Creativity is what matters at “People Design Berlin,” a label founded by two young designers that brings out the talents of homeless teenagers. Here they are treated with respect regardless of where they come from. Read this amazing story on DW.COM.
There are over 60 Christmas Markets in Berlin every year: traditional markets, design markets, organic food markets, nostalgic ones, modern ones, have your pick! Anyway, the cozy season with mulled wine and roasted almonds is about to begin. Here’s a list of the city’s most beautiful Weihnachtsmärkte and their opening times, by VisitBerlin.
While jogging in Berlin’s Tiergarten Park last year, I met Tom Hanks out of the blue. ☺️I stopped, wandering if my imagination had gone wild. But it was him indeed. I said “Hello”, he replied very politely and continued his stroll. He was in the city for Steven Spielberg’s masterpiece “Bridge of Spies”, which was of course filmed in Berlin. Metro.co.uk discovered all of the places that you can visit from the film just like Tom’s character did. See the story on Metro.co.uk.
A shelter for gay refugees will open in Berlin. The project has been launched by an organisation for gay rights in cooperation with the city council. The new home will host over 120 people. Read more on euronews.com.
At Cinema for Peace, a film charity event held in Berlin alongside an installation by Chinese artist Ai Weiwei dedicated to refugees, the stars were wearing emergency blankets. Read more on Theguardian.com.
George Clooney on his part in “Hail, Caesar!”: “I didn’t think I was going to be this stupid”.
The Berlin Film Festival has opened with the Cohen brothers’ “Hail, Caesar!”, a comedy about 1950’s Hollywood. Clooney’s co-stars Tilda Swinton, Josh Brolin and Channing Tatum were also on the red carpet.
Affordable living costs compared to other European cities, no tuition fees for EU students at the public universities, creativity and a vibrant nightlife: all these attributes make British youth choose Berlin for studying abroad. Read more on www.telegraph.co.uk.
An English blogger travelled from Sheffield to Essex via Berlin, because the direct route would have been more expensive. Read more of this hilarious story on bbc.com.