Germany’s capital is a big multicultural metropolis but in the quarters it maintains the charm of an international village.
GLAMOUR AND GRIT
GERMANY ́S CAPITAL WAS SHAPED BY HISTORY AND PEOPLE LIKE EINSTEIN, JFK, HITLER AND WELL DAVID BOWIE. THE CITY ́S UNIQUE HISTORY IS PRESENT AT ALL TIMES, LIKE THE REMAINS OF THE BERLIN WALL ITSELF. BUT, BERLIN HAS MORE TO OFFER THAN A UNIQUE HISTORY.
Germany’s capital is a big multicultural metropolis but in the quarters it maintains the charm of an international village. “Berliners” follow the credo ‚live and let live‘, they put greater emphasis on personal freedom and a creative lifestyle than on material wealth and status symbols. They live a very likeable laidback lifestyle. These circumstances result in a spectrum that caters for every taste, budget and age. From tiny basement clubs to huge techno temples, from rustic beer gardens to fancy cocktail caverns, from cheeky cabarets to big symphony orchestras. The diversity of Berlin is hardly manageable in a weekend trip and the city keeps growing steadily. ADAM’s editorial team, tried to make it anyway.
A roof overhead
From low budget to luxury, from the creative Circus Hostel to the wellknown Adlon. And of course, there is a lot more inbetween. But if you are looking for your own little apartment in the heart of Berlin, there is no better place than Visionapartments. Individually furnished and designed apartments in various sizes and prices offer you ideal comfort in Berlin.
For the taste buds
Sushi at Dudu in Mitte, Italian haute cuisine at Borchardts, kebab in Kreuzberg, lunch at one of KaDeWe ́s exquisite gourmet bars. The creative Asian Restaurant Transit located in BerlinMitte, serves a great variety of Thai and Indonesian tapasstyle dishes. A worthwhile experience, since you can enjoy a meal encompassing a wide range of tastes and ingredients. Tres and meat dishes grilled on a lava stone, as well as a wide selection of imported wines and homemade tapas. For those who want to try the famous Berlin Curry Wurst, we suggest going to Konnopke at Eberswalder Strasse. This is definitely the most popular joint in town dishing up best Burger, steak and sandwiches stop by The Bird, also located on Prenzlauer Berg. Tapas on Prenzlauer Berg, offers the best of Spanish cuisine. From original paella, fish iconic Berlin sausage with ketchup, seasoned with aromatic curry. For the best Burger, steak and sandwiches stop by The Bird, also located on Prenzlauer Berg.
Department store fans should visit Galeria Kaufhof at of Galeries Lafayette at Friedrichstrasse and the famous Kaufhaus des Westens. For those who are looking for those Berlin bloggerstyle pieces, i.e. crazy and unique clothes and accessories, Hackescher Markt and Ku’Damm are the areas to visit. One of our favourites is Made in Berlin at Neue Schönhauser Strasse.
For culture enthusiasts
East Side Gallery, the place for culture, history and art. Highlight of the gallery is the decorated one mile of the eastern segment of the Berlin Wall. Boat tours on the Spree, as well as a refreshing bath at the Badeschiff in Treptow, are a perfect way to spend a summer day in Berlin.
For cocktail lovers and party people
Monkey Sky Bar in the Bikini Berlin House, great view and great cocktails. Famous for its rooftop parties, it has become a hot spot in Berlin. An old stager that still bewitches locals and tourists alike is Watergate Club, located next to the river and featuring a nice outdoor bar, this place is always a good choice. Cookies is the place for Berlinstyle clubbing, but the city also offers highend clubbing at its best. Dean in Mitte or The Pearl in Charlottenburg are two of the most exclusive clubs in town. The Pearl is the newest kid on the block, featuring a huge bar serving potent cocktails and a large dance floor animated by professional dancers.
- The Big B is big, the city is about 8 times the size of Paris, so there is much to discover.
- More than 150 museums will still your hunger for art and culture.
- A Berlin city break is a bargain compared to other European capitals, from hotels to your daily coffee. For example, menus at the Michelinstarred restaurant Reinstoff start at EUR 64.
- Berlin is welcoming, from taxi drivers to waitresses and sales advisors. Berliners are nothing like other inhabitants of European capitals. They just don ́t have that pretentious attitude.
- Berlin has potential anstatt Berlin is future. from cuttingedge architecture, street art, to runway. From street food to haute cuisine. Berlin offers endless possibilities.