If you’ve ever been a punk rocker or you still are, the one thing you cannot miss on a trip to Berlin is the Ramones Museum & Bar. If you are a Ramones fan then there really is no excuse! I didn’t know about the existence of this Museum until my friend Gareth, told me about it as something I shouldn’t be missing on my trip. So, I immediately included it in my list of things to see and do and made sure I stuck to it.
My next question and something that surprised me and other people was to why is there a Ramones Museum in Berlin, seeing that the four boys are actually from Queens in New York City? The answer is simple: Flo Hayler started collecting Ramones memorabilia in 1990… A few millions of euros later, the apartment was full of Ramones stuff and his girlfriend wasn’t too happy, so the collection had to be moved somewhere else. This was the best move, as now we can all enjoy it! You will see posters, ticket stubs, records, clothes, guitars and even an old entertainment centre that belonged to Joey Ramone back in the 90’s. The walls are covered in photos and although it’s a small place, you can take some time looking at everything.