Behind the Scenes: Training Wena for her next big performance…
Wena is becoming the next Lessie on German TV & Filmbusiness…
How does it look below Berlin’s surface ???
Themed tours – with or without Guid – escort you through nuclear bomb Shelters, Tunnels and other Underworlds. Be ready to see & walk through secret, long forgotten bunkers, tunnels and creepy Korridors – where History took Place!
It’s scary, the tours are not appropriate for children under 7 years old!! Especially for larger groups, i recommend to make Reservation in advance.
A TOUR is about 90 Min & costs 11 €/Adult.
Week’s overwiev of tours: http://berliner-unterwelten.de/weeks-overview-of-the-tours.1200.1.html?kw=2015_11
Further Information you find here: http://berliner-unterwelten.de/home.1.1.html
Ampelmann Berlin – the best Souvenir Shop !
Almost every corner Shop & Kiosk in Berlin offers Souvenirs. But The AMPELMANN Souvenir Shops are by far the best ones. The Company specialises in emotional lifestyle products with high utility value for everyone. The diversity of their product range and the quality is great!
What is so special about the Ampelmann? The green and red Ampelmens – former East German ICONS – symbolize a new, reunified Berlin. Today it enjoys a high degree of recognition and has become a well-known and amiable brand.
They also opened a Restaurant @ Monbijoupark an der Spree. Spring is close, time to check it out: http://ampelmann-restaurant.de/index_de.phtml
Berlin is the City of Artists. Only a few % of the people living here have a regular 9-5 pm job.
Those Berliners love to go out. Tuesdays Night – pretty much – is the only OFF-DAY in Berlin’s Nightlife.
One of the most luxury Clubs in Town with a huge Bar & a large Dancefloor. It is a great Place for some After Work Drinks! The crowd is 30 up.
Address: The Pearl | Fasanenstrasse 81 | 10623 Berlin (Charlottenburg)
This Bar is located underneath a Train-Bridge in Berlin Mitte, the Entrance is almost invisible. I passed by the Entrance about 3 times. You enter through a black metal door. The Interior is classy & futuristic. The crowd 30 up. Open Thu-Sat from 7:30 pm.
Address: Bar Tausend | Schiffbauerdamm 11 | 10117 Berlin
The Grand Bar
Address: The Grand Bar | Hirstenstrasse 4 | 10178 Berlin
Address: Dean | Rosenthaler Platz 9 | 10119 Berlin
The Bar belongs to the brand new Berlin Zoo Hotel desiged by Dayna Lee and Ted Berner. The décor is modern, stylish & sophisticated with quirky touches – it reminds a bit of Alice in Wonderland. The Ambience is classy but at the same time edgy. Mixed crowed 20- 50 up! Drinks are excellent (but pricy), can’t wait to try their Restaurant.
Address: Grace Bar | Kurfürstendamm 25 | 10719 Berlin
Kitty Cheng Bar
Great Bar that turns on a Club-Atmosphere after a while. The ambience relaxed & cool. The crowd is rather young (20 – 3o’s up). Musik: from RnB, Pop to modern House and Dubstep!
Address: Kitty Cheng Bar | Torstrasse 99 | 10119 Berlin Mitte
A edgy, run down club set in an old swimming pool building. Tiled and Graffiti painted walls are the main elements of its décor. It is a Cocktail Bar in the evening and a Club at night. Musik: Depending on the Event, but mostly House, Electro and Drum & Bass.
Address: Prince Charles | Prinzenstrasse 85 F | 10969 Berlin
A 2-storey electro, house Club, located directly on the Spree River. The Interior is fange and modern. Trough a huge floor-to-celling window you have a look onto the River. Open Wed-Sat from midnight.
Address: Watergate | Falckensteinstrasse 49 | 10997 Berlin
La Nuit Club
Transformed from a Table Dance Bar to a fancy Club. The main element of its décor are mirrors, you find them on all the walls and celling!
Address: La Nuit Club | Oranienburger Strasse 37 | 10117 Berlin
Currently one of the hottest Clubs in Berlin. Opens: Thuns – Sun from 10/11 Pm – open end.
Address: Avenue Club | Karl-Marx-Allee 34 |10178 Berlin
The Soda Club is located in the “Kulturbrauerei”. This Prenzlauer Berg Institution is a hot weekend location for locals and visitor alike. But it is very mainstream with a young crowd (18 up). Its Dancefloor have open from Thursady to Sunday all night long. Musik: Rock, Pop, Elektro, House & Mainstream.
Address: Soda Club | Alte Kantine | Knackstrasse 97 | 10435 Berlin
Berlin, the capital of Germany offers a wide range of culinary delights from all around the World!
Many People see Berlin as a abandoned and run-down City. Do not get fooled, because that’s what Berlin stands for: Urban, Edgy, Kreative & Low Profil. Usually most of the Hip Places are not immediately visible, they are hidden and not open to whoever would like to enter. Berlin is a very busy City with a high Business & Tourism Traffic. In 2013 more than 11,3 Millionen Guest were counted. On top of that, Berliners are very outgoing. Most of the Berliners are Artist and do not labour under a 8 -5 pm job. Therefore there is practically no way to get a table without Reservation, especially on Weekends.
