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Locally Favourite places to see in Berlin
🏞️ Teufelsberg — Urban hike to an abandoned NSA Station with hilltop views over Berlin 💯
🛫 Tempelhofer Feld
Topography of Terror — Outdoor museum showing the Holocaust history of Germany.
Berliner Unterwelten — Get under the Berlin wall and visit an underground bunker.
🎤 Mauerpark on Sundays — Flea market with international food trucks and Sunday karaoke.
🏝 Tropical Island — Indoor tropical theme park with water slides and a spa.
Hohenschönhausen Memorial — Museum of DDR oppression and former Stasi prison.
Holocaust Memorial, Brandenburg Gate and The Reichstag — Berlin historical sights.
DDR Museum — Interactive museum allowing you to experience life in East Germany.
East Side Gallery — Outdoor graffiti art exhibition on the historic Berlin Wall.
🏛 Pergamon and Neues Museum — Museums featuring Babylonian and Egyptian artifacts.
🌏 Berlin-Dahlem Botanical Garden— Greenhouses showcasing Earth's many biomes 💯
🏘 Bohemian Rixdorf — Berlin’s hidden secret village within the city.
🌴 Pfaueninsel Park — Hidden peacock garden on an island accessible by ferry in Wannsee 💯
🖼️ Sammlung Boros — Former bunker and contemporary art gallery with private collection tours
Schwerbelastungskörper — Large concrete block with historical significance from the Third Reich
🌌 Zeiss Planetarium — Modern stellar theatre hosting events and the chance to explore the universe
Sandgrube — Nature hike in the Grünwald region with a large sand pit
🦋 Biosphäre — Indoor tropical botanical garden in Potsdam with a butterfly garden and a koi pond
🎨 Gemäldegallerie Berlin — Art gallery exhibiting renaissance paintings from 14th-18th century
👾 Computer Games Museum — Video games music with playable historical video game exhibits
⛰ Der Kegel — Indoor and open air boulder park with climbing areas for both beginners and experts
🛫 Tempelhofer Feld— Abandoned airport offering a large space for outdoor activities 💯
No 'fear of missing out' by skipping these
Checkpoint Charlie — Tourist trap.
Alex TV Tower — Better views from Panoramapunkt Café on Potsdamer Platz.
Best of local places to eat (map below)
🍗 Angry Chicken and Mmaah — Korean fast-food restaurants serving quick bites
🍖 Kimchi Princess — Korean BBQ with self-cooking on a hot plate
🍜 Umami — Vietnamese and Asian-fusion restaurant serving sharing platters 💯
$ Ushido — Japanese BBQ restaurant in Berlin serving Wagyu and Angus beef
🍣 Dudu — Chic Asian fusion restaurant serving great sushi 💯
🍲 District Mot — Vietnamese street food restaurant serving pho and burgers
🥗 Monsieur Vuong — Vietnamese cafe serving soups, salads, and shakes
🍲 Yumcha Heroes — Shanghai style soup dumplings eatery
🍛 Hot Spot — Authentic Chinese restaurant serving duck and rice dishes
$ Chutnify — Bombay themed street food cafe serving dosas and pani puri 💯
Transit — Tapas style Asian restaurant cafe with small bites
Schwiliko — Georgian cuisine serving a local delicacy known as Khachapuri in Berlin
🍔 Burgermeister — Fast food and burgers in trendy Berlin areas
The Bird — New York style steakhouse serving quality burgers and steaks
$ Katz Orange — Unique restaurant in Berlin serving experimental cuisine
Txokoa — Gastrobar serving creative dishes and drinks in Berlin 💯
🐟 Patio Restaurantschiff — Restaurant serving Mediterranean cuisine on a boat
$ Osmans Töchter — Traditional Turkish restaurant serving meze with ambiance
$ Le Piaf and Chez Maurice — Gourmet French restaurants with seasonal menus
🧀 Schwarze Heidi — Swiss restaurant in Berlin serving traditional cheese fondue
Max und Moritz and Mauli Maultaschen — German restaurants serving schnitzel
Jolesch — Austrian cuisine place serving veal schnitzels
Tak Tak — Polish deli serving locally famous dumplings known as pierogi
🍕 Trentasei — Upbeat Italian restaurant serving traditional thin pizzas
🍝 Trattoria Libau and Vino & Basilico — Italian restaurants with seasonal menus
🍮 Bekarei — Portuguese bakery in Berlin serving custards, pastries, and sandwiches
$ Cookies Cream and Lucky Leek — Upscale vegan and fine dining restaurants
House of Small Wonder — Cozy brunch café spot with hipster décor 💯
🍳 What Do You Fancy Love? — Breakfast and brunch café serving bagels
☕️ Bonanza Coffee Heroes & Doppio Pazzo — Cafés serving organically sourced coffee
🍨 Oak and Ice — Creative ice cream shop serving unique flavors and styles
