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Verkaufsoffener Sonntag advertised at Netto in Berlin Steglitz

Sunday Shopping in Berlin – Verkaufsoffener Sonntag

One of the things that most surprised me about Berlin when I moved here is that shops, as a general rule, remain closed on Sundays and public holidays. In addition to exceptions for a few supermarkets at the city’s busiest train stations there are though up to 10 days when Sunday opening is allowed each […]


Berlin Christmas Markets Map

The clever folks at An Amazing Earth magazine have updated their Berlin Christmas Markets Map for 2015, a festive take on the classic BVG network map. The city is awash with Christmas markets and remembering exactly where they all are can be a bit tricky.   An Amazing Earth have taken some of the best […]


Christmas Market Berlin by Matthias Makarinus

In his short film, Christmas Market Berlin, Matthias Makarinus has captured the essence of Berlin’s yuletide wonderlands. The film takes us on a tour of several markets for ice skating, fairground rides, sausages and Glühwein.  I’m pretty sure I saw: Berliner Weihnachtzeit am Roten Rathaus; Nostalgischer Weihnachtsmarkt am Opernpalais, Weihnachtsmarkt auf dem Alexanderplatz; Wintertraum am […]


Berlin Christmas Markets 2015: 6 of the best

The lead up to Christmas in Berlin means Glühwein, snow (hopefully) and digging out the thermals to head out on the annual quest to track down the Best Berlin Christmas Markets. With over 60 to choose from it’s not easy to decide where to go.  Markets can be traditional or modern, commercial or local affairs. […]


Tarnbeutel – Bag a Bit of Berlin

Love it or hate it, there is something very striking and instantly recognisable about the pattern of the seats on the Berlin U-Bahn and thanks to Kreuzberg-born Vinzent Britz you can wear your own piece of it in the shape of his Tarnbeutel (camouflage bag). The designer was initially pleased to supply his friends but […]