Eisenhüttenstadt: the flagship socialist city
Eisenhüttenstadt city Germany

Welcome to the largest monument in Germany – a sleepy city steeped in history. Founded in 1950, Eisenhüttenstadt is technically the newest city in Germany. It was known as Stalinstadt between 1953 and 1960, and was built to be a shining example of the socialist doctrine. Although the city resembled many of its Baroque predecessors, […]

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Stadtfarm – Lichtenberg’s inner city farm
Stadtfarm Berlin

Stadtfarm (city farm) is a wonderous addition to life in Lichtenberg. As you’re travelling from Herzbergstraße towards Marzahn, you’ll find yourself in a bastion of nature, resplendent with healthy, natural stuff – trees, grass, wildlife and fresh(er) air. It’s certainly a welcome and surprising change from the often bleak East Berlin surroundings. They raise farmyard […]

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Artists in solidarity
coronavirus fundraiser

We would like to raise awareness of a new coronavirus fundraising campaign launched by one of our partners, street artist Ale Senso. Ale lives in Berlin, but is originally from Bergamo, once the epicentre of the Covid-19 crisis, and still one of the worst hit areas. To help provide crucial funding for the overstretched hospitals […]

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Stand-up comedy Berlin
Berlin's stand up comedy scene

This is a guide to stand-up comedy in Berlin, but first some background… Where does stand-up come from? For decades stand-up comedy has been one of the most popular entertainments in the world. It has roots in such traditional 19th-century genres as music hall and variety show. Wikipedia says stand-up is the “freest form of […]

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Prinz Eisenherz Buchhandlung
Prinz Eisenherz Buchhandlung gay book store Berlin

Prinz Eisenherz Buchhandlung is Berlin’s definitive queer bookstore, presided over by friendly co-owners Franz Brandmeier and Roland Müller-Flashar. Located in Motzstraße in the heart of Schöneberg, Berlin’s traditional gay neighbourhood, Eisenherz has been in business for more than 40 years. On the store’s shelves one can find a thorough selection ranging from History titles to […]

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Sustainable tourism: how we’ll do our part
Sustainable tourism, our efforts

Sustainable tourism is a hot topic within the tour and travel industries at the moment. I have attended multiple industry networking events and expositions in the past year, and it’s clear that sustainability within this sector is something we all need to take seriously. The time has come for us to see how we can […]

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Travel Journalism Courses in Berlin
Feedback on your written work

Treetop Travel Journalism is a creative organisation, based in Berlin, that provides the opportunity to visit and write about one of the world’s most intriguing cities, via our travel journalism courses. Those on the 3-4 weeks projects attend travel writing workshops where they plan and write a travel guide, with the programme culminating in the […]

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Why join a travel writing programme abroad?
Travel jwriting workshop in Berlin

In this article I’ll be answering the question ‘why join a travel writing programme abroad?’ To do this I’ll give five answers: 1. To enhance your writing ability. 2. A Travel writing programme abroad is a great way to explore a new city 3. You will gain first hand experience working as part of a […]

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Our top 3 travel writing tips
Feedback on your written work

1st travel writing tip – inform the reader! If you miss the crucial step of informing the reader of such details as price, location and opening times, and focus solely on your personal experiences, you’ve drifted away from travel writing and entered the realm of memoirs. 2nd travel writing tip – immerse your audience! Travel […]

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