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Earth Hour : Where in Berlin is really dark

There are in Berlin, not Dark, but not to say, at least, a gloomy main street in Reinickendorf, but it has a lot of. Her Name indicates that around constantly broken, or even the lack of street lighting, is reminiscent, rather, of the brickyard owners and Gloomy home, in the late 19th century. Century, one of the founders of the country-house colony Waidmannslust. As Central Berlin's venue for the 2007 annual Earth Hour, this is a side road parallel to the orange dam unsuitable.

It will be but again, the Brandenburg gate, where on Saturday from 20.30 hrs for an hour, turned the light out, and with ten driving wheels "power for a sustainable cinema experience" is generated, as it is called in the German section of the environmental organisation WWF, the world called back to the one hour Eco-action.

Now, one would think, Berlin've done with the Köpenicker Blackout in the matter of – admittedly not a voluntary blackout his duty for now, but for sure meant to be short, and so, too, the Red city hall, the city halls of Köpenick and Treptow, the tower of the town hall in Spandau, the radio tower, the Federal Ministry for the environment, and other buildings are now sinking an hour in darkness, and all of this "For a living planet". So this year's Motto, which is to draw public attention "on the importance of biodiversity and its threat of human-made climate change", as the WWF informs.

Indoor mini-Golf or "invisible"

So, merit of like this concern to be, with a view to climate change, the energy saving achieved is, of course, not even the proverbial drop on the hot stone. Sustainability can be in just one hour. It looks differently in the "invisible" in the former backfabrik, Saarbrücker Straße 36-38 in the middle, The entrance is still illuminated, you want to see finally what you ordered.

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will Then be led to a maximum of 80 guests in the pitch-black restaurant, room, placed, and by blind waiters. Anyone who needs to occasionally notify time out: Please!

it is Comparatively light, but still pretty dark in the Indoor mini-Golf courses "black light" in the basement of the Parkcafés in the Görlitzer Park in Kreuzberg, as well as in the shopping centre "Hallen am Borsigturm" in Berlin-Reinickendorf, 3-D effects are included. But without electricity that doesn't work, of course.

With the dim lighting you have to do in the Floating Pool of the liquid ROMs in the Kreuzberg Tempodrom, but that is desired because of the romantic mood while Floating in the warm salt water, Yes.

beautiful dark: Gülpe

But these are all interiors, the quantitatively limited light sources if not mentioned could easily be off, which is in the streets of a city like Berlin, it is more difficult to see Köpenick help – a construction crew with an excavator or drill rig. Really pitch-dark corners – it is here, anyway?

After all, the light dosage is very different, in the outside districts to be weaker than on the Kurfürstendamm or unter den Linden. Also, it is in the Grunewald darker than in the Tiergarten, Pariser Platz brighter than on the Tempelhofer field, if not precisely the Earth Hour is celebrated.

And there are particularly dark places the play in the collective consciousness of the city, not too big of a role, just always in the forefront, when night-time astronomical phenomena can be observed. This is only possible, if it is as dark as possible.

Such an opportunity, there were about last August, when in one night, a violent shooting star rain was to be expected. Sky-watchers recommended at that time to Gülpe Dodge, about 70 kilometres North-West of Berlin: The nature Park Westhavelland International Dark Sky Association 1. Star Park in Germany, appointed, quasi to the darkest corner of the Republic is, by the way, in the new Brandenburg magazine.

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Otherwise, light-shy Berliners about the devil's mountain is recommended in the Grunewald, the Hahneberg in Spandau or the Wuhletal Hiking trail with Kienberg, Ahrensfelder mountains and Biesdorfer height. And if that doesn't help anything, still remains of the: bed, blanket over the head!

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