Looking to satisfy the vegan, on-the-go, bookworm in your life (even if that’s you!) over the hot Berlin summer? We’ve got you set with guides to dairy-free Eis, the best appy bikes and the best new Berlin reads. Other summer highlights include some real-talk from Spandau locals, the story behind the “Berlin lobster” and our journalist’s fight with an invisible enemy – the pollen of our beloved green city. Of course we’re also getting on the summer festicoaster, chatting to protagonists of HKWs UK-themed Wassemusik and dance festival Tanz im August. Plus: Catch up with cinema legend Jonas Mekas for his upcoming Berlin retrospective – and much, much more!
DREAMY VEGAN ICE CREAM Berlin’s best sources for dairy-free gelato tested for you
APPY TRAVELS WITH RENTAL BIKES The best and worst bike-sharing schemes in town
HOT BERLIN READS Four books to pep up your summer holiday
GOING CRAY-CRAY IN TIERGARTEN The American shellfish invasion and how Berliners are turning it into a feast
ALLERGIES IN BERLIN One writer’s quest for clear airways in pollen-polluted Berlin
THE MEAN STREETS OF SPANDAU How Ausländer are changing and shaping the district
PREFABULOUS ARCHITECTURE Meet Robbie Antonio, the billionaire entrepreneur who wants to bring 21st-century prefab to the city
Also in this issue…
TANZ IM AUGUST Annie-B Parson and Big Dance Theatre hit up Berlin
WASSERMUSIK Matthew Herbert’s Brexit Big Band opens HKW’s summer music festival
JONAS MEKAS We catch up with the godfather of avant-garde cinema ahead of his Berlin retrospective
SAVE BERLIN Dan Borden explains what’s special about Kreuzberg’s FRIZZ23
BEST OF BERLIN Berlin by app, a zine-y hangout and homegrown matcha
BERLIN BITES Poke peak and next-level shaved ice
…And much, much more!