SAPPHIRE Berlin by Daniel Libeskind– an architectural masterpiece

You might have wondered when walking the streets of Mitte. What is that new futuristic building doing there? One of Berlin’s latest architectural gems remains a mystery to many that pass this aesthetically pleasing building. It’s steel, it’s sparkling, it’s … Continue reading

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Colorful bears in Berlin – the mystery of the ‘Buddy Bears’ street art

Now that we’ve solved the mystery of the Berlin pink pipes, we’re hungry for more Berlin mysteries. So let’s solve that other question we get so often; why are there so many colorful bears in Berlin streets? It all started … Continue reading

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Berlin pink pipes – the mystery of the pink tubes in Berlin

Is it an art installation? Are they an architectural highlight? Are they landmarks for where the Berlin wall used to be? Do they transport oil and gas throughout the city? What are those gigantic colorful pink pipes doing all over … Continue reading

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A guide to getting your first tattoo in Berlin – 10 tips for your first ink

Researching and preparing for your first tattoo can be a daunting task. A while ago we wrote a blog about the best places to get your tattoo in Berlin. And we got loads of reactions. Most reactions are by people … Continue reading

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How to sound like a Berliner

Let’s be honest, nobody particularly likes tourists. So the sooner you blend in, the more a city and its inhabitants will open up to you to show all of its hidden gems. Same goes for the coolest city, Berlin where … Continue reading

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10 things nobody tells you about visiting Berlin – Berlin insider tips by Berliners

At Amstel, we’re all proud Berliners. Some of us grew up here, some of us have only been here for a few years. But we all know our way around town, consider ourselves ‘locals’ and together we know a whole … Continue reading

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Best vegan in Berlin (that everyone will love!)

Berlin is famous for housing all sorts of amazing kitchens. And since the horror reports of the impact of the meat industry on the environment and human health, the vegan lifestyle is becoming more and more popular. Here are our … Continue reading

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BERLIN BEACHES

As temperatures are rising, we feel more outdoorsy by the day. An urge to go for a stroll and taking picnics in Berlin’s beautiful parks, take long breezy bike tours, or nip on fancy cocktails on Berlin’s best rooftop bars. AND … Continue reading

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Staying fit in Berlin

For most of us, when we travel, the first thing that goes out the door are our workouts. And then returning home having to start 5 giant leaps back from where we left off. But when you’re in Berlin, you … Continue reading

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SCHOOL TRIP TO BERLIN – Berlin program and original activities

A piece of history on every street corner, culture galore and an exciting, cosmopolitan and creative vibes. There’s really no better destination for a school trip than a school trip to Berlin. Berlin has so much to offer that a 2 … Continue reading

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