X-mas in Berlin

It’s now officially that time of the year. So don’t hold yourself back. Splurge on Gluehwein, forget your gym pass for a moment and knock yourself out with a delicious Wurst or simply enjoy the chilly but unique atmosphere of one of over eighty Berlin Christmas markets. Every single one of them offers something special you won’t find anywhere else.

The closest one to Amstel and certainly the poshiest is the Weihnachstmarkt at Charlottenburg Castle. No other X-mas market in Berlin combines such a great variety of goods and gifts sprinkled with a touch of winter fairytale. You rarely find as many attractions happening in one place. Don’t miss a golden tents where artists and furniture designers present their best and most priceworthy pieces. For kids there is ferris wheel and a petting ZOO. If you’re looking for a family adventure this market surely ticks all the boxes.

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Market of The Continents

An incredible journey around the world starts this weekend.

Columbus. Hamburgers. Indians. Carneval. If these four words just about sum up your knowledge about America, it’s high time to move your booty and do something about it. Market of the Continents celebrates in Dahlem Museums its 16th anniversary and presents the best of American arts. Read more

There goes the neighborhood

It’s no secret that one of Amstel’s most coziest and frendliest neighbors is just a stone’s thrown away. One of Moabit’s popular hang-outs, the Arminius market hall is an fact an old lady that welcomed it’s first visitors in 1891. Badly damaged in the Second World War, it was restored in 1950 and reopened. What grabs you right away is the overwhelmingly detailed interior. You feel like the original plan had been to built a church, then halfway through the architects decided to drop the idea and build a public market place instead. It’s the elaborate archways and floral ornaments together with high ceilings and cathedral – like windows that make you feel like you’re in a holy place. If you worship good and quality food, Arminius Market Hall is your temple. Explore now!