Berlin Holzmarkt urban village
Places

Holzmarkt – Berlin’s New Urban Village

Creative minds in Berlin have been given a brand new place to hang out, live and work – and tourists may soon follow – as alternative village Holzmarkt (timber market) opens for business. Where party-goers used to dance the night away at the capital’s famed Bar 25 nightclub along the …

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photo Berlin Harf Zimmerman
Living

Photo Exhibition Shows A Much Changed Berlin

Today’s Berlin is one of Europe’s most powerful political capitals with a nightlife and cultural heritage unmatched by many other cities. A new photo exhibition offers a snapshot of the city’s once communist east before the 1989 fall of the Berlin Wall. For anyone returning to Berlin after an absence …

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German art dispenser
Living

Stuttgart’s Smallest Gallery – German Art From Chewing Gum Machines

Have one euro to spare? You could be the proud owner of a mini masterpiece courtesy of Stuttgart’s first art dispenser. German streetscapes are dotted with defunct chewing-gum vending machines. Often bright red or pink in colour, with contents that usually look less than appetizing, they are a relic from a by-gone era when …

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Living

An Advertising Column for Düsseldorf’s Newest Sculpture

What is the story behind those realistic sculptures on Düsseldorf’s advertising columns? Christoph Pöggeler, the artist behind the”Säulenheiligen” or sculptures of everyday people living and working in the city, recently introduced his tenth statue onto the Düsseldorf skyline. Advertising pillars form the base for these special sculptures that Pöggeler has now …

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vintage German travel posters
Living

Vintage German Travel Posters – A Golden Age

Vintage German travel posters are part of the “Plakatstil” movement, an early style of poster art that originated in Germany in the early twentieth century. The common characteristics of this style were bold eye-catching lettering with flat colors. Before this time, persuasive simplicity was a rare thing in most advertising: posters, especially, …

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