Berlín

Berlín: toda una metrópoli por descubrir.

¿Qué tiene Berlín que no tengan el resto de ciudades del mundo? En primer lugar, los propios berlineses, que con su tosco pero entrañable encanto infunden a la ciudad esta atmósfera tan auténticamente berlinesa. Y, cómo no, un prácticamente increíble sinfín de lugares de interés en los que se refleja el dinamismo y el espíritu de la época, así como los grandes acontecimientos históricos y dramáticos del siglo XX.

Al mencionar Berlín, en lo que se piensa primero es en la Puerta de Brandeburgo, la obra arquitectónica más famosa de la capital. Aunque durante décadas se ha considerado símbolo de la división de Alemania, también ha sido el elemento central de una metrópolis vertiginosa en cualquier época, rebosante de ideas y proyectos, llena de arte, cultura y creatividad. El lado oeste de la ciudad se caracteriza por la Kurfürstendamm, prototipo de avenida elegante de una ciudad, los grandes almacenes Kaufhaus des Westen, conocidos como KaDeWe, las tiendas de última moda y fantásticas galerías, además de los preciosos barrios burgueses y, naturalmente, la famosa vida nocturna berlinesa. Esto incluye obligatoriamente disfrutar de una noche en el Friedrichstadt-Palast, la mayor sala de variedades de Alemania en la que se ha representado, según se cuenta, el espectáculo más caro y más brillante de todos los tiempos: SHOW ME, glamour en estado puro y un verdadero sinfín de fuegos artificiales a base de luz, color, fantásticos trajes y grandes efectos. Sin lugar a dudas, en el barrio gubernamental el viajero percibe que se encuentra en una gran urbe. Este barrio se extiende desde la Puerta de Brandeburgo y el cercano Parlamento en dirección al este. Aquí también se hallan bien preservadas la paz y la libertad, a diferencia de en otras épocas en las que desde Berlín se perpetraron crímenes inconcebibles. El memorial a los judíos asesinados en Europa diseñado por el arquitecto neoyorquino Peter Eisenman, en las inmediaciones de la Puerta de Brandeburgo, recuerda este pasado, al igual que el memorial Topografía del Terror, ubicado en el antiguo cuartel general de la Policía Secreta del Estado.

Hacia el este parte la esplendorosa avenida de Berlín Unter den Linden en dirección a la plaza Alexanderplatz, que discurre por la Isla de los Museos, Patrimonio Cultural de la Humanidad, la Catedral de Berlín, la Neue Wache (Nueva Guardia) y el Zeughaus (Arsenal) de estilo barroco, actualmente sede del Museo Histórico Alemán. Si avanzamos un poco más llegamos a la Fernsehturm (Torre de la Televisión), la obra arquitectónica más alta de Alemania hasta nuestros días. Desde ella se puede disfrutar de unas espléndidas vistas sobre la ciudad e incluso más allá de Brandeburgo, lo cual supone uno de los principales atractivos turísticos en cualquier visita a Berlín. Muy cerca encontramos la Gendarmenmarkt (Plaza de los Gendarmes), conocida como la plaza más bella de Berlín. Flanqueada por la Catedral de Berlín, la Catedral Francesa y la Ópera, ofrece un conjunto de una especial grandeza y una talla excepcional. Contrariamente, el ambiente de los Hackesche Höffe, el complejo cerrado de patios más grande de Alemania declarado monumento nacional en 1977, también en el céntrico barrio de Berlin-Mitte, no resulta tan grandilocuente, sino que aquí la atmósfera es desenfadada, relajada y distendida. En su interior hallamos una verdadera reminiscencia del Berlín antiguo, una mezcla multicolor de galerías de arte, cines, teatros y espectáculos de variedades, tascas, restaurantes y bares, pequeños y agradables comercios, así como las tiendas más importantes de las grandes firmas. Este lugar también rezuma creatividad por doquier, una creatividad que en esta ciudad, casi veinticinco años después de la caída del Muro de Berlín, quizás sea más característica que en otras grandes ciudades. Taller-estudio de Alemania, ciudad escaparate de las nuevas tendencias artísticas, ciudad de la moda, del diseño y de la música; el dinamismo que vivió la ciudad al reunificarse fue algo único, y este espíritu sigue manteniéndose hasta la actualidad. Aquí, donde se abrieron cientos de nuevos talleres ubicados en los patios traseros de los edificios, el arte tomó literalmente las calles, las paredes de las casas y los barrios enteros. Y, por supuesto, los restos del Muro de Berlín, que con el nombre de East Side Gallery y situados entre el puente Oberbaumbrücke y la estación Ostbahnhof, se han convertido en algo así como una enciclopedia ilustrada del arte urbano. Hoy en día, en los barrios de Kreuzberg, Prenzlauer Berg, Neukölln y Wedding residen más de 20.000 artistas que les infunden un carácter y una atmósfera determinados, convirtiendo la ciudad en referente artístico tanto para autores alternativos como consagrados. Sumérjase plácidamente en este cosmos y despierte su imaginación dejándose seducir y entusiasmar por el ambiente. Y conozca a los berlineses, quizás el mejor motivo por el que visitar esta fantástica ciudad, además de todos los lugares de interés de esta maravillosa ciudad. Y para regresar una y otra vez.

