Bridging education and travel, KEVIN.MUPRHY FAST.FORWARD 2020 gives you the opportunity to explore a new city while expanding your understanding of some of the top trends in beauty. You’ll dive into the latest colour, cutting and styling techniques while also gaining critical knowledge into consumer insights. Soak up inspiration from the culturally rich city of Berlin, Germany while acquiring creative habits from some of your favourite KEVIN.MURPHY educators. To learn more details about FAST.FORWARD 2020 in Berlin, Germany click here and keep reading to see our must-see spots of this dynamic city.
Germany’s capital and a center for vibrant culture, dynamic history, endless nightlife and a growing food scene, Berlin is topping the list of the year’s top destinations. This is exactly why we chose Berlin to be home to KEVIN.MURPHY FAST.FORWARD 2020. From acclaimed restaurants to eco-friendly shops and must-see spots, these are some of the best insider travel tips for your trip to Berlin!
A vast city, these are some of the top neighborhoods to hit while in Berlin!
If it is your first time in Berlin, Mitte is a must! A central spot and a must-see neighborhood for most tourists, it houses some of the cities most renowned art galleries and cultural sights.
A great district to stay on a budget, Friedrichshain was originally home to the counter-culture movement after the fall. Full of industrial art spaces, a music scene, and some of the best antique markets, this neighborhood also houses some of the best vegan restaurants in town!
With a 24-hour nightlife, Kreuzberg is the place to stay if you want to be a part of it. The epicenter of West Berlin Punk, this non-conformist neighborhood is now dubbed the hipster hub of digital media mavens. While you can find some of the top restaurants in Kreuzberg, you’ll also find some of the best fast-food options in the area.
Often considered one of the “coolest” bohemian neighborhoods in Berlin, Prenzlauer Berg is a center for musicians and artistic exchange. A historic landmark for Berlin, you’ll find graffiti walls, flea markets and plenty of cafes to spend your time. Mauer Park is a must – so be sure to stop by!
Deemed a “micro-neighbourhood” set within the Neukölln, this spot is home to lively bars, traditional German pubs and modern shops.
WHERE TO DINE
With fine dining and a growing vegan scene, these are some of our favourite Berlin restaurant recs!
Restaurant: Tue–Sun 18–1h; Bar: Daily from 17h
La Lupa e L’Orso
WHERE TO SHOP
Whether looking for something for yourself or for a friend, take a peek at these sustainable, up-and-coming shops!
SIGHTS TO SEE
You’re bound to see beauty anywhere you walk around Berlin, but don’t miss these monuments!
The Berlin Wall and Checkpoint Charlie
While Checkpoint Charlie is the most well-known portion of the Berlin Wall – other parts of the wall are still visible and greatly transformed in present day to paint a more colourful picture of the city’s history. Cross Checkpoint Charlie and head to the East Side Gallery – 1.3 kilometers of the wall that has been completely transformed by artists.
Similar to New York’s Central Park, Tiergarden should be on everyone’s list! Home to some of Berlin’s most important monuments, here you can find the Soviet War Memorial, the Golden Victory Column, Reichstag Parliament Building and Bellevue Palace.
The symbol of peace between East and West Germany, this monument is, therefore, one of the most iconic sights in Berlin.
Five museums – Altes Museum, Neues Museum, Alte Nationalgalerie, Bode Museum, and Pergamon Museum – are each respectfully phenomenal on their own, and if you have the time, a great way to spend a day. While here, be sure to stroll the Lustgarden public park!
Formerly a part of the Berlin Wall, currently this generous outdoor space boasts an amphitheatre and plenty of park space for afternoons well spent in the sun.
The Museum of Photography/Helmut Newton Foundation
With permanent Helmut Newton exhibitions and various rotating exhibitions, if you’re looking for some visual inspiration this is the place to be!