Berlin is Western Europe’s most creative capitals, where young people with ambition and ideas come together to collaborate and live more freely and independently from financial constraints than in most other cosmopolitan cities.
Many parts of Berlin have been discovered by tourists, of course – like Mitte, with its Museum Island, the great Unter den Linden boulevard, the unmissable graffitied remnants of the Berlin Wall, and the Bauhaus Archiv.
Berlin is big on art, that’s for sure. But there’s also unbridled fun to be had at night at the iconic Berghain/Panorama Bar, a European Techno haven located in a former factory, on the border between Kreuzberg and Friedrichshain.
But we have a rather undiscovered artistic bit of Berlin to introduce you to: the Designpanoptikum. A surreal museum for industrial design, it’s a weirdly wonderful collection of retro industrial and medical objects opened by a Russian photographer, Vlad Korneev in 2010.
As a very inventive curater, sometimes he even composed wholly new objects by putting various pieces together.
Fittingly unconventional and at times frightening – prosthetic limbs, cross sections of anatomical parts and dentist’s chairs are par for the course.
So if you’re up for a fascinating sci-fi scientific adventure, visit this hidden treasure on Torstraβe 201.
Find more info on the Designpanopticon’s Facebook page: