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BERLIN
August - September 2010

Berlin Music
Week
Bands in a hangar

Long Night of
the Museums
Late night exhibitions

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www.plazahotel.de Berlin’s districts 5
Getting streetwise
www.restaurant-knese.de Arrival & Transport 6
Get your bearings on S, U and ICE
www.parken-am-kudamm.de Culture & Events 7
http://blog.plazahotel.de Roll up for theatre, show and cinema

Where to stay 15
From park bench to Park Grand

BERLIN PLAZA HOTEL Restaurants in Mitte 21


Knesebeckstraße 63/Kurfürstendamm · 10719 Berlin Fine dining, food with a view, and more

4EL  s&AX  


Tel.: 030/884 13-0 · Fax: 030/884 13-754 Nightlife in Mitte 27
From light drinking to debauchery

Ihre Privathotels in der City Berlins.


9OUR0RIVATEHOTELSINTHECITYOF"ERLIN Food & Drinks around town
Going out in Berlin’s happening ‘hoods
29

Take me to the Plaza®

What to see 48
Palaces, squares and museums

Cold war Berlin 58


Behind the Wall

Potsdam 59

River Tours 60

Family Fun 61
www.HotelAstoria.de Shopping 62
www.HotelAstoria.de Buy buy buy
HTTPBLOGASTORIADE Maps & Index
Street register 68
Hotel Astoria Berlin Centre map 69-71
Fasanenstraße 2 · D-10623
Hotel Astoria Berlin Berlin Transport map 72-73
Index 74
Tel. ++49(30) 3 12 40 67 · Fax ++49(30)
Fasanenstraße 2 · D-10623 3 12 50 27
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4 FOREWORD BERLIN DISTRICTS 5

There’s much to love about Berlin, and the new Berlin Berlin is four times the size of Paris, and even though the
Music Week which is held this September is sure to Greeting city consolidated its 23 districts into 12 in 2001, you’re still Prenzlauer Berg (PB)
win some hearts, transforming you readers into true left with 23 self contained areas (Kieze) in which Berliners On a low hill northeast of Mitte, ‘Prenzl’ Berg’ is an old
Sin ce th e fall o f th e often find everything they need. Public transportation is working-class district in the former East Berlin that came
Berlin fans. The week-long event encompasses a B e r l i n Wa l l a ro u n d 2 0
trade fair and many parties, the best of which are the far-reaching and effective though, and you’ll grow to love it through the war relatively unscathed. The best places to
y e a r s a go, B e r l i n h a s as you shuttle between the four areas with the most sights: soak up the atmosphere are Kollwitzpl, Helmholzpl. and along
Berlin Festival inside the disused Tempelhof airport, experienced breakneck Charlottenburg, Tiergarten, Mitte and Kreuzberg. Kastanienallee (all near U-Bahn Eberswalderstr.). Prenzlauer
and the wonderful Club Night. See p.13 for more change: its infrastructure Berg’s few attractions include the Vitra Design museum and a
details. If you’re more into classical music, the start was modernized from the 19th-century brewery complex that is now the Kulturbrauerei
of the 2010/2011 season should have you excited, ground up, while entire city Mitte (MI) culture centre. A good time to visit is Saturday when the eco-
districts were either created Since reunification, Mitte has rightly snatched back the title market is open on Kollwitzplatz, or Sunday when everyone
as there are many good orchestras visiting town for from scratch or thoroughly
the Musikfest Berlin; see the events calendar on p.9 of most-visited district from Charlottenburg. On and off the sits outside being cool and eating breakfast all day.
remodeled. Moreover, Berlin boulevard Unter den Linden, whose trees Marlene Dietrich
for names and dates. has become a capital not once extolled in song, are baroque and classical monuments
Even those not interested in concerts will find only in the political sense, to Prussian culture. The proximity of state libraries, the State Further afield
plenty of distraction in Berlin as summer switches but culturally and intellectually as well. As a result, it is Opera, Humboldt University, the old Arsenal (now the German Districts mostly known for their restaurant and nightlife
to autumn. The Long Night of the Museums gives now considered one of the most exciting and diverse History Museum), Gendarmenmarkt, Museum Island, Berliner scene are Schöneberg (SB), the centre of gay Berlin,
cities in all of Europe. Dom, and the abandoned East German Parliament building and Friedrichshain (FH), filled with creatively tattered and
you an opportunity to see dozens of museums
putting on special shows and tours late at night, make for more talk, less walk tours. The architecturally tattooed students. Berlin has green spots galore, and after
Berlin finds its positive image reflected in its tourist humbler area of Mitte is the Scheunenviertel, whose layout Tiergarten the most popular getaways are the Grunewald
and there are some excellent exhibitions to visit. industry statistics: more and more people are visiting looks as if 17th-century planners got interrupted during a forest and lake Wannsee, in the southwest district of
In September as the tourist high season fades and our city to see its countless attractions for themselves. game of pick-up sticks. It’s on these streets that the casually Zehlendorf (ZD).
temperatures sink, Berlin’s sights become more These include, for example, the ubiquitous traces chic saunter from courtyard gallery to sidewalk café, pointing
pleasant to visit, a good reason to check out that of a turbulent and emotional history and the city’s out directions to tourists seeking out the latest hotspots or
one museum you’ve always wanted to see. compelling museums, which invite you to browse the traces of the Jewish community that lived here from the late Europe In Your Pocket
world’s cultures. The contemporary art scene, too, has 17th-century until the mass deportations of the Nazi era.
Whatever you do to celebrate summer, let us know long since found a home in Berlin, proof of which can
about any tips of comments you may have at be seen in the city’s hundreds of galleries, many stellar
berlin@inyourpocket.com. collections – often exhibited in innovative settings – Charlottenburg (CB)
and, most recently, the new temporary art gallery in the If downtown to you means wide, traffic-filled streets,
heart of the city. crowds of shoppers, five-star hotels and tall buildings, then
Cover story Charlottenburg comes closest to fitting the bill in Berlin.
Great art can of course also be experienced in Berlin’s Much of what was here was bombed in the war and built
Berlin’s city-centre Fernsehturm opera houses and its many renowned theaters. Its anew in the 1950s. The nexus of activity is the knot where
TV Tower is reflected off a modern wide range of orchestras – including the Berliner Kufürstendamm, Joachimsthaler Str, Bahnhof Zoo and
building on Alexanderplatz. This Philharmoniker, the Staatskapelle, the Deutsches Tauentzienstr. come together. Follow what becomes an
square was the centre of East Symphonie Orchester, the Rundfunksinfonie Orchester, increasingly silken ribbon down Kurfürstendamm (Ku’damm)
Berlin in the communist era, and and countless others – is unmatched in its quality and and the setting becomes more genteel where you can’t see the
many buildings around it reflect diversity. And let’s not forget Berlin’s exciting club scene buildings for the trees. Nearby but isolated from the hoi polloi
the need to tell the world of the and the many different restaurants, pubs, and bars is Schloss Charlottenburg, the residence of King Friedrich I.
system’s success. The western that make the city the place to be for anyone looking for
part of the square, near the cosmopolitan flair and the latest trends.
Rotes Rathaus town hall, was In this spirit, I would like to wish you an eventful stay Tiergarten (TG)
the location of Berlin’s Old Town, in Germany’s capital city – Tiergarten is both a district and the name of the 255 hectare
a small part of which was rebuilt welcome to Berlin! park that began as the Great Elector’s hunting grounds in
in the 1980s. the 1600s and became increasingly more civilised with
landscaping in the 1800s. Traffic passes through it, doing a
dosey-doe around the Siegessäule (Victory Column). Slicing
though the park’s length is Str. des 17. Juni, which leads to
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With three opera houses, seven resident orchestras, doz-


Trains ens of variety and theatre companies and ticket prices to Ask the concierge
DB (Deutsche Bahn, German railways) runs ICE trains (high match all wallets, Berlin is truly a culture-lovers’ paradise.
speed), EC (EuroCity) and IC (InterCity). Seat reservations are Here we present a selection of Berlin’s cultural highlights Berlin’s top hotels all have concierges that are there
sometimes obligatory; check before boarding. Tickets can that are suitable those who don’t speak German. Tickets to make the guest’s lives easier. They can inform you
be purchased at the the DB Centres in the stations, or book for theatre, concerts and other events can be purchased about current events, book tickets, make restaurant
online in advance at DB’s fabulous online train timetable at at the venues, the tourism offices as well as at one of reservations and hand out copies of Berlin In Your
www.bahn.de. many ticket kiosks (convenient ones are in Friedrichstraße Pocket, transport maps, and brochures. Concierges
and Alexanderplatz stations). Online bookings and pay- can be recognised by the crossed golden keys on the
Berlin’s huge new glass-sheathed Hauptbahnhof main ments for most events can easily be done via the venue lapels of their jackets.
station is where all regional and intercity trains stop. websites or www.btm.de.
The station has all the essentials; shopping mall, post
office, toilets and showers and the Infostore tourist Philharmonie E-4, Herbert-von-Karajan-Str. 1, TG,
information centre. Zoo Bahnhof (Zoologischer Garten) Opera & Classical music MPotsdamer Platz, tel. (+49)(0)30 25 48 89 99,
and Ostbahnhof (in Friedrichshain, 20 minutes away by Deutsche Oper B-3, Bismarckstr. 35, CB, MDeutsche www.berlin-philharmonic.de. The crumpled-looking yellow
S-Bahn from Zoo Bahnhof) have been reduced to regional Oper, tel. (+49)(0)30 343 84 01/(+49)(0)700 67 37 modernist building behind the chrome glitz of the Potsdamer
train stations. All three stations are connected by the 23 75 46 (tickets), www.deutscheoperberlin.de. A Platz developments was once just as revolutionary as its
main S-Bahn line, and some to the U-Bahn. Regional (RE) functional, introvert 1960s building houses the only opera new neighbour. The excellent Phil orchestra is directed by
trains along the elevated east-west track stop at Mitte’s stage available to West Berliners during the Wall era. Italian Liverpudlian Sir Simon Rattle.
Alexanderplatz and Friedrichstraße stations as well. If conductor Renato Palumbo is the current music director.
Public transport your ticket destination is ‘Berlin Stadtbahn’ you can use Staatsoper F/G-3, Unter den Linden 7, MI, MFranzö-
Berlin’s integrated network of S-Bahn (Schnellbahn), U-Bahn it to travel further on the elevated S-Bahn track between Konzerthaus F-3, Gendarmenmarkt 2, MI, MStadt- sische Str, tel. (+49)(0)30 20 35 45 55, www.staatsop-
(Untererdische Bahn, underground), bus, and Straßenbahn Charlottenburg and Ostbahnhof stations. mitte, tel. (+49)(0)30 20 30 90, www.konzerthaus. er-berlin.org. A grand building on Berlin’s grandest boulevard,
(tram, in eastern Berlin only) is run by the BVG (tel. 194 de. Together with the neighbouring Deutscher and Fran- with beautifully rebuilt interiors and an in-house confectionary.
49, www.bvg.de) and the system runs very smoothly, even zösischer Dom churches, the Konzerthaus forms Berlin’s Daniel Barenboim has been named chief conductor for life of
though they confuse everyone by naming buses and trams Taxis most spectacular architectural ensemble. Originally built the award-winning Staatskapelle orchestra, one of the oldest
the Metro network. If you remember the number (or colour) Taxi drivers have a fine reputation in Berlin, and not only for as a theatre by Friedrich Schinkel in 1821, it was destroyed (1570) orchestras in the world.
and end station of the U or S line you want to use, you’ll soon the splendid cream-coloured Mercedes they drive. Taxis in WWII and only reopened as a concert hall in 1984. The
be navigating the labyrinth-like stations like a local. Signs queue outside S- and U-Bahn stops, and can also be hailed Berliner Sinfonie-Orchester (conductor Eliahu Inbal) plays
display the destination of the train, and at U-Bahn stations, from the street at the same rate. The special €3.50 Kurz- at the venue. Shows
display when the next train will arrive. strecke is a set fare for short trips (2km or 5 minutes), and Admiralspalast F-3, Friedrichstrasse 101, MI, tel. (+49)
can only be used in hailed cabs and if you mention it as soon (0)30 47 99 74 99, www.admiralspalast.de. Reopened
The same tickets serve all BVG services. Vending machines as you board. Calling a taxi is an option as well; mention to Venue list Berlin to the public in 2006, the Admiralspalast was originally a
at stations and on trams have instructions in English and the operator if you want to pay by credit card, as not all taxis bathhouse and club for Prussian soldiers to relax in. Rebuilt
accept coins (and on platforms, banknotes too). At larger have card-reading equipment. By the way, Funk means radio. CC - C-Club, Columbiadamm 9-11, tel. (+49)(0)30 698 in 1911, it was famous in Berlin’s Roaring 20s for its cabaret,
stations there are S-Bahn information and sales counters. 09 80, www.columbiaclub.de. operetta house, spa and brothel. Hitler cleaned up their acts
On buses, the driver can sell you a ticket. City Funk tel. 21 02 02 CH - C-Halle, Columbiadamm 13-21, tel. (+49)(0)30 698 in the 1930s, installing a private box so that he could watch
Funk Taxi Berlin tel. 26 10 26 09 80, www.columbiahalle.de. his favourite operetta ‘The Merry Widow’, and in the 1940s the
With a €2.10 Einzelticket (single ticket) you can travel Spree Funk tel. 44 33 22 FP - Friedrichstadtpalast, Friedrichstr. 107, tel. (+49) building was spared war damage. Bertold Brecht used the the-
one-way, with transfers, within the AB zone. Buy a €1.30 Würfel-Funk tel. 0800 222 22 55 (tollfree), tel. 0177-222 (0)30 23262326, www.friedrichstadtpalast.de. atre for his eyebrow-raising new theatre in the 1950s and 60s
Kurzstrecke (short distance) ticket if you want to travel 22 77 (for mobile phones) FM - Museum für Film und Fernsehen Berlin, before the theatre went into decline. The complex has been
up to three S/U-Bahn stops, or up to six stops by bus or Potsdamer Str. 2, tel. (+49)(0)30 300 90 30, www. restored (without the brothel) and is a new centre of nightlife.
tram. If you anticipate a lot of travelling, consider either the filmmuseum-berlin.de.
Tageskarte (day card, valid until 03:00 the next morning; Airports HB - Hamburger Bahnhof Museum, Invalidenstr. 50-51, Berliner Residenz Concert B-3, Spandauer Damm
€6.10) or seven-day pass (€26.20). tel. (+49)(0)30 39 78 34 11, www.hamburgerbahnhof.de. 22-24, Große Orangerie of Schloss Charlottenburg, tel.
Berlin has two airports (online at www.berlin-airport.de). HX - Huxley’s Neue Welt, Hasenheide 108-114, tel. (+49)(0)30 25 81 03 50, www.concerts-berlin.com. The
If you’re in a group of up to five people, you can buy a (+49)(0)30 627 93 20. Berliner Residenz Orchestra plays famous Baroque-era works
Kleingruppenkarte (group day ticket, €15.90). The BVG, the Tegel (TXL), the main airport, is 7km northwest of the KB - Kulturbrauerei, Knaackstr. 97, tel. (+49)(0)30 by candlelight, with musicians in period costumes. Guests
tourist office, and some hotels sell a variety of great-value city centre. Behind the airport information desk in the 44315151, www.kulturbrauerei.de. can combine the concert with a tour of Charlottenburg castle
multiday city cards including the Berlin WelcomeCard and main hall are the BVG public transport ticket office KH - Konzerthaus Berlin, Gendarmenmarkt, tel. (+49) or a trip on the river Spree, and dinner amidst 500 candles.
the City Tour Card (see Sights for more details). If you’re and the luggage office. Nearby are a post office and (0)30 20 30 90, www.konzerthaus.de. Concerts take place up to 6 times weekly. Q Admission €29-
arriving in or leaving Berlin by train and your ticket says ATMs. Tegel is well-connected to the city centre by bus; KI - Kindl-Bühne Wuhlheide, An der Wuhlheide 187, tel. 75. Dinner starts at 18:00, the concert at 20:30.
Berlin Stadtbahn, you can travel free on the elevated S-Bahn the TXL JetExpressBus runs every 15-20 minutes (+49)(0)30 530 79 530, www.wuhlheide.de.
line between Charlottenburg and Ostbahnhof on the day of between 05:00 and 23:30, and is the quickest con- MB - Messe Berlin, Messedamm 22, tel. (+49)(0)30 BLUE MAN GROUP E-4, Marlene Dietrich Pl. 1, MI,
arrival/departure. nection to Hauptbahnhof station, Unter den Linden and 303 80, www.messe-berlin.de. Bluemax Theatre, MPotsdamer Pl., tel. (+49)(0) 18
Alexanderplatz. Bus X9 (every 5-10 minutes from 04:50 MG - Martin-Gropius-Bau, Niederkirchnerstr. 7, tel. (+49) 05 44 44 (€0.14/min), www.blueman.com. The (quite
Before boarding the S- or U-Bahn, always validate your to 23:00) gets you to Zoo Bahnhof in 20 minutes. Bus (0)30 25 48 60, www.gropiusbau.de. literally) Blue Man Group has been wowing audiences in the
ticket by punching it in the machine near the end of the N°109 heads to S-Bahn station Charlottenburg and MK - Museum für Kommunikation, Leipziger Str. 16, US with a show that is a kaleidoscope, a whirlwind, a puzzle,
platform. On buses and trams, the machines are on board. N°128 to U-Bahn station Osloer Straße. Single €2.10 tel. (+49)(0)30 20 29 40, www.museumsstiftung.de. psychedelic, and many more adjectives that people just
Public transport uses the honour system, and there are tickets can be bought from machines outside or from NA - Neue Nationalgalerie, Potsdamer Straße 50, tel. haven’t managed to sum up the visually and musically power-
regular checks by plainclothes inspectors. If you are caught the driver, and are valid for two hours. A taxi to the city (+49)(0)30 2662651, www.neue-nationalgalerie.de. ful show with. Eminently suitable for foreigners, the little text
without a ticket (or with an unvalidated one) you’ll be fined centre will cost about €18. OW - O2 World, Mühlenstraße 12-30, tel. (+49)(0)30 there is, is in English. Q Tue-Fri 21:00; Wed, Thu, Sat 18:00,
€40 on the spot. 20607080, www.o2world.de. 21:00; Sun 18:00. Tickets from €59,90 (plus charges). A
Schönefeld airport (SXF) is 20km southeast of the city PH - Philharmonie, Herbert-von-Karajan-Str. 1, tel. (+49)
You can go play the night owl, as the nightime transport centre and mostly serves budget flights and holiday char- (0)30 25 48 80, www.berliner-philharmoniker.de. Friedrichstadtpalast F-3, Friedrichstr. 107, MI, MO-
options are excellent and have smooth connections. All ters. A shuttle brings you to the nearby S-Bahn/railway WB - Waldbühne, Glockenturmstr. 1, www.waldbuehne- ranienburger Tor, tel. (+49)(0)30 23 26 23 26, www.
U-Bahn trains run every 15 minutes on weekend nights; station. An Airport Express train from here reaches the berlin.de. friedrichstadtpalast.de. No one does over-the-top better
on weekdays buses marked N travel their routes every city centre in 30 minutes; the S-Bahn take about 40 min- ZS - Zitadelle Spandau, Am Juliusturm, tel. (+49)(0)30 than the producers and long-legged dancers and acrobats of
half hour. Also, all tram and bus lines starting with M run utes. Take bus X7 to U-Bahn station Rudow for Kreuzberg. 354 94 40, www.zitadelle-spandau.de. Friedrichstadtpalast. This venue normally puts on the glitziest,
every half hour at night. biggest revues in town. Q Tickets €17 - 61.

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Dalí - The Exhibition Ellington Jazz brunch Classical music


14 August, 19:00
Wi th over 45 0 exh i bi ts, th e n ew museu m an d Berlin’s grooviest hotel is well-known for its relaxed Jazz Under the stars – The classical open-air concert in the
cultural highlight ‘Dalí – the exhibition’ offers the brunches, held Sundays between 11:30 and 14:30 in Waldbühne
most complete over view of Dalí’s vir tuous and the Duke restaurant. A set fee allows you to sample City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
experimental mastery in almost all art techniques, anything from the buffet, while talented Jazz musicians Conductor: Andris Nelsons, Hélène Grimaud (piano),
right here in the heart of Berlin. As Dalí once said: take care of the atmosphere. Martin Grubinger (percussion); Works by Wagner, Dorman,
“Come into my brain”. In keeping with this spirit Beethoven, and Dvorák
’Surrealism for all’, visitors to Berlin now have the Ellington Hotel, D-4, Nürnberger Str. 50-55, tel. WB
chance to discover ‘their Dalí’. (+49)(0)30 68 31 50, www.ellington-hotel.com.
18 August, 19:30
Dalí - Die Ausstellung / Dalí - The Exhibition,
Leipziger Platz 7, M Potsdamer Platz, tel. +49 1805
9th open-air classic summer: opening gala (with Welcome
Schiller Theater C-3, Bismarckstr. 110, CB, MErnst- fireworks)
10 33 23, www.daliberlin.de. Open 12:00-20:00, Sun Reuter-Pl., tel. (+49)(0)30 847 20 03 12/0180-557 Berliner Symphoniker to the Prussian Court
10:00-20:00. Admission €11, reduced €9. 00 00. Musicals animate the stage of this landmark theatre Conductor: Lior Shambadal; Works by Richard Wager, Edvard Concert & Culinary Experience
that originally opened in 1907 with the German poet and Grieg, Johann Severin Svendsen, Jean Sibelius
playwright Schiller’s The Robbers (1782). KB Concerts from August
Summerconcerts in June, to
JulyDecember
and August
Dinner: 6 p.m. | Concert: 8.30 p.m.
Stars in Concert J-6, Sonnenallee 225 (Estrel Festival 19 August, 19:30
Center), KB, MSonnenallee, tel. (+49)(0)30 68 31 68 9th open-air classic summer: Scala & Kolacny Broth-
Info and tickets
31, www.stars-in-concert.de. Vegas meets Berlin in the ers (with fireworks)
www.concerts-berlin.com
huge Estrel hotel and convention centre, where the Stars in Conductor: Sven Kolacny, Stijn Kolacny
Concert show features impressive performances of lookalike KB Tel.: 030 - 526 81 96-99
artists Elton John, Elvis, Tina Turner, Joe Cocker and Sting.
Tickets are also available for combinations with dinner and/ 20 August, 19:30
or a stay at the hotel. Q Shows at 20:30, Sat also at 17:30. 9th open-air classic summer: Movie Classics: Science
Closed Tue. Admission €16-45. Fiction (with fireworks)
Deutsches Filmorchester Babelsberg
Tipi am Kanzleramt E-3, Große Querallee, TG, MBund- Conductor: Jörg Iwer
estag, tel. (+49)(0)180 327 93 58 (€0,09/min), www. KB
tipi-das-zelt.de. Continuing a tradition that started a century
© DaliBerlin.de ago in Berlin, the Tipi team wine, dine and entertain guests for 22 August, 19:30
an evening in their surprisingly elegant, year-round tent in Tier- 9th open-air classic summer: Symphonic Night (with
garten park. Before the show starts, gourmet food is served fireworks)
from their on-site kitchen. Then it’s over to the artists featured Berliner Symphoniker
La Vie en Rose F-6, Tempelhof airpor t, MPlatz that night to entertain the audience. Q Tickets €18.50-36. Conductor: Lior Shambadal; Works by Bedrich Smetana and Berliner Residenz Concerts
der Luf tbrücke, tel. (+49)(0)30 69 51 30 00, www. Peter Tchaikovsky
revuetheater.de. Apparentl y this is th e onl y revue KB
theater in the world that’s in an airpor t. La Vie en Rose Theatre & Comedy Enjoy classical concerts and a festive dinner in royal sur-
roundings. Baroque-era culinary delicacies and musical
has daily shows with magicians, acrobats, singers, can- Berlin is full of great theatre, but if you don’t speak Ger- 27 August, 19:00 masterpieces are combined in the magical surroundings
can girls and is the only one in town to add a touch of man, you’ll be limited to enjoying the scenery of plays or Berliner Philharmoniker of the extravagant former summer residence of the
eroticism. Q Shows at 21:00, Sun 20:00. Closed Mon. watching cabarets’ mimes and contortionists silently ply Conductor: Sir Simon Rattle; Ludwig van Beethoven Hohenzollern dynasty.
Admission €20-28, €45 including dinner, €65 including their trade. Here are the two exceptions. Symphonie Nr. 4 B-Dur, Gustav Mahler Symphonie Nr. 1 D-Dur Programme for August and September: every Wednes-
dinner and drinks. PH day and Friday: Johann Sebastian Bach’s 5th Branden-
Tickets for theatre, concerts and other events can be burg Concerto, movements from the Suite in B minor,
Madi-Zelt der Sinne (Madi - Tent of the Senses) purchased at the venues, the tourism offices as well as at 2 September, 20:00 Coffee-Cantata. Every Saturday: Baroque and early clas-
B-1, Bernhard-Lichtenberg-Pl., corner Holzhauser Str., one of many ticket kiosks (convenient ones are in Fried- Keller Quartett sical masterpieces; works by King Frederick II, Händel,
MU Holzhauser Str., Tegel, tel. (+49)(0)30 1805/57 richstraße and Alexanderplatz stations). Online bookings Works by J. S. Bach Hasse, Graun, Mozart and Gluck.
00 00, www.madi-ZeltderSinne.de. One way to cocoon and payments for most events can be done via www.btm. PH Berliner Residenz Concert, Spandauer Damm 22-
yourself from winter is to slip into this cozy, Moroccan royal- de (click to English and then Tickets). 24, Große Orangerie of Schloss Charlottenburg, tel.
style tent in north Berlin’s Tegel district. You’ll be whisked 3 September, 20:00 (+49)(0)30 25 81 03 50, www.concerts-berlin.com.
away to the Orient with a Middle Eastern four-course meal English Theatre Berlin F-5, Fidicinstr. 40, KB, MPlatz musikfest berlin 10: London Symphony Orchestra
and 3.5-hour show with belly dancers, story-tellers, musicians, der Luftbrücke, tel. (+49)(0)30 693 56 92/691 12 11 Conductor: Daniel Harding; Works by Luciano Berio and
acrobats, and jugglers. The brainchild of a Palestinian Berlin (box office), www.etberlin.de. Berlin residents, whether na- Hector Berlioz
resident, the show makes the small audience (there is only tive English speakers or not, come to this theatre for the edgy PH
room for 45 guests in the tent) feel at home with rosewater, programming on the little black box’s stage. The entrance is
a welcome drink, gleaming mint tea sets, and drags from in the back courtyard. Q Admission €14/8. 4 September, 20:00
a hookah waterpipe. Q Shows Thu - Sat at 19:30, doors musikfest berlin 10: SWR Sinfonieorchester Baden-
open 18:00. (€75). Kookaburra G-2, Schönhauser Allee 184, PB, MRosa- Baden and Freiburg
Luxemburg-Pl., tel. (+49)(0)30 48 62 31 86, www. Conductor: Susanna Mälkki; Works by Pierre Boulez and
Palazzo E-2, Humboldthafen, MI, MHauptbahnhof, tel. comedyclub.de. Laughing matters at Berlin’s premier Alban Berg
(+49)(0)1805 38 88 85 (€0,14/min), www.palazzo. comedy club, which has English-language stand-up comedy PH
org. Not just any show, this is a three-and-a-half-hour dining every Tuesday at 20:30 and Saturday at 23:45. Kim Eustace’s
and variety experience. Enjoy a multi-course gourmet meal Comedy Night alternates with the Supernaturals experimen- 5 September, 20:00
while you watch a varied programme of acrobats, jugglers, tal comedy show on Tuesdays, while the hilarious Laugh musikfest berlin 10: Koninklijk Concertgebouworkest
comedians, musicians and magicians in a purpose-built Olympics improvisation alternates with the Treason Show Amsterdam
‘palace of mirrors’. The emphasis is on the visual effects, so (Brighton) and others on Saturdays. QOpen 12:00 - 24:00, Conductor: Mariss Jansons; Works by Stravinsky, Bartók
language is not a barrier. Q Closed Mon. Admission, includ- Fri, Sat 12:00 - 02:00, Sun 11:00 - 24:00. Closed Mon. Shows and Berio
ing food, €79-135. at 20:30. Admission €3-12. PH

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19 September, 20:00
Long Night of the Museums musikfest berlin 10: Bamberger Symphoniker - Bayer- Concerts BLUE MAN GROUP
ische Staatsphilharmonie 3 August, 18:30
Conductor: Jonathan Nott; Works by Wagner and Boulez
PH
Citadel Music Festival 2010: The Pogues (Irish Rock)
ZS
DISCOVER THE WILD SIDE OF BERLIN
20 & 21 September, 20:00 18 August, 18:30
Staatskapelle Berlin Leonard Cohen (singer/songwriter)
Conductor: Daniel Barenboim; Works by Pierre Boulez WB
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21 August, 19:00
21 September, 20:00 Citadel Music Festival 2010: Reamonn (Rock)
Pianist in Residence: Leif Ove Andsnes (piano) ZS
Works by György Kurtág, Robert Schumann, and Johannes
Brahms 24 August, 18:00
PH Citadel Music Festival 2010: Queens of the Stone Age
(Rock) BLUE MAN GROUP is a spectacula
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how: pure fun, witty,
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22 & 23 September, 20:00 ZS intelligent, unexpected – simply different! BLUE MAN
intelligent
Berliner Philharmoniker GROUP thrills and provokes with creativity, comedy and
© Martin Franken, SMP/Ethnologisches Museum Conductor: Giovanni Antonini; Works by Johann Sebastian 24 August, 21:00 great music. An internationally unique mix of sweeping
Bach, Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach, and Beethoven Anthony B (Dancehall) concert atmosphere, high-class comedy and effects
The ‘Lange Nacht der Museen’ or Long Night of PH CC like you have never experienced before. First BLUE MAN
th e Museums has long been a highlight o f th e GROUP goes under your skin – and then never out of
Berlin calendar, attracting visitors from all corners 25.09.2010, 20.00 Uhr 27 August, 19:00 your head again. Unique in Europe it is staged in Berlin,
o f th e gl o b e as wel l as l o c al s. O n 28 Au gu s t Klassische Konzerte, 240th birthday of Beethoven: Citadel Music Festival 2010: Silly (Rock) in BLUEMAX Theater Potsdamer Platz. An absolute must
museums and galleries across the city will open their Vladimir Mogilevsky (piano) ZS for your Berlin visit. Entertainment for the whole family -
doors from 18:00 until late into the night, offering Beethoven: Sonate G-Dur op. 14 Nr. 2, Sonate B-Dur op. and naturally for guests from all over the world. For them
guests an evening of exhibitions, guided tours and 22, Sonate F-Dur op. 10 Nr. 2, Sonate cis-Moll op. 27 Nr. 2 28 August, 20:00 the show has been revised now. All German-speaking
special events. Tickets are available online: www. PH Citadel Music Festival: Gregorian (Rock) elements were translatetd into English. More than this:
museumsportal-berlin.de and at all participating ZS Language and words are elements of play – the irony
venues, theatre ticket kiosks, Berlin Infostores, of the language has become a new factor of the show.
S-Bahn/BVG ticket machines/customer ser vice
desks. Tickets cost €15/10 (under 12s free). For
Mexiko Bar at Sage 28 August, 20:00 Exactly hearing and closer inspection leads to a cross-
Ich + Ich (Pop) linguistic show experience. BLUE MAN GROUP is now
more information visit www.kulturprojekte-berlin.de/ KI more internationally, more communicatively – and just
en/projects/long-night-of-museums. in English, too. You cannot describe BLUE MAN GROUP,
31 August, 19:00 you have to experience them!
Citadel Music Festival 2010: Runrig (Folk Rock)

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musikfest berlin 10: London Philharmonic Orchestra
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Conductor: Vladimir Jurowski; Works by Webern, Berio, and
Prokofiev
5 September, 20:00
OneRepublic (Pop / Rock)
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7 September, 20:00 21 September, 20:00


musikfest berlin 10: Ensemble Modern Sting (Pop / Rock)
Conductor: Beat Furrer; Works by Stravinsky, Boulez, and The Mexiko beach bar at the Sage restaurant puts on OW
Furrer the following events in August:
PH 3 Clique at the beach: Sid LeRock (Shitkatapult) - DJ-SET 23 September, 20:00
(!) + The Ascent (AKA AKA/Burlesque Musique), Christian Limp Bizkit (Rock)
9 September, 20:00 Guhl (Siam Rec, Chateau Knarz/Ulm) CH
musikfest berlin 10: Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester 4 D-Nox (Sprout Music), Tatiana Sanches (Tropical
Berlin Beats), Sandrino (Sprout), Flow & Zeo (Sprout) 27 September, 20:00
Conductor: Marek Janowski; Works by Stravinsky, Berio, 5 Falkplatz Nacht: Oliver Deutschmann, James Blonde Glenn Miller Orchestra & The Honeybees (Jazz)
and Strauss & special guest FP
PH 7 Moarice
10 Clique at the beach: youANDme (Ornaments), Till von 27 September, 20:00
10 & 11 September, 20:00 Sein (Suplement Facts, Dirt Crew Rec.) Supertramp (Pop)
Konzerthausorchester Berlin 11 D-Nox (Sprout Music), Tatiana Sanches (Tropical OW
Conductor: Lothar Zagrosek; Works by Berg and Mahler Beats), Sandrino (Sprout), Flow & Zeo (Sprout)
KH 12 Freizeitglauben mit Andre Gardeja & friends B L U E M A N G R O U P,
Exhibitions Marlene Dietrich Pl.
17 Clique at the beach: Chymera (Cocoon), Afrilounge
14 September, 20:00 (Connaisseur), P.toile (Ostwind) 28 August, 18:00-02:00 1 , Bluemax Theatre,
Bayerisches Staatsorchester 18 D-Nox (Sprout Music), Tatiana Sanches (Tropical The Long Night of Museums Tel. (+49)(0) 18 05 44
Conductor: Kent Nagano Beats), Sandrino (Sprout), Flow & Zeo (Sprout) Various museums around town 44 (€0.14/min), www.
PH 24 Clique at the beach: Matias Samo & Løwenstein (Kina blueman.com. Shows:
Music), P.toile (Ostwind) Tue - Fri 21:00; Wed,
15 September, 20:00 26 Freizeitglauben mit Andre Gardeja & friends Thu, Sat 18:00, 21:00;
Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin
Conductor: David Robertson
31 Clique at the beach: Till von Sein (Suplement Facts, www.inyourpocket.com Sun 18:00. Tickets from
€59,90 (plus charges).
Dirt Crew Rec.), Marc Schneider (Was not was)
PH

