Mon, Sep 05, 2005 - Page 16 News List

Saucy Berlin transforms itself into a 'music city'

With little or no industrial base the German capital exploits its cultural fame and its reputation as a place where titillation is valued


US artist Jonathon Borofski's arresting 30m-high mid- river sculpture Molecule Man also vies for tourist attention, while nearby is the "Spree River Bathing Ship."

Dozens of dance and entertainment facilities stud this side of the river -- many of them in close proximity to the riverside Arena, Berlin's biggest rock and pop concert hall with a capacity of 7,500 in south-east Treptow.

Little wonder, then, that the talk is of "Musikstadt Berlin" these days.

This story has been viewed 21754 times.

Comments will be moderated. Keep comments relevant to the article. Remarks containing abusive and obscene language, personal attacks of any kind or promotion will be removed and the user banned. Final decision will be at the discretion of the Taipei Times.

TOP top