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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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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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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Travel Journalism Courses in Berlin
Our students work together to write a travel guide

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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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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