Thaiwiese — Street kitchen serving Asian delicacies in a pleasant meadow
🥗 Good bank — Healthy concept restaurant that grows its own salad in house
Knofel — Garlic themed restaurant in Berlin serving lunch and dinner
🍱 Tsukushiya — Authentic Japanese deli and bistro serving bento box lunches 💯
🍜 Cocolo Ramen — Japanese restaurant serving delicious bowls of ramen noodles 💯
🍰 Die Stulle — Café serving sandwiches, coffee and cakes with a friendly atmosphere
🍔 Son Kitchen — Korean street food place serving hip burgers and Bibimbap
🍺 Golgatha Gaststätten — Beer garden with a rooftop terrace located in Viktoria Park
Die Fischerhütte am Schlachtensee — Historic inn & beergarden with views over lake
Prince Restaurant — Trendy Asian fusion restaurant serving great food and drinks
Datscha — Russian restaurant with a nice atmosphere serving brunch and vodka
Kumple und Keule — Meat lover’s paradise serving dry aged beef burgers with bacon
$ Nobelhart & Schmutzig — 10 course organic meal with seating around the kitchen
Bahadur — Authentic Indian restaurant serving tasty tandoori and kebabs
Cafe Valentin — Swedish cafe serving tasty vegan dishes and smøreebrød
Horváth — Exquisite restaurant offering an Austrian 7 course fine dining experience
Long March Canteen — Chinese restaurant serving great dim-sum with tapas style
Repke Spatzlerei — German restaurant serving known for its Spätzle and Maultaschen
Aunt Benny — Cafe offering nice coffee, good music and fresh cakes to order
Da Jia Le — Authentic Chinese restaurant in Schöneberg serving peking duck
Chicken Buzz — Trendy Japanese fusion restaurant known for their chicken popcorn
Wirtshaus zum Mitterhofer — Austrian Tirol influenced restaurant known for schnitzel
Pizzeria Fratelli La Bionda — Authentic Italian pizzeria serving fresh pizzas with wine
Matreshka — Authentic Russian restaurant serving tasty dishes with fair prices
Joseph Roth Diele — Cozy German restaurant serving food that takes you back in time
Geist im Glas — Come for the brunch, stay for the cocktails, and chicken waffles
Big Sur — Gourmet burger and fries restaurant offering a friendly American vibe 💯
3 Schwestern — German restaurant with an artistic vibe and friendly service
Doyum Restaurant — Authentic Turkish restaurant serving delicious food
Villa di Wow — Pizza shack serving large slices of margarita, vegan and salami varieties
Massai Restaurant — Elegant restaurant offering a unique African dining experience
Al Dente — Italian restaurant in Prenzlauer Berg serving fresh handmade pasta
Chen Che — Vietnamese restaurant with great interiors serving food and tea
Standard Pizza — Hipster pizzeria serving juicy pizzas fresh straight out of the oven
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Things to watch out for in Berlin!
🚌 Carry validated tickets when riding public transport.
💸 Cash is more frequent than card.
🚫 Almost everything is shut on Sundays.
Bars, Nightlife and Parties in Berlin!
🔥 Chalet — Night club with an outdoor area and a friendly bonfire pit.
🎶 Katerblau — Spacious techno club with great music in Berlin 💯
Griessmühle — Alternative Berliner club with an outdoor area by the canal.
Prince Charles — House & hip hop club with a swimming pool converted into a bar.
🍾 Trompete — Club and cocktail bar with after work parties on Thursdays.
🥂 House of weekend — Nightclub with a rooftop offering views over Alexanderplatz.
🎤 Monston Ronson’s — Karaoke bar in Warschauer offering group bookings.
🤘 Sage Club — Local rock concerts every Thursday night only at Kitkat.
🍻 An Einem Sonntag Im August — Cosy bar and café serving vegan beetroot burgers.
McLaren’s Pub — American pub based on the tv series ‘How I met your mother.’
Madame Claude — Intimate upside-down bar hosting live gigs and small concerts.
🍸 Fairytale Bar — Alice in Wonderland theme speakeasy serving timeless cocktails 💯
🚽 Kneipe Klo — Toilet themed bar with a cool and funny atmosphere.
🌳 Dschungel — Rainforest jungle themed bar with a casual and friendly ambience 💯
Yaam — Beach themed reggae music paradise with lounge chairs and Jamaican food.
Klunkerkranich — Rooftop bar hosting live concerts and art events in Neukölln.
$ Hotel de Rome and Solar Sky Lounge — Fancy rooftop bars and lounges.
🍹 Deck 5 — Beach bar on a rooftop located inside the Arcaden on Schönhauser Allee.
💨 Würgeengel — Classic smoking bar serving the tastiest cocktails in Kreuzberg.
🥃 Neue Odessa — Smokers bar with tasteful interiors and a door policy.
