Homage To Blitzkrieg Bop
It may have made more sense to put the world’s only Ramones Museum and Bar in the punk rockers’ hometown of New York, but Berlin has proven more than worthy of the honor. Dee Dee Ramone’s own ties to the city – he spent a large chunk of his formative years in the old West – and the band’s many song references (
give weight to the location choice of museum founder Flo Hayler, who’s amassed some 500 pieces of memorabilia for music lovers to peruse – and use. Fans can sit in furniture owned by the band as they watch classic flicks like or hang out in the split-level living room while knocking back a beer. Not just for diehard fans, the museum offers a personal glimpse into an oft- overlooked – and maligned – era in rock history (that being punk rock). Pay the entry fee and you’re a lifetime museum member, or upgrade to one of the combo-ticket options, which include either a free beer or t-shirt with your admission. The adjoining ‘70s-motif bar is far mellower than would be expected from its punk-rock heritage: In lieu of slamdancing, visitors can kick back with a slice of cake and a cappuccino. And another beer. See website for upcoming concerts (not by the Ramones). Krausnickstr. 23. www.ramonesmuseum.com. T: 030 75528889.