Berlin, Germany
Leonie, 26
Interior Architect
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Do’s and don’ts in Berlin: (Ex: Tipping: yes/ no, public transport tips, safety tips etc.):

Visit every museum possible (at least the Hamburger Bahnhof).

What do you do and why do you do it?

My life consists of architecture, furniture and food. Good food is a passion of mine next to my work as an Interior Architect.

How much do you spend on an average night out on the town?

For a dinner and then drinks afterwards I spend 35€ on average.

Which Berlin shops do you hit up when you’re itching for something new?

Van Nord store in Charlottenburg, Schee at Rosenthaler Str., Arket at Kurfuerstendamm, Hallesches Haus at Tempelhofer Ufer and Soda Books at Rosenthaler Platz.

Your all-time favorite musicians:

Bay Ledges, Alice Phoebe Lou, Chet Faker, Angus and Julia Stone...

Which neighborhood is it best to experience during the day / night?

Mitte!

What’s the area in town you’ll never be caught dead in?

Spandau.

What’s the one place in Berlin you think is underrated?

Charlottenburg-Wilmersdorf.

Where would you take a date for a romantic night out?

On top of the Teufelsberg with a picnic or on a boat in lake Wannsee.

Drunk and hungry - where do you go in Berlin?

To the next Döner booth.

It's freeeeezing out - what should a visitor do?

Stay inside a museum. Go to the movies (but watch out for OmU!) or if you wanna go shopping check out the bikini Berlin mall.

Where do you take your guest when you want to impress?

You always get a great view from the Fernsehturm.

Your go-to brunch spots:

Avocado Club, Superfoods and Organic Liquids, Hallesches House, Olive Eat, Roamers, Markthalle 9.

Your perfect night out in Berlin includes:

Drinks at Limonadier or Melody Nelson.

Which local creators do you admire?

Salty interiors, ernst, Anna Cor.

Special views that mainstream tourists don't know about:

Watching the monkeys from the roof of bikini Berlin.

Best place for a cheap bite on-the-go:

Tak tak Polish deli.

Tomorrow’s your last day in Berlin. How do you spend it?

Having ice cream with friends at all my favorite shops and sitting in the sun in the Schloss Charlottenburg Park.

You’re meeting the mayor of Berlin - what constructive criticism would you give them?

More trains at night!

photos by

Milena Zara