Sometimes the small, fine Berlin holiday program is so close. And if a shop like “Fisch Frank” has been in the old town of Berlin-Spandau since 2009, then it must be able to do something, right? Well then: Moin.

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The most important thing: The boss’s name isn’t Frank at all, but Olaf Pelz (“Fish Frank sounds better than Fish Olaf”), but the man is a real North German (“from Flensburg”). Today he lives in Staaken.

Pelz used to go to sea, he once told the Tagesspiegel newsletter for Spandau, moved to Berlin in the 80s, worked in the star kitchen of the “Hotel Berlin” on Lützowplatz and built three fish shops with his cousin.

The one in Spandau is still there – and it brings a North Sea mood. Just imagine the pigeons as white, then with a little imagination they are fat, lazy seagulls.

What’s behind the gills? North Sea feed! For example: skipper’s breakfast with Büsumer North Sea shrimps, Hallig bread with shrimps and fried eggs (each 16 euros) or the fillet plate with prawns and garlic for 21 euros. I also found the Flensburg fish soup to be rich. In addition: for example, a Flens for 3 euros (pilsner or dark), the dry Bordeaux is available for 6 euros a glass. And afterwards for the folklore: coastal fog 2.50 euros. It’s just not as busy as Gosch on Sylt.

Extra point: The people behind the counter are also really nice. Monday to Saturday, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. www.fischfrank-berlin.de. If you are looking for even more North Sea mood in Spandau, you can have a look here: Have fun on the trip.

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And here are the topics that you will find in the current Tagesspiegel newsletter for Spandau.- Interview with Spandau’s best-known author Renate Bergmann about her 1st reading in Spandau, about the old town, heat and savings tips

– “Not only schools affected”: In the newsletter, the city council reveals which road construction sites in Spandau were stopped by the billion-euro austerity package

– Where are new school buildings planned in Spandau? There is now a new list in the town hall, from Siemensstadt to Staaken

– Heinrich-Böll-School: key handover after 30 years of history

– Spandau is getting new trees: the number, the planting time – and which well-known streets from Staaken to Haselhorst are involved this time, the newsletter reveals

– 1st neighborhood block planned in Spandau – the history behind it goes back many years

– Reader photos from the port of Kladow: There are also new parking spaces for cars – and endless P signs at Wannsee

– Excursion tips: Hahneberg, citadel – and lanterns in Little Venice

– Sports: Mayor’s Cup with mayoress at the Spandau Kickers – and SC Gatow introduces new kick-off times

– Water protection police distribute flyers on the Havel – and show a nasty video

– Is Spandau SV coming back?! Citizens want to revive the legendary club

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