Best Things to Do on Valentine's Day in Berlin

Every year, when February 14 – Valentine’s Day – comes around, Berliners ask themselves the same question: What are the best things I can do on Valentine's Day in Berlin, to make this day special? If you are spending Valentine’s Day in Berlin, you’ll have plenty of options! See my favorite romantic recommendations below.

 

PS: Berlin is the Germany's singles capital, so no needs to feel left out on Valentine's Day. If you aren't in the mood for roses and hearts, you could spend this day with your friends or treat yourself too ;).

 

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Top 5 places for breakfast in Berlin

Top 5 places for breakfast in Berlin
CoffeeBerlin Map, pic by Miriam Kaulbasch

Berlin is a culinary surprise bag. This is also true for breakfast. Whether hearty, cosy, trendy, or traditional: It has something for every taste and every time of day (or night!). Here are a few of my favorite breakfast cafés: Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. It is also a meal that many Berliners skip. This is a shame because so many cafes in the German capital create and do some amazing things before 11:00. Whether it's with a civilized traditional breakfast, bagels with extraordinary toppings or outrageously good banana pancakes, here's my 'Top 5 places for breakfast in Berlin' - where to start a day off right. Affordable, creative or straightforward. If you want to have more coffee recommendations check out my CoffeeBerlin map.

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Top 5 prenatal yoga classes - online

Top 5 prenatal yoga classes - online
YogaBerlin Map, pic by Maria Dominika

Moms-to-be can find their center during calming prenatal yoga classes designed just for them at studios throughout the city. Due to Corona I would like to introduce you to my favorite online yoga classes. There's no doubt that Berlin is a lovely place to raise a family, but city life can be a lot to handle when you're expecting. Luckily, future moms looking for a yoga retreat have some incredible prenatal yoga classes to choose from. These yoga studios provide stretching and breathing exercises to prepare women for labor, plus a much-needed dose of relaxation. Affordable, creative or straightforward. If you want to have more yoga studio recommendations check out my YogaBerlin map.

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Top 5 book stores in Berlin Neukölln

Top 5 book stores in Berlin Neukölln
Picture Books in Berlin Neukölln

Even Amazon has heeded to the public’s desire to run their fingers over real paperbacks in real book stores. In Berlin Neukölln, however, I will mainly focus on the smaller, quainter book stores, somewhere you can read away an afternoon surrounded by an ambient buzz while warmed by several cups of tea. Join me as I am hunting down the 'Top 5 book stores in Berlin Neukölln'.

Picture Books

 

This lovely book store offers a first-class selection of new, picture-perfect books on photography, design, art, architecture, Berlin and cooking from around the world. They place a special emphasis on illustrated children's books. Their assortment consists mainly of remainders and returns from international publishers at significantly reduced prices. In addition, there are individual new publications that they consider to be exceptional. 

 

Friedelstraße 26, 12047 Berlin (Neukölln), +49 30 62 73 25 43, www.picturebooksberlin.com, Station: U8 Schönleinstraße

 

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Top 5 coworking spaces in Hamburg

Where can I do some coworking in Hamburg? A question that people asked me quite a bit in the last few month. This is why I met with the Die Techniker. To find your perfect coworking space in Hamburg we created this map with coworking spaces, partly accessible with day tickets as well as partly open during the weekend. In this article you will find our "Top 5 coworking spaces in Hamburg". More recommendations can be found on our free Hamburg Coworking Map, just order it.

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Top 5 workshops in Berlin X

 

As we are looking for things to do, I tried many new workshops to see, if I can start learning something new. Berlin offers many do-it-yourself workshops which I find really refreshing. From cooking and composting workshop as well as creating your on skincare: I've tried them all! I would definitely highly recommend workshops even for a gift. To put it in a nutshell, here are my Top 5 workshops in Berlin!

 

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The Best Delivery Restaurants in Berlin

The Best Delivery Restaurants in Berlin
Order an Italian pizza from Zola

As restaurants in Berlin had to close during the lockdown, they also adapt quickly and offer takeaway and delivery service now. As I want to support local businesses in this case restaurants in Berlin, I wanted to give you five recommendations where to order. In this article I ordered food with WOLT and tried several Berlin restaurants!. Read on for food from awesome delivery restaurants in Berlin during corona.

 

Save 6 Euro with my Wolt Delivery Code BertaBerlin.

