Mardi Gras, Fat Tuesday, Fastnacht, whatever you call it, the countdown has begun for the great day of sin on March 8. But much celebrating is to be done between now and then. In Germany, these performers prepare for Women's Carnival Day, which kicks off carnival next Thursday. Doing whatever they please, women rule the day and drink late into the night. Men can join, if they settle the checks!
What a Winter wonderland! This elephant enjoys a game of catch . . . with himself. He enjoyed making snowballs to toss at his head, in his mouth, and all over the place. Looks like he's having a blast all alone, no need for an elephant pal here at the Berlin Zoo.
A military plane is reflected in the heart-shaped sunglasses of a spectator at the Berlin Air Show today. Nearly 50 countries are presenting planes, helicopters, rotors, motors, and other technology. You know what? I don't understand air shows.
Giant Easter eggs, painted in the numerical progression of colors in the color spectrum, line the walkway of a shopping center in Berlin, Germany.
While we love her when she's sexy, Diane Kruger does sophisticated like no other. She can be wearing the most covered-up gown, not showing an inch of skin, yet she still manages to exude major feminine power. At the Goldene Kamera Awards in Berlin, Diane opted for a romantic lace gown that sweeps the floor with subtle drama. She then topped it all off with a luxurious fur coat and finished her look with boho braids and gold accessories. Click through for a closer look at Diane's latest red carpet affair.
Before, men and women didn't need porn to get excited or toys to orgasm. What did they need? Imagination, says former relationship columnist Jutta Resch-Treuwerth, and they had it. Poll after poll shows there was lots of "imagination" behind the iron curtain. On average, East Germans lost their virginity earlier, had twice as much sex, and had more orgasms than their Western counterparts.
So what made sex so "gut"? Find out after the jump
Berlin's Festival of Lights, which runs October 14-25, features the illumination of about 50 landmarks across the city. Lighting artists set their sights and lights on Berlin's Cathedral Church, Schloss Charlottenburg Palace and trees along Unter Den Linden Avenue, just to name a few lucky spots.
More than one million people gathered in Berlin last weekend to view giant puppets at the city's historical sites. The moving exhibit, put on by artists and technicians from the French troupe Royal de Luxe, celebrated the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall.
The "big giant" was from West Berlin, while the "little giant" was imagined to be his niece from East Berlin. The street show ended on Sunday, when the puppets symbolically returned tens of thousands of letters intercepted decades ago by East Germany's secret police. The show cost more than $2 million, but it seems like the creative commemoration of a painful recent history was well worth the price.