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Art in Berlin: Camille Henrot at Schinkel Pavillon

When I heard that Camille Henrot, the young French artist known for winning the Silver Lion at last year’s Biennale, was planning to present Japanese Ikebana at Schinkel Pavillon I was instantly intrigued how she’ll translate this traditional and heavily symbolic yet strikingly minimal art of arranging flowers into a contemporary art installation in the center of Europe. While I certainly wasn’t be able to figure out each and every symbol and its meaning, the exhibition presented in the distinctive octagon pavilion just off Unter den Linden is remarkable nonetheless.

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Escape: Tornowsee

We parked our car just next to the restaurant and headed for a walk – we didn’t finish the whole tour surrounding the lake (appr. 8km ), since the dog was just too excited to go swimming and we stopped multiple times to enjoy the view on the lake. But nevertheless the forests were very enjoyable, offering innumerous detours and idyllic clearings to take a break. (And soon, go swimming ourselves!)

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Vietnamese in Berlin: Saigon Green

Just as I thought I did my fair share of Kantstraßen-exploring and covered all things worthwhile, I discover something so exciting, I couldn’t stop talking about it for days. I think I found the best Vietnamese food in Berlin, I repeated to my friends over and over again. But it’s true, I had the best Vietnamese lunch in Berlin ever.
And yes, I’ve been to Dong Xuan Center and ate at numerous restaurants there. But none of them was as fresh and flavorful as the Súp Rau I had at Saigon Green.

This weather, I mean.. my gosh.

Links in Berlin: Easter happiness

Finding good links is like finding hidden eggs on Easter sunday, sometimes it takes you a long time, but in the end you get the Easter egg made of the best chocolate with the sweetest fillings.
This week, thanks to Easter, the Links in Berlin come early: a decorated basket full of lovely interviews, photo essays and some tips for delicious food…

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Guide: A Spring Weekend in Berlin

Berlin is gorgeous these days, luscious green trees meet blush pink blossoms everywhere, people are radiating pure happiness thanks to superblue skies and abundance of sunshine, only interrupted by showers of rain to spruce up the thriving nature even more. It’s the best of times to visit our lovely city and I’ve got some tips to share for a sweet weekend in Berlin!