Germany

10 Great Tips for Visiting Berlin

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In case you haven't already heard, Berlin is one of the best cities to visit in Europe. Alright, alriiight... maybe I'm just a little biased since I've called it home the last several years. But what I can say is that no matter how long I've lived here, I'm continuously finding new and different ways to enjoy this city for all it's worth. Therefore, I decide[...]

48 hours on Germany's largest island

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Where do you go when you live in the big smoke and find yourself a little overwhelmed by all the work and the deadlines that are piling up on your desk? In London, that place was Brighton. In Berlin, that place is the Baltic Sea. So last week when said deadlines were getting on top of me, I threw all books, magazines and electronics into my friend's car and [...]

Travelettes Calendar: Day 16 - Hotel Haidl-Madl, Germany

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Ho Ho Ho! Congrats Erielle, for winning yesterday's prize, a polawalk through Vienna, a polaroid camera and a messenger bag with an awesome map-print! We're honing in fast to the big day, so we're bringing you yet another giveaway! The festive period is so fun with plenty of food and drink to be had, presents to give, family to visit and general merriment[...]

Work & Relax: Berlin’s First Workation Retreat

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Coconat Workation Retreat, how many ways do I love thee? The promise of getting shit done, with a breath of fresh country air - and sharing a bottle of wine around the firepit at the end of the day, after a hearty vegetarian meal. Sold! What is a workation? Well, it’s a chance to get out of the city - perhaps to get away from your lonely desk at home (so[...]

A Friday afternoon in Berlin

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You probably know by now that Berlin has made quite the lasting impression on me. After a summer that was spent jumping into lakes, pulling all-nighters, having cold and cheap beers whilst sitting next to the canal in Kreuzberg, September with all its beautiful colours is making its way here and I cannot wait for the adventures it will bring: the cosy coffee[...]

Why there is no better place to spend your summer than Berlin

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A friend recently asked me: “Why do you always talk about cities as if they were guys!?” I hadn’t even noticed but I guess it’s true. And no, I don’t know the reason but it always seems apt. When I moved to Berlin just over six months ago, I doubted I would still be here today. Don’t get me wrong, I’ve always liked it, the freedom, the parties, the colours –[...]

That one night I was stuck on a lonely island

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Islands suck and the story I’m about to tell you is a bit ridiculous, mainly because I’m to blame for the drama. A couple of weekends ago I traveled to lake Chiemsee in Bavaria for a story on the love affair between islands, lakes and castles in the area. I thought it’d be a brilliant idea to convince the right people to let me stay in a small room that[...]

Berlin's best ice-cream parlors

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It is June, so summer is finally here - at least if you live in the northern hemisphere. It might not seem like summer has reached all of Europe yet; just yesterday I asked my flatmate if she wanted to turn the heating back on, and a few days ago I dug up the old winter boots to battle the rain - Glasgow, I love you anyways. But, I know deep down in my heart[...]

Unwind in Berlin: A weekend retreat at Storchenhof

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It doesn't have to take hours on end to travel to a place that catapults you into a parallel universe. In fact, sometimes the most serene of all oases can be a short train ride away. And sometimes, just sometimes, it takes a mere 48 hours to calm down the buzz in your head. When I stepped into the old farm-house of a stork farm in Groß Pankow, Brandenburg ([...]

5 cool things to see in Dresden

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It is no secret, that Dresden, in the valley of the river Elbe, belongs to the most beautiful cities in Germany. Despite that it often looses out against its bigger siblings Munich, Hamburg or Berlin. Back in the days, it gained importance in the 18th century, when most of the city's most iconic buildings were built, like Frauenkirche (Women's Church) or Zwi[...]