In September, we had a chance to visit Berlin – my absolute favorite city in Germany – for the second time. As always, Berlin was filled with culture and charm.
Berlin always feels like a unique space, where history exists everywhere in concentrated form. From the pre-war buildings, retro stations to the remnants of the Berlin Wall, you can really feel the modern German history wherever you go.
The Coffee – Café Einstein Stammhaus
We only had a weekend in Berlin, so we tried to be selective on where we visited. For coffee, we went to the Café Einstein Stammhaus on Kurfürstenstraße. Situated inside a villa, this café has a very artsy, retro vibe and has a great brunch menu.
Café Einstein Stammhaus
The Tea – Paper & Tea
Paper & Tea, a tea concept store in Berlin, is all in all a great place to visit. Their collection of fine teas in beautiful packaging, as well as their stationary collection with labels like Rifle Paper & Co. are definitely worth a look.
Paper & Tea
The Bookstore – Bücherbogen
A good bookstore is a must on my list every time I travel. Bücherbogen is a great place to browse books on art & culture and has a very relaxed atmosphere.
Hackesche Höfe in Berlin Mitte is a collection of different shops situated inside eight gorgeous art nouveau buildings. It’s worth a visit to admire the architecture and browse different types of shops and venues.
Rosenthaler Str. 40-41,
We had a lot of fun on the gourmet floor at the KaDeWe department store, where they serve a variety of international cuisines. The historic Paris Bar, an institution in Berlin, is also worth a visit for good French food.
KaDeWe Gourmet Floor
It was a pleasure to be able to experience this cultural and international city again. I hope my next visit won’t take too long.