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After the great success of the first article on www.walk-this-way.net about the Italian lifestyle in Berlin, Carmela and I decided that we want to publish a new blog post because there is really too much to write about Italian spots in Berlin and we were struggling to decide on just five for the first article. So here we are, prepare your spaghetti and start reading. In this chapter of my book "Traveling the world in Berlin" I would like you to discover Italy in Berlin. To explore the Italian culture you don’t have to hop on a plane. Berlin offers many Italian restaurants, which bring "La Dolce Vita" to life. Until the book is published, I want you to get a taste of Italy in Berlin by introducing my "Top 5 Italian restaurants in Berlin". Andiamo!
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I really do love my local go-to restaurants but sometimes we all get cravings to try something new. And as I am always scouting for my travel guides of Berlin, I've been looking out for new favourite dinner spots in Berlin, Kreuzberg. After lately eating and drinking so much at home, here are my "Top 5 Restaurants of Kreuzberg" to leave your house for! More hidden gems can be found in my BertaBerlin map of Kreuzberg.
Why not start your day with yoga at a rooftop location in Berlin or end your day with a sundowner at the rooftop bar, the Weekend. Being the third most-visited city in Europe, Berlin has much to offer, AND also a lot of rooftop locations. Between all of the history and sightseeing, you should also check out rooftop locations in Berlin, as you will have the ultimate view of the skyline. So, what are the top 5 rooftop locations in Berlin? Just scroll down and find the rooftop bar which suites you the most!
I do love my local pubs and restaurants but sometimes I, like all of us, just get a craving for something new. And as I am always scouting for my Berlin travel guides, I also search for speakeasy 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 its cover. If you’re looking for somewhere that makes you stop and say ‘wow, that’s cool’, look no further than this list of my "Top 5 bars in Kreuzberg". More hidden gems can be found in my BertaBerlin map of Kreuzberg.
Things to do in Berlin for mothers and their children! Even though the corona crisis is keeping us more at home than we used to be – Sunday, 10th May is Mother’s Day in Berlin and I would like to give you some gift ideas for the future ;). I believe that the best gift you can give your mother is your time – not only on Mother's Day. But for now, I have some gift ideas for Mother's Day for you and your loved ones.
Because of the coronavirus, the Berlin marathon has been cancelled, but in reality, more people than ever are jogging through Berlin! One more reason to discover more jogging routes in Berlin. With its many parks, Berlin offers good opportunities to prepare for the running season. For my jogging map and to get some brief variety in my working day, I have scouted for the best jogging routes in Berlin – so you get a sneak peek today: Here are my "Top 5 jogging routes in Berlin".
Discover some of the best art galleries and spots in Berlin whilst walking through Charlottenburg. This blog post is written in conjunction with the launch of my ArtBerlin map which highlights some of my favourite art locations in the city, all within walking distance from one another. In my new map I have collected nine top art spots to soak in whilst you walk through the city. In this week's blog post I've taken a few of these and some other of my favourite art spots and detailed them to give you a taste of what's in the map itself. Keep reading to discover some of my favourite art spots in including hotels, galleries and museums in Berlin!
Also the gallery weekend (1st – 3rd May) is coming up and hopefully in spite of the coronavirus it will be as inspiring as every year. For more information check out: www.gallery-weekend-berlin.de or get inspired by my new ArtBerlin map!
Have you found yourself searching for great beauty shops, spas or nail salons in Berlin? Let me help you out! For my upcoming Beauty Berlin map I have scoured Berlin looking for the best places in the city to keep you beautiful and to help you relax. Ahead of Mother's Day, I wanted to share some of my favourite beauty places in Berlin to give you some inspiration on where to go once things are back to normal, or even somewhere to buy a gift-card to not only to give you or someone you love something to look forward to but also to support a small business in these challenging times. From a nail bar in Mitte to unique beauty shops and spas, discover some of the best beauty spots in the city here!
While scouting for my new ArtBerlin Map, I discovered so many galleries in Berlin: When we think about Berlin-Kreuzberg we mostly think about the multicultural scene that makes this area of Berlin so special. Many students and creatives are drawn to this very diverse part of Berlin to experience all the contrasts this Berlin 'Kiez' has to offer. Especially alternative artists often gather in this district to find inspiration for their work. This is also reflected when you dive into Kreuzberg's art scene and visit some of its exhibitions and galleries. Here are my top 5 art galleries in Kreuzberg!
While it’s not that hard to find good quality veggies in Berlin, it might be a little trickier to discover some proper animal product alternatives - be it vegan 'cheezes', 'tofurkys', nutritional yeasts or much more. While I was scouting for our VeganBerlin map with Claudia from GreenMeGuides, Marika from the great vegan cafe Plant Base has been searching for other lovely vegan locations. After compiling a list of the best vegan shops in Berlin we would like to share them with you. We’ve put together a list of the best vegan shops in Berlin for vegan food shopping (apart from your local farmer’s markets) - for vegans and also all those looking to lead a more sustainable lifestyle.
