Culture and Lifestyle

The modern art of brewing

Really good coffee is much more than a bit of ground coffee with scalding water poured over it. Not only is the raw product celebrated in really great coffee bars, but also precision craftsmanship. Filter coffee is making a comeback, and a new playing field has been opened up by cold brew and cáscara.

From Architecture to Painting: 
A Portrait of Leipzig Painter Heiko Mattausch


Many roads lead to art and if there is one person for whom pursuing this path has paid off, it is Heiko Mattausch. Born in Döbeln, he initially worked as an architect for many years before finally deciding to do what he had always gravitated towards: painting. Now he is a full-time painter in Leipzig. A glance at his paintings shows that architecture wasn’t just a professional pit stop, but rather a formative guidepost.

DIY workshops in Berlin  

Our slogan this winter is ‘Do it yourself!’ No other season is better suited to being creative and trying something new. So what about creating your very own chocolate, beer, perfume or art masterpiece? We’ve collected a few of the most out of the ordinary workshops in Berlin, where not only will you learn real craftsmanship, but you’ll also create your very own personal souvenirs. All the workshops are available in German and English.