Chantal’s House of Shame
Chantal's house of shame Berlin

“Ladies and Gentlemen, the Fabulous Chantal. It’s party time!” That iconic phrase, followed by Berlin nightlife queen Chantal’s voice laid over a sexy, slinky techno beat is the theme song for a very special party. Chantal’s House of Shame has now been running for more than 20 years – no small feat given how most […]

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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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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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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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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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Street art classes: our first workshop
Graffiti workshops in Berlin - the astronaut

Treetop Travel Journalism now runs Berlin style street art classes. You can read here about out very first workshop! At the beginning of our October project, Treetop teamed up with street artists Ale Senso and Stefano Paggano to run the first of our street art classes. The theme of this workshop was ‘Recycling in Context‘. […]

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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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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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