11 Awesome Outdoor Locations in Berlin

11 Awesome Outdoor Locations in Berlin

photo: Haubentaucher

The season of skulking through the dark nightclubs and dirty bars of Berlin is over, guys! It’s time to go outside and enjoy the sun. Well, we might not have a very long and intense summer here in Berlin (sadly). But those golden days that we get, we like to use as much as we can. And where do we like to go? Every where we can have a drink without a roof over a head. Preferably something with a view, or inside the green, or at the water. Well, luckily we have plenty of places in Berlin that fulfill these criteria and we’ve selected 10 of our favorite ones including some old classics and some brand new hotspots. Enjoy our list of awesome outdoor locations!

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Our 10 Favorite Parks in Berlin in Autumn

Our 10 Favorite Parks in Berlin in Autumn

photo: steffimarla

Urban parks are more than just stretches of green amidst buildings and traffic. Entering a good park can change your whole sense of place, leaving you feeling like you just went away without leaving the city. We’ve compiled a list of 10 of our favorite parks, which run the gamut in size and features. Sprawled across the city, these urban oases all have something unique to offer, whether you’re in the mood for a picnic, a bike ride, a party or simply an afternoon stroll. Click on to start planning your next urban escape.

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Exploring Berlin: The Hotspots of Potsdamer Straße

Exploring Berlin: The Hotspots of Potsdamer Straße

photo: Philipp Langenheim

For the longest time, Potsdamer Straße in Tiergarten has been a forgotten place famous only for its theatre and a couple of national museums. But in recent years, the street has developed into a melting pot for contemporary art with countless new galleries, and a few additions to the world of avant-garde fashion as well. In this guide we will discover all the new and exciting places, along with a few classics. Click on to tour the hotspots of this bustling street. Read on…

A Guide to Berlin’s Best Alpine Restaurants

A Guide to Berlin’s Best Alpine Restaurants

If you ever went skiing in the Alps, for instance in Kitzbühel, you know that there is nothing better after a full day of skiing than a warm lunch on the top of a white mountain inside a cosy hut. You don’t need a master in geography to notice that the Alps are not really nearby. Luckily to appreciate some mountain flavors you don’t have to leave Berlin since this city has some really nice restaurants serving savory Alpine cuisine.

Filling our bellies with Schnitzel, Kaiserschmarn and Käsespätzle we had some nice evenings around town. Check out the resulting list of our Top 5 Alpine restaurants in Berlin after the jump.

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Shop different at Bikini Berlin

Shop different at Bikini Berlin

On Thursday the highly anticipated Bikini Berlin opened its doors to the public after years of rennovations. What was once an old building with terrible shops is now a fancy, hipster shopping mall. Their slogan “Shop different” is really taken quite literal because this is surely not another Alexa. Instead of highstreet fashion you will find boutiques of local designers such as adddress, Umasan and Mykita, as well as concept stores with a mixed offering of international and local brands such as Acne, Stella McCartney and Esther Perbandt. You will find not only fashion but also exceptional interior design products for example in the amazing new Gestalten Gallery as well as books and selected design consumer electronics. Get a first impression with my photo set after the jump and than head over there, it’s also open on Sunday this weekend.

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Cheap Art?

Mareike Felsch

Mareike Felsch

Art for 100 Euros? Is this possible? For me the slogan sounded a little bit like the one euro shops that you can find everywhere selling useless bullshit. The art fair Art Essenz that will take place at the Sony Center from August 22 – 24 is not trying to be cheap at all. They want to connect with people who usually wouldn’t go to a gallery or to an art show. I highly appreciate the idea of creating an art space for people who don’t like the usual arrogance of the art scene and the overrated junk like this year’s Biennale. The entrance is free. More pictures and details after the jump.

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