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Things to do in Berlin during corona

things to do in Berlin during corona
Strolling through Britzer Garten

 

There's more to do in Berlin now than there's been since the 'hard' spring lockdown, including leaving the shops open in Berlin open (this time). This article shows you activities in Berlin, which are still possible; including a number of places where you can eat outside and get a coffee to go. Read on for things to do in Berlin during corona.

 

Britzer Garten in Berlin

 

The Britzer Garten is a large park in the south of Berlin, named after Britz. Especially now it is very recommendable, as it is a little further of than other parks ;). The park offers nature and garden architecture like rose garden and rhododendron woods, playgrounds, lakes and hills as well as multicolored flower patches, perfekt for a walk to calm yourself from the week. In the garden you will find a "Café am See" and "Britzer Museumsbahn" railroad, which runs on a narrow-gauge track through the garden.

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Top 5 brunch places in Berlin

Top 5 coffee spots in Berlin
CoffeeBerlin Map, pic by Miriam Kaulbasch

Brunch is a Big Deal in Berlin. On the weekends, cafes in the twelve districts of Berlin contain an endless sea of midday breakfast options, so it’s not easy to tell which ones actually care about the food and the experience, or which are just serving some eggs and other brunch-y stuff to appease the masses. And of course, no one wants to travel far for the (kind of) brunch. With that in mind, here is a guide to excellent coffee and brunch, with options spread across Berlin - here are my 'Top 5 brunch places in Berlin'. Affordable, creative or straightforward. If you want to have more coffee recommendations check out my CoffeeBerlin map.

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BertaWalks App: A Walking Tour through Neukölln

From museums to cafes, sights to restaurants, bars and more, you will find boundless options for every budget in Berlin Neukölln. To make the choice a little easier for you, I have selected some of my favourite hidden gems in the much-loved district of Berlin Neukölln and created a short walking tour for you. The entire walking tour and even more crafted walking tours through berlin can be explored in my soon to be released BertaWalks App. If you want to stay up to date, register for my BertaBerlin newsletter below!

 

In case you want to pre-order the book, just message me via info@walk-this-way.net.

 

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Top 5 workshops in Berlin IX

 

I am constantly scouting for new awesome locations in Berlin all of the time as I usually have a lot of coffee dates. I'm not complaining, I love it! But sometimes, I like to try out something new. Berlin offers many do-it-yourself workshops which I find really refreshing. From painting and making kombucha and bullet journal workshops: I've tried them all! I would definitely highly recommend workshops even for a unique birthday party or as a gift. To put it in a nutshell, here are my Top 5 workshops in Berlin!     

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Special: Best things to do in Bern

 

When I was little my mom and I used to visit my aunt in Bern every year. After she passed away it took me twenty years, but this summer I decided to visit the beautiful capital of Switzerland one more time. Bern is built around a crook in the Aare River (in which not only the swiss love to float and swim). It traces its origins back to the 12th century, with medieval architecture preserved in the Altstadt (Old Town). So, here you go with things to do in Bern!

 

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Top 5 French shops in Berlin

In Berlin you are able to enjoy a piece of France without having to leave home, because every two weeks you can read the French newspaper "La Gazette de Berlin" comfortably at the kitchen table while eating a croissant and drinking a café crème. If you do want to leave your home, however, I have summarised the best French delicatessens, bakery and destinations in this article. I want you to get a taste of France in Berlin by introducing my "Top 5 French shops in Berlin".

 

In case you want to order the book,

just check out my online shop for "TRAVEL THE WORLD IN BERLIN".

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Top 5 Thai restaurants in Berlin

Berlin is home to a vibrant and delicious food-scene with restaurants here that serve cuisine from all over the globe. We all have our favourite dinner go-to spots but I'm always looking out for a new spot or two to blow me away. Over the past few weeks, I’ve been scouring Berlin the best Thai cuisine in the city so that I can bring my top 5 Thai restaurants to you! From authentic food to cooking workshops and the most welcoming atmospheres continue reading to discover a Thai paradise in Berlin!

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Walking tour through Berlin Kreuzberg

From museums to cafes, sights, restaurants, bars and more, you will find boundless options for every budget in Berlin, Kreuzberg. To make the choice a little easier for you, I have selected some of my favourite hidden gems in the much-loved district of Berlin Kreuzberg and created a short walking tour for you. The entire walking tour and more crafted walking tours through Berlin can be explored in my, soon to be released, BertaWalks App. If you want to be stay informed, register for my BertaBerlin newsletter.