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Cinemas Berlin Music Week Yorckschlösschen


Foreign film offerings in German cinemas are of- A new festival in town, the Berlin Music Week which is
ten dubbed, which is an irritation for non-German held from 6-12 September groups together some great
speakers but is a good gig for the voice-over artists. existing events with new ones. Apart from the music
Look in local listings magazines like Tip and Zitty, trade fair which represents the business end of things,
for subtitled films; these are marked in with OmU there’s good reason to party too. The huge hangars of
or OmengU (original version with German/English the former Tempelhof airport near the city centre will be
subtitles) and OF or OV (original version); DF means used by rock bands during the Berlin Festival, and one
German version. CineStar has the largest selection ticket gest you inside some 30 clubs (plus free public
of non-dubbed films. transport) on the Club Night, on 11 September.
For more information see: www.berlin-music-week.de.
Arsenal E-4, Potsdamer Str. 2, KB, MPotsdamer
Pl., tel. (+49)(0)30 26 95 51 00, www.fdk-berlin.de.
This little art house cinema is in the basement beneath
the Film Museum in the Sony Center. International films,
some in English, some with English subtitles, are the A Kreuzberg institution, the Yorckschlösschen (‘small
normal fare. Q Tickets €6. Yorck castle’) has been here for over a century, gather-
ing fame in the 1970s as an artists’ watering hole and
CineStar Original E-4, Potsdamer Str. 4 (Sony now a hub of local social life. Inside, there’s a busy bar
Center), TG, MPotsdamer Pl., tel. (+49)(0)30 26 that features regular live music, with the emphasis on
06 64 00, www.cinestar.de. The biggest cinema in traditional jazz, swing and black rhythm’n’blues.
Germany is loved by English-speakers and film purists Concerts take place each Wednesday, Friday and
for showing movies in their original version: no dubbing, Saturday from 21:00, with Sunday concerts beginning
no subtitles. With sleek ambience, eight screens, at 14:00.
cocktail bar, roomy seating (even love seats), this is This summer, the Yorckschlösschen concert programe
where to catch the latest blockbuster. Being late is no is reduced due to the many World Cup football match
problem, as there are at least 30 minutes of previews screenings.
and ads (though they cut this shorter for late and very Until 9 August
long films). Q Tickets €7.50, Mon, Wed €6.50, Tue August
Movies in their original €4.50, Thu €5.50.
Frida Kahlo - Retrospective
With more than 120 paintings and drawings this is Germany’s 4, 18, 25 Ernie’s Mittwochscocktail, Blues/Boogie
6 Dino Rangel & Band, Brasilian Jazz
most extensive exhibition of Frida Kahlo’s artworks. It
language versions Hackesche Höfe G-2, Rosenthaler Str. 40, MI, comprehensively shows the artist’s development from the 7 Roger Radatz Trio, New Orleans Jazz
11 K.C. Miller Boogie Trio, Boogie
MHackescher Markt, tel. (+49)(0)30 283 46 03, beginning to surrealism. The artworks are complemented by
and in 3D inside the www.hackesche-hoefe.org. Many foreign films play photos from the family’s private collection. 14 Tanja Siebert Quartett, Jazz, Bossa
21 Boogie Radio Band, Rhythm & Blues
here, so speakers of languages other than German MG
spectacular Sony could get by here as long as the films aren’t dubbed
many have German subtitles). You’ll have to climb three
28 Les Belles du Swing, Swing
30 Yorckschlösschen - Der Film, documentary (German)
Until 9 August
Center Berlin! flights of stairs to get here, but there’s a nice row of
banquettes to catch your breath in. Q Tickets €7.50,
Olafur Eliasson - Innen Stadt Aussen, Inner City Out
September
The special exhibition by Danish-Islandic artist Olafur Eliasson
Mon €6, Tue €5. focuses on his close ties to Berlin, the city he has been living 1, 8, 15 Ernie’s Mittwochscocktail, Blues/Boogie
and working in for many years. Looking at his installations, the 4 Simon Holliday’s Berlin Jazz Trio, Piano-Jazz-Blues
Enjoy Germany’s largest Highend 54 F-2, Oranienburger Str. 54, (Tache-
les), MI, MOranienburger Tor, tel. (+49)(0)30
mind is drawn to the design of the exhibition hall as well as the 5 Kuchenbeckers Sonntagsbraten, Jamsession, 14:00
11 Bruno de Sanctis, Swingin’ Blues
surrounding city. Highly recommended by Berlin In Your Pocket.
variety of non-dubbed movies 283 14 98. Documentaries, anything by Jim Jarmusch MG 18 Louise Gold & die Herren Quarz, Swing
22 Marko Jovanovic & Little Sam Lud, Blues
or Goran Bregovic, and the occasional reprise of the
– selected films also in 3D – Coen brother’s The Big Lebowski are standard fare in Until 22 August 25 Twoogie Woogie, Boogie
26 Acki Hoffmann & Friends, Swingin’ Jazz, 14:00
the intimate theater here. The modern couch seating Rudolf Stingel - LIVE
at CineStar Original! At IMAX is positively luxurious and quite a contrast to the run- Artist Rudolf Stingel’s installation consists of a huge carpet, 29 K.C. Miller Boogie Trio, Blues & Boogie
down building itself. A cool bar is attached. Q Tickets covering floors, staircases and even the paintings in the
3D you experience 3D movies €5-6, Mon €4.50. basement.
on Berlin’s biggest screen IMAX 3D Sony Center E-4, Potsdamer Str. 4,
NA Until 29 August
Romy Schneider. Vienna - Berlin - Paris
(Sony Center), TG, MPotsdamer Pl., tel. (+49)(0)30 An exhibition about Romy Schneider’s varied career, with
in their German version. Further 26 06 64 00, www.cinestar-imax.de. Wherever they photos from the collection of the Deutsche Kinemathek and
take you, the combination of towering IMAX screen and
info at www.cinestar.de superb cinematography is awe-inspiring. Films last 45
materials on loan from France, Austria and Italy.
FM
minutes, German version only. Q Tickets €8.50, Sat,
Sun €8.70, Tue €6.70. Until 29 August
Full? Cooking – eating – talking
Paris C-4, Kurfürstendamm 211, CB, MUhlandstr., This exhibitions shows the close links between cooking,
tel. (+49)(0)30 881 31 19, www.cinema-paris.de. eating and talking.
The largest air military mission in history took place during MK
peacetime in Berlin. The documentary The Berlin Airlift
shows how planes supplied everything 2.5 million West Until 10 October
Berliners needed for 11 months between June 1948 and Bruce Nauman – Dream Passage
May 1949. In English every Saturday at 11:00. Q Tickets Four large thematic blocks showcase this contemporary
€8, Mon €5, Tue, Wed €6. American artist’s major works from nearly all his creative periods.
U/S-Bahn to „Potsdamer Platz“, Busses 200, M41, M48, 347
HB

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The hotel categories are based on the most expensive


Trade fairs double room rack rate price. All prices include VAT and Symbol key
3-8 September breakfast unless mentioned otherwise. The room prices
IFA Berlin that we list are rack rates; the price you pay may be P Air conditioning A Credit cards accepted
Consumer electronics fair different depending on the season, holidays, weekend O Casino H Conference facilities
MB offers, and special events like trade fairs.
T Child friendly U Facilities for the disabled

renta 6-12 September


Berlin Music Week. Plattform für Musik
Information: www.berlin-music-week.de
Various locations
Over €200
Adlon F-2, Unter den Linden 77, MI, MUnter den Lin-
den, tel. 226 10, fax 22 61 22 22, adlon@kempinski.
R Internet W Wi-Fi
F Fitness centre
L Guarded parking
G Non-smoking rooms
K Restaurant M Nearest S/U-Bahn station
Travel guide production & solutions com, www.hotel-adlon.de. The historic Adlon hotel has
views of the Brandenburg Gate, unfussy 1920s-style rooms D Sauna C Swimming pool
Where to watch football with cherry wood, black marble and rich fabrics, plus the
staff provides impeccable service. However, the Adlon’s
excellent services can often bring noteriety - first Michael
Irish Harp & Kilkenny Jackson’s baby-dangling episode, and now the CEO of Brandenburger Hof C-4, Eislebener Str. 14, WD,
the Bundesbank has been forced to resign after having MAugsburger Str., tel. 21 40 50, fax 21 40 51 00, info@
Kilkenny Irish Pub Dresdner Bank pay his Adlon tab after he stayed here for brandenburger-hof.com, www.brandenburger-hof.com.
Rentapocket is the authorised Fun & football, a drink or two and a bite to eat the euro introduction celebrations. There is no such thing In this beautiful light-filled city mansion, rooms are classic
go hand in hand. And i f that’s what you’re a fter, as bad publicity though, and with such esteemed guests Bauhaus designed by Le Corbusier and Mies van der Rohe,
editorial and production wing of the the Kilkenny Irish Pub is where you find it. Watch checking in on a regular basis the Adlon remains the most and make other design hotels look amateur. The Japanese
In Your Pocket city guide publishing all major spor t events, Champions League, Pre- famous hotel in Berlin, nay Germany. Q375 rooms (302 garden courtyard works its way into the atrium in the form of
singles €240 - 310, 302 doubles €290 - 360, 72 suites ikebana floral arrangements and meandering vines overhead.
empire. We also provide content, mier League, Formula One etc. on large screens,
€520 - 3800, 1 presidential suite €8500). Breakfast €29. Ms. Brueder in the ‘beautysuite’ could be the most person-
togeth er wi th locals and tourists from all over
photography, production and the world. PHARUFLGKDC hhhhh able masseuse and beautician in town - she offers the only
consultation services to professionals Am Zwirngraben 17-20, tel. 2832084, www. silk cosmetic treatments of Kanebo in Berlin. Q82 rooms
kilkenny-pub.de. Open daily from 10:00. ARCOTEL Velvet F-2/3, Oranienburger Str. 52, MI, (30 singles €170 - 260, 48 doubles €245 - 295, 4 suites
in the travel publishing industry, city MOranienburger Tor, tel. 278 75 30, fax 278 75 38 00, €345 - 480). HARLEKD hhhhh
promotion offices and NGOs. velvet@arcotel.at, www.arcotel.at. This Austrian-owned,
7-floor design hotel has the cuisine of Lutter & Wegner to Crowne Plaza Berlin City Centre D-4, Nürnberger
keep it from getting homesick but otherwise fits well onto Str. 65, CB, MWittenbergpl., tel. 21 00 70, fax 213
The dedicated guidebook specialists gentrifying Oranienburger Str. A flatscreen TV and CD player 20 09, info@cp-berlin.com, www.cp-berlin.com. Just
are the rooms’ technical perks. Forget to draw the curtains off western Berlin’s main shopping sprawl, the business-
at Rentapocket are the ideal partners in front of your wall of window and you may end up being orientated Crowne Plaza offers American-style rooms. It’s
for any city or country information the best entertainment on the street. Q 85 rooms (71 the facilities that make the difference between the 22sqm
project. doubles €110 - 250, 14 suites €150 - 450). Breakfast €15. rooms; all are fitted with bathtubs and internet keyboards
PTHARULGK that can be used with the TV. Downstairs is the pool/fit-
ness area, plenty of flexible conference space, Kemmons
art’otel Berlin City Centre West C-4, Lietzenburger bar, Wilson’s restaurant and a pub. Q423 rooms (singles
Str. 85, CB, MUhlandstr., tel. 887 77 70, fax 887 77 77 €99 - 209, doubles €99 - 209). PHARUFLG
77, aobwres@artotels.de, www.artotels.com. The staff’s KDC hhhh
casual black uniforms are suitably gallerist in a setting full of
works by Warhol and photos of the white-haired enigma and Ellington Hotel D-4, Nürnberger Str. 50-55, MWit-
Irish Harp Pub pals snapped by Christopher Makos. The lobby’s seating is tenbergplatz, tel. 68 31 50/683 15 55 55, contact@
“It is a real pleasure working with you” as comfortable as it is funky. Service is taken seriously as ellington-hotel.com, www.ellington-hotel.com. A beauti-
Just off Kur fürstendamm, the Irish Harp Pub is a
Gazmend Haxia, publisher of In Your Pocket haven for music and sports fan alike. 2 bars, a cozy evidenced by the questionnaire left on your pillow that asks, ful 1920s building holds the Ellington hotel, named after the
Albania/Kosovo/ Macedonia/Montenegro ambience, 3 large TVs and a big screen provide the what art’rageous service means to you? Q91 rooms (11 American jazz legend. Situated near the Kurfürstendamm
setting for a great night out, or an afternoon full of singles €130 - 180, 74 doubles €160 - 250, 4 suites €180 - and Berlin Zoo, the rooms here have clean, understated
“Over and above the call of duty, and very excitement and entertainment while following inter- 280). PARUG hhhh and elegant design, with the Tower Suites offering great
much appreciated” national football, rugby and other sports, or playing views over town. The Duke hotel restaurant serves up
Nicola Williams, Lonely Planet a round of darts. Berlin D-4, Lützowpl. 17, TG, MNollendorfpl., tel. international cuisine in fabulous surroundings.Q285 rooms
260 50, fax 26 05 27 16, info@hotel-berlin.de, www. (singles €108 - 238, doubles €118 - 248, suites €168 - 428).
“Our picture editor really loves the Giesebrechtstr. 15, tel. 22328735, www.harp-pub. hotel-berlin.de. Mostly known for its conference facili- PJHARUFLK
photographs” de. Open daily from 10:00. ties, the Berlin is a 1950s hotel in a central but rather
Jessica Cargill Thompson, Deputy Editor of bland area just south of Tiergarten park. The glam period
Time Out (UK) lobby and restaurant give way to comfortably furnished
rooms, in a variety of styles. The Lützow Lounge sports
bar shows live sports action on big screens, while peace
can be found in the green summer garden restaurant.
Q 701 rooms (103 singles €100 - 195, 569 doubles
€100 - 245, 29 suites €220 - 900). PHARUFL
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race Restaurant or enjoy a cock tail at the legendar y InterContinental D-4, Budapester Str. 2, MI, MZoolo- Pullmann Schweizer Hof D-4, Budapester Str. 25,
Harr y’s New York Bar wi th Li ve Enter tainment ever y gischer Garten, tel. 260 20, fax 26 02 26 00, berlin@ MI, MWittenbergpl., tel. 269 60, fax 26 96 10 00,
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through the Tiergar ten, Berlin´s Central Park or rent is a yawn, but this West Berlin stalwart has been keeping people, Lufthansa flight crews and conference visitors are
a bicycle directl y at the hotel to discover Berlin. The up with the times. The excellent restaurant Hugos has been well cared for here. All the 26sqm rooms are fitted out with
main train station is onl y 8 minu tes away by ta xi. The relocated to the 14th floor for a stunning view, east-wing modern furniture in bright colours, contemporary art and
three Berlin airpor ts can be reached fast and easil y. Q rooms have been recast into minimalist abodes with fur- bathrooms with bathtubs. The Xxenia restaurant serves
394 rooms (singles/doubles from €99, 40 sui tes from nishings you can rearrange through swivel action, and the new-German cuisine. Fully renovated in 1999, the Dorint is
€145). PHARFGKDC hhhhh spa has been revamped with several saunas. Q584 rooms rightly proud to have the city’s largest hotel pool and sauna
(534 singles €165 - 350, 534 doubles €170 - 400, 50 suites area. Q384 rooms (374 singles €195 - 265, 374 doubles
Grand Hyatt E-4, Marlene-Dietrich-Pl. 2, MI, €215 - 2500). Breakfast €20. PHARUIFLEG €195 - 265, 9 executive suite €315 - 385, 1 presidential
MPotsdamer Pl., tel. 25 53 12 34, fax 25 53 12 KDC hhhhh suite €1500 - ). Breakfast €19. PHARUFLG
35, berlin@hyatt.de, www.berlin.grand.hyatt.com. KDC hhhhh
Par t of the mini-city at Potsdamer Platz, the Grand Hyatt Kempinski Bristol C-4, Kurfürstendamm 27, CB, MUh-
has its own architecture guide and might just be the landstr., tel. 88 43 40, fax 883 60 75, reservations.bris- Radisson Blu Hotel G-3, Karl-Liebknecht-Str. 3,
coolest hotel in Berlin, arranged according to ancient tol@kempinski.com, www.kempinskiberlin.de. The elite MHackescher Markt, tel. (+49)(0)30 23 82 80, fax
Feng-Shui principles. Perks in the large rooms include Kempinski and Adlon are sister properties, but this is where (+49)(0)30 238 28 10, info.berlin@radissonblu.com,
books, broadband internet access, and free fruit and well-travelled regulars feel more at home - out of the limelight, www.radissonblu.com/hotel-berlin. Perfectly located on
mineral water. Q 342 rooms (342 singles €220 - 235, but still on a swank corner of Ku’damm. The business lunch the river Spree and opposite the Berliner Dom. The highlight
342 doubles €265 - 280, 14 triples €385 - 400, 5 grand special is a steal. Q301 rooms (249 singles €265 - 326, of the lobby is the Aqua Dom, the world’s largest cylindrical
suites €505 - 520, 5 grand executive suites €870 - 885, 249 doubles €322 - 447, 52 suites €470 - 1800). Breakfast aquarium boasting 2,500 tropical fish in one million litres of
2 presidential suites €2520 - 3335). PHARU €9.90/23. PHARUFLGKDC hhhhh salt water. 427 modern rooms and suites, ten conference
FLEGKDC hhhhh rooms, a bar and a restaurant are available for a stay, meet-
Mandala E-4, Potsdamer Str. 3, TG, MPotsdamer Pl, ing or event. The DomLounge, a unique event location on
Hilton F-2, Mohrenstr. 30, MI, MStadtmitte, tel. tel. 590 05 00 00, fax 590 05 05 00, welcome@madison- the top floor, offers stunning views of the capital. Relaxation
(+49)(0)30 202 30, fax (+49)(0)30 20 23 42 69, berlin.de, www.themandala.de. Excellent rooms and apart- is guaranteed in the spa area with swimming pool, different
inf o.b erlin@hilton.com, w w w.hilton.com. Mayb e ments for both short and long-term stays. The Potsdamer saunas, steam bath and a 24-hour fitness room. Massage
i t’s th e excell en t break fast an d not th e pri vil ege d Platz hotel location has great views over Tiergarten park and beauty treatments are available on request. Q427
view on G en darm enmark t tha t ke eps gu ests comin g and hosts the top-notch Facil restaurant and Qiu lounge; the rooms (405 doubles €149 - 380, 21 suites €450 - 650, 1
back. Like th e li vin g room your paren ts use d onl y Friedrichstrasse Mandala Suites are close to the action in Nikolai suite €850 - 1200). Breakfast €24. PHARUF
wh en gu ests cam e over, th ese rooms have a formal the heart of the city. Q167 rooms (166 suites €130 - 335). GKDC hhhhh
air. Th e l o ca ti on is p er fe c t for a t ten din g summ er Also at Friedrichstraße 185-190 (tel. 20 29 20). Breakfast
con cer ts on th e square an d Mi t te a t trac tions are €21. PHARFLKD hhhhh Ritz-Carlton E/F-4, Potsdamer Platz 3, MI, MPots-
so close you can’t use lon g walks as an excuse for damer Pl., tel. 33 77 77, fax 337 77 55 55, berlin@
indul gin g in th e exotic spa treatmen ts. Q 591 rooms Maritim proArte F-3, Friedrichstr. 151, MI, MFriedrich- ritzcarlton.com, www.ritzcarlton.com. Fake marble
(singles €145 - 345, doubles €145 - 345, sui tes €220 str., tel. 203 35, fax 20 33 42 09, info.bpa@maritim.de, Corinthian columns and a sweeping staircase dominate
- 1145). Break fast €26. PHARUFLEG www.maritim.de. Part of the last private German chain of the lobby, where the classic dark wooden bar opens with
KDC hhhhh hotels, the Maritim is equipped with a huge conference centre, a ceremony every evening at 18:00 and serves over 400
Estrel I-6, Sonnenallee 225, NK, MSonnenallee, tel. swimming pool, sauna and fitness area, shops, restaurants, fine fruit brandies. The French brasserie has sections
683 10/68 31 23 45, info@estrel.com, www.estrel. Hôtel Concorde Berlin C-4, Augsburger Str. 41, black amethyst bathrooms and W-LAN throughout. Each that were actually sent over and rebuilt at the Ritz. The
com. The largest hotel in Germany manages to feel less MKurfürstendamm, tel. (+49)(0)30 800 99 90, fax floor has been named after and decorated by a different English tea lounge remains a favoured tradition but the
like something out of the film Metropolis and more like (+49)(0)30 80 09 99 99, concordeberlin@concorde- Berlin artist of the Young Savages school, and indeed it’s (second) flat screen TV in every bathroom is a newer ad-
a sunny Florida mall. Seven bars and restaurants ring a hotels.com, www.concorde-hotels.com/concorde- the modern art you’ll remember after checking out. Q403 dition for the hotel. An executive lounge, gourmet dining,
slope-roofed atrium above which rise 1,125 rooms and berlin. The latest five-star hotel to open in Berlin, the rooms (374 singles €153 - 223, 374 doubles €172 - 242, 29 ballroom and conference facilities, health club and other
suites. Modern art from the owners’ collection fills the French-run, 11-floor Hôtel Concorde Berlin impresses with suites €300 - 1900). Breakfast €19. PHARUFL superlative services complete this gilt-edged hotel. Q302
public spaces and rooms. The massive conference center its wonderfully designed rooms with sleek fine woods, GKC hhhh rooms (singles €250 - 360, doubles €280 - 440, 40 suites
even includes a glass-enclosed press box for the boxing contemporary art, flatscreen TVs and, on higher floors, €330 - 5000). Breakfast €28. PTHARUFLG
matches that take place here. Even more Las Vegas- fantastic views. The curved corner suites have sliding Marriott E-4, Inge-Beisheim-Pl. 1, MI, MPotsdamer KDC hhhhh
style is the Stars in Concert show in the attached Estrel walls, elegant free-standing bathtubs and electronically Platz, tel. 22 00 00, fax 22 00 01 00, www.marriott.
Festival Center. Superstar look-alikes sing to live music adjustable bathroom window opacity. Back downstairs, com. Ten floors of superb rooms, conference facilities and Savoy Berlin C-4, Fasanenstr. 9-10, CB, MZo-
here and have made the show Berlin’s most successful. there are top-notch conference facili ties, and the Le suites (including the Capital Suite with dining room, piano ologischer Garten, tel. 31 10 30, fax 31 10 33 33,
When booking a room, ask about packages that include Faubourg brasserie. The business centre and wellness and entourage annex room). The lobby has a 3 tonne black info@hotel-savoy.com, w w w.hotel-savoy.com. U t-
it. Estrel is near the S-Bahn, but not central to sights. centre are free to use for all guests. Q311 rooms (singles granite globe spinning serenely on a watery base and the terly un-Berlin, this stylish Cuban-flavoured abode made
Q 1125 rooms (1125 singles €123 - 235, 1125 doubles €230 - 280, doubles €240 - 300, 44 suites €280 - 950). copper facade of one wall plays an unearthly light show. A Latin-music lover David Byrne a happy guest. Who knows
€134 - 246, 69 suites €164 - 639, 1 presidential suite Breakfast €28. wellness centre, classic Art Deco NY bar and grill and execu- who you’ll trade smoke rings with in the cigar shop off the
€1790). Breakfast €14.50. PHARUFLGKD tive amenities round out one of Berlin’s newest and finest clubby Times Bar. Q125 rooms (45 singles €142 - 222,
hhhh Hotel de Rome F-3, Behrenstr. 37, MI, tel. (+49) hotels. Q379 rooms (350 singles €159 - 219, 350 doubles 62 doubles €152 - 232, triples €192 - 272, 16 suites €202
(30) 460 60 90, fax (+49)(30) 46 06 09 20 00, €159 - 219, 9 suites €350 - 1200, 80 executive room €199 - - 292). ARFKD hhhh
Grand Esplanade D-4, Lützowufer 15, TG, MNol- info.derome@roccofor tecollection.com, w w w.ho- 259). Breakfast €22. PHAFLGKDC hhhhh
lendor fpl., tel. 25 47 80, fax 254 78 82 22, w w w. telderome.com. Overlooking the historical Bebelplatz Seehof A-4, Lietzensee-Ufer 11, CB, MMesse Nord, tel.
esplanade.de. Di s c over th e p opular Gran d H otel square just off Unter den Linden, this top-class hotel Palace D-4, Budapester Str. 45, CB, MZoologischer 32 00 20, fax 32 00 22 51, info@hotel-seehof-berlin.de,
Esplanade Berlin, a completel y renovated and mod- occupies a magnificent palace-like building with three Garten, tel. 250 20, fax 25 02 11 19, hotel@palace.de, www.hotel-seehof-berlin.de. With many rooms overlooking
ern design hotel convenientl y located in between the cour tyards. Originally the headquar ters of the Dresdner www.palace.de. Joining the shopaholics shuttling from the a beautiful lake and park, and located between the Trade Fair
cosmopoli tan Kur fürstendamm and th e Potsdam er Bank from 1889 to 1945. Plenty of lovely original details, Europa Center next door, sightseers ogling the zoo across the and Zoologischer Garten, this is a good place to settle if your
Platz, right next to Berlin’s Central Park the Tiergar ten. wooden panelling, marble (and even shrapnel damage) street, and gourmands feasting at the First Floor restaurant business is in western Berlin. Decoration varies from classical
The hotel is just steps away from the KaDeWe, the pervade the high-ceilinged rooms and communal spaces, are guests schmoozing in the banquet and conference rooms to glam, rooms have large beds with silver/gold gleaming bed-
New National Galler y and the Sony Center. Arri ve at and the bank’s vault is now a 20-metre pool. E xtreme that include Tai-Ping carpets, oak paneling, and fireplaces. posts, blue carpets and brown bathrooms with bathtubs. Both
the glass-covered atrium and enter a world of stylish luxur y in the middle of all the action. Q 146 rooms (103 The staidly furnished rooms are large. Q239 rooms (59 the pleasant terrace and the small indoor pool overlook the
ambiance and per fect ser vice. Enjoy the view of an singles €395 - 495, 103 doubles €395 - 495, 43 suites singles €200 - 300, 191 doubles €225 - 325, 32 suites lake. Q75 rooms (singles €105 - 280, doubles €125 - 195,
illuminated water wall while taking a break at the Ter- €595 - 4100). €325 - 2150). PHARUFLGKDC hhhhh 1 suite €215 - 275). PHALGKC hhhh

