SUBCULTOURS BERLINOSCOPE #5 - WRANGELKIEZ

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Discover local fashion designer Ambra’s favourite places to be in Kreuzberg, Berlin

To know Berlin is to love Berlin and few know that better than local artists like Ambra. She is a fashion designer based in Kreuzberg, one of Berlin’s coveted neighborhoods. We had a chance to sit down with Ambra and learn about her favourite haunts in trendy and alternative Wrangelkiez, a section of Kreuzberg that forms the eastern end of the district. Ambra’s private workspace can be found in a former Kindergarten in the heart of Wrangelkiez, which is a bright and beautiful space. You can visit Ambra’s studio and create your own unique XL scarf or batwing top by booking a subcultour here. We hope to see you there!

Sweetest treats in Wrangelkiez - Kreuzberg

If you're visiting Berlin for the first time, you might be surprised to find an abundance of ice cream shops across the city and in particular in the neighbourhood of Kreuzberg. For Ambra, there's no doubt that her favourite shop is Duo SICILIAN ICE CREAM - a family owned business with humble beginnings. The owners of Duo follow recipes developed by their father, who came to Germany from the Sicilian Bronte in 1972. Sticking to their roots, the owners import ingredients from the Bronte like pistachios and hazelnut cream from the Piedmont, to bring the highest quality ingredients and flavours to Berlin. Grab a scoop while you stroll through Wrangelkiez.

Find inspiration in 

Treptower Park

When Ambra needs a quick break from the studio or is in need of some inspiration, she rides her bike to Treptower Park. She loves to ride her bike next to the water side...taking in the reflection of the sky on a sunny day or  even on a cloudy afternoon (which happens often in Berlin). After a long night out, the park is particularly magical as you visit the beautiful flower gardens and wander all the way into the deep forest.

Late night hangs

When she's not in the studio, Ambra will grab a good cocktail with friends at KIRK Bar.  The people at Kirk Bar know how to make good cocktails according to Ambra, they play some good LP`S from Johnny Cash or Tom Waits, and in the winter they light their fire places to create a warm and inviting atmosphere.

Everyone has their go-to late, late night bar and that's Mysliwska Bar for Ambra. She usually heads to Mysliwska at the end of the night... really late... with her friends and boyfriend. Mysliwska Bar is very old,  it´s been around for at least 20 years if not more and it's a total dive... nothing cosy about it but just a good old nasty, Berlin late night bar. Our favourite! 

Thanks a lot Ambra for sharing with us your favourite places in your hood! :)