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Hohenschönhausen, the “Stasi Prison”

I had been living in Berlin for well over a month and had seen most of the tourist hot spots. When two friends were coming to visit from Bonn, I struggled to think of what we could do that I hadn’t seen already. As I was contemplating how to fill a rainy afternoon in Berlin, my friend suggested a tour of Hohenschönhausen Museum and Memorial. I

Things to do in Berlin this Fall

The transition from the shining Summer sun to the grey skies of Winter marks the end of the outdoor fun. But not in Berlin! Even though the temperature cools down quite a bit and the days get shorter, in Autumn, the warm colors of the changing season invite everybody to go outside and enjoy the melancholic yet beautiful atmosphere. Do not go on

Rainy days in Berlin – What to do?

As Berliners love to remind us that the weather in Berlin can be quite temperamental (even during summer). And I have to admit, they are not completely wrong. However, just because the weather might be crappy it does not mean you have to stay put. What to do in Berlin when it rains? I came up with a  shortlist of activities plus my personal

Artsy things to do in Berlin for first-timers

By now you are in love with Berlin, right? You explored some of the classic sights, enjoyed the city like a local. And guess what? I planned a day with some of my favorite art spaces in Berlin so you can spend your day in awe. You enjoy art, right? Otherwise please check some of my tips for other types of things to do in Berlin. Here! As I am not

Top things to do in Berlin for first-timers

I get this question a lot. “It is my first time in the city. What are the top things to do in Berlin?”. Followed by: “Where should I visit? and What and where should I eat?”. So I decided to break it down to you. And to be honest, I believe this short list of things to do can probably be used by some people that have been

Best Berlin Cold War Sights

Berlin is no doubt one of the best places on earth to explore the Cold War era historical facts. For obvious reasons. The divided city was, from 1947 to 1990 the symbol and, in many  ways, the center stage for this political and military tension period. If you are in Berlin and are intrigued by this important historical era, make sure to visit
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