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Neighborhood Guides – Berlin City West

City West is booming again. The surroundings of Tauentzienstrasse – and its extension Kurfürstendamm – are having a 3rd rebirth. The area started developing in the Wilhelmine era, when it was not yet part of Berlin, after the construction of the train station at the Zoological Garden, which helped Berlin expand its boundaries to the

Berlin Street Guides – Ryckestraße in Prenzlauer Berg

We love Berlin’s unique neighbourhoods – there are so many interesting streets to explore across the city. One of our favourites is Rykestraße, a wide, tree-lined street in Berlin’s Prenzlauer district. Not only is this street FULL of things to keep you busy should you find yourself hungry or wanting to do a bit of shopping, it also has

Berlin Friedrichshain – Boxhagener Platz Guide

Boxhagener Platz (aka Boxi) is a fairly large square that has become the heart of Friedrichshain, due to the many shops, restaurants, and cafés around it. It also helps that it has a wonderful food market every Wednesday and Saturday, as well as a nice flea market every Sunday. Lots of people live in the area, so it can, at times,  feel very

Berlin neighborhood guide – Brunnenstrasse

Brunnenstrasse can be considered the b-side of Torstrasse and, together with this main boulevard, is one of the coolest areas in Mitte. The 2.3 Km long road begins at Rosenthaler Platz and ends at the S- and U-Bahn station Gesundbrunnen, from where the street got its name. We love it so much that we decided it was time for a comprehensive

Berlin Shopping Guide – Torstrasse a cool street in Mitte

Torstrasse is one of the main streets of the Mitte neighborhood and is one of the addresses with the coolest local shops in Berlin. Be forewarned: Torstrasse is not particularly pretty, nor glamourous, but it does have a few great surprises if you can look past the scruffy façades. If you are looking for mainstream shopping options, check out

10 Cool Berlin Souvenir ideas

Every time I have friends visiting from abroad or I am looking for cool gift ideas for friends, I always try to get them something either made in Berlin or at least designed here. But it is never easy to decide what to get. If you are just visiting or browing around your neighborhood looking for non mainstream Berlin souvenirs, you hit the
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