Carl Goes Berlin
is the city guide for curious and creative people who want to become a citizen of Berlin for the duration of their stay, whether it’s for three days, three weeks or three months.
The vibe in Berlin at the moment is one that is brimming with creativity, with locals infatuated by trying new things and celebrating alternative cultures. The start-up scene is thriving and generating serious investment, yet the sense of dishevelled cool in Berlin remains. Eating and drinking out in Berlin is cheaper than many other cities in Europe, yet Berliners still love to eat picnics in the park and drink beer by the river. Artists and hipsters live alongside technology buffs and internet wizards, complementing each other’s styles and skills. The casual nuances of the Berlin culture represent an unshakeable Berliner spirit that newcomers can genuinely become a part of.
Carl Goes Berlin includes:
- Six interviews with Berlin locals, including a techno entrepreneur, a violin-maker, a pair of brothers starting up their own business in the city, a food blogger, a high-flying company founder and a pair of illustrators;
- Information about working in Berlin, including co-working spaces, networking and industry events, practical information about how to set up a business and how to get funding, how to learn German and where to go for a working lunch;
- Guides to the different neighbourhoods in Berlin, including tips of where local residents like to hang out;
- Our top tips of how to spend three days, three weeks and three months in Berlin;
- Where to eat and drink in Berlin, from cafés and pop-up restaurants, to beer gardens and splash-out dinners;
- Where to stay in Berlin, from high-end hotels and fully serviced city apartments, to quirky accommodation and design hotels;
- Ideas of how to ‘get lost’ in the city to explore Berlin for yourself;
- Practical information about how to get there, get around and generally get by in Berlin for the duration of your trip;
- Day and weekend trips away from Berlin, and a guide to other places in the world with a similar vibe to Berlin;
- More than 100 colour photographs to give you a sense of Berlin’s DNA.