At the cemetery, one would not suspect him. Because Matze Hielscher a living man, if you like to be understood, that he delights in sensual pleasures. He has made to his profession. But cemeteries are becoming more and more popular with Berliners, whom the free spaces will be lost in the city. You come here to relax, which appears to be set against the backdrop of death almost funny.
Hielscher's like the "II-Sophien-Friedhof" in the middle, and sometimes for Meetings. Most recently, he has here, between the tomb of Herrmann Friedrich Waesemann, the architect of the Red town hall, and the last grandson of Johann Sebastian Bach, Wilhelm Friedrich Ernst Bach – the writer Takis Würger taken. This was in the autumn, before the collective anger of the critics about Shrike spilled, but that's another story.
this is the first real day of spring felt in the beginning of April – Hielscher Jeans, sneakers, a quilted jacket wears well and has a large bottle of water for the way – strolling past, only a few visitors to the great mausoleums and small urn graves with colorful flowers. Hielscher a great mood is relaxed, talks, asks questions, smiles, and one is inclined to imagine as its a permanent condition. Because the 39-year-old native of South-experiencing of Brandenburg, and sold beautiful things. You could say it is very simplified.
he has deserves to be Learned to the lamp seller and money as the Bassist for the Indie-Pop Band Virginia jetzt!. In 2010 the group disbanded and Hielscher founded, together with Pierre Türkowsky, he knows somehow, and the cover model for the first Virginia Now!-Album, the Online-magazine "With pleasure". This has developed from the Blog for Party and cultural tips for leading digital city magazine, with branches in Munich, Cologne and Hamburg, and 25 employees in Berlin. A Story Of Success.
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Now, Hielscher brought a book out. Really analog, hands-on and browse, compiled primarily from his co-workers, Daliah Hoffmann and Wiebke Jann. It is called "Berlin. With pleasure,“ a book for the kitchen table, to the Berlin Experience, a mixture of treasure chest and First-aid kit for the city. Therefore, it is not constructed like an ordinary travel guide, but 22 lives were oriented. With a Restaurant-tips for a first Date, beautiful furnishings stores for the first own apartment, activities for the parents to visit.
Some of the favorite stores of the Teams are to be found in the book, to controls on a: Hielscher now the ice-cream parlour "Süßfein" in fountain street. "Of course, we have a very Prenzlauer Berger views of the city," he says on the way. In the summer, he and his staff of the Strasbourg street, have moved to Prenzlauer Berg in the Strelitzer Strasse to the center. "We look at that, we took a trip to Spandau."
In the franchising Hielscher opts for a bullet-banana-Brownie-caramel for 1.50 Euro. What betrays this election about him? He thinks for a moment. "The Ossi is still banana-bait!", he then says, and tells the story from the day after the fall of the wall, as he drove with his parents from Elsterwerda to Berlin, and from the welcome money of five Knight Rider bubble gum and a Bravo bought. "Now I wonder: What happened to the remaining 95 Mark?" Because he needed to talk to his mother.
at All, the money. Also as a topic in Berlin, where everything is always more expensive, and the fear that the city can not afford more, more and more people to reality. "I'm not so nostalgic," says Hielscher. Also, he just moved here, and now pays a lot more rent than in the past. He's loose: "Now we can afford it. And if that's not more at some point, we'll go somewhere else.“ For him, it sounds easy. With him the prices in California have been shocked. Since he has just spent two months of sabbatical with his wife and child, right the first Time out, since the founding of the "With pleasure".
If he does not depend in the Loft-like office in the middle of or new stores tried, lives Hielscher in the short term, where the neighbors for the Sunday opening of a Kiosk to go on the road. "Clear crowding-out shit," he says. "But for a Späti demonstrate? If you busy, it's all good“, so his judgement. The same is true for Aldi in the market hall Nine in Kreuzberg. "Since there is a Lidl 150 meters!" He find it strange that people would just be afraid of change.
"For a Späti to demonstrate?"
After the ice cream is still a Cup of coffee? Clearly, like. His favorite coffee shop in the area, and the "Hermann Eicke", the Team is called only "Hermann vagina" – why, does he also not-so-exactly – is located just a few meters on the wells road up. Hielscher know the Barista, the two Cappuccini, go for the regular guest on the house.
Felt he knows anyway half of Berlin, all the important people from all. In his Podcast "the Hotel Matze" were Lars Eidinger, Sarah Kuttner or Robert Habeck.
Hielscher has taken out there in front of the Café on a wooden bench in the sun, he crosses his legs, gives the look at his socks with a Yellow-Submarine-motif-free – Beatles-Fan. Hielscher looks at the fountain street to a corner bar from the past is still available, otherwise galleries, Restaurants, expensive furnishings stores can be found here. However, there are still nice corners, also here, in the through-gentrified Mitte. On the Arkonaplatz around the corner on Fridays always a market, there is Hielscher like to eat. And at the table with the residents he meets are always nice people. He falls easily, is easy to see. Hielscher is a human scavenger in the best sense of the word.More about
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As he takes the city today? "Berlin is going to grow up," he says. The challenge is to find the Balance between a safe step and lightness of foot. And to say: dance! The he also makes. At least once a year, he goes into the Berghain.