Chocolate Heaven / Book Haven

26-07-2026

I guess it would be a severe omission to visit Berlin and not make at least one trip to Fassbender & Rausch Chocolatiers. I had the Eiskaffee - a chilled cafe creme with scoops of chocolate ice cream and real dark chocolate bits floating around. Yum.

I took some photographs of the Neue Kirche and the Franzosischer Dom but it was difficult to get good shots as a concert arena had been setup in the plaza between the two buildings (I'll go back next week)

Later I went to Dussmann das KulturKaufhaus, my favourite bookshop in Berlin situated on Friedrichstrasse close to the S-Bahn train station. It's a huge multi-floor bookshop / media store with a 2-story English bookshop inside it. Cool AC, quiet and window seats looking out over the busy streets below - perfect for a browse among the fiction, science and current affairs books and a relaxing read for an hour.

Chocolate EisKaffee

Chocolate EisKaffee

Popular Science at Dussmann bookshop

Popular Science at Dussmann bookshop