Lifestyle & Parenting

But What About Berlin?

October 10, 2013

With the lovely Prenzlauer Berg neighbourhood as our base, we explored all this super hip city has to offer.


We opted for this airy, newly-renovated apartment located on Fehrbelliner Straße and steps from Prenzlauer Bergs cutest cafes, boutiques and parks ($100/night).


Down the street from the apartment is a friendly and affordable pizzeria, La Focacceria (Fehrbelliner Straße 23). Ask for pies to take away and sit in the Volkspark am Weinbergsweg Park just across the road.

Treat yourself to breakfast, lunch or dinner at the lovely Caffe Anna Blume (pictured). Its corner location is tops for people watching over delicious (and homemade) tarts and cakes.


You can only visit the former Stasi Prison – the Berlin-Hohenschönhausen Memorial – by taking a guided tour, some of which are offered by former inmates (5 Euros). Its a bit off the beaten track but well worth the effort for an eye-opening glimpse into history.

Book a free tour of the Reichstag Dome (pictured) a few days in advance (remember to bring your passport) for a fantastic juxtaposition of Berlin old and new. Enjoy coffee and cake in the upstairs café or make a reservation for lunch if you have time.


In Mitte, Neue Schönhauser Straße, is a bit of a hub for high street shops, including Vitamin Daily favourite COS (pictured). From there youre also just a stones throw from a covetable APC boutique at Mulackstraße 35.

Back on the main drag, The Galeries Lafayette is worth a browse, including the died-and-gone-to-heaven food hall (Friedrichstraße 76-78).

We may have blown through our savings in Berlin, but well be back! Julie Whelan


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