Mauerpark Berlin: The Craziest Flea market You’ll Ever See

  For a taste of Berlin at its wackiest and most wonderfully eccentric you have to head over to the Mauerpark Berlin over a sunny, summer weekend. The main attraction here is a huge old flea market (in German its known as the Mauerpark Flohmarkt) that has hundreds of stalls selling the most amazing assortment of treasure […]

The Best Kindercafe Berlin

Here’s a quick list of a few of the contenders that we think could easily compete in a contest to find the best Kindercafe Berlin. The truth is, however, that there are so many absolutely awesome ones out there that it is hard to choose. You will be quite spoiled for choice in Berlin so […]

Berlin Architecture: Paradise for Building-Spotters

Ask a Berlin architect about the city’s buildings and they will drone on and on about Karl Friedrich Schinkel, the city’s great Prussian builder who designed the Alte Museum on Museum Island and the Neue Wache on the Unter den Linden avenue. In fact they love Schinkel so much that it seems as if just about every architect […]

How to Catch a Paris Berlin Train and Travel Old School

In an age of cheap airline flights it is easy to forget that there is another, slower, way to travel that lets one imbibe the feel of a country in a way that hopping from airport to airport just doesn’t capture. When I’m given the choice and the time, I much prefer to travel by […]

Hotel California Berlin

For anyone who grew up listening to The Eagles album, Hotel California, the idea of actually checking into a hotel of the same name seems a bit spooky (you can check out any time you like, but you can never leave). Yet since the mid-1980s thousands of people have checked into the Hotel California Berlin […]

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