Bars around the world are usually home to friends catching up, dates and work colleges on Friday afternoons, they're important and as the weather starts to get better normally many of us flock to them. At the moment, however, in these uncertain and turbulent times, many bars and hotspots have had to temporarily close their doors. To keep morale high and to avoid losing any bar community, Brew Dog have come up with a fantastic idea to take their bars online and to create virtual bars all over the world. In total BrewDog has virtually opened 102 bars, with beer tastings, live music and pub quizzes taking place in most of them. Here, everyone is welcome and able to have fun like they normally would at a weekend in a bar the only difference being that for the foreseeable future BrewDog will do this online. So what are you waiting for?! Have a look at my top 5 virtual bars of the world to get involved and head to a bar with your friends tonight!
During times like this, we can't control the outside world and situation but we can control how we react to it! Whilst we all start to stay home more and adjust to a temporary new way of life it is imperative that we continue to both stay active and do the things that bring us joy. We know there's nothing that makes us feel better than doing our favourite workout classes and that's why I've searched Berlin for the top studios with live-streaming workout classes! These recommendations are bound to get you jumping on the bike or yoga mat, to put a smile on your face and to break up your day working at home. Therefore, here are my top 5 studios with live-streaming workout classes!
Apart from a select group of exceptions such as buying food, to reduce the risk of catching or spreading the coronavirus, we must stay at home more than usual. From last week onwards I have been working from home, avoiding public transportation and looking at public places through google maps! ;) While it’s hard to beat the experience of seeing a piece of art with your own eyes, virtual museums are such a wonderful opportunity to (virtually) escape your home these days. So let's visit some from the comfort of our couch to learn about something new and to have some fun. Here are my Top 5 virtual museums worldwide!
By the way - I "meet" friends at the moment in virtual museums via skype or zoom - each one prepares themselves to say something about one piece of art in each of any virtual museums worldwide. A fun activity which maybe you could try out too whilst "visiting" one of the fantastic worldwide virtual museums below.
People I meet in Berlin are curious about Jewish heritage and are often not aware of Jewish sites beyond the Neue Synagogue, the Holocaust Memorial and the Stolpersteine. Lately, I've been receiving requests for more tips about Jewish heritage sites as well as recommendations for good Israeli food. With trendy Israeli restaurants popping up all over town, it's hard to choose where to go. I met up with Shlomit Lasky, an Israeli Tour guide who specializes in Jewish heritage walks in Berlin. She has shared some of her favourite sites and told us which restaurant she goes to when she's homesick. We hit it off so well, we decided to write a Jewish map together. Meanwhile, enjoy and 'Beteavon!' (Bon appétit in Hebrew). Read more to discover Jewish Berlin beyond the Neue Synagogue and explore areas of the city which you might not have previously.
Unless it is an emergency, to reduce the risk of catching or spreading the coronavirus, we have to stay home. Since last week I have been working from home, avoiding public transport and searching for public places through google maps to share! ;) While the experience of seeing a piece of art with your own eyes is hard to beat, virtual museums are such a wonderful opportunity to (virtually) escape your home these days. So let's visit some from the comfort of our couches. Here are my Top 5 virtual museums in Berlin.
By the way - I "meet" friends at the moment in virtual museums via skype or zoom - each one prepares themselves to say something about one piece of art in each of the virtual museums. A great way to virtually experience Berlin museums together!
Owning a dog in Berlin is no walk in the park (even when it’s exactly that)! Berlin is a big city and therefore can sometimes appear daunting for dog owners at first glance. The key to a happy dog and happy owner is knowing where you can go together for the best dog-friendly locations in Berlin. Briana, Quigley and I have good news: Berlin is an incredibly dog-friendly city! With an estimated 100,000+ pet dogs living in the German capital, there are plenty of things to do with your dog in Berlin (including many that won’t cost you a dime). Here are our Top 5 dog-friendly places in Berlin. If you'd like to discover more dog-friendly places in Berlin, no problem: Briana, Quigley and I are publishing a Dog-friendly Berlin-Guide soon. Here is a link to preorder the guide:
Welcome to Berlin's coffee wonderland: As I have recently published a CoffeeBerlin guide to Berlin’s best craft coffee spots, I have scoured the streets of Berlin to bring you the very best cafés to go to for great coffee.
The CoffeeBerlin is the best 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 Berlin coffee enthusiasts!
Featuring experimental conceptual coffee laboratories like Happy Barista, artistic cafés like Oslo Kaffebar and minimalist modern coffee shops, I hope my list of recommendations 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".
With spring just around the corner and March the 12th being National Plant a Flower Day, this post is dedicated to sharing my top 5 flower shops in Berlin! Each year this day is dedicated to planting flowers as well as looking forward to the season of Spring. Flower gardening has become a hobby for many, young and old, and with National Plant a Flower Day tomorrow, here's a post with all of the spots where you can buy the most stunning flowers to gift a friend or to bring spring into your home.
