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.
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
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!
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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