Alona Makalova, 28 years old, hometown — Odessa, photographer, @makalova.photo
I moved to Germany six years ago. Berlin is the city where I found myself, found a work that brings me pleasure. It is a city of startups, creativity and entertainment. The city restored its former appearance and became one of the most visited cities in Europe, despite the destruction after World War II and the division of the Berlin Wall.
Berlin is one of the greenest cities in the world. Almost a third of the city occupied by parks, forests and ponds. This is the only city with forest in the centre. Initially, the forest planted as a hunting ground for the Royal family.
Gardens of the World
The famous gardens of the world — Garten der Welt located in the Marzahn district. Here you can find Chinese, Japanese, Balinese, Korean, Oriental, Italian and Christian gardens.
Mustafa's Gemüse Kebap
A kitchen for every taste can be found in Berlin. The Turkish diaspora is the largest in the city, and therefore Turkish cuisine is very popular here. Mustafa's Gemüse Kebap is a place where you need to wait in a long line to get the best doner.
Hotel Motel One Berlin-Upper West
One of my favourite places is the terrace in the Hotel Motel One Berlin-Upper West. Here you can enjoy a cup of coffee and beautiful views.
Loretta am Wannsee и Zollpackhof Biergarten restaurants
True German cuisine can be tasted in Loretta am Wannsee or Zollpackhof Biergarten restaurants.
Berlin is famous for its street music. On Alexanderplatz Square, you can always listen to famous bands performing for free to the public.
Flohmarkt is a paradise for antique lovers. The flea market is open in several areas of Berlin on the weekends.
Berlin TV Tower
The famous Berlin television tower Fernsehturm is the tallest building in Germany. The tower is seen from almost any point in Berlin. At an altitude of 213 metres located a restaurant with a 360-degree panorama overlooking the city.
Berlin is a city of museums. Locals joke that there more museums than rainy days in the year. The city has more than fifty temples of art and history.
On Kudamm Avenue you will find luxury boutiques of the world famous designers. This is a popular shopping street in Berlin. Here you can find shops for any wallet.
Mauerpark is one of the most interesting places in Berlin. This public park saturated with the air of freedom and underground. Park shocks with the number of freaks, hippies and punks. There many street musicians and mimes. Park kept cult places of 90-ies, for example, Klub der Republik.