Berlin, the Most Colourful City in the World

Let’s start with the good news: we’ve all survived Blue Monday. Here in Berlin, we even had blue sky. The bad news is that it’s still January, which also means that everything that statistically made last Monday the most depressing day of the year (cold, dark and hopeless) will still apply today, tomorrow and probably for the next two months. And yes, Berlin has a tendency to be a lot more than fifty shades of grey during winter. In order to cheer you – and mostly myself – up, I went looking for the most colourful places in town.
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A Moveable Feast

This week marks my first birthday in Berlin. Last year, we moved here just a few days after my 28th birthday – so I got to celebrate it in Holland with my friends and family over there. This year I won’t organize anything (or will I? I’m still not sure). Not because there’s no reason to celebrate, on the contrary really. But let’s face it: this past year in Berlin has been one big party, with on-going festivities. I’m celebrating every day I’m living in Berlin and sometimes it feels like the party just never stops. Time for some highlights + tips to experience this atmosphere for yourself.

Street Parties

There’s King’s Day in Holland, but it doesn’t feel the same. The street parties in Berlin are less organized (or so it seems) and, at least to me, more fun. May in Kreuzberg is the best example: on the 1st there was Labour Day, which means a big open-air party in Kreuzberg. There’s live music in every street and the beer and mojitos are perfectly affordable. Sounds good? Let’s do it all again two weeks later at the Karneval der Kulturen, when there’s even more live music, more great street food and more cocktails and beer.

May 1st in Kreuzberg. Image courtesy of Daphne Damiaans

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