Culture and Lifestyle

The modern art of brewing

Really good coffee is much more than a bit of ground coffee with scalding water poured over it. Not only is the raw product celebrated in really great coffee bars, but also precision craftsmanship. Filter coffee is making a comeback, and a new playing field has been opened up by cold brew and cáscara.

From Architecture to Painting: 
A Portrait of Leipzig Painter Heiko Mattausch

Many roads lead to art and if there is one person for whom pursuing this path has paid off, it is Heiko Mattausch. Born in Döbeln, he initially worked as an architect for many years before finally deciding to do what he had always gravitated towards: painting. Now he is a full-time painter in Leipzig. A glance at his paintings shows that architecture wasn’t just a professional pit stop, but rather a formative guidepost.

DIY workshops in Berlin  

Our slogan this winter is ‘Do it yourself!’ No other season is better suited to being creative and trying something new. So what about creating your very own chocolate, beer, perfume or art masterpiece? We’ve collected a few of the most out of the ordinary workshops in Berlin, where not only will you learn real craftsmanship, but you’ll also create your very own personal souvenirs. All the workshops are available in German and English.

Virtual Reality – Exploring the world beyond

2016 certainly is the year of virtual reality. After the much-anticipated releases of the virtual reality glasses Oculus Rift and HTC Vive at the beginning of the year, public interest in the futuristic technology has continued to grow, and while such glasses are a luxury to own, there are other ways to catch a glimpse of their potential. In virtual reality cafés all over Europe, people can come together to try out these devices and dive into magical, unreachable places.

From graffiti writer to international artist

Stuttgart via Miami to the world. The art of Marc C. Woehr has already been around the globe a few times. ‘That was hard work’, emphasizes the 42-year-old artist, looking back proudly on over 25 years of creativity. On The Move offers a portrait of a former graffiti writer who has made the successful leap onto the international gallery scene.