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Kids love to go swimming in the summer. When school gets out in early June, the local playgrounds with water are a very popular place to be. To cool down and splash around Berlin's water playgrounds are perfect, not only for children! As I recently published my PlayBerlin Map in English, I also discover Spielplatzguide Berlin, which is a travel guide for parents and children in Berlin, published in German and focused on (water) playgrounds. As I don't want you to miss out, I invited Marianna und Johannes to tell me also their hidden gems in Berlin: Here are our Top 5 water playgrounds in Berlin.
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.
As it is World Chocolate Day I would like to show you some chocolate shops in Berlin. Lets celebrate chocolate especially the chocolate shops in Berlin, which makes this sweetener accessible to us.
Bring Berlin back home with a box of pralines or specialty candy from one of Berlin's top chocolate shops. These boutiques offer exceptional chocolate and can be found only in Berlin. Chocolates make great Valentine's Day and anniversary presents, but you can also enjoy something sweet while you are discovering Berlin.
Here are my Top 5 chocolate shops in Berlin. If you want to get to know Berlin and more hidden gems, you can also pick of one my maps, preferable my BertaBerlin map.
Since yesterday the crowdfunding campaign for the Coworking Berlin Map is online on the crowdfunding platform Startnext!
Together with Björn Budack, founder of Kiez Büro Coworking, I developed a Coworking Berlin map through Berlin's coworking scene.
From open, airy coworking spaces in Berlin to creativity hubs, find exactly what you need! Berlin never sleeps, it is a hub of business and creativity. No matter what industry you are in, we would like to help you, working your way up in Berlin. Whether you are an entrepreneur looking to meet investors, or a tech startup hunter for your first workspace, Berlin is the place to be.
The only problem:
Coworking spaces provide the resources you need to stay productive, alongside a community of helping hands and nice-to-have goodies. In this Coworking Berlin Map we suggest agile coworking spaces, without the stress of long-term leases.
The Coworking Berlin Map will introduce you to over 20 coworking spaces in Berlin, designed to help you succeed in this fast-moving business world. The map will also guide you through three individually designed walks and give you an insight into the daily life of the different coworking spaces in Berlin.
The crowdfunding campaign supports the production of the map. Whether you are freelancing or managing an established company, (I am sure) there is a coworking spaces in Berlin to fit your needs. If you are currently looking for a workspace, check out the maps, workshops and coworking space walk!
Do you need more success stories to believe you can do it? Do you like learning from others? Well, here is my story, but Dajana also shows other success stories on her YouTube channel, where you can find more inspiration!
As fall quickly approaches, it's time to take a look at the fashion trends that will set the tone for the season. As I am tracking all the hidden gems Berlin, and are normally not thinking about fashion, I did ask brands I know, what they think about the fashion trends which are shown at the Berlin Fashion Week (2nd–6th of July 2019), but also their opinion on the matter of sustainable fashion! In my point of view not only the trends, but also the sustainability of the fashion should be an important aspect.
Discover your neighborhood with BertaBerlin
Berta Heide was born in Berlin and has a talent for developing solutions to problems. Her enthusiasm for discovering new things first brought her to Peru after school and many other countries were to follow. Berta therefore knows only too well about the needs and hurdles that a stranger faces in a new environment. With Walk This Way, she has created a mini-guide with carefully curated recommendations. The idea is simple and yet there is no comparable product on the market. The special feature of the mini-guides is that Berta recommends different routes on the self-drawn map, where you can explore cafes, restaurants & bars on foot, but also places of interest, playgrounds and sports fields. The motto is simple: Don't think. Just walk. The themes of the cards are varied and are now also very popular with companies. We are very happy that Berta now shares her monthly highlight here on Overview with us. You can read the June highlight "The 3 Most Beautiful Gardens of Berlin" here. How Berta managed to turn an idea into a scalable and attractive product, she now tells you herself:
If it was up to me, I would have at least one beauty treatment in Berlin every week. There is nothing like a little relaxation to rejuvenate your senses. Finding a good beauty treatment is kind of like finding a partner: Most of us have to look around before we settle on "the one." And, much like bad relationships, bad treatments can leave us unhappy. So, to help you prioritize and only spend on what’s worth your time and money, I have put together a list of my Top 5 beauty treatments in Berlin.
