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Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra and the Philharmonie

Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra and the Philharmonie

It was an industrial dispute which led to the creation of one of the world’s greatest orchestra ensembles,the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra. Since it's beginnings in 1882 it has gone from strength to strength and is now considered to be the world’s second best orchestra ensemble behind Amsterdam’s Royal Concertgebouw.more ...

Christmas Markets in Berlin 2013

Christmas Markets in Berlin 2013

There is no other country in northern Europe that celebrates Christmas quite like the German capital. During the Christmas season the streets are filled with colours and Christmas decorations, and the squares host an endless array of Christmas markets, where a spirit and special aroma takes hold and all kinds of Christmas articles as well as special food are on offer for these special dates. Thus, we would like to present the top 3 Christmas markets in Berlinmore ...

Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp

Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp

On the outskirts of Berlin, in the town of Oranienburg, remains a stark reminder of the horrors and atrocities perpetrated by the Nazi Regime, the Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp. It is well worth a day trip from Berlin to visit what was built as a model concentration camp and became the administration centre for the entire camp network across Europe.more ...

Apartment of the week in Berlin: the Kreuzberg II

Apartment of the week in Berlin: the Kreuzberg II

The Kreuzberg II offers a fat, comfortable king size bed, as well as a substantial sofa-bed, making it a great option for a couple, small family or pair/small group of friends staying in Berlin. Things we love about this apartment in Berlin include (but are not limited to) its exposed beams, calm white walls, soft blond floor and trendy red kitchen.more ...

Cake and coffee in the cafes in Berlin

Cake and coffee in the cafes in Berlin

When you think of Berlin, and Germany in general, the first eau-de-vie that comes to mind is probably not coffee. Famed for its beer halls, Berlin’s cafe culture is highly underrated. Kaffee und Küchen (“coffee and cake”) is a favourite national pastime, and stepping into one of the cafes in Berlin is entering a heady, fragrantly scented tradition of meeting friends and putting the world to rights over a brew. Here, we look at five of the best cafes in Berlin.more ...

Potsdam, City of Palaces

Potsdam, City of Palaces

Some 30km away from Berlin is Potsdam, an iconic city combining art and nature. It is dubbed one of the most beautiful cities in Germany, and is the perfect place to go on a trip from Berlin and spend an unforgettable day on holiday. more ...

Apartment of the week in Berlin, the Diana

Apartment of the week in Berlin, the Diana

Now that September is approaching, Berlin awaits you. The city is commemorating the 50th anniversary of the construction of the Berlin Wall, which divided the city in two for decades, marking a difficult period in the history of the city. more ...

The best gardens and parks in Berlin II

The best gardens and parks in Berlin II

The list of parks in Berlin is endless, and each his its own attraction whether it’s for families, friends or couples. Therefore, so as to complete our guide to Berlin gardens and parks, here is the second installment so you don’t miss out on the slightest bit of green Berlin. more ...

The best gardens and parks in Berlin

The best gardens and parks in Berlin

Now that the warm weather has arrived everyone is planning holidays in the main European and world capitals. One of the most attractive destinations is Berlin for diverse reasons including its nightlife, museums, cultural life, etc. A good part of the German idiosyncrasy is enjoying the sun (when there is sun) in many of the parks with which it is blessed, which is quite the case for Berlin. Germans like getting together with their friends and having a BBQ in their free time. Therefore, if you’re going to the city here is a small guide of the best parks in Berlin. more ...

Apartment of the week in Berlin, the Gendarmenmarkt VI

Apartment of the week in Berlin, the Gendarmenmarkt VI

Berlin is and always will be one of the most fashionable destinations in Europe and therefore one of the most popular places to go on some very cosmopolitan holidays in the heart of Germany. Spring is also approaching thus although it can get quite cold in this city, the weather is getting better and the temperatures milder. more ...

Enjoy Valentine’s Day in Berlin

Enjoy Valentine’s Day in Berlin

Berlin is an attractive destination for many reasons, and although its not one of the most romantic cities it still has a romantic side. So, if you are in the German capital on Valentine’s Day then here are a few suggestions because although its going to be cold there in February there’s some nice things to do inside where it’s nice and warm.more ...

Apartments close to the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin

Apartments close to the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin

Berlin is one of the most sought out destinations all year round and even more attractive for visitors at Christmas, if possible, for all the reasons we have previously mentioned in our Christmas series. Because, who doesn’t feel like some hot Glühwein (mulled wine) in one of their many Christmas markets in the middle of really cold weather and some unrivalled Christmas decorations and lights? It is also very popular thanks to its nightlife, its endless number of restaurants of all kinds, and of course its authentic cultural and intellectual lifestyle. more ...

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