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The hidden treasures of Berlin’s Courthouses

Berlin is full of amazing architecture and sights, some well-known and some, as the tour guides would have you believe, “off the beaten path”. Most of the latter are anything but, although as long as people buy it, that’s ok. But the city has another treasure hidden in plain sight: Berlin’s Courthouses. Amtsgericht Wedding. Photo by

Berlin’s tourist traps and how to avoid them

Cool, amazing, cheap, creative, diverse, unforgettable… All these adjectives can certainly be used to qualify how vibrant and exciting a visit or a long stay in Berlin can be. The German capital has countless attractions, sights and landmarks to keep you busy any time of the year. However, like in every big city, some places can be real

Best chocolate and sweet shops in Berlin

Caramels, fondants, bubblegums, marshmallows, toffees, lollipops… You don’t need to wait for Halloween and say “Trick or treat?” to enjoy the (guilty) pleasure of a sweet self-indulgence. All year round, Berlin offers great sweet and chocolate shops to help you knock down every sugar craving. Our selection of best sweet and chocolate

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

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
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