My Berlin Blog

In-depth reviews and articles about this unique city.

An Enchanted Castle

Schloss Biesdorf, a fabulous Italianate-style villa with beautiful parkland, is my latest Berlin discovery. Rather like Sleeping Beauty’s fairytale castle, it has been restored to …

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Cool Summer Culture

When the temperature rises, it’s good to escape the crowds and get out of the city centre. In Berlin, there’s a host of cool culture …

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Cool tips for a hot day

In a Berlin heatwave, it’s easy to stay cool – in every sense of the word. If you look down on the German capital from …

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Einstein

Einstein in Berlin

Albert Einstein’s Berlin years (1914-1932) were set against a backdrop of tumultuous times. The 20th Century had opened with great hopes, but soon developed into …

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Charlotte’s Amazing House of Treasures

The Gründerzeitmuseum, tucked away in Mahlsdorf on the eastern edge of Berlin, is home to a unique collection of furniture, antiques and curios. Its name …

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The Art of Society

Berlin’s Neue Nationalgalerie is back after almost six years of reconstruction. I can’t imagine a more fitting exhibition space for 20th Century visual arts.  With …

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Berlin Global

“Only Connect” “Only connect and both shall be exalted” is the essence of the Humboldt Forum. When E.M.Forster famously used these words he was linking …

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The Humboldt Forum – a Palace for all Peoples

The Berlin Palace (Stadtschloss) is back in Berlin, a least in part. The opening ceremony took place on 20th July 2021 and the golden cross …

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Temples of Drama and Music

The very word opera conjures up high drama – and no city does it better than Berlin. Over the past century it has experienced lawlessness …

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The Fantastic Futurium

And now for something completely different – a museum that looks forward to the future rather than back to the past. Called the ‘Futurium’ or …

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