Author: Mary Scherpe

Café in Berlin: Hallesches Haus

Describing this one isn’t easy, it’s a café serving delicious coffee drinks made with roasts from Tom’s Kaffeerösterei, a florist selling beautiful succulents and cacti, a general store stocking nifty items like Stanley pocket flasks and soap smelling like the forests in Big Sur, a furniture show room for Berlin based Nuts and Woods, and it will be a lunchroom and event space any time soon. Altogether it’s a gorgeous space managed by dedicated people trying to revive this rather dull area behind Hallesches Tor.

Anna-Catharina Gebbers’ Guide to: Gallery Weekend 2015

So much art, so little time… The upcoming Gallery Weekend’s schedule is overflowing with openings, special programs, and events (yes, parties) filling the days between Thursday and Sunday. However, there’s no such thing as mental overload if you got the right guide. Following Niche Berlin’s tips on the best locations are Anna-Catharina Gebbers’ tips for the best exhibitions, special tours and events int he next days. Gebbers is curator at Hamburger Bahnhof, currently planning the exhibition for the “Preis der Nationalgalerie” opening in September, besides she’s hosting exhibitions at her own space called “Bibliothekswohnung” in Mitte, and co-curated the Christoph Schlingensief retrospective at KW-Berlin. Follow Anna-Catharina Gebbers to the best exhibitions of Gallery Weekend Berlin:

Gallery Weekend 2015: Niche Berlin’s Tips

On Friday, May 1st, all 47 participating galleries will host vernissages for Gallery Weekend shows. All fourty-seven of them. How to survive that visual information overload, you ask? The connoisseurs of art and architecture tours Niche Berlin suggest you stick to the artists you truly wish to see, to the people you truly wish to support or to the places you truly wish to discover. Don’t get distracted! We have gathered tips for three extraordinary art locations that complement the official Gallery Weekend program and will make your weekend more memorable by with stunning views and atmospheres, guaranteed.

Seriously: 10 New Restaurants You Have To Try This Spring

Berlin is, by now, a city were new food spots open every week, with some events counting over 1000 joined guests on social media. That means that this list is already old news. Since its publishing not even 6 months ago I have tried many of the restaurants on the list (and even found some of them delicious), but not all of them (yet!). However, it’s spring by now, re-awakening our (my) need for fresh explorations and new discoveries. As before, these recommendations for places come from my own, personal, private (as in: subjective) to-eat-list (sorted from a-z) only based on what I’ve heard about these in the media and through friends. Enjoy!

Café in Berlin: ORA

Something new to discover! The area around Oranienplatz just got a beautiful new café: ORA. Located inside an old pharmacy, with most of the original furnishing still there, it’s a beautiful place to have your first meal of the day, spend a lazy afternoon or get the first or last drink of the night.
It’s only been open for a week, but is already a highlight in the area.