Ben & Jerry’s One Sweet Social at Wünderlust – 20th October 2016

I have a good opinion of Ben & Jerry's. They simultaneously make great ice cream and are unafraid of taking political stances on issues such as climate change, LGBT rights, and, most recently, the Black Lives Matter campaign. Continuing in this spirit they held what I can only describe as a community fundraiser ice-cream party…

Weinerei Forum, Berlin

For wine connoisseurs and casual drinkers alike, Weinerei Forum is an experience. Although the establishment operates as a relaxed vegetarian/vegan café by day, it is the evening when it should be visited. Go after 20:00 and the place is transformed into a chic pay-what-you-want wine bar, where for an entrance fee of €2 you are…

Siegesäule, Berlin

Standing proudly in the heart of Berlin's Großer Tiergarten is the Siegesäule (Victory Column). Created to commemorate a flurry of victories for the newly formed German nation in the 19th century, the 67m tower was officially inaugurated on 2 September 1873 where it originally stood in the Platz der Republik (Place of the Republic). City…

English Bookshops of Prenzlauer Berg

The wide boulevards of Prenzlauer Berg are unlikely to be places you find yourself wandering down on a whim, but this is precisely where bookshops Shakespeare & Sons, St. George's English Bookshop, and Do you read me?! are to be found. Catch the underground from Alexanderplatz to Eberswalder Straße and you emerge in a beautiful…

Schlossgarten Charlottenburg, Berlin

The Schlossgarten Charlottenburg (Castle Garden of Charlottenburg) is 55-hectares of parkland that accompanies the eponymous castle, encompassing darkly wooded groves and wide graveled boulevards, plus a meandering river.  The garden was created in the 17th century after plans made by French landscape gardener Siméon Godeau, and was intended to be in the classical Baroque style.…

Alte Nationalgalerie, Berlin

At 9.30am on a Saturday morning, Museum Island (Museum Insel) looks like a painting. The classical architecture is awash with golden morning sun and the streets have a hazy, warm quality, as if produced in watercolour. It is a perfect backdrop to the Alte Nationalgalerie (Old Nationalgallery), which is snugly situated on Museum Island next…

Pee Pees Katzen Café, Berlin

If you are of the opinion that there is nothing more comforting than a combination of cats, coffee, and cake, then Pee Pees Katzencafé is likely to become your new favourite place in the city. Located on a quiet street in Berlin's hip Neukölln area, Pee Pees is Berlin’s first and only cat-café. In fact,…

me Collectors Room, Berlin

With its modern glass frontage contrasted against the quaint neoclassical architecture of its neighbours along Auguststraße, it is difficult to miss me Collectors Room. Part chilled café, part exhibition space, the gallery also plays host to the Olbricht Collection – a showcase of over 200 curiosities ranging from intricately crafted wooden skulls to stuffed turtles.…