off the beaten path

Best places to view the fall foliage in Berlin

The climate in Berlin holds pleasures for all seasons. In the winter, the barren trees reveal the beautiful façades hidden during the verdant months. Then comes spring and, with it, the colors, the blossoms and the longer days, which grow shorter in the summer, when people can cool off in one of the many lakes in and around the city. Krumme Lanke

Biking and walking routes: explore the beauty of Dahlem

Dahlem has always been one of Berlin’s most exclusive districts. Berliners like to say that Dahlem’s population doubles during the day thanks to the flow of students to the main campus of the Frei Universität, the Free University of Berlin. A house in Dahlem Located in the somehow underrated southwestern section of Berlin, this former

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
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