There are some fantastic, wildly unusual and overwhelmingly creative spaces and places in Berlin. Whether it’s a restaurant or a secret hideout for a romantic picknick, we love strolling around our little Metropolis to find fresh places with an exciting story.

The Zoo-Aquarium Berlin

23.03.2015 · One comment

As you all have noticed, some­times I do things just so you don’t have to do them again. Like, eat greasy food in crappy places and hate myself after­wards (I do it for the Likes, not the lulz). And some­times I break into aban­doned places to show you how cool Ber­lin isn’t any­more. And some­times — very rarely — I also do

EAT: Healthy on Kottbusser Damm

12.03.2015 · 2 comments

Kottbusser Damm surely isn’t a treas­ure chest of healthy food options. There’s all sorts of Döner, Pizza and Kebap for an after hour of a wild night out, but noth­ing even remark­ably close to healthy and mod­est (unless you con­sider the over­crowded Sushi joint at May­bachufer or the vari­ous baker­ies as some­thing healthy). Except… there is a healthy option!

ARIRANG TWO

25.02.2015 · 2 comments

A couple of months ago a Korean food res­taur­ant opened up on Reichen­ber­ger Straße next to where I live. It looks like it’s been there since the 70’s or some­thing, a shabby, worn-out, com­pletely undec­or­ated place that smells and looks grimey as fuck. I don’t know how it can be legal (or some­how even pos­sible) to estab­lish a res­taur­ant like this.
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Neukölln’s World of Vintage

18.02.2015

Okay, I’ll admit it: I don’t really like shop­ping. No wait, let me cor­rect myself: I don’t like shop­ping in the real, non-online world. As a true mater­i­al­ist, I of course like hav­ing stuff, but the down­sides of phys­ic­ally buy­ing it are just fear indu­cing. Spend­ing hours run­ning through the city or — God help me — a shop­ping cen­ter, masses of people mov­ing
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Crackers Bar & Restaurant

05.02.2015

Some res­taur­ants that freshly open their doors in Ber­lin come with an extra spe­cial serving of hype. With some, it is jus­ti­fied, and with oth­ers.. not so much. In the case of Crack­ers, we were overly excited to see what the former (and legendary) club Cook­ies had turned into after we said good­bye at the

11 Favorite Places in Gräfekiez

12.01.2015 · 2 comments

Ah, the Gräfekiez. Our little Pren­zlauer Berg enclave bey­ond the Landwehrkanal, right amidst the leftovers of the so-called “Ber­lin Ghetto” at the cross between Kreuzberg and Neuk­ölln. Gräfekiez: the only area of Ber­lin NOT in the far away West that my vis­it­ing par­ents feel com­fort­able hanging around in. And on my spießig side, I also very
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Finding Graz

09.01.2015 · 4 comments

Oh my dear Graz, you really are like an ex-boyfriend or girl­friend, aren’t you. Some­times you feel like the one that got away, and I’m still in love with your beau­ti­ful old town with all those little wind­ing alleys and majestic build­ings, your ever bloom­ing scene of cre­at­ive movers, thinkers and doers and your intim­ate
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Akemi — Asian Soul Kitchen in Prenzlauer Berg

30.12.2014

You know what I love about liv­ing in Kreuzberg? Basic­ally everything I need is right here and I rarely ever have to leave this part of town to do or get some­thing. BUT that also means that I do exactly that: almost never leave Kreuzberg. (Except going to uni­ver­sity in Char­lot­ten­burg. But that doesn’t count, since it’s not for

The Best Italian Pizza in Berlin

19.12.2014 · 3 comments

There is no uni­ver­sal, abso­lute “best pizza” in Ber­lin or any­where else in the world for that mat­ter. Pizza is so incred­ibly ver­sat­ile that you can’t pos­sibly find a bench­mark of taste. All I can do is nar­row down the niches of pizza and select what I’m in the mood for. One day, I’ll be crav­ing the
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Mall of Shame

16.12.2014 · 7 comments

Whatever you may think about the Pots­damer Platz, at night some of it’s hor­rible plan­ning and invas­ive archi­tec­ture regain dig­nity through the mes­mer­iz­ing lights. If any­thing, it’s as close as we can get to the stand­ard image of the big city. Although I am hardly ever there, I still secretly enjoy the atmosphere. Now I would’ve had a couple of
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Austrian comfort food at Felix Austria

11.12.2014

As some of you might now already, I call the beau­ti­ful coun­try of Aus­tria my home­land. And let me tell you: us Aus­tri­ans get a lot of ste­reo­types thrown at our heads. Among them are us lov­ing yodel­ing, every­one being king at winter sports, and an affin­ity for base­ments – but not in a good way. Of course these are

10 things to do in Winter in Berlin

09.12.2014 · 5 comments

There is at least one great thing about winter in Ber­lin: I stop being the only one without a taste in fash­ion. Since every­body is wrapped in lay­ers and lay­ers of func­tional cloth­ing (which is incid­ent­ally only sold in bright neon col­ors) and hik­ing boots, I can finally pre­tend to have the same level of style aware­ness as

House of Small Wonder

02.12.2014 · One comment

A boho-vintage café serving Amer­ican brunch with a twist of Japan­ese cuisine in Berlin-Mitte. Wait– what? You heard right: House of Small Won­der is the work of hus­band and wife duo Shaul Mar­gulies and Motoko Watanbe, who have man­aged to fuse Amer­ican and Japan­ese dishes suc­cess­fully in their first café in Brook­lyn, New York. Their new fran­chise has
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Finding Bookstores

19.11.2014 · 2 comments

Right now, I am sick for the 100th time this year. And while I really love to spend hours watch­ing Sat­urday Night Live clips on You­tube, my sick head just starts to hurt after star­ing at a screen for too long. What else is to do there, you might ask. Well, my dear friends: there actu­ally exists a world