One year after its first broadcast on Sky, ARD is finally showing the German series masterpiece "Babylon Berlin". We took this as an opportunity and asked actor Anton von Lucke to show us his favorite places in Berlin. Together with the inspiring photographer Raphael Dau we spent a day in Neukölln.
The most expensive German series of all time portrays Berlin during the Weimar Republic. Society, culture, politics and the underworld change radically. In the middle of it all are Inspector Gereon Rath and Charlotte Ritter, who have to solve a seemingly simple case. Anton plays Rath's meticulous and lovable assistant, Jänicke.
A good start to the day is a late breakfast at Myxa. A cozy café with a lot of attention to detail. The menu is characterized by typical Greek dishes, but the classic coffee and cake offer is not neglected. Pro tip: you can't go wrong with the homemade lemonade!
Anton's favorite cinema is also one of the oldest cinemas in Germany. Here you can find mainly arthouse, sophisticated mainstream and documentaries - mostly in original language. Blockbusters are seldom seen here. This is the place for every film lover!
Who doesn't know it, the noisy, crowded weekly market on Maybachufer, full of inexpensive delicacies? Everything reminds of an oriental bazaar. There are fruits, vegetables, meat, spices, Mediterranean specialties and much more.
The huge area of the former Tempelhof airport should not be omitted. Concerts, picnics or long walks across the wide field - there is a lot to experience here. The best thing is that the hustle and bustle of the city stays outside. A nice change.
At the end of a busy day, we treat ourselves to another treat. Ora, housed in an old pharmacy, also serves delicious food, but we focused on the drinks. Not only are they fancy here, but the whole location exudes a cool elegance. Definitely a worthy end to a long day.
Not a favorite location, of course, but characteristic of "Babylon Berlin". It is striking that the appearance of this station has hardly changed since the times of the Weimar Republic. The characteristic green and yellow tiles still shine at you from the walls and you can expect a colorful crowd of old residents and newcomers. This is where the old and new Berlin come together.