Coffee & Tea

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

A perfect day in Berlin Schöneberg

Ahhh Berlin Schöneberg. There’s probably no other city district in Berlin that holds so much (culinary) diversity that would make even important figures of the West proudly and not wrongly exclaim “I am a Berliner”. Photo from http://www.steuckardt.de/inhalte/1009866/cdu-schoeneberger-westen/index.html If you’ve been running after the

Paul Möhring – Next level soft serve ice cream

We have always been fans of soft serve ice cream.  “Soft serve” is a type of ice cream that is softer than regular ice creams as a result of air being introduced during freezing. It has been sold commercially since the late 1930s. This peculiar type of ice cream is also part of life in Berlin and many East German cities. A concept

A perfect day in Berlin Friedrichshain

When I first visited our beloved city, before even considering moving here, the first place I fell in love with was Friedrichshain. The busy streets around Boxhagener Platz, the historical Karl-Marx/Frankfurter Allee, the RAW Gelände… A typical touristic stroll, which now feels like not even scratching the surface of this interesting and always

A perfect day in Berlin Wedding

If people only have a few days to spend in Berlin, chances are they don’t make it to Wedding. But if you’ve lived in the city for any amount of time and haven’t explored that far north of the Ringbahn, you’re seriously missing out. Here’s a local’s take on spending a perfect day in Berlin Wedding. Coffee first. Cafe Pförtner is

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
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