Our Editor headed to Berlin for cover photo shoot with prima ballerina Iana Salenko at the studios of Pickled Thoughts Photography, here’s Savannah Saunders’ guide to this cool city.
Hotel Das Stue is an uber cool hotel filled with modern art located next to the Zoo and Tiergarten. The hotel lobby is awe-inspiring with marble stair cases, dazzling lights and an alligator sculpture. Rooms are stylish with bright bathrooms, floor to ceiling windows and beds that make you want to sleep forever! The bar serves super delicious cocktails you can get enjoy before heading to one of the two restaurants.
Die Stulle in Charlottenberg is a cute cafe serving fat pancakes stacked with fruit, eggs on brioche bread layered with cream cheese, topped high with sprouts and chives. If you’ve ahd a bit night before, try their special house hangover cure – it definitely works!
Restaurant Bastard in Kreuzberg is super hip with tables on the street serving egg your way with a side pickle, topped with chives, fruit salad with yoghurt and fresh juices.
The Butcher burgers in Kantstasse hit the spot after a day of sightseeing. Loud music, cool interiors and perfectly cooked patties. You can find them in Amsterdam and Ibiza.
We absolutely love Herr Rossi in Prenzlauerberg for freshest Italian fare, an interesting wine selection and a casual vibe that makes you feel as though you live locally. Perfect for vegetarians, pescatarians and lovers of fabulous food.
Berlin has an outstanding and vibrant dance scene, excelling in contemporary dance. Catch a show or take a class at Tanzfabrik Centre for Contemporary Dance.
Berlin State Ballet is one of the best ballet companies in the world and you can’t visit Berlin without catching a show, where you can hear the audience chanting ‘Iana, Iana, Iana, Iana’, when Iana Salenko takes her bow.
Jump on a bike and cycle through Tiergarten for some green in the city, cycle down to Brandenburg Gate, take some time to visit the Holocaust Memorial, before cycling along the Berlin Wall.