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5 alternative experiences in Berlin

Refreshingly different experiences in the German capital

Wild Berlin! The vibrant city pulses with life, and life takes place on the streets, especially during summer. An atmosphere of departure, one could say – the perfect city for people who like to try out new things and look for the special amongst the ordinary. To make your stay in Berlin something special, we have gathered an eclectic collection of five different locations. Be alive in Germany’s capital of contrasts!

Urban Treehouse

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A childhood dream come true! These cosy designer treehouses right in the middle of the city make you want to move in and stay forever. On short call, they are only available for members of the Urban Treehouse Family so you might want to get in touch and apply for membership before your next trip to Berlin. www.urban-treehouse-berlin.com

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Frame Punk

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Tailored suits are so passé – now it’s all about made-to-measure glasses! If you want something truly unique, you just have to have it made. This is why these frame punks specialise in designing glasses for 3-D printing. This way, they fit perfectly and suit the customer’s face ideally. At last, all your spectacle dreams will come true! www.framepunk.com

Calligaris

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Founded 1923 as a small furniture-making business, Calligaris now offers the most beautiful Italian-designed furniture in its new Berlin flagship store. We guarantee you’ll fall in love with many of the beautiful pieces, whether you come to buy or just window shop. But the showroom alone is worth a visit! www.calligaris.de

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Of/Berlin

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If you go on a trip, of course you’ll want to bring small gifts back to your friends and family. But souvenirs are so old-fashioned – or are they? Not necessarily! At Of/Berlin, you’ll find beautiful Berlin-themed presents, souvenirs with style and class! There’s everything from chic home accessories to chocolate in enchanting boxes printed with the Berlin bear. www.ofberlin.com

Bauhaus Archiv

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Bauhaus is as historical as it is contemporary, this style of architecture and design has lost absolutely nothing of its appeal. At Bauhaus archive Berlin, museum for design, there’s so much to be admired: from the building itself to various design-themed aesthetic exhibitions. This summer, there’s a temporary exhibition on textiles. www.bauhaus.de

1 Urban Treehouses
2 Frame Punk
3 Calligaris Flagship Store
4 Of/Berlin
5 Bauhaus-Archiv e.V. /  Museum für Gestaltung