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NYC-STYLE COOKIES THAT CRUMBLE: ROUND & EDGY BRINGS AMERICAN COOKIES TO MITTE

NYC-STYLE COOKIES THAT CRUMBLE: ROUND & EDGY BRINGS AMERICAN COOKIES TO MITTE

Berlin has a new destination for die hard sweet tooths: Round & Edgy. The Mitte cafe-shop serves up NYC-style cookies that are totally plant based. Whether you plan a special pilgrimage or are lured in from the street by the smell of freshly baked dough, you won’t regret paying this place a visit. Inside you can bite into the likes of Blueberry Cheesecake, Crumblebee (vanilla, white chocolate, fresh apricots and crumble), White Choc Burned Macadamia and good ol’ choc chip. Founders Armando Mayr and Martina Scherer set up shop after falling in love with the chewy, cake-like texture of American cookies while visiting New York.

Their shop has a spacey design with blue lights and techno beats – perhaps not what you’d expect from a biscuit shop but all the more thrilling for it. Presented on a marble counter, the cookies look like little works of art, while behind you can catch a glimpse of the “cookie studio” where the chewy biscuits are made. Whether you want to spice up afternoon tea or need an on-the-go snack, Round & Edgy has treats that are as fresh and warm as they are addictive. You have been warned.

Text: Theresa Garwing / Photos: Luna Schaffron

Round & Edgy, Rochstr.3, 10178 Berlin–Mitte; map
Mon–Sat 12–18h

@roundedgy

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AN EXHIBITION FOR DESIGN DEVOTEES — OTTO AICHER AT THE BRÖHAN MUSEUM

AN EXHIBITION FOR DESIGN DEVOTEES — OTTO AICHER AT THE BRÖHAN MUSEUM

He’s one of the most renowned German designers of the 20th century. But Otl Aicher stayed away from the metropolitan design world, living and working in the hamlet of Rotis in the alpine region of Allgäu. It was a rebellion against slick, fancy urbanity and allowed Aicher to combine living and working in one place. The late designer’s Rotis typeface can be found on packaging in every German pharmacy and supermarket and is the subject of heated debate among typographers. Aicher was probably one of the first great design generalists, with an influence that surpasses the work itself. The designs took advantage of the freedoms provided by Germany’s post-war blank canvas. The brother-in-law of siblings Hans and Sophie Scholl – founders of the resistance group “Die Weiße Rose” – Aicher took a clear stance against National Socialism. To him, design was an attitude. With the foundation of the Hochschule für Gestaltung in Ulm, he is considered a pioneer of visual communication.

A crucial example of Aicher’s work is the 1972 Olympic Games in Munich. They were the second summer games to be held in Germany following Hitler’s 1936 Olympics, and were intended as a response to the past. No doubt Aicher’s celebrity – and politics – led to his commissioning for the games’ corporate identity. To this day, his visual identity is unsurpassed in detail and scope and enjoys worldwide recognition. Now, at the Bröhan Museum in Charlottenburg, you can visit an entire exhibition dedicated to the work. In addition to original designs and detailed explanations, 17 of the 21 iconic Olympic posters are on display, their silkscreen colors shining beautifully in the rooms of the museum. Entering the building’s main room takes you right back to that era. You see just how holistically and revolutionarily Aicher and his team pursued the design for the games, with his progressive politics playing a role throughout. 

Text: Jan Husstedt / Photo: Jan Husstedt / Credit: Florian Aicher, Rotis; HfG-Archiv, Museum Ulm

Bröhan Museum, Schloßstr.1A, 14059 Berlin–Charlottenburg; map
Tue–Sun 10–18h

Otl Aicher – Olympia 72 until 30.10.2022
 
@broehan_museum

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ARTISAN BAKING AT HANSI’S BROT — RECOMMENDED BY LIOBA LEICKEL

ARTISAN BAKING AT HANSI’S BROT — RECOMMENDED BY LIOBA LEICKEL

Johannes Jungnickel is 31 years young and a native Berliner. In 2021, he opened his own bakery in Sprengelkiez: Hansi’s Brot. It’s a very down-to-earth shop of the sort you might know from traditional German baking, selling sourdough bread and classic bakes. In the morning, the bakery is full of the smell of fresh loaves, rolls, pretzels, Dinkelseelen and Schusterjungs – all made with organic flour from Spreewald. Johannes is an artsy type who studied jazz guitar in Amsterdam. Unable to find any tasty bread there, he started a baking apprenticeship at Berlin’s Beumer & Lutum before working at Albatross Bakery for two years and finally getting his diploma that would allow him to open his own shop. Wedding is the ideal location because it reminds Johannes of the Berlin of his childhood. “It’s just nice here,” he says. Johannes is now keen to pass on his knowledge: Hansi’s Brot also trains apprentices. As for my favorite treat? It’s got to be the Himbeer-Kringel with raspberry. It alone is worth the trip to Wedding.

