List/Grid Tag Archives: Germany

Bizarre Indoor Camping at the Basecamp Bonn Young Hostel

Basecamp Bonn Young Hostel was opened by hotelier  Michael Schloesser in a former warehouse in Bonn, Germany. The indoor campsite occupies 1600 square meters and consists of 15 vintage camping caravans, two night sleepers, and two Airstreams. Each RV was playfully renovated and has its own theme. Due to size and sleeping capacity prices varies from $32 to $101 per night, according to Yahoo. The hostel was opened just a month ago in August but already got some great reviews online. Looks like Bonn got itself a new touristic attraction!

The Vivid Colors of Munich U-Bahn

Munich, the capital of Bavaria and Germany’s third largest city with 1.3 million inhabitants got its U-Bahn subway system (Untergrundbahn meaning subway in German) only in 1972 in the occasion of hosting the Olympic games, yet the network has rapidly reached 100.3 km (62.3 mi) of active lines and is compromised of 100 stations at the present time. Learning from mistakes of other countries – Munich achieved spacious and efficient results in its metro system. While first stations were designed pretty plain the recent ones have quite interesting concepts, colorful outlooks and unexpected finishes, such as Dulferstrasse station, designed by Peter Lanz and Jurgen… Read more »

A Mobile Opera House – Pavilion 21 MINI

PAVILION 21 MINI Opera Space is an experimental performances hall built for the Bavarian State Opera in Munich, Germany. The Pavilion 21 Mini Opera Space creates a space with 300 seats (or 700 standing spectators). Austrian architecture firm COOP HIMMELB(L)AU have unveiled their revolutionary design of a mobile structure that can be taken a part, relocated, and re-mounted in any other location making the respective urban space distinctive through its shape. The aluminum structure is made up of sharp pyramid-like geometry to maximize the sound’s reflection area. Here’s a part of the designer’s statement: “Mass & weight are the decisive criteria for good acoustics. The conception… Read more »

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