When one lives, works, and breathes in Berlin it’s easy to forget that this miraculous monster of a city actually sits in the center of a quite pastoral landscape, with loads of lakes, fields, and forests. And a gorgeous farm-to-table restaurant in the midst of Mecklenburg’s woods. Here, instead of serving plain old Schnitzel with potatoes and gravy like so many country inns, chef Wenzel Pankratz is creating unpretentious and elegant menus centered around the quality of the produce they grow. We spent an evening, night, and morning in this picture-perfect paradise, and you should too.
In case you’re familiar with my Instagram, you probably unfollowed me three weeks ago when I was posting too many stories and pictures of me and friends relaxing at a gorgeous spa, basically lavish exposure of extensive spa-ing in the middle of a random week. But let me tell you more about this wondrous place about 1,5 hours South of Berlin, tucked away in the picturesque biosphere reserve Spreewald. It’s a stunning spa hotel called Bleiche.
What looks like a weird photo wallpaper or maybe a bit too much photoshop is a quite accurate depiction of what hiking in Tirol looks like. For five days, I ventured into the Alps with four friends and the dog, to explore the deepest valleys, the steepest slopes, and the fluffiest Kaiserschmarrn in the most lovely Stubaital in the heart of Tirol. Read on to find many reasons why you should do the same thing…
Isn’t it weird how we never talk about Prague? It’s so close, it’s insanely beautiful, (a lot cheaper), and still I haven’t been in over 15 years and everyone I talked to was like, yeah, I really want to go, but… No but! You should go! Prague is amazing! I went for a way too short stint of two nights in August and had so much stuff on my to-see-list, I could’ve stayed a week. However, here’s an intro to the Prague of now.
The sun’s out, temperatures are glorious and all we wanna do is get out of the city, hang below palm trees in an apple orchard and eat ice cream, right? I have the perfect place for you: Schloss Schwante, Clärchen’s Ballhaus’ Sommerfrische, a super pretty castle in the countryside about an hour north from Kreuzberg!