"Close to ourhostel, there..." Berlin Nightlife Tip by Cramer_3

Berlin Nightlife: 289 reviews and 289 photos

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<b><font face='Comic Sans MS'><font color='#CC0000'>Close to our
hostel, there was this building that was still bombed out from the War,
but currently was serving as a cultural center, complete with art galleries
and bars.  The 'cultural' part must have referred to German culture,
because the places there totally reinforced whatever German stereotypes
I already had.  The first place we went in was an art workshop for
this artist who was actually there working on his art.  His pieces
consisted mainly of steel sculptures that he welded into weird demonic
evil looking scenes.  They definitely elicited a reaction from the
viewer.  In the background, there was some sort of death opera playing
and the walls were covered in graffiti.   If that isn't enough,
he's in the background wearing huge goggles grinding his latest gothic
masterpiece as sparks shot everywhere.  What a scene.  From there
we walked a few doors down to this bar that looked as if they used that
artist work for their decorations.  Cold hard steel everywhere. 
The bar itself was made entirely of welded designs that were supposed to
represent stuff.  Candles and some funky lighting really capped off
the place.  As we were ordering drinks, we noticed this weird animal
looking sculpture reaching out over our heads that was made with bits and
pieces of old electronics and hardware.  I thought it kinda looked
like a big giraffe-head looking out over the place.  At about that
point, this giraffe blows a three-foot flame out of his mouth.  Ok,
so maybe it was a dragon.  Nonetheless, I had never been to place
like that.  Maybe stereotyping is bad, but that whole building was
pure German.</font></font></b>
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  • Written Aug 25, 2002
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