View over the "Denkmak für die ermordeten Juden Europas" Photo: Mr. Staalsø

View over the “Denkmal für die ermordeten Juden Europas”
Photo: Mr. Staalsø

I always try to find time to see something else when on longer business trips, I can be very inspiring. So here are three tips from the day of the  Dorethee Schumacher show with Ms. Hillingsø in Berlin. After the show we went for the most fantastic sushi at Dudu in Torstraße 134, from the outside it doesn’t look as must but the service is present and friendly and the make the most refreshing juices.

After strolling around the City shopping new Birkenstock for both and window shopping, Ms. Hillingsø really wanted to se Brandenburger Tor before 1989 the more the 200 year old landmark was a symbol of the divided Germany and after a symbol of unity, on the very warm day we had a ice-cream in the shade at the world famous Hotel Adlon that was rebuild in 1997 in style inspired by the original hotel that was destroy during the 2. World War, the hotel is place on the corner of Unter den Linden and the Pariser Platz and you have a great view of the Brandenburger Tor.

I also added a new German word to my vocabulary “Denkmal” reflexion, we really wanted to also visit the memorial for the Jews  killed under the war, so I call my friend Mr. Volmer how lives part-time in Berlin to ask this the easiest way to the memorial and that was through the lobby of the hotel.  The “Denkmal für die ermordeten Juden Europas” honors and remembers the  six million Jews that was killed in the Holocaust opened in 2005 designed by Mr. Peter Eisenman the field of 2700 concrete columns are quite breathtaking, first it looks like an gigantic staircase and the you walk in-between them and you are totally absorbed and you feel like you could disappear and know one would miss you, quite a interesting experience.

I had to make an other reflexion that day inspired by Mr. Volmer, most gay men that visited Berlin have a photo of the self in the “Denkmal für die ermordeten Juden Europas” but as pointed out my Mr. Volmer just across from the memorial in the Tiergarten is a other “Denkmal” the “Denkmal für die im Nationalsozialimus verfolgten Homosexuelen” design by Mr. Michael Elmgreen and Mr. Ingar Dragset  and opened in 2008 honoring and remembering the  male homosexual that was  in imprisoned according to Section 175 initiated by the National Socialists in 1935  making a kiss a enough to prosecute and not remove before 1969. If I was a selfie guy that would be my location. There is a film inside the “Denkmal” changed every second year the first was by Mr. Michael Elmgreen and Mr. Ingar Dragset and the current by Mr. Gerald Backhaus, Mr. Bernd Fischer and Mr. Ibrahim Gülnar.

Denkmal für die im Nationalsozialismus verfolgten Homosexuellen Photo: Wolf Rabe

Denkmal für die im Nationalsozialismus verfolgten Homosexuellen
Photo: Wolf Rabe