Summer is on and Berlin wants to be explored! Those who put their historical knowledge to the test and seek some rest from the hustle of Berlin can visit oases of peace: peaceful cemeteries in Berlin. While walking in cemeteries you can admire art, tombs and get to know the history of Berlin and its former inhabitants. As my art studies were long time ago, I asked my friend, the art historian Katharina Gutzer to help me with the "Top 5 peaceful cemeteries in Berlin".
Rome – beyond Colosseum and Vatican. As I met Massimo on my Airbnb Experience Sex, Love & adversity, we talked about Rome (which I visited two years ago) and its hidden gems. According to Massimo, as many other tourists, I missed out a beautiful side of Rome, beyond the Colosseum. This is why I invited him to tell us about Rome's hidden gems, so that I also find them next time, I visit Rome. Here you go with his Top 5 hidden gems in Rome.
Every year millions of tourists crowd the streets of Rome. Roman people are happy to welcome them and show Italian hospitality. Unfortunately, most of the tourists don’t go beyond the main sightseeing: Colosseum and Vatican. They are of course unique, majestic and amazing sights, but Rome can offer much more, therefore let me introduce you to Massimo's neighborhood Trastevere.
As the seasonal peak of allergies is over, and I am always on the hunt for beauty products for sensitive skin, I would like to introduce you to some Berlin based beauty brands in Berlin this week. So here are my Top 5 Beauty Secrets of BeautyBerlin. I hope you like the recommendations and if you have another hidden gem for me, please let me know.
The possibilities of discovering different cultures in Berlin are endless. As I am scouting for restaurants in Berlin, I am always finding new highlights aka hidden gems, which I love to point out! I was recently day dreaming about cherry blossom, beautiful temples and of course delicious Japanese specialties like sushi and ramen, which made me think about a Top 5 of Japanese restaurants in Berlin. So here are my favorite Japanese restaurants in Berlin that will allow you a quick getaway to Japan without hopping on a plane.
There is a wide variety of weekly organic markets in Berlin. All over the city and almost every day of the week you can find organic groceries, handmade crafts and more. While connecting with locals over a freshly brewed cup of coffee and chat with farmers from around Berlin and Brandenburg.
Here are my Top 5 weekly organic market in Berlin. If you want to get to know Berlin and more hidden gems, you can also pick of one my maps, preferable my BertaBerlin map.
My personal beauty secret from Berlin is of course – you already know what is coming ;) – my BeautyBerlin map! The second edition of the map is finally released and available in my online shop. While scouting for my BeautyBerlin map, I was lucky to meet Karin and Fabian from Urban Cosmetics Berlin, who gave away some of their beauty secrets! So here are my Top 5 beauty secrets from them.
If you want to get to know Berlin and more BeautyBerlin spots, you can also pick of one my maps, preferable my BeautyBerlin map.
As the seasonal peak of allergies has reached and you can never go out in Berlin without meeting awesome people, I would like to introduce you to Kate (celiac) and Kortney (anaphylactic to peanuts and sesame + 15 other food allergies). As they themselves have specific dietary, allergy needs, they told me how difficult it is to live with food allergies in Berlin. They have vetted the following locations based on their needs. Even so, none of these are entirely free from any possible contaminants, so you must make your own judgement based on your personal needs and remember to always disclose your allergies when ordering. We hope you like the recommendations and if you have another hidden gem for us, please let us know.
Where to see cool graffiti in Berlin? Graffiti is nothing new here: The city has long acted as a blank canvas to artists, who have left their mark in a variety of formats and places. Just take a few moments to acknowledge Berlin's street art and you will realize that you don't need to shell out too much money at Berlin's museums to enjoy a bounty of modern art. Just take a stroll around the following neighborhoods.