 

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Top 5 Counselling Centres in Berlin

 

In Germany, about as many people die from suicide as from traffic accidents, AIDS, illegal drugs and acts of violence combined. In order to make the public aware of the largely suppressed problem of suicidality, the World Day of Suicide Prevention is organised every year on the 10th of September. Emmora, the platform for all topics concerning end-of-life, wants to shed light on the taboo topic depression and suicide with a themed week consisting of articles, posts and concrete offerings of help. The following Top 5 Counselling centres in Berlin offer contact points and guidance for people who are suffering, or have been suffering from depression, know someone who does or just need someone to talk to.

 

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Top 5 Places to Experience Turkish Culture in Berlin

Berlin has the largest Turkish community outside of Turkey, with most Turks living in Kreuzberg and Neukölln, after having come to the city in the 1950s, 60s and 70s as part of a post-war employment treaty called ‘guest worker’. Bringing their cultural flare to Berlin, they’ve made the city into the world’s second Turkish capital. This is why I would like to take you on a trip through Turkey in Berlin.

 

In my book, I have compiled the most beautiful Turkish places in Berlin. For now I want you to get a taste of Turkey in Berlin by introducing my "Top 5 places to experience Turkish culture in Berlin".

 

In case you want to order the book,

just check out my online shop for "TRAVEL THE WORLD IN BERLIN".

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Walking tour through Berlin Mitte

From museums to cafes, sights to restaurants, bars and more, you will find boundless options for every budget in Berlin Mitte. To make the choice a little easier for you, I have selected some of my favourite hidden gems in the much-loved district of Berlin Mitte and created a short walking tour for you. The entire walking tour and even more crafted walking tours through berlin can be explored in my soon to be released BertaWalks App. If you want to stay up to date, register for my BertaBerlin newsletter below!

 

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Top 5 alternative museums in Berlin

This week I'm taking you to five alternative museums in Berlin. Berlin is home to many exciting museums to keep all people happy, but I've picked out my top 5 to share with you this week! Here you'll find many ideas to fill up those weekends and to spend some quality time all together. You can find more playful hidden gems of Berlin in my BertaBerlin map.

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Top 5 Japanese places in Berlin

One of the most impressive trips I have taken was to Japan. It is simply a completely different world in which hardly anyone understood me and in which there are so many things and places to discover. Because Japan is very far away, I have researched Japanese places in Berlin for my book.

 

In my book, I have compiled the most beautiful Japanese places in Berlin. Until the book is published, I want you to get a taste of Japan in Berlin by introducing my "Top 5 Japanese places in Berlin". 

 

In case you want to pre-order the book,

just check out my online shop for "TRAVEL THE WORLD IN BERLIN".

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Top 5 places in Berlin Neukölln

Besides the BertaBerlin maps, I have created the App BertaWalks, which will be released in August. It contains digital city walks through Berlin, for example in Neukölln. In my app, I have compiled the most beautiful places in Berlin Neukölln. Until the app is released, I want you to get a taste of Neukölln by introducing my "Top 5 places in Berlin Neukölln", which are structured as a small walk through the neighbourhood starting with a lovely breakfast.

 

In case you are interested register for my Newsletter and keep updated ;).

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Top 5 lakes close by and in Berlin 2

Berlin has truly stunning lakes close by and in the city showcasing pristine natural beauty. Whether you are searching for water sports, a hike, or a relaxed and wellness break, you will find something to suit in my Top 5 most beautiful lakes close by and in Berlin.

 

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Top 5 guided tours in Berlin 2

 

If you would like to discover the beauty of Berlin, then look no further than the many museums with their guided tours. During the tours, attendees gain an interesting and comprehensive insight into the architecture, photos and art as well as into the history of the Berlin. I love to not only visit museums but also learn about current exhibitions. So, here are my Top 5 guided tours in Berlin.

 

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Top 5 coffee places in Berlin V

Top 5 coffee spots in Berlin
CoffeeBerlin Map, pic by Miriam Kaulbasch

Welcome to Berlin's coffee wonderland: As I recently published a CoffeeBerlin guide to Berlin’s best craft coffee bars. I have scoured the streets of Berlin to bring you the very best cafés to go for great coffee.

