Rick is originally from Dresden, a two- to three-hour drive from Berlin, and moved to the German capital in 2017, following stints after high school in France, Washington and London.
Where I live:
Schöneberg, a quirky district that has it all: fancy shopping streets, hipster cafes and bars and quiet parks.
Best way to get around the city:
In summer, bike-sharing services, which you can easily download on your phone. The public transport network is excellent and inexpensive, too.
Don’t leave without having:
An experience of the one thing Berlin is really known for across the world: its nightlife. On a weekend morning in Berlin, you’ll often wonder where all the locals are. Well, either they’re still partying or they’re still in bed. Unless you love empty cities, stay out as long as you want.
But the local favorite is really:
The history that keeps casually popping up in front of you. It’s a reminder that things used to be a lot worse, at least in this part of the world.
If I moved, I’d most miss:
The beer gardens, beloved even by Berliners who don’t drink beer.