Anna Blume

On the leafy Kollwitzstrasse, in Prenzlauer, is this exquisite Art Deco cafe with red leather banquettes and marble tables. Outside is a florist, and a free library set into a tree trunk, where passers-by drop the books they no longer want and others retrieve them. The food is not particularly cheap, but the soups, salads and cakes are worth the trip in themselves. This is the perfect romantic lunch stop- at the back is an intimately cosy corner banquette and you can arrive laden with flowers and free books for your beloved.

Guide to Anna Blume,
website 030 440 48749 Eberswalder Strasse

In the Mood


Goodbye to Berlin- Christopher Isherwood

Berlin- The Downfall 1945 Anthony Beevor

Alone In Berlin- Hans Fallada

The Moment- Douglas Kennedy


The Lives Of Others


Wings Of Desire

Run Lola, Run



Low- David Bowie

Berlin-Lou Reed

Marlene Dietrich Sings Berlin- Marlene Dietrich

Paris Days Berlin Nights- Ute Lemper & Vogler Quartet

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