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Neighborhood Guides – Berlin City West

City West is booming again. The surroundings of Tauentzienstrasse – and its extension Kurfürstendamm – are having a 3rd rebirth. The area started developing in the Wilhelmine era, when it was not yet part of Berlin, after the construction of the train station at the Zoological Garden, which helped Berlin expand its boundaries to the

Best lakes in and around Berlin – summer 2017

Berlin and its surrounding state of Brandenburg can be also called “the land of 3,000 lakes”. With more than 30,000 Kilometers of waterways, the area is the largest water landscape in Germany and, together with the northern state of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, forms the largest closed inland water system in Europe. It is definitely enough

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

Berlin From Above – 15 Best Spots

I have an obsession for observing Berlin life. Usually I observe it at street level, however, every once in a while I like to climb up some of the city’s landmarks and watch life, the skyline, the architecture and feel the Berlin breeze from above. I live a fantasy and feel like I am walking in the shoes of one of the characters from the

Hauptbahnhof – Berlin’s epic Central Station

An architecture marvel. That’s right. Hauptbahnhof Berlin’s Central Station is in itself an attraction worth visiting when exploring Berlin. Especially if you are an architecture and engineering afficionado. Whether you are passing through it on a train/subway or making it a destination attraction, take your time. It is worth your it.
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