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Vanille & Marille – (Ice) Cream de la Crème

There are 4 Vanille & Marille shops in Berlin, all serving ice cream made fresh daily from 100% natural ingredients in the backyard of their location in Kreuzberg, including one in the part of city I call home, Steglitz. There is an extensive range of ice cream and Lactose-free sorbets on offer, including a selected […]


Berlin Summer Rave 2013

Last night I went to my first Berlin Summer Rave at the disused Tempelhof Airport – a great location despite the distinctly un-summer-y weather. I went with Summer Rave veterans Steffi, Bine and Olli and after a few short queues in the Berlin rain we could feel the bass even before we entered the building. […]

The Berlin Airlift (screenshot from the documentary Cold War - Berlin 1948-1949)

Sunday Documentary: Cold War – Berlin 1948 – 1949

Part 4 of the fascinating and extensive Cold War documentary series by the Cold War International History Project, Berlin 1948 – 1949, deals with the response of the Western Allies to the Soviet Blockade of Berlin – the Berlin Airlift (Die Luftbrücke). Surrounded as it was by East Germany, West Berlin was dependent on a […]

I Love Currywurst - sign on a Currywurst van at Ostbahnhof in Berlin

Reasons I Miss Berlin #3 – Currywurst

As much as I’m enjoying some home-cooked meals and the opportunity to have a great take-away curry back in the UK, I miss my favourite Berlin snack – Currywurst. Over the last year I’ve been on a quest to find the best Currywurst in Berlin – my ‘Best of the Wurst’. Here’s a rundown of […]


Natur-Park Schöneberger Südgelände

An abundance of green space, the proliferation of graffiti and street art and the wealth of old industrial buildings are just some of the reasons why I love Berlin and Natur-Park Schöneberger Südgelände is the embodiment of all three. The most prominent feature of the park, visible as you enter, is the 50m tall water […]


Tempelhof Airport

A tour of the disused Tempelhof Airport in Berlin offers a fascinating insight into the city’s history, an example of public space being put to good use, if only temporarily, and leaves unanswered questions about the area’s future. During Berlin Fashion Week I was lucky enough to get the chance to go to the Bread […]

Stolpersteine 84: In memory of Max Matschke (Friedrichstrasse 34) in Berlin

Stolpersteine 73 – 86

This was another week when I seemed to see Stolpersteine wherever I went.  I have added photos of all of the Stolpersteine I saw to the gallery here. I saw memorials to: Johanna Baer (Dudenstrasse 32A); Wilhelm Machold and Julius Friede (Mehringdamm 88).  As I was getting my camera out to take a photo of these […]