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Sofitel Berlin Gendarmenmarkt F-3, Charlottenstr. elegantly simple rooms, equipped with all modern conveniences, ant by Italian artists, the hotel has spacious standard and
50 - 52, MI, MFranzösische Str., tel. 20 37 50, fax 20 such as allergy-free bedlinen and free wi-fi. Guests can enjoy Astoria comfort rooms with terracotta tiles, cherry wood furniture,
37 51 00, H5342@accor.com, www.sofitel.com. The German cuisine in the Knese restaurant downstairs. Just off the desks and wifi, and a bright top-floor Mediterranean-style
success of this merger between sleek, modern design and Kurfürstendamm, the hotel is a short walk from west Berlin’s main Astoria C-4, Fasanen- breakfast room. Q36 rooms (singles €115 - 150, doubles
1980s East German grandeur is best seen in the impressive attractions and major public transport links. Q131 rooms (singles str. 2, tel. 312 40 67, €140 - 175). TALGBKW
banquet/conference hall, where GDR columns and chandeliers €80 - 150, doubles €79 - 180, triples €105 - 200). HLGKW info@hotelastoria.de,
meet a post-modern light-emitting floor. The fabulous top-floor w w w.hotelastoria.de. Ku’Damm 101 B-4, Kurfürstendamm 101, CB, MAde-
fitness and sauna area with great views of the Gendarmen- Best Western President D-4, An der Urania 16 - 18, One of the best hotels nauerpl., tel. 520 05 50, fax 520 05 55 55, info@ku-
markt monuments, the huge buffet breakfast in the light-filled MWittenbergpl., tel. 21 90 30, fax 218 61 20, presi- in town - not for stars or damm101.com, www.kudamm101.com. Modern and styl-
atrium and the in-house Aigner restaurant compensate for the dent@cca-hotels.de, www.cca-hotels.de. Wireless LAN underground parking, but ish, every room is furnished with designer chairs, and a rubber
small rooms, which use smart tricks, like rolling doors, to use cards, huge leather reclining chairs, cosmetic tables, and an for those most important toy peers back at you from the white-tiled bathroom meant
the available space as efficiently as possible. Q92 rooms (29 old-time clubby lounge make this a smart choice for business factors in the hospitality to emulate the Paris metro. Furnishings echo the 1950s and
singles €175 - 270, 41 doubles €190 - 285, suites €320 - 750). travellers. Hotel with restaurant, bar, fitness centre, parking industry, service and staff, 70s, while 21st century, bi-colour rubber flooring is underfoot.
Breakfast €15-25. PHARUFLGKD hhhhh garage and multifunctional meeting rooms with air condition. both of which are excel- Business travellers will appreciate the high speed wireless
Located next to Kurfürstendamm and KaDeWe, not far from the lent and consistently get LAN access and the proximity to the convention centre, while
Steigenberger Hotel Berlin C/D-4, Los-Angeles-Pl. fairgrounds. Connections to all three Berlin airports and train rave reviews from guests. everyone will like the sunny seventh-floor breakfast room.
1, CB, MKurfürstendamm, tel. 212 70, fax 212 71 17, station „Zoologischer Garten” are excellent. Q178 rooms (25 The rooms are spacious, Q170 rooms (34 singles €101 - 161, 136 doubles €118
berlin@steigenberger.de, www.berlin.steigenberger.de. singles €79 - 155, 153 doubles €96 - 183, 3 suites €189 - 305, newly renovated and come - 178). Breakfast €13. PHARULGBD hhh
Centrally located but overlooking a quiet square, the Steigen- junior suite). Breakfast €14. PHARFGKD hhhh equipped with bath and/or shower and include a good
berger Hotel Berlin presents the standard five star services in breakfast. Set near the Kurfürstendamm and Berlin Zoo, Luisenhof H-4, Köpenicker Str. 92, MI, MMaerkisches
an understated, elegant way. Catering to the businessman as Bleibtreu C-4, Bleibtreustr. 31, CB, MUhlandstr., tel. it’s a good base for expeditions into town, and Astoria Museum/Heinrich-Heine-Str., tel. 241 59 06, fax 279
well as other travellers, there are comfort rooms and execu- 88 47 40, fax 88 47 44 44, info@bleibtreu.com, www. offers a variety of packages so you can combine a stay 29 83, info@luisenhof.de, www.luisenhof.de. From the
tive rooms, as well as suites, plus a choice of restaurants and bleibtreu.com. It’s hard to tell the hip guests from the hip with a visit to Berlin with a guided walk, boat tour or a powder blue colour scheme to the unusually quiet location,
a well appointed wellness centre. Q397 rooms (387 singles neighbours that share the deli and café fronting boutique- trip to Madame Tussauds or the zoo. For dinner options, this building, built in 1822, is an ideal retreat for the busi-
€140 - 319, 387 doubles €169 - 319, 10 suites €439 - 1899). lined Bleibtreustraße. The design hotel’s rooms operate by look no further than the nearby Knese restaurant. Q32 ness traveller. Immaculate rooms have showers, minibars,
PHARUFLGKDC hhhhh remote-controlled amenities but are decorated with natural rooms (singles €89 - 160, doubles €126 - 190, triples and safes, but internet connection is still limited to modem
fabrics and light tones. If only we could all live in such an airy €136 - 210, suites €146 - 220). use. A business plus is the conference room lined with
Swissôtel Berlin C-4, Augsburger Str. 44, CB, and stylish apartment building. Q60 rooms (15 singles €115 windows. In less than five minutes you can reach either the
MKurfürstendamm, tel. 22 01 00, fax 220 10 22 22, - 157, 45 doubles €125 - 182). ARGK U-Bahn or a green lawn opposite the Märkisches Museum
emailus.berlin@swissotel.com, www.swissotel-berlin.com. who is alternatively on the go, and stuck inside. The atrium and facing the Spree River. Tourists are just beyond in the
Perfect for the busy business person, the Swissôtel also pampers D.O.M.I.C.I.L. B-4, Kantstr. 111a, CB, MWilmersdorfer lobby impresses with exposed hallways and a Babelsberg historic Nikolaiviertel, but Luisenstadt feels much more au-
those looking to idle in understated luxury. Every room has a Str., tel. 32 90 30, fax 32 90 32 99, info@hotel-domicil- film studio prop: Berlin’s Great Elector (1620-1688) rears thentic and old. Q27 rooms (8 singles €89 - 140, 18 doubles
Lavazza espresso machine and suites are cranking with Bang & berlin.de, www.hotel-domicil-berlin.de. Warm Mediterranean out of a wall on horseback. Ayurvedic treatments, sauna, €109 - 189, 3 triples €124 - 224, 1 junior suite €150 - 250).
Olufsen stereos. When you’re done playing in your room, downtown colours and pinewood are used in D.O.M.I.C.I.L.’s modernly and steambath are on site. Q144 rooms (123 singles €130 HARLGK hhhh
western Berlin beckons. Q316 rooms (219 singles €160 - 310, outfitted rooms. Continuing the theme, the hotel is decorated - 195, 123 doubles €150 - 260, 21 apartments €130 - 300).
219 doubles €160 - 310, 14 suites €310 - 480, 11 junior suite with stone basrelief art hewn from the Pyrenees. Breakfast can (Apartments: Breakfast €12). ARUFKD hhhh Mark C-4, Meinekestr. 18-19, CB, MKurfürstendamm,
€260 - 410). Breakfast 21€. PHARFLGD hhhhh be had on the rooftop restaurant’s terrace overlooking western tel. 88 00 28 02, fax 88 00 28 04, info@markhotel.de,
Berlin. Q70 rooms (singles €118 - 143, doubles €154 - 184, Hecker’s C-4, Grolmanstr. 35, CB, MUhlandstr., tel. 889 www.markhotel.de. This comfortable hotel sports a lobby
The Regent Berlin F-3, Charlottenstr. 49, MI, MFranzö- suites €204, apartments €138 - 204). HARGB hhhh 00, fax 889 02 60, info@heckers-hotel.de, www.heckers- where dated-looking mirrored columns and an egg-carton-like
sische Str., tel. 203 38, fax 20 33 61 19, www.theregent- hotel.de. A superbly swank place - from the entrance next drop ceiling meets the homey garden-like look of woodwork
berlin.com. Within the luxurious digs of the former Four Seasons Grosser Kurfürst G-4, Neue Roßstraße 11-12, MI, to the steelblue bar to the spacious double rooms, this hotel painted light green. The modern rooms are spacious all have
hotel, the Regent would be stating a truth if it proclaimed from one MMärkisches Museum, tel. 24 60 08 43, fax 24 60 03 breathes subtle class. The three beautiful suites are the pride a bathroom with showers and a fresh flower bloom. The fam-
of its “Juliet” balconies: “That which they call a rose, by any other 00, www.deraghotels.de. Coin-op laundry, kitchenettes, of the management, each with a different design (Bauhaus, ily rooms are a great; the two bedrooms are well separated
name would smell as sweet.” Will the Hollywood celebrities that W-LAN Internet access, discounts for longer stays and the Tuscany and Colonial), wooden floors, large balconies, walk-in from one another, and children under 17 stay free. Guests in
frequently stayed here (especially during February’s film festival) U2 line around the corner make this a great pad for anyone closets and marble bathrooms complete with TV screens next the business class rooms have a separate breakfast room
recognize Shakespeare’s lines? Nothing that drew A-list guests to the mirror. Add the location near Savignyplatz, and you’re set to hobnob in. The location is ideal with the Hard Rock Café,
has changed. The warm public spaces gleam with marble and for a nice stay. Q69 rooms (21 singles €100 - 150, 43 doubles Diekmann restaurant, EasyInternet and Dunkin’ Donuts on
plush guest rooms come with DVDs and even flatscreen TVs in the €100 - 170, 3 suites €300 - 350, 2 junior suite €200 - 230). the block. Q233 rooms (14 singles €79 - 195, doubles
bathroom. Q195 rooms (singles €230 - 360, doubles €260 - 395, Apartments Breakfast €15. PHARULGK hhhh €89 - 195). PRG
suites €360 - 1950, presidential suite €2950 - 3500). Breakfast
€29. PHARUFLGKD hhhhh Whether you’re on a short trip or on a longer work as- Hollywood Media Hotel C-4, Kurfürstendamm 202, Myer’s H-2, Metzer Str. 26, PB, MSenefelder Platz, tel.
signment, renting an apartment is often much cheaper CB, MUhlandstr., tel. 88 91 00, fax 88 91 02 80, info@ 44 01 40, fax 44 01 41 04, info@myershotel.de, www.
Westin Grand F-3, Friedrichstraße 158-164, MI, MFried- than checking into a hotel. filmhotel.de, www.filmhotel.de. Owned by octogenarian myershotel.de. Entered from a quiet courtyard, Myer’s is an
richstr., tel. 202 70, fax 20 27 33 62, info@westin-grand. film producer Artur Brauner (Bridge Over the River Kwai), this upmarket private hotel catering to individual tourists and busi-
com, www.westin.com/berlin. Built in GDR times for HSH Apartments Mitte hotel is nondiscriminating in its poster selections (Arnold ness travellers. Nearly all classically furnished rooms overlook
Party bigwigs but now completely overhauled, the Westin is a E-2/3, Invalidenstr. 32-33, Schwarzenegger and the Muppets share one area), but rooms the courtyard garden. The singles are small, but the double
classically-furnished delux hotel in an enviably good location. MZinnowitzer Str., tel. 24 named after film stars from the world over are kindly sedate rooms offer adequate space. On the ground floor, a tearoom
From the huge atrium hall (with a copy of the Adlon’s marble 04 91 00, fax 24 04 91 01, with just one headshot and bio on the wall. What’s most like opens up to the pleasant terrace and garden. Q41 rooms
staircase), the round pool, the copyrighted Heavenly Beds and stay@hsh-mitte.de, www. Hollywood is the 100-seat private screening room and the (8 singles €85 - 140, 33 doubles €110 - 175). HARG
the upmarket restaurant to the sumptous suites with butler home-suite-home.de. The fact that every room has air-conditioning, a rarity in Berlin.
service, this place breathes quality. Q358 rooms (25 singles 42 spacious apartments on Q185 rooms (134 singles €85 - 120, 134 doubles €99 - 130, Propeller Island City Lodge B-4/5, Albrecht-Achilles-
€136 - 350, 273 doubles €136 - 375, suites €379 - 930, 15 offer for short and long-term stays are comfortable and 21 apartments €150 - 172). PARULGD hhhh Str. 58, WD, MAdenauerpl., tel. 891 90 16, fax 892 87
junior suites €279 - 565, 1 presidential suite €986 - 1930). well-equipped, with a kitchen and living room and sleep- 21, reservierung@propeller-island.de, www.propeller-
Breakfast €23. PHARUFLGKDC hhhhh ing 1-4 people. Some apartments have balconies and HSH Hotel Albergo - Partner of SORAT Hotels island.de. With utterly individually decorated rooms, this
there is a courtyard garden where you can enjoy breakfast **** B-5, Hohenzollerndamm 33, tel. 86 88 90, fax 86 handcrafted hotel by musician Lars Stroschen is more like
in summer. Guests can use the sauna and fitness room 88 91 03, stay@hsh-albergo.de, www.home-suite-home. Fantasy Island. Fetishists of all sorts can find their niches in
€150-200 at no extra cost. Q 42 rooms (singles €98-195, doubles de. Once a Russian Orthodox cathedral with onion domes rooms like the Space Cube, Mirror Room, Two Lions, Forest,
Berlin Plaza C-4, Knesebeckstr. 63, MUhlandstr., tel. €115-245, 3-4 bed rooms on request, prices lower for until refurbishment in 1938, the corner building that now holds Temple, Electric Wallpaper, Nudes, or Upside Down. Do check
88 41 30, fax 88 41 37 54, info@plazahotel.de, www. long stays). TAUFLGBDW hhhh the Albergo is a good base for exploring western Berlin and the website before making a booking. Q32 rooms (4 singles
plazahotel.de. The Berlin Plaza was renovated in 2006 and offers the nearby Ku’Damm shopping mile. Decorated in flamboy- €65 - 180, 28 doubles €90 - 195). Breakfast €7. AG

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Riehmers Hofgarten F-5, Yorckstr. 83, KB, MMehring- Expense account diners could probably eat their way
€75-150 damm, tel. 78 09 88 00, fax 78 09 88 08, info@riehmers- through the city’s best restaurants on a two-week stay. Symbol key
Motel One G-4, Prinzenstr. 40, MMoritzpl., tel. 70 07 hofgarten.de, www.riehmers-hofgarten.de. This grand VAU, Vivo, Hugos, Die Quadriga, and First Floor all have
98 00, www.motel-one.com. Basic but cheap as chips. dame of a 19th-century apartment building maintains her classy German chefs at the helm, though homage to France and P Air conditioning A Credit cards accepted
A budget hotel with decent standards, the rooms and the composure while the funky shops and gay nightlife unfurl around the Mediterranean work their way onto the menus. Neigh- E Live music S Take away
prices are standard, and check-in outside regular reception the corner on Mehringdamm. She’s unfussy and stylish and near bourhood restaurants and cafés often serve three meals
hours is by computer. Excellent if you’re simply looking for a the popular Bergmannstraße drag. On a balmy evening, join the a day and meld into bars in the later hours. T Child friendly U Facilities for the disabled
place to crash in style. Breakfast is €5 extra. Q180 rooms Kreuzberg couples making the pilgrimage to the top of Viktori- This chapter reviews the restaurants in Mitte (F/G-2) many of G Non-smoking areas L Guarded parking
(singles €49, doubles €55). apark. Q22 rooms (2 singles €98 - 108, 20 doubles €123 - 163, which are concentrated around upmarket Gendarmenmarkt
20 triples €143 - 183). ARUGK hhh and the nightlife area on, north and east of Oranienburger O Casino M Nearest S/U-Bahn station
Park Inn Berlin Alexanderplatz G-3, Alexanderpl. 7, Straße. Turn to p.32 for restaurants in the Potsdamer Platz R Internet W Wi-Fi connection
MI, MAlexanderpl., tel. 238 90, fax 23 89 43 05, berlin. area, and in western Berlin, Kreuzberg, Prenzlauer Berg and
hotel@rezidorparkinn.com, www.parkinn-berlin.com. In Airport hotels Friedrichshain (see p.5 for more about Berlin’s districts).
terms of transportation options, this might be Berlin’s most Mercure Airport Hotel Berlin Tegel B-1, Kurt-Schumacher-
central hotel and the best choice for the direction-impaired. Damm 202, tel. 410 60, fax 410 67 00, H0791@accor-hotels. Beer houses
Germany’s third-largest hotel rises 40 stories and sits at com, www.mercure.com. This functional and comfortable hotel American Georgbräu G-3, Spreeufer 4, MI, MKlosterstr., tel. (+49)
the transportation hub of desolate Alexanderplatz. Set your is the only option close to Tegel airport. The well-insulated doubles Play Off E/F-4, Alte Potsdamer Str. 7 (Postdamer Platz (0)30 242 42 44, www.georgbraeu.de. With a terrace over-
sights further from your room. The new Business Class cat- all have combined shower/baths. Children under 16 sleep for free. Arkaden), MPotsdamer Platz, tel. (+49)(0)30 25 29 99 looking the river and flanked by a dramatic statue of St. George
egory rooms are newly renovated and all are stocked with a The free shuttle bus can be ordered from the airport information 99, www.play-off.tv. An American sports bar and restaurant slaying a dragon (for no apparent reason), the Georgbräu is a
coffeemaker and ironing board. Q1012 rooms (318 singles desk or by using the free hotel telephone between gates N°7 and in the style of the 1950s, when times were good, and when merry, tourist-orientated brewery serving great beer. The menu
€89 - 125, 671 doubles €89 - 125, 23 suites €130 - 185). 8. Q184 rooms (singles €69 - 199, doubles €69 - 199). Breakfast we all aspired to the American way of life. You can expect lists wonderful local food, with things like Big Berlin Balls, which
Breakfast €15. POARFGKD hhhh €16. PHARUFLGKDC hhh generous portions of American snacks and food, including a we’re sure to try... next time. QOpen 10:00 - 24:00. (€5-11). B
huge hamburger, and drop by on Mondays for the spare ribs
Park Plaza I-2, Storkower Str. 162, PB, MLandsberger night. Sports events, American and others, are displayed
Allee, tel. 42 18 10, fax 42 18 11 11, www.parkplaza. Apartments on screens and if you’re lucky you’ll meet the chain’s own Cafés
com. The neighborhood surrounding this business-oriented ackselhaus H-2, Belforter Str. 21, PB, MSenefelder cheerleader team. QOpen 09:00 - 01:00, Sun 09:30 - 01:00. Cum Laude F-3, Universitäts Str, MI, MFriedrichstr.,
hotel in the Forum Landsberger Allee is a yawn, but you will Platz, tel. 44 33 76 33, fax 441 61 16, info@ackselhaus. tel. (+49)(0)30 208 28 83, www.cum-laude.info. To
sleep well in rooms where curves and angles in the attractive de, www.ackselhaus.de. An In Your Pocket favourite, ack- escape the tourists on Unter den Linden, duck into the side
furnishings declare themselves modern. Five lines of Berlin’s sel’s fully equipped apartments with kitchens are spacious, Asian of Humboldt University for some quiet time with students and
perfectly efficient electric street car (or tram) system stop equipped with WLAN, and each have been individually theme- Kamala F-3, Oranienburger Str. 69, MI, MOranienburger professors. Classical music plays, the room is elegant with
right outside and will whisk you to the heart of shopping and designed (Africa, Lover’s Nest and Water) with antiques Tor, tel. (+49)(0)30 283 27 97, www.kamala-thaifood. light lemon-coloured walls and dark furniture and you’ll feel
nightlife in Mitte and Prenzlauer Berg in minutes. There’s also and beautiful colours. Throw in the low prices, delicious de. Respectable Thai cuisine is served in a colonial atmo- like a part of Berlin, even if you, as a Gäste, will pay a little
an S-Bahn station. A five minute jog brings you to the lovely mattresses, the lush garden, the location between the sphere, where heavy, dark wood tables are adorned with more for your dish than the Studenten. The kitchen doesn’t
Friedrichshain park. Q155 rooms (1 single €77 - 86, 154 Kollwitzstraße bars and Mitte, and you’ll keep coming back woven placements, orchids and tall candles. The Tom Yam get good scores, so stick to soups, the tap beer or coffee and
doubles €92 - 102). PARLGKD for more. Q16 rooms (25 apartments €66 - 165). ARG Gai soup is crowded with chicken and piping hot, and the house-made cake. QOpen 08:30 - 23:30, Sat 12:00 - 24:00,
curries are rich and buttery. QOpen 12:00 - 23:30, Fri, Sat Sun 11:00 - 24:00.
12:00 - 24:00, Sun 11:00 - 23:30. (€7-15). AB

Manngo G-2, Mulackstr. 29, MI, MWeinmeisterstr.,


tel. (+49)(0)30 28 04 05 58, www.manngo.de. Recently
expanded and still packing them in is Manngo, the deliciously en-
ticing Vietnamese with a small but perfectly formed menu. Curry,
satay, spring rolls and soups for €5 a plate, while fresh juices and Pub and eatery in the historical centre of Berlin
Saigon beer also up the ante. Friendly staff, authentic cuisine and
low prices - a match made in culinary heaven. QOpen 12:00 -
24:00, Sat 16:00 - 24:00. Closed Sun. (€5.50). TANB

Van Long Reinhardtstrasse 8, MOranienburger Tor, tel.


We offer
(+49)(0)30 28 23 570, www.van-long.de. Best visited
for the wide range of Vietnamese specialities, from all parts fresh
of the country, Van Long also has some tasty Thai options
served in a modest space decorated with Vietnamese art. regional
Try the specials such as the Chã Cá Lã Vong fish that you
finish grilling at your table, or the Lâu chay clay pot with tofu German
and vegetables. QOpen 12:00 - 24:00. (€11-19).
cuisine!
Austrian
Brecht-Haus Kellerrestaurant F-2, Chausseestr. 125,
MI, MOranienburger Tor, tel. (+49)(0)30 282 38 43, Große Hamburger Straße 37
www.brechtkeller.de. The recipes served here are those
of a busy Austrian actress making do with East German ingre-
10115 Berlin
dients, so though decent, it’s not the Tafelspitz (rump steak) Tel.: 0049(0) 30 283 40 65
that’s famous, but the spirit of the place where playwright
Berthold Brecht and his actress wife Helene Weigel lived. The Fax: 0049(0) 30 285 99 860
small basement cellar is full of family photographs and original
set models of plays like Mother Courage. Also inside is what E-mail: info@sophieneck-berlin.de
could only be described as a romantic brick-lined lounge
area. A wall separates a terrace from the cemetery where www.sophieneck-berlin.de
the couple are buried. QOpen 18:00 - 01:00. (€9-15). B

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Kaffeebank F-2, Unter den Linden 13-15, MI, MFried- the district in 1984, it has resisted trendification, staying
richstr., tel. (+49)(0)30 202 09 30. Get a free peek at true to its warm mishmash décor of art nouveau and poster
the one-room gallery of the Deutsche Guggenheim while also art. The menu offers delicious Central European fare, accom-
refuelling with the cheapest cappuccino (€1.80) to be found on panied by an international wine list. QOpen 12:00 - 02:00.
the grand boulevard. A tiny coffee bar in the gift shop serves
caffeinated drinks, beer, small cakes and sandwiches. Just
three glass-topped tables with low, cushioned seats join Fine dining
the displays of art books and merchandise. QOpen 11:00 - Aigner F-3, Französische Str. 25, MFranzösiche Str.,
20:00, Thu 11:00 - 22:00. Closes during changes of exhibition. tel. (+49)(0)30 203 75 18 50, info@aigner-gendar-
menmarkt.de, www.aigner-gendarmenmarkt.de. One of
Label 205 F-3, Friedrichstr. 68, MI, MStadtmitte, tel. Berlin’s best places to eat, Aigner is truly international, as Restaurant PARIS-MOSKAU Restaurant TRAUBE Weingarten
(+49)(0)30 20 94 45 45, www.label205.de. A café liter- its name, concept and all the old furnishings originate from Alt-Moabit 141 Reinhardtstrasse 33
ally at the bottom of a huge pile of junk, on the lower level of a famous Viennese cafe that closed in the 1980s. Master
the posh Quartier 205 shopping gallery. Live music is played chef Herbert Beltle and his team serve award-winning dishes tel. 394 20 81 tel. 27 87 93 93
here several afternoons a week, varying from ‘light classic’ with ingredients sourced fresh from the market. The ‘cheese www.paris-moskau.de www.traube-berlin.de
and jazz to shopper’s blues. For cheap cocktails visit the duel’ dessert is a competitive way to end your dinner. QOpen
after work parties on Wednesdays. QOpen 10:00 - 22:00, 12:00 - 02:00. AU
Sun 11:00 - 22:00. PE VAU F-3, Jägerstr. 54/55, MI, MFranzösische Str., tel.
Borchardt F-3, Französische Str. 47, MI, MFranzö- (+49)(0)30 202 97 30, www.vau-berlin.de. It’s easy to
Operncafé F-3, Unter den Linden 5, MI, MFriedrichstr., sische Str., tel. (+49)(0)30 81886262. Borchardt didn’t spell and rhymes with wow, and the latter is the word-of-
tel. (+49)(0)30 20 26 83, www.opernpalais.de. The three have to invest much to make a good first impression - the mouth that has kept chef Kolja Kleeberg’s restaurant fully
Prussian princesses who once lived in this palace would have mere height of the ceiling and the building’s original tile floors booked for the past four years. Using many products from
loved what the current owner has done to the place. Not only whisper class and luxury. The money and creative energy the Berlin area, Michelin-starred Kleeberg follows his mentor
is a selection of 40 to 50 cakes and pies available each day, goes into the kitchen, which comes up with a different menu Josef Viehhauser’s rule: never more than three products on a
but a complete renovation brought a rococo ambience and each day to keep its regular clientele surprised. Leave the plate. Q Open 12:00 - 14:30, 19:00 - 22:30. Closed Sunday.
ceiling paintings in the style of the early 19th century. The pork to the Germans, the beef dishes here are delectable. (€35-38). PARG h
cakes are made in-house and the best place to enjoy them QOpen 12:00 - 24:00. (€20-30). A
is outdoors on the terrace that seats 650 people. Lunch and
snacks are served too. QOpen 08:00 - 24:00. B Fischers Fritz F-3, Charlottenstr. 49 (Regent Hotel), French
MI, MFranzösische Str., tel. (+49)(0)30 20 33 63 Ganymed F-3, Schiffbauerdamm 5, MI, MFriedrichstr.,
Sophieneck G-2/3, Große Hamburger Straße 37, 63, Fischersfritz.berlin@rezidorregent.com, www. tel. (+49)(0)30 28 59 90 46, www.ganymed-brasserie.
MWeinmeister Straße, tel. (+49)(0)30 283 40 65, fischersfritzberlin.com. The restaurant’s name comes de. Strolling along the Spree or after a show at the beloved
www.sophieneck-berlin.de. A favourite of locals and tour- from a tongue-twister and the light, fish-focused menu is for Berliner Ensemble, stop off at Ganymed’s historical rooms
ists alike, Sophieneck is one of the most charming cafés in a very refined palate. Chef Chrisian Lohse has won several Paris-Moskau for Alsatian Flammekuchen, French choucroute and beers,
Mitte. Located near Hackescher Markt since the revamp of of the Michelin stars that appear none too oft in Germany. oysters, wines and the menu du soir. The terrace has a
The German chef first trained in Dijon and has since pleased view of the Spree and the trains pulling into Friedrichstrasse
gourmands such as those at The Dorchester in London and Margaux F-3, Unter den Linden 78 (entrance on station. QOpen 12:00 - 24:00. Kitchen from 12:00 until
the Sultan of Brunei (as a private chef). The dining room has Wilhelmstr), MI, MUnter den Linden, tel. (+49)(0)30 24:00. (€7 - 22). AB
light woods, deep carpets and a fireplace. Q Open 6:30- 22 65 26 11, www.margaux-berlin.de. Rich cuisine by
11:30; 12:00 - 14:00; 18:30 - 23:00. PAG Chef Michael Hoffmann at this Michelin-starred restaurant,
which uses only the best ingredients for a daily menu that
Lutter & Wegner F-3, Charlottenstr. 56, MI, MFran- is chosen by quality of supplies. Fish are only line-caught,
zösische Str., tel. (+49)(0)30 202 95 40, www.lutter- mostly in the Atlantic off the coast of France, and legumes
wegner-gendarmenmarkt.de. Classy, traditional, and with a cater for vegetarian gourmands. Save room for the French
link to the actor who put the sparkle in German wine in 1811, cheese plate. Service is gracious, friendly, and professional
this is the place to share a bottle of Sekt before or after a with Mr. Ingo Sperling, the award-winning maitre d’ recom-
concert at the Konzerthaus on Gendarmenmarkt. There’s a mending dishes and wines from their selection of 700, with
warren of rooms in which to carve out a cosy niche. Germans California Napa Valley becoming a firm favourite. A good way
know their roasts, and you can trust the national committee to sample the cuisine is the €35 three-course lunch or the
that dubbed the Sauerbraten here the best in Germany in six-course dinner for €95. Q Open 19:00 - 22:30. Closed
2003. QOpen 11:00 - 03:00. Closed Sun. The warm kitchen Sun. (€18-48). PAG h
closes at 01:00 while the Weinstube serves cold dishes until
03:00. (€16-22). AB Maxwell F-2, Bergstr. 22, MI, MRosenthaler Pl., tel.
(+49)(0)30 280 71 21. The restored redbrick courtyard of
the Josty Brewery is the come-on to passers-by. The scents
of nouvelle French and German cooking and the mature,
artsy-looking crowd nail the curious to a seat. Dinner items
DAILY 11.00 – 24.00 include leg of lamb with Jerusalem artichoke and lime mari-
nated guinea fowl with a mash of aubergine and mushrooms.
Modern and light German food on QOpen 18:00 - 24:00. AB
Berlin‘s catwalk no.1 Paris-Moskau E-3, Alt-Moabit 141, TG, MHauptbahn-
hof/Lehrter Bahnhof, tel. (+49)(0)30 394 20 81, www.
paris-moskau.de. Many S-Bahn passengers assume this
lonely and unusual half-timber house from 1898 is related
Kastanienallee 82 | 10435 Berlin Prenzlauer Berg to the railroad, as it sits along the tracks that link Paris and
(030) 780 089 - 550 | www.gls-restaurant.de Moscow. But the fine restaurant inside has more connections
to the Mediterranean. Dishes including lamb rack with roasted
U2 Eberswalder Str. U8 Rosenthaler Platz artichokes and gnocchi. Q Open 12:00 - 15:00 (Mon to Fri),
Sophieneck daily 18:00 - 23:30. (€20-25). A Maxwell

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Zum Nussbaum G-3, Am Nussbaum 3, MI, MK-


losterstr., tel. (+49)(0)30 242 30 95. What seems a
Restaurant charming old German restaurant is in fact a charming new

Maxwell
German restaurant. The legendary Under the Nut Tree Inn
used to stand on a street on the island 200m to the south-
west. When the war ravaged area was rebuilt in the 1980s,
the inn was reconstructed here. Most patrons don’t care an
Ampelmann for authenticity, and tuck into the well-priced
Bergstraße 22 Berlin specialities with curious translations, such as ‘brown
Berlin-Mitte rolls with dripping.’ QOpen 12:00 - 23:00. (€7-10). AB
Open daily from 18:00
Zur Letzten Instanz G-3, Waisenstr. 14, MI, MK-
tel: 280 71 21 losterstr., tel. (+49)(0)30 242 55 28, www.zurletz-
www.mxwl.de teninstanz.de. Berlin’s oldest restaurant doesn’t lie on the
Aapka tourist path, and maybe that’s why German leaders bring
visiting heads of state here when everything in Mitte is too
Ständige Vertretung F-3, Schiffbauerdamm 8, MI, noisy and crowded. Mikhail Gorbachev visited in 1989, and
German Mutter Hoppe G-3, Rathausstr. 21, MI, MAlexanderpl., MFriedrichstr., tel. (+49)(0)30 282 39 65, www. Gerhard Schröder brought Jacques Chirac over for the Berlin
Alpenstueck F-2, Gartenstr. 9, MI, MNordbahnhof, tel. (+49)(0)30 241 56 25, www.prostmahlzeit.de/mut- staev.de. Bonn politicians and bureaucrats were not specialities, including Eisbein, in 2003. QOpen 12:00 -
tel. (+49)(0)30 21 75 16 46, info@alpenstueck.de, terhoppe. Head down the winding staircase into this restau- happy when they had to move to Berlin. They sent their 23:00. Closed Sun. (€8 - 13). ARGB
www.alpenstueck.de. Wiener Schnitzel with Schwabian rant in the Nikolaiviertel district. You’ll find the space divided favorite Bonn hangout (named after the West-German
potato salad maultaschen with Bavarian creme are just into cosy, low-ceilinged nooks with upholstered banquettes ‘embassy’ in the GDR) as an advance scout. This laid-
a few of the dishes available at Alpenstueck, a designer and historic photos and drawings on the painted walls. Heavy back politician’s meeting point supplies the homesick Indian
restaurant with a traditional twist. Chef Peter Geissler meat dishes are the meals to order here. The kitchen offers with their beloved Kölsch beer and Rhineland special- Aapka G-2, Kastanienallee 50, MRosenthaler Platz, tel.
prepares southern German and Austrian home cooking sides not served at other German restaurants, including green ties (like Blutwurst and Saumagen), but the menu has (+49)(0)30 44 01 04 94, www.aapka.de. Located on a
with fresh ingredients, changing the menu every three beans wrapped in bacon. Make reservations; or try their sister a selection of Berlin food as well. Q Open 11:00 - 01:00. pretty street corner near trendy Zionskirchplatz, Aapka offers
days. A feast for the eyes and the palate. QOpen 18:00 restaurant Julchen Hoppe, a few doors further towards the (€4-13). AB healthy vegetarian, curry and grill dishes in a relaxed bar and
- 24:00. Closed Mon. Spree. QOpen 11:30 - 23:30. (€9-15). E restaurant with outside seating. You can drop by for the daily
Treffpunkt Berlin F-3, Mittelstr. 55, MI, MFriedrich- changing lunch menu and on Sunday join the young Prenzl’
Die Schule G-2, Kastanienallee 82, PB, MEberswalder Operntreff F-3, Unter den Linden 5, MI, MFriedrichstr., str., tel. (+49)(0)30 204 18 19. This smoky pub is one Berg crowd for a relaxed brunch. QOpen 12:00 - 01:00, Sun
Str., tel. (+49)(0)30 780 08 95 50, www.gls-restaurant. tel. (+49)(0)30 20 26 83, www.opernpalais.de. The of the few simple places with a neighbhourhood feel off 11:00 - 01:00.
de. Modern and light German food on Berlin’s prime catwalk. dance and cocktail bar inside the Opernpalais Unter den Friedrichstr. The kitchen turns out Berlin specialities and
Kastanienallee, also known as casting alley, is a perfect Linden serves guests over 50 varieties of cocktails in a casual the bar stores a special snack too: “Sol Ei,” a boiled egg Mirchi F-2/3, Oranienburgerstr. 50, MI, MOranien-
place to watch Berlin street style. Die Schule has a terrace environment that’s steeped in history. Apart from various that’s been stored in salty water. It’s served with condi- burger Tor, tel. (+49)(0)30 28 44 44 82. Mirchi offers
facing the street and the airy interiors belie that these rooms artistic programmes throughout the week, you can dance to ments and the friendly staff can help explain the ritual. Indian and Singaporean fusion cuisine, tamed down to suit the
used to be classrooms (hence the name). You can have all live music on Friday and Saturday nights. Visit on Sundays QOpen 11:00 - 01:00, Sat 12:00 - 01:00, Sun 12:00 - German palette, but nevertheless pleasing. The Tageskarte
the German food classics, and even better: you can have between 11:00 and 14:00 for the famous Jazz-brunch with 20:00. (€7-13). N lunch menu (until 17:00) is especially attractive, with vegetar-
them all at once: try German Kleinigkeiten, small samples the Swing Dance Band (€29.50 including a glass of Prosecco ian, chicken and lamb options priced €4-7; in the evenings the
of everything the local cuisine is famous for. QOpen 11:00 and coffee). QOpen 14:00 - 01:00. Closed Mon. E We i h e n s t e p h a n e r G - 3 , N e u e P r o m e n a d e 5 , selection gets wider and dearer. QOpen 12:00 - 24:00. Also
- 24:00. BW MI, MHackescher Markt, tel. (+49)(0)30 25 at (H-3) Oranienstr. 204, KB, tel. 61 62 99 93. (€4-20). AB
Rotisserie Weingrün G-4, Gertraudenstr. 10-12, 76 28 71. T hi s i s t h e on e ea ter y on t h e sunn y
Habel Weinkultur F-3, Luisenstr. 19, MI, MFriedrich- MSpittelmarkt, tel. (+49)(0)30 20 62 19 00, info@ s quare n ex t to t h e Ha cke s ch er Mar k t t rain s ta ti on
str., tel. (+49)(0)30 28 09 84 84, www.wein-habel.de. rotisserie-weingruen.de, www.rotisserie-weingruen.de. t h a t d eli vers a “h ey, t hi s i s G er man y!” exp eri en c e. International
Set in the arches under the rumbling S-Bahn tracks and in Set inside the only pre-1900 house remaining in what was Par t of t h e Wi eh en s teph an er b re wer y, t h e re s tau- Alberts H-3, Karl-Marx-Allee 35, MI, MSchillingstraße,
an adjacent grand building, this excellent ‘wine brasserie’ once Berlin’s old town, Weingrün’s fresh and simple interior is ran t h as dir n d el-cla d wai t re s s e s wh o s er ve simpl e tel. (+49)(0)30 24 72 72 50, www.alberts-berlin.com.
serves delicious German and international cuisine backed up a great place to sample regional grill dishes such as Branden- a n d s a t i s f y i n g B a va r i a n s p e c i a l i t i e s ( l i ke w h i t e A bustling, modern café, lounge bar, club and restaurant with
by their shop offering a stunning selection of wines. QOpen burg duck and roast Saalow herb pig. The cellar is stocked sau sa ge s). T h e ou td o or ta bl e s h a ve t ypi cal blu e- a large terrace that appeals to breakfasting singles, lunching
07:00 - 24:00. (€9-19). AB with wines from the owner’s own vineyards in the Pfalz. The an d-whi te ch e cke d ta bl e cl o t h s; in si d e, t h e ro om s businessmen as well as partying youngsters. There’s a great
restaurant offers good views over the Spree canal. QOpen are r u s ti c b u t el e gan t. A sin gin g zi t h er mu si cian weekend brunch buffet, pasta on Mondays, an all you can
Hackescher Hof G-2, Rosenthaler Str. 40-41, MI, 17:00 - 23:00. Closed Mon, Sun. € 8-18. A si ts in t h e fron t ro om an d ja z z take s pla c e in t h e eat barbecue feast on Wednesdays and for internet junkies
MHackescher Markt, tel. (+49)(0)30 283 52 93, www. b a ck c our t yard on M on da y. Q Op en 11:00 - 23:00. free wifi with laptops available for guests. Q Open Mon.-Fri.
hackescher-hof.de. This spacious restaurant at an eye- Schwarzwaldstuben F-3, Tucholskystr. 48, MI, MO- (€6-14). AEB 09:00 - open end; Sat.-Sun. 10:00 - open end
catching position within the Hackesche Höfe complex didn’t ranienburger Str., tel. (+49)(0)30 28 09 80 84. Bambi
bother coming up with its own name, nor does it seem to meets Berlin chic at the trendy Black Forest themed Schwar-
have invested any energy in coming up with a good team in zwaldstuben, which has a friendly atmosphere, bedraggled
the kitchen. The food is disappointing, so best stick to coffee animal heads mounted on the walls and heavy mix-matched
and a snack. QOpen 07:00 - 03:00, Sat, Sun 09:00 - 03:00. furniture. Regional treats include Maultaschen (ravioli-like
(€6-17). AB pockets in broth) and Jägerschnitzel, plus Eichbaum beer
on tap. QOpen 10:00 - 23:00, Sat, Sun 10:00 - 24:00.
Mittmann’s G/H-3, Rungestr. 11, MI, MHeinrich- (€5-13). B
Heine-Str., tel. (+49)(0)30 279 35 02, www.mitt-
manns.de. Old German advertising covers the brick walls
of this old-style Berlin restaurant that’s been here since
before the fall of the Wall. Now there’s American license
plates lining a ceiling beam. The wait staff can make
suggestions based on what you’re in the mood for, and
the kitchen does well with its Kalb (veal) and fish dishes.
The restaurant is on the small side, so consider making
a reservation. QOpen 11:30 - 23:00, Sat 17:00 - 23:00.
Closed Sun. (€8-16). NB Weihenstephaner

