Especially for the Berlin City Guide, Klaus & Ulli Famira show their favourite spots in town. Klaus shot from the hip with his first Lomo in 1993 whilst studying in New York. Since then he’s always got it with him. As the envoy of the Austrian Foreign Ministry, he lives together with Ulli, a business economist, in Charlottenburg.
1. Meet Nefertiti
Look deep into the blue eye of the Nefertiti in the newly-renovated Alten Museum – the most beautiful girl in Berlin.
Location: Bodestraße 4, 10178 Berlin-Mitte
2. The Gedächtniskirche
Get away from the hectic melee of Kurfürstendamm and submerge yourself in the deep blue lagoon of the mystical prayer room in the Gedächtniskirche – surrounded by 30,000 cobalt-blue glass windows from the 1950s.
Location: Breitscheidtplatz, 10789 Berlin-Charlottenburg
3. Railroad Yard of Berlin-Tempelhof
Why not take a walk under the blue skies over Berlin through the nature park of Schöneberger Südgelände. Wild nature amongst abandoned technology on the site of the former railroad yard of Berlin Tempelhof. Disused since 1952, an old water tower and a former engine hall, can be seen jutting out of the jungle. Graffiti artists live in trailers on the site. During the summer, you can find a cafe in the Brückenmeisterei..
Location: Naturpark Schöneberger Südgelände, 12157 Berlin-Schöneberg
4. The Big Blue
Take a wander around the blue-green lakes of Obersee and Orankesee in Alt-Hohenschönhausen. In this former restricted zone for East German fat cats, there’s a fancy Mies van der Rohe Villa from 1932 with a small gallery. Watch out for the dogs that watch over the suburban houses of the former Stasi and SED officials.
Location: Obersee und Orankesee, 13053 Berlin-Weißensee