have a sense of style that blends a kitchy uniqueness from the flea markets [...]

The truth about studying in Germany as an American

July 20th, 2017|

Three Americans tell us what it's really like to move from the US to Germany to study I, like many Americans my age, am working my way through around $35,000 of student loan debt from my bachelor’s degree; I’m also studying in Germany at the University of Münster for about €500 a year. As an American, it [...]