Contemporary art from China, guided tours into the German capital's hidden underworld, or a jazz club where star musicians from all over the world perform — Berlin offers all this and much more!
In 1997, Sedal Sardan took over an upcoming jazz club and turned it into one of Europe legendary music venues. Today, jazz music luminaries from all over the world perform regularly at the Charlottenberg venue. (16.05.2019)
Dietmar Arnold has long been fascinated by Berlin's underground sewer network. After discovering a filled-in war bunker 30 years ago, Arnold has since been offering tours to hidden places in Berlin’s underworld. (16.05.2019)
In their gallery in Charlottenburg, Yanwu Yuan and Eric Vinassac present solo exhibitions of contemporary art. The focus is often on Chinese artists. (16.05.2019)
Indian humor is based on schadenfreude, says Sanjay Shihora, who founded the Kookaburra comedy club in a former bank branch in Prenzlauer Berg. Here, spectators can share the stage with bona fide comedians. (16.05.2019)
Since 2010, choreographer Fernando Zapata has been introducing Berliners to salsa and tango in his Schöneberg dance studio. The Colombian has also developed a lighting concept to help deaf students learn the moves. (16.05.2019)
Imperfect, raw and vibrant: in the nightlife districts of the Greek capital Athens, young life pulsates and ancient cultural treasures such as the Acropolis are always worth a visit.
When demanding restaurateurs give restaurant tips, you can usually count on them. It's one of many reasons to note this special list of favorite places on Planet Berlin.
Indian humor is based on schadenfreude, says Sanjay Shihora, who founded the Kookaburra comedy club in a former bank branch in Prenzlauer Berg. Here, spectators can share the stage with bona fide comedians.
The children's tale 'Fritzi war dabei' (Fritzi was there too) by author Hanna Schott is now in German cinemas. The film uses a child-friendly approach to explain the events that led to the fall of the Berlin Wall.
Bergen is the rainiest town in Europe. Is that why it has brought forth so many famous writers? Tomas Espedal is from there; Karl Ove Knausgård, his most famous student, spent years there. We visit Norway, the special guest at the Frankfurt Book Fair.
Berlin is known for creative spaces and freedom of expression. It attracts artists, musicians, and clubbers from all over the globe. But the scene is changing. The popular club Griessmuehle and techno DJ DVS1 are trying to conserve club culture.
Innovative yet influenced by tradition: Rembrandt, who died 350 years ago on October 4, has become one of the best known painters of the Dutch Golden Age. The artist had a wide social support system.
British voters, it seems, stay polite even when they are angry: A Yorkshire man who told the British prime minister to leave his town is hailed as a hero, leading to a top Twitter trend.
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