One of the best things to do in Berlin in summer is to enjoy a great film en plain air. Luckily, we don’t only have a great variety of open air cinemas that screen original versions, but the locations are pretty amazing as well. Try the Freiluftkino Kreuzberg at Mariannenplatz for example, or enjoy a movie night in the park, surrounded by nature at Freiluftkino Hasenheide. The cutest and most urban of them all is the backyard cinema at the not-yet-gentrified Schwarzenberg Höfe in the middle of the posh Hackesche Höfe area. Here, Stil in Berlin‘s godchild, the Berlin Art Film Festival, launches its summer open air program with a pretty rad selection of daring Berlin films with English subtitles for five Fridays in a row. Plus, many of the filmmakers will come by for talks after the screenings.
As a passionate proponent of everything sweet and frozen, I couldn’t only publish a guide to the bestest ice cream places in the city, but had to join forces with the all female powerhouse that is Sweethearts in Neukölln to throw the daintiest ice cream event of the season: it’s an Ice Cream Party! It’s happening this Sunday from 14:00 in the luscious garden of lovely Sweethearts, and we’ll assemble the finest artists in the field of frozen delights to bring you ice cream in all its delicious varieties: from scoop to sandwich to popsicle. Read on to get your hands on the limited ice cream feast tickets, that will give you all the pleasures at an unbeatable price.
So, as you know, I really like Silo’s breakfast fare. But there’s a major downside: it’s in Friedrichshain. Yeah, I get it, #notallfriedrichshain. But each time I give the neighborhood a shot I end up unconvinced and feeling icky. However, Silo ventured out into Mitte, and opened a second location inside of the Circus Hotel at Rosenthaler Platz! With an all-day breakfast menu! Served in a pretty and quiet garden where you can escape the Mitte rush! And enjoy your brioche french toast with berry mascarpone in peace.
It’s summer and you might be planning that spontaneous trip to Berlin, so I’ve decided to release a downloadable pdf-version of the Best Places in Berlin Map, guiding you to all my favs in this vast city, from pizza to coffee, fine dining to falafel, stationery to furniture and fashion. It has all the content the original printed one has, just not the haptic qualities – if you’re a fan of printed matter, you can get the folded paper version, that has the perfect pocket-sized format, and a pretty banderole to hold it together, here.
It’s summer! It really is! I started writing this new list when the rain was pouring down like crazy in the morning, and ended when the sun was shining and temperatures reached at least 20 degrees, which is the literal definition of Berlin summer. With the new season come a lot of news in the Berlin food scene, with loads of new openings of smaller and bigger ventures all over the city. Most of them in Kreuzberg and Mitte, but certainly not exclusively. From golden fries, to black ice cream and natural wine. This list should’ve something for everybody – if it doesn’t check the prior lists here.