Last week I took a whirlwind road trip all over Germany with my husband, our ultimate destination being a small town in the Pfalz to celebrate Easter with his family. On the way we visited Berlin where we attended the opening party of the new Etsy Lab in Germany.
The location, as one would expect, was in a funky, interesting part of Berlin (but then, what part of Berlin isn't funky and interesting) in Kreuzberg. The building was probably at some point in time a Fabrik of some sort, but it now seems to be almost completely taken over by Etsy.
There were large Etsy posters highlighting sellers, a room with a complete table full of little odds and ends surrounded by a bunch of people feverishly basteling away.
Benedikte and Matt where making the rounds generously giving away freebies like Etsy pins and this cute bright yellow Etsy and Cut bag.
Our own Etsy Germany Street Team member Leocardia's products were on display. For those who were at the Munich meet-up you'll remember both her Brezn postcard and her fantastic Aligator (oder Krokodil?) cases:
The crowd was lively and there was lots of music, free drinks and even grilled bratwurst on offer. I didn't know too many people there except for a friend from Berlin that I had invited. However I was lucky to recognize Rebeccah from Schaufenster from her EGST seller post picture on this very blog, and we had a nice chat (until it got too cold to stay in the Hof).
Hopefully there will be more meet-ups and official Etsy events in the near future!
You can find more pix here from Etsy's Flickr pool: http://www.flickr.com/photos/etsylabs/sets/72157623659766177/