It took a while – you can probably guess why – but it’s finally here! I selected 115 restaurants, cafés, bars, and shops in Berlin – including 23 new additions – to go into the new Best Places in Berlin Guide, which comes as a handy pdf you can download right now to have it ready whenever you need it.
Germans love ice cream. I mean, we all love ice cream! Who doesn’t LOVE ice cream!? As a result, Berlin is full of ice cream places, many of them with lines out the door, because ice cream is one of the rare things in life, Germans (everyone) willingly queues for. Thanks to this wild love, the local scene is thriving with excellent places spread all over, who’ll serve you frozen treats in all their varieties. I made this guide to help you find the best places with the finest ice cream in the city.
– Supported by the German federal ministry for economic cooperation and development –
Fair Fashion is something we like to think doesn’t have to be explained anymore. We all know that the main high and fast fashion brands’ production systems do tremendous, often irretrievable harm to the environment, and are based on the abuse and exploitation of workers in the producing countries, don’t we? However, was that on your mind when you paid a very low price for fast fashion items on your last shopping spree? Probably – maybe even understandably – not. Raising awareness for the plights of the majority of seamstresses working in unbearable conditions to create the trendy garments we all like to show-off on the streets is what a new campaign of the German federal ministry for economic cooperation and development is all about: the story of Vero & Selvie puts one of the workers in the spotlight, and her portrait on the t-shirt I’m wearing on the above photo.
Avoiding the game seems to be not only a difficult thing, but also an idea that mostly evokes astonishment (“why in hell wouldn’t you want to see THE game?!”) if not even total lack of understanding (“what are you, crazy?”). But it’s true – I like to not see any games, because I just don’t care. And get even a little intimidated by the crowds cheering for a certain national team. But I still like to go out, instead of backtracking into my home, closing all windows and watch a movie with headphones on.
However, the solitude and quiet you experience when visiting a place during a game that is actually not showing it, is priceless. Like this time during the first game of Germany when I went grocery shopping and there where no lines. Or during the second game when the park was so empty it felt like Christmas (only with better temperatures). However, finding those places is not easy, since football seems to be everywhere. This is why I made this little list for those, who are joining my disinterest.
It’s that time of spring again and this time it’s an anniversary – Gallery Weekend is turning 10 years already! Who would’ve thought… There’ll be plenty of amazing gallery shows, opening, performances and events. But where to go first!?!?
However, most of the mega-shows at the big galleries will be on view for a couple of weeks, and they’re always a bit too crowded during Gallery Weekend, so you won’t see much of the actual works anyway.
We suggest you go for more fun activities and discover the lesser known spots of the Berlin art scene in the coming days. We asked Berlin’s art connoisseurs extraordinaire – Niche Berlin – to let us know which galleries and performance we’d better not miss.
In case you want to know more about this city’s artists, art spaces and studios, we seriously recommend you book a tour with Niche Berlin!