Berlin alternative art, clubs & colorful graffiti! Tacheles Kunsthaus Oranienburger, DJ SiSEN, German Goth parties.

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A final post about Germany, followed by the Go With Oh travel video! Berlin’s alternative / Goth scene comes alive at nightfall. Gsus, DJ Sisen and friends took us on a tour of their favorite underground bars and haunts.

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SiSen’s body parts. He’s currently DJ-ing and organizing several parties in Berlin (where he now lives), including Japaranoia.

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We stopped by Galerie 5th people project, an art space with events such as “Birthday with Japanese Drag Queens.”

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Rose ruffle skirt: Spider, Lolita brand in Hong Kong
Goth top: Putumayo from Closet Child
Flower hair clip-ins: provided by Angelica Brigade
Velvet goth jacket: gifted by Lip Service (here is a military jacket)
Blue shoes: John Fluevog (love their buckle boots)

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This exhibit was called “What You See Is What You Get.” How would you interpret the artwork?

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The gallery’s run by a sweet team from Japan that supports independent artists.

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Next, the important matter of food. We had difficulty locating the restaurant.

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Since it was our last night in Berlin, it made sense to eat traditional German food. Redfish and apple strudel and wine.

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Stuffed, we toured the Oranienburger neighborhood, home to bright graffiti and streetwalkers.

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SiSEN throws parties at Monsterkabinett.

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The decor inside is eerie.

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Outside, a towering elephant-nosed monster. When you insert a coin, he opens his mouth and flaps his metal wings.

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We ended up at Tacheles, legendary art center with every inch covered in graffiti. The space has a long cultural history, as you can gleam from Wikipedia.

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For years, Tascheles has been peril of being shut down. In early September, the remaining artists were forced to vacate, but my friend are making great efforts to keep the community alive.

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The walls are a perfect backdrop for photos.

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What do you think of Berlin’s underground culture? Would you want to visit? For more shopping and clubbing tips, check out my German Goth guide.

  • Jonathan

    ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥

  • Lilia

    super awesome girl! I like the flowers in the hair

  • iamsam

    Looks like fun

  • http://twitter.com/Dravarious Yukiro Dravarious

    Booty-tooché XP

    • http://www.lacarmina.com/blog lacarmina

      you know how to werk it! Smize!!

  • Suz

    I liked the look of the monster nightclub! And Tacheles looks fascinating!

  • nancy giri

    i wanna visit so bad

    • http://www.lacarmina.com/blog lacarmina

      you must! Berlin Rocks

  • http://thefashionatetraveller.com/ trashtastika

    Even when I was there the year before, they were demolishing Tacheles. I have videos of the bulldozing, as Dom was more interested in that than the art 0_o

    • http://www.lacarmina.com/blog lacarmina

      :( Seems like Tacheles’ artists are now being vacated… It’s too bad.

  • Belle

    Those pictures were great! Lovely job

  • Hyo

    Awesome

  • nate

    excellent one! berlin graffiti is rad.

  • Candy

    =D omg amazing!!! ♥

  • Tacheles Supporter

    Long live Tacheles