Artists in solidarity
coronavirus fundraiser

We would like to raise awareness of a new coronavirus fundraising campaign launched by one of our partners, street artist Ale Senso. Ale lives in Berlin, but is originally from Bergamo, once the epicentre of the Covid-19 crisis, and still one of the worst hit areas. To help provide crucial funding for the overstretched hospitals […]

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Chantal’s House of Shame
Chantal's house of shame Berlin

“Ladies and Gentlemen, the Fabulous Chantal. It’s party time!” That iconic phrase, followed by Berlin nightlife queen Chantal’s voice laid over a sexy, slinky techno beat is the theme song for a very special party. Chantal’s House of Shame has now been running for more than 20 years – no small feat given how most […]

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Stand-up comedy Berlin
Berlin's stand up comedy scene

This is a guide to stand-up comedy in Berlin, but first some background… Where does stand-up come from? For decades stand-up comedy has been one of the most popular entertainments in the world. It has roots in such traditional 19th-century genres as music hall and variety show. Wikipedia says stand-up is the “freest form of […]

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Design Panoptikum Museum
Design panoptikum museum Berlin

Design Panoptikum is a museum like no other. This surreal collection of industrial objects aims to tantilise its visitors and invoke feelings of pure bemusement in anyone with the stomach to enter. Strikingly, this most unusual museum is nestled in the unlikely location of a quaint courtyard a stone’s throw away from St. Nicholas Church. […]

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Prinz Eisenherz Buchhandlung
Prinz Eisenherz Buchhandlung gay book store Berlin

Prinz Eisenherz Buchhandlung is Berlin’s definitive queer bookstore, presided over by friendly co-owners Franz Brandmeier and Roland Müller-Flashar. Located in Motzstraße in the heart of Schöneberg, Berlin’s traditional gay neighbourhood, Eisenherz has been in business for more than 40 years. On the store’s shelves one can find a thorough selection ranging from History titles to […]

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Spätis: Berlin’s 24hr Kiosks
Spatis in Schoneberg

On the way to meet friends? Grab a beer from the späti. Coming home from a night out? There’s a nightcap calling your name from the späti. Need to wind down after work? 24 hours a day, your beer (or something stronger) is available from the spätis. Want to meet new people in your community or have […]

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Markthalle Neun: Street Food Thursdays
Street food Thursday at Markthalle Neun Berlin

Markthalle Neun (Market Hall Nine) is the go-to place, year-round to sample small dishes of the best flavours from around the globe. Talk about having the world in the palm of your hand! Located in a market hall in Kreuzberg, the bustling spot is open Monday to Saturday with permanent shops and fresh produce markets. […]

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Schokoladen bar
Schokoladen bar Berlin

Mitte is so central that it would be difficult to imagine that a place like Schokoladen is located there. It is an underground venue that has a large diversity of events such as live performances consisting of various music genres, karaoke and queer nights. It opens every day at 7 pm and it gets crowded […]

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Tucker Brunch Bar – Drag Edition
Tucker brunch bar in Friedrichshain

Despite its fitting name, ‘Tucker Brunch Bar’ in Friedrichshain is actually not a permanent drag venue. On 7th December, however, the vibrant café invited its customers to ‘Get Tucked’ while enjoying performances from some tucking masters, as they hosted their second Drag Brunch, as a festive end-of-year celebration. The chilled vibe of ‘Tucker’, on most […]

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