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Traube F-2, Reinhardtstr. 33, MI, MFriedrichstr., tel. Our selection of Bars, clubs and pubs in the Mitte area. Reingold F-2, Novalisstr. 11, MI, MOranienburger Tor,
(+49)(0)30 27 87 93 93, www.traube-berlin.de. Grape tel. (+49)(0)30 28 38 76 76, www.reingold.de. A lounge
is a wine restaurant serving gourmet ‘Alpine’ cuisine together glowing in amber tones recalls the thirties with an oversize
with an excellent range of wines in an elegant building from Bars drawing of Thomas Mann’s forlorn offspring, Klaus and Erika,
1840. Chefs Christian Gau and Jörg Paulick (the tallest chefs Atrium Lobby Lounge & Bar G-3, Karl-Liebknecht-Str. and leather and velvet seating. Though it often has a DJ, no
in town at 4,14m combined) conjure up extraordinary cross- 3, tel. (+49)(0)30 238 28 34 70, www.berlin.radisson- one dances here. It’s a setting for making stationary moves
over dishes from southern Germany, Elsas, Switzerland sas.com. The Atrium Lobby Lounge & Bar, underneath the on your date, or your tapas. QOpen 19:00 - 03:00, Fri, Sat
and Austria. Guests can choose from a la carte dishes or spectacular AquaDom with its 2500 fishes swirling around, 19:00 - 04:00. Closed Mon, Sun.
compose their own menus, with our without wines. QOpen is the perfect place to meet up with friends for coffee and
12:00 - 15:00, 18:00-23:00. Closed Sun. cake, light snacks or to enjoy delicious cocktails to unwind Silberfisch F-3, Oranienburger Str. 37, MI, MOra-
after a busy day. QOpen 10:00 - 24:00. nienburger Str., tel. (+49)(0)30 28 38 73 88. In this
tiny, cave-like setting, off-duty waiters mingle with people
Italian Belushi’s Bar G-2, Rosa Luxemburg Str. 39-41, who really shouldn’t be out that late. A DJ lays tracks from
Al Contadino Sotto Le Stelle G-2, Auguststr. 34, MI, MRosa-Luxemburg-Platz, www.belushis.com. Belushi’s a pulpit and people dance when the spirit so moves them.
MRosenthaler Pl., tel. (+49)(0)30 281 90 23, info@ is a home away from home for sports fans, beer lovers, and This is the best option in Mitte after other bars have closed.
alcontadino.com, www.alcontadino.com. On nights when connoisseurs of delicious home-made burgers. Based on the Be prepared for screeching noises as patrons climb out
other restaurants on the street have more staff than guests, this American sports bar, this friendly chain pub especially caters into the early morning sun. QOpen 22:00 - 06:00, Fri, Sat
mouthful of an Italian restaurant has to turn passersby away. The for English speakers and anyone who can’t bear to miss a 20:00 - 08:00.
entrance looks like that of an apartment, and you get to squeeze crucial match. QOpen 12:00 - 24:00, Sat, Sun 12:00 - 02:00.
by the kitchen before dropping down into the dining room visible Strandbad Mitte F-2, Kleine Hamburger Str. 16, MI,
from the street. QOpen 18.00 - 24.00. (€11-20). PTNG Delicious Doughnuts G-2, Rosenthaler Str. 9, MI, MRosenthaler Pl., tel. (+49)(0)30 24 62 89 63, www.
MRosenthaler Pl., tel. (+49)(0)30 28 09 92 74, www. strandbad-mitte.de. Off Auguststraße, Kleine Hamburger
Traube Schwarzenraben G-3, Neue Schönhauser Str. 13, MI, doughnuts.de. Though the DJs in this loungy bar sometimes Straße dead ends against a fenced-in football pitch and
MWeinmeisterstr., tel. (+49)(0)30 28 39 16 98, www. don’t actually mix, the crowd does, and that’s what might Strandbad where all the cool thirty-something kids come
HEat G-3, Karl-Liebknecht-Str. 3, tel. (+49)(0)30 238 schwarzenraben.de. Large halfround windows let light flood get you on the small dance floor. The cover runs €3 Wed with their bikes (and for children there’s also a playground
28 34 72, info@heat-berlin.de, www.heat-berlin.de. HEat in to this elegant café-restaurant. Take your place in the long, - Sat, but at least a standard cocktail is only €5. QOpen opposite). QOpen 09:00 - 02:00.
with its show kitchen offers dishes with authentic influences: arched room and order excellent Italian specialities from the regu- 22:00 - 03:00. E
spicy dishes from the Indian Tandoor oven, crispy crusts from larly changing menu or sip one of the over 100 Italian wines. An
the wood oven and freshly grilled dishes from the Rotisol. In excellent place for breakfast, to read the paper by day or to dine Goldman’s Bar G-2, Weinbergsweg 1a, MI, MRosen- Clubs
addition to the big terrace and the spectacular view of the the night away. Q Open 12:00 - 15:30, 18:30 - 24:00. (€19-25). thaler Pl., tel. (+49)(0)30 28 39 14 33. For a real tourist Dante G-3, Am Zwirngraben 8-10, MHackescher Markt,
Berliner Dom, the restaurant offers a wide range of excellent information exchange, head to the basement of the Circus tel. (+49)(0)30 24 72 74 01, info@dante-club.de, www.
wines from all over the world. Flame, the private dining room, hostel where backpackers trade tips over cocktails that are as dante-club.de. The Dante on Hackescher Markt is a re-
has a separate door to the Spree terrace and is perfect for Japanese cheap as they come in Mitte. Bold post-30 visitors will like the nowned club, international restaurant and popular location for
a private diner or a small meeting and can be booked for up Sushi Circle F-3, Französische Str. 48, MI, MFranzö- Atari games from the late 1970s. Wednesday night is karaoke events all in one. In the centre of the lively capital city, it has
to 12 people. QOpen 06:00 - 23:00. Breakfast (€24) until sische Str., tel. (+49)(0)30 20 38 79 60. This sushi bar night and quiz takes place Fridays. QOpen 21:00 - 01:00. a large summer terrace and an atmospheric open air lounge.
10:30, Sun 11:00. caters less to the guests of the upscale hotels in the area
and more to shoppers and office workers on the go. If you’re Keyser Soze F-2, Tucholskystr. 33, MI, MOranien-
Oranium F-3, Oranienburger Str. 33-34, MOranien- not quick enough to grab the pieces passing by on the bar’s burger Str., tel. (+49)(0)30 28 59 94 89. Crap service, but
burger Str., tel. (+49)(0)30 30 88 29 67, www.oranium. conveyor belt, be patient and it will circle around again. If not, this renowned bar is perfect on all other accounts. The food,
de. Just down the street from the Neue Synagoge, Oranium ask the sushi chef stuck in the middle to whip a request off drinks, 20s-30s crowd, location, mysterious name, men’s
is a pleasant all-day café/restaurant/bar with plenty of dark for you. QOpen 12:00 - 23:00, Sun 18:00 - 23:00. (€1-7). toilets and the fact that Toast Hawaii is listed under German
wood, a long bar and pretty lights. There are great breakfasts specialities all add to its greatness. We can recommend the
(served until 16:00), lunches and good-value dinner options. lamb chop, and Swabian specialities including Maultaschen
The menu is as international as it can get; for something (meat-filled ravioli, Wed only). QOpen 08:00 - 03:00. B
special try the German Wrap - wrapped around two kinds of
sausage - or the chicken with strawberry/chili sauce. Wash Mai Tai Bar F-3, Mohrenstr. 30 (Hilton Hotel), MI,
it all down with a cocktail or two. QOpen 09:00 - 01:00, Fri, MStadtmitte, tel. (+49)(0)30 202 30. There’s live music
Sat 09:00 - 03:00. (€3-15). nightly, but no hula-dancing at this South Pacific-themed bar
fronting Trader Vic’s restaurant. The blue-lit ceiling casts
Refugium F-3, Gendarmenmarkt 5, MI, MStadtmitte, an underwater glow to the room, though the carpeting is
tel. (+49)(0)30 229 16 61, www.restaurant-refugium. just wrong for a tropical paradise. The well-mixed cocktails’
de. Set in the rear of the French Church on Gendarmenmarkt names suggest narratives, like the Samoan Fog Cutter and
and named after the Huguenot refugees who erected the Suffering Bastard, but shouldn’t they be paying us to order
church, this elegant Baroque eatery serves a good variety of a drink that sounds like a disease - Shingle Stain? QOpen
dishes at low prices (considering the top location, anyway). 18:00 - 01:00, Fri, Sat 18:00 - 02:00. E
QOpen from 11:00. (€12,80-32). AB
Mitte Bar F-2, Oranienburger Str. 46, MI, MOranien-
Reinhardt’s G-3, Poststr. 28, MI, MKlosterstr., tel. burger Tor. Respectable enough for people with spending
(+49)(0)30 242 52 95. Reinhardt’s friendly staff can whisk power, yet shabby enough to fit seamlessly into the Mitte
a coffee to your table in no time, or if you’re here for the food, bar scene. A relaxed patch by day for French breakfast
one of the light meals. The large restaurant is situated in the or coffee-slurping, the evenings become interesting, with
Nikolaiviertel, and is well-positioned for a break during a city cocktail-testing and on weekends DJs mixing house. QOpen
walk. QOpen 08:00 - 24:00. (€10-20). AB 10:00 - 01:00.

Suppenbörse F-3, Dorotheenstr. 43, MI, MFriedrich- Newton Bar F-3, Charlottenstr. 57, MI, MFranzösische
str., tel. (+49)(0)30 20 64 95 98, www.suppenboerse. Str., tel. (+49)(0)30 20 29 54 21, www.newton-bar.de.
de. A stand-up or takeaway soup joint, with a wide variety of Men smoke cigars beneath Helmut Newton’s life-size shots of
liquid lunches. Get the world watered down in a bowl with the nude Amazons and their dates sip expertly made cocktails.
Mexican, Thai, French or local soups. QOpen 11:00 - 18:00, Dress sharp to compliment all the black leather and dark
Sat 12:00 - 18:00. Closed Sun. (€4). S green marble. QOpen 10:00 - 03:00, Fri, Sat 10:00 - 04:00.

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For a night out with the locals, head out into a Kiez, the generic
term for a particularly lively sub-neighbourhood of a city district. Symbol key
Eating out and bar hopping is easy in Berlin because there
are so many restaurants, bars, pubs and clubs to dip and dive P Air conditioning A Credit cards accepted
your way through. With all the choices in each neighbourhood, E Live music S Take away
people tend to stick to one area once the night begins (or if
they’re exhausted from the sightseeing, to stay close to their R Internet U Facilities for the disabled
hotel). Though there’s a range of places in each district, bars in G Non-smoking areas L Guarded parking
Potsdamer Platz and western Berlin are often more clean-cut
and targeted at the over-30 set. Prenzlauer Berg and Kreuz- O Casino M Nearest U/S-Bahn station
berg have a mix of hole-in-the-wall and trendy venues, while
Dante Friedrichshain is really for the unwashed and adventurous.

On the Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday club nights, Soda Club
Dante offers the perfect setting for Berliners and visitors to Prenzlauer Berg
celebrate a party in good company. The latest music and a Roter Salon G-2, Volksbühne, Rosa-Luxemburg-Pl. 2,
professional team create a party atmosphere till the early MI, MRosa-Luxemburg-Pl., tel. (+49)(0)30 24 06 58
morning hours. QOpen from 09:00. 06, www.roter-salon.de. This place probably began with a Cafés
faded elegance, but let’s say it’s just settled in after ten years Immer gern H-1, Dunckerstr. 10, PB, MEberswalder
Grüner Salon G-2, Volksbühne, Rosa-Luxemburg-Pl. 2, of clubbers bouncing off its red walls. Most nights feature Str., tel. (+49)(0)30 55 14 57 85, www.immergern.de.
MI, MRosa-Luxemburg-Pl., tel. (+49)(0)30 24 59 89 electro pop, electro lounge, and electroclash - the music A groovy café and cocktail bar on the sunny side of trendy
36, www.gruener-salon.de. Chandeliers dress up this oc- Berlin is known for. QOpen 22:00 - 04:00. Closed Tue, Sun. Helmholtzplatz square. Sink into the comfy couches for coffee,
casional club venue, talk-show stage, and cabaret. Grab your cakes and crepes during the day, or mingle with the locals
partner for standard evenings like Thursday Tango and Friday Soda Club Schönhauser Allee 36, tel. 44 31 51 55, later on in the day when DJs and baristas spin disks and
Swing. Q Open Thu 21:00 - 04:00; Fri, Sat 23:00 - 04:00. info@soda-berlin.de, www.soda-berlin.de. In the court- liquor bottles. Smoking room provided. QOpen from 12:00.
yard of the Kulturbrauerei complex, Soda is a fun club with
Kaffee Burger G-2, Torstr. 60, MI, MRosa-Luxemburg- an enthusiastic regular crowd. Salsa is played on Thursdays Kaffee Fröhlich H-2, Belforter Str. 22, PB, MSenefelder
Pl., tel. (+49)(0)30 28 04 64 95, www.kaffeeburger.de. and Sundays (starting off with a free lesson hour), and on Pl., tel. (+49)(0)30 41 72 52 42. Twenty-two years ago,
The patterned wallpaper and wood panelling has withstood Fridays and Saturdays there’s five dancefloors with electro, owner Herr Daska planted the trees that shade your Czech
decades of the alternative scene’s smoke and its stuck-in- crossover, black and dance classics played - and girls get in or German beer. Patronized by neighbourhood intelligentsia,
the-Socialist-Sixties-look is perfect for DJ/author Vladimir for free till 01:00. Check the website for special events.Q grannies and young families, Kaffee Fröhlich isn’t a trendy
Kaminer’s wild and sweaty Russendisko nights. Happen- Open Thu-Sun 19:00 - 04:00. hotspot, but a place where Daska plans to grow old. The Die Schule
ings like poetry slams and jams start evenings that end with menu of new and traditional Berlin cuisine changes daily and
DJs spinning anything from Balkan and surf rock to samba. Week-End Club G-3, Alexanderplatz 5, MAlexander- all sauces and condiments are house-made. Breakfast is Zum Schusterjungen G-1, Danziger Str. 9,
QOpen from 21:00. E platz, www.week-end-berlin.de. A club/bar/galerie/lounge served until 16:00 and the last call for supper is 23:00. Feel MEberswalder Str., tel. (+49)(0)30 442 76 54.
set on the 12th floor of the beautifully hideous Haus des Rei- free to bring your favorite record and lay it on the turntable. After a strenuous afternoon strolling around the quaint
sens (the GDR state travel agency specialising in saying ‘no’) Q Open 12:00 - 02:00; Sun 10:00 - 02:00. NB shops and cosy cafés of Prenzlauer Berg, the historic
on the corner of Otto-Braun-Straße. QOpen 23:00 - 04:00. Schusterjunge is the ideal place to recharge your bat-
Closed Mon, Tue, Wed, Sun. €6-8. teries. A large glass of cool local beer, then it’s on to
German the man-sized schni tzel wi th fried potatoes and red
Die Schule G-2, Kastanienallee 82, PB, MEberswalder cabbage. The tasty German menu is modest, but so
Pubs Str., tel. (+49)(0)30 780 08 95 50, www.gls-restaurant. are the prices, and the staff are friendly and attentive.
Kilkenny Irish Pub G-3, Am Zwirngraben 17-20, de. Modern and light German food on Berlin’s prime catwalk. Q Open 11:00 - 24:00.
MHackescher Markt, tel. (+49)(0)30 2832084, www. Kastanienallee, also known as casting alley, is a perfect place
kilkenny-pub.de. The 3 large rooms directly in the train to watch Berlin street style. Die Schule has a terrace facing
station Hackescher Markt offer more than enough space for the street and the airy interiors belie that these rooms used International
natives and tourists to meet & mingle, drink, party and, of to be classrooms (hence the name). You can have all the Ger- Café Istoria H-2, Kollwitz Str. 64, PB, MSene-
course, follow international sporting events live. 2 large TVs man food classics, and even better: you can have them all at f elder Pl., tel. (+49)(0)30 44 05 02 08, w w w.
and 2 big screens make sure that, even in the farthest corner, once: try German Kleinigkeiten, small samples of everything istoria-berlin.de. One of the more reasonabl y priced

Soda
you won’t miss a single goal. Irish & German beer, whiskey, and the local cuisine is famous for. QOpen 11:00 - 24:00. BW restaurants on Kollwitzplatz, Istoria star ts the day with
other nice cold beverages flow more freely than the nearby h ear t y break fasts (ser ved until 16:00) that include
Spree river. QOpen from 10:00. Metzer Eck G-2, Metzer Str. 33, PB, MSenefelder Pl., tel. omelettes (not as easy to find in Berlin as you’d think).
(+49)(0)30 442 76 56, www.metzer-eck.de. Opened 1913, Evening diners have a wide variet y to choose from:
time seems to have stood still in the oldest tavern in Prenzlauer turkey wi th cranberr y sauce, 16 pizzas, or homemade

Club
Berg - and that’s the way the regulars like it. The Eck serves gnocchi or parpadelle. The menu is international, bu t
inexpensive Berlin dishes - sausages, Boulette (hamburger), since the chef is I talian, you can never go wrong wi th
and Bratkartoffel (fried potatoes), and has a letter from artist pasta. Q Open 09:00 - 02:00, Fri, Sat 09:00 - 03:00.
Heinrich Zille to the first tavern owner hanging on the back wall, (€3-8). B
as well as a savings box that regulars once contributed to. Q
Open 16:00 - 01:00; Sat 18:00 - 01:00. Closed Sun. (€5-9). Drei H-1, Lychener Str. 30, PB, MEberswalder Str.,
tel. (+49)(0)30 41 71 57 18, www.restaurant-drei.
Zander G-2, Kollwitzstr. 50, MSenefelder Platz, tel. de. California shakes hands with Asia on a streetcorner
(+49)(0)30 44 05 76 78, www.zander-restaurant.de. overlooking trend y Helmhol tzplatz. Though pleasant,
This award-winning restaurant epitomizes the culinary revival of you’ve seen the designer interior before - it’s the food
House - R´n´B - Soul east Berlin: it’s a fine blend of tradition, innovation, and casual
professionalism. Using mainly regional products, Zander serves
that makes th e expedi tion nor th wor th while. Taste
dishes like Pacific-style duck, Indonesian satay and
Danceclassics - electro mouth-watering German and international cuisine and excellent
wines in a stylish and intimate setting. Though the zander is
things containing lemongrass, or something lighter for
lunch, like the tuna sandwich. Q Open 18:00 - 02:00,
KulturBrauerei Kilkenny Irish Pub
a house speciality, the perfectly-composed set menus are
highly recommended. QOpen 18:00 - 01:00. Closed Mon. B
Sun 10:00 - 02:00. Also at Savignypl. 2, CB. (€10-16).
PAB

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Gugelhof H-2, Knaackstr. 37, PB, MEberswalder Str., sushi-lovers speak some Japanese, but if you need any time while trawling through the myriad liquid delights on
tel. (+49)(0)30 442 92 29, www.gugelhof.com. During Italian explanations, the Japanese owner/chef and staff speak offer. The staff know their stuff, the ingredients are first
the early bloom of Kollwitzplatz’s gentrification, the success of Pizzeria i Due Forni G-2, Schönhauser Allee 12, English. QOpen 12:00 - 23:00, Sat, Sun 13:00 - 23:00. class, and there are snacks available for those needing
little Gugelhof was sealed by heads of state: Gerhard Schröder, MSenefelder Platz, tel. (+49)(0)30 44 01 73 33. Closed Mon. (€9-11). sustenance after the third Mojito. QOpen 20:00 - 02:00,
Joschka Fischer, Madeleine Albright, and that voracious eater Bill Atypical for Berlin, this Italian restaurant is not very chic, the Fri, Sat 20:00 - 04:00. B
Clinton made a surprise visit to this former working-class district service is rather cheeky, and the whole place has the feel
in May 2000. German, French, and Swiss dishes share the menu; of an overcrowded student canteen in Rome. But the cheap Latin American Wohnzimmer H-1, Lettestr. 6, PB, MEberwalder Str.,
this is where to try flammekuchen, a thin-crust Alsatian-style and cheerful pizza is highly praised, and the lively, convivial Frida Kahlo H-1, Lychener Str. 37, MEberswalder tel. (+49)(0)30 445 54 58, www.wohnzimmer-bar.de. If
pizza. The atmosphere is lively and service is friendly. Q Open atmosphere of i Due Forni is the perfect primer for a night Str., tel. (+49)(0)30 445 70 16, www.fridakahlo.de. A the TV show Friends had to relocate to Berlin, Phoebe would
16:00 - 24:00, Sat, Sun 10:00 - 24:00. (€7-17). A out on the town. QOpen 12:00 - 24:00. UB gastronomic homage to the legendary Mexican painter, Frida vote to hang out here. The large ‘living room’ is ideally set
Kahlo is one of the most established eateries in Prenzlauer up for meeting people. Stools, chairs and GDR-era tables are
Nocti Vagus G-2, Saarbrücker Str. 36, PB, MSenefelder Platz, Berg. Offering deliciously authentic Mexican dishes as well constantly being shuffled to make room for the rumpled but
tel. (+49)(0)30 74 74 91 23, www.noctivagus.de. Fabulous - an Japanese as special brunch and daytime snacks, this tastefully deco- attractive crowds. There’s coffee and pastries in the morning.
utterly dark restaurant. Blind and visually impaired waiters will seat you Sushi Imbiss am Wasserturm H-2, Rykestr. 45, rated restaurant on leafy Helmholtzplatz is open from late QOpen 09:00 - 04:00.
safely at your table, where you can stimulate all senses other than PB, MSenefelderpl., tel. (+49)(0)30 44 04 57 06. morning until after midnight. QOpen 09:00 - 02:00, Fri, Sat
sight with the food and the live performances. Make reservations, Discounts at happy hour (weekdays 13:00 - 16:00) crowd 09:00 - 03:00.
mention if you’re an English-speaker, and plan to spend at least two this five-table joint, but there’s takeout as well. Sake Maki, Clubs in Prenzlauer Berg
hours here. QOpen 18:00 - 24:00. (€28-50). AEG California Make and vegetarian items all run about €3. All Geburtstagsklub H-2, Am Friedrichshain 33, PB,
Spanish MRosa-Luxemburg-Pl., tel. (+49)(0)30 42 02 14 05,
Tres Tapas H-1, Lychener Str. 30, MEberswalder Str., www.geburtstagsklub.de. Twenty year-olds fill the two
tel. (+49)(0)30 41 71 57 18, www.tres-tapas.de. Open low-ceilinged rooms of this otherwise spacious cellar. Like
from early evening to early morning, with a Spanish brunch on at many clubs in Berlin, you have to brave the walk down a
offer Sundays, Tres Tapas is one of only a handful of Spanish dark courtyard. The line-up changes every weekend. Q Fri,
restaurants in Prenzlauer Berg, and probably one of the best. Sat, Sun 23:00 - 06:00.
Popular for its fresh fish dishes, it also tempts its guests with
a wide range of tapas, decent to excellent Spanish wines, and Icon G-1, Cantianstr. 15, PB, MEberswalder Str.,
young, friendly waiting staff. QOpen 17:00 - 02:00. www.iconberlin.de. The best drum n’ bass DJs in Europe,
including London’s Optical and Grooverider, descend into the
cavernous cellars of a brewery (built 1898) on Saturday night.
Bars in Prenzlauer Berg Between hits on the cement dance floor, take it easy in the
Fluido H-2, Christburger Str. 6, MSenefelder Platz, lounge areas with low sofas or high back padded benches.
tel. (+49)(0)30 44 04 39 02. This ‘Bar di Notte’ is one Friday night is for electric, hip hop, and funk fans. Berlin DJs
of the best places in Prenzlauer Berg for night owls to get to shake their reputation and play whatever they want on
enjoy some of the finest cocktails in town. The trick is Tuesday Electric Icon nights. Q Open Tue, Fri & Sat 23:00 -
Frida Kahlo Tres Tapas to choose quickly: you can easily lose precious drinking 07:00. Admission €3-6.

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Western Berlin
Some of Berlin’s best restaurants reside in hotels in SUKSAN
the Charlottenburg district (C-3), and there are plenty
Sawatdi Kap – welcome to Suksan. Experience a
of esteemed chef-owned restaurants as well. Places in
temple for Thai food and cooking culture in the
Schöneberg (D-4) and western Tiergarten (D-3) are
heart of West Berlin, offering varied dishes with
also listed here. West Berliners tend to be more affluent
captivating aromas and tasty combinations that
and fashion-conscious, and the bar and restaurant scene
will tickle the palate. Quality, freshness, and
caters to that. Young people go out here too, but those
healthy and original ingredients are central to our
over thirty will appreciate the more professional service,
dishes, without losing sight of modern cuisine.
more mature company, and the low count of penny-
Under bamboo roofs, Suksan seats over 60 guests
pinching hipsters.
in Thai settings. Let us take you on a culinary trip
to the land of smiles.
American
Hard Rock Café C-4, Meinekestr. 21, CB, MUhland- Café im Literaturhaus
str., tel. 88 46 20, www.hard-rock-cafe.de. The T-shirts
sold at this restaurant must be among the best-recognised Cafés
on the planet. This is the place to head to meet both foreign- Café de Paris D-4, Budapester Str. 35, CB, MWitten-
ers and locals looking for huge piles of food (ranging from bergplatz, tel. 25 79 44 87. Opposite the zoo aquarium and
burgers and pasta to Tex-Mex) and staff who actually like with a large terrace overlooking a square, this French-owned
their jobs. The decoration is similar to that of all restaurants café is a typical Parisian bistro in central Berlin. Specialising
in the chain - crammed with popstar memorabilia such as in entrecôte charolaise, merguez maison, quiches lorraines
guitars, records and clothing. And yes, they do occasionally and coq au vin, the café is also known for its home-made
play hard rock. QOpen 12:00 - 23:00, Fri, Sat 12:00 - 24:00. pâtisseries. Popular with bankers, travellers and lovers of life.
(€8-17). PAEGB QOpen 08:30 - 19:00. Closed Sat, Sun. AUG
Julep’s New York Bar & Restaurant B-4, Giesebre- Ansbacherstrasse 4
Café im Literaturhaus C-4, Fasanenstr. 23, CB, MUh-
chtstr. 3, CB, MAdenauerpl., tel. 881 88 23, www. landstr., tel. 882 54 14. Some guests may be sporting
(corner of Kurfürstenstrasse)
juleps-berlin.de. The concept is to emulate an old New three-piece suits, straw hats, polished canes and freshly
tel. 21 01 86 73, www.suksan.de.
York speakeasy - an illegal bar during the prohibition years fluffed pups, but you don’t have to be all that precious about
in the U.S. - but what law-dodging drinker was ever privilege eating at this literary hangout. Food (served until 24:00)
to home-baked bread, house-smoked fish and chicken, and runs from cheap sandwiches for aspiring writers and critics,
friendly service? Don’t expect a bar menu: the caliber of the to lamb. The 19th-century building has airy rooms that are
kitchen overseen by a culinary institute-trained New Jersey Austrian pleasant to dine in on a sunny day. Adjacent is a well-stocked
native matches that of the expertly made cocktails. Even a Ottenthal C-4, Kantstr. 153, CB, MUhlandstr., tel. 313 Schnitzelei B-3, Röntgenstr. 7, CB, MRichard-Wagner- bookstore. QOpen 09:30 - 01:00. (€5-17). GB
simple appetizer like potato chips comes homemade with 31 62, www.ottenthal.de. The pleasure in this intimate, Pl, tel. 34 70 27 78, www.schnitzelei.de. Nearly as far
lemon-pepper oil and rosemary sea salt. Menu items change classy bistro is that of fresh, seasonal ingredients, often from central Berlin as Austria, Schnitzelei is well off the beaten Grenander Morning Glory D-4, Wittenbergplatz 3a,
every six weeks and everything is prepared fresh to order. from the owner’s home town, Ottenthal. Daily specials might track, but well worth looking up. No tacky alpine decorations MWittenbergpl., tel. 23 62 84 36, www.grenander.de.
Strip loin and rib eye steak come in S, M, and L. QOpen include foam of goose liver or venison pie with apple-celery here, but a light take on the genre, with oak patterns and Pastries, muffins, croissants and rolls lie in waiting at the
17:00 - 24:00. €9-16.30. salad. The portion of Wiener Schnitzel could feed two. Service subdued lighting creating a good vibe. There are delicious counter of this modern, earth-tone café. Great for breakfast,
is excellent, and you can rely on wine recommendations (the schnitzels in different variations, though you may try the Ger- lunch or indeed something else to glorify your morning.
Route 66 C-4, Pariser Str. 44, WD, MUhlandstr., tel. list is extensive). Wines and other products from Ottenthal man tapas or have the great Sunday brunch buffet. QOpen QOpen 08:00 - 22:00.
883 16 02, www.route66diner.de. Kudos to this dual such as pumpkinseed oil, are available for purchase. This 16:00 - 24:00, Sat, Sun 12:00 - 24:00. (€8-15).
level über-diner of tableside jukeboxes and murals of Route is truly one of our favourite spots. QOpen 18:00 - 24:00. Leysieffer C-4, Kurfürstendamm
66 attractions. This joint does a homesick American good, (€14-18). AB 100m to KaDeWe and ZOO Berlin 218, CB, MUhlandstr., tel. 885 74
even if the burgers aren’t grilled. The local twenty-somethings 80, www.leysieffer.de. If you’re going
filling the booths appreciate the affordable and huge Tex-Mex to do it just once in Berlin, have your cake
dishes. QOpen 09:00 - 02:00, Fri, Sat 09:00 - 05:00, Sun
10:00 - 05:00. (€5-12). AGB TRAVEL FAR. here. For those who really shouldn’t,
you can shave off at least a euro by
purchasing one of the day-old pastries
Asian EAT AT HOME.
RESTAURANT & COCKTAIL LOUNGE
(how they could not be sold out every
day is cause for wonder). This chocolate
Aaina Charlottenburg A-2, Stülpnagelstr. 2, U Kai- purveyor occupies the former Chinese
serdamm, tel. 30 20 41 27, www.aaina.de. Bringing the embassy. QOpen 10:00 - 20:00, Sat
far east to western Berlin, Aaina serves a surprising mix of 10:00 - 19:00, Sun 11:00 - 19:00. B
Indian, Singaporean, Malaysian and Thai dishes in vibrant
Asian setting. Try the tandoor oven bread or chicken, the Tim’s Canadian Deli D-4,
Singaporean special noodles or the fish with hot Thai curry. Maaßenstr. 14, SB, MNollendor-
Near the Messe trade fair centre.QOpen 11:30 - 24:00. fpl., tel. 21 75 69 60. It looks good,
ORIGINAL the food and service are great and the
Suksan D-4, Ansbacher Str. 4, SB, MWittenbergplatz, streetcorner setting is enviable, but
tel. 21 01 86 73, www.suksan.de. A short stroll from west THAI we can’t figure out from the German-
Berlin’s shops and sights, Suksan is a cosy Thai restaurant FOOD language menu what exactly is Ca-
decorated with ample bamboo poles and palmleaf roofs. nadian about Tim’s, apart from the
Drop by for the lunch specials, or dine on spicey Thai dishes Ansbacher Strasse 4 Telefon 030.21 01 86 73 maple syrup pancakes (€5.10) and
accompanied by wine or fresh coconut milk, perhaps followed Ecke Kurfürstenstrasse Telefax 030.21 01 86 88 fresh bagels served all day. QOpen
by a cocktail. QOpen 12:00 - 23:00, Fri, Sat 12:00 - 24:00, U-Bhf Wittenbergplatz www.suksan.de 08:00 - 01:00, Fri, Sat 08:00 - 03:00,
Sun 17:00 - 23:00. Suksan Sun 09:00 - 01:00. AB

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Knese C-4, Knesebeckstr. 63, MUhlandstr., tel. 88 41


