Edit: Mark Nickels | Words: Jan
Part 2 of our new feature On The Spot; more on the Berlin’s famous Warschauer benches.
On The Spot will set out to highlight Europe’s most significant skate spots. We’ll show you the history and faces, the vibe, landmark tricks that went down and some new footy.
Warschauer Benches aka Bänke Berlin are two rows originally wooden benches facing each other; located on a 500 square meters patch between lanes on a busy Berlin-Friedrichshain street, on semi rough granite floot. Pimped with metal edgings they now invite for endless ledge lines East Berlin-style. On The Spot Warschauer benches part 2 brings you three of the best lines ever filmed here and some of the every day madness that goes on at this place… #bänkelife!!
Through the years some of the world’s best skaters have carved their mark into the benches history; the spot serves as regular stop for touring skate teams, and many new-Berliners and visiting pros have made it their local spot or meet-up of choice. Not only has Place Mag devoted a shirt and a good share of their issue 41 to the beloved spot, they also hold their annual Battle at the Bänke comp here for their Go Skateboarding Day event. I think it’s safe to say the Warschauer Benches are a big chunk of Berlin skate culture. So said that, enjoy the edit and come by for an all German crooked grind…
In case you missed On the Spot Warschauer Benches part 1 find it here.