Ebookers follows Christiaan Nagel on his City Break to Berlin
Christiaan Nagel, worldwide street artist, was commissioned by a Secret Art Agency [ebookers] to travel to Berlin on a city break and put up as many of his brightly coloured mushroom installations.
During his city break in Berlin ebookers was able to film his secret journey in a bid to inspire you to become an Art Tourist. .During Christiaan’s city break he travels to some of the best places in Berlin to survey the fabulous artwork on display on the streets.
Now you can follow the steps of Christiaan yourself! As we are giving one lucky person a city break to Berlin, with a two night stay at the fabulous nHow hotel.
How to enter?
- In order to enter all you need to do is watch Christiaan Nagel's Street Art Film above, and tell us which coloured mushroom is not featured in the film.
- Make sure you hit the Facebook like button underneath the video.
- Go to our Facebook page here> http://bit.ly/WINBerlinfb - fill out the form below and click continue. You must like our page and click 'Register Using Facebook'.
*Competition ends 5pm 26th July 2013. T&Cs apply
About the nHow Hotel:- Design, art and above all music define the nhow Berlin, which lies in the East Harbour on the River Spree. The interior design of the music and lifestyle hotel, with 304 rooms and suites, carries the signature of star designer Karim Rashid, while the architect is Sergej Tchoban. Unique for a European hotel is the nhow Music Sound Floor: above the rooftops of the capital music producers can find two world-class sound studios. Nhow represents a new generation of hotels; unconventional, positive, life-affirming, constantly in motion, locally based and at home in the world.
City breaks Berlin - Top 10 Places to visit in Berlin
Berlin is increasingly becoming a trendy tourist hot spot; by day you can soak up the art that adorns the walls around the city and tuck in to world class sausages and kebabs; and by night you can discover a hidden network of bars and clubs where intellects and artists are fused together for their love of music, art and the obscure.These make City Breaks More Exciting and Colorful in Berlin
The top 10 city break destinations you should visit when travelling to Berlin are:
1) East Side Gallery
The Berlin Wall The Berlin Wall East Side Gallery is a 1.3km-long section of the wall near the center of Berlin. Approximately 106 paintings by artists from all over the world cover this memorial for freedom and make it the largest open air gallery in the world and the best for City Breaks in Berlin
This once poor and downtrodden area, has risen from its ashes to become the epicenter for cool city-breaks; self-consciously semi-derelict hub of arts, ramshackle bars like the neon pink Barbie Deinhoff and clubs, including the world famous (and notoriously difficult to get in to) Watergate.
Grunewald (German for Greenwood) is a German forest located in the western side of Berlin on the east side of the Havel, mainly in the Grunewald locality. At 3,000 hectares (7,400 acres) it is the largest green area in the city of Berlin which makes it your favorite spot to visit for a City Break.
4) Mauer Park
Mauerpark is a public linear park in Berlin's Prenzlauer Berg district. The name translates to "Wall Park", referring to its status as a former part of the Berlin Wall and its Death Strip.
5) Haus am Checkpoint Charlie Museum
The museum exhibits an extensive collection of real-life stories, propaganda and memorabilia from the time of Berlin's occupation and division by the Allied Forces. Checkpoint Charlie itself was a former border crossing point between the American and Soviet occupational zones (1945 - 1990). Replicas of the US Army patrol hut and entry/exit sign can be found on the site.
6) Brandenburg Gate
The Brandenburg Gate is a former city gate, rebuilt in the late 18th century as a neoclassical triumphal arch, and now one of the most well-known landmarks of Germany and a central attraction for people away on a city break.
7) Kaufhaus des Westens
If shopping is your bag, look no further than Kaufhaus des Westens (KaDeWe) located in Schöneberg, it is the second-largest department store in Europe; trumped only by Harrods in London.
8) Schloss Charlottenburg
The Charlottenburg Palace is the largest palace in Berlin, Germany, and the only surviving royal residence in the city dating back to the time of the Hohenzollern family,Perfect destination for City Breaks or day trips.
With a name that requires no translation, this burger kiosk below the U-Bahn tracks is where Kreuzbergers go when in need of a meat fix. There are six types of hamburgers; vegetarians are welcomed with a tofuburger, but others should try the meistaburger, laden with mustard, onion, bacon and barbecue sauce, with a side of chilli-cheese fries. All snacks and sauces (including mango-curry) are freshly made with top-quality ingredients.
10) Berlin Zoo
A site Berliners are justly proud of, this large and very well-kept for City Breaks, Berlin Zoo is home to 13,700 animals and 1,400 species. The Berlin Zoo and its animals are part of local life and most Berliners will be aware of the news of a new arrival.
City breaks - Top 10 Places to see Mushrooms in London
- Comedy Club, Rivington Street
- Shoreditch Grind, Old Street Roundabout
- Dalston Overground Station, Dalston
- Shoreditch Overground Station, Shoreditch
- MBH Architects, Clerkenwell road
- Southwark Bridge, Southwark
- Depford High Street, Depford
- Basing House, Hackney
- Vyner Street, Regents Canal
- Broadway Market, Shoreditch