Tag Archives: Christopher Isherwood

Strandbad Wannsee

  “Otto was the coming of warmth and color to the drab cold city, bringing the linden trees into leaf, sweating the citizens out of their topcoats, making the bands play outdoors. Christopher rode on the bus with him to … Continue reading

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Cabaret comes home

If you’re considering a visit to Berlin in 2013, of course, the summer is the ideal time to come. The weather is great, the ‘beach bars’ are open, you can spend a day at Wannsee and, this year, Cabaret is back … Continue reading

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A Very Weimar Christmas Party

Let us imagine for a moment, you are living in Weimar-era Berlin and feel your star is on the wane. What better way to boost your social status than by throwing a glitzy Christmas party. But who to invite? You’ll … Continue reading

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The AVUS

” The car whirled along the black Avus, into the immense darkness of the winter countryside. Giant reflector signs glittered for a moment in the headlight beams, expired like burnt-out matches. Already Berlin was a reddish glow in the sky … Continue reading

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May 13th, 1933

Eighty years ago today, Christopher Isherwood said goodbye to Berlin after four years living, working and documenting life in the city. Three days earlier he had witnessed the Nazi Youth looting his former lodgings, The Institute for Sexual Science, and … Continue reading

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