Your Berlin Itinerary
Another home away from home. Thanks to some dear friends abroad... Berlin is the place I have travelled to alone the most, both Winter and Summer. A place that always calls me back, to go inward and reconnect, to reignite my creativity.
First things first, go to a photo automat and take a picture to mark your arrival, and one on departure. On random streets you'll find little photo automats. Snap away, wait 5-10 minutes and the machine will pop out a strip of warm and slightly sticky, high contrast black and white photos.
Here is a list of some of my favourite activities, with the help of my dear friend, Adam Munnings.
To make this easy for you I've just listed categories, There is a description below. Make sure you do your own research to see if its for you!
Brunch, Coffee and Pastry
Barra (Seasonal small plates and natural wine)
Con Tho (Modern vegan Vietnamese)
Otto (Seasonal small plates natural wine)
Knödelwirtschaft (German dumplings)
Gazzo (Pizza also GF)
Paolo Pinkel (Also good for just drinks)
Thursday Food markets in kreuzberg
(So much delicious fresh Mediterranean style stalls you can get dips/dolmades/olives/cheese/fruit/fresh bread and ride to tempelhoff for a sunset picnic!)
Markethalle neun (Market Hall Nine) Thursday
(gourmet food trucks and wine)
Tempelhoffer feld. I cant speak more highly of this place, an old military airport - 355 hectares , making it the largest inner city open space in the world. Abandoned and turned into a park/community garden.. You can bike ride, wind surf on a skate board, rollerblade, picnic, exercise, people watch, wander through the community garden and nibble on herbs... or just sit and enjoy the BEST sunset in Berlin.
Mauerpark - Markets and Karaoke on a Sunday
Hellsee- it's beautiful natural forest, trees with exceptional barks, fallen trees and the lake is nice, too! it's empty during the week
Vabali (Huge outdoor/indoor complex of saunas / spas/ cold plunge pools/water beds if you need a nap. It’s cheap and at scheduled times they bring salt scrubs into the saunas for everyone.... No clothing allowed. It’s awesome)
soba.32 - neoukolln (Archival)
Pick n Weight (bergmannstrasse 102)
Humana (Frankfurter Tor 3, Karl-Marx-Straße 13)
Bars, Drinks, Day Parties!
Heideglühen- twice a month Saturday - day party, going from 11am - midday the next day. It’s an absolute MUST if it’s on, I suggest going in at 11am to get your stamp and coming back later at like 5 or so. Otherwise the line will be about 3 hours long
Tier (fancy cocktails)
Paolo Pinkel (good vibes)
JaJa (natural wine)
Klunkerkranich (rooftop, you enter through a strange mall car park)
I have seen some amazing exhibitions in Berlin. Hop online and see what is on when you are there!
Museum des dinge-werkbundarchiv (museum of stuffs)
Art Museum C/O berlin for contemporary art and photography
Bode Museum for Italian renaissance & gothic Art.