Studio - Funkhaus Berlin

On The Road: A Guide to Berlin by ILIRAThe one place in Berlin where I can be found 99% of the time is the studio. One of my favourite studios in Berlin is Funkhaus because a lot of my favourite songs were written here and because it’s close to the water. During breaks, I come here to enjoy my coffee with a beautiful view.

Oderberger Straße

On The Road: A Guide to Berlin by ILIRAI love the area around Oderberger Straße because of its many cafés and restaurants. I usually get ice cream here and walk around for hours, especially on Sundays when there’s a flea market in Mauerpark.

Superfood & Organic Liquids

On The Road: A Guide to Berlin by ILIRAMy morning usually starts with eating breakfast while listening to new demos and responding to emails. One of my favourite spots to do all of that is Superfood & Organic Liquids in Mitte.

DALUMA

On The Road: A Guide to Berlin by ILIRAAnother great place to do all of that is DALUMA. Their smoothies are divine!

Café Oliv

On The Road: A Guide to Berlin by ILIRAI’m not always down for a whole breakfast routine. Sometimes I only want coffee instead. Oliv is a great place to go for that.

Amusement parks

On The Road: A Guide to Berlin by ILIRAI absolutely love amusement parks! Berlin only has seasonal amusement parks like the German- American Volksfest, but whenever there is one, I can definitely be found there!

Spooning Cookie Dough

On The Road: A Guide to Berlin by ILIRAWords to live by, right?! I always forget my diet when I’m at Spooning Cookie Dough, eating raw cookie dough mixed with ice cream. Yum!

Art galleries and exhibitions

On The Road: A Guide to Berlin by ILIRABerlin offers countless art galleries and exhibitions that I love to go to! One of my recent favourites was the Gianni Versace Retrospective exhibition.

Yumcha Heroes

On The Road: A Guide to Berlin by ILIRABerlin’s finest dumplings can be found at “Yumcha heroes!“ I always overeat here because it’s just so tempting!

Gleisdreieck

On The Road: A Guide to Berlin by ILIRAGleisdreieck has a beautiful park where I love to go with friends and just laugh the whole night through.

Teufelsberg

On The Road: A Guide to Berlin by ILIRATeufelsberg is a hill surrounded by amazing graffiti. Sometimes I just want to get away from the hectic city life, and that’s when I come to Teufelsberg to go for a run.

Amano Bar

On The Road: A Guide to Berlin by ILIRAWarm summer nights are best spent at Amano rooftop bar! The view over Berlin is breathtaking from here.

Red Bull Studios

On The Road: A Guide to Berlin by ILIRAAnother studio that I love working at when I’m in Berlin is Red Bull Studios. The vibe here is amazing, and the setting is great for taking photos!

Rosenthaler Platz

On The Road: A Guide to Berlin by ILIRARosenthaler Platz is my hood! It’s such a vibrant neighbourhood where the most different people come together every day. Some of my favourite restaurants and cafés are in this area - I love going on culinary adventures here!

Museum Island

On The Road: A Guide to Berlin by ILIRABerlin offers a variety of impressive museums! If you are into cultural education, start your journey at Museum Island and then explore all of the other beautiful museums in this city.

Café Galao

On The Road: A Guide to Berlin by ILIRAAnother great place for breakfast in Mitte is Galao. High-quality coffee and I’m always surrounded by lots of inspiring and creative people working on their laptops.

Café Marlene

On The Road: A Guide to Berlin by ILIRAMy sister is studying in Austria, but whenever she’s in Berlin, she wants me to take her to Café Marlene. It’s our go-to place whenever she’s back in town to visit me.

Weinbergspark

On The Road: A Guide to Berlin by ILIRAI’m so happy to live very close to Weinbergspark. I come here a lot to read books and listen to music.

Karl Marx Allee

On The Road: A Guide to Berlin by ILIRAA beautiful street to go to for a run is Karl Marx Allee. The giant boulevard is a great contrast to the western neighbourhoods in Berlin.

Ku’Damm

On The Road: A Guide to Berlin by ILIRAI’m a shopaholic! I love tiny hipster boutiques as well as big brands. Ku’Damm is a great place to start a shopping tour.

Klunkerkranich

On The Road: A Guide to Berlin by ILIRAKlunkerkranich is another great rooftop bar for a night out with friends!

A Never Ending Love Story

On The Road: A Guide to Berlin by ILIRAOne of my favourite breakfast places in Berlin is A Never Ending Love Story. All the walls are painted pink, which is probably the main reason why I love it here!

Schönhauser Allee

On The Road: A Guide to Berlin by ILIRASchönhauser Allee is packed with great places to eat! One of my favourite ice cream places is located here, called Oaks & Ice!

Berliner Dom

On The Road: A Guide to Berlin by ILIRAI love going for walks in Mitte, especially the area around the Berliner Dom.

Warschauer Brücke & Oberbaumbrücke

On The Road: A Guide to Berlin by ILIRAWarschauer Brücke and Oberbaumbrücke are central spots in Berlin. The Oberbaumbrücke links boroughs that were once divided by the Berlin Wall, and therefore symbolizes unity. Whenever I’m here I feel liberated, knowing that everything is possible.

ILIRA is a Kosovo-Albanian artist with a bright future ahead of her. Check out the video for her debut track, 'Whisper My Name', below.