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Neighborhood Tour: Charlottenburg, Berlin

Our very first Family Sponge neighborhood tour is of Charlottenburg, which is a beautiful neighborhood in Berlin, Germany. Founder and hair style enthusiast of Berlin Hair Baby is sharing her neighborhood with us today. So grab your coffee and join us for a stroll through the Berlin streets.


Lake Lietzensee
This lake is five minutes from our place and has two playgrounds and two beer gardens. Drink a beer while the kids tear it up, yeah! There’s no swimming allowed but several other Berlin lakes are swimmer friendly. I took this photo in the summertime when everyone gets their lounge/tan on.


Radkonzept
Bike repair shop which also sells handmade cycles from Patria. Owner Shaun Paul Simmons is an American who speaks excellent German and is amazingly talented with bikes. In the summer, this is a fun hang out spot for cycle enthusiasts.


De Maufel Bistro
Delicious food and drinks mainly from Luxembourg. The best coffee to be found in Berlin! Also delightful quiches, cheeses, wines and salads. I often meet my husband here for lunch as its right near his office.


FinKid
I buy all of my son’s outerwear here. A Finnish brand with superior quality jackets, ski pants, hats and gloves. LOVE!


Paulinchen
Leonhardtstrasse 11
14057 Berlin
Children’s second hand clothing, wagons and furniture. Excellent value and quality.


Flowershop Vogt

Leonhardtstr. 6, 14057 Berlin
030/3238552 ‎

Everyone was sad when Frau Vogt passed away two years ago; but thankfully her flower shop continues to live on. This place is an institution on Leonhardtstrasse! Frau Vogt used to correct my German and taught me new vocabulary related to plants and flowers.


Bonita Perla Jewelry Workshop
Unfortunately my camera battery died as we began to film in front of Bonita Perla – but it’s right next door to the flower store. Here you can hand make your own necklaces, earrings and bracelets. The owner Melanie is lovely, helpful, creative and so kind! This is where I would often find inspiration and make my jewelry on rainy days.


Cafe Manstein
Witzlebenstr. 32
14057 Berlin
This is the cafe I’m at with my son in the video below. A hip spot right off of Lake Lietzensee with a delicious menu!


Weinhandlung Hertz

Herr Hertz knows his wine! I organized two incredible wine tastings at his shop and there’s nothing like sitting with friends on Leonhardtstrasse late into the night. Herr Hertz brings out maps of the regions, wood and different textures and also his partner creates a delicious food menu to accompany the tasting. (note: his English is minimal so it’s better to communicate in German).


Cafe Dollinger

Hard core local hang out right off of Stuttgarterplatz. German speciality menu and good beer selection.


Video Tour
Walk the Berlin streets with me  in ’Day in the Life’ video featuring my street “Leonhardtstrasse” in the heart of Charlottenburg! I filmed this over the past few weeks as autumn transitioned into winter, so first you see fall foliage and then stark, bare trees.

 

Speak your mind…

Do you have an awesome neighborhood? Share with us why it is so special to you.(We are accepting Neighborhood Tour submissions!)

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10 Responses to Neighborhood Tour: Charlottenburg, Berlin

  1. HRH Mommy December 22, 2011 at 11:23 am #

    What a FUN idea!! I felt like I was in Germany again. Being from The Netherlands, a lot of the culture and references are familiar to me. Thank you for taking us on the tour. It was like a mini-vacation :-)

    • familysponge December 22, 2011 at 1:38 pm #

      Well, you might be in for a treat Marieke! I am getting my pics together for a travel feature on the Netherlands. ;) And my sister and I are making poffertjes tomorrow with a cast iron grill I bought in Amsterdam. I just love the Dutch life.

    • Joanna June 27, 2014 at 5:18 am #

      I couldn’t agree more…. definitely a great idea :)

  2. Popo Joy December 22, 2011 at 11:23 am #

    What a great neighborhood tour. Germany was already on my 50 beyond 50 places to see list, this tour helped build the excitement of my future adventure. I like the neighborhood tours feature too Family Sponge.

    • familysponge December 22, 2011 at 10:22 pm #

      Joy, please feel free to submit a neighborhood tour. I know people would love to see your favorite spots on Kauai. :-) hello(at)familysponge(dot)com

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  6. Stephan July 15, 2014 at 4:11 am #

    Charlottenburg definitely is one of the nicest places in Berlin… I love it!

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