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The hidden treasures of Berlin’s Courthouses

Berlin is full of amazing architecture and sights, some well-known and some, as the tour guides would have you believe, “off the beaten path”. Most of the latter are anything but, although as long as people buy it, that’s ok. But the city has another treasure hidden in plain sight: Berlin’s Courthouses. Amtsgericht Wedding. Photo by

Berlin’s tourist traps and how to avoid them

Cool, amazing, cheap, creative, diverse, unforgettable… All these adjectives can certainly be used to qualify how vibrant and exciting a visit or a long stay in Berlin can be. The German capital has countless attractions, sights and landmarks to keep you busy any time of the year. However, like in every big city, some places can be real

Berlin Street Guides – Ryckestraße in Prenzlauer Berg

We love Berlin’s unique neighbourhoods – there are so many interesting streets to explore across the city. One of our favourites is Rykestraße, a wide, tree-lined street in Berlin’s Prenzlauer district. Not only is this street FULL of things to keep you busy should you find yourself hungry or wanting to do a bit of shopping, it also has

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

Südblock – the Berliner queer bar for all

Südblock is undoubtedly one of the most important queer spaces in Berlin. Right at Kottbusser Tor (Kotti for the locals), this café, bar and party venue is a real Kreuzberg experience, with all the diversity that makes this Berliner neighborhood so unique and exciting. Quizz night at Südblock. Photo from Südblock’s Facebook Feed. We dare

Best co-working spaces in Berlin

You may have heard that Berlin is one of THE best startup hubs in the world. In fact, a new startup is founded every 20 minutes here, incredible. The city is also home to many freelancers and creatives, attracting artists and writers from all over the world. In a city where everything is possible, a place where these bright minds can create, grow
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