🍷 Mauerwinzer — Cosy wine bar offering a wide variety of wine and small snacks.
Eschschloraque Rümschrümp — Berliner bar located inside Hackescher Höf.
Kumpelnest 3000 and Sameheads — Dive bars offering a vintage Berlin feeling.
🎵 Süss War Gestern — lounge and bar that turns into a nightclub with live music.
Bohnengold — Classic Berlin style bar and club packed with a good crowd 💯
🚋 Fahrbar — Bar in a local tram; drinks on the wheels while cruising through the city.
🍺 BrewDog — Craft beer bar in Berlin offering a wide selection of beers and pizza.
Stones Brewing — Craft brewery offering a spacious atmosphere and a beer garden
Mein Haus am See — Quirky bar with a cozy atmosphere, live DJ sets and busy evenings
Mano Café — Cosy bar and cafe offering a homely atmosphere to catch up with friends 💯
Meltdown — eSports bar chain hosting hearthstone and super smash bros tournaments
Holzmarkt — Outdoor marketplace by the river Spree with street food stalls and bars
Nopa — Exclusive sheesha lounge and cocktail bar offering a great atmosphere
Vagabund Brauerei — Lively brewery serving craft beer in Wedding 💯
Eschenbräu — Brewery serving fresh beers and pizza in an outdoor beer garden tavern
Zum Starken August — Bar offering cabaret shows and karaoke with a cosy atmosphere
Networking and Business Events in Berlin
The Factory — Start-up events and panel discussions on various tech and non-tech issues. here.
GTEC Open Lectures — Seminars and personal stories by industry experts in the niche. here.
The Energy Market Revolution — Regular meetups for discussing topics like Blockchain. here.
Hub:raum — Startup accelerator and incubator hosting regular events for entrepreneurs.
Mindbox — Regular events and meetups on transport industry topics like drones.
:agile — Startup accelerator hosting hackathon events in Berlin.
Exclusive moments and luxury experiences
Tausend — Subtly lit Gastrobar with an unmarked entrance serving Peruvian Japanese cuisine 💯
Tim Raue — Experience modern Asian cuisine with European twist at this restaurant in Berlin.
Hugos — Gourmet restaurant serving creative French Mediterranean dishes with panoramic views.
Käfer Dachgarten— Fine dining at the parliamentary building Bundestag with views over Berlin.
Crackers — Lively dinner restaurant in a former nightclub with a hidden kitchen entrance 💯
Spindler & Klatt — Glamourous bar and laidback restaurant by the Spree river.
Liquidrom — Unique spa with underwater music and swimsuit optional saunas. here.
Air Service Berlin — Helicopter and hot air balloon rides. here.
Schiffskontor and Spreeboote — Rent a boat for charter with a skipper for a day trip in Berlin.
Shopping and Unique Purchases in Berlin
Modulor — Professional hobby store offering creative art supplies 💯
🏠 Type Hype — Handmade stationery and house lifestyle products.
🥒 Kochhaus — Market style grocery store selling recipes curated for the perfect meal.
Goldhahn & Sampson — Artisan food store offering exotic ingredients.
Original Unverpackt — Sustainable plastic-free supermarket promoting BIO products.
🎸 JustMusic — Large musical instrument shop with jam rooms to test instruments 💯
🛒 Dong Xuan Center — Vietnamese and Asian Shopping and shopping market.
Alexa and Mall of Berlin — Shopping malls with high-street brands and food courts.
KaDeWe — Shopping mall featuring luxury brands and fashion stores.
👓 MYKITA and Retro Super Future — Contemporary eye wear and sun glasses store.
Ting — Scandinavian gift shop displaying well designed products 💯
🍫 Ritter Sport ChocoWorld — Make your own chocolate in Berlin!
Lakritz Dealer — Candy shop with a huge selection of licorice from various regions.
👟 Solebox — One of the world’s finest streetwear and sneaker store in Berlin.
Designer Outlet Berlin — Discount shopping outlet with great price for fashion
Kauf Dich Glüklich — Curated clothing store offering the best of many brands at a price
Paper and Tea — Tea store serving blends from the world and stationery products
The green lung in Friedrichshain — Vape shop selling a healthier smoking alternative
Jünemann’s Pantoffeleck— Independent artisan selling handmade felt slippers.
Road trips from Berlin to places nearby
Potsdam — World heritage site with parks.
Sachsenhausen — Former Nazi concentration camp and memorial.
🚢 Niederfinow Boat Lift — Large manmade machinery that lifts boats to the other side.
🏕 Mecklenburg Lakeland — National parks and lakes.
🌊 Usedom, Stralsund and Rügen — Baltic seashore regions offering a quick beach get away.
🌳 Spreewald — National park area featuring many picturesque waterways and forests.
🌃 Dresden — A city that was rebuilt after bombings and war famous for art and architecture.