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Can alternative Berlin survive

Walking tours are one of my favourite ways to see a city and one of the most fascinating features of Berlin is its street art scene.  Artists, musicians and all manner of creatives flocked to the areas that were left bereft after the war and subsequently the fall of...

Templehof Berlin Airlift

I was dubious about visiting Templehof but Phil has a genuine interest in Nazi architecture and really wanted to do this tour.  While you couldn’t call it beautiful, it is awe inspiring and we had a terrific guide to talk us through the intricacies of the Nazi...

Hello Berlin and the perfect day

Our base for this trip to Berlin is Neukölln, an east Berlin suburb that is blossoming into one of the most interesting and cool places to live in the city.  I’m not a huge fan of perfectly rounded edges and sanitised life, I like to see the cracks so this...

It’s Autumn – Blackberry Jam & Bushy Park

It’s Autumn – everyone has a season that resonates deeply with them and this is mine – burnished colour, fruit bursting with ripeness, those first open fires, leaves sweeping across the streets and hearty root vegetable soups. Scots Pine Tree at...

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