We moved to Berlin about five years ago. The decision to move was quick and spontaneous, a lip of faith. I was at a point in my life where I felt I knew where it was going and wanted to make a sharp turn. To restart and refresh, mix the cards. When the opportunity knocked, I knew I must take it.

Then we moved, it was February, and it was horrible. I hated it. It was cold, both the weather and the people. I felt like an alien, but as months went by and the weather got warmer, spring started, and I found myself visiting the nearby park a lot. I used to take a small journal with me, drawing and writing my thought, hoping that would clear and ease my mind. The cloudy thought cleared slowly, and I started to see Berlin. It's rough and beautiful, and now the place I call home. The music, the clubs, the people, the attitude, the flea markets, the little urban gardens. It's an endless source of inspiration, and honestly, the only place "Useless Treasures" could have come to life.

We created this map through those years of being half a tourist and half a local. Places worth remembering, returning to and recommending to people we love.

Here are our top must go places (random order)

1. Berghain - A legend.

2. Urban Spree - If you love street art.

3. Hasenheide park - Where I fell in love with Berlin.

4. Hamburger Bahnhof - Art is what it's all about.

5. Vabali - Get naked and relax.

If you think we left something out or recommend a place, we must visit, please let me know in the comments.

October 07, 2022

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