Author Archives: Nicolette Stewart

About Nicolette Stewart

Nicolette Stewart is a freelance writer based in Frankfurt am Main, Germany. You can read more of her tales of marauding, plunder, and international gorilla conspiracy at www.clickclackgorilla.com or find her talking about books on Twitter @bookpunks

The Best Neighborhood in Berlin: An Interview With Katy Derbyshire (and a giveaway)

Berlin Mitte. Photo copyright dpa

Berlin Mitte. Photo copyright dpa

Everybody has something to say about Berlin.  Even people who have never been there seem convinced it is the best city on Earth.  Katy Derbyshire, a translator, British expat, and Berlin resident, has lived there since 1996. When I talked to her at the Frankfurt Book Fair, I asked her about her to tell Young Germany readers a little about where she lives for our series on Berlin neighborhoods.

What part of Berlin do you live in? 

KD: Mitte.

What is it like?

KD: Mitte is very, very central with a lot of culture. It’s 100 percent gentrified… It’s no longer the coolest part of town. (That, she tells me, is now Neukölln.)  It is fairly international, as well.

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The Best Neighborhood in Berlin: An Interview With Der Irische Berliner (and a giveaway)

Berlin televison tower tv tower Berlin skyline

Berlin. Photo copyright Nicolette Stewart

Berlin.  Everybody loves it.  Everybody talks about it.  Everybody likes to say it is over, or has just begun.  But if you want to move there, it can be hard to know where to start.  Giulia Pines recommends finding the right neighborhood.  Her book Finding Your Feet in Berlin is full of helpful tips (in English!) about making Berlin your new home, and we’re giving away two copies right here.

In the meantime, we’re collecting more insider tips on Berlin neighborhoods.  Today we’ve brought Der Irische Berliner on by to find out about his neighborhood and why he loves it.

What Berlin neighborhood do you live in? 

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The Best Neighborhood in Berlin: An Interview With Sole Satisfaction (and a giveaway)

Graffiti in Prenzlauerberg, Berlin. Photo copyright dpa

Graffiti in Prenzlauerberg, Berlin. Photo copyright dpa

What do you  need to know to get settled in Berlin?  Giulia Pines’ book Finding Your Feet in Berlin has all the answers to your questions.  One of the most important factors is finding the neighborhood that is right for you.  But how to choose?  Which neighborhood is the best? Today we’ve got Kate from Sole Satisfaction here to tell us about her neighborhood and why it is awesome.  As for that book we mentioned, we’re giving away two copies of Finding Your Feet in Berlin right here, right now, so go enter and vote on your favorite Berlin neighborhood.

What Berlin neighborhood do you live in?

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The Week in Germany: So Many Interesting Links, There Can’t Be a Short Title

Full moon at the Frankfurt Dippemess.  Going on now until September 22.  Photo copyright dpa

Full moon at the Frankfurt Dippemess. Going on now until September 22. Photo copyright dpa

The Berlin Festival of Lights looks really, really pretty.

I know because Sole Satisfaction went, and she shared her pictures right here.  It looks pretty trippy.

What is grad school in Germany like?

Welcome to Germerica is here to tell you all about it.

Bautzen is also really pretty.

But not in the same way that the Berlin Lights Festival is.  You can look at photos on das Blog right here.

What is weird about Bavaria?

This Californian transplant in Bavaria is going to tell you.

Art in office buildings.

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The Best Neighborhood in Berlin: An Interview with Back to Berlin…and BEYOND (and a giveaway)

Photo (cc) flickr user optikfluffel

Photo (cc) flickr user optikfluffel

What do you  need to know to get settled in Berlin?  Giulia Pines’ book Finding Your Feet in Berlin has all the answers to your questions.  One of the most important factors is finding the neighborhood that is right for you.  But how to choose?  Which neighborhood is the best? Today we’ve got Ebe from Back to Berlin…and BEYOND here to tell us about her neighborhood and why it is awesome.  As for that book we mentioned, we’re giving away two copies of Finding Your Feet in Berlin right here, right now, so go enter and vote on your favorite Berlin neighborhood.

What Berlin neighborhood do you live in? 

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