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One day in Berlin

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Last month I spent a weekend in Berlin to visit some friends and enjoy the city. Berlin is one of my favorite cities in Germany. There are so many things to do and explore and it’s a truly vibrant and inspiring city. What I mostly love doing when being there is to stroll around through some of the neighborhoods like Prenzlauer Berg, Friedrichshain, Kreuzberg and check out little unique cafés and stores. I really do not get tired of doing that and would like to share some of those discoveries with you.

Neighborhood Wedding – maybe not the most popular neighborhood yet, but it’s getting more and more popular these days. There is this café called „Göttlich“ which not only has great coffee and antipasti, but is also a more relaxing place compared to the busy ones in Prenzlauer Berg. The staff is very friendly and the people going there are not as much „hippster-crazy“ as in other parts of the city.


Neighborhood Kreuzberg – in case it is your first time in this area and you haven’t had breakfast or lunch yet, go and explore the „Marheineke Markthalle“ which is a nice and smaller market hall where you can find all different kinds of food. In addition, the vegan supermarket chain „Veganz“ has a shop on the first floor.

Chapter One is a very popular coffee place which is more focused in the newer trend of Third Wave coffee than on Italian style espresso. Really worth to have a sip while being in Kreuzberg! And it is located very close to the market hall and the Marheinekeplatz.

If you then still feel like going shopping for a little bit, take the road „Bergmannstrasse“ to check out some small shops there. There you can also find a nice shop for organic cosmetics called „Bella Donna“ which offers a wide range of organic brands such as Oliveda, Martina Gebhardt, Dr. Hauschka, Bioturm and khadi.

Zwei Stunden sitzen für eine Schale Tee

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Letzte Woche war ich in Berlin und habe bei Herrn Tan Kutay an einer japanischen Teezeremonie teilgenommen. Mich hatte diese Art der Teezeremonie schon seit Jahren fasziniert – spätestens seit dem Film „Die Geisha“ (übrigens ein sehr empfehlenswerter Film!). Wirklich befasst mit dem Thema habe ich mich dann aber tatsächlich erst, nachdem ich mich bei „Tee Feinkost Tan“ in der Crellestrasse 7 in Berlin angemeldet hatte.

The Barn – mehr als nur Kaffee

Gelesen hatte ich schon viel über „The Barn“. Bei meinem Besuch in Berlin nutze ich also die Gelegenheit, mir selbst ein Bild zu machen.
Wie der Name schon vermuten lässt, sind die Räumlichkeiten von the Barn sehr großzügig und einladend gestaltet.
Ich bestellte mir einen Americano, (Espresso Shot mit einem zusätzlichen Schuss heißem Wassers) der mir mit seiner sehr fruchtigen Note und einem feinen Säurearoma sehr gut gefiel.