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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Schokoladen bar
Schokoladen bar Berlin

Mitte is so central that it would be difficult to imagine that a place like Schokoladen is located there. It is an underground venue that has a large diversity of events such as live performances consisting of various music genres, karaoke and queer nights. It opens every day at 7 pm and it gets crowded […]

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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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Tipsy Bear
Tipsy Bear Berlin

Located right in the centre of Prenzlauer Berg, Tipsy Bear is a friendly queer bar welcoming people of all persuasions. This quirky space is a gem for watching Berliners’ unique performances and, in this venue, you rarely know what to expect. Stand-up comics spark waves of relatable content within the community of sex, sexuality and […]

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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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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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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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