Spätis: Berlin’s 24hr Kiosks
Spatis in Schoneberg

On the way to meet friends? Grab a beer from the späti. Coming home from a night out? There’s a nightcap calling your name from the späti. Need to wind down after work? 24 hours a day, your beer (or something stronger) is available from the spätis. Want to meet new people in your community or have […]

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Markthalle Neun: Street Food Thursdays
Street food Thursday at Markthalle Neun Berlin

Markthalle Neun (Market Hall Nine) is the go-to place, year-round to sample small dishes of the best flavours from around the globe. Talk about having the world in the palm of your hand! Located in a market hall in Kreuzberg, the bustling spot is open Monday to Saturday with permanent shops and fresh produce markets. […]

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Tucker Brunch Bar – Drag Edition
Tucker brunch bar in Friedrichshain

Despite its fitting name, ‘Tucker Brunch Bar’ in Friedrichshain is actually not a permanent drag venue. On 7th December, however, the vibrant café invited its customers to ‘Get Tucked’ while enjoying performances from some tucking masters, as they hosted their second Drag Brunch, as a festive end-of-year celebration. The chilled vibe of ‘Tucker’, on most […]

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Summer 2020 Berlin Project
Summer gap year programme in Berlin

What you’ll be doing on our projects.. We run monthly programmes throughout the summer in Berlin. The centrepiece is the creative travel writing project. You’ll get together with an international group to write, edit and design a travel based magazine to the city. We oversee all the steps and provide feedback along the way, and […]

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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. The bitter weather was no match for the Grog, Glogg, Gluhwein, Glubier, Lumababa and all the other cockle warming drinks that the portly, moustached locals offered up! 4. Weihnachtmarkt at Gendarmenmarkt At any time of […]

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Sisyphos – a Treetop review
Sisyphos club Berlin

Once the queue for this giant club has been conquered and the gates of Sisyphos have swallowed you; your body is hit by electrifying waves of energy that bounce off the walls. Each person functions as an atom, forming one great magnetic field of movement. Many will not leave for days. The magical garden lures […]

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Sofia Berlin – a Treetop review
Sofia cafe and bar

Functioning as a Cafe by day and Bar by night, Sofia is owned by Hanno Schilf, a German film actor. He prepares me a deliciously bitter coffee and gifts it with a fresh croissant. Hanno smiles as explains that croissants are on the house after 6pm. Over a decade old, this spot has become custom […]

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Travel writing competition

Treetop Travel Journalism’s first travel writing competition We are delighted to announce that as of today (October 8th) we are running a travel writing competition. We ask for entrants to submit an article of 500-600 words. The piece of work can be any form of travel journalism – a story of a journey abroad, a […]

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Books and Bagels: a Treetop Review
Books and bagels coffee shop and working space

A review of Books and Bagels, a coffee shop / bagel house in Berlin’s district of Friedrichshain. By July project member Shanti. With grand glass windows exposing its intricate collection of literature, it becomes impossible for any book worms to stroll by Books and Bagels without a curious peak at the very least. Although, once […]

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