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!
As every year, Christmas time and holiday gifting is rushing towards us, and although supermarkets have been terrorizing us with holiday sweets since the end of August, there’s always just too few days left to get our gift-shopping done. I stick to what we love and support, independent Berlin shops to solve your present-problem. I am so very sure, everyone of you will find the perfect gift in one of these lovely stores:
Torstraße is certainly one of the ugliest streets Mitte has to offer – noisy traffic on four lanes passes by a mix of typical yet not very bourgeois Altbau and loads of gruesome Plattenbau, but it’s at the same time one of the most interesting streets. Innovative and independent shops as well as charming and delicious restaurants are to be found East and West of Torstraße’s main square Rosenthaler Platz. So it was about time for a guide. This one is, of course, not able to cover every single shop and eatery, yet it’s a compilation of favorites. And in case you’re missing Filmgalerie 451 in this list, they’re moving to Invalidenstraße 148 on October 1st.
Shopping Berlin based designers in Berlin isn’t as easy as it should be – most of them make a living thanks to their sales in Asia, others just don’t make enough sales at all. This is why I made that guide – clothing needs to be bought to be worn. It’s over a year since I first published the first edition of “How to shop Berlin designers in Berlin” guide and naturally, quite a lot of things have changed. Some stores closed or changed their concept, others opened or have taken over new designers and so I updated the guide with all the new information that was available to me.
In case you’re missing something in this list, don’t hesitate and leave a comment below.
Go Shop Now:
I’m writing this while the sun is shining bright and merciless, frying your brain when you walk on the sunny side of the street, softening your heart when you lie in the park. Summer is without question the seasonal reason for hundreds, thousands to move to Berlin every year. Although, Berlin’s summer is always coming too late, staying too short, leaving too early. It’s desperately yearned for, thoroughly enjoyed and crushingly missed.
Anyway, right now it’s full on and to be revelled every day, every hour, every minute and here are some tips on how to do it right: