Two Fabulous Years
Wish us happy birthday! That’s right, because we turn two this month. In these two exciting years of Where Berlin, we have watched the city transform the way only Berlin does. We went to the opening of the Bikini Berlin mall and the Mall of Berlin, we celebrated 25 years without the Wall, we've watched the "City West" regain its former splendor, and much more. Whoever said that Berlin is "losing its cool" was wrong. The German capital is a major center of investment for developers from around the world so it probably won't remain pleasantly run-down forever, but its creative spirit and its casual energy are not fading one bit.
In the past months, we have been busy talking to people: we interviewed famous and non-famous Berliners, chatted with our loyal concierges to get their best tips, and asked chefs, florists, and designers to tell us what they love about the city. We want our magazine to be alive and fresh, and we think the best way to provide a current picture of this marvelous city is through the eyes of its inhabitants. So turn to page 10 for a shopping guide compiled by local experts, and to page 58 for chef Gal Ben Moshe's best food tips. And if you want to pay homage to David Bowie, who recorded some of his best albums here, turn to p. 14 for a tour of the Berlin he lived and loved.