One wet and windy day, we headed over to Wedding to check out a Berlin cafe with a difference, one that alongside it's normal dining seats also has an old bus that you can sit and eat in (and even play-drive should you wish!). Here's my review of Cafe Pförtner...
Spring has sprung in Berlin and what a great city this is when the sun is shining! For that reason, I've decided to create a Bucket List of places to go and things to do this Spring in Berlin. Let me know how you get on and if you have any of your own to add!
If you don't yet know the Bergmannkiez ('Kiez' is a term given to a small community/neighbourhood within the city) than it may well be time you give it a visit. Set in Kreuzberg, this area is a mixture of a busy street filled with eateries and those enjoying them and small streets that are reminiscent of other countries and sometimes very un-Berlin. The area also hosts a popular weekend market which sells a mixture of household items, vintage pieces, some new clothing and a good selection of secondhand toys and Lego!
Photos Celia Topping and Sarah Winborn
For those of you with children aged 6 years and over, who are looking for ways to keep your child(ren) entertained, here are a list of activities to keep school-age children busy in Berlin
We recently headed over to Wedding to check out a place I've been curious about for quite a while, the Labyrinth Kindermuseum! I squeezed in a few photos whilst there and thought I'd write a review...
Having children needn't mean missing spending all your time in family cafes and at typical family-friendly spots, you can also enjoy some of the stranger side of Berlin (and it has a very strange side at times). Today we explored one such place, the Naturpark Schöneberger Südgelände, where you can walk along disused train tracks, peak inside the old train shed, experience outdoor exhibitions and inspect a real steam train.
Berlin is home to a number of family café which come in very handy for those with young children, looking for a way to keep them entertained on rainy and cold days in the city. They vary in size and equipment and all serve food to keep the mums and dads well fed whilst they watch the children play. A map featuring all the Berlin family cafes in this list can now be found on Google Maps here.
If you know of a cafe that isn't on this list or if one of these cafes closes, do get in touch and let me know. Family-friendly cafes and restaurants that aren't specifically Eltern-Kind-Cafés will be listed in a separate post...
Autumn/Fall and Winter needn't get you down, the colder months can have their bonuses and with them come Ice Skating season! There are lots of places offering ice skating in Berlin, including some of the Christmas Markets (which open in November) and I am going to list them here for you...
On an insanely hot summer's day this year, we headed out to Wuhlheide Park to see Berlin and Brandenburg in miniature! I have quite an obsession with miniature lands and love that Berlin has it's very own featuring well known Berlin landmarks as well as some others that I now want to see in person!
Tempelhof Airport ceased all commercial flights in 2008, but it was never just any old ordinary airport, having been not only a key travel hub, but mass rally ground, concentration camp and armament production factory during the Nazi era, and also a symbol of freedom during the Airlifts of 1948/49. Since being decommissioned, happily this huge field was not massively redeveloped but has become a unique space in the heart of the city for city dwellers to enjoy. You'll find a few kiosks and cafes, allotments, a mini golf course, some sports fields, a circus school and, in recent years, temporary refugee accommodation taking up a small corner, but all these seem minute when seen in the context of this vast space. And it is a wonder to behold.