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What to do with an English degree
31Oct

What to do with an English degree

Ever wondered what to do with an English degree? We have 5 tips to point you in the right direction:…

Magazine Projects Berlin 2023
29Sep

Magazine Projects Berlin 2023

travel to berlin – create a magazine – become a published writer The job market is beyond saturated. Surge ahead…

Seenland Oder-Spree: lakeside lounging
06May

Seenland Oder-Spree: lakeside lounging

In Germany’s largest aquatic area you can picnic on the water in summer and soak in the spa in winter…

Lausitzer Seenland: from coal to canoes
05May

Lausitzer Seenland: from coal to canoes

A barren landscape becomes a world of water Lausitzer Seenland is a region in major transition. For around 150 years…

Havelland’s starry nights
05May

Havelland’s starry nights

This hiking and swimming hub gets even better after sunset  Havelland is an area known for its outdoor activities, lakes,…

Alexandrowka Haus 1 – Historical Russian tea house
25Apr

Alexandrowka Haus 1 – Historical Russian tea house

Alexandrowka Haus 1 Just a short tram ride from the central station in Potsdam, there’s a Russian colony that was…

Eisenhüttenstadt: the flagship socialist city
28Mar

Eisenhüttenstadt: the flagship socialist city

Welcome to the largest monument in Germany – a sleepy city steeped in history. Founded in 1950, Eisenhüttenstadt is technically…

Stadtfarm – Lichtenberg’s inner city farm
30Jan

Stadtfarm – Lichtenberg’s inner city farm

Stadtfarm (city farm) is a wonderous addition to life in Lichtenberg. As you’re travelling from Herzbergstraße towards Marzahn, you’ll find…

Corona Pandemic: the UK Govt’s response
07Aug

Corona Pandemic: the UK Govt’s response

Throughout the Corona pandemic, the UK government have perpetuated a state of fear and confusion among the populous so strong…

Working from home during the pandemic
06Aug

Working from home during the pandemic

Dreams come true, and thoughts materialise. Many times I imagined myself working from home happily, and here we go.  The…

Coronavirus lockdown: Hiking in Berlin
03Aug

Coronavirus lockdown: Hiking in Berlin

On March 12th 2020 I had tickets to see a gig with friends in the evening, and no plan to…

Lockdown – just get through it?
02Aug

Lockdown – just get through it?

I interview Poppy Roberts, producer, vocalist and DJ on her thoughts on creativity and productivity during lockdown. As the Conservative-dubbed…

Lockdown productivity: Shamelessly Lazy
01Aug

Lockdown productivity: Shamelessly Lazy

How did you spend your time during the Corona crisis? This is going to be a big question in the…

Working on the Front Line during the pandemic
31Jul

Working on the Front Line during the pandemic

Is this a temporary change or a permanent shift in the way we work? In early February I got a…

Dating during Corona
30Jul

Dating during Corona

“What is being built is architecture of oppression” [regarding tracking phones]. A global sabbatical – a stressed system, where the…

Artists in solidarity
11Apr

Artists in solidarity

We would like to raise awareness of a new coronavirus fundraising campaign launched by one of our partners, street artist…

Chantal’s House of Shame
08Mar

Chantal’s House of Shame

“Ladies and Gentlemen, the Fabulous Chantal. It’s party time!” That iconic phrase, followed by Berlin nightlife queen Chantal’s voice laid…

Stand-up comedy Berlin
27Feb

Stand-up comedy Berlin

This is a guide to stand-up comedy in Berlin, but first some background… Where does stand-up come from? For decades…

Design Panoptikum Museum
24Feb

Design Panoptikum Museum

Design Panoptikum is a museum like no other. This surreal collection of industrial objects aims to tantilise its visitors and…

Prinz Eisenherz Buchhandlung
14Feb

Prinz Eisenherz Buchhandlung

Prinz Eisenherz Buchhandlung is Berlin’s definitive queer bookstore, presided over by friendly co-owners Franz Brandmeier and Roland Müller-Flashar. Located in…

Spätis: Berlin’s 24hr Kiosks
13Feb

Spätis: Berlin’s 24hr Kiosks

On the way to meet friends? Grab a beer from the späti. Coming home from a night out? There’s a nightcap…

Markthalle Neun: Street Food Thursdays
12Feb

Markthalle Neun: Street Food Thursdays

Markthalle Neun (Market Hall Nine) is the go-to place, year-round to sample small dishes of the best flavours from around…

Schokoladen bar
10Feb

Schokoladen bar

Mitte is so central that it would be difficult to imagine that a place like Schokoladen is located there. It…

Classical music in Berlin: 3 venues to tempt you from techno
05Feb

Classical music in Berlin: 3 venues to tempt you from techno

Usually, when you hear the words music and Berlin together, techno springs to mind. However, as it did three centuries…

Tucker Brunch Bar – Drag Edition
04Feb

Tucker Brunch Bar – Drag Edition

Despite its fitting name, ‘Tucker Brunch Bar’ in Friedrichshain is actually not a permanent drag venue. On 7th December, however,…

Tipsy Bear
03Feb

Tipsy Bear

Located right in the centre of Prenzlauer Berg, Tipsy Bear is a friendly queer bar welcoming people of all persuasions.…

Berlin Christmas Markets 2019

Over the course of three nights, we went on a whistle-stop tour of four much-heralded Berlin Christmas markets in 2019.…

