A Clean Green 2017

It’s January and that means we are all feeling a little heavier and more overindulged than usual, right? The dawn of a new year is the perfect time to drum up some motivation for a clean green 2017 so don’t let being away from home be your excuse! Berlin is a great place to kick start your new year of better health and we have a few tips to help you on your way, some of them right here in the hotel.

Juices © Rhianon-Lassila

If you spend even a few days in Berlin you will notice that weather does not deter Berliners from getting outdoors and taking in some fresh air. If it’s your first time in Berlin you would also have noticed how green the city is due to its abundance of parks and waterways. This means there are plenty of really beautiful places to walk, no matter what time of year it is, with each season offering it’s own unique atmosphere. The city has a certain romantic quality in winter with its soft white light falling on the thin shards of ice that appear on the surface of the lakes. Take a vigorous stroll or a jog through the Tiergarten and enjoy the stillness of the Neuer See (New Lake). Or stroll the Landwehrkanal down by the zoo to see what the local wildlife gets up to at this time of year.

Icy lake, Tiergarten

Icy lake, Tiergarten

 

Landwehrkanal © Melinda Barlow

Landwehrkanal © Melinda Barlow

If you’re not sure about braving the cold, speak to the concierge about the wellness options inside the hotel – the guest facilities may be just what you need to get the ball rolling. Of course you could launch into a full day of cleansing your mind, body and soul by spending the day at one of Berlin’s spa and sauna complexes such as Vabali or Liquidrom. Wandering from sauna to spa, to heated pool to steam room, then taking breaks in between all of that relaxing to sip on some organic teas or juices! It not only helps you achieve your 2017 health goals, it gives you a mini vacation feeling at the same time.

Vabali Spa boasts eleven saunas, several of these in the outside area. Image courtesy of Vabali.

Vabali Spa boasts eleven saunas, several of these in the outside area. Image courtesy of Vabali.

Whatever physical activity you decide to do (or not do!), you can always return to Le Faubourg Lounge Bar and order some of our healthy alcohol free beverage options. Virgin Cocktails such as the Strawberry Banana are a big hit at this time of year (fresh strawberry and banana, orange juice, pineapple juice and mango syrup) as is the Moroccan Mint tea (elderflower syrup, cranberry juice and fresh mint). Our Energisers Menu also has a great selection such as carrot and ginger or beetroot and orange juice, the Herbal Fat Burner (grapefruit, rocket leaves and fresh ginger) or the Vitamin Bomb (cantaloupe, lemon and bell pepper).

 

Lemons © Lauren Mancke

Hot Apple juice © Tomas Jasovsky

So let’s raise our juices to a new year in Berlin and a healthy and green 2017, wherever your travels make take you.

 


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