like a local

Best Berlin Sunset Spots

Berlin is not really known for having the best weather. With only 1,800 sunshine hours per year (just to compare, Lisbon has 2,800 hours/year), cloudy is the default annual weather condition. That’s why we are delighted when the Sun honors us with its presence. When clouds are gone and the sun shines, everybody gets out to enjoy it. Even in the

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

Berlin biking and walking routes – Kreuzberg Part 1

The Landwehrkanal – or simply der Kanal, as the locals refer to it – is one of the favorite local hangouts in Kreuzberg. The 10 Km long water canal was built between 1845 and 1850 and flows through Alt-Treptow, Kreuzberg and Tiergarten, parallel to the Spree river, connecting the main Berliner river at Friedrichshain with its lower

“Non Obvious” things to do around Potsdamer Platz

I often catch myself here. Potsdamer Platz is definitely an iconic area in Berlin. Sooner or later you will come here as well. Yes, there are a couple of things that everybody comes here for. That said, there are a lot more things to do at Potsdamer Platz than meets the eye. Enough attractions, in fact, to come back regularly and often. Photo

Typical German food – Berlin’s true local dishes

So you are in Berlin and you obviously would like to try typical German food. Personally I think that eating a people’s food is one of the most fun ways to get acquainted with its culture. Typical German/Austrian food classics are great, but I think you should consider starting with the true local dishes. That said, it is sometimes hard to

Top things to do in Berlin for first-timers – Part II

So you are in Berlin for the first time and you had an amazing first day. You visited some of Berlin’s iconic sights and soaked in some of the History. Well, guess what, it will only get better with my selected tips on things to do in Berlin. I propose a second day away from the touristy areas. Maybe spend a day “like a local”
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