Sisyphos – a Treetop review
24Oct

Sisyphos – a Treetop review

Once the queue for this giant club has been conquered and the gates of Sisyphos have swallowed you; your body…

Sofia Berlin – a Treetop review
22Oct

Sofia Berlin – a Treetop review

Functioning as a Cafe by day and Bar by night, Sofia is owned by Hanno Schilf, a German film actor.…

Street art classes: our first workshop
20Oct

Street art classes: our first workshop

Treetop Travel Journalism now runs Berlin style street art classes. You can read here about out very first workshop! At…

Travel writing competition
08Oct

Travel writing competition

Treetop Travel Journalism’s first travel writing competition We are delighted to announce that as of today (October 8th) we are…

Books and Bagels: a Treetop Review
30Sep

Books and Bagels: a Treetop Review

A review of Books and Bagels, a coffee shop / bagel house in Berlin’s district of Friedrichshain. By July project…

Sustainable tourism: how we’ll do our part
13Sep

Sustainable tourism: how we’ll do our part

Sustainable tourism is a hot topic within the tour and travel industries at the moment. I have attended multiple industry…

One month in Berlin: Part 1
02Sep

One month in Berlin: Part 1

One month in Berlin: In this series of 5 posts I will relive the amazing summer I spent in 2016…

My Study Abroad Experience in Berlin
31Aug

My Study Abroad Experience in Berlin

1. My Study Abroad Experience in Berlin: 2017/18 Exchange Programme in University Potsdam. My study abroad experience in Berlin spanned…

Graffiti workshops in Berlin
29Aug

Graffiti workshops in Berlin

Treetop Travel Journalism runs travel writing courses, language development classes and customised city tours, and we are proud to announce…

Travel Journalism Courses in Berlin
29Aug

Travel Journalism Courses in Berlin

Treetop Travel Journalism is a creative organisation, based in Berlin, that provides the opportunity to visit and write about one…

Why join a travel writing programme abroad?
22Aug

Why join a travel writing programme abroad?

In this article I’ll be answering the question ‘why join a travel writing programme abroad?’ To do this I’ll give…

Travel writing courses: The July Project

July was the first of our summer travel writing courses In July we ran the first of series of summer…

Our top 3 travel writing tips
26Jul

Our top 3 travel writing tips

1st travel writing tip – inform the reader! If you miss the crucial step of informing the reader of such…

Our coworking space – tuesday coworking
16Jul

Our coworking space – tuesday coworking

As of June 2019 our travel writing workshops are taking part in West Berlin, at a coworking space in the…

Bei Schlawinchen: a treetop review
09Jul

Bei Schlawinchen: a treetop review

“Bei Schlawinchen”, a review: Antiques; oddballs; sherbet vodka Berlin has a mightily strong dive-bar scene, and the district of Kreuzberg…

Plötzensee Lake: A Treetop Review
03Jul

Plötzensee Lake: A Treetop Review

Plötzensee, a review: Frogs; a naked man; miscreants After twenty minutes walk from the gritty heart of Berlin’s district of…

Write a travel guide with us
06Jun

Write a travel guide with us

What’s in the finished guide? Our travel writing courses culminate in a beautifully finished product – we work together with…

Holzmarkt: a treetop review
20Apr

Holzmarkt: a treetop review

There’s a lot of ultra-cool hangouts to be found along Berlin’s river Spree and, on a peachy day like this,…

Creative Writing internships in Europe
04Apr

Creative Writing internships in Europe

Why sign up for creative writing internships in Europe this summer? For those budding creative writers, journalists and travel diarists,…

Internships abroad?
19Mar

Internships abroad?

Why should I take an internship abroad? Internships are a great stepping stone in between school / university and the…

Did Berlin just skip winter?
28Feb

Did Berlin just skip winter?

Last winter (2017 / 2018) I was feeling downtrodden from the grey and the bleak, frosty cold. I felt a…

Mauerpark Sundays
21Feb

Mauerpark Sundays

Mauerpark is a crazy place in the summer, especially on Sundays. Every week there is a festival atmosphere, featuring a…

Our Travel Writing Workshops
06Feb

Our Travel Writing Workshops

The students who join the summer internships at Treetop Travel Journalism have six hours per week in an interactive, collaborative…

Weißer See
24Jan

Weißer See

The ‘Weißer See’ is a quite remarkable inner city, clear water lake, situated in the Berlin district of Pankow (although…

Badeschiff
23Jan

Badeschiff

“Badeschiff” is a serious hot spot in Berlin during the summer months. It is a beach bar, right on the…

Schlachtensee
23Jan

Schlachtensee

If you are lucky enough to be in Berlin longer than a few days and the sun is shining, a…

Rüyam Gemüse Kebab
18Jan

Rüyam Gemüse Kebab

There are an inordinate amount of kebab shops in Berlin. The population is roughly 10% Turkish so there lies the…

Simon-Dach-Straße in Berlin
06Jan

Simon-Dach-Straße in Berlin

Our travel journalism interns visit sites all over Berlin, and one of the most bustling and memorable streets in this…

Gap Year Programmes
12Dec

Gap Year Programmes

Gap years should be productive, yes. But they also deserve to be amazing, once in a lifetime experiences. You have…

Welcome to The Canopies!
11Dec

Welcome to The Canopies!

This is Treetop Travel Journalism’s blog – ‘The Canopies’. It is a place for our customers and followers to gain…

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