 

The CoffeeBerlin guide to Berlin’s best craft coffee bars. I hope the CoffeeBerlin map will inspire you to visit exciting coffee bars around the German capital. The map is a must-have for all true coffee enthusiasts!

 

Featuring experimental conceptual coffee laboratories like Happy Barista, artistic cafés like Oslo Kaffebar and minimalist modern coffee shops, I hope my list will satisfy all your coffee needs and inspire you to visit new cafés in Berlin. Here you have already my "Top 5 coffee spots in Berlin".

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Top 5 queer spots in Berlin

Top 5 queer Spots in Berlin
Get the QueerBerlin map

As Christopher Street Day is not the same this year, I wanted at least write about some of the awesome queer spots in the German capital. Berlin is always one of the best gay travelers’ destination, but it’s not always easy to find the queer pulse in the German capital. Luckily travel writer Adam Groffman from TravelsofAdam.com and me did publish a very effective and easy-to-use QueerBerlin map. And here I give you my Top 5 queer spots in Berlin.

 

In case you want to see more queer hidden gems in Berlin, you can get our QueerBerlin map here.

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Top 5 beer places in Berlin

Top 5 beer places in Berlin
Where you find the best beer in Berlin

As I did scout for my BeerBerlin map, I found many restaurants and bars and breweries, which offer tasty beer in Berlin. So what’s the best place for a typical Feierabend in and around Berlin? The city is full of many amazing beer spots, so it was hard to pick just five. So relax, sit back with a beer and enjoy this post! In case you need a good overview of beer gardens in Berlin, my BeerBerlin map can help you out.

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Top 5 French restaurants in Berlin

You like French cuisine, but don't know where to go in Berlin? French lifestyle is not only taught by the French cultural institutes in Berlin. A large selection of French restaurants offer exquisite wines, fine patisserie and simply savoir vivre from bistros to brasseries and elegant restaurants. In my book I have compiled the most beautiful French restaurants in Berlin. I want you to get a taste of France in Berlin by introducing my "Top 5 French restaurants in Berlin". Bon appétite!

 

In case you want to order the book,

just check out my online shop for "TRAVEL THE WORLD IN BERLIN".

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Top 5 Japanese restaurants in Berlin

In Berlin, we are lucky enough to have an extremely vibrant and exciting food scene. Food and cuisine from all over the world can be found in this city including many Japanese restaurants. All of us have our favourite go-to dinner spots in Berlin but I believe that it's always a great idea to try out something new and discover a spot which you may never have known existed. That's why recently I've been searching for the best Japanese restaurants in Berlin. The best ramen, sushi and other delights are waiting for you at these spots, so without further ado, here are my top 5 Japanese restaurants in Berlin!

 

In my book I have compiled the most beautiful Japanese restaurants in Berlin. For now I want you to get a taste of Japan in Berlin by introducing my "Top 5 Japanese restaurants in Berlin".

 

In case you want to order the book,

just check out my online shop for "TRAVEL THE WORLD IN BERLIN".

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Top 5 workshops in Berlin VIII

 

I am constantly scouting for new awesome locations in Berlin all of the time as I usually have a lot of coffee dates. I'm not complaining, I love it! But sometimes, I like to try out something new. Berlin offers many do-it-yourself workshops which I find really refreshing. From painting and making kombucha and bullet journal workshops: I've tried them all! I would definitely highly recommend workshops even for a unique birthday party or as a gift. To put it in a nutshell, here are my Top 5 workshops in Berlin!

 

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Top 5 places to experience China in Berlin

You can really experience a lot in Berlin. This article is a compilation of places in Berlin where you can find a bit of China: from a Chinese Emperor's massage, Taiji or Qigong courses, to a visit to one of the most beautiful Chinese porcelain collections in Europe or a reconstructed Buddhist cave temple, there is a lot to discover. Lǚtú yúkuài, which means bon voyage! Here are some of my hidden (Chinese) gems from my upcoming book "Traveling the world in Berlin" in which I would like you to be able to discover China in Berlin! I want you to get a taste of China by introducing my "Top 5 places to experience China in Berlin". 

 

In case you want to order the book,

just check out my online shop for "TRAVEL THE WORLD IN BERLIN".

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