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Vanille & Marille – (Ice) Cream de la Crème

There are 4 Vanille & Marille shops in Berlin, all serving ice cream made fresh daily from 100% natural ingredients in the backyard of their location in Kreuzberg, including one in the part of city I call home, Steglitz. There is an extensive range of ice cream and Lactose-free sorbets on offer, including a selected […]

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John F Kennedy (JFK) Plaque at Rathaus Schöneberg Berlin commemorating his "Ich Bin Ein Berliner" speech

Famous Berliners: President John F Kennedy (JFK)

He was born in Brookline, Massachusetts and never lived in Berlin but President John F Kennedy is probably the most famous ‘Berliner’. In a speech on the steps of Rathaus Schöneberg on 26 June 1963 Kennedy declared: All free men, wherever they may live, are citizens of Berlin, and, therefore, as a free man, I […]

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Zsa Zsa Burger – Star Quality In Schöneberg

I have Chris Lietze of Blog’n’Burger to thank for introducing me to Zsa Zsa Burger.  My first visit to this Schöneberg burger restaurant was for BlognBurger11 and a few days later I was back again for more. My first time at Zsa Zsa Burger I was tempted by The Silence of The Lambs described on […]

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Famous Berliners: David Bowie

Almost three weeks ago now, on his 66th birthday, David Bowie surprised everyone by releasing a new song – Where Are We Now? – a melancholy tune that reflects on his time living in Berlin in the 1970s. Following the new single’s release my social media feeds were abuzz with (mainly positive) reactions and Berlin […]

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Famous Berliners: The Brothers Grimm

I’m currently reading The Brothers Grimm’s Fairy Tales (Grimms Märchen) so Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm seemed like a logical choice to launch a new series of posts on andBerlin – Famous Berliners. In this series I hope to present some of the characters whose histories have become entwined with the history of the city itself […]

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Snapshot: Goldener Hirsch (Golden Stag)

This statue of a golden stag by the sculptor August Gaul sits atop a column in the centre of the Hirschbrunnen (stag fountain) in Rudolph-Wilde-Park, previously known as Stadtpark Schöneberg, opposite Rathaus Schöneberg (Schöneberg Town Hall). The fountain was erected in 1912 and the stag is the emblem of the Berlin district of Schöneberg.

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Stolpersteine 179

I have added the photos of the Stolpersteine I have seen  in Berlin over the past week to the photo gallery here. The brass cobbles I saw were memorials to: Sofie von der Wall, Julius von der Wall, Therese von der Wall, Sigismund Basch, Herta Basch and Heinz Hermann Basch (Keithstrasse 14). If you’d like to know […]

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Photos From My Phone – November

Another new series on andBerlin, Photos From My Phone, is a monthly round up of some of the things I’ve seen and done in Berlin, many of which I won’t have blogged about. If you follow me on Twitter or Like my page on Facebook you may have seen some of these snaps before. So […]

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Stolpersteine 132 – 136

I have updated my Stolpersteine Gallery with photos of the Stolpersteine I saw in Berlin in the past week. The Stolpersteine were laid in memory of: Maria Leo, Jacques Borchardt, Franziska Borchardt, Helmut Michael Borchardt and Lilli Flora Borchardt (Pallasstrasse 12); Rosa Michaelis, Ludwig Kahn, Meta Kahn (Corner of Linienstrasse & Alte Schönhauser Strasse); Pauline Blumenthal (Veteranenstrasse […]

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