The Millennium dome (nowadays called ‘The O2‘) is a giant dome made of synthetics and shaped by wire ropes on the Greenwich peninsula of London, England. It was opened on the 1st of January 2000 and contained an exhibition to celebrate the new millennium. Today it is a giant sports arena, concert hall and it contains a cinema and some restaurants. Because of its special shape and construction, the building itself also attracts visitors.Continue reading “Millennium dome”
The Goldgrube is an alternative music club at Kassel, Germany. It can be found in the north of the city in a street called Eisenschmiede (iron forge). The club was opened in 2014 as a stage for bands that not yet fill the big music halls. I must admit that I would have never gone inside if I hadn’t bought a ticket in advance. When standing in front you wouldn’t expect what to find underground.Continue reading “Goldgrube”
The Sporthalle Hamburg is a multifunctional indoor arena for different kinds of sports in the north of Hamburg, Germany. I guess it is very good for sport events – but we came there for a concert of George Ezra supported by Ten Tonnes. It will not become my favorite concert location as the sound and the air ventilation weren’t good.
The Bürgerweide is a large area next to the main railway station of Bremen, Germany. It was once what its name says: a meadow (‘Weide‘) where citizens (‘Bürger‘) could place two to four cows. It is today especially famous for the fun fair Bremer Freimarkt located here every year. Continue reading “Bürgerweide”
The Freilichtbühne Tannenkamp high above Hann. Münden, Germany is a wonderful place for cultural events. It is located in a beautiful forest and has a stage, a house for today’s necessary technical equipment, simple seats and two rings around made of stone where you can also sit. Continue reading “Freilichtbühne”
The Burgruine Sichelnstein can be found at the village Sichelnstein belonging to Staufenberg, Germany. It has been built before the year 933 CE and has the shape of a horseshoe. Today it is used only for cultural events and it is closed for visitors outside of events – you can only walk around. Continue reading “Burgruine Sichelnstein”
The Alter Schlachthof is a concert hall in Dresden, Germany. It was opened in 1871 as the central slaughterhouse of the city. In 1907 a new slaughterhouse was opened on the grounds now used for fairs and therefore the Alter Schlachthof was closed. The buildings were used as a storage area by different companies.
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The Amphitheater in Gelsenkirchen, Germany is a concert location directly at the Rhein-Herne-Kanal and within a nice park. It is also not too far away from Essen, Germany. The place is built in the shape of a classic amphitheatre but made of concrete. The stage is next to the water and the only place with a roof – you should therefore hope to have good weather conditions. We came here for an open air concert of a ska/punk band from Oberhausen and Mülheim an der Ruhr called “Sondaschule“. Continue reading “The Amphitheater”
The “Zentralmensa” is the biggest university canteen in Göttingen, Germany. It is operated by the Studentenwerk Göttingen and serves a lot of meals to students during daytime. And sometimes the foyer of the canteen is used as a place for concerts – not a very special atmosphere but sufficient space and a good infrastructure. Continue reading “Tame monsters”