Food with a view 34 48, www.restaurant-knese.de. Alt-Berliner, traditional
‘Old Berlin’ cuisine, is on offer at rustic Knese. Try the Königs-
When your dinner partner just isn’t that interesting, berger Klopse, meatballs with potatoes, the pork knuckle or
these restaurants at least have a nice view to look at. the calf liver with apples, onions and potatoes for a taste of
the Berlin of yesteryear at reasonable prices. There’s also a
Käfer Dachgar ten F-3, Platz der Republik 1 selection of international meals and desserts for you to tuck
(Reichstag), TG, MUnter den Linden, tel. 22 62 99 in to. Wash it all down with some good South-African wine.
33, www.feinkost-kaefer.de. When time is money, you QOpen 11:00 - 01:00. AB
may as well spend it on a good meal while visiting the
Reichstag dome. The line to get into the building can mean Marjellchen C-4, Mommsenstr. 9, CB, MUhlandstr.,
an hour-long wait, but those with a restaurant reservation tel. (+49)(0)30 883 26 76. Not just any German restaurant,
can use the side entrance and be whisked to their meal Marjellchen serves traditional dishes from the formerly Ger-
and a 180-degree view of eastern Berlin. The restaurant man territories of Eastern Prussia, now part of Poland, Lithu-
is run by Käfer, a gourmet-foods specialist from Munich. ania and Russia. Expect delicious Slavic-influenced dishes. Try
German specialities are highlighted and a regional name the bartsch soup, followed by Köningsberger Klopse. Possibly
appears in most main course listings. The last orders Renger-Patzsch
the best thing about Marjellchen is the old-world feel; dark
are taken at 21:30. Q Open for Breakfast 09:00-10:15; German walls are hung with darker paintings, a record player crackles
Lunch 12:00-14:30; Desserts 15:30-16:30; Dinner Bavarium D-4, Tauentzienstr. 9-12, Europa-Center, yesterday’s tunes and the owners stand at the bar. QOpen
18:30-24:00. (€7-26). AB MKurfürstendamm, tel. 261 43 97, www.bavarium- 17:00 - 23:30. Closed Sun. (€10-20). AB
berlin.de. A traditional Bavarian restaurant in the heart
Telecafé (TV Tower) G-3, Panorama Str., MI, of Prussia, where buxom waitresses plonk down hearty Renger-Patzsch D-5, Wartburgstr. 54, MEisenacher
MAlexanderpl., tel. 242 33 33, www.berlinerfern-
sehturm.de. This rotating restaurant at 207 metres
gives you a spin around the city in 30 minutes. It’s a
Local cuisine German dishes and big glasses of Löwenbräu, Radler and
Franziskaner beer, to the merry tune of oompah-music. How
Str., tel. 784 20 59, www.renger-patzsch.com. Formerly
known as the Storch, Renger-Patzsch offers upscale German
much more german can it get? Find the Bavarium on the dining with a difference. The interior is kept casual and simple,
relaxed Tower of Babel, where the menu makes foreign lower level of the Europa-Center, near the Gedächtniskirche. with all focus on the people and the food. Serving regional/
visitors feel at home with Chinese, Italian, Indian, and Wartburgstraße 54 QOpen 12:00 - 24:00. domestic cooking, you can order dishes such as sauteed
Mexican dishes among the German listings. Daily specials
are the best prepared; the soups and the red cabbage Berlin - Schöneberg mushrooms in chervil sauce, pan-seared pike-perch and
Forsthaus Paulsborn Hüttenweg 90, MOskar-Helene- a selection of tasty Alsatian flammekuchen. The Sunday
are delicious. Do make reservations, or wait for a table Open daily from 18:00 Heim, tel. 818 19 10. An impressive neogothic hunting roast is a true feast, with wine-braised beef. QOpen 18:00
while circling the observation level. QOpen 10:00 - 23:30.
Entrance fee €8.50. (€9-14). E Tel. 784 20 59 lodge near the Grunewaldsee lake, serving traditional German - 23:30. (€7-19).
food and game specialities (fresh in season) including boar
www.renger-patzsch.com and deer in the large dining hall with its cosy fireplace. There’s Schöneberger Weltlaterne D-5, Motzstr. 61, SB,
Panorama Café Potsdamer Platz 1, TG, tel. (+49) quality old-fashioned service, just the way granny appreciates MViktoria-Luise-Pl., tel. 21 96 98 61, www.schoene-
(0)30 25 29 43 72, info@panoramapunkt.de, www. it. In summer, sit on the terrace beneath the chestnut trees to berger-weltlaterne.de. Enough of the New East... come
panoramapunkt.de. The 1930s-style café at the top enjoy the peace. QOpen 11:00 - 23:00, Sun 09:00 - 23:00. back to old West Berlin at this wood-panelled tavern on the
of the Potsdamer Platz viewing point has large windows Fine dining southwest side of Viktoria-Luise-Platz. Schnitzel variations,
and an open terrace with great views over Berlin, and Die Quadriga C-4, Eislebener Str. 14 (Hotel Branden- Joe’s Wirtshaus zum Löwen C-4, Hardenbergstr. Berliner Eisbein (pork knuckle with pea puree, sauerkraut,
serves coffee, cakes, fresh sandwiches and other snacks. burger Hof), WD, MAugsburger Str., tel. 21 40 56 50, 29, CB, MZoologischer Garten, tel. 262 10 20, www. and boiled potatoes), Oma’s Rote Grütze (a vanilla pudding
QOpen 10:00-20:00. Admission €5,50/4. www.brandenburger-hof.com. Chef Bobby Bräuer arrived joes-berlin.de. This might be the only place in Berlin to quaff with stewed red berries), and warm apple strudel make up
with his Michelin star from the Victoria in Düsseldorf. The Munich’s Löwenbräu by the litre, and it’s definitely the only the menu of traditional Alt-Berlin and Brandenburg cuisine.
main room of the intimate restaurant is in the style of a clas- spot to sit in a leather booth from the long defunct East Ger- QOpen 17:00 - 24:00. (€4-12).
sic Berlin salon, with paintings from the Berlin Secessionist man Palace of the Republic. Furnishings from that parliament
movement and KPM porcelain. The cherrywood chair design building’s Bierstube are in one corner (distinguished wooden
is by Frank Lloyd Wright, dating to 1904. QOpen 19:00 - spheres the size of bowling balls). Sit in the beer garden
22:00. Closed Sun. Tue-Fri 12:00-14:00 (€26-32). ARE h of tropical potted plants while the weather holds and stop
inside for football screenings. The kitchen stops serving its
First Floor D-4, Budapester Str. 45 (Hotel Palace), CB, diverse cuisine (including Argentinean steaks) around 01:00,
MZoologischer Garten, tel. 25 02 10 20, www.palace. but the cocktails and drinks flow on afterward. Joe’s can be
de. A Michelin star has been the beacon over Matthias Buch- rented out for group events as well. QOpen 10:00 - 01:00.
holz’s restaurant for years now, and visiting gourmands who (€7-16). AEB
can’t move well after a seven-course meal make a point of
staying at the Hotel Palace, which also sponsors culinary
events throughout the year. The cuisine has touches of the
Far East and turbot with caviar or prawn is often on the menu.
Q Open Mon. - Fri. 12:00-15:00, 18:30-23:00 and Wed., Sat.
and Sun. 18:30-23:00. (€34-36). PA h

Hugos D-4, Budapester Str. 2 (InterContinental), CB,


MZoologischer Garten, tel. 26 02 12 63, www.hugos-
restaurant.de. The InterConti adopted the American floor
numbering system for its Michelin-starred French restaurant,
placing Hugos on the 14th (not 13th) floor and shortening its
name from Zum Hugenotten. Named restaurant of the year by
Feinschmecker magazine, its narrow dining room has a daz-
zling view across the park to Potsdamer Platz. Heavy menus
reveal that chef Thomas Kammeier focuses on just a few main
courses; three fish and three meat dishes. The €4 appetiser
with Iranian caviar stands out for its single digit - but it’s per
gram. QOpen 18:00 - 23:30. Closed Sun. (€33 and up). A h Knese

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Dressler C-4, Kurfürstendamm 207, CB, MUhlandstr.,


tel. 883 35 30, www.restaurant-dressler.de. A good place
to go if you yearn to relive something of Berlin’s roaring 1920s.
Expect red seats, Art Deco wooden panelling, large mirrors,
and good bistro and proper restaurant meals from a menu
<$.,725,52..2 that changes every week. Convenient for visiting the Story
of Berlin exhibition, in the same building (see Sightseeing).
Over 100 years of
-DSDQHVH*ULOO&XLVLQH QOpen 08:00 - 01:00. (€15-27). AB comfort and quality
Duke D-4, Nürnberger Str. 50-55, MWittenbergplatz, Traditional German cuisine
tel. 683 15 40 00, www.duke-restaurant.com. Creative
international crossover meals are served in the aptly named
Ellington Hotel restaurant, set in a dazzling 1920s building
near the Ku’damm. The open kitchen allows you to watch
chef cook Carsten Obermayr create culinary treats with a
Mediterranean and Asian influence, like roast monk fish with
Zillemarkt sugar pea or saddle of deer calf with glazed fennel. QOpen
11:30 - 23:00.
Zillemarkt C-4, Bleibtreustr. 48a, CB, MSavignyplatz,
tel. (+49)(0)30 881 70 40, www.zillemarkt.de. It’s easy Einhorn C-4, Mommsenstr. 2, CB, MUhlandstr., tel.
to imagine Heinrich Zille, a local artist who became famous 881 42 41, www.einhornonline.de. A fabulous vegetar-
for his charming portraits of Berlin’s lower classes, stroll ian lunchbar, with standing space only. Every day there’s a
into this classically decorated family restaurant and order a completely different menu, with European and Mediterranean
jellied boiled pork, the stuffed cabbage leaves or a Berliner as well as Arab and Asian dishes. QOpen 10:00 - 17:00.
currywurst. Zillemarkt serves everything from breakfast, Closed Sat, Sun. (€3-6).
2SHQ coffee, home-made cakes and brunch to dinner, and the

Mon-Fri 12:00-24:00
glass-ceilinged bar has discounted cocktails in Happy Hour Florian C-4, Grolmanstr. 52, CB, MUhlandstr., tel. 313
&ORVHG7KXUVGD\ and serves the tasty home-made Zillebräu beer.QOpen 91 84, www.rflo.de. An especially popular restaurant on a Sat, Sun, Holidays 10:00-24:00
12:00 - 24:00, Sat, Sun 10:00 - 24:00. street that’s crammed with eateries. Florian’s motto ‘make
+ROVWHLQLVFKH6WU food, not war’ could be extended with ‘not decoration,’ as it’s
%HUOLQ:LOPHUVGRUI a simply furnished place with the emphasis on the food. The Tel. 030-881 70 40
WHO
International handwritten menu changes often and suggests interesting Bleibtreustr. 48a, Berlin-Charlottenburg
Asado A-4, Messedamm 10, CB, MMesse, tel. 301 new combinations. QOpen 18:00 - 03:00. (€8-16). AGB www.zillemarkt.de
ZZZ\DNLWRULURNNRGH 60 38, www.asado-am-icc.de. Trade fair and conference
visitors can escape work for a while at this Argentinian res- Montevideo D-5, Viktoria-Luise-Pl. 6, SB, MViktoria-
taurant serving real gaucho food. Apart from huge steaks (in Luise-Pl., tel. 213 10 20, www.montevideo.de. The
different sizes up to 360gr), Asado offers various other meat outdated décor of this old west Berlin bistro - grey carpeting, Il Nido C-5, Fasanenstr. 40, CB, MSpichernstr., tel.
and seafood dishes, all at reasonable prices. Drop by on aqualight candleholders and an exposed heating duct - is 883 18 96. The aromas of Rome and Calabria waft through
Thursday (from September to May) for all-you-can-eat ribs. tolerated by the business people having a casual lunch and this small, Italian-owned restaurant. Meals are prepared a
2 % 3 4! 5 2 ! . 4 QOpen 11:00 - 24:00. the grandmothers chatting over coffee and cake. Vegetables
are cooked just right and the Königsberger Klöps (tender
la minute with fresh ingredients; pasta is homemade; there
are 14 noodle variations and plenty of seafood and grilled

KNESE Diekmann C-4, Meinekestr. 7, CB, MUhlandstr., tel.


883 33 21, www.j-diekmann.de. Herr Diekmann was one
of the first to grace Berlin’s simple tables with some French
finesse, even if it was in what began as a sandwich shop in
meatballs with caper sauce) make for good comfort food.
QOpen 08:00 - 24:00, Sun 10:00 - 01:00. (€7-10).
meat dishes as well. The narrow front room is the cosi-
est and has a view of the vitrine full of grappa. 300 kinds
are apparently available, but we didn’t ask the waiter to
recite them all. QOpen 12:00 - 24:00, Sun 16:00 - 24:00.
1976. Shelves and drawers of an old Kolonialwaren store Japanese (€13-20). B
line the walls, and Diekmann still uses French techniques to Yakitori Rokko C-5, Holsteinische Str. 40, Wilmers-
primp excellent ingredients from throughout Germany. Always dorf, MGünzelstr, tel. (+49)(0)30 86 39 73 60, info@ La Forchetta A-5, Königsallee 5b, MHalensee, tel.
on the menu are oysters and a selection of French cheeses. yakitori-rokko.de, www.yakitori-rokko.de. Proving that 892 85 97, www.la-forchetta-berlin.de. An upmarket
If you can’t make up your mind on what to order, choose the there is much more to Japanese cuisine than sushi, this restaurant well within the city limits but overlooking lake
surprise three-course meal for €35. QOpen 12:00 - 23:30, authentic Japanese restaurant avoids raw fish altogether Halensee. Only fresh Italian food is served here, including
Sun 18:00 - 23:30. (€15-21). AB and specialises in yakitori, delicious poultry skewers grilled on a tagliatelle with salmon starter and oven baked lamb. In
flaming charcoal and accompanied with various other dishes. summer, a romantic terrace is available.QOpen 12:00 -
Try the udon (noodles with duck and vegetables), kamameshi 23:00. AB
(rice with duck) or bataa-yaki (pan fried chicken in butter
and garlic). You’ll soon see why the loyal Japanese clientele
keeps returning here.QOpen 17:30 - 22:00. Closed Thu. A

!UTHENTIC"ERLIN Italian
CUISINEATITkSBEST Francucci’s B-4, Kurfurstendamm 90, CB, MAdenauer
Platz, tel. 323 33 18, www.francucci.com. Fabulous food
served in a popular Charlottenburg restaurant - once nomi-
nated as one of the best Italian restaurants outside Italy by
Knesebeckstraße 63 / Kurfürstendamm their president. Elegant flagstone floors and subdued lighting
set the scene, while the kitchen churns out fresh, fresh food,
tel. 884 13-0 with home-made pasta and bread and plenty of regional
www.restaurant-knese.de ingredients found back in dishes like the veal scallop with
herbs, potatoes and black truffles. QOpen 12:00 - 23:00,
Duke Sun 14:00 - 23:00. Yakitori Rokko

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? 2@A. B ? . ; A @ < : : 2?4 .?A2 ; 0 < 0 8A. 6 9/ . ? 9< B ; 4 2 Mar y Sol C-4, Savignypl. 5, CB, MUhlandstr., tel. 313
25 93, www.marysol-berlin.de. Perhaps the most Mediter-
ranean spot in Berlin, sitting on Mar y Sol’s terracotta-and-
glazed-tiles terrace makes you think you never left Marbella.
Though the seaview is missing, the point-and-choose tapas
bar inside the hacienda-style interior should get you into the
mood. QOpen 11:00 - 01:00. (€5-19). AB

Bars
Alt Berliner Biersalon C-4, Kurfüstendamm 225, CB,
MKurfürstendamm, tel. 88 43 99 28, www.alt-berliner-
biersalon.de. A favourite for many foreigners - a huge bar
with cosy corners as well as areas where wild sports fans
can watch a large screen. The bar serves well-priced German
AndaLucia and international food as well as big breakfasts. Groups
are welcome - actually you can fit 499 of your buddies plus
Mola D-4, Wittenbergpl. 3, CB, MWittenbergpl., tel. 21 yourself in here.QOpen 24hrs. B
47 50 60, www.restaurant-mola.de. After charging your
way down Ku’damm and Tauentzienstraße, collapse here with Bar am Lützowplatz D-4, Lützowpl. 7, TG, MNol-
your shopping bags. Mola’s pizzas, which overflow the already lendorfpl., tel. 262 68 07, www.baramluetzowplatz.
huge plates, are delicious. There’s no English menu, but the com. From his portrait at the back of the narrow, stylish bar,
lengthy list is decipherable if you’ve eaten Italian before. On Chairman Mao is forced to take in the scene of successful
Sunday, picking at the long brunch buffet table will run you capitalists poring over each other. Professionals line what’s
€8. QOpen 09:00 - 24:00. (€10-27). B reputed to be Berlin’s longest bar counter, or settle into the
low leather coaches in the back - the most comfy spot to read
Ristorante Ciao B-4, Kurfürstendamm 156, CB, MAde- the cocktail menu, which listing 150 kinds of champagne and
1 6 ; 2 6 ; @ A F 9 2 .A / 2 ? 9 6 ; ¹ @ 5 < A A 2 @ A ; 2 D C 2 ; B 2  < ? 6 4 6 ; . 9 nauerplatz, tel. 89 00 68 47, www.ristorante-ciao.com. 250 cocktails, is thicker (and a better read) than the Little
0 B 9 6 ; . ? F 0 ? 2 .A 6 < ; @ 6 ; : < 1 2 ? ; . ; 1 < = 2 ; @ B ? ? < B ; 1 6 ; 4 @ ´ Ciao has reopened as a very chic Italian with an open kitchen. Red Book. At these prices, you’ll be glad you came for happy
612.9 3<? . @A F96@5 /B@6;2@@ 9B;05 16;;2? 6; . ?29 .E21 Chef Heiko Probst entices discerning diners with seasonal hour - 16:00 - 21:00. QOpen 16:00 - 04:00.
.A : < @ = 5 2 ? 2  < ? . @ B ; 1 .F : < ? ; 6 ; 4 7 . G G / ? B ; 0 5 ' A 6 : 2 delights such as turbot in salt dough, dragonhead ravioli and
9 2 @ @ . ; 1 6 ; A 2 ? ; .A 6 < ; . 9 ´ A 5 2 1 B 8 2 ? 2 @ A. B ? . ; A / 2 ? 9 6 ;  scampi carpaccio drizzled in lime oil plus the delicious home- Berlin Plaza Bar C-4, Knesebeckstr. 63, MUhland-
;r?;/2?42? @A? " ´"" $%& /2?96; A29 #% "!  DDD1B82?2@A.B?.;A0<:
made bread. Warm lighting and dark wood make you feel at str., tel. 88 41 30, info@plazahotel.de, www.plaza-
home, as does the attentive yet discreet service. With a wine hotel.de. The Berlin Plaza hotel bar serves a variety of
cellar running to 300 bottles and a heated terrace, Ciao is set German and Czech beers to hotel guests and passers-by.
to say hello to Berlin’s Italian lovers. QOpen 18:00 - 24:00. Relax at the bar and try a Redeberger, Berliner, Paulaner,
Marooush Closed Mon. UBX Krusovice or a glass of Berlin’s white beer, often best with Joseph Roth Diele E-4, Potsdamer Str.75, MGleis-
a shot of sweet syrup. dreieck, tel. 26 36 98 84, www.joseph-roth-diele.de.
Zwölf Apostel C-4, Bleibtreustr. 49, CB, MUh- A wonderfully cosy dark brown bar just west of Postdamer
landstr., tel. (+49)(0)30 312 14 33/20 16 69 82, Har d Rock Café C-4, Meinekestr. 21, CB, Platz. Owned by the same people who run the odd Ave Maria
w w w.12-apostel.de. A worn, classic interior wi th a MKurfürstendamm, tel. 88 46 20, www.hardrock.com. religious shop next door, it’s named after a prolific Jewish
vague Tuscany/angel-theme and an open kitchen hide in Immediately next to the entrance is the place of pilgrimage for writer, whose quotes and books decorate the walls and who
the alley next to the S-Bahn tracks. The best thing about so many travellers - the Hard Rock Café T-shirt and souvenir lived nearby in the 1920s when this street was the beating
this place, after the great Italian food, is the fact that shop. Once past that, you’re in the familiar surroundings of the heart of Berlin. Delicious dinners are served (snacks only on
they never close. The regular kitchen closes at 05:00, generously decorated restaurant/bar area where you’ll find Fridays), and it’s a fabulous place for a beer or wine after a
switching straight to breakfast-mode, so that your Last both foreigners and locals looking for a good time, with Bud, show at the Wintergarten Varieté, just opposite. QOpen
Supper can simply go on forever. The business lunch is Miller and Corona beer. QOpen 12:00 - 02:00. PAEG 10:00 - 24:00. Closed Sat, Sun.
good value, but if you’re more than peckish choose a
Marooush C-4, Knesebeckstraße 46, MUhland- discounted pizza. Q Open 24hrs. Also on Georgenstr. 2, Harry’s New York Bar D-4, Lützowufer. 15, MNol- Kumpelnest 3000 E-4, Lützowstr. 23, TG, MKurfürsten-
straße, tel. 887 11 83 35, www.marooush.de. MI. (€8-18). PGB lendorfplatz, tel. 254780, www.esplanade.de. The str., tel. 261 69 18, www.kumpelnest3000.com. Strag-
Refined Egyptian-oriental opulence with a modern twist undisputed king of central berlin bars and lounges. The minute glers of all sexual orientations head here for a nightcap or one
and gourmet food. The combined restaurant, shisha you walk through the doors, you’ll see why Harry’s New-York last drunken spin on the tiny metal dance floor. The velvet
lounge and cocktail bar has luxurious and tasteful décor
Spanish Bar resides atop of every Berlin bar guide. Step back to a paintings and carpeted walls are fascinating after a couple of
enhancing the equally exotic menu. Puff on a shisha as AndaLucia C-4, Savignyplatz 2, MSavignyplatz, tel. time when the key elements for unforgettable nights were drinks, and so are the scruffy patrons apparently: it’s known
you await your meal or come on Friday or Saturday for (+49)(0)30 54 71 02 71, www.andalucia-berlin.de. great drinks, great music, and great friends. Meet and greet as a hook-up bar. QOpen 19:00 - 05:00.
‘dinner and dance’, with belly-dancers and live music. Located at the chic Savignyplatz, AndaLucia offers a range new acquaintances from around the world. Enjoy music filling
The Marooush-Club can be booked for special occasions. of Spanish wines and, of course, mouth-watering tapas. The the room from a jazzman tickling the ivories. Known for its Mommsen-Eck B-4, Mommsenstraße 45, CB, MAde-
QOpen 16:00 - 01:00. restaurant’s cosy and stylish interior and spacious terrace international drink menu consisting of nearly 200 choices, nauerplatz, tel. 324 25 80, www.mommsen-eck.de. With
provide an inviting setting for well-priced Spanish fare, from Harry’s is one of the most popular bars in Berlin. Q Open traditional charm a street north of the Ku’damm, Mommsen-
Albóndiga meatballs to the monumental mixed grill.QOpen Mon-Sat from 19:00, Sun closed. Eck is a comfortable and atmospheric pub and bistro boasting
17:00 - 01:00. over a hundred types of best-quality beer, lovingly preserved
Hefner C-4, Kantstr. 146, CB, MUhlandstr., tel. 31 01 and served either inside or on the spacious terrasse. Full
El Dorado C-4, Kurfürstendamm 203, CB, MUhlandstr., 75 20, www.hefner-berlin.de. The most happening spot menu, including Sunday brunch.
tel. 88 92 65 82, www.eldorado-steakhaus.de. Dark on Savignyplatz is this cool cocktail bar on the corner with
woods and coloured tile work make a proper setting for this Kantstraße. Though the lengthy cocktail menu includes all the Trompete D-4, Lützowpl. 9, MNollendorfpl, tel. 23 00
Spanish restaurant. The various cuts weigh in between 180 favourites, Hefner prides itself on having the best selection of 47 94, www.trompete-berlin.de. Part-owned by actor
and 500 grams. The non-red meat dishes include Moorish Martini cocktails in Berlin. To prevent the affluent 30-some- Ben Becker, Trompete is an upmarket club often presenting
and Catalan specialities and there’s also tapas if you just thing crowd from getting bored, DJs perform on weekend new live music acts. On every first Saturday of the month
want to snack while watching the boulevard’s shoppers pass nights. And if that’s not enough, there’s a brothel just around there’s the Kasino Royale film music party. Q Open Thu
by. QOpen 11:00 - 02:00. (€18-20). AB the corner. QOpen 14:00 - 03:00. AB 19:00 - 02:00, Fri, Sat 22:00 - 04:00. Admission €5-7. EB

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Kreuzberg Pagode
Two Kiezes in Kreuzberg stand out with a high concentration
A much-loved self-service restaurant with inexpensive,
of restaurants, cafés, bars and clubs. Oranienstraße
mouthwateringly delicious and award-winning Thai
(G/H-3) is for the alternative set of all ages, nationalities,
cuisine.
■ Berlin‘s first english pub since 1976 and sexual orientation. Those who hang out around the
Bergmannstraße/Mehringdamm area (F-4) are perhaps a
■ British and Irish beer on tap bit more pulled together and grey on the edges, but live music
◄ Drink from the YARD OF ALE (1 litre) and gay venues keep things adventurous.
mouth-blown exclusively for Union Jack
■ Live Music during winter months Asian
Aaina Tempelhof Tempelhofer Damm 216, U Ullsteinstr.,
Schlüterstr.15, 10625 Berlin - Charlottenburg, Tel. 312 55 57, www.unionjack-berlin.de, Monday to Saturday from 19:00 tel. 72 01 25 89, www.aaina.de. Colourful lighting, outsized
umbrella parasols and buddha statues form the décor for the
second outlet of this Asian restaurant. The cooks conjure up
I r i s h P u b D - 4 , Ta u e n t z i e n s t r . 9 - 1 2 , C B , food from across the region, and there’s ample choice of Indian,
MKurfürstendamm, tel. 262 16 34, www.irishpubberlin. Singaporean, Malaysian and Thai dishes. In summer enjoy sit-
de. Live music on the stage every night, Guinness on tap, ting amidst palm trees on the terrace.QOpen 11:30 - 24:00.
sports on TV and beers in the 36m long bar are the key
attractions that regularly get this place packed with punters. Chantrey H-5, Paul-Lincke-Ufer 42/43, KB, tel. (+49)
The Irish Pub provides all of these with flair. Come (or avoid) on (0)30 177 412 46 02, info@loftberlin.com, www.chantrey.
Mondays for karaoke night.QOpen 12:00 - 03:00, Fri 12:00 de. A sleek new eatery with large pastel paintings of faces, clean-
- 04:00, Sat 11:30 - 04:00, Sun 11:30 - 03:00. cut design, and a surprising menu consisting of typical Asian
street food. There’s everything from Thai spring rolls, Indonesian
Union Jack Schlüterstr. 15, CB, MSavignyplatz, sate, and Cambodian noodle soup to a Vietnamese banana
tel. (+49)(0)30 312 55 57, www.unionjack-berlin. dessert. Fresh juices and smoothies too. QOpen 11:00 - 24:00. Pagode F-5, Bergmannstr. 88, KB, MMehringdamm,
de. A corner of Scottish highland in the hear t of Berlin, tel. (+49)(0)30 691 26 40. Simply one of the best Thai
this whisk y pub is one of Berlin’s first true pubs and Kimchi Princess H-4, Skalitzer Str. 36, KB, MGörlitzer Bahnhof, restaurants in town, and awarded by the Thai embassy in
Union Jack continues to draw the punters in with an amazing col- tel. (+49)(0)163 458 02 03, www.kimchiprincess.com. Though Berlin as one of the best in Germany. It feels crowded, steamy
lection of 401 types of whisk y (from the best Scottish this is not Berlin’s first Korean restaurant, Kimchi Princess is being hailed and noisy, but that’s just part of the authentic self-service
Clubs and Irish brands to Canadian and Japanese bourbon) as by the capital’s gourmets as the first one to serve authentic dishes - that atmosphere; wait till you sink your teeth in the fantastic food.
Luxor Club C-4, Knesebeckstraße 46, MUhlandstraße, well as various English and Irish beers, including John is, not drowned in cream and sauce like most Asian food here. It’s indeed All the Thai classics are present, as are some other Asian
tel. 887 11 83 35, www.cluboriental.de. If you want to go Smith’s and Newcastle Brown Ale, best consumed in excellent and spicy, and as a result it can be difficult to find a free table dishes. If you like it hot, just ask and they’ll make it hot.
clubbing after dinner at the downstairs restaurant, head to the special Yard-of-Ale glass. Solid food is available too in the evening. QOpen 18:00 - 01:00. Closed Mon. QOpen 12:00 - 24:00. (€2-9). B
the Luxor club, where you can dance to oriental dance floor - home made snacks and and Walkers crisps. Q Open
classics in rooms with cool colours and fantastic lighting. Ad- from 19:00. Closed Sun.
mission is free for ladies before 23:00. On Thursdays you can
get on a boat-ride party, starting off at the bar for a cocktail,
taking a shuttle to the riverside and partying on a boat before berlinasia.de
presents
heading back to finish the night at Luxor (book in advance).
Dress code: elegant. Q Open Thu-Sat 20:00-06:00. E

Pubs
Irish Harp B-4, Giesebrechtstr. 15, CB, MAdenauer-
platz, tel. 22 32 87 35, info@harp-pub.de, www.harp-
pub.de. A well-established Irish pub serving all the usual pub
grub favourites as well as soups, salads and sandwiches. On
tap there’s Guinness, Kilkenny and a range of German beers. PAGODE - thai kitchen SUMO - japanese fusion food
You can expect major sports events to be beamed on screens,
and there’s regular karaoke, quiz nights and live music too.
Bergmannstr. 88 Bergmannstr. 89
QOpen 17:00 - 02:00, Sat, Sun 10:00 - 02:00. B Irish Harp +49-30-6912640 +49-30-69004963

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Since 1866
German specialities
International crossover cuisine
Open daily from 9:00

Kuchen Kaiser
Crossover
Pagode Kuchen Kaiser G/H-4, Oranienpl. 11-13, KB, MMori-
tzpl., tel. (+49)(0)30 61 40 26 97, www.kuchenkaiser.
Biological de. Located on Oranienplatz, just a few meters from the
No Kangaroo
Foodorama F-5, Bergmannstr. 94, KB, MGneisennaus- Oranienstrasse in the heart of Kreuzberg, this has been
tr., tel. (+49)(0)30 69 00 11 00, contact@foodorama. a melting pot for Berliners, their friends and visitors since
de, www.foodorama.de. Kreuzberg is the proud home of 1866. Famous for its cakes and tarts, exclusively sent by the
Austrian Germany’s only certified climate neutral restaurant, on a Hindenburg to New York in the 1920s, the “Kaiser of cakes”
Austria F-5, Bergmannstr. 30, KB, MGneisenaustr., streetcorner with a beautifully sleek, minimalist interior that is has transformed into a restaurant with a wide variety of
tel. (+49)(0)30 694 44 40. Have your Wiener Schnitzel good for both intimate dinners interacting with others at shared German specialities and international food. There’s a great
where they do it right, here in Austria. This corner restaurant tables. It’s so eco-concious that Foodorama’s employees all choice of breakfasts, a low-cost lunch from 12.00 to 15.00
is known for its huge portions, so indulge in the full experience use bikes or public transport to get to work. The cooks use (under €7), and a huge brunch on Sundays. You can watch Oranienplatz 11-13
or go for the half portion. The setting is appropriate - heavy exclusively organically grown seasonal products, many of the Champions League live, play pool, and sit down for the Tel: 61 40 26 97
wooden furnishings and antlers on the wall. All the other them regional, and served at afforable prices - breakfast can special dinner service with fresh, home-made specialities. restaurant@kuchenkaiser.de
dishes, including Salzburger Fritattatorte, are excellent as be had from €5.50 and dinner mains start at €8.50. Try one The Kuchenkaiser team won the ‘smartest bar in Berlin and
well. QOpen 18:00 - 24:00. (€8-17). A of the bread baskets for a healthy lunch, or the delicious beef Brandenburg’ live radio show, and will be opening an new www.kuchenkaiser.de
yakitori. Remember to ask for a Good Mojo Tree seed before big tent in the garden soon to present even more events,
No Kangaroo H-4, Muskauer Straße 13, MGörlitzer you leave, to offset any climate-changing you may unintentonally concerts and live cultural acts. A must-see in Berlin. QOpen
Bahnhof, tel. (+49)(0)30 65 79 96 30, info@nokangaroo. do on the way home. QOpen 12:00 - 23:00. No Amex. A 09:00 - 24:00, Fri, Sat 09:00 - 01:00. B
com, www.nokangaroo.com. Austrian, not Australian - the
ski hut decor and gondola bar seats at No Kangaroos are
the setting for alpine treats from the Salzburg region, buffet Cafés German
lunches and brunches, Stiegl beer as well as parties on Café am Engelbecken H-4, Heinrich Heine Pl, KB, Altes Zollhaus G-5, Carl-Herz-Ufer 30, MPrinzenstr.,
weekend nights. Check the events online. QOpen 12:00 - MHeinrich-Heine-Str., tel. (+49)(0)30 28 37 68 16, www. tel. (+49)(0)30 692 33 00, info@altes-zollhaus.com,
24:00, Fri, Sat 12:00 - 02:00, Sun 11:00 - 24:00. Closed Mon. cafe-am-engelbecken.de. Opposite the impressive, partially- www.altes-zollhaus-berlin.de. A bit of countryside in the
restored redbrick St. Michael’s church is a little pond, sunk into a city - the beautiful old customs house along an idyllic stretch
Riehmer’s F-5, Hagelbergerstr. 9 KB, MMehringdamm, depressed parkway that was once a canal. Hidden away at the of the Landwehrkanal has a calm, rustic atmosphere in which
tel. (+49)(0)30 78 89 19 80. Riehmer’s brings together reedy edge of the pond is a sunny terrace café. Umbrellas shade to try regional specialities featuring things such as goat’s
the cuisines of the far-reaching Austro-Hungarian empire. white picnic tables and the hip living room-like indoor portion is cheese, dumplings, mustard sauce and compotes. QOpen
Standards on the changing menu are Wienerschnitzel, beef made up of two construction containers. View of the water or 18:00 - 23:00. Closed Mon, Sun. A
consomme (Tafelspitz Suppe) and beef goulash. The cream- the rustling tall green reeds make this a peaceful respite from all
coloured rooms are bare of ornamentation save for a portrait things city while still being near the heart of Kreuzberg (and can Henne H-4, Leuschnerdamm 25, KB, MMoritzpl., tel.
of Kaiser Franz Joseph and linen napkins folded into crowns. you believe this very area was once filled with rubble, and part (+49)(0)30 614 77 30, www.henne-berlin.de. Who knew
The coveted simpler seating is on the cedar chips of the of the Wall’s deathstrip?). Thai noodle dishes spring rolls, and that the Germans fried chicken? Other than a few Wursts,
garden that faces an historic apartment complex for Prussian curry and lentil soups are delicious and at a great price. Cocktails chicken is all that’s served in this appropriately named old,
officers. QOpen 18:00 - 01:00. Closed Mon. (€7-16). B are served until about 02:00. QOpen 10:00 - 24:00. (€4-7). B cosy, corner tavern, along with sides of coleslaw and disap-
pointing mayonnaise-filled potato salad. The crisp, salty
skin gives you another reason for quaffing yet another beer.
For €6, you get a lot of wood-panelled atmosphere. QOpen
. Closed Mon. Open Tues-Sat from 19:00; Sun from 17:00;
Closed Mon (€2-6). B

