Teehaus im Englischen Garten is featured in our Cee Cee No.2 Book, which is available for purchase here.
In the middle of the Englischen Garten, which is located on the northwestern edge of the Tiergarten, sits a tea house. The location itself indicates that this is a secret place waiting to be discovered. As the name already implies, it offers a fine selection of teas, which you might miss sometimes in a coffee-centered city like Berlin nowadays. As with many other Berlin landmarks, there’s also history alive in the Teehaus: since May 1952 the guest house and the garden have been open to the public, thanks to the initiative of the Commandant of the British occupation zone. Like so much else in Berlin, Tiergarten did not escape the effects of the war — only 700 of the 200,000 trees that covered the park survived. As a gesture of friendship, the British donated more than 5,000 trees. Built on the foundations of the actor Gustaf Gründgens’ home, the Teehaus offers exactly what you’d expect from a day trip in Berlin: a mixture of tradition and curiosity. (Text: Vladimir Karaleev / Photos: Daniel Farò)
From Friedrichshain to Schöneberg, Bulgarian fashion designer Vladimir Karaleev has lived in most corners of this city. He’s been drawn to the busy streets of Berlin since 2001 – and founded his eponymous fashion label in 2010.