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THE CITY IS YOUR GYM WITH URBAN SPORTS CLUB

THE CITY IS YOUR GYM WITH URBAN SPORTS CLUB

Do you spend your life criss-crossing town like us? Luckily your workout doesn’t have to take a hit with Urban Sports Club, which turns the whole city into your fitness playground. Headquartered in Berlin and now Europe-wide, the flat-rate sports membership club allows you to explore over 50 sports and activities across hundreds of studios in the city, for a fitness routine that brings you from Neukölln to Moabit and everywhere in between. Our 2020 fitness trend is for short but effective workouts and we take the chance to train wherever we find ourselves: like the 45-minute power cycling class at Beat81, for an energy boost when passing through Friedrichshain. On social visits to Kreuzberg, our favorite stop to get our feet off the ground is the pole dancing classes at Soul Flight by Moritzplatz. And after Sunday brunch in Neukölln, it’s the perfect time for some wellness with a session at Hotpod Yoga Berlin, a multisensory take on classic hot yoga. Getting our new year fitness goals, one Kiez at a time. (Text: Faye Valentine / Photos: Urban Sports Club & Stefan Haehnel)

You can subscribe to Urban Sports Club online.  
@urbansportsclub

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MAKING YOUR OWN FINE PORCELAIN JEWELRY: WORKSHOPS AT GOLDEN SPLEEN — RECOMMENDED BY SOPHIE HERZBERG

MAKING YOUR OWN FINE PORCELAIN JEWELRY: WORKSHOPS AT GOLDEN SPLEEN — RECOMMENDED BY SOPHIE HERZBERG

Always wanted to turn your ideas into reality and design your own jewelry? Time to meet Katharina Zink, founder of Golden Spleen, the jewelry studio where you can let your creativity run free. Joining this trained graphic artist for a four-week workshop, we were able to draw on her vast expertise and discover the entire process of making porcelain jewelry. After introductions over tea and biscuits, we tried our hand at ceramic moulding, and by the second attempt we were able to implement our own designs with some confidence. After the porcelain hardened slightly (leather-hard, in the lingo) we were able to cut, shape and emboss it into jewelry pieces. By the third week we were glazing and painting the moulds and, after a final firing in the kiln, the individual pieces were ready to be combined and completed to form an earring, ring or pendant. The pieces make great gifts, while for your more creative loved ones, the workshops themselves are a perfect present. (Text: Sophie Herzberg / Photos: Sophie Döring)

Sophie Herzberg works as a project manager at our partner agency Cee Cee Creative.

Golden Spleen (at Bender Keramik), Reuterstr.90, 12053 Berlin–Neukölln; map 
Workshops are available again from February 2020 and you can book online.

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WELLENWERK: RIDE THE WAVES IN LICHTENBERG’S SURF PARADISE

WELLENWERK: RIDE THE WAVES IN LICHTENBERG’S SURF PARADISE

Are you dreaming of riding the waves on a surfboard? Well the good news is you won’t have to board a plane to Portugal or Bali to go surfing; you just need to hop on the tram to Wellenwerk in Lichtenberg. This urban surf paradise came about after seven friends decided bring the sport to their own city after coming back from a surf trip, creating their own surfing paradise at a former waterworks. This unique space features a stationary wave that can be used by complete beginners as well as professional surfers training for competitions. Up to ten pumps blast water onto an adjustable underwater ramp, generating waves of up to 1.60m. Cleverly, the warmth created heats the place, so the water itself doesn’t need heating, to the betterment of the environment. There’s another sweetener too: in 2020, Wellenwerk will be expanded with a cafe and shop. Time to take to your board and work up an appetite! (Text: Verena Schwarz / Photos: Sophie Döring & Julius Niehus)

Wellenwerk, Landsberger Allee 270, 10367 Berlin–Lichtenberg; map
Mon–Fri 14–22h, Sat–Sun 10–23h
Open sessions as well as surf lessons can be booked online.
@wellenwerk

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HEISSA HOLZMARKT 25: SPREE-SIDE CHRISTMAS SPARKLE

HEISSA HOLZMARKT 25: SPREE-SIDE CHRISTMAS SPARKLE

It’s Christmas market season, and if you want to enjoy your roasted chestnuts away from the crowded mainstream, don’t miss the Heissa Holzmarkt 25, opening its gates for a third round of festive fun. Behind this cozy, mellow market is the Holzmarkt team, whose friends and regulars run many of the colorful, alternative stalls. Family fun is assured, with a vintage carousel dating from 1962, indoor children’s activities and a fire-spitting Christmas tree. The stalls are perfect for your Christmas goodies, and of course there’s the yummy delicacies: Käsespätzle, cinnamon rolls, and savoury spiced veggie Gyros, with wild boar and venison roasts for the meat lovers. Be sure to check out the World Trash Center, where old plastic is reformed and Barbie dolls are repurposed as kitschy lamps and mirrors. If you’re after something snug and cushy, head into the Weinhandlung for a tasty tipple. Ready to brave the outdoors? Go find a spot by the open fire and enjoy a hot cup of Glühwein to soothe your hands and heart. (Text: Katie Burton / Photos: Savannah van der Niet)

Heissa Holzmarkt 25, Holzmarktstr. 25, 10243 Berlin–Friedrichshain; map
From 29.11.19.–22.12.19., Fri 16–22h, Sat–Sun 14–22h
@holzmarkt25

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AWAKEN YOUR SENSES WITH UNIQUE FRAGRANCES — CANDLES & WORKSHOPS FROM LIT LAB BERLIN

AWAKEN YOUR SENSES WITH UNIQUE FRAGRANCES — CANDLES & WORKSHOPS FROM LIT LAB BERLIN

Did you know that smell is the strongest of our five senses? So strong that just a whiff of something special can bring us right back to moments from our past. That’s what Lit Lab founder Mallory Chen is working with. The Ohio native creates scented candles that are as individual as her customers, reconstructing aromas from treasured memories. In her fragrance library, you can smell your way through classic scents like jasmine and lavender, as well as more unusual options like birthday cake or driftwood, creating your own personal candle (with traditional top, heart and base notes) from soy wax. The highlight: they’re housed in stunning concrete holders handmade by Mallory herself and designed to be refilled again and again. Her creations have become popular, being sold at the likes of Merci in Paris. In the Berlin shop meanwhile you can have your own scented candle put together and choose from the most popular house mixes, while the workshops introduce you to Mallory’s olfactory world – nostalgia included. (Text: Hanna Komornitzyk / Photos: Lit Lab & The Razos)

Lit Lab Berlin, Oranienburger Str.32, Höfe 2, 10117 Berlin–Mitte; map
Mon, Wed, Thu, Fri 12–19h, Sat 11h30–19h, Sun 14–17h
Workshops every Wednesday 19h and Sunday 15h
@litlab.berlin

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