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Berlin Goth shops, clubs & bars: Germany Gothic video! Potsdam Rococo architecture, Sanssouci royal palace.

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Are you ready for a scandalous video about Germany’s Goth scene? Watch me and Yukiro explore Berlin’s darkest clubs and fashion, on Huffington Post Travel — CLICK!

We nightcrawl a fetish party, Last Cathedral horror bar, deathrock clothing stores (like XtraX below) and alternative art events (Berlin Biennale). Plus footage of a Japanese party with DJ SiSEN from Tokyo! Danke to apartment rental company Go With Oh for making this coverage possible.

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Here are some bonus photos from Yukiro, of the now-vacated Tacheles art center.

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It’s too bad that the artists can no longer reside and create here.

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Tacheles was a site of inspiration, and home to many alternative and Japanese gatherings.

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If you’re coming to Berlin, I hope you can attend one of Japaranoia’s “dark and strange” parties. They are a collective that includes DJ SiSEN and Gothika.

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Want more spooky Berlin travel tips? Check out my shopping, club and bar reports in my Germany category.

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Yukiro and I also took a trip to Potsdam (about 40 min from our Charlottenberg apartment). For anyone fond of Rococo and Baroque decadence, the architecture is an inspiration.

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Sans Souci, summer palace of Frederick the Great, took us back to 18th-century court life.

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There’s video footage from Potsdam, and other suggestions for Berlin art, in my Huff Post article.

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Wearing the winning tshirt design by Joanna and Angelica Brigade hair flowers.

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I’m grateful to be able to travel with friends, and bring underground reports to you.

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What’s your impression of Berlin Goth culture? Did you find my shopping and nightlife tips helpful?

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.

Berlin Fetish Weekend, horror bar Last Cathedral. Goth play club, Angel in Bondage. Germany Gotik parties & nightlife.

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Muahah! You wouldn’t want to cross path with La Carmina and Yukiro during Berlin Fetish Weekend… or would you?

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Cyber gothic skirt and jacket: gifted by Lip Service
Spiky boots: Tripp NYC, from Trash and Vaudeville

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The art in our Go With Oh rental apartment made a dramatic backdrop. It was the perfect home for us (here are more pics from inside the Berlin flat.)

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Hide your children. Yukiro has dominated the playground. Soon, I’ll post a Berlin video so you can see the zip-line fiasco for yourself!

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Wherever Yukiro goes, boys grovel at his feet.

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We met our local friends at Last Cathedral, a bar filled with horror.

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The monster decor extended to the skull beer dispensers.

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We ordered our usual. Abisnthe.

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I know you’re staring at the strategically placed stars.

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The only thing grave about Last Cathedral is the tombstone decor!

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Onwards to Angel-in-Bondage, one of the best-organized fetish parties I’ve ever attended.

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The play areas were unique — a hot tub, shower, massage room — and well-tended. Everyone felt safe and welcome here.

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In the upstairs couples-only area, Yukiro tries out a special chair.

Horror bars and fetish clubs… would you visit places like these? What do you think of our scandalous outfits?

PS: I’m currently in Hong Kong! Follow my updates on Twitter and Tumblr.

DNR Rock Princess music video! Dreams Not Reality new PV, filmed in Rome Italy by Solobuio. Fashion by Luisaviaroma Florence.


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It’s beyond my dreams… I’m in a music video!

Introducing Rock Princess, the new PV by Euro-Visual band DNR (Dreams Not Reality)… featuring red-haired La Carmina.

“Get on the stage and start the fire / so lovely temptress / you’re the one shining like a star!”

Come on and watch our music video above, or on DNR’s official channel.

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It was a pleasure to work with Italian director Carlo Roberti of Solobuio Visual Factory, and his professional team.

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Our designer clothes were generously loaned to us by Luisaviaroma of Florence. You’ll recall that Seby and I took part in their fashion blogger event twice.

Do you like the panda bear necklace? It’s from our Pray for Japan collection – click to order one.

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I became friends with DNR through Seby, who’s in the band.

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Sieg looks dashing in his suit from Luisa.

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These scenes were filmed in Rome, June 2011.

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Ash, Axia, Sieg, and Kira play along to the Rock Princess track.

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Goofing off during the food break.

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The neon makes everyone glow.

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“How does it look?”

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In January 2012, Seby and I filmed additional scenes.

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This time, I wore Angelica Brigade hair flowers and a dress I got in NYC a long time ago.

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This is my first major role in a music video. What a thirll to play a Rock Princess!

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Watch Rock Princess now — your rates and shares will help support DNR’s music. Can’t wait to hear what you think!

What were your favorite elements of the music video? Did you like the cute storyline between La Carmina and Seby?