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Running on the Scenic Route with adidas #2: Sightseeing

While I took you out into nature for last week’s Scenic Route, focussing on trees, moss and lakes, this week’s running track is more for those not afraid to navigate the city, crossing busy streets and running past clueless tourist groups to name just two hindrances. But you’ll be rewarded with many of the most important sights, pass through the lovely park of Tiergarten and finish your run on the glamorous Unter den Linden.
This route is especially recommendable to those Berlin visitors who only have a day or two, don’t want to lose track of their training but still want to see as much of the city as possible. See sights & train for the upcoming half marathon at the same time! Best of both worlds, right?

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Revisited: Asia Deli

Discovering this spot last summer was a very important moment for me and made my life instantly better – sublime Chinese food at very affordable prices in a run-down deli on Wedding’s Seestraße: Asia Deli became my summer-love, to which I returned time and time again, each time with loads of friends to make sure we’d be able to taste as many dishes as possible. Alas, many romances end as fast as they start. When I heard that the original chef had left at the end of last Autumn and disappointed eaters reported a decline in quality, I intuitively knew it was never gonna be the same. This is maybe why I waited so long to return myself, too scared to face the facts. It’s only food, you say? Why the drama, you ask? This must mean you’ve never eaten at Asia Deli before November 2014 and the only thing I can say is: I’m sorry you missed this.

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Breakfast in Hamburg: Klippkroog

Seems like I spent most of my time in Hamburg in Altona – that huge district including the posh suburbs along the north shores of river Elbe as well as the crazy popular Schanzenviertel – Altona’s heart and old city center is located around the station called Altona (you can get here directly by train from Berlin) and has been suffering the same fate as so many other once busy areas after the war. Following almost complete destruction, the city tried to rebuild it as a new commercial center, remodeling it into a shopping area, but tragically failed to revive the old spirits and left the area more or less to rot since the 1970s… before it experienced a new investor’s boom in the last couple years. Today, the main street of Große Bergmannstraße looks like many other shopping strips in former West Germany, same shops, same bakeries, same same. However, it’s also home to a lovely café called Klippkroog, (which didn’t need all this introduction but got it anyway).

Fabian's  been calling this one "artsychoke".

Vegan in Hamburg: Leaf

We Berliners are so rarely in Hamburg, it’s shame. A literal shame, considering this beautiful city is only 2hrs by train away. But then, two hours on a train! And however, this post isn’t supposed to be a rant about our (my) laziness, because I actually went to Hamburg a couple days ago and had some delicious vegan food at a restaurant I need to recommend to you: Leaf.

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Running on the Scenic Route with adidas #1: Schlachtensee

I posted my first instagram in which I bragged about my own running-achievements just a couple of months ago – only to instantly receive an invite to a running endeavor I never thought I’d be able to conquer: the Berlin half-marathon. The invite came from the #boostberlin group of adidas, who’ve seen my post and suggested I joined their group and casually ran 21k on a Sunday in March. Fueled by running-endorphins I was like: yes! This spontaneous outburst of optimism did not only bring me a lot of extra training but the idea to a new series featuring what I think are the prettiest running routes in our lovely city, beginning with one in nature that is actually easier to reach by train than by car.

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