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Guides & Destinations, Travel

A visit to Alte Nationalgalerie in Berlin

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One of my favorite things to do in weekends is to explore Berlin’s cultural scene. The most famous “institution” in that sector is called the Museum Island (or Museumsinsel) where beautiful museums such as Alte Nationalgalerie, Bode Museum and Pergamon Museum are towering side by side. In this post, I’m going to tell you about the first …

Guides & Destinations, Travel

Once upon a time… a classic guide to Berlin (part III)

hotel de rome berlin

Continued…  So now you’ve been on a journey back in time. You’ve experienced Berlin how it once was and you’ve hopefully come to understand what has shaped the German capital as we know it today. If you’re just half as intrigued as I am about getting a taste of the grand past of the city, …

Guides & Destinations, Travel

Once upon a time… a story of the golden era in Berlin (part II)

berlin 1920s

Continued….  The roaring twenties So far, we’ve been looking at Berlin from the pre-industrial era and beyond, where the city literally exploded in size and inhabitants. The German capital became a center of culture and arts – not only in Germany, but in all of Europe. Still, nothing quite compares to what was about to happen …

Guides & Destinations, Travel

Once upon a time… a story of the golden era in Berlin (part I)

berlin palace

On a cold and windy November night in 2016, I arrived in Berlin with a large suitcase, my laptop and a head full of dreams. Fast forward three years and I’m typing this, celebrating my third anniversary with the city. Like many others before me, I came to Berlin not knowing how long I’d stay …

Green Travel, Guides & Destinations, Travel

Hiking in Brandenburg: a family-friendly weekend getaway

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A few months ago, I embarked on a family hiking trip in Berlin’s lush Brandenburg region. In case you haven’t heard of it before, it’s the ideal place to connect with nature and completely unwind for a couple of days. And with just a short drive from the buzzing city center of Berlin, there’s really …

Hotels, Reviews

Checking in: Hotel Oderberger, Berlin

hotel oderberger berlin

In a city where everything is constantly changing, where the past constantly meets the present, and where the future seems brighter than ever – it was a pleasure to encounter a very special hotel with deep roots in Berlin culture. Welcome to Hotel Oderberger – a public bath turned into a serene city hotel. Could this …

Hotels, Reviews

Checking in: Sir Nikolai, Hamburg

sir nikolai hamburg

From Amsterdam to Berlin, Hamburg and Ibiza; the Dutch boutique hotel chain Sir Hotels is expanding and adding glitz and glamour to the European hotel scene. I recently checked in to their newest gem in Hamburg, Sir Nikolai, which oozes of sophistication and that “home-away-from-home” feeling. Full review below. Hosted stay Cheeky and fun! The avid reader …

Hotels, Reviews

Checking in: Strandhaus Boutique Resort & Spa, Spreewald

Sometimes, you’re lucky enough to experience a little piece of paradise. That’s how I felt spending a day at the charming Strandhaus Boutique Resort & Spa in Spreewald outside Berlin. This could definitely be your next perfect weekend getaway!  Sponsored by Visit Brandenburg True relaxation at the lake Since I moved to Berlin 1,5 years …