Category Archive: Germany

Vietnamese food in Berlin

Heralding signs of a proud Australasian, it is a great relief to finally see Berlin catching up to the Vietnamese food craze many other parts of the world have been draw in by.… Continue reading

Local Kreuzberg mainstays move north

In an unsurprising turn of events, Kreuzberg is so 2016 and Mitte is the new in-vogue borough for retail and restraunteurs this new year… well for the Berlin coffee scene at least. With… Continue reading

Brewdog Berlin

Calling from the far northern Scottish city of Aberdeen of humble beginnings in 2007, Brewdog quickly became the countries largest and most controversial independent brewery.

Happy Baristas

Open for a little over twelve months, hidden in the shadows of the construction site that is Ostkreuz Spahn in Treptower, Happy Baristas has been quietly growing into a guaranteed go-to café in… Continue reading

A day of business in Frankfurt

The European epicentre of banking, international business and German home to some of the most influential companies in the world is hardly considered a hub of culture and society. With thousands travelling through… Continue reading

Summer at Thai Park

For food lovers in Berlin, this gem is no well-kept secret. Shrined year after year, batted with anticipation and a level of excitement found only in children on Christmas Eve, Thai Park holds… Continue reading

Stone Brewing moves into Berlin

Take the U6 to the end of the line Alt Mariendorf, and walk east for fifteen minutes and you’ll come across Marienpark. Hidden down the back of the desolate property – resembling a… Continue reading

Berlin’s most understated cafe: Father Carpenter.

Münzstraße, known for its stylish fashion, boutique stores and heavy tourist foot traffic, is developing, changing and growing more lavish with mainstream global brand names every week. Fortunately, tucked away in the courtyard… Continue reading

Abandoned Berlin: BLUB Neukölln.

Doomed from the very beginning. Built just thirty metres from the Teltow Canal at a time before the residential ausländer settled in – injecting thousands in foreign currency to Neukölln – the Berliner… Continue reading

Berlin’s best ice cream.

As the grey-upon-grey winter finally starts to break, Berliners hit the streets hunting for those tiny rays of sunshine as they crack between the clouds. Basking in the few moments of bliss, away… Continue reading

Mitte’s Maedchenschule

Berlin’s first Jewish girls’ school or Maedchenschule was built in Mitte during 1835. Renovated by prominent Jewish architect Alexander Beer in 1930, the school developed its new home on Auguststraße with a dominant… Continue reading

Abandoned Berlin: Königin Elisabeth Kinderkrankenhaus

Travelling for miles on the outskirts of town to trudge through muddy ditches and climb over two-metre high wire-fences results in ripped, pulled and scratched clothing as well as a nice escort off… Continue reading

Chipperfield Kantine: Lunch and Architecture.

Impeccably designed, effortlessly curated and minimalist in every sense, David Chipperfield Architect offices bring a fresh breath of creativity and affordable fine dining to the the vacant block between Mitte’s Auguststraße and Linienstraße.

Bauhaus at Dessau

Words are not really required to describe the Bauhaus at Dessau. The building and workhouse of the Bauhaus Arts School (1919 – 1933) signifies the movement, the philosophy and the years of influence… Continue reading

The first ‘real’ snow of winter.

As the first signs of winter finally rest on Berlin doorsteps, with lightly dusted window sills, blanketed footpaths and of course, yellow snow, it is clear to me I have much to learn having… Continue reading

Weihnachtsmarkt Berlin 2015

Christmas markets in Berlin over the advent period are the street festivals that shake the city all summer long. As temperatures drop, spati beers are traded for glüwein mit schuss and Bavarian style… Continue reading

Mauerpark on Sunday

Once the death strip separating the north-east district of Prenzlauer Berg from north-west Gesundbrunnen, now a public park space with patches of green and brown grass atop muddy, dusty and warn paths of… Continue reading

Cold War cuisine in Berlin Part 1.

Searching for coffee refill diners, greasy spoon breakfasts and 1950’s rock n’ roll? How about some borshsch, dumplings or pirozhki to wash down a bottle of vodka? Never fear, if you’re looking for… Continue reading

Perfect winter snacks in Berlin.

Finding somewhere to eat over a European winter can be difficult. With the streets getting colder, wetter, darker and quieter cafes, restaurants and bars become bursting and full to the brim. Whether you’re seeking refuge… Continue reading

Autumn Days.

The crunch of the crisp, orange leaves under my feet. The thick, frosted air that wisps my face, attacking the tip of my nose. The warmth of sweet pumpkin soup filling the kitchen.… Continue reading