Of all places I’ve been to, Berlin is one of my favorites. And I’m talking about the eastern part of Berlin. There’s a certain atmosphere and I just love the people there, they are so stylish and relaxed. I’ve been to Berlin quite a few times, even lived there for a few weeks to study German. This january I went with my boyfriend and it kind of felt like coming home. I could definitely see myself living in Berlin.
The last few days Berlin has been on my mind a lot. I want to go back. It itches. There are a few places that for me, make Berlin the way I see Berlin. These are my favorites…
Kauf dich glucklich
The cute and cozy cafe in Prenzlauer Berg area that sells the best homemade waffles ever, and has great ice cream too. The interior is great with all the vintage furniture, and there are a lot of items in the interior you can actually buy, including chairs. Everytime I go to Berlin, I come here for some waffles. The Kastanienallee location also has a shop with vintage and new clothing. Love that.
Flohmarkt am Mauerpark
Also located in the Prenzlauer Berg area, there’s an amazing flea market located in a the Mauerpark every sunday. It’s a really big market with everything from junk to amazing vintage items. I’ve bought some great vintage black boots here once. In the summer, this is the place to be on sunday. Searching for great vintage items on the crowded market, and after that lounging in the park.
Club der Visionaere
This is one of the clubs where I had the time of my life when living in Berlin. It’s a bar and club located on the riverside, and it’s a great hangout during day time, and quite a freaky techno club during night time. Ricardo Villalobos and Richie Hawtin come here. I wouldn’t mind hanging out with them..
When in Berlin, my boyfriend and I always come here for the best ‘Kaffee und Kuchen’. They make amazing cheesecakes. It’s located in the Mitte area, and we always stop by here while shopping, while it’s right across the street from the Acne and Diesel store, among others. Love the atmosphere here.
East Side Gallery
When visiting Berlin, you can’t escape it’s history. And you shouldn’t. One amazing piece of history is the East Side Gallery, a 1.3 kilometers long section of the Berlin wall, that is painted by artists all over the world. And right behind it lies a city beach! Great place for chilling out in the summer, I love city beaches. There are some quite good parties there, too.
Another great place to hang out when it’s smoking hot outside, is the Badeschiff. It’s a pool in the river Spree with a little beach. You can’t swim in the city river because it’s too polluted, but I love this bright blue refreshing pool in the river. Hung out quite some times here.