Living in Kruezkölln means having the favourites of two of the best districts in Berlin. If Kreuzberg gets to touristy, Neukölln is a great alternative and the other way around. "Open your City" is the most recent campaign of Heineken trying to make your favourite places available for everyone. And what could be better than personal tips from people I can identify with. If I like what they do, and I like their style, I will most probably like their recommendations when it comes to bars, shops or restaurants. The Heineken heat map combines those tips in one huge collection making it an easy thing to feel welcome where ever you travel. As I often in new places this seems like a perfect option which is so much more personal than a tourist guide. So here we go...I visited my favourite places around Kreuzkölln and listed them below. I hope you enjoy them as much as I do and don't forget to check out the heat map for different tips, different people or different cities.
Korean street food, a tiny place, the best sweet potato chips I've ever tasted and a chicken flavoured with cinnamon, chilly and soy sauce. In the centre of Kreuzberg, this neon place is a very unique spot I like to pop by as soon as I can!
I definitely have a weakness for rooftops. The view, the feeling to own the world, and nothing that is in the way of the sun. The rooftop of the Neukölln-Arkarden is actually on top of the a car parc and looks like it's been build from scratch. Little lampions, flowers everywhere, a perfect spot for a first date or for the most beautiful sunset, or both!
The best banana bread in Berlin. It's warm and comes with cotton cheese and honey! And the toilet is hidden behind an alp scenario.
Coming from Hamburg I really wanted to live close to some kind of water place. Little did I know that I happened to pick the best one there is in Berlin. The Landwehr Canal has loads of little bridges and trees that drop their branches into water. It reminds me of Paris sometimes. Hot spot of the Canal is the Admiralbrücke. Everyone gathers around here, plays music, has a glass of wine, simply enjoys life. A mix of so many different people and sounds that you feel like you are in 10 different countries at once.
Berlin being the capital of techno music, makes it rather hard to find a hip hop party now and then. One of the clubs who actually does is PRINCE CHARLES. Besides their music choice the location is super awesome. What once used to be a pool is now where the bar is placed, and the ceiling is covered with little light bulbs that blink in the rhythm of the music.
My personal favourite breakfast in town. As I prefer salty over sweet, the Mediterranean plate they offer is the hit! I won't even start with their flower installations and their home made cakes.
Berlin might be huge, but to be honest if I can choose I never make it out the Gräfekiez. This beautiful little street has everything to offer. My favourite ice cream, the best little cake, my flower shop that always gives you the left over flowers on top, and the kiosk guy who knows exactly what I'm going to buy every time.
OUTFIT CREDIT: Skirt: COS // Shoes: onitsuka x andrea pompilio // Shirt: asos
PHOTO CREDIT: Marlen Stahlhuth // POLYPOL // Ann-Kathrin // Tilly
Sept. 1, 2014
Labels: On track
Oranienstraße 16, 10999 Berlin
Karl-Marx-Straße 66, 12043 Berlin
Admiralstraße, 10967 Berlin
Prinzenstraße 85f, 10969 Berlin
Carl-Herz-Ufer 9, 10961 Berlin
Gräfestr, 10967 Berlin