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It’s easy to see why Kylie Minogue shops here: a haven for vintage lovers, the small boutique offers an extensive range of 1950s to 1970s treasures from handbags and suitcases to jewellery and evening dresses… at affordable prices! And like Kylie, drop by the café next door for a tasty snack.

Don’t panic – it’s the starship of Berlin hostels. The first and only themed hostel inspired by the Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by D. Adams. Read the book and have fun!

Kopernikusstr. 3, Friedrichshain Tel 030 2966 3296, Mon-Sun from 16 www.hirsch-friedrichshain.de

Reichenberger Str. 122, Kreuzberg Tel 030 5482 1866, Mon-Sun from 9 www.bastard-berlin.de

Johannisstr. 11, Mitte Tel 030 2900 3300, Fax 030 2904 4717 www.heartofgold-hostel.de

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22. Helter Skelter Hostel

One of the few real backpackers’ places in Berlin with an international staff. Newly renovated in November 2007, Helter Skelter is centrally located and has a self-catering kitchen to make you feel all the more at home. Get back to the roots!

Here you will find a unique selection of materials numbering in the thousands, from individual pieces to a whole pallet, custom cut or processed, presented by a friendly and dedicated staff, also paints, tools, furniture, books and much more waiting for your ideas.

Skalitzer Str. 35, Kreuzberg Tel 030 6113 291, Mon-Fri 9-1, Sat-Sun from 10 www.morgenland-berlin.de

Jeanne-Mammen-Bogen 584, Charlottenburg Tel 030 3132 282, Tue-Sat 12-24, Sun 16-24 www.sachikosushi.com

Kalkscheunenstr. 4-5, Mitte Tel 030 2804 4997 www.helterskelterhostel.com

Prinzenstr. 85, Kreuzberg Tel 030 690 360, Mon-Fri 9-20, Sat 10-18 www.modulor.de

3. Ankerklause

Ankerklause is a Kreuzberg institution. Eat and drink at super prices: wine starts at €2 a glass! Soups, burgers, and salads, all with a beautiful view of the canal. DJs on Thursday nights, and a guaranteed crowd of movers, shakers and oddballs.

Kottbusser Damm 104, Kreuzberg Mon from 16, Tue-Sun from 10 www.ankerklause.de

Berlin’s original Kaiten sushi bar: each piece of sushi floats past you on a wooden boat. Situated in an S-Bahn arch, the bar is a design and culinary delight. Business lunch daily from 12-15. All dishes cost the same on Sunday.

Wiener Str. 19, Kreuzberg Tel 030 6959 8720, Mon-Thu/Sun 12-24, Fri-Sat 12-1 www.yellow-sunshine.com

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Kantstr. 148, Charlottenburg Tel 030 3138 038, Mon-Sun all day www.schwarzescafe-berlin.de

5. Amici Amici

Good things are always simple. Amici Amici, on one of Kreuzberg’s busiest intersections, makes a few Italian staples well. Spaghetti or pizza by the slice, a healthy alternative to Currywurst and Döner. Grab a delicious focaccia bread to go!

16. Kids Planet

It’s a café for kids where their dreams come true. A mystical indoor playground on several levels where kids can jump around, climb, slide and play while their parents relax and are spoiled with drinks and scrumptious food in the front café.

Damaschkestr. 4, Charlottenburg Tel 030 8320 3545, Mon/Wed-Sun 14-19 www.kidsplanet-berlin.de, info@kidsplanet-berlin.de

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Best of Germany caters tourists seeking just what this store’s name promises: a selection of the best of German products. Literature, coffee table books, soap, furniture, schnapps, the famous Aalener Spionle, thickknit navy wool sweaters and a number of traditional cuckoo clocks handmade in the Black Forest.

Located in the historic centre of Berlin, right at Rosenthaler Platz, Parlando offers German courses of all kinds – from small group classes covering all levels to one-on-one lessons tailored to your individual needs and wishes. Their teachers are good-natured and friendly native speakers. Rosenthaler Str. 72a, Mitte Tel 030 9789 4392 www.parlando-berlin.de

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TANDEM makes you speak - German, English and several other languages. Students from all over the world enjoy their dynamic classes and enthusiastic teachers. Classes are held in small groups (max. 11 students). Courses run all year round and are available at every level - at reasonable prices. Lychener Str. 7, Prenzlauer Berg Tel 030 4413 003 www.tandem-berlin.de

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100% organic – 100% vegetarian: located in the heart of Kreuzberg, the Yellow Sunshine Diner takes fast food and turns it into something that is as good to your body as it is to your mind and your wallet. The self-service buffet contains all-natural, all-vegetarian ingredients such seitan meat and organic feeds. With one of the best selection of veggie burgers in Berlin, this is fast food as it should be!

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This cafe’s legendary Saturday, Sunday and holiday brunch serves a beautiful buffet complete with gourmet cheese, fresh fruit and veggies, crepes and other vegetarian dishes, cold cuts, shrimp cocktails and much more. Daily menus from €5, happy hour cocktails for €3.50 after 20. Reservations suggested.

