Berlin

Setting Sail in Berlin

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"I am sailing, I am sailing, home again 'cross the sea. I am sailing, stormy waters, to be near you, to be free." Accompanied by Rod Stewart's voice our boat floats along the Spree. The sun is shining, Katja is behind the steering wheel and I turn the music up a little more before climbing up on the boat's roof. Passing captains wave at us, every now a[...]

SUP Yoga in Berlin - An Experiment

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When Yve stood up on a paddling board for the first time three years ago her knees wouldn't stop shaking. Never had she tried a surf sport before and the movement of water under her feet was a weird feeling to get used to. The Nalani SUP Center at Müggelsee lake in Berlin had just bought their first boards and started teaching adventurers on how to do what t[...]

Berlin and those endless summer nights...

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Living in Berlin you are spoiled for choice with interesting things to see and do all the time. Great new bars and restaurants open up on a weekly basis, there is always a party to attend, an exhibition to watch, a part of town still to discover. In the almost 5 years I've lived in this awesome city I have almost made a bit of a hobby out of uncovering the l[...]

The Travelettes Guide to Street Art in Berlin

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People come to Berlin for different reasons - whether it is to comprehend the leftovers of separation and unification, to enjoy the never-ending club tours through Kreuzberg and Friedrichshain or to experience the diversity of cultures living together. But Germany's capital is also the center of attraction for artists from all over the world - musicians f[...]

5 great Spa and Wellness retreats in or around Berlin

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German sauna culture is a well-established tradition worth indulging in, especially through the city’s seasonal extremes. From swim-up cocktail bars in summer to the Die Thermen am Europa Center (which one sauna fiend and local called “the epicenter of 80s Westberlin sauna culture”) in winter, the area hosts some of the most innovative, restorative retreats [...]

MyFest in Kreuzberg, Berlin

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Berlin is known for its wild parties and vibrant young scene, and with new clubs popping up every day, and legendary clubs such as Berghain and Kater Holzig - it is no wonder it is one of the prime destinations for hedonistic holidays. One of the many yearly party-highlights is the street festival MyFest in the district of Kreuzberg, celebrated every 1st of [...]

Berlin Coffee Haven: Leuchtstoff Kaffeebar

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Berlin these days is not for the faint of heart: the pursuit for the ultimate slurp of coffee has increased demand for fine-tuned establishments offering more than your average Milchkaffee. You need to know your flat white from your V60 or Aeropress. Stumptown in, Starbucks out. On a mission to find out more and learn exactly what all these exotic words[...]

East London - the place for British food in Berlin

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England - Barely any other country in the world causes such different reactions when it comes to food. Whereas the English worship their greasy breakfast, fish & chips and Cornish pasties, foreigners are either disgusted by or addicted to it – there is no in-between. I have to admit, I am one of the addicts, which is why I was delighted to finally find m[...]

The Travelettes Christmas Market Is Back!

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Yes, it's true. The Travelettes Christmas Market is back by popular demand! Does yummy cake, mulled wine, raffle prizes, helping others sound good to you? Whether you're selling stuff, shopping for gifts or just a big fan of us Travelettes (we know how you all love us), come out to Dr. Pong's on Sunday, December 4 for a merry old time. So what's happe[...]

A blind date with Berlin

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A while ago, we wrote about the Unseen Tours where you are guided to places you wouldn't normally see as a tourist. In Berlin, you can go on a guided tour where you don't see anything at all. The project "The heard city" (Gehörte Stadt) invites curious visitors to see hear the city with their own ears. With a sleeping mask covering your eyes, a lot of confid[...]