Very few prospects quicken the blood and excite the eye/mind as does a retrospective of the work of Gerhard Richter, one of the world’s most revered living artists. Just such a prospect awaits visitors to Berlin’s Neue Nationalgalerie this winter and spring, where some 140 of Richter’s paintings and five of his sculptures have been gathered as part of the phenomenal exhibition Panorama, on view until 13 May.Read more
Berlin Travel – Context Travel Blog
Looking for the latest news, updates, and opinions about Berlin travel? Check here for reviews, previews, and thoughts on making the most of Berlin, from our favorite bars to contemporary art galleries. Frequent travelers should also check back for insider city guides and tips for making the most of your Berlin travel, put together by local journalists, chefs, and artists, and historians, as well as Context staff. From suggestions on how to make the most of the city’s attractions to our favorite spots off the beaten path, we provide an intellectually curious take on Berlin travel.
The Context vision is to create an atmosphere—a context, if you will—for curious travelers to engage with local experts; to give them access to places and cultures that might otherwise remain out of sight to the casual visitor; to invite them off the tourist track and into the real life of the people, history, and culture that makes these cultural capitals amazing. In other words, to travel deeper. Deep travel helps build cultural bridges that foster tolerance and understanding. But it doesn’t just change travelers. It changes places, too. Deep Travel connects locals with smart, curious outsiders, making the world a little smaller and a little more connected.
On April 22 we are running our Divided City tour of Berlin for €1 per person in honor of Slow Travel Berlin’s annual gathering. We love this organization, which seeks to promote a slower, more sustainable—and, therefore, deeper—approach to visiting…Read more
Learn about our new Summer Camp program. How it works and how you could take advantage of it!Read more
The Berlin Film Festival opens its 62nd edition on Feb 9thRead more
At Context, our philosophy has always been about promoting and protecting the cultural heritage in each of the cities in which we operate. This heritage most familiarly comes in the form of monumental sites such as the Colosseum or iconic…Read more
The search for Context’s City of Literature 2011 continues with Julian Smith-Newman giving the case in favour of Berlin…Read more
Five Berlin exhibitions that almost make you wish for bad weather in order to force you inside. Almost….Read more
Berlin docent Julian Smith Newman takes us in the newly restored Neues Museum exploring the structure and collection of this incredible venue.Read more
We are reaching the 66th anniversary of the end of World War II, and I find it incredible how its marks are still so present in Berlin. For example, if you stop to pay attention to residential buildings, you can tell…Read more
We’re excited about our new tours in Berlin. Join us for a video review of how we’re approaching this city and its complicated history.Read more
Berlin is bracing and beautiful in winter! My last visit here was in the summer of 1993, and at that time the city, and particularly the central zones surrounding the old Berlin Wall, were a sea of construction cranes, stitching…Read more
One of the great things about Berlin is all the free events that take place all over town in the spirit of publicly-accessible culture. One of my favorites, at the moment, are the lunchtime concerts of the Berlin Philharmonic.Read more