If you're interested in taking a guided tour of art, check out www.berlinkultour.de alias Tobi, who I recommend in my travel guides BertaBerlin and is my favorite guide in Berlin.
What does true beauty really mean? True beauty is so hard to define. But I say, when you are beautiful on the inside, it will reflect on the outside. So here are my Top 5 all-in-one day beauty tips in Berlin.
If you want to get to know Berlin and more BeautyBerlin spots, you can also pick of of my maps, in this case preferable my BeautyBerlin map ;).
If you haven't put on your jogging shoes yet, you should do so as soon as possible. Whether hiking, running, jogging, Nordic walking or simply taking a walk - Berlin offers ideal jogging trails. With its many parks, Berlin offers good opportunities to prepare for the running season. For my new jogging map I scouted for healthy hidden gems in Berlin as well as jogging trails in Berlin – so you get a sneak peek today: Here are my "Top 5 jogging trails in Berlin".
What to do in Prenzlauer Berg? It takes a lot of time to discover all the highlights Berlin has to offer, but here you have my Top 5 spots of Prenzlauer Berg. If you want to find more hidden gems of the German capital, pick a map about Prenzlauer Berg in my shop.
I do love my local pubs and restaurants but sometimes you can just get a craving for something new. And as I am always scouting for my travel guides of Berlin, why not searching for speak easy bars – my new favourite spots in Berlin. Luckily, this beautiful city is full of amazing spots that prove you can’t judge a book by it’s cover. If you’re looking for somewhere that makes you stop and go ‘wow, that’s cool’, look no further than this list of my "Top 5 speakeasy bars of Berlin".
Because I am scouting for new awesome locations in Berlin all the time, I do have a lot of coffee dates. I am not complaining, I love it, but sometimes I want to do something else. Berlin offers a lot of do-it-yourself workshops, which I found really refreshing: From brushing, taking photos to planting, I tried it all. I would also highly recommend the workshops for your unique birthday party or as a gift. To put it in a nutshell, here are my Top 5 workshops in Berlin.
If you don't know where to get the best coffee in Berlin, here are our top 5 cafés in Berlin.
Awesome bakeries are not easy to find, but essential for everyday life, this is why I created my personal Top 5 bakeries in Berlin, here we go.
Hamburg aka. the gateway to the world, welcomed merchants, sailors and travellers for centuries. The second largest city of Germany is best known for its nightlife, northern brick architecture and maritime flair. Whether you are in Hamburg for 48 hours, a week or indefinitely, here’s how to make the most of this exciting harbor city. As I am a Berliner, Paulina from Hot Yoga Norderstedt helped me finding the best of the best. Let's start with the first walk through Hamburg.
If you would like to discover the beauty of Berlin, look no further than the museums with its guided tours. During the tours, the 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.
There are so many awesome vintage shops in Berlin that it is not only perfect for clubbing, but also great for shopping. You can find many small boutique style shops in Berlin as well, my little hidden gems, I would like to point out to you in the following „Top 5 vintage shops in Berlin“.
Valentine’s Day is always the perfect opportunity to grand romantic gestures. This year, I’ve been asked by many friends what could be a romantic surprise on Valentine’s Day in Berlin. So I made a list of 5 places with candlelight dinner or romantic atmosphere, to help you and ensure an unforgettable Valentine's Day this year in Berlin.
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 at all those places too ;).
If you think about Berlin the first thing coming in your mind after the wall is party. Most of the touristic flow of the weekend in the city is made of techno people. From the 80’s the city is the scene of the best electronic music dance parties. You would have hundreds of choices and every day of the week there is something going on. Rules on how to enter in a club, how to convince the bouncers you just want to dance, have become legend in Berlin.
We – Carmela and I – are not going to talk about Berghain that has gained already the price as best club in the world not only for his sound system but especially for the policies at the door and we are not going to tell you how to get into clubs, we are just going to talk about the atmosphere you breath in this clubs, the freedom to be wild and whatever you want for at least one weekend in your life. Now put your headset on and read. So here are our top 5 clubs in Berlin