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Café Lyrik – that special musical Berlin bar

There’s no shortage of nice bars to go to in Berlin, and definitely no lack of live music events. Yet Café Lyrik is a unique combination of both, showcasing the best of jazz, blues and much more in a cosy, laid-back setting. Located on a quiet street in the buzzing Prenzlauer Berg neighbourhood, this gem of a bar is a rare find. You might not

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

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

Best under-the-radar live music bars in Berlin

Berlin is a city of dance clubs. When searching for a quality musical experience, most in-the-know types will recommend one of the city’s premiere techno or electro venues for a banging night out. However, that’s not to say that you can’t find amazing Berliner live music venues that cater to everything from free jazz to hardcore punk to

Berlin Neighborhood Guide – Graefestrasse

Graefestrasse is definitely one of the coolest streets in Kreuzberg. In a south-westerly direction, from the Planufer, on Landwehrkanal, to one of the entrances of the Hasenheide park, the almost 1 Km length road is the address of a plethora of small shops, bars, cafés and restaurants. It also gives its name to the neighborhood Graefekiez,

La Lucha – Modern Mexican Restaurant on “The Canal”

The Mexican food scene in Berlin has, for the longest time, been a hit and miss game. And we’ve had fun, delicious as well as disastrous meals in many Mexican restaurants around town. Consistency is still one of the biggest problems. One day they are great. The next…not so much. I truly hope that the new “kid on the block”
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