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Relive the Golden 20s – The Berlin of Isherwood

Berlin in the 1920’s was a moveable feast. Known as the Golden Twenties, this decade began with the end of the First World War and ended with the Wall Street Crash of 1929, during the Weimar Republic. In Germany, this period was characterized by economical and political instability, but also by the expansion of liberal values in the society,

Liebermann Villa – art by the Wannsee Lake

Who never dreamed about living in a house by a beautiful lake? Not everybody can afford such a chimera, but the German painter Max Liebermann made this dream come true. Today his dream feeds the imagination of everyone that visits this stunning permanent art exhibition space. But before we talk about this hidden-treasure-by-the-lake, let’s

Best Bars in Berlin for great gin cocktails and more

The Berliner Cocktail Bar scene is strong. And it keeps getting stronger. Very often you will find some of the bars in Berlin mentioned among the top in the world. Consistently solid drinks, amazing spaces, cool vibes and fun crowds deliver interesting and diverse experiences. Every time. I, for one, love bar hopping with friends. And bar hopping,

Restaurants and bars around Potsdamer Platz

Everyone I know has a bit of a problem when it comes to finding good places to eat and drink around Berlin’s most iconic places. Partly because the assumption is: if it is a place where tourists go, the food and drink options must be generic and have no soul. Well, I am taking up the challenge and proposing that you can find great places for

Rosa Parks in Berlin Wedding – Soldiner Kiez

Soldiner Kiez, Wedding Even after months (or years) of exploring Berlin, it’s still possible to stumble onto hidden gems and unexpected surprises. Hop of at U-Osloer Str. and take a stroll through Soldiner Kiez to find peaceful cafés, cool community spaces, and a home away from home (literally). Rosa Parks House Tucked in a small corner of

Ideas for mid/long term accommodation in Berlin

Everybody knows by now that finding mid/long term accommodation in Berlin these days is somewhat of a hassle. The city has been growing fast and there is just no quick fix to the housing shortage. Whether you are coming to Berlin for studying, working or if you simply want to explore the city by living in it for a longer period of time, it makes
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