Into the Wild // Camping on Berlin’s edge

Waldeinsamkeit: the feeling of solitude that descends when you're alone in deep, quiet woods. (And also one of the loveliest German words, don't you think?) Berlin is ringed on all sides by the state of Brandenburg, whose rural terrain and small, parochial towns are a pretty stark contrast to the über-cool capital city. It's quite often ...

Get Out // A day trip to Lübars, a historic Berlin Dorf

Even the most die-hard urbanite comes to crave a bit of bucolic respite every now and again. Nothing quite like the curative qualities of fresh air, rolling green landscapes, and the smell of animal manure. Luckily for Berliners, this city--ever full of surprises--hides a quaint, well-preserved historic village within its borders. First founded in 1230 ...

Subterranean Subterfuge // Berlin Wall escape tunnels from Treptow to Neukölln

Curiosity is a highly underrated virtue. Especially in a city like Berlin, where curiosity--along with an observant eye--is frequently rewarded by an unending array of things to discover. Amazing things, beautiful things, tragic things--or oftentimes, a combination of all three. The memorial plaque outside Heidelberger Str. 35. On a recent meandering walk through one of my ...