Text: Lioba Leickel / Photos: Luna Schaffron

Lioba Leickel and Miriam Buholzer opened the small neighborhood shop Kiosk Sardelle right next to Hansi’s Bread in February 2021. They enjoy being next to their busy baker neighbors.

Hansi’s Brot, Kiautschoustr.1, 13353 Berlin–Wedding; map
Wed–Fri 9–19h & Sat 9–14h

@kiosksardelle
@hansisbrot

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HIKING, WINE TASTING & DINNER IN A GREENHOUSE — AUTUMN TRIPS FROM DREAM LOCAL

HIKING, WINE TASTING & DINNER IN A GREENHOUSE — AUTUMN TRIPS FROM DREAM LOCAL

Autumn has arrived! And with it are some new events on Dream Local to make the most of the golden season. If you’ve always fancied eating in a greenhouse, the autumn dinner on the flower farm (22.10.2022) in Pankow is just the ticket. The program actually starts outside with an afternoon workshop where you have the opportunity to explore the idyllic flower field and pick blooms for your own bouquet. Afterwards, you’ll cook and eat sustainable, seasonal food together. If you’re more in the mood for a wine tasting, the platform has also got you covered. Also on 22.10.2022 you can head to the Dobbrikow vineyard in Brandenburg for a hilly hike along three lakes before sampling some regional natural wines and other delicacies. You’ll then head inside to Haus am Bauernsee where you will enjoy a cozy meal and, of course, more wine. You are also invited to enjoy a barrel tasting and a visit to a wine press. Cheers and bon appétit!

Text: Maike Schliemann / Photos: Savannah van der Niet & Dream Local

Dream Local 

Autumn dinner on the flower farm & Autumn Wine Tasting, Hike and Dinner

For 30 percent off tickets, use the code CeeCeeFall30. 

@dream.local

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LUTE PLAYERS, POLISH JAZZ AND A FIRE EXTINGUISHER ENSEMBLE — JAZZFEST BERLIN RETURNS

LUTE PLAYERS, POLISH JAZZ AND A FIRE EXTINGUISHER ENSEMBLE — JAZZFEST BERLIN RETURNS

It is one of the oldest and most renowned festivals of its kind: Jazzfest Berlin (03–06.11.2022). After two years of pandemic hybrid formats, the festival is back for its 59th edition held in the freshly-renovated Haus der Berliner Festspiele. The program combines new works with genre classics, large auditoriums with smaller venues, live concerts with talks, and local audiences with global artists. It’s set to be a wild one: Swedish experimental artist Sven-Åke Johansson’s “MM schäumend – Ouvertüre für 15 Handfeuerlöscher” features 15 performers playing slightly unusual instruments: fire extinguishers. And on Friday 04.11, the small corners of the Festspielhaus will become center stage for “Playing the Haus” with collectives like Die Hochstapler, Umlaut Big Band, Shadows of Forgotten Ancestors Camille Émaille and Otto. As for the audience: they are invited to dance on stage. Johansson and other artists from Europe and the US will pack out a program which begins with a (pre) kick off concert by British pianist and composer Alexander Hawkins at the Pierre Boulez Saal on 30.10.2022.

With the likes of Polish folklore trio Lumpeks, the festival’s musical focus has long been European jazz. But there are contributions from musicians from other continents, such as the stylistically versatile ensemble The Brother Moves On from Johannesburg, New York’s Borderlands Trio and the Chicago cornetist Ben LaMar Gay. In a return to pre-pandemic norms, the popular Kiez concerts are once again bringing global artists to the Fassanenkiez area around the Festspielhaus. The sounds will ring out everywhere, from bookstores, wine shops and galleries, onto streets and squares and into our houses, ears and hearts.

Text: Hilka Dirks / Photos: Rog Walker, Sonny Dayes & Def-image

Jazzfest Berlin (03–06.11.2022) various venues. The full program and tickets are available online.


@berlinerfestspiele

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