Kartoffel Pfanne F-5, Burgherrenstr. 11, MPlatz


der Luf tbrücke, tel. (+49)(0)30 892 59 49, www.
kartoffelpfanne.de. A sandwich sign on Kurfürstendamm
sends peckish wanderers on the short detour down to the
best-tasting potatoes in Berlin. The Wiener Schnitzel
includes a generous portion of the spuds. A single serv-
ing of vanilla pudding with Rote Grütze (fruit sauce) can
sweeten the palettes of lovebirds who have just polished off
lamb medallions with garlic butter. The good beer selection
includes Warsteiner and Weihenstephan. QOpen 11:30 -
22:00. (€4-12). B Sumo

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FINE DINING EXPERIENCE


INDOOR I CIGAR LOUNGE I TERRACE I RIVERSIDE BEACH

RESERVATION
Tel. 030 75549407-1
Mail. reservation@sage-restaurant.de
www.sagerestaurant.de
SAGE RESTAURANT
Köpenicker Str. 18-20 10997 Berlin-Kreuzberg
Weltrestaurant Markthalle H-4, Pücklerstr. 34, KB,
MGörlitzer Bahnhof, tel. (+49)(0)30 617 55 02, www.
weltrestaurant-markthalle.de. Within a historic market hall build-
ing, the Markthalle restaurant only 15 years old, yet already has such
a rustic atmosphere. The room is long and tall, with wainscoting,
simple wooden furniture and a bar that locals belly up to. It’s a
restaurant that doesn’t let its looks carry it: the kitchen takes pride
in its nouvelle takes on German and Austrian standards. The menu
changes weekly, but count on Spätzle, Schweinebraten (braised
pork), and apple strudel. Breakfasts run from Russian to American-
style, and as late as 17:00. After dinner, check if anything is going SAGE Group
down in the Privatclub, the club in the cellar. QOpen 10:00 - 24:00. EVENT & NIGHLIFE ENTERTAINMENT FROM BERLIN
(€8-16, weekday lunch menu €7.50). AB
SAGE Club www.sage-club.de

Indian Osteria N°1


SAGE Cars www.sagecars.de
Amar I-4, Schesische Str. 9, MSchlesisches Tor, tel. (+49)
(0)30 69 56 66 73, www.amar-berlin.de. A large, cosy restau-
rant with modern furnishings, Indian elements and big windows International Osteria N°1 F-5, Kreuzbergerstr. 71, KB, MMehring-
overlooking the terrace, filled with eating locals and visitors in Sage Restaurant H-4, Köpenicker Str. 18-20, MSchle- Italian damm, tel. (+49)(0)30 786 91 62, www.osteria-uno.de.
summertime. Amar serves attractive Indian weekday lunch menus sisches Tor, Ostbahnhof, tel. +49 (0)30 755 49 40 71, re- Gorgonzola Club H-4, Dresdener Str. 121, MKott- Next to Viktoriapark, this neighbourhood fixture has a fantastic
from just €4.40, and delicious dinner courses, just as spicy as you servierung@sage-restaurant.de, www.sage-restaurant. busser Tor, tel. (+49)(0)30 6156473, www.gorgonzo- Biergarten bordered by lemon, cherry and olive trees. Classic
need it to be. After dinner, the cocktail menu usually convinces the de. If there’s such a thing as industrial charm, this is where to laclub.de. An In Your Pocket favourite, serving the best regional cuisine is prepared by cooks from different parts of
young clientele to stay longer. One of the most famous and beloved find it. Sage is a fantastically designed Kreuzberg restaurant and biggest carpaccio we’ve tried, and with lovely seating Italy, and everything is made fresh to order. Order a pasta with
Restaurant for good Food, service, atmosphere and cheep prices. with starkly modern and white furnishings contrasting with in the green outdoor courtyard. The prices for the fresh Toscan hare ragout or salmon in orange sauce. Perhaps the
QOpen 11:30 - 01:00, Fri, Sat 12:00 - 02:00. raw factory bricks, peeling paint and chains. The food served pastas, pizzas and other dishes are by all means reason- most child-friendly place in town, too. Choose from six different
is imaginative gastronomy, and includes entrecote, pizza and able, and there are additional changing dinner options too. lunch menus from €7. QOpen 12:00 - 24:00. (€7-17). AB
Amrit H-4, Oranienstr. 202, KB, MGörlitzer Bhf, tel. (+49) a selection of weekly dishes - drop by on Sundays for a rich Next door to the Würgeengel bar. QOpen 18:00 - 24:00,
(0)30 28 88 48 40, www.amrit.de. Kreuzbergers love this buffet spread. In summer, Sage opens earlier to serve lunch Fri, Sat 18:00 - 02:00. Parlamento F-5, Bergmannstr. 3, KB, MMehringdamm,
restaurant, and Amrit loves ‘em back with huge portions and free on its riverside terrace with deckchairs and beach bar; in tel. (+49)(0)30 694 77 45. Even during the heat of the day,
spiked mango juice shots at the end of the meal. Make reservations winter puff away by the fire in the cigar lounge. The kitchen candles are lit in this welcomingly dark and cool entoteca-
for weekend nights and be ready for tight seating. This might be the closes at midnight, but snacks are available longer. QOpen Weltrestaurant Markthalle ristorante. The wooden floors and tables are worn, and
one Indian restaurant that doesn’t serve Chana Saag (chickpeas from 18:00, Sun from 11:00. €7-40. I beyond the tall floral arrangements and angel wall fittings
with spinach), but vegetarians can find other combinations. QOpen H-3, Pückler str. 34, KB, that dangle soft lights there are many rustic touches to the
12:00 - 01:00, Fri, Sat 12:00 - 02:00. Also at F-1, Oranienburger Str. MGörlitzer Bahnhof, tel. 617 place. The 3-course meal served until 19:00 is a steal: €5,95
45, MI, and E-3, Winterfeldstr. 40, SB. (€7-14). ABS Sumo 55 02, www.weltrestaurant-
markthalle.de. Within a historic
including water. The gnocchi and herb butter are homemade
and beyond traditional Italian preparations of fish, meat, and
A modern style two-floor asian restaurant engulfed in market hall building, the Mark- pastas, nouvelle cuisine slips into creations such as mango
DJ sounds offering fresh sushi and asian fusion food at thalle restaurant only 15 years pepper soup. QOpen 10:00 - 24:00. (€7-15). B
affordable prices. See p. 46. old, yet already has such a rustic
atmosphere. The room is long Sale e Tabacchi F-4, Rudi Dutschke Str. 23, KB,
and tall, with wainscoting, simple MKochstr., tel. (+49)(0)30 252 11 55. This attractive
wooden furniture and a bar that restaurant with a nice garden and real Italian waiters seems
locals belly up to. It’s a restaurant that doesn’t let its to have gotten a bit comfortable and not so gracious with
looks carry it: the kitchen takes pride in its nouvelle takes age. Guidebooks send tourists here, and journalists working
on German and Austrian standards. The menu changes nearby may meet visiting colleagues here for a meal, but
weekly, but count on Spätzel, Schweinebraten (braised on a recent visit, the inexpensive wine by the glass was not
pork), and apple strudel. Breakfasts run from Russian to pleasant, the crème of cauliflower soup could not be pepped
American-style, and as late as 17:00. After dinner, check up by pepper, salt, nor oil, and the waiter expressed a bit too
if anything is going down in the Privatclub, the club in the much disdain for a customer who only wanted a light bite at
cellar. QOpen 10:00 - 24:00. (€8-16, weekday lunch 23:00. It’s the ‘nicest’ restaurant around Checkpoint Charlie,
menu €7.50). AB and is not far from the Jewish Museum either. QOpen 10:00
Sage Restaurant - 02:00. (€10-22). AG

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Spindler & Klatt H-4, Köpenicker Straße 16, KB,


Japanese
Yorckschlösschen
MSchlesisches Tor, tel. (+49)(0)30 69 56 67 75,
Sumo F-5, Ber gmannstr. 89, KB, M Mehring- www.spindlerklatt.de. Set in a centur y-old Prussian
damm, tel. (+49)(0)30 69 00 49 63, w w w.s-u-m-o. state baker y building, this “bigsize clubrestaurant” is
com. Sumo is a cunnin gl y designed Asian restauran t
on three levels ser vin g much more than sushi; th ere
Home of Jazz & Blues the newest hot place for horizontal eating and making
moves on the dancefloor. Lie down on the oversized
are soups and a wide ran ge of asian meat and fish beds of the restaurant while you sample the Asian fu-
dish es, all wi th cracklin g fresh in gredien ts. Sushi is sion food, followed up by clubbing to the latest Berlin
also as fresh as i t can and sh ould b e. Ph otos on th e sounds. The entrance, a gate that looks accidentally
menu make i t easy to ch oose what to have. A good open, is 100 metres south from the street number ad-
place to sample a mi x of fusion food and DJ music. dress. Walk straight back to the riverside and turn left.
Q Open 12:00 - 24:00. (€2-9). Q Restaurant open Thurs-Sat 20:00 - 01:00; Club open
Fri.-Sat. from 23:00.
Latin American Watergate I-4, Falckensteinstr. 49a, KB, MSchle-
Que Pasa H-4, Skalitzer Str. 107, MGörlitzer Bahn- sisches Tor, www.water-gate.de. This club right on the
hof, tel. (+49)(0)30 81 49 26 14, www.quepasa.at. edge of the Spree River is great for spying on Universal
Mexican food lovers this is your new spot!  Que Pasa Music headquarters across the water, even if the crowd
serves sizzling fajitas, enchiladas, burritos as well as here would never dance to their pop artists. Also in view
the traditional plate of nachos and all of these all time (and right next door) is the turreted Oberbaumbrücke,
favorites taste just as you would imagine if not better. which makes an odd backdrop to drum n’ bass (Fridays),
During dinner be sure to try one or two of their many house, or any guest DJ on the upper or lower dance floors.
fabulous cocktails for the best price in town €3,50.  The Yorckstrasse 19 Q Admission €7-10.
atmosphere is also festive with Mayan paintings on the 10965 Berlin
walls and doorways. Q Mon-Thu from 15:00, Fri/Sat from Wild at Heart H-5, Wiener Str. 20, KB, MGörlitzer Bahn-
12:00, Sun from 10:00. Open Sun-Thu 17:00-3:00 hof, tel. (+49)(0)30 610 74 701, www.wildatheartberlin.
Fri/Sat 17:00-4:00 de. Rock on. One of Berlin’s rare live-music venues brings
in hardcore and punk bands touring the planet. There’s an
Bars tel: 2158070 occasional DJ night as well. Booths and seating in the front
Milchbar H-4, Manteufelstr. 41, KB, MGörlitzer Bahn- rooms make conversation manageable. Bring earplugs for
hof, www.milchbar-berlin.de. It is the foam of beer that www.yorckschloesschen.de the stage area. QOpen 20:00 - 04:00. E
lines the upper lip of patrons of Milchbar, home to punks,
students, and aging alternative types still loyal to the
sounds of punk, ska, thrash, and hard rock. The crowd is Pubs
not so anarchic as to not want to cheer on their teams when Dunmore Cave H-5, Maybach Ufer 44, NK, MSchön-
football games are screened. The murals and dark décor can Sage Club H-4, Köpenicker Str. 76, KB, MHeinrich- leinstr., tel. (+49)(0)30 624 12 41. On the Landwehr Canal
NO KANGAROO heighten your wooziness if you’ve had one round too many.
QOpen 17:00 - 03:00.
Heine-Str., tel. (+49)(0)30 278 98 30, www.sage-
club.de. The drag queen managing the velvet ropes may
that’s used by many strollers and joggers, this mellow pub
doesn’t see many tourists. Locals use the Ethernet connec-
not be representative of the scene inside (button-down tion, pool table or dartboard while choosing one (or more of)
Würgeengel H-4, Dresdener Str. 122, MKottbusser shirts and tight tank-tops, all worn in the gender-specific of 50 whiskeys and 8 draught beers. The pub grub is great;
Tor, tel. (+49)(0)30 6155560, www.wuergeengel.de. way), but you’re welcome to dress cross-gender anyway. on Thursday it’s all you can eat spare ribs for €8.88. QOpen
Pronounced ‘woor-ge-en-gel’ and named after Bunuel’s film Rock, punk, and metal duke it out on Thursday, while Friday 17:00 - 02:00. Closed Mon.
“El Ángel Exterminador”, this dark brown bar is a great place and Saturday bring out the house fans. Q Open Thu-Sun
for a drink and a snack. The tapas list has a dozen tasty op- 23:00 - 05:00. Murray’s Irish Bar G-3, Erkelenzdamm 49, KB,
tions, while the cocktail menu has over 50 reasons to delay MKottbusser Tor, tel. (+49)(0)30 22 49 50 54, www.
your departure. To round it all off, there are Cuban and other SO36 H-4, Oranienstr. 190, KB, MGörlit zer murraysbar.de. A popular and cosy Irish den with pub food,
cigars to enjoy. Q Open from 19:00. Bahnhof, tel. (+49)(0)30 61 40 13 06, w w w. live music on Fridays and Saturdays, pub quizes, sports on
so36.de. Li ve b an d s p er for m n earl y ever y ni gh t several screens just a short walk from Kottbusser Tor station.
a t this in s ti tu ti on th a t’s h om e to an y al terna ti ve QOpen 16:00 - 01:00, Sat, Sun 12:00 - 01:00. Opens up one
Alpine ambiance and Austrian specialties in Berlin; the Clubs li fest yl e, from gay Turks an d m etal h eads to punks hour later in April. (€3-15). EB
atmosphere at No Kangaroos is best described as a cross Junction Bar F-5, Gneisenaustr. 18, KB, MGneisenaus- and hardcore vegans. On popular club nigh ts, like th e
between a Viennese café and an après ski hut serving tr., tel. (+49)(0)30 694 66 02, www.junction-bar.de. gay El e c tri c Ballroom or Gayhan e, sh ow up b efore
delicacies from the Salzburg region. Enjoy hearty specialties Squeezing onto the bat-cave of a stage is fine for a four-man 01:00 or face a lon g wai t wi th th e friendl y door staff. Jazz clubs
presented at the Heurigen buffet and a glass of tasty wine blues band, but Dios mio for the 10-piece Afro-Cuban en- Q Open 23:00 - 05:00. E Yorckschlösschen F-5, Yorckstr. 19, MMehring-
or the popular Stiegl beer. On Sundays the restaurant sembles. Live music draws an ethnically and generationally damm, tel. 215 80 70, www.yorckschloesschen.de.
offers a superb brunch with free-flowing Schlumberger mixed audience every night of the week. After the band, a A Kreuzberg institution, the Yorckschlösschen (‘small Yorck
sparkling wine. Every Thursday from 21:00 participate in DJ keeps everyone tight on the dance floor. QOpen 21:00 - castle’) has been here for over a century, gathering fame in
the traditional Hüttengaudi fun as the restaurant gets into 04:00, Fri, Sat 22:00 - 04:00. E the 1970s as an artists’ watering hole and now a hub of lo-
apres ski party mode, with snacks, DJs spinning ski hut cal social life. Inside, there’s a busy bar that features regular
hits and ski hut games. On Friday and Saturday, slam down Kato I-4, Underneath U-Bahn station Schlesisches Tor, live music, with the emphasis on traditional jazz, swing and
Stiegl beers at the late night parties. Check No Kangaroos’ MSchlesisches Tor, tel. (+49)(0)30 611 23 39, www. black rhythm’n’blues. Free concerts take place Wednesdays,
many events, including Austrian movies, sports on screen kato-x-berg.com. This place is right underneath the Schle- Fridays and Saturdays from 21:00, Sundays from 14:00. Diner
and barbecue nights, on their website. sisches Tor train station but don’t worry - you will not hear or is nicely priced, with most dishes well under €11.Q Sun-Thu
feel the steel wheels roar over head... as you will be engulfed 17:00-03:00, Fri/Sat 17:00-04:00.
Muskauer Straße 13, in the sounds sounding around you. So really anything goes
tel. 65 79 96 30, info@nokangaroo.com, and can happen... from punk to electro and from jazz noises to
www.nokangaroo.com. exploding frog death metal music. The main hall is an integral
Open Tue to Thu 12:00 - 24:00, Fri & Sat 12:00 - 02:00,
Sun 11:00 – 24:00, Mon closed.
part of main indie band’s tours from all around the world. Look
out for posters on the walls or just go and see what may
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Brandenburger Tor F-3, Pariser Pl, MI, MUnter den Neue Synagoge F-3, Oranienburger Str. 28-30, MI,
Essential Berlin Linden. Berlin’s landmark building is one of 14 gates com- IMAX3D Sony Center MOranienburger Tor, tel. 88 02 84 51, www.cjudai-
pleted in 1792 by Carl Langhans. Nike, the goddess of victory, cum.de. Though not worth the extra admission charge or
Berlin is a huge, fascinating city, but lacks a real Old drives the chariot atop the gate, and German armies used to Get right into the action with the the wait to stand inside it, the gilded cupola of the New
Town-type area. Attractions are fairly far-flung, so plan begin their parades here. The proud gate opens onto Pariser IMAX experience. Wherever they Synagogue is one of the most eye-catching sights in Mitte.
your itinerary and get acquainted with the excellent public Platz, and it may as well have been built by the communists, take you, the combination of Exhibits strikingly balance the restoration of the Alhambra-
transporation. If you’re here for a limited amount of time, so linked in people’s minds is it to the double-wall system that the towering IMAX screen and inspired synagogue from 1866, with preserved evidence
we recommend you join one of the walking tours to get essentially bricked it in. Fascists spoiled the gate as well by superb cinematography is awe- of its destruction, first on Kristallnacht on November 9,
your bearings and see the main sights. staging their torch-lit parades through it. Berliners celebrated inspiring. The lounge chairs on 1938, and then through Allied bombs. Documents and
Classic sights include the Brandenburger Tor and the the Wall’s fall in 1989 by standing on it in front of the gate. the balcony with a view of the spectacular Sony Center photographs remember the thriving Jewish community of
nearby Reichstag with its glass dome, the Berliner are also a perfect spot to take a little break from sight- the neighbourhood, many of whom worshipped here in what
Dom (the main cathedral), the museum-churches and Gedächtniskirche (Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial seeing, enjoy a cup of coffee, and to relax your feet while was the largest synagogue in Germany. A subtle but effective
concert house on Gendarmenmarkt and the Neue Church) D-4, Breitscheidpl, CB, MKurfürstendamm, waiting for the show to begin. sound installation adds to the experience. QOpen 10:00 -
Synagoge. Fans of modern architecture shouldn’t miss tel. 218 50 23, www.gedaechtniskirche-berlin.de. The 18:00, Fri 10:00 - 14:00. Closed Sat. Admission €4.60/3.
the Potsdamer Platz area and the Jewish Museum. major attraction in what was West Berlin is this stark reminder The 3D Dinosaurs Live computer animation film shows
Finally, you can’t leave Berlin without a peek at one of of World War II’s destruction. Kept as an open wound, the these colossal and extremely succesful prehistoric Nikolaiviertel G-3, Between Rathausstr. and Müh-
the remnants of the Wall and the ruin of the Kaiser severe acknowledgement of German culpability is declared on animals in all their frightening glory, looking at dinosaurs lendamm, MI, MAlexanderpl., www.stadtmuseum.de.
Wilhelm Memorial Church. a plaque near the entrance of the old bell tower: ‘The tower of from Mongolia’s Gobi desert to New Mexico’s mountains. Berlin’s tiny medieval heart is the Nikolai Quarter, whose only
the old church serves as a remembrance of God’s judgment, The 3D film ‘African Adventure’ takes you on a safari to truly medieval-looking building today is the Nikolaikirche (the
which befell our people during the war years.’ Berliners hold Botswana’s fabulous Okavango Delta area, with shots of twin-spired, stone church; open 10:00-18:00, €5/3). The
little sacred and call the destroyed tower the hollow tooth. animals in their natural habitat – from lions and wildebeest church dates to 1230 and was rebuilt along with the entire
Main sights The erection of the once enormous church dedicated to the to elephants and crocodiles. quarter in the mid-80s to mark Berlin’s 750th birthday in the
Berliner Dom G-3, Am Lustgar ten, MI, MHacke- German emperor had been a feat of national pride: even syna- area in which the fishermen’s settlement first began. No one
scher Markt, tel. 20 26 91 36, w w w.berlinerdom. gogues contributed to its funding, and it was first opened in IMAX F-3, Sony Center, Potsdamer Str. 4, tel. 26 06 was trying to outdo Walt Disney here, and many of the buildings
de. This Protestant church dating from 1905 might not 1895. Inside is a gilded mosaic of the Hohenzollern dynasty. 64 00, www.cinestar-imax.de. Tickets €8.50/6.70, have the simple, concrete facades that the Communist govern-
look as massi ve were the Stad tschloss still standing The modern chapel and tower next door were completed in Tue €6.70. ment could afford. The small shops in the area mostly deal in
across Unter den Linden (the GDR regime demolished 1961, and are worth entering on sunny days for the amazing toys and souvenirs and tourists gladly fill the sunny tables at
the city castle in 1951). The royal Hohenzollern dynasty blue stained glass windows. Q Old tower open 10:00 - 16:00, the restaurants that face the Spree River. On Rathausstraße,
worshipped h ere wi thin th e four incarnations of th e closed Sun. Memorial church open 09:00 - 19:00. there’s a row of restaurants that flaunt old-fashioned Berlin
church. Their places of rest in the cr ypt are indeed a cuisine and atmosphere. Other rebuilt historic buildings in
yawn. The climb up to the dome’s rim is forgi ving, wi th the area date to the 1700s, such as the Ephraim-Palais and
broad staircases, landings, and side exhibi t rooms. Knoblauchhaus. Both have changing exhibits related to Berlin.
Q Open 09:00 - 19:00, Sun 12:00 - 19:00. Admis- www.inyourpocket.com
sion €5/3. Potsdamer Platz E/F-4,, MPotsdamer Pl.. Once the
modern heart of a thriving metropolis, this urban centre was
heavily damaged in the war, and suffered again when remaining
buildings were pulled down to make way for the Wall’s death
Ticket options booklet from any other point of sale. Ticket options: Berlin
CityTourCard 48 AB/ABC €15,90/17,90, Berlin CityTourCard strip. After years of construction in the mid-90s, skyscrapers
Discounts are a welcome relief, so if you are planning 72 AB/ABC €21,90/23,90, Berlin CityTourCard 5 days AB/ Gendarmenmarkt F-3, Charlottenstr, MI, MFranzö- have added a cosmopolitan and glassy edge to the city. The
ABC €28,90/33,90. sische Str.. Twin cathedrals-turned-museums (dating to literal Potsdamer Platz is an intersection, and the east side of it,
on seeing more than one museum, pick up one of these
the early 1700s) and the Konzerthaus (from 1818, by Carl known as Leipziger Platz, is slowly building up in height as well.
reduced rate cards.
Berlin WelcomeCard www.berlin-welcomecard.de. Langhans) make up this classic square in Berlin. It’s so Potsdamer Platz’s most popular public space and architectural
The Berlin WelcomeCard is a combined transport and re- classic Berlin that with the adding of a lion statue here, a attraction is The Sony Center, with its huge atrium and tent-
Berlin CityTourCard fountain there, the film production team of Jackie Chan’s like roof. It’s best to view at night for its impressive lighting. The
w w w.city tourcard.com. Th e duction card valid for zone AB or zone ABC (includes Potsdam
and both airports) for 48 hours (€16,90/18,90), 72 hours Around the World in Eighty Days turned it into 19th-century neighbouring DaimlerChrysler complex holds architecture by
Berlin CityTourCard is a tourist
(€22.90/25.90) or 5 days (€29,90/34,90). The card offers London in 2003. Luxury hotels use their position bordering Renzo Piano and Richard Rogers, and the Arkaden shopping mall,
attraction discount card and a
reduced admission to several museums, bike tours and rental, it as their drawing card. The square’s name stems from with rather humdrum shops, but the best gelato café in the city.
transport ticket valid for central
boat tours, etc. The card is sold at tourist offices, S-Bahn the mid-1700s when military regiments were stationed
Berlin (zone AB) or Berlin including
Potsdam (zone ABC). The card is offices, hotels and kiosks. Students/youths may get better here. The Deutscher Dom (tel. 22 73 04 31) is home to Reichstag/Bundestag F-3, Platz der Republik 1, TG,
reductions at museums using their student cards. a museum on the development of the German Parliamen- MUnter den Linden, tel. 22 73 21 52, www.bundestag.
available at any BVG and S-Bahn
tary system, not dull at all if you’re a politics buff. You’ll de/htdocs_e/visitors. The name together wi th i ts
ticket machine or counter. For
Get2riCard, tel. 438 09 80, www.get2card.de. A card have to read German or French to enjoy the Französischer monumental size make most people associate Germany’s
free admission at the Pergam-
that allows you to get two for the price of one, whether it’s the Dom’s (tel. 229 17 60) exhibit on the contributions of neoclassical parliamentary building with the Nazis, but
onmuseum, the Altes Museum,
admission to a club, museum, cinema or to a show, nights at French Huguenots to Berlin’s development, beginning in Hitler and his party have little history here. After hosting
Bodemuseum or the Alte Nationalgalerie, get the special
a hostel or hotel, or food and drinks at a wide range of bars the late 1600s. Q Deutscher Dom open 10:00-18:00, parliamentary sessions since 1894, one month after Hitler
CityTourCard Museumsinsel. Cards come with a discount
and restaurants. Check out the possibilities online. The tour- closed Monday. was appointed chancellor in January 1933, it was set on fire
and map booklet; if you use a ticket machine, collect your
ist version of the card is valid for seven days and costs €20. by Dutch communist Marinus van der Lubbe. In the years
during which it abutted the Wall as a conference centre, West
State Museum Card www.museen-berlin.de. The Tourist information Berliners played football on its lawn, while later artist Christo
Staatliche Museen zu Berlin (state museums) have several famously wrapped it in cloth. It did not serve as parliament
ticket options for their permanent collections. A single ticket Berlin Infostore E-2, Hauptbahnhof station, tel. 25 again until a reunited German government returned to Berlin
ranges €4-8. You can buy a €19/9.50 Schaulust three-day 00 25, www.berlin-tourist-information.de. The help- in 1999. Renovated by Sir Norman Foster, this building is
ticket valid for all state museums (but remember all are ful staff at the official Berlin tourist offices can provide a perhaps the most public federal building in the world through
closed on Mondays). There are groups of state museums wide range of information and publications. Most offices its glass-dome tourist attraction. On the rooftop, photographs
in several neighbourhoods, and a Bereich-karte (area card, will stay open longer than normal this summer. QOpen documenting the building’s history circle the rim above the
€6-12) grants admission to those near each another; a 08:00 - 22:00. Also at F-2, Reichstag kiosk; F-2, Bran- parliament chamber. Two ramps spiral up the side of the dome,
ticket for all the museums on the Museum Island costs denburger Tor (south wing, open 10:00 - 18:00); D-3, an engineering feat even more fascinating than the panoramic
€14/7. Admission is free for under-16s and for all visitors Budapester Str. (Europa Centre); C-3, Kurfürstendamm view from the top. Avoid long queues by arriving early or late,
during the last four opening hours on Thursdays. 21 (passage). or by booking at the Dachgarten restaurant. QOpen 08:00 -
24:00. Last admission at 22:00. Admission free.

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Deutsches Historisches Museum F-3, Unter den


The Museumsinsel museums Museums Linden 2, MI, MHackescher Markt, tel. 20 30 40,
Because of its long period of separation, Berlin in ef- www.dhm.de. Who’d have thought to look for a Prus-
The cluster of majestic nineteenth century neoclassic buildings fect has two cities’ worth of museums, and the quality sian war chest in this early 18th-century building sitting
on the tip of the island in the Spree makes the trip worthwhile in is proportional to the quantity. The state museums, pretty-in-pink by the Spree? This former arsenal houses
itself, although the works inside are not to be missed. Whether many clustered on Museumsinsel (Museum Island), the German History Museum, with its dazzling new exten-
you want to visit one or all, Museuminsel offers the avid or the at the Kulturforum next to Potsdamer Platz, and near sion designed by architect I.M. Pei. QOpen 10:00 - 18:00.
temperate museum-goer a number of impressive collections Schloß Charlottenburg, include audio guides and have Admission €5.
of art, history and ethnology, covering many facets of ancient a combined ticket system (see the ticket options). The
and oriental culture, as well as their cross-overs into modernity. free Museum infoline (tel. 90 26 99 444) has all details Gemäldegalerie E-4, Matthäikir chpl. 8, TG,
One of the museums is closed for long-term renovations, about all Berlin museums. MPotsdamer Pl., tel. 266 29 51, w w w.museen-
but the Bodemuseum has been gathering interest since its berlin.de. Berlin’s largest ar t museum has 72 rooms
reopening in October 2006. Admission to the museums is Bauhaus Archiv D-4, Klingelhöf er str. 14, TG, full of works spannin g th e 13 th to 18 th cen turies.
free during the last four hours on Thursday. MNollendorfplatz, tel. 254 00 20, www.bauhaus. German masters include Dürer, Cranach the Elder, and
de. Sick of centuries of decorative design, a group of Holbein. The Italian works of Botticelli, Titian, Raphael
Alte Nationalgalerie G-3, Bodestr. 1-3, MI, MHacke- young architects in Dessau under Walter Gropius started and others are from the 13th to 16th centur y, those
scher Markt, tel. 20 90 55 77, www.smb.museum. the Bauhaus movement, believing firmly that by bringing of the Du tch from the 15th and 16th centuries. The
Cézanne, Rodin, Monet, Degas and Liebermann are some of design (and foremostly the architecture and furnishing of Rembrandt collection, one of the world’s largest, has
the artists whose works hang around this museum of 19th- homes) back to the basics would improve life. The group 16 works. Q Open 10:00 - 18:00, Thu 10:00 - 22:00.
century art. Head to the top floor for the German Romantics. was joined by big names such as Paul Klee, Wassily Kan- Closed Mon. Admission €8/€4.
The temple-like structure itself was built in 1876, and is sur- dinsky, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, and was influenced by
rounded by a beautifully battered collonade. QOpen 10:00 Piet Mondriaan and Marc Chagall. Bauhaus’ top years were Hamburger Bahnhof E-2, Invalidenstr. 50-51,
- 18:00, Thu 10:00 - 22:00. Closed Mon. Admission €8/4. in the late 1920s. Soon after, Nazi politics put an end to TG, MLehr ter Bahnhof, tel. 39 78 34 12, w w w.
the liberties of the group, which was branded ‘culturally hamburgerbahnhof.de. If trains still stopped in this
Altes Museum G-3, Am Lustgarten, MI, MHackescher bolshevistic’ and it was forced to move to Berlin. Many conver ted station, now a modern ar t museum, it surely
Markt, tel. 20 90 55 77, www.smb.museum. This members emigrated to the USA before the war broke would have more visitors. But those curious about the
neoclassic building by Prussia’s star architect Karl Friedrich out, and work was continued there. This museum holds expressiveness of a sculpture made of animal tallow
Schinkel was custom-made for the art collection of the royal a large room with examples of Bauhaus interiors, models (Joseph Beu ys) or urban d wellers fi xated by bars of
Hohenzollerns of Berlin in 1830. Classical antiquities became of buildings and a collection of original furniture, including neon lighting (Dan Flavin) should make the effor t to get
the focus in 1904, and today the ground floor of the museum Marcel Breuer’s famous 1926 steel tube chair. Bauhaus’ here. Andy Warhol and Marcel Duchamp are the other
uses pottery and sculptures to take you on a well-presented influence on everyday design is immense - after a visit familiar stars of this post-1960s collection. Q Open
tour through ancient Greek history. Upstairs is the temporary here, you’ll start noticing it every where. Q Open 10:00 10:00 - 18:00, Sat 11:00 - 20:00, Sun 11:00 - 18:00.
home to the Egyptian Museum (same ticket). QOpen 10:00 - 17:00. Closed Tue. Admission Wed-Fri €6/3, Sat-Mon Closed Mon. Admission €8/4.
- 18:00, Wed 10:00.22:00. Admission €8/4. €7/4 (including audio guide in German, English, French,
Italian or Spanish).
Bode Museum G-3, Monbijoubrücke, MI, MHacke- Memorials
scher Markt, tel. 266 36 66, www.smb.museum. After Berlinische Galerie G-4, Alte Jakobstr. 124-128, KB,
a long restoration, the opulent Bode Museum has reopened, MHallesches Tor, tel. 78 90 26 00, www.berlinisch- Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe
once again making available a variety of beautiful artefacts egalerie.de. This museum for modern art, photography, F-3, Ebertstr, corner Behrenstr, MI, MUnter den
ranging from sculpture and European painting collections, architecture, and artist archives concentrates 120 years worth Linden, www.holocaust-mahnmal.de. This bluntly
many religious and/or morbid, to the Byzantine wing, which of- of creativity forged in Berlin. Artists represent the Secession, named memorial avoids any vagueness surrounding
fers insight into the daily life of a disappeared culture (including Expressionist, Dada, New Objectivity movements, and those the term Holocaust. Six million Jews are estimated to
a popular contemporary gambling machine). QOpen 10:00 representing divided Berlin. Giants of German art include have been killed by the Nazis during the Holocaust and
- 18:00, Thu 10:00 - 22:00. Admission €8/4. Heinrich Zille, Otto Dix, George Grosz, Hannah Höch and Wolf this site serves as Germany’s national memorial to
Vostell. A much-needed addition to the museum scene. QOpen those victims. The design by American architect Peter
Eg yptian Museum G-3, Am Lustgar ten, MI, 10:00 - 18:00. Closed Tue. Admission €6/3. Every 1st Monday Eisenmann consists of 2,700 concrete pillars of varying
MHackescher Markt, tel. 20 90 55 77, www.smb. of the month: €2. height, creating an undulating landscape that fills two
museum. Until the adjacent Neues Museum is finished in city blocks. The memorial has an undergound informa-
2009, the excellent Egyptian Museum and Papyrus Collec- Dalí - The Exhibition F-4, Leipziger Platz 7, MPots- tion centre. Q Memorial open 24 hours. Admission
tion are housed on the top floor of the Altes Museum build- damer Platz, tel. (+49)(0) 18 05 10 33 23, www. free. Information Centre open Tue-Sun 10:00-19:00
ing (ticket valid for both). The best and most spectacular daliberlin.de. The master of surreal, Salvador Dalí, left a (Oct - March, last admission 18:15) and Tue-Sun 10:00-
Egyptian finds are displayed here, including the famous rich heritage of amazing artworks when he went to molten- 20:00 (April - Sept, last admission 19:15).Closed 24 to
busts of Queen Nefertiti and King Echnaton. QOpen 10:00 watch land himself, and now over 400 exhibits can be 26 Dec, 31 Dec and 1 Jan.
- 18:00, Thu 10:00 - 22:00. Admission €8/4. viewed at this permanent exhibition near Postdamer Platz.
See true genius and craftsmanship in the many paintings, Neue Wache F-3, Unter den Linden 4, MI, MFried-
Pergamon Museum G-3, Am Kupfergraben, MI, sketches, books, films, objects, and documents that are richstr.. Germany’s national war memorial is housed
MHackescher Markt, tel. 20 90 55 55, www.smb. on show here. QOpen 12:00 - 20:00, Sun 10:00 - 20:00. within the former royal guard house of the Prussians.
museum. The Pergamon has the best of Berlin’s classical Admission €11/9. The neoclassic building (1819) was the first commis-
antiquities: the Greek Pergamon Altar, the market gate of sion the famed Karl Friedrich Schinkel received in Berlin.
Miletus and the blue-tiled Ishtar Gate and processional Deutsche Guggenheim F-3, Unter den Linden 13- The sole image inside is that of a woman cradling her
way from Babylon. The Pergamon Altar’s enormous frieze 15, MI, MFranzösische Str., tel. 202 09 30, www. son, though the son is an adult and has presumably
depicts the battle between the gods and the giants, with deutsche-guggenheim-berlin.de. Distancing itself as far lost his life on the battlefield. The sculpture is an en-
gals like Athena, Aphrodite and Artemis wiping out their as possible from the conservative financial image, Deutsche largement of a pieta by Käthe Kollwitz, a Berlin artist
opponents like robed Charlie’s Angels. Near-East antiqui- Bank in a unique joint venture with the Solomon R. Gug- who was the first woman to allowed membership to
ties, with an emphasis on Assyria and Iran, and Islamic genheim Foundation, hosts world renowned contemporary the Prussian Academy of Art in 1919. The inscription
art, including the great Mshatta palace facade round artists in solo shows in this exhibition space designed by in front of the sculpture reads To the victims of war and
out the museum’s treasure chest. The audioguide has Richard Gluckman. Four annual art exhibitions span classic tyranny. Above it is an open skylight that was added in
an instructive 30-minute highlights tour. QOpen 10:00 - modernism to contemporary works. QOpen 10:00 - 20:00, 1931, when the building first became a war memorial.
18:00, Thu 10:00 - 22:00. Admission €8/4. Thu 10:00 - 22:00. Admission €4/3, free Mon. Free guided QOpen 10:00 - 18:00.
tours at 18:00.

