111 Places in Berlin That You Shouldn't Miss

111 Places in Berlin That You Shouldn't Miss

by Lucia Jay von Seldeneck, Carolin Huder, Verena Eidel

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9783954512089
Publisher: Emons Publishers
Publication date: 09/15/2014
Pages: 240
Sales rank: 1,281,568
Product dimensions: 5.30(w) x 7.60(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

1 11th Heaven: The Princess's Boudoir in a tower block 10

2 The Abandoned Iraqi Embassy: A bit of unfinished history 12

3 Alt-Lübars: A place to slow down 14

4 Animal Town: Eyeball to eyeball 16

5 Antique Building Material: Liebchen's sanctuary for Berlin's treasures 18

6 The Apartment of Kommune 1: Where the revolution was practised 20

7 The AVUS Motel: Where records are kept 22

8 The Ballroom in Grünau Berlin's abandoned Riviera 24

9 The Barbrücke at Night: A test of courage beneath the stars 26

10 The Bat Cellar: A world upside down 28

11 The Berberis by the Panke: Healing power in the past and present 30

12 The Berlin Room: Occupying a free space 32

13 Berlin's Balcony: This is summer 34

14 The Bieberbau: Hospitality in a master craftsman's house 36

15 The Bierpinsel: A sign of the times 38

16 The Black-and-White Photo Machine: It's over in a plash 40

17 The Bücherwald: Recommended reading 42

18 Burg am See: The Turkish beer garden by the canal 44

19 The Cafeteria in the Bürgeramt: Fresh meatballs and an all-round view 46

20 The Capitol: The cinema in a living room 48

21 City of Science: Staying top 50

22 The Climbing Tree: Capri for the soul 52

23 The Comenius Garden: A refuge with philosophical aims 54

24 The Country House Garden: Dr Fränkel's summer seat 56

25 The Currywurst Plaque: A well-concealed memorial to Herta Heuwer, inventor of a sauce 58

26 The »Degenerate Art« Excavation: The riddle of the sculptures in the cellar 60

27 Deko Behrendt: A cheerful place 62

28 The Dining Hall of the High School for Art: Soberness versus pathos 64

29 The Dong-Xuan-Center: Artificial flowers and fresh fish 66

30 Eiermann's Chapel: The hidden gem 68

31 The Ernst-Thälmann Monument: A giant from the past 70

32 The Fairytale Fountain: A meeting with old friends 72

33 The Former Prison: A place with a history - and a future 74

34 Good Wedding, Bad Wedding: »Mitte is schitte« 76

35 The Graffiti »Periferia Connection«: New perspectives at »Pro social« 78

36 The Graphothek: Art for all 80

37 Greenwich Promenade: Where time stands still 82

38 Grunewald Hunting Lodge Unbridled pleasures behind the walls 84

39 The Hafenkirche: The church of Berlin's last boatmen's pastor 86

40 The Hannah-Höch-Garten: A bequest with a meaning 88

41 The Hansaviertel: The spirit of a new beginning 90

42 The Hasenschänke: United in leisure 92

43 Heimathafen Neukölln: A new kind of popular theatre 94

44 The house where David Bowie lived: Heroes in a two-room flat in Schöneberg 96

45 The Hüttenpalast: A place for everyone 98

46 Hut Town: Just like a real town … 100

47 Intershop 2000: The history collector's treasures 102

48 The Island in the Carp Pond: Directions for explorers 104

49 The Jewish Cemetery: Eternal remembrance 106

50 The Juke Box: A trusty companion 108

51 Karl-Marx-Allee: Slow process of change 110

52 The Kaulsdorf Church Tower: Monuments of love 112

53 Kleist's Tomb: And found immortality … 114

54 The Korean Garden: No entry for evil spirits 116

55 Krausnickpark: An unexpected hidden corner 118

56 The Last »Platte«: Tangible GDR 120

57 The Ledges on the Bridge: The most romantic place in Berlin 122

58 The Light Well: Built for Berlin's airwaves 124

59 Lilienthal Castle: Not fortified 126

60 The Lohmühle: Independent urban life 128

61 The Maggot Machine: Bait round the clock 130

62 Majakowskiring: Where the gentlemen from Pankow lived 132

63 The Makings Careful renewal 134

64 The Massage Couches: Stay in good shape 136

65 The Mediterranean House: A cathedral for ferns 138

66 The Memorial in Levetzowstrasse: Unexpectedly shocking 140

67 Meteorstrasse: On the flight path 142

68 The Mies-van-der-Rohe-Haus: Clarity, pure and simple 144

69 The Modersohnbrücke Waiting for a solar eclipse 146

70 MS Lichterfelde: A boat trip for the standard fare 148

71 The Müggelturm: »Don't be shocked, just amazed!« 150

72 The Mulackritze: Berlin's last pub from Heinrich Zille's day 152

73 The Multi-Storey Car Park of Neukölln-Arcaden: A bird's-eye view of life in Neukölln 154

74 The Museum der Dinge: Adornment, purpose and alienation 156

75 Naturpark Südgelände: A victorious reconquest 158

76 New Venice: Gardeners' heaven between the canals 160

77 The Olympic High-Dive: Scream, scream - you have to scream! 162

78 The Open Printshop: Neukölln's new clothes 164

79 The ORWO-Haus: Berlin's noisiest concrete block 166

80 The Paintbox Estate: Everything as it should be 168

81 The Pallasseum: A housing project overcomes its bad image 170

82 The Park Railway: Steaming through the Wuhlheide 172

83 The Pasture Between Concrete Blocks: Win-win strategy in Marzahn 174

84 The Paternoster: A lift that is part of West Berlin's history 176

85 Platz des 4. Juli: 700 metres of Hitler's autobahn dream 178

86 The Police Museum: Heists, frauds and tricks 180

87 Preussenpark: Asian life in the open air 182

88 The Prinzessinnengarten: Vegetables for all at the roundabout 184

89 Rabbit Island: Carefree city life 186

90 The Refugee Camp in Marienfelde: The first stage in a new life 188

91 Reichenberger Strasse: Everyday archaeology 190

92 The Regina Martyrum Memorial Church: Overcoming feelings of anxiety 192

93 The Ring on Potsdamer Brücke: Art as an exclamation murk 194

94 The Sehitlik Mosque: Open for encounters 196

95 Siemensstadt Station: Traces of time 198

96 The South-West Cemetery: Burial ground for celebrities 200

97 The Spinner-Brücke: The Alpine hut at the AW & meet 202

98 The Spreepark: The dream of Berlin's fairground king 204

99 The Spreetunnel: Below the surface 206

100 The Stasi Museum: Power behind a desk 208

101 St Michael's Church: Carrying on as a ruin 210

102 The Swings in the Mauerpark: Life at its fullest 212

103 The Tajik Tea Parlour: A fairy tale in the city 214

104 The Tartan Track: »Can't keep running away« 216

105 Tempelhof Airfield: An open-source project 218

106 The Terrace on the Weissensee: A trip to the lake 220

107 The Test Weight: Tangible megalomania 222

108 The Teufelsberg: Winter sports on the rubble 224

109 The Tram Simulator: Watch out for people turning left 226

110 The Uferhallen: Space for art and industrial atmosphere 228

111 Wikingerufer: Holiday greetings, sent from home 230

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