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Ellington Hotel – the duke amongst Berlin hotels

The building itself, architect’s Erich Mendelsohn’s creation, came into existence between 1928 and 1931. Over the years it hosted The Berlin Ballroom, legendary clubs – Badewanne and Dschungel- , and finally, since 2007, the unique Hotel Ellington.

The name of the property is no coincidence. Legendary Duke Ellington used to perform here, amongst other stars like Louis Armstrong or Ella Fitzgerald, before the building was transformed into a gorgeous hotel. Continue reading Ellington Hotel – the duke amongst Berlin hotels

East Side Gallery in Berlin

Who doesn’t love Berlin? The incredible multi-culti city with so much to offer. Each time I vist the German capital I barely have time to do sighseing. Therefore it took me 5 trips to finally see a cool site I always wanted to visit – the East Side Gallery in Berlin. It’s about 1,5 km of the Berlin Wall covered with various artworks. Some of it funny, some of it sad and most of it making you think – about the past, about mistakes that should never be repeated and about the future, which looks quite bright and colourful actually. Continue reading East Side Gallery in Berlin