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.
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.
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.
Children’s second hand clothing, wagons and furniture. Excellent value and quality.
Leonhardtstr. 6, 14057 Berlin
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.
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).
Hard core local hang out right off of Stuttgarterplatz. German speciality menu and good beer selection.
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.
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