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The Berlinische Galerie


BERLIN’S MUSEUM OF MODERN ART, reputation, has won the ‘ Vat ten fall
PHOTOGRAPHY AND ARCHITECTURE. Contemporary 2010’ award. The artist
The Berlinische Galerie is one of the impressed the jur y with his lavishly
newest museums in the German capital produced film installations, in which he
and collects art from Berlin dating from portrays paradox and irrational aspects of
1870 to the present day – with both a local everyday life with opulent imagery.
and international focus. Its outstanding
collections include Dada Berlin, the Neue M a r i a n n e B r e s l a u e r. M o m e n t s
Sachlichkeit (New Objectivity) and the unnoticed. Photographs 1927 – 1936
Eastern European avant-garde. The art Until 1 November 2010
of the divided and reunified city of Berlin Marianne Breslauer (1909 – 2001) was
provides another focus. active as a photographer between 1927
and 1936. Her photographs reflect the
Karl Arnold. “Hoppla, we’re alive!” atmosphere of the Weimar Republic
Berlin images from the 1920s and its cosmopolitan arts scene. She
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“to capture the bizarreness of this crazy Schweiz, Winterthur.elements of a new aesthetic movement
city.” With his assured drawing skills and that developed in the 1920s, known as
the cool gaze of a detached observer, ‘Neues Sehen’ (New Vision).
Arnold portrayed his characters and scenes from Berlin
life for a wide audience. Spotlight collection - The Ursula Sax donation.
Until 27 September 2010
Julian Rosefeldt. Living in Oblivion. Vattenfall With stone, wood, metal and clay sculptures, flags and
Contemporary 2010 performance costumes, as well as drawings and prints,
Until 18 October 2010 the exhibition presents a selection of Ursula Sax’s (*1935)
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(*1965), who has now established an international impressively diverse oeuvre.

Jewish Museum F-4, Lindenstr. 9-14, KB, Martin-Gropius-Bau F-4, Niederkirchnerstr. 7, KB,
MHallesches Tor, tel. 25 99 33 00, www.jmberlin. MPotsdamer Pl., tel. 25 48 60, www.gropiusbau.de.
de. The famous zinc-plated fortress designed by Daniel Dusty pink brick, gilded mosaics, stucco work run riot - this
Libeskind contains a moving perspective on the many is the work of Great Uncle Gropius, not Walter ‘Bauhaus’
ways in which German life and Jewish history are intricately Gropius. Completed in 1881, the beauty once held an arts
interwoven. The interior contains dark ‘voids’ for contempla- and crafts museum and nothing on the touristy block can
tion, but the exhibits cover much more than the Holocaust hold a candle to it. Today the Martin-Gropius-Bau hosts
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chapter of Jewish history in Germany. All texts are also
in English. Q Open 10:00 - 20:00, Mon 10:00 - 22:00.
excellent touring shows. QOpen 10:00 - 20:00. Closed Tue.
Admission €7.50/6.
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Admission €5/2.50, changing exhibitions €4/2; combined BASKMAN
ticket €7/3.50. Museum für Asiatische Kunst (Asian art museum) D
Lansstraße 8, Berlin- Dahlem, MDahlem-Dorf, tel. 830 B EC ESK I N
Kennedy Museum F-3, Pariser Plat z 4a, MI, 14 38, www.smb.museum. Alongside special exhibitions LI B DOV A
MUnter den Linden, tel. 20 65 35 70, www.theken-
nedys.de. On 26 June 1963, US President John F. Kennedy
dealing with everything from Qing-dynasty painting to archi-
tecture, this museum has an impressive permanent collection VE ON E
visited Berlin. He peered over the Wall at Brandenburger of Indian, Chinese, Japanese and Korean art and archaeology. ST
Tor, and, impressed after looking totalitarianism in the Each tradition has its own gallery, and in the centre, a room
eyes, scribbled some last-minute amendments to his dedicated to Buddhist art. Chinese and Japanese painting
famous speech. This note with the phonetically spelled
words Ish bin ein Bearliener is now on display, together
with the suitcase he held when he was shot in Texas a
and calligraphy are of special interest, as well as Japanese
woodcuts. QOpen 10:00 - 18:00, Sat, Sun 11:00 - 18:00.
Closed Mon. Admission €6/3.
BERLIN’S
few months later, and hundreds of photos documenting
the Kennedy family’s histor y. Q Open 10:00 - 18:00.
Admission €7/3,50.
Naturkundemuseum (Natural history museum)
F-2, Invalidenstr. 43, tel. 20 93 85 91, w w w.
MUSEUM OF
Märkisches Museum (City Museum) G-3,
Am Köllnischen Park 5, MMärkisches Museum,
naturkundemuseum-b erlin.de. All th e wonders of
nature under one roof; a grand collection illustrating the
evolution of life as well as the diversity and beauty of
MODERN ART

Foto: Nina Straßgütl


tel. 24 00 21 62, w w w.stadtmuseum.de. B erlin’s nature. Due to renovations, the largest mounted dinosaur
ci t y museum is set in an impressi ve purpose-buil t in the world and some of his friends are off-limits, but BERLINISCHE GALERIE
c ompl ex emula tin g l o cal archi te c tural s t yl e s an d then there’s still the aardvarks, the early 20th-century Alte Jakobstraße 124 – 128, 10969 Berlin
donn e d wi th a bri ck tower. Insid e, B erlin’s cul tural dioramas, meteorites, the most famous fossil of Earth Wed – Mon 10 –18 Uhr, www.berlinischegalerie.de
histor y wi th exhibi tions ab ou t di verse aspe cts of li fe history (the ancient bird Archaeopteryx lithographica),
in th e ci t y is displaye d in 50 rooms. Q Open 10:00 giant shells and the gorilla Bobby from the primates hall.
- 18:00, We d 12:00 - 20:00. Close d Mon. Admission Q Open 09:30 - 17:00, Sat, Sun 10:00 - 18:00. Closed
€4/2, We d fre e. Mon. Admission €6/€3.50.

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Neue Nationalgalerie E-4, Potsdamer Str. 50, TG, are works by Matisse and Klee. After the audio guide’s
MPotsdamer Pl., tel. 266 26 51, www.museen-berlin. voice gives the interpretation of a work, you sometimes Panoramapunkt
de. You’d think that the art world had gone to minimalist hear the brittle with age, German accent of collector
extremes when passing Mies van der Rohe’s empty glass Heinz Berggruen himself, sharing an anecdote regarding It takes just 20 seconds on Europe’s fastest elevator to get
box of a museum; the 20th century treasures are all un- the artists he knew personally. Q Open 10:00 - 18:00. shot up to Berlin’s best viewpoint, on the 25th floor of this
derground. It was here that the wildly successful “MoMA Closed Mon. Admission €8/€4. red brick skyscraper. Architect Hans Kollhoff’s magnificent
in Berlin” exhibit was on view 24 hours during its last three 1930s-inspired building refers to New York’s skyscraping
days. Now that the guest exhibit is gone, the permanent Schloss Charlottenburg A-3, Spandauer Damm glory days but also resembles the Berlin bear, complete
collection greats: Otto Dix, Georg Grotz, Paul Klee, Was- 20-24, CB, MRichard-Wagner-Platz, Sophie-Char- with a golden crown. On the top floors there’s a short film
sily Kandinsky, Picasso and Leger, among others, can lotte-Pl., tel. 32 09 14 40, www.museen-berlin.de. and an exhibition about the amazing history of Potsdamer
make themselves at home again. QOpen 10:00 - 18:00, The largest royal residence in Berlin is Schloss Charlot- Platz square, which went from a world-class entertainment
Thu 10:00 - 22:00, Sat, Sun 11:00 - 18:00. Closed Mon. tenburg, named for Prussia’s first queen. Though it began area to a Wall-divided wasteland and back again within
Admission €6/3. as a modest summer palace in 1695, today’s version, a generation. The café and rooftop terrace offer great
distinguished by its 505-meter length and central tower, close-up views of Berlin’s highlights: Brandenburger Tor,
Photography museum (Helmut New ton Stif- took its final form in 1790. You can tour the luxurious and the Holocaust memorial, Unter den Linden, the former Wall
tung) C-4, Jebensstr. 2, CB, MZoologischer Garten, largely Rococo and Baroque apartments where an eye- zone and Tiergarten park. On lazy summer days, closing
tel. 20 90 55 55. The late fashion photographer Helmut glazing number of royal Friedrichs and Wilhelms resided. time is postponed for sunset.
Newton fled Berlin with his Jewish family in the 1930s but Also here is the largest collection of 18th century French
his love for his hometown remained. Berlin has the honour painting outside France plus a beautiful Baroque garden
of giving him his final resting place this year, as well as landscape, mausoleum, and Belvedere teahouse with a
opening this new museum, made up of 1,000 photographs porcelain exhibition. Arriving via bus N°109 or 210 will
he donated to the city before his death. Only 250 works save you a 15-minute walk from any of the nearest S- and
will be on view at a time. QOpen 10:00 - 18:00. Closed U-Bahn stations. Q Open Old Palace 09:00 - 17:00. New
Mon. Admission €6. Wing 10:00 - 17:00. Closed Mon. Admission Old Palace
€10, New Wing €6.
Sammlung Berg gruen B-3, Schloßstr. 1, CB,
$5&+(1+2/'67(51:$57( M Sophie-Charlotte-Pl., tel. 326 95 80, w w w. Technical Museum (Deutsches Technikmuseum)
museen-berlin.de. Picasso fans should not miss this F-4, Trebbiner Str. 9, MGleisdreieck, tel. (+49)(0)30
collection. The artist’s blue and red periods are well rep- 90 25 40, www.stdb.de. Unmistakably recognisable from
'(876&+(67(&+1,.086(80 resented, as are portraits of his lovers. Providing variety the U-Bahn by the Douglas C-47 plane suspended above
the new aeronautics building, this is a huge complex set in
and around an old freight station rail depot, with technical
6&,(1&(&(17(563(&7580 Deutsches Technikmuseum exhibitions, the Spectrum science centre with 250 hands-on © Landesarchiv Berlin
experiments, and a park with a Dutch windmill and a brewery.
QOpen 09:00 - 17:30, Sat, Sun 10:00 - 18:00. Closed Mon. Potsdamer Platz 1, TG, tel. (+49)(0)30 25 29 43
Visit the Deutsches Technikmuseum (German Technol-
=(,66*52663/$1(7$5,80 ogy Museum) for an eventful and enjoyable journey of Admission €4.50/2.50. 72, info@panoramapunkt.de, www.panoramapunkt.
de.QOpen 10:00-20:00. Admission €5,50/4, audioguide
discovery through the cultural history of technology. €2,50.
The museum presents a broad spectrum of old and Temporäre Kunsthalle Berlin G-2, Schlossfreiheit
=8&.(5086(80 new technology and demonstrates the various historical 1, MI, MAlexanderplatz, tel. (+49)(0)30 25 76 20
connections to culture and everyday life. The collection 40, www.kunsthalle-berlin.com. The temporary blue-
includes aviation and space flight objects, a huge variety and-white hall on Berlin’s historical Schlossplatz square reptiles and amphibians of all shapes, colours and sizes can
of trains, film technology, and the world’s first computers is Berlin’s foremost location for international exhibitions be viewed at close quarters in landscape basins and tanks.
built by Konrad Zuse. The large museum park – contain- of contemporary art for the next two years. Apart from Highlights for most children are the blacktip reef sharks and
offering exhibition space, the cube can be used as a pro- the crocodiles, though the jellyfish, corals and the rare lizard-
:::6'7%'( ing two windmills, a water mill and a brewery – is an oasis
of green. Spectrum, the neighbouring science centre,
has more than 250 experiments for discovering physical
jection screen - both inside and out. Inside, there’s also
the Fiedrichs restaurant and the König bookshop, selling
like tuatara also deserve attention. The kids will love you
forever if their visit if it coincides with the daily feeding times;
phenomena through play. art-related publications. QOpen 11:00 - 18:00, Thu 11:00 polar bears at 10:30, penguins at 13:45, wolves and bears
)25',6&29(5(56 - 21:00. Admission free. at 14:00, monkeys and pelicans at 15:30. At the aquarium,
the sharks, rays and other large fish get fed every second
The Picasso Story F-3, Behrenstrasse 42, MI, tel. Mon at 15:00, and the crocodiles have dinner on Mon and
(+49)(30)544 45 55, www.exponuevo.de. A fresh, en- Thu at 13:30. QOpen 09:00 - 18:30. Admission €12/9 for
tertaining exhibition about Pablo Picasso and the period he zoo or aquarium, combined €18/14.
lived in, focussing on the 1950s and 60s. In several theme
rooms, Picasso’s life story and the times he lived in are told
using graphics, drawings, 40 original pottery pieces, photos,
video clips and interactive screens. QOpen 10:00 - 18:00.
Admission €9,50/6.

Zoo & Aquarium


Zoologischer Garten C-4, Hardenbergpl. 8 and Bu-
dapester Str. 34, CB, MZoologischer Garten, tel. 25
40 10, www.zoo-berlin.de. Visitor numbers to Berlin’s
fantastic zoo have rocketed since the birth of Knut the polar
bear rocked the world - and in 2007, over 3 million people
visited, up 20% from 2006. There’s good reason too, even if
you’ve had enough of cuddly white bears; with some 14,000
animals of nearly 1400 species, it’s the most varied zoo in
the world. The kids will have their faces glued to the glass
for hours at the separate aquarium complex. Here, fish,

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Berlin City Tour tel. (+49)(0)30 68 30 26 41, www.


berlin-city-tour.de. Doubledecker buses with live English
commentary circle the main sights all day. The full tour lasts
1hr 45mins. Hop on at Tauntzienstraße 16, Town Hall or
Brandenburger Tor. Q Tickets €14/11/5.

Berlin Trails tel. (+49)(0)30 34 76 64 64, tours@


berlin-trails.com. See Berlin’s highlights by bus - a small
minivan with your guide at the steering wheel, that is. Choose
between several tours, from a 2,5hr classic city tour to the
full-on 8hr tour that includes bunkers and Stasi prisons.
Pick-ups from hotels and tailor-made trips possible.

City Safari tel. (+49)(30) 41 93 50 17, w w w.


citysafari-berlin.com. Hop onto one of the doubledecker
buses decked out in giraffe, zebra or tiger colours to see
the sights of Berlin. Tickets are available from the kiosks
Sightseeing tours at Brandenburger Tor, Hauptbahnhof, Potsdamer Platzand
It’s unnarrated, but the cheapest tour through town is on the Rotes Rathaus, as well as on the buses which run from
buses N°100 and 200. These public double-decker buses run 10:00-18:00 daily. Then hop on and off as you please,
between Zoo Bahnhof and Alexanderplatz, with the N°100 pass- and make use of a free boat tour. Commentary en route is
ing the Tiergarten and Reichstag and the N°200 taking a slightly provided in 12 languages, and there’s video too for viewing
more southern route via the embassy area and Potsdamer images of old Berlin. Q Tickets €20/10.
Platz before converging on Unter den Linden. A two hour tour
(€18) on the yellow, double-decker City Circle bus runs every Severin & Kühn tel. (+49)(0)30 880 41 90, www.
15 minutes. Select your language of choice for the recorded berlinerstadtrundfahrten.de. Big doubledecker buses
narration piped in through headphones. You can jump on and depart every 15 minutes to do the two-hour ‘city circle’ tour
off at the 14 stops between 10:00 - 18:00. Kurfürstendamm which comes with commentary in ten languages. The ticket
216 and Alexanderplatz are the two starting points. is valid 24 hours and allows you to hop off at any of the 16
stops, to reboard when you feel like it. You can combine the
Air Service Berlin Schönefeld airport, tel. (+49)(0)30 of town (€99) in a beautifully restored 1944 Dakota DC-3, the tour with a river cruise for €29. Check the website for their
60 91 37 30/0180-570 87 08 (bookings), www.air- plane that helped Berliners beat the Soviet blockade, and that three-hour tour taking in all the sights, and various other trips.

FASTEST ELEVATOR IN EUROPE


service-berlin.de. If you’re a closet balloonist, or always had is a familiar sight in Berlin’s skies. You can also tour the city QTickets €18. Buses run from 10:00 - 15:00.
a special place in your heart for the DC-3, Air Service Berlin will by waterplane (starting from I-4, Treptower Park), helicopter
sweep you off your feet. You can go for an hour-long aerial tour and zeppelin. If that isn’t enough, you can also go skydiving.
Viewpoints
Berlin’s most visited viewpoint is the Reichstag dome
Berlin Underworlds (see Main sights), though better and unobstructed
views are to be had nearby from the newly opened
The Berliner Unterwelten Association allows you to experience Berlin´s history from an unusual perspective, through Panoramapunkt (see opposite). For ‘Food with a view’
its underground installations dating back to the Cold War, WWII or earlier. Though predominantly in the spaces below see the Restaurants chapter.
Berlin´s Gesundbrunnen station, tours are also offered in several other complexes usually not accessible to the public.
The various tours are held every day, except Tuesday and Wednesday, and most of the tours take place year round. Fernsehturm G-3, Panoramastr. 1a, MI, MAlexan-
With prior notification, tours can be arranged for groups at other times. derpl., tel. 242 33 33, www.berlinerfernsehturm.
de. The skewered disco ball may well have been Socialist
Tours in English: Germany’s most innovative design, as its form predated the
Tour 1, Dark Worlds, a bunker from the Nazi era: year round Thu-Mon at 11:00, April to October daily at 11:00. light-throwing device of the ABBA era by about 10 years. The
Tour 2, The Flak Tower Humboldthain, buried under rubble; Apr-Oct: Thu at 13:00. 368-metre television broadcast tower, completed in 1969 and
Tour 3, Subways, bunkers and the Cold War; Sat-Mon year round at 13:00. 70m higher than the Eiffel tower, even has a restaurant with a
rotating floor (phone ahead for a table). Whether one’s in the
Tickets (no reservations, just show up) and the meeting point are at the southern entrance hall of the Gesundbrunnen station east or west, the tower’s round head peering over rooftops
(exit Humboldthain Park, Brunnenstraße). For more information contact www.berliner-unterwelten.de, tel. 49 91 05 17. certainly brings a level of humour to the skyline. Photos circling
the enclosed observation level point out the landmarks for
you. QOpen 10:00 - 24:00. Admission €9.50/€4.50.

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Walking & Bike tours
Berlin on Bike G-2, Knaackstr. 97, Kulturbrauerei,
PB, MEberswalderstr., tel. (+49)(0)30 43 73 99 99,
booking@berlinonbike.de, www.berlinonbike.de. Two

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guided bike-tours are offered between 1 April and 1 Novem-
ber. Choose between the Berlin Wall Tour (Tue, Thu, Sat at
11:00) which covers seven miles of the former death strip Potsdamer Platz 1
and includes a visit to one of the last border watchtowers;
and Berlin´s Best (Mon, Wed, Fri, Sun at 11:00) which
;gd\OYjYf\OO AAZmfc]jlgmjkaf=f_dak`KhYfak` cycles past the main sights. Tours start in court 4 of the daily 10 am - 8 pm
Kulturbrauerei, or join at the Berliner Bank on the corner of
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KmZoYq2?]kmf\Zjmff]f M0!$kgml`]jf]fljYf[]%`Yddœ:jmff]fkljYž])(0 rental bike, or €13 with your own. Bike rental without tour
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Deutsch-Russisches Museum Zwieseler Str. 4 (cor- Part of Berlin’s charm is its proud grittiness, but don’t chide
ner of Rheinstr.), MKarlshorst, tel. 50 15 08 41, www. yourself for being bourgeois if it gets to you - it got on the
museum-karlshorst.de. In the southeast, the building where nerves of Friedrich der Große (Frederick II the Great), too.
Germany signed its surrender in May 1945 now serves as the The ruler of Berlin (and all of Prussia) from 1740 to 1786
Deutsch-Russisches Museum Berlin-Karlshorst. More rooms built his favorite abode Sanssouci, outside Berlin in the
focus on World War II, but exhibits include Soviet relations to both town of Potsdam.
East and West Germany and ‘the presence of the war following
the war’. QOpen 10:00 - 18:00. Closed Mon. Admission free. Without a worry was the French name of his palace, though
thanks to considerable care taken by its architect Georg
Haus am Checkpoint Charlie (The Wall Museum) Wenzeslaus von Knobelsdorff, craftsmen, and artisans,
F-4, Friedrichstr. 43-45, KB, MKochstr., tel. 253 72 50, it is hailed as the Versailles of Germany. Sanssouci was
www.mauer-museum.com. A homespun Great Escape intended as a summer residence, and though Friedrich
museum of false trunks, tools, videos and stills of tunnel- stretched out the seasons he spent here, tourists don’t
digging - and a submarine - attest to necessity and desire have the same privilege: many buildings close between
being the mother of invention. Visit this museum for dramatic mid-October and April. The best attractions are open
stories of separated lovers, freedom-seeking families, and through winter - Park Sanssouci’s Schloss Sanssouci and
fed-up senior citizens in the GDR who eventually breached Neues Palais; and the Neuer Garten’s Marmorpalais and
the Wall. A worthwhile stop, though unfortunately, the poor Schloss Cecilienhof.
translations and outdated texts do little to illuminate the
events leading up to the Wall’s construction. The museum Besides the palaces and parks, the compact town’s centre,
also has art interpreting the concrete division of the city, an half faded and half restored, makes for a pleasant stroll. The
exhibit on human rights movements, and film screenings. Kolonie Alexandrowka is in a park along Puschkinallee,
QOpen 09:00 - 22:00. Admission €9.50/5.50. south of the rise to the Belevedere. Quaintly enough, the
log cabins here were built in 1826 for a 12-member Russian
Stasi Museum (Forschungs- und Gedenkstätte choir who had helped the Prussians fight Napoleon. Most
The physical division of Berlin during 28 years, and the Normannenstraße) Ruschestraße 103, Haus 1, FH, of the boys got homesick and eventually left. The redbrick
development of two completely separated cities on both MMagdalenenstr., tel. 553 68 54, www.stasimuseum. Holländisches Viertel (Dutch quarter) is another failed
sides of the Wall that ran between them, has led to huge de. East Germany’s State Security Service or Stasi was settlement, but a great place to get a meal and browse in
differences that cannot be erased in a matter of a few responsible for intelligence gathering both at home and some shops. Friedrich Wilhelm I built the small district in the
years. Here‘s an overview of sights that give insight into abroad. It spied on its own citizens, sometimes employing 1730s to attract Dutch craftsmen.
life with the Wall. the friends, colleagues, and family of those they wished to
keep an eye on. Today, this humble museum shows the office Potsdam basics
Alliiertenmuseum (Allied Museum) Clayallee 135, of Erich Mielke, the Stasi minister for 32 years, in its original Potsdam is just a thirty-minute ride on RE train N°1 or 3 from
ZD, MOskar-Helena-Heim, tel. 818 19 90, www.al- dull state. In the former cafeteria you can watch a video of central Berlin. From Potsdam’s Hauptbahnhof station take FLUXUS+ Museum Schiffbauergasse 4f, Potsdam, tel.
liiertenmuseum.de. The Allied Museum covers 50 years of Mielke testifying before a panel in 1989. Symbols of Com- bus N°695 to get to the city centre and Sansoucci park. More 0331 601 08 90, www.fluxus-plus.de. A new museum
West German-Allied (US, British, French) relations in the US munist kitsch can be found in one room, and documents in information: Postdam Tourist Information, Am Alten Markt 5, displaying changing exhibitions of private collections and lo-
Army movie house Outpost. The prize exhibit is the original German make up the bulk of the exhibits. English tours are tel. 0331 275 58 20, www.potsdam.de. cal artists, varying from books, prints and paintings to video
sentry box from the Checkpoint Charlie border crossing. available with advance request. QOpen 11:00 - 18:00, Sat, art. There’s a café with pleasant views of the park from the
QOpen 10:00 - 18:00. Closed Wed. Admission free. Sun 14:00 - 18:00. Admission €3.50. Park Sanssouci, tel. 0331 969 42 02, www.spsg.de. terrace in summer. QOpen 12:00 - 20:00. Closed Mon.
The low-lying rococo Schloss Sanssouci has a gorgeous Admission €7.50, Tues half price.
Berlin Wall Memorial F-2, Bernauer Str. 111, Trabi Safari F-3, Zimmerstr. 97, MStadtmitte, tel. 27 terraced approach. Its Bildergalerie wing features works
MNordbahnhof, tel. 464 10 30, www.berliner-mauer- 59 22 73, www.trabi-safari.de. East Germany’s cuddly by Rubens, Van Dijck and Caravaggio. On the opposite Marmorpalais, tel. 0331 969 42 46, www.spsg.
dokumentationszentrum.de. This excellent information two-stroke 26hp plastic car, recognisable by the charac- side are the Neue Kammern’s guest apartments. The de. First built in 1791 by the man who would next design
centre covers the Wall’s history in film, slides, and English teristic bem-bem sound and cloud of smoke, has nearly palace sits within the 290 hectares of Park Sanssouci, the Brandenburger Tor, this early classicist palace on the
text. German speakers can listen to the propaganda of the been wiped off the streets of Berlin. On a Trabi safari you which among other sights holds a botantical garden, the shore of Heiliger See was fussed over one last time in
Studio at the Barbed Wire broadcasts, which vans blasted are shown how to operate the revolver-like gearshift and Orangerie, Roman baths, the Chinese House, the Neues 1848. The fine furnishings and wares on exhibit include
via bullhorns to East German border guards between 1961 then off you go on an hour-long trip through the eastern Palais, and Karl Friedrich Schinkel’s Schloss Charlottenhof, Wedgewood ceramics. Q Open Sat, Sun 10:00 - 16:00.
and 1965. The guards often drowned out the message from part of town in a column of up to six farting Trabis. Choose whose interior is perhaps the best preserved example of Admission €2.
the West by playing music. A graffiti-free portion of preserved from a fleet of 60 colourful cars, zebra-striped, cabriolet Schinkel’s work. Each sight has its own separate admis-
Wall runs along Bernauer Straße; you can walk behind it and or streched. Find Trabi Safari at the Welt Balloon near sion charge and changing exhibits. A general information Schloss Cecilienhof , tel. 0331 969 42 44, www.
peer through a crack to see a preserved section of death Checkpoint Charlie. Q Open 10:00 - 18:00. Day trips office can be found at the historic windmill, between the spsg.de. Twentieth-centur y histor y was made when
strip. One stop by tram M10 from the S-Bahn station. QOpen 10:00-18:00, Night trips 20:00-24:00. From €30/person, Orangerie and Schloss Sanssouci. The hilltop Belvedere Stalin, Truman, and Attlee decided the future of post-
10:00 - 17:00. Closed Mon. Admission free. book in advance. auf dem Pfingstberg (open 10:00 - 20:00) is a romantic war Germany during the August 1945 conference at
folly lookout tower built according to plans of Friedrich Schloss Cecilienhof. This half-timber mansion between
Wilhelm IV and completed in 1863. QOpen 09:00 - 18:00. two lakes in the Neuer Garten was finished in 1917. In the
Closed Mon. Schloss Sanssouci is open 09:00 - 16:00, same park is the Marmorpalais. Q Open 09:00 - 17:00.
closed Mon. The guided tour costs €8; entrance to the Closed Mon. Admission €5 including Marmorpalais (open
park (open from dawn to dusk) is free. from 10:00).

Neues Palais, tel. 0331 96 94 255, www.spsg.de. Filmpark Babelsberg Großbeerenstr., MBabels-
Friedrich II preferred the simpler Schloss Sanssouci, but berg, tel. 0331 721 27 50, www.filmpark.de. Over
this was the palace in which his descendants Wilhelm I 3,000 films have been shot at the famous Babelsberg
and Wilhelm II razzled and dazzled guests. Use the English- UFA/DEFA studios, including Fri tz Lang’s Metropolis
language text (€10 deposit) as you follow the German (1927). Th e th em epark surroundin g th e studios is
guide through studies, bedrooms, and party rooms. The great for children and adults. Though the topics may be
stone- and shell-encrusted Muschel Saal is like a grotto unfamiliar to foreigners, there’s enough action to keep
from The Little Mermaid, and amongst so many chande- you amused, including stunt, animal and pirate shows,
liers on two floors, it’s Karl Friedrich Schinkel’s ‘crown of studio tours and ‘behind the scenes’ insights into spe-
kings’ that stands out. QOpen 09:00 - 16:00. Closed Fri. cial effects through the years. Q Open 10:00 - 18:00.
Admission €5. Admission €17/15,50.

