Are you tired of scrolling mindlessly through social media to pass the time? Have you already watched everything on Netflix? As the weather gets colder and quarantine measures are keeping us at home, we at Club GLOBALS want to prepare you for the second wave by giving you some ideas for online entertainment.
We know that you have spent hours at home the last few months, why not do something different, something fun. The internet has exploded with virtual entertainment to keep us occupied during the Corona crisis. From virtual tours, to classical concerts, to endlessly changing your zoom background for your colleagues’ entertainment, the internet is working tirelessly to keep us entertained in these strange times. We’ve rounded up some of the best entertainment you can find.
- Stream something new
First off, if you are tired of Netflix, you should try the German/Austrian streaming site Sky.de. For 12,50 euros per month (or 15,00 euros without an annual subscription) you can have access to some of HBO’s best series including Game of Thrones and Westworld. They have also recently partnered with Netflix to offer access to Netflix content for 20,00 euros a month.
2. Stroll around the city
If you are missing the city of Berlin and the ability to stand right on top of history, youvisit.com has created a virtual experience of the city. Check out the most famous monuments like the Brandenburg Gate, the Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, the Victory Column and more – right from the comfort of your own bed. Virtual reality gives us the ability to experience and share the sites of Berlin with everyone! Bonus: There are no tourists standing in your way!
3. Learn something about your city
Speaking of virtual Berlin experiences, this next one is for those history buffs out there. Visitberlin.de is supporting the initiative “Digital Experience of 75 years end of war” marking the anniversary of the end of WWII. In this augmented reality experience you will be able to explore Berlin in May 1945 and hear testimonies and information provided by the accompanying podcast. All this is available for free in 2020 marking 75 years since the end of the war.
4. Visit Museums
The Staatliche Museen zu Berlin have also offered virtual experiences for many of its collections. All you need to do is download the Google Arts and Culture app and you can go to the Altes Museum, the Bode Museum, the Neues Museum and our favourite, the Pergamonmuseum. If you are tired of peering around others to see the iconic bust of Nefertiti, this experience is for you!
5. Get Classical
The Berliner Philharmoniker is also offering free online concerts for you to watch at home. Why not get dressed up with your partner/your roommates/your parents and have a night in listening to Beethoven’s symphony no. 7. It may even spark you to buy tickets to help support these cultural events when they open up again in the future!
6. Have some fun
If you have kids at home you might want to visit the lego website. They offer a range of child-friendly videos and games to keep them occupied while you try to hold a zoom meeting in your kitchen. And if you don’t have children, instead of rewatching Gilmore Girls for the third time, it’s a great way to blow off some steam and have some fun!
7. DAZN – live and on demand sport streaming
If you love watching sports, subscribe to DAZN for only 9,99 euros a month. You will have access to watch all MotoGP, Premier League, Turkish Airlines EuroLeague and some matches of Copa del Rey exclusively live on the DAZN platform. The only thing you will be missing are the crowds and the overpriced beer.
8. Virtual DJs
The Coronavirus pandemic has especially hit the clubbing scene. Expected to remain closed for the next little while, clubs have been trying to reinvent themselves as art spaces and beer gardens. But if you are missing that feeling of hearing some great tracks and dancing the night away, the Berlin club commission has also started the donation-based United We Stream initiative which helps promote local talent while giving you the opportunity to dance around in your room in your underwear.
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