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NORTHERN GERMANY RAMONES the in Berlin


Rock ‘n’ Roll in Germany


Story by Brian Anderson Photos by Alison Smith


Many cities take pride in their local musicians. In Liverpool, England,


tourists can retrace the steps of the Beatles, while Montgomery, Ala., holds the world’s biggest Hank Williams Sr. collection. But if music lovers want to check out the Ramones, a punk band from New York City, they are going to have to go to the Ramones museum in Berlin, Germany. Owner and Ramones


superfan Florian Hayler chose to open the museum in Berlin because it only seemed natural to start a museum for his favorite band in his home city. “T e museum itself is


not a planned thing, it was a spontaneous idea,” Hayler said. “When I took down all my Ramones stuff , I wanted to put it back up somewhere because I wanted to see it and open it to the public.” Occupying two small


Top left: Customers in line at the café in the Ramones museum. Above: Band memo- rabilia donated by the Ramones manager Dan Fields, including a pair of Joey Ramones’s jeans. Left: Outside the Ramones Cafe and museum.


storefronts that include a punk rock boutique and a small café, the Ramones museum is a one-stop destination for


an impressive collection of everything Ramones. Hayler said more than 70 percent of the items in the museum are from his personal collection of memorabilia that he began collecting in 1990 at his fi rst Ramones concert. “T e fi rst thing I had was


a ticket for the show,” Hayler said. “T en, I tried to grab a poster from the wall, and buy a T-shirt, and it all grows from there.” T at ever-growing collection includes photos of the


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