Café Dujardin

Photo: Café Dujardin

Yesterday, after the great exhibition and open atelier party in Uferhallen we went to closeby Café Dujardin. Right next to river Panke the nice in- and outdoor space is not only crowded as a café during daytime but also as bar until midnight. Owner Werner Geyer is an experienced restaurateur with a great taste for vintage furniture and established the place quickly into a success story which is always crowded with a changing public: It opens up as lunch place for the employees and lawyers working at the other riverside in Amtsgericht Wedding. You can for example enjoy fresh made soup of the day, delicious quiche or vegetarian lasagne with freshly squeezed lemonade. In the afternoon the neighbourhood and walkers along the riverside drop by for homemade cake and tea or coffee, later a very international crowd mixed with the creatives working in Uferhallen enjoys Berliner Bouletten, cheese plates or hard boiled eggs until midnight. And as owners of the notorious bar Muschi Obermaier at Rosenthaler Platz in Berlin-Mitte Werner and his team for sure know how to run a bar and pick out an excellent choice of spirits. Furthermore they offer an ambitious cultural program at Café Dujardin: From movie nights over jazz concerts to swing dance – you will for sure always have a special evening here. Then a Dujardin!

Café Dujardin, Uferstraße 12, D-13357 Berlin-Wedding, daily high noon–midnighté-Dujardin

Neu West Berlin

Photos: Neu West Berlin

Neu West Berlin – short NWB – is a creative collective, which gives working insights into international art, experiments, film, food, history, music, technology, theatre, science and hosts events, exhibitions and workshops on a non-profit basis. Founded in 1989, right after the fall of the Berlin Wall, the name refers to the then finished era of West Berlin as a socio-political and cultural experimental ground during the Cold War. Until today NBW is holding the biggest collection of artifacts of the former Cold War sectors border: The T- and L-shaped Berlin Wall pieces are symbols of a sustainable peaceful transformation process and confront spectators worldwide with historical reality and encourage cultural exchange. So far the NWB collective replaced original Berlin Wall artifacts in over 40 countries, including Iceland, Jamaica, South Africa, Singapore, USA and the Vatican.

This physical network of historical Berlin Wall pieces spreading from the german capital into the world, instigates a global and constantly growing cultural exchange. Ever since the NWB collective is working in a procedural dialogue with international partners to commemorate, mediate and alter the unique political and socio-cultural layout of Berlin. They also offer working spaces and promote community participation all over the world. After Köpeniker and Yorkstraße the creative collective now found a new space right next to the station Kurfürstenstraße in the middle of Berlins red light district. The opening party not only showed two works of our favourite artist and programmer of the upcoming Digital Diva Deluxe website Malte Kebbel right in the glass window front but also made us dance to our old friend Helmut aka DJ Hell. Thanks for inviting us over NWB and have a great start at the new location!

Neu West Berlin, Kurfürstenstraße 145, D-10785 Berlin