Relaxing your way through Berlin

Philippa Jarke is the announcer for Berlin's public transport system (BVG) and can be heard a billion times a year in the U-Bahn (Underground), among other places. Here she reveals where she relaxes in Berlin - and how you can discover Berlin the easy way!

Tomasa Villa Kreuzberg: Relaxed breakfast

Villa Tomasa is the perfect place to start the day with a hearty and relaxed breakfast. Because the café is located in the Villa Kreuzberg, right next to Viktoriapark, you get the impression of being in the middle of greenery, even though the park is actually in the city centre. However, there is no trace of Berlin’s hectic pace. For breakfast, there are homemade rolls and a large selection of vegetarian and vegan dishes. They all come with love, attentive service, and with a lot of imagination!

Tomasa Villa Kreuzberg
Kreuzbergstraße 62, 10965 Berlin-Kreuzberg
U Platz der Luftbrücke
Website of Tomasa Villa Kreuzberg

The city's favourite playground: Tempelhofer Feld

Bergmannkiez: Relaxed discovery of the city

I love the Bergmannkiez - so much so that I live here too! I find it relaxing, just strolling and walking around here, because everywhere you go you come across historical sites. Most notably, of course, is the former Tempelhof Airport, which is now a world-renowned recreation area. It's simply fun walking along former runways and landing strips. After all that exercise, you can simply enjoy yourself in one of the countless cafés and bars in the neighbourhood!

Between Gneisenaustraße and Mehringdamm, Berlin-Kreuzberg
U Mehringdamm, U Gneisenaustraße

Yaam: Relaxed partying

Yaam is a club situated directly on the river Spree in Berlin-Mitte and has long been a very relaxed location with a corresponding vibe. Only recently I attended a concert there - and it transported me straight to an imaginary Caribbean Island, with stalls modelled on small wooden huts. Where better to relax than in the Caribbean?

An der Schillingbrücke 3, 10243 Berlin-Friedrichshain
S East Station
Website of the Yaam

The Castle at Peacock Island, where you can actually meet the colourful birds

Wasserdreieck: Relaxed stroll

Berlin's beautiful surroundings offer a real break from the big city. For example, at the so-called Wasserdreieck, around the Havel, Groß Glienicker See, and Sacrower See. There you can immerse yourself in nature, pick mushrooms in autumn, or simply walk along the lake and riverbanks on old Prussian paths at any time of year. There is much to discover, for example, the spectacularly beautiful Church of the Saviour in Sacrow or Peacock Island, a popular destination for the Prussian nobility from long ago. If you like, you can also explore this area by steamer. The boats leave from Wannsee on the other side of the Havel.

Around Sacrow and Kladow
Ferry F10 from S Wannsee to Alt-Kladow

A pristine moorland and a real adventure: the Tegeler Fließ (Stream)

Tegeler Fließ: Relaxing on the moors

It's hard to believe, but there are some really unspoilt landscapes in Berlin, for example, in and around Waidmannslust and Hermsdorf, in the north of the city on the border with Brandenburg. There, boardwalks have even been built through a moor on the Tegeler Fließ (Stream). The footbridges provide unusual and exciting perspectives of the landscape. In addition, all kinds of animals can be observed along the way. This is a real adventure tip!

Tegel Fließ
Walk from Waidmannslust
S Waidmannslust

Philippa Jarke can be heard a billion times a year as an announcer on Berlin's public transport system

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