Magazine B – Issue 43: Berlin
Magazine B is an ad-less monthly publication that introduces one well-balanced brand unearthed from around the globe in each issue. between its covers, Magazine B not only shares untold stories behind the brand but also its sentiment and culture that any readers interested in brand marketing and management can leaf through with ease.
This month, B looks into the city of Berlin as a brand. We suspect that many of our readers will be curious as to why a brand documentary magazine decided to feature a city and why that city happened to be Berlin. Well, from its very beginnings, B has aimed to help readers broaden their perspective on brands. As such, rather than pigeonholing what constitutes a ‘brand’ to just consumer products, we believe that physical spaces and people are just as deserving of the term. Our January/February issue on Berlin is a natural continuation of this belief.
Much like the fall of the Berlin Wall— the defining symbol of the thaw of the Cold War— Berlin is a city where borders are crossed and prejudices are torn down. Treading across and blurring perimeters of commerce and art, high culture and low culture, the traditional and the modern, the city heartily welcomes peoples and cultures of all kinds. Turkish street food alongside a fine dining restaurant run by a gangster-turned-Michelin star chef; an art gallery nestled in a WWII bunker and an airport transformed into a park— these are just a few examples of the spirit of diversity that prevail throughout the city of Berlin.
AREA 1 - MITTE
At the center of Berlin’s tourist attractions, each street has its own distinct characteristics
Multinational creators are building up a distinctive Berlin culture in their own unique ways
AREA 2 - PRENZLAUER BERG
An area where you can find places that are small and unique
AREA 3 - KREUZBERG
The diversity of Berlin’s cultural scene continues to evolve
AREA 4 - NEUKÖLLN
A carefree neighborhood that is driven by the spirit of artists
AREA 5 - TIERGARTEN
A contemporary commercial district has formed around parks and zoos
Items that inhabit the essence of Berlin
Stores for international brands that reflect the unique local culture and aesthetic
User’s guide for Berlin's public transit system
AREA 6 - CHARLOTTENBURG
A cultured borough that encapsulates the olden glory of Western Europe
AREA 7 - ELSEWHERE
Other areas that reveal the hidden facets of Berlin
Places where a traveler can enjoy both familiarity and convenience
Books that introduce Berlin from different perspectives