Robert Rieger is an editorial photographer based in Berlin. Rieger currently works as a art director at Freunde von Freunden, where among other projects, he is the photographer and photo editor for collaborations with MINI, Siemens, SONOS, 25h Hotels and USM. In his position at Freunde von Freunden, he liaises with international photographers on a daily basis and is responsible for the visual storytelling of the portraits produced.
This museum of photography is really great, and the highlight for me after the inspiring exhibitions is the good coffee and great cakes at their coffee place.
I find myself there almost every second week for a drink and a slice of cake. The food is perfect, the ambiance is nice and it's really alive as a lot of people are coming directly from the running exhibition. At the entrance you can find an interesting bookstore and the best photoautomat of the city right outside.
Last but not least, it's only some meters from the Helmut Newton Fondation ( which doesn't have a nice coffee place itself yet ).
My favourite bar of the many around kreuzkölln is Bellman. After its sudden closure and reopening it underwent some changes and is boycotted by some of its former patronage, but for the less principled like myself it’s still a good place to go and they do pull the best Jever in Berlin.
A good place to drown your Berliner winter-melancholy. The bartenders are top notch and the interior is warm but stylish, with the inevitable retro vibe. Open from 6 till late. There´s also a legendary (and kinda expensive) restaurant next door, which provides the bar with some excellent snacks. Works for dates and for friends, but if you´re planning for a bigger group it might be wise to reserve.
25 years ago my father used to work here. I know they have a garden on top of the roof. It looks like a big spaceship, I love the futuristic design it has so many little details, I never get tired looking at it.