My Berlin Blog

In-depth reviews and articles about this unique city.

Category: The Outer Edges

Museum Barberini – the new pride of Potsdam

Potsdam is the capital and crown jewel of the Federal State of Brandenburg. Renowned for its exquisite baroque architecture, beautiful Prussian royal palaces and gardens, …

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Tegel and Humboldt

Most visitors to Berlin associate Tegel with the name of the main airport. But for Berliners themselves, it has always been an area on the …

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Spandau Revisited

Stations at the end of the line always have a magnetic attraction.Traveling westwards on the Berlin underground (U- Bahn- Linie 7), trains have ‘Rathaus Spandau’ …

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‘Kumami’ in Köpenick – a Japanese gem

  Some restaurant experiences are simply perfect. If you love Japanese food and fancy a real treat, it’s well worth taking a trip out to ‘Kumami’ …

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Beautiful Backwaters

It’s surprising how few tourists venture on to the waterways of East Berlin and beyond. And yet they are so easily accessible. Last week I …

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Day Trip to Wannsee

As if it were some kind of magic castle, Berlin is encircled by lakes and forests. Its outer edges offer endless possibilities for easy day …

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Tiptoe through Treptow

When the weather is damp and depressing, nothing beats a good walk to fight the blues. The legendary Berliner Luft never disappoints – even in …

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If you go down in the woods today…

This week’s blog was originally written in German by Dorothea Lehmann and was inspired by a recent visit to the Grunewaldsee, a beautiful forest lake …

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Berliners escape to their colonies

Last Sunday I was lucky enough to spend the afternoon in a Berlin ‘colony garden’. It was the perfect escape from the concrete and heat …

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Walking with Angels

Ever since Wim Wenders’ 1987 film, ‘Himmel über Berlin’ (‘Wings of Desire’) I have been looking for angels in the Berlin sky. Some actually appeared …

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