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Euromaxx 21.02.14 | 18:30 - 19:00 UTC

Breathing New Life into West Berlin

Europe at its best: from culture news to entertainment and glamor! Euromaxx – Lifestyle Europe is broadcast six times a week, bringing engaging insights into European culture and lifestyles to a global audience.

In this edition: Before the fall of the Wall, the district known as City West was the heart of West Berlin. After years of neglect, it's now undergoing regeneration. Also: We meet Wolrad Specht, who makes carpets based on the work of artists, and find out how come the camp site in Sölden, Austria, is even fully booked in winter.


Breathing New Life into West Berlin

Before the fall of the Wall, the area around Zoologischer Garten and the Kurfürstendamm was the most glamorous part of West Berlin. But it fell out of fashion in the 1990s, when the cool crowd started to flock to the East. But its fortunes are now changing once again, thanks to the opening of the revamped Zoo Palast cinema, the Waldorf Astoria, the 25Hours Hotel and the "Bikini-Haus" mall.