Daniel Pflumm’s “Untitled” (2006-2009) — Haus am Waldsee. The empty Esso sign hints to a culture space. Here took place exhibits of Picasso (1949) and Frida Kahlo (1982), for instance. Its past is better than it present, but the café and garden next to a little private lake are a must.
Winfried Freudberg — Zehlendorf. This is what you get if you tried to cross over the Berlin Wall. This guy lived in Prenzlauer Berg and was so desperate about the socioeconomic situation in East Berlin that he built a hot air balloon to escape the regime together with his wife. As they were filling it with gas in the middle of the night, somebody saw them and called the police. She stayed and he flew. But carrying just one person, it was way too light: he went up to 2000 meters high and traveled for 5 hours, instead of the 30 minutes he had calculated. It was still winter and it was freezing. He lost control and fall down close to here in somebody’s garden. Ironically, the Wall was teared few months later. He was the last person who died trying to escape East Berlin. Ironically again, Prenzlauer Berg has become one of the most expensive districts in the city.