 

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Shopping in the city

I am continuing my little Berlin report. We planned to go shopping and sightseeing at the weekend with Nóri. Unfortunately, shops in Germany are closed on Sundays so we had to do the shopping part on Saturday... We were walking in the streets in the city centre in the morning and we went into interesting design stores when we spotted them. I like talking to the locals because a lot of nice memories come back in connection with Germany. I was 11 years old when I first spent a longer period of time in summer at a German family. It is funny to think back that I could hardly understand anything from what they were trying to tell me, I was so embarrassed that I answered "Ja" to everything... :) We left the shopping centres to the afternoon where we could really enjoy our shopping mania. We found a Primark shop here, too, well known from London... :) If you ever enter this shop, you will surely leave with more than one shopping bag. :) The sales were still on which meant that we bought almost everything for 3 or 5 Euros. It was the earthly heaven itself, I could hardly stop myself from putting the whole store into my basket. By the end of the day, we got totally exhausted and couldn't wait to relax after these two long days... X x Festy

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Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Berlin - Studio Kaprol fashion show and backstage

I couldn't wait for the second fashion show on Friday because the marketing person of Studio Kaprol contacted me a few weeks ago to ask us to take some photos of their backstage and post them on our blogs. It was a great experience for me to get a glimpse again behind the scenes of an international fashion week. It had only happened to me once on my first fashion week in New York. Then, the series of pleasures continued as we got private VIP seats to the second row among journalists and celebrities from Berlin. I was extremely happy to be able to watch this special show from such proximity. It started with an art movie and then the models walked on the runway in an unusual way, wandering around and staying on the stage. There were more and more of them up there, then they got together and finally brought the designer forward. I found it a really good idea to present these loose street wear clothes in such a creative way. X x Festy

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Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Berlin

Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Berlin - Marina Hoermanseder fashion show

I thought that Friday is also worth mentioning and I should make a post about the fashion shows, too. We received standing tickets for Marina Hoermanseder's show so we could see the happenings from upstairs with Nóri. It was ideal to take photos from there because we could see the whole area. I love the feeling when the atmosphere of the fashion week catches me and I watch the creations of different designers with excitement. Marina Hoermanseder, Austrian designer, created an extravagant collection with the patterns of medical aids in the clothes. It was interesting to see a kind of knee machine on a fashion show that I had to wear after my sport accident... xo, Festy

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Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Berlin

So many things have happened during a day, it seems that we have been here in Berlin for a week already. We left Budapest in the morning with Nóri Oravecz and we landed in Germany at noon. Our accommodation is in the city centre so we can easily reach everything within 15 minutes. I was really excited because I had never been to Berlin Fashion Week before so I couldn't wait to sit on the shows and learn about German fashion. We were invited to two fashion shows yesterday. At first, we checked the creations of a talented Austrian designer, Marina Hoermanseder. Then, we had the opportunity to look at the backstage of Studio Kaprol, it was the first time I had received a VIP ticket on an international fashion event. We could watch the fashion show from the second row which is a fantastic feeling for a fashion blogger. :) We got an invitation to the closing party at night where we got to know German and Austrian journalists and designers. It was adventurous to get to the party... It took almost an hour to find one of the old factory sites of East-Berlin. The place had a special atmosphere with a ruined brick building, wall paintings and railways tracks. Finally, we found a huge building like a hangar where masked hostesses were welcoming the guests at the end of the red carpet. We entered a large room where the closing ceremony took place. We talked to a lot of fashion professionals, everybody was friendly and kind to us. One of the great advantages of Berlin is that the underground operates all night so you can get home very easily even after midnight. X x Festy

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West-Berlin

West-Berlin is the best!

During our last day at Berlin we had a little sightseeing around the city with a hopp on hopp of bus. It was great to see all the statues and monuments all over the city, and the squares and of course Potsdamers Platz again. After that tour we shortly started to recognize the places what we have been visited so far, and the distance between them. For us our tour was ended at West-Berlin, where we checked the place where we had party on Friday night, we made some photos in front of the graffiti walls, and finally found our best restaurant experience ever! Sunday Brunch for 1O euros, in a restaurant called Via Nova, with an extremely nice stuff and food of course! If you have time to go there, visit them, you're gonna love it! Berlin, we love you, and it was so good to spend 3 days there! :) See you soon again. Nora

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E4 Berlin

shopping at Berlin

After our exciting Friday on Saturday we had a little shopping tour around Berlin. We've started our tour in the street, where you can find Boconcept, and after we visited the high category brands as well, where we met with the personal shopper of Sarah Connor. The last station of our shopping tour was Primark, where we bought a bunch of new stuff for us, where we were very excited about the sale. You need to try Primark, than it's a good thing to visit Potsdamer Platz and drink a coffee in Carac Gourmet, you won't forget that view! If you still want to go and have a big walk, just visit the Sony center, where you can have dinner, and you can see on the screen all of the famous celebrities, who has been visited the city so far. Just check Berlin. It can't be a mistake.

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Oravecz Nóra

We've just got the invitation some weeks ago for BFW, we were so excited! I have really good memories from my latest visit, and I was hoping that someday I can come back. And now I brought with me my fashion blogger friend, Festy as well. Yesterday we saw 2 fashion shows, the last one was my favourite one! It was so energetic and cool, nobody could take his eyes off from them! :) During the night we had a great party, because we were invited to the closing party of the BFW. We got know one of the journalists of Bild.de magazine, he was very nice, we had a short chat with him. Today we were shopping for hours, tomorrow I am going to tell more about that - what we visited ,where we had the shopping tour, etc. :) Tomorrow we are going to have our Big Bus Tour, so I can come back with great photos about the city! Stay Tuned! Nora

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Weihnachtszauber Gendarmenmarkt

#GermanyXmas - Christmas Markets in Berlin

Enjoy a stroll over Berlin's cozy Christmas markets.

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