Urban Art Hall – Spandau
Art in the urban art hall spandau berlin

For many, Berlin’s westernmost locality of Spandau brings to mind the infamous prison, which was torn down in 1987 to prevent Neo-Nazi homages to ‘The Spandau Seven’, especially the notorious former deputy Führer Rudolf Hess. Presently, it is home to the Urban Art Hall. Berlin is rife with graffiti – both legal and illegal spots. […]

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Did Berlin just skip winter?
Morning view from Berlin Watergate

Last winter (2017 / 2018) I was feeling downtrodden from the grey and the bleak, frosty cold. I felt a lack of warmth from the people in the streets, cafes and bars, too. This sub zero dystopia was a sharp come down after a magical summer, and had me questioning if I had another Berlin […]

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Mauerpark Sundays
Our travel writing courses took us to Mauerpark

Mauerpark is a crazy place in the summer, especially on Sundays. Every week there is a festival atmosphere, featuring a flea market and food stalls; live music and dancing; barbecues and cheap beers. The market is a hugely popular and diverse place, where you can pick up jewellery, antiques, clothes, posters and Berlin memorabilia. Perhaps […]

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Our Travel Writing Workshops
Travel jwriting workshop in Berlin

The students who join the summer internships at Treetop Travel Journalism have six hours per week in an interactive, collaborative setting with our writing expert. This is an opportunity to put forward thoughts, imaginations and concepts for how the final guide should look and read. The classes will provide all the necessary support to make […]

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Weißer See
Summer gap year programme in Berlin

The ‘Weißer See’ is a quite remarkable inner city, clear water lake, situated in the Berlin district of Pankow (although easily reachable from Friedrichshain). A circle of woodlands encases the eye catching water, a path attracting joggers, dog walkers and anyone keen on an outdoor spot. Once the weather is hot enough, they open up […]

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Badeschiff
Pool on Berlin river spree badeshiff

“Badeschiff” is a serious hot spot in Berlin during the summer months. It is a beach bar, right on the river Spree, with everything you need too enjoy a long, lazy day. The main attraction is the ultra cool swimming pool suspended on the river. To have a glistening light blue rectangle installed above the […]

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Schlachtensee
One month in Berlin: lake schlachtensee

If you are lucky enough to be in Berlin longer than a few days and the sun is shining, a trip to Schlachtensee Lake in the south-west part of the city should be on your agenda. The forty-five minute journey on public transport from the city centre shouldn’t deter you. Once you leave the station, […]

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Rüyam Gemüse Kebab
Ruyam Kebab in Berlin

There are an inordinate amount of kebab shops in Berlin. The population is roughly 10% Turkish so there lies the explanation. Luckily Döner sandwiches in this city are a delight, a far cry from the slimy, fatty offerings in London, Paris and elsewhere. In the lovely neighbourhood district of Schöneberg can be found Rüyam. It […]

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Simon-Dach-Straße in Berlin
simon-dach-straße, a famous buzzing street in Berlin, seen here at night time

Our travel journalism interns visit sites all over Berlin, and one of the most bustling and memorable streets in this city is Simon-Dach-Straße, situated in Berlin’s buzzing district of Friedrichshain. It is seemingly endless – block after block of cafes, restaurants and bars on either side. The sheer range of cuisine on offer is quite […]

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