The Taste of Berlin (with Tips!)

One could call it ‘going local’ or being a ‘locavore’, but I think of it as a declaration of love to my favourite city in the world: over the Valentine’s weekend I tried to figure out what Berlin tastes like. Of course I had tried a (vegetarian) Currywurst and I’ve had my share of Berlin’s beers, but I knew that my city offers many more culinary opportunities. That’s why last Saturday I restricted myself to food and beverages produced in Berlin. And oh man, I’m still stuffed.

A stand filled with products from Berlin at Markthalle Neun
Image courtesy of Daphne Damiaans

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Looking Back – The Evolution of Strausberger Platz

There are few other places in Berlin where history is as tangible as it is at Strausberger Platz. Today, the “wedding-cake style ” buildings give little indication of the monumental upheavals the square and its access road, Karl-Marx-Allee, have borne witness to over the years – destruction, reconstruction, demonstrations and, most recently, its renaissance as an urban hotspot. Let’s take a look back at the historical events that have made Strausberger Platz what it is today.

An example for the “wedding-cake style” at Strausberger Platz

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