Schwedter Str. 2, Prenzlauer Berg Tel 0160 6501 4348, Mon-Sat 8:30-17

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From Bastard with love: whether it’s breakfast, lunch or dinner, this restaurant is not just for those who are born out of wedlock. Choose from the changing seasonal menu created with love for fresh ingredients and fine food. Our tip: try the homemade stone-oven bread!

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At first glance you might be excused for overlooking this pub, but upon entering you’ll be glad you didn’t. This bar combines the intimacy reminiscent of an English pub with traditional southern German food, like Spätzle and Maultaschen, and a huge selection of beer.

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Fehrbelliner Str. 5, Prenzlauer Berg Tel 0176 3834 0118, Tue-Fri 8-18, Sat-Sun 9-18

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For unparalleled coffee, sensational toasted sandwiches, fresh salads, milkshakes, quintessential Antipodean homemade biscuits and sunshine, hot-foot it to Prenzlauer Berg. They’ve got flat whites like you haven’t had in an age and service, well, service second to none.

6. Bar Celona

Over 12 years old and we know why. The Spanish cuisine and wine here are of high quality at reasonable prices. Juicy olives, tasty chorizo and sheep cheese from La Mancha. Fresh seafood, super paella and flamenco every second Thursday. Some of the best tapas in Berlin.

Hannoversche Str. 2, Mitte Tel 030 2829 153, Mon-Sun from 12 www.barcelona-berlin.de

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7. Rio Grande

17. Matrix

Located directly on the river Spree - right at water-level – with the best view of the Oberbaum Bridge, Rio Grande is the ideal place to take a break from the busy city. The kitchen serves breakfast, lunch and dinner with changing menus featuring contemporary Austrian and international food. Check out their exhibition room and arrive by boat if you want.

Matrix Club is a space for you to feel free. 365 days a year with seven floors in the heart of Berlin. Matrix remixes your nights. Pure mash-up across seven floors. Remixed sounds, styles, fashion, people. Open all night, every night from 22.

May-Ayim-Ufer 9, Kreuzberg Tel 030 6107 4981, Mon-Sun from 10 www.riogrande-berlin.de

Warschauer Platz 18, Friedrichshain Mon-Sun from 22 www.matrix-berlin.de

8. Lei e Lui

18. Blacklight Minigolf

Wilsnacker Str. 61, Mitte Tel 030 3020 8890, Tue-Sat 17-24, Sun 16-23 www.lei-e-lui.de

Görlitzer Str. 1, next to Edelweiß, Kreuzberg Tel 030 6162 1960, Mon–Fri 12–22, Sat-Sun 10-22 www.indoor-minigolf-berlin.de

Certified all-organic food at the lovingly decorated Lei e Lui. A variety of tasty and creative Mediterranean-oriental specialties for your dining enjoyment. Some regular specialities are fruity vegan vegetable cream soups, curry and cous-cous meals, pasta, risotti and homemade cakes and desserts.

This minigolf venue has quickly become one of the city’s favourite word-of-mouth successes, a glow-in-the-dark world of UV lights and surreal designs where even the balls shine out of the blackness. The course is divided into five different rooms with 18 holes each with its own fantastical feel. Located in Kreuzberg’s Görlitzer Park.

9. Viasko

19. Nocti Vagus

Erkelenzdamm 49, Kreuzberg Tel 030 8849 9785, Tue-Sun 12-23 www.viasko.de

Saarbrücker Str. 36–38, Prenzlauer Berg Tel 030 7474 9123, Mon-Thu/Sun 18-24, Fri-Sat 18-1 www.noctivagus.com, kontakt@noctivagus.de

Tucked away in a leafy corner between Kottbusser Tor and the Landwehrkanal, Viasko offers 100% vegan, fresh and environmentally conscientious cuisine in a contemporary basement restaurant. Drop in for lunch, Sunday brunch, select beers on tap and to enjoy their weekly-changing menu while sunning yourself in their cosy beer garden.

Enjoy dinner in the dark at Nocti Vagus, a feast for all the senses! Savour a three-course gourmet menu in total darkness, with original live entertainment. Choose between mystery dinners, erotic evenings, scary nights or live music. A new experience for all the senses.

10. Café im Literaturhaus

Enjoy an excellent coffee in one of Berlin’s nicest cafes, the elegant and much-loved Literaturhaus. The staff is extraordinarily courteous and the atmosphere pleasant. A perfect stop on a summer stroll through the Ku’damm area, and the perfect destination for afternoon “coffee and cake”.

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Fasanenstr. 23, Charlottenburg Tel 030 8825 414, Mon-Sun 9-1 www.literaturhaus-berlin.de

11. Gugelhof

Gugelhof has been serving great Alsatian cooking to the people of Prenzlauer Berg for 12 years and serves the original tarte flambée. Enjoy the friendly service and cosy interior of this family-owned restaurant.

Knaackstr. 37, Prenzlauer Berg Tel 030 4429 229, Mon-Fri from 16, Sat-Sun from 10 www.gugelhof.de

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The English-language erotic guide to Berlin. Filled with addresses of bordellos, clubs and massage parlours in Berlin. Contact private models, call girls, as well as serious escort agencies. Inside stories, reports, and articles for everyone – not just men. For mobile-internet use go to berlinintim.mobi. No registration and free of charge.

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