Berlin is amazing!

  • GWriter

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    Oct 16, 2012 6:12 PM GMT
    So much to see; and I didn't even go to the clubs--which are notoriously, um, wild.
    There is a gay museum, which is actually kind of disappointing. Instead, go to the "old" gay neighborhood, Nollendorfplatz (sort of the DuPont or Greenwich Village of Berlin). It's where Marlene Dietrich lived and where David Bowie shacked up with Iggy Pop. There's a memorial plaque for the gay victims of the Holocaust.
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    Oct 16, 2012 9:04 PM GMT
    I lived at Hegelwinkle Strasse for a couple of years. That's where I learned to ride my first bicycle. icon_wink.gif
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    Oct 16, 2012 9:25 PM GMT

    AH I am envious -- I hope to visit one day!!!
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    Oct 16, 2012 10:28 PM GMT
    Motzstrasse 30 is where Rudolf Steiner was born and is still an elegant Art Nouveau house. From there you can easily visit Haberlandstrasse 5, birthplace of Albert Einstein, though the original building is no longer there.

    Hauptstrasse 155 is the rather non-descript building where David Bowie and Iggy Pop lived in the 1970s. Rather more elegant street is Leberstrasse 65, where Marlene Dietrich was born, a street which has a very unusual Baroque church.

    If you can't get to Berlin, this unusual duet in rather ungrammatical German between Debbie Harry of Blondie and Leatherface from the Texas Chainsaw Massacre might get you into a Weimar Republic frame of mind....



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    Oct 17, 2012 8:25 AM GMT
    what's the gay scene like in Berlin?
  • tommyboi

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    Oct 17, 2012 9:45 AM GMT
    I am heading there this weekend for the festival of lights. Really looking forward to it.
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    Oct 17, 2012 9:54 AM GMT
    I had an amazing week visiting Berlin in 2010. BUTT Mag's Fag Map led me to some great stuff: http://www.buttmagazine.com/groups/berlin/

    Enjoy!
  • GWriter

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    Oct 18, 2012 12:29 AM GMT
    SpikeyAidan saidwhat's the gay scene like in Berlin?


    Are you kidding? As wild and diverse as any city in the world!
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    Oct 18, 2012 1:44 AM GMT
    I havent been there in decades...since the Wall came down. The city didnt impress me that much. But then "wild gay scenes" arent of much interest to me. I did like visiting Sans Souci. I'd like to see it again now that it isnt part of the DDR. I wonder if they have cleaned the statues in the garden. If you visit Sans Souci, snap a pic or two of the statues so I can see if they have cleaned the algae and moss off their shoulders and heads.
  • tnlifter

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    Oct 18, 2012 2:25 AM GMT
    I LOVE BERLIN! Go to the Kaiser Wilhelm Gedachtnisse Kirche. It's a museum now (what's left of it) and well worth your time. Museum Inseln in the Spree River is AWESOME too! Especially the Pergamum Museum and the Gate of Ishtar (all that's left of the Hanging Garden of Babylon). Also, go to the Charlottenburg Palace and across the street is the Egyptus Museum, where the original bust of Nefertiti is at!

    The old East Berlin is a good place to get an idea of what Berlin looked like before the war, and you can see the battle damage done to the city by the Russians during the war.
  • seafrontbloke

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    Oct 23, 2012 5:04 PM GMT
    not forgetting Nollendorfstr. 17 where Christopher Isherwood lived in the early 30s.

    http://www.cabaret-berlin.com/?p=179
  • wellwell

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    Oct 23, 2012 5:07 PM GMT
    I stayed @ "Tom's of Berlin" and bought some sculpture in town.