One month in Berlin: Part 1
One month in Berlin

One month in Berlin: In this series of 5 posts I will relive the amazing summer I spent in 2016 in Berlin on a travel writing programme. This post is part 1: My 5 favourite places to visit in Berlin in the daytime. One month in Berlin (Part 1): My 5 favourite places to visit […]

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My Study Abroad Experience in Berlin
My study abroad experience Berlin: Brandenburger Tor

1. My Study Abroad Experience in Berlin: 2017/18 Exchange Programme in University Potsdam. My study abroad experience in Berlin spanned from September 2017 until August 2018. I took part in the Erasmus programme, leaving University College Dublin (UCD) for the year to start a new chapter in my academic life, and unknowingly at the time […]

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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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Plötzensee Lake: A Treetop Review
Plötzensee lake Berlin

Plötzensee, a review: Frogs; a naked man; miscreants After twenty minutes walk from the gritty heart of Berlin’s district of Wedding, I found lake Plötzensee. This ostensibly tranquil, overgrown pond takes about thirty minutes to circumnavigate by foot. Sitting down on a bench about halfway round I was ready to label it idyllic; the most […]

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Holzmarkt: a treetop review
Holzmarkt Berlin on the river Spree

There’s a lot of ultra-cool hangouts to be found along Berlin’s river Spree and, on a peachy day like this, Holzmarkt might just be the number one choice. It’s home to live music, riverside cafes, pop-up food stands, a wine bar and charming hidden spots to spend the day in privacy. It pulls you in […]

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Internships abroad?
A Travel writer works on their laptop on a plane

Why should I take an internship abroad? Internships are a great stepping stone in between school / university and the workplace. It is a chance to gain some practical work experience in a field that is of real interest to you. Gap year breaks, university summers and just after graduation are often times that people […]

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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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