I’ve been living in this anarchistic, city of sin that Europe forgot for more than a year now. I thought it was time for a review.
From the hippest of hipster hoods, obligatory tourist visits, best spots to ogle art and reliable brunch … this is my version of Berlin.
When it comes to art, I’m only in it for the contemporary kind. Head to the Hamburger Bahnhof Museum für Gegenwart for Warhol classics and impressive gallery space. For the freshest of fresh, check out the recently relocated König Galeri which you’ll now find inside St. Agnes church.
You can’t go past Roamers in Neukölln for a delicious tray of breakfast goodness. I’m talking eggs, hummus, avocado and sour dour. What more could you ask for?
Since I’m deprived of this sartorial sweetness back in Australia, I’m a big sucker for &otherstories which you can find on Weinmeisterstrasse on the U8. Here you can find time for a cheeky pop in at high street main stays Weekday and H&M. For something more fancy, but still hip try Voo Store on Kreuzberg’s Orianienstrasse.
For endless summer days it’s got to be Tempelhofer Feld. The kite flying, bike riding, barbecue cooking, beer drinking and sun basking will get you every time. My not-so-secret favourite inner city getaway is Neukölln’s joyous Körner Park and to tick off your tourist list the Flohmarkt at Mauer Park on a Sunday is not as horrendous as locals will tell you.
Of course, there’s a million and one more things to do see, smell, listen to, snort, drink and generally consume in this city. If you’d like some more Berlin advice leave a comment below.