Eating healthy in Berlin does definitely not solely mean green salads for lunch! This week I've been thinking about my top healthy, yet exiting and vibrant, food locations in Berlin are to share them all. From warm, comforting bowls, to freshly pressed juices and gourmet vegan restaurants, I think I've found some of Berlin's finest cafés and restaurants. If you're looking for delicious healthy cafés or just to discover your new favourite spot to meet up with friends then keep reading! And, if you'd like even more tips and recommendations then you're sure to find plenty in my VeganBerlin maps.
So, you’ve decided to forego the elaborate wedding and head straight to the courthouse. Seems simple enough, right? Ally thought so, too. But when she decided to call off her big wedding and opt for city hall nuptials, she was surprised by how little information was out there about how to plan a wedding in Berlin. That's why we have put together a "Wedding Berlin map" of things you should know before and while ;) getting married. But today I would like to give you some wedding tips in Berlin that you might not have yet on your list.
Berlin, as many of us already know, is a city with a vibrant and exciting culinary scene. From Asian restaurant delights to Mexican street-food spots, there are so many hidden-foodie-gems in Berlin to please anyone but there's also a sometimes overlooked hub of traditional German restaurants. Whether you're a tourist who wants to experience Germany's finest dishes right in the heart of Berlin, or a local who's looking for a new spot for this week's date night. You're sure to be blown away by my Top 5 German restaurants in Berlin!
A night at the movies is a common past time for many, so if you're wondering which cinema to visit this week then I've found just the places for you! Support small, local cinemas with stunning interiors, exciting film programmes and relaxed atmospheres. Berlin is home to many incredible hidden cinemas and I've listed 5 of my favourites to share with you and inspire you to discover the best cinema spots in the city. Keep reading for my top 5 cinemas in Berlin!
Moving to a new country as an expat can be daunting and stressful but it doesn't have to be! Berlin has a large and vibrant expat community for people from all over the world, and there's a good reason- there are a variety of great expat services in the city to make expat relocation to Berlin easy and comfortable. In this post, I'll take you through my recommendations for the top 5 expat spots in Berlin. From apartment searching to language learning and coworking spaces: It's all here for you!
Valentines Day is the perfect opportunity for grand romantic gestures or even simply a loving reminder of how special someone is to you. That can mean celebrating Valentines Day by going on a date with a partner, practising some self-love or having an evening celebrating friendships. This year, I’ve been asked by many friends for ideas of romantic surprises and activities to do on Valentines Day in Berlin. So, I've made a list of 5 places to help you find the perfect date spot and to ensure an unforgettable Valentines day this year in Berlin. From candlelight dinners, fun activities or the best place to take a romantic stroll, keep reading!
Berlin, a city which is both home to a vibrant Jewish community and rich in Jewish history. This blog post details just some of the many, many, locations in Berlin where Jewish culture has been wonderfully preserved for years gone by or which are new and have been opened by the current Jewish community in Berlin. From traditional bakeries, to museums, memorials, restaurants and more; this post is dedicated to a very important and prevalent community within the capital.
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 taking photos to plant and flower 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!
To mark the Chinese New Year celebrations yesterday, today I thought that I'd take you through my recommendations of the top 5 Chinese restaurants in Berlin. Whether you’re looking for a quick spot for something to grab on the go, somewhere really extraordinary to enjoy a special meal or even for a new date-night restaurant to explore this week then I’ve got just the thing! Come along as I take you through the most authentic, beautiful and delicious Chinese restaurants in Berlin.
As Ally and I are publishing our WeddingBerlin Guide this month, we want to give you some more wedding tips. Because whether you're throwing a big party or not it's still your wedding day — and you shouldn't have to worry about anything. Find over 50 tips for wedding dress and suit shops, flower shops, wedding locations more in Berlin on our WeddingBerlin Guide. This month I'd like to show you inspiration of where to shoot your wedding photos in Berlin so here are my personal "Top 5 wedding photo locations in Berlin.
In this post, I’ll be taking you through my recommendations of the top 5 restaurants in Charlottenburg. Whether you’re looking for a quick spot for something to grab on the go, somewhere really extraordinary to enjoy a special meal or even for a new Charlottenburg date-night restaurant to explore this week then I’ve got just the thing for you! Come along as I take you through the most authentic, beautiful and delicious spots in Charlottenburg.
Happy New Year! Have you thought about your goals and aims for the fresh, new decade yet? January is a great time for reflection about the past year, and to decide what you'd most like to achieve going forward. Whilst many people name sport or the gym as one of the things that's top on their list to do more of, sometimes it can get forgotten or left behind quite quickly! That's why I've searched Berlin for the top boutique gyms and workouts! These recommendations are bound to get you jumping on the bike or yoga mat, to meet great people and to kickstart your passion for sports this new year!