My recommendations for FINE DINING in Berlin (most of them located in Berlin Mitte):
1. The Grand – With their very own Zigarre Lounge & Bar
Address: The Grand | Hirtenstraße 4 |10178 Berlin
2. Grill Royal – Chic & Entertaining
Address: Grill Royal | Friedrichstrasse 105b | 10117 Berlin
3. Pauly Saal – Chic & Hip décor, located in the Gymnasium of a former Jewish School
Address: Pauly Saal | Auguststrasse 11-13 | 10117 Berlin
4. Crackers – transformed from a Club to a hip Restaurant
Entering through a black metal Door located on the Friedrichstrasse, walking down a corridor (that looks like the Back Entrance for suppliers), passing through the kitchen to enter Berlin’s hippest Restaurant. One of the few Places where you are allowed to smoke (at the Bar thoug).
Address: Crackers | Friedrichstrasse 158 | 10117 Berlin
5. Borchadt – The hobnobbing Spot for the Rich & Famous
They serve a variety of culinary Dishes. Try their house famous “Wiener Schnitzel” & the “Australian Beef Filet“. It’s exquisite!
Address: Borchardt Restaurant | Französische Str. 47 | 10117 Berlin
6. Fischers Fritz – pure, classy luxury
Address: Fischers Fritz | Charlottenstrasse 49 | 10117 Berlin
Berlin is a great place for Shopaholics.
Every single Fashion Addict will find something here. No matter if Street Style, Urban,Burlesque, 60’s or High End Fashion. BERLIN has it all! The commercial stores & brands JUST AS funky, unique stores & boutiques with edgy & up-to-date Fashion, run by local and foreign designers.
Berlin’s Main Shopping Areas:
1. The Area of Kurfürstendamm
Here you find all known brands you might be looking for. From Bershka, Mango, H&M, Zara, Diesel, Kooples, Cos, BCBGMAXAZRIA up to Hugo Boss, Dior, Valentino etc.
In some of the side streets and around the Savginyplatz you will find small, individual Boutiques. For example:
– Knesebeckstraße (leading to the Savignyplatz)
KaDeWe – Kaufhaus des Westens
The biggest and oldest department store in Germany. Here you find ONLY High End Products (Beauty, Fashion, Food etc.)
2. The Area of Friedrichstraße
Very close from the famous and historical Brandenburger Tor. Here you have Stores like Massimo Dutti, Montblanc & Maurice Lacroix. This Area is surrounded by luxury Hotels, like the Adlon and numerous Bars, Restaurants (Borchardt Restaurant- famous for their Wiener Schnitzel) and Cafes.
It’s the Berlin Branch of the very exclusive Parisian department store. It is packed with high end products from perfumes, clothing to accessories – for him & her! After shopping you might enjoy the wide range of French Specialities @ their very own Lafayette Food Counter.
3. Hakescher Markt – for unconventional People
That is rather a Shopping Place for the unconventional Shopaholic. Stores like MCM, Karl Lagerfeld and Boutiques with edgy, very distinguished Products and Fashion. The Stores are presented differently, each Boutique has it’s very individual touch! Even if your not so much interested in Shopping, it’s a great Area to walk through, do some Window Shopping and have a Coffee or Eat. This Area is very artistic. You will pass Art Galeries, Cinemas, hidden Places, Restaurants and some Bars. From there it is only a 10 min walk to Rosenthaler Platz, which is a crowded and popular Night Hotspot in Berlin.
4. Mall of Berlin – 270 Shops
If the weather turns cloudy and rainy probably the best Shopping Place is the Mall of Berlin. Located directly next to the Leipziger Platz, one of the city’s main tourist attractions. The Mall has 270 Shops, practically it contains all the famous commercial brands (from H&M to Marc Cain).
Damn……….this Breakfast satisfied all my Needs considering the aspects of Flavour & Variety!
HEJ PAPA is a small Breakfast & Lunch Gourmet in the middle of Hamburg City. At the first sight it seems very plain and rustic, the decoration simple, a few big community tables and the counter in the middle of the Location with an OPEN KITCHEN kitchen. The Menu is short but diverse. They really care about the food quality and serve & sell selfmade Bread Buns, Marmelade & Co. Their Quitten (Quinces) Marmelade & Goat Cheese are the BEST!
A big Breakfast Plate (enough for 2 People) costs 10,50 Euros – no Beverages included.
SERVE BREAKFAST UNTIL 3PM IN THE AFTERNOON!
Address: Hej Papa, Feinkostgeschäft, Poolstraße 32, 20355 Hamburg
Lick your delicious IceCream and nip your Coffee with the very best view on Hamburg’s Harbour Front.
Miss Sofie recently opend the Doors! This very charming IceCream & Coffee Shop is located in the new, modern HafenCity.
They serve a variety of different IceCream Flavors, Crepes, Coffee, Beer and some Drinks!
Address: Miss Sofie, Am Kaiserkai 59 a Waterfront, Hamburg
Ron Abuelo – the “traditional panamanian Rum” made out of sugar cane.
Ron Abuelo was establised in 1908….. nowadays this Rum is higly coveted worldwide and the secret recipe of some very enjoyable Cocktails and Longdrinks.
Bottle Price: from 8 USD up to 100 USD.
3 cl Passion Fruit
3 cl Cinnamone Syrup
6 cl Ron Abuelo 7 years
Abuelos Rum Rita
6 cl Ron Abuelo Añejo
3 cl Triple Sec
1,5 cl fresh squeezed Lime Juice
4,5 cl Ron Abuelo Añejo
6 cl Cranberry Juice
3 cl fresh squeezed Lemon Juice
1,5 cl Simple Syrup
10 fresh Raspberries
5 fresh Mint Leaves
For more Recipes and Information: http://www.ronabuelopanama.com/category/blog/cocktails/