Berlin Insider: Nadja Vancauwenberghe



Nadja Vancauwenberghe is arguably Berlin's most in-the-know resident. It's her job to be. As editor in chief of English-language mag Exberliner-- a city ‘zine comparable to NY Mag, but edgier, and well, more Berliner, Nadja crafts and curates the monthly internationally distributed mag to make sure every reader is in the know of the most exciting city happenings, from the underground parties to underground reportage. Our Berlin local tells us exactly what we should hit and miss when we're in the Nachbarschaft. - MS

What do you like most about living in Berlin?

The space. From the roomy sidewalks to the size and incredible height of flats' ceilings; the ever-increasing internationality; the cultural wealth (from stage to music to art) in a village atmosphere.

Favorite restaurant in Berlin:

Chez Michel, a no-fuss French serving all the classics at unbeatable prices in great laid-back friendly atmosphere, in Kreuzberg.

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Favorite place for cheap eats in Berlin:

Dolores Burritos - huge, tasty California-style tortilla wraps with excellent spicy salsas - to stay or to go at two key shopping locations --East and West!

Rosa-Luxemburg-Straße 7, 1http://1b4 Berlin

Best bar for market week cocktails:

Bar 3, minimalist, smokey meeting point for art, film and fashion crowd.

Weydingerstraße 2http://1b4, 1http://1b4, Berlin

Best place to be in Berlin at 3am:

In my favorite secret graveyard on a moonlit night.

Favorite touristy thing to do in Berlin:

I always take visitors to the Berlinische Galerie - sizable museum with great Weimar expressionists and always excellent mainly photo temporary exhibitions.

Alte Jakobstraße 124, 1http://1b4 Berlin

New and notable in Berlin:

The new Gorki Theater - the old classical theater on the museum island as taken over by a new multicultural team --- great muliculti casts and English subtitles for all performances but premieres!

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