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ness event to a birthday party - and can take you just about Berlin has many exciting things to do that will keep both
anywhere on Berlin’s waterways. Ride near to the waves in the adults and offspring happy. There are countless Berlin Zoo
the rustic open Oskar, built in 1930, which seats 16 people theatre shows suitable for children, fun family city tours
and has a canvas top. You’ll look dashing with dark sunglasses organised by the tourist office, and many museums Visitor numbers to
and a flowing scarf on the elegant Italian Afrodite, a pink put on special events and tours for children - there Berlin’s fantastic zoo have
beauty from 1950; this ship provides cushioned banquette are even some museums made specially for kids. Join rocketed since the birth
seating and space for elaborate picnics. And there are more Berlin In Your Pocket on a tour of Berlin’s best childrens’ of Knut the polar bear
elegant boats to choose from. The website is in German, but attractions. rocked the world – and
the office staff speak English. Prices depend on what kind of in 2007, over 3 million
tour you want and on food and drinks served. Charlottchen restaurant people visited, up 20%
A unique restaurant and theatre specially for children from 2006. There’s good
Reederei Riedel tel. (+49)(0)30 693 46 46, www. and th eir parents. Drop by with th e kids for tast y reason too, even if you’ve had enough of cuddly white
reederei-riedel.de. Join an informative voyage around the meals, the indoor playground with slides and a castle, bears; with some 14,000 animals of nearly 1400
city centre in one of Riedel’s panorama ships, accompanied and the regular theatre shows and other events. Call species, it’s the most varied zoo in the world. The kids
with multi-lingual audio guide texts. The three-hour tour ahead or visit the website to find out when the next will have their faces glued to the glass for hours at the
takes you beneath 63 bridges, through locks, past all the childrens’ theatre, puppet or clown show will take place. separate aquarium complex. Here, fish, reptiles and
city centre highlights, plus the red brick Oberbaumbrücke, Charlottchen (‘little Charlotte’) is also special for giving amphibians of all shapes, colours and sizes can be
Kreuzberg’s park areas and Potsdamer Platz. The 1,5-hour several handicapped people the chance to work in a viewed at close quarters in landscape basins and tanks.
tour floats by the highlights of the city. Embark at one of normal company. Highlights for most children are the blacktip reef sharks
ten piers. Charlottchen, Droysenstr. 1, tel. 324 47 17, www. and the crocodiles, though the jellyfish, corals and the
mosaik-services.de/686.0.html. Open daily from 10:00. rare lizard-like tuatara also deserve attention. The kids
Reederei Winkler tel. (+49)(0)30 349 95 95, will love you forever if their visit if it coincides with the
info@reedereiwinkler.de, www.reedereiwinkler.de. Cinestar CineKidz daily feeding times; polar bears at 10:30, penguins at
Winkler’s ships start longer tours at the Schloßbrücke in The special family cinema inside the ALEXA mall Kindercity 13:45, wolves and bears at 14:00, monkeys and pelicans
Charlottenburg, with the one-hour tours departing next to complex shows children’s films in daytime hours. The at 15:30. At the aquarium, the sharks, rays and other
Friedrichstraße train station. The longer tours take in the screening room has seats that can be adapted in height large fish get fed every second Mon at 15:00, and the
city’s bridges and sights by day, lasting 3 hours, though for smaller children, and there’s space with cushions at the crocodiles have dinner on Mon and Thu at 13:30.
one doubles back past the city’s main sights while the front for them to sit or lie too. Note that most films will be
other makes a round loop (and though it may pass less dubbed in German. Berlin Zoo & Aquarium, Budapester Str. 32,
spectacular sights, the parts of the city are no less scenic). Cinestar CineKidz, ALE X A am Alexanderplatz, S-Bahn Zoologischer Garten, tel. 25 40 10, www.
Another tour shows you the city lights by night. Narration Grunerstr. 20, tel. 30 87 43 90, www.kindercity.de. aquarium-berlin.de. Open 09:00-16:00. Admission
is bilingual on the short tours, otherwise English texts are (zoo and aquarium) €18/14; only zoo or aquarium
available. Q Departures at 10:15, 11:00, 14:15 and 15:00. Labyrinth Kindermuseum €12/9.
Tickets from €8,50-17. This children’s museum encourages kids to ‘learn
by doing’. The current award-winning exhibition has
Star-Line tel. (+49)(0)30 28 87 77 93, w w w. them solving problems, understanding correlations
After flowing a bucolic 400km from the Czech border starlineschifffahrt.de. A one-ship company, Star-Line and learning about humankind’s place in the wider Naturkundemuseum
region to Berlin, the Spree River goes out with a bang offers the 3-hour Bridges Tour twice by day and once in the worl d. Wi th l ots o f a c ti ve an d intera c ti ve gam es, The sight of the largest mounted dinosaur in the world, a
before disappearing into the Havel River in the Spandau evening. A GPS-activated audio guide provides multi-lingual mirrors, puzzles, numbers and letters, the museum Brachiosaurus brancai, will have both children and parents
district. Cutting a southeast to northwest passage through commentary of what’s gliding by. The Blue Star sets off from of fers hours of fun for children and parents. Note astounded – and Berlin’s wonderful natural history museum
the city, the river provides tremendous views of the urban Märkisches Ufer (near Märkisches Museum U-Bahn station) that it’s a shoes-of f museum – bring com fy warm has much more. Poke fun at the aardvarks, learn about
landscape, including the Berlin Cathedral, the Reichstag and stops an hour later at the Caprivi Brücke, near Schloss socks or slippers! meteorites, see the world’s most famous fossil (the ancient
and government district and the Berlin Wall between Charlottenburg. You can choose this short ride, or continue Labyrinth Kindermuseum, Fabrik Osloer Straße, bird Archaeopteryx lithographica), and teach children all
Ostbahnhof and Warschauer Straße. Some of the Spree for the next two hours. Q Daily at 10:45 and 14:45 from Osloer Straße 12, tel. 800 93 1150, www.labyrinth- about the evolution of life on earth, as well as the diversity
is diverted along park-lined canals and the city has more Märkisches Ufer, 1,5 hours (€13/11). Evening cruise on kindermuseum.de. Open 13:00-18:00, Sun 11:00-18:00, and beauty of nature.
bridges than those boastful cities Venice and Amsterdam. weekdays from May at 19:00, €14/12. Mon closed. Admission €4/3,50. Naturkundemuseum, Invalidenstr. 43, MI, tel. 20 93
Taking in the city from the top deck of a cruise boat is a 85 91, www.naturkundemuseum-berlin.de. Open 09:30-
great way to spend a few hours. A waiter takes orders for Stern und Kreisschiffahrt tel. (+49)(0)30 536 36 00, LOXX Miniaturwelten 17:00, Sat, Sun 10:00-18:00, Monday closed. Admission
beer, meals, snacks and ice cream. The captain or a guide www.sternundkreis.de. 29 vessels conducting 20 different E xp e r i e n c e B e r l i n a n d m o re i n m i n i a tu re, a t t h e €6/3.50.
narrates (often in German only), but you’ll get the idea tours on the waterways of Berlin and surroundings. popular LOXX model train exposition inside the ALE XA
when passing a great-looking building. shopping centre on Alexanderplatz. The 750 square Osteria No. 1 restaurant
Boats offering similar 3.5-hour “Brücke” (Bridges) tours meters of landscapes that took over 400,000 man After letting the children run around Kreuzberg’s Viktoriapark,
leave from various landing spots. To reach the Märkisches Reederei Winkler hours to build has already attracted over 700,000 there’s no better place to head for a snack or meal than the
Ufer landing (G-2), take the U-Bahn to Märkisches Mu- people, and has immaculately recreated city districts, child-friendly Osteria N°1 restaurant. Apart from catering
seum, walk to the water and turn right; the landing is by Winkler’s ships start their longer tours at the Schloß- buildings, city lighting and naturally lots of model trains well to parents, they’re wonderful with children. No boredom
the Angolan and Brazilian embassies. Similar tours start brücke in Charlottenburg, with the one-hour tours de- zooming around. Th ere’s even a miniature airpor t allowed on the pleasant green terrace.
from the bridges Jannowitzbrücke (H-2; S- and U-Bahn parting next to Friedrichstraße train station. The longer with planes taxiing around, and the US presidential Osteria N°1, Kreuzbergerstr. 71, KB, M Mehringdamm,
Jannowitzbrücke) and Kottbusser Brücke (H-4; next to café tours take in the city’s bridges and sights by day, lasting airplane arriving. tel. 786 91 62, www.osteria-uno.de. Open 12:00-24:00.
Ankerklause, near U-Bahn Schönleinstraße). 3 hours, though one doubles back past the city’s main LOXX am Alex, Miniatur Welten Berlin, Alexa-Center,
Tours lasting 1 to 1.5 hours depart regularly from two boat sights while the other makes a round loop (and though 3rd floor, Grunerstr. 20, tel. 44 72 30 22, www.loxx- Spectrum Science Centre
landings near Hackescher Markt (G-2), on the east side of it may pass less spectacular sights, the parts of the city berlin.de. Open 10:00-19:00. F-4, Möckernstraße 26, KB (Technical Museum),
Museum Island. Another company leaves from the west are no less scenic). The evening tour shows you the city MGleisdreieck, tel. (+49)(0)30 90 25 42 84, www.
side of the island, opposite the pink-coloured German lights by night. Narration is bilingual on the short tours, Magic Mountain sdtb.de. Four floors of science within the Technikmuseum
History Museum (G-2). A third place to begin a short tour is otherwise English texts are available. Have the kids lose some energy on Berlin’s best indoor complex. Great for inquisitive children who can do 250
behind the Haus der Kulturen der Welt (E-2), which has its climbing wall. Have them climb (charmingly called klettern hands-on experiments with sound, light and air, answer-
own bus stop in Tiergarten. Departures at 10:10, 11:00, 14:15 and 15:00. in German) up sheer walls, secured by ropes and under ing questions like why the sky is blue, what happens if
Tickets from €9-17. Reederei Winkler, tel. +49 supervision of professionals. you stand between parallel mirrors, and how to play a
M.S. Schiffskontor tel. (+49)(0)30 61 62 93 87, 30 349 95 95, info@reedereiwinkler.de, www. Böttgerstr. 20-26, U/S Gesundbrunnen, tel. 88 71 57 laser guitar, and more.QOpen Tue-Fri 09:00-17:30, Sat,
www.schiffskontor.de. This charter service company with reedereiwinkler.de. 90, www.magicmountain.de. Open 12:00-24:00, Thu Sun 10:00-18:00, Mon closed. Admission (with Technical
antique boats can cater to any occasion - from a relaxed busi- 10:00-24:00, Sat, Sun 11:00-22:00. Admission €14/7. Museum) €4,50/2,50.

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You could ruin a good set of heels window-shopping in


Berlin. Antiques bubble.kid berlin
Stroll Kurfürstendamm, particularly between Uhlandstr. Antique stores cluster so conveniently together that it
and Adenauerpl., for Versace, Jil Sander, Gucci, and Sonia takes all the fun out of having a private driver. Keithstr., The summer collection of this
Rykiel. If you’re looking for something other than the same a two-minute walk from U-Bahn station Wittenbergpl., fresh German-designed children’s
old same old, follow Berliners to the boutiques of Annette is lined with shops. The area around Nollendorfpl. - clothing brand is inspired by
Peterman and Nanna Kuckuck on Bleibtreustr. Eisenacher Str., Motzstr., and Nollendorfstr. - is another brilliant sunshine and the colours
With the exception of Berlin’s proudest department store, centre of dust-collection. The holdings of the shops or flowers, grass and fruit. For
Kaufhaus des Westens (KaDeWe, ‘Department store of along Georgenstr. can’t be too precious because their girls there’s cheerful urban wear
the west’), Tauentzienstr. is lined with mass market retail roof is the S-Bahn track between Hackescher Markt and with a touch of nostalgia, boys
stores. KaDeWe has an excellent selection of foods as Friedrichstr. get kitted out in classic-looking clothes with sporty
well as a vast array of services, from umbrella repair to details, stripes and green colours. For babies there are
tailoring. soft overalls, blouses and shirts in hot pink, sappy green
Mitte’s credit card trail is Friedrichstr., between Unter Books and sea colours that go well with the range of baby jeans.
den Linden and Stadtmitte. Tank-size Bentleys and Berlin Story F-3, Unter den Linden 26, MI, MFriedrich- Rosa-Luxemburg-Strasse 7, U-Bahn Alexanderplatz,
costly ounces of French perfume now define the street str., tel. 20 45 38 42. The city is the muse of Berlin Story, tel. 94 40 42 52, www.bubble-kid.de.QOpen Mon-Fri
where Soviets and Americans faced off in the Cold War. which has souvenirs in addition to books about and guides to 11:30-19:00, Sat 11:30-16:00.
The Friedrichstadtpassagen and Galeries Lafayette (with the city. A 25-minute film on Berlin, a 1930 city model, and a
a fascinating interior and gourmet basement) are the main history exhibit are part of the free exhibition upstairs. Those
emporiums. Mitte’s maze of streets around Weinmeister- interested in the film The Downfall, about Hitler’s last days music and film. Both parents and children will love the mas-
str. is where to find what’s driving the under-thirty crowd in his bunker, should take a flip through the book The Führer sive kids area, which even has a cinema.QOpen Mon-Sat
into debt. Half-sewn shirts are the new prêt-a-portier. Bunker, available in English only here. QOpen 10:00 - 22:00, 10:00-21:00 (lower level from 08:00). Food court also open
Kreuzberg, where the protesting students of 1968 have Sun 10:00 - 20:00. Sun 11:00-19:00. LOXX daily 10:00-19:00.
grown grey alongside Turkish immigrants, has two main Books in Berlin C-4, Goethestr. 69, CB, MErnst- Galeria Kaufhof G-3, Alexanderpl. 9, MI, MAlexan-
shopping streets. Between bars and take-out eateries Reuter-Pl., tel. 313 12 33, www.booksinberlin.de. A derpl., tel. 24 74 30, www.galeria-kaufhof.de. The best
on Oranienstr. are bookstores, wool specialists, ethnic nook devotedly entirely to English-language books. QOpen department store east of Friedrichstraße is modern inside
grocers, internet cafés and Luzifer, a long-time maker of 12:00 - 20:00, Sat 10:00 - 16:00. Closed Sun. but a concrete and metal monstrosity seen from outside.
monotone linen and wool clothing. Bergmannstr. is less Dussmann F-3, Friedrichstr. 90, MI, MFriedrichstr., The store is linked to an excellent Saturn outlet (electronics
scruffy but still full of funky gift and household supply tel. 20 25 24 10. Four floors make Dussmann the big- and CDs) via the large 1st floor sports department. QOpen
stores, as well as a few clothing stores. gest bookstore in Berlin. The English-language section is 09:00 - 20:00. Closed Sun.
Full of people under thirty, Prenzlauer Berg is where to limited, but music and DVDs are for sale on the ground Galeries Lafayette F-3,, MI, MFranzösische Str., tel.
watch the trends. Kastanianallee and Szredzkistr. are floor, there are comfy balcony areas for reading upstairs 20 94 80, www.lafayette-berlin.de. French Huguenots did
two streets to comb, but you’re likely to find an interesting and there’s a cafe on the top floor. QOpen 12:00 - 24:00. much for Berlin’s cultural development in the late 1600s, and
window display wherever you walk. Closed Sun. the rebirth of Friedrichstraße in the late 1990s wouldn’t have
been possible without this posh French department store.
Marga Schoeller Bücherstube C-4, Knesebeckstr. Architect Jean Nouvel designed the building, which has a
33, CB, MUhlandstr., tel. 881 11 12. A tightly-packed fabulous gaping glass funnel in the centre. Less is indeed
shop of English-language literature, as well as academic more, as you’ll see on the price tag of every dainty accessory.
books. QOpen 09:30 - 19:00, Thu, Fri 09:30 - 20:00, Sat QOpen 10:00 - 20:00. Closed Sun.
09:30 - 16:00. Closed Sun. Kaufhaus des Westens (KaDeWe) D-4, Tauentzien-
str. 21, CB, MWittenbergpl., tel. 212 10, www.kadewe.
de. Berlin’s answer to Harrod’s has seven huge floors with two
Department stores devoted completely to gourmet food and drink. Have oysters
Anna Sui Alexander McQueen McQ Elie Tahari Alexa Centre G-3, Alexanderplatz, Grunerstr. 20, at the champagne bar to take the sting out of your shopping
MAlexanderplatz, tel. 269 34 00, www.alexacentre. spree. If anything has come undone on your travels, there
J Brand Catherine Malandrino Leonard com. At the eastern end of Alexanderplatz square, the Alexa are myriad repair and cleaning services at hand to make it
Centre shopping mall is a remarkable Spanish-designed all better, dear. QOpen 10:00 - 20:00, Fri 10:00 - 22:00, Sat
Kenzo Class Roberto Cavalli Milly New York building, inspired by Berlin’s golden age in the 1920s and
the city’s tradition of department stores. With five floors
09:30 - 20:00. Closed Sun.
Quartier 206 F-3, Friedrichstr. 71, MI, MStadmitte,
Missoni Diane von Fürstenberg M Missoni and 180 shops, restaurants and cafés, there’s something
for everyone here, from fashion to books and groceries to
tel. 20 94 62 40, www.quartier206.de. Berlin’s design
and lifestyle department store par excellence. An elegant,
cosmopolitan world of shopping on two storeys with an
Paige Paul Smith Black See by Chloé imaginative, exclusive and trend-setting range of items. Cover-
ing 2,500 square metres of retail space in three interlinked
Tibi Vivienne Westwood Valentino R.E.D. street blocks, and including international designer fashion,
accessories, popular labels, cosmetics, jewellery, books, art
and flowers, Quartier 206 offers an enriching shopping experi-
ence. QOpen 10:30 - 19:30, Sat 10:00 - 18:00. Closed Sun.
Berlin‘s Luxury Fashion Store
Fashion
Adidas Store G-2/3, Münzstr. 13, MI, MWeinmeister-
evening & cocktail dresses costume jewellery denim shirts str., tel. 27 59 43 81. QOpen 11:00 - 20:00. Closed Sun.
Bag Ground
G-2, Gipsstr. 23b, MWeinmeisterstr.,
tel. 27 58 31 77, www.bag-ground.com.
Kurfürstendamm 64 – 10707 Berlin – 0049 (0) 30 883 37 31 Classic, daring and cute quality handbags
from a variety of Germany and international
www.veronicapohle.de designers. Prices start around €35. QOpen
12:00 - 20:00. Closed Sun.

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tausche Taschen Onitsuka Tiger Store Berlin Frey Wille Veronica Pohle
Different every day. tausche In a remarkable ambiance Since the 1950’s FREY WILLE has been the global lead- Veronica Pohle B-4, Kurfürstendamm 64, MAde-
Taschen stands for bags of high quality materials ing company in artistic jewellery of precious enamel and nauerplatz, tel. +49 (0)30 883 37 31, secret@
with exchangeable flaps in and exciting design, com- lists enormous achievements with its unique design veronicapohle.de, www.veronicapohle.de. Fashion
more than 100 different de- bining traditional and concept. An exceptional design philosophy, innovative by 40 international designers, including Kenzo, Temperley
signs. Two flaps are included modern Japan, the Japa- artistic creations and brilliant colours from FREY WILLE London, Moschino, Milly and Catherine Malandrino, in
in the price of one bag. Vari- nese brand Onitsuka Tiger creative team of artists, goldsmiths and experts of fine a cool-chic boutique with competent and multi-lingual
ous insets equip your bag to presents the whole variety enamelling are the most important factors of exclusive staff along the Ku-damm. QOpen 10:30 - 19:30, Sat
suit any occasion. of its shoe and apparel jewellery and enthousiasts across the world. 11:00 - 18:30.
collections. Don’t miss the specials celebrating the 60th
Raumerstr. 8, tel. 40 30 anniversary of the brand. Discover the creativity of FREY WILLEs famous collec-
17 70, fax 40 30 17 71, Alte Schönhauser Str. 20-22, tel. 24 63 21 03, tions inspired by famous artists like Klimt, Mucha, Monet
info@tausche.de, www. www.onitsukatiger.com. Open Mon-Fri 11:00-19:30, and Hundertwasser in two exclusive, well located flag-
tausche.de. Sat 11:00-19:00. ship stores in Berlin.

FREY WILLE Am Berliner Dom / DomAquarée / Karl


Birkenstock Shop Berlin G-3, Neue Schönhauser Str. Cijada G-1, Danziger Str. 15, Liebknechtstr. 3 / 030 – 23457 331
6-7, MI, MHackescher Markt, tel. 28 09 96 94. Made in tel. 48 49 77 16, www.ci- OPEN 10.00 – 19.00 SAT 10.00 – 18.00 SUN closed
Germany since 1774. One has to wonder about what repu- jada.de. For women whose
tation 18th century Birkenstock sandal wearers had - were first priority in buying shoes is FREY WILLE Kurfürstendamm 50 / 030 – 88 767 991
they even then liberal tree-huggers? Amongst the very cool beauty, style and elegance, OPEN 10.00 – 19.00 SAT 10.00 – 16.00 SUN closed
boutiques selling shoes with tendon-thin heels, it’s refresh- Cijada is an essential stop on
ing to find a shoe store that wants you to survive walking any shopping tour. This inde-
Berlin’s uneven cobblestone streets. Comfort is even part pendent shoe boutique offers Trödel and Kunstmarkt D-3, Straße des 17. Juni,
of the design of the line by catwalk supermodel Heidi Klum. a range of high-quality footwear that is hand-picked to keep TG, MTiergarten, tel. 26 55 00 96. Most the vendors
QOpen 11:00 - 20:00. pace with the very latest fashion trends. Brands include at this antique and craft market next to Tiergarten S-Bahn Straße des 17. Juni market, this fleamarket offers better deals,
BOSS Orange G-2/3, Max-Beer-Str. 2, MWeinmeis- Birkenstock, Paco Gil, Minnetonka, Fred de la Bretoniere and station are well-organised, making finding that door handle, especially when vendors are wrapping up for the day. Q Open
terstr., tel. 847 10 78 80. A fantastic new BOSS shop Bronx. QOpen 11:00 - 19:00, Sat 11:00 - 14:00. Closed Sun. French glass vase, Turkish kilim, or amber necklace more Sat, Sun 08:00 - 16:00.
aimed at the young, cool end of the market. The sawed-up Escada F-3, Friedrichstr. 176-179, MI, MStadtmitte, of a shopping than rummaging experience. Artisans with Trödelmarkt J-4, Boxhagener Platz, FH, MFrankfurter
cars at the entrance may seem unusual, but then there’s tel. 238 64 04. QOpen 10:00 - 20:00, Sat 10:00 - 18:00. new wares are separate from the antique section, which Tor. The fleamarket on the Boxi may be the funkiest place
the underground gallery, in what looks like an air-raid bunker. Closed Sun. includes second-hand CDs and clothes. Q Open Sat, Sun to trawl though junk including everything from 1970s tape
The wacky changing rooms top anything we’ve seen. A bar in MO-A J-4, Oderstrasse 16, FH, MSamariter Str., tel. 10:00 - 17:00. recorders to Polish art posters and second-hand clothing.
the shop serves ‘stylefood’ should you get peckish. QOpen 27 57 13 33, www.mo-a.de. Monika Alschweig’s atelier Trödelmarkt D-5, John-F-Kennedy Pl., SB, MRathaus There are plenty of cafés in the area to combine your treasure
11:00 - 20:00. Closed Sun. is where to pick up the woman of leisure’s must-haves: Schöneberg, tel. 03322-24 67 23. Less touristy than the hunt with breakfast. Q Open Sun 10:00 - 18:00.
Bubble.kid G-3, Rosa-Luxemburg-Strasse 7, MI, MAl- silk kimonos, linen Thai fishing pants, and dresses of
exanderplatz, tel. 94 40 42 52, www.bubblekid.de. A comfortable elegance. Her pompadour bags in pastels or
young Berlin label producing creative fashion for babies and Asian-inspired red and black are featured at the luxurious
children up to 6 years. The German-made cotton clothes are Hotel Adlon’s shop. Q Tue, Wed, Fri 14:00-19:00, Sat
functional, trendy, colourful and safe. Online sales available. 11:00-14:00.
QOpen 11:30 - 19:00, Sat 11:30 - 16:00. Closed Sun. Nike Town D-4, Tauentzienstr. 66, CB, MWittenbergpl.,
Budapester Schuhe C-4,, CB, MUhlandstr., tel. 882 tel. 250 70. QOpen 10:00 - 20:00, Sat 10:00 - 18:00.
36 76. Men’s shoes get all the fondling nowadays - this shop Closed Sun.
carries handcrafted Italian, English, American, and Hungarian Tausche Taschen H-1, Raumerstr. 8, MEberswalder
leather shoes. The women’s shoes, primarily by top Italian Str., tel. 40 30 17 70, info@tausche.de, www.tausche.
designers, rely on mechanical precision. QOpen 10:00 - de. Different everyday! tausche Taschen stands for bags
19:00, Sat 10:00 - 18:00. Closed Sun. with exchangeable flaps in more than 100 different designs.
Two flaps are included in the price of one bag. Various insets
equip your bag to suit any occasion. Q Mon-Fri 11:00-20:00,
Heidenreich jewellery Sat 11:00-18:00

The jeweller y shop


near the Kulturbrau-
Jewellery
Askania G-3, Rosenthaler Str. 40/41, MHackescher
erei in Prenzlauer Berg
o f fe rs i n d i vi d u al l y
made wedding rings
and designs in plati-
Markt, www.askania-watches.com. Berlin is a special city,
and now the buzzing metropolis has its old watchfactory back,
once again producing mechanical masterpieces in line with
shoe store
num, gold and silver,
as well as selling the
a tradition dating back more than a hundred years. Discover
the excitement of mechanical watches made in Berlin at STAR BABY / SHABBIES / AMSTERDAM
SANITA / BETTY BLUE AND MANY MORE.
work of contemporary Askania’s impressive store in the Hackesche Höfe courtyards.
young artists. With QOpen 12:00 - 20:00.
everything from minimal to classic, with or without gems,
any shopper can find something to wear, or have an item
specially made.
Markets Near the metro station Eberswalder Strasse.
Kunst und Nostalgiemarkt F-3, Kupfergraben, MI, Danziger Strasse 15 / 10435 Berlin / www.cijada.de / info@cijada.de
Juwelier Heidenreich, Danziger Str. 17, PB, tel. MFriedrichstr.. Lining the way to the Pergamon Museum TEL: + 49 (0) 30 48 49 11 76 / FAX: + 49 (0) 30 48 49 11 79
44 04 22 70, U-Bahn Eberswalder Str. Open Tue-Fri are canal-side stalls carrying crafts and souvenirs including OPENING HOURS: Tue- Fri: 11–19 Uhr / Sat: 11–18 Uhr
11:00-19:00, Sat 11:00-14:00, closed Sun, Mon. red-and-green gummi Ampelmännchen. Q Open Sat, Sun
11:00 - 17:00.

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Accountants Language schools


Ernst & Young Französische Str. 48, tel. (+49)(0)30 Berlitz Mitte F-3, Friedrichstr. 95, MI, MFriedrich-
25 47 10, www.ey.com.
KPMG Klingelhöferstraße 18, tel. (+49)(0)30 206 80,
str., tel. (+49)(0)30 204 21 24, www.berlitz.de/de/
berlin_mitte.
Full directory:
www.kpmg.de. Inlingua F-2, Kronenstr. 55-58, MLeipziger Str., tel. berlin.inyourpocket.com
Nörr Stiefenhofer Lutz Charlottenstr. 57, tel. (+49) (+49)(0)30 88 47 11 90, www.inlingua.de.
(0)30 20 94 20 00, www.noerr.de.
PricewaterhouseCoopers Leise-Meitner-Str. 1, tel.
(+49)(0)30 263 60, www.pwc.com. Money
The only good way to get euros in Germany is to stick your
debit card (with a 4-digit PIN code) into an ATM (bank- ARRIVA Relocation Sybelstr. 43, tel. 32 77 43 11,
Airlines omat in German). Your bank charges you a small transfer www.arriva.de.
Air Berlin, www.airberlin.com. fee (usually €1-2) and calculates the exchange rate using Enter Berlin Hohenzollerndamm 55, tel. 88 92 02 40,
Air France, tel. 0180-583 08 30, www.airfrance.com. the bank’s middle rate, which is usually better than the www.enter-berlin.com.
Austrian, tel. 0180-300 05 20, www.aua.com. rate that you get at the exchange offices or banks. Credit First Relocating Kissinger Str. 67, tel. 826 14 51,
British Airways, tel. 01805-26 65 22, www.britis- cards can also be used in many ATMs, but may charge www.first-relocating.de.
hairways.com. high commissions. When changing cash, shop around if you
CSA, tel. 0180 392 00 35, www.csa.cz. plan to change a large amount - commissions and rates
Deutsche BA, www.flydba.com. differ. Traveller’s Cheques are outdated and practically Real Estate
Easyjet, www.easyjet.com. superfluous in Europe, but many banks and exchange of- BPC Berlin Property Consultants, tel. 411 98
EL AL, tel. 03-971 61 11, www.elal.co.il. fices still accept them. 39 00, email: info@bpc-berlin.com, www.bpc-berlin.
Finnair, tel. 01803-34 66 24, www.finnair.com. com.
Germania Express, www.gexx.de. American Express D-4, Bayreuther Str. 37, CB, MWit-
Germanwings, www.germanwings.com. tenbergplatz, tel. 21 47 62 92. QOpen 09:00 - 19:00,
KLM, tel. 41 01 38 44, www.klm.com. Sat 10:00 - 13:00. Closed Sun. Also at Friedrichstraße 172. Telephone
LOT, tel. 01803-300 03 36, www.lot.com. Berlin’s telephone code is 030. When phoning between Ger-
Lufthansa Kaiserdamm 109, tel. 322 10 51, www. Reisebank C-4, Zoo Bahnhof, tel. 881 71 17, www. man cities, the full city code including the zero must be used.
lhcc.de. reisebank.de. QOpen 07:30 - 22:00. Also at Ostbahnhof. Calls to mobiles (Handys in German) require the initial zero.
SAS, tel. 410 13 70, www.sas.se. To call abroad, dial 00 followed by the international country
Swiss , tel. 41 01 27 64/01803-00 03 37, www. code and the local number. To call Germany from abroad,
swiss.com. Moving to Berlin dial the international access code followed by the German
Volare, www.volareweb.com. The following companies can help with every aspect of relo- country code (49), and the city code (Berlin 030, Frankfurt
Europcar G-3, Karl-Liebknecht-Str. 19-21, MI, tel. 240 cation, including moval, permits, acommodation, language 069, Munich 089) or mobile number, dropping the initial zero.
79 00, www.europcar.de. QOpen 07:00 - 24:00, Sat courses and getting to know the local community. Most public telephones are card-operated.
Buses 08:00 - 20:00. Closed Sun.
Berlin Linien Bus Mannheimer Str. 33/34, CB, MHei- Hertz C-4, Budapester Str. 39, tel. 261 10 53, www.

8&&,&/%-07&3
delberger Pl., tel. 861 93 31, www.berlinlinienbus.de. hertz.de. QOpen 07:00 - 20:00, Sat 08:00 - 16:00, Sun
Buses to national and international destinations. Munich 09:00 - 13:00.
€45, Hamburg €25, Frankfurt €44, Prague €38, Amsterdam
€53, Paris €76.
Deutsche Touring (Eurolines) Masurenallee 4, Doctors
tel. 069 79 03 50, www.deutsche-touring.com. One Dipl.-Med. Christa Bottin Prenzlauer Allee 189,
of the founding members of the Eurolines bus network,
DT has dozens of nicely priced international destina-
MEberswalder Str., tel. 442 38 23.
Dr. Alexandra Heiser Kurfürstendamm 139, MAde- The best way to rent a car in Berlin:
tions. Prague €35. Q Kaiserdamm 30: 09:00 - 18:00, nauerpl., tel. 89 54 07 50. General medicine & homeopathy.
Sat 09:00 - 13:00. Dr. Karin Wrobel Schönhauser Allee 126 A, MSchön-
ZOB (Zentraler Omnibusbahnhof am Funkturm) hauser Allee, tel. 448 57 67.
Masurenallee 4-6, MKaiserdamm, tel. 301 03 80 Dr. med. Michael Oppel Der ff linger str. 14,
/302 53 61, www.zob-berlin.de. Berlin’s central bus MKurfürstenstr., tel. 44 72 81 28, fax 44 72 81 29,
station is not very central, at the western end of the oppel@integrative-medizin.com, w w w.integrative-
city. For tickets, contact the ZOB travel agency, www. medizin.com.
zob-reisebuero.de.
Hospitals
Business connections Benjamin Franklin Clinical Centre Klingsorstr.,
American Chamber of Commerce Charlottenstr. 42, MRathaus Steglitz, tel. 84 45 30 15, www.medizin.
tel. (+49)(0)30 28 87 89 21, www.amcham.de. fu-berlin.de.
Deutsche Industrie-und Handelskammer (Cham- Campus Charité Mitte Clinical Centre F-2, Luisen-
ber of Commerce) Breite Str. 29, tel. (+49)(0)30 str. 66, MZinnowitzer Str., tel. 450 53 10 00, www.
20308-0, www.dihk.de. charite.de.
Campus Virchow Clinical Centre Augustenburger
Pl. 1, MAmrumer Str., tel. 450 55 20 00, w w w.
Car rental charite.de.
Avis C-4, Budapester Str. 43, tel. 230 93 70, www.avis. German Heart Centre Berlin Augustenburger Pl. 1,
de. Q Open 24hrs. MAmrumer Str., tel. 45 93 10 00, www.dhzb.de. www.starcar.de rent-a-car
Budget Tegel Airport, tel. 41 01 33 64, www.budget. Charité Universitätsklinikum F-3, Schumannstr. 20-
de. QOpen 07:00 - 23:00, Sat 08:00 - 20:00, Sun 08:00 21, MOranienburger Tor, tel. 45 050, www.charite.de.
- 23:00. Also at Budapester Str. 24. For Schönefeld Airport Waldfriede Hospital Argentinische Allee 40, MK- Berlin - Neukölln Tel: 030 / 68 29 68 0 Berlin - Tiergarten Tel: 030 / 25 75 77 0
call the above number. rumme Lanke, tel. 81 81 02 85, www.waldfriede.de.

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