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FOREWORD After a soggy July, we hope now is the time for Berlin’s summer to shine. August is still a languid month, with many residents abroad for their holidays, and the calm Mitte streets seemingly only populated by foreign visitors, getting around on foot, in buses, on bikes and city tours. It’s still a great month for just sprawling on the lawn of a park with a cool drink in hand. The popular Long Night of the Museums on August 25 (see p. 10) sees thousands enjoying Berlin’s rich heritage by night. In September the city’s pace picks up as people get back to work, the cultural season starts up, and a new batch of students arrives – and by the end of the month we’re back up to speed, together with the runners participating in the Berlin Marathon on 30 September (see p. 8). There’s still a chance to see Berlin at its calmest and coolest, on board of one of the river cruises (p. 54). Whatever you do this summer, write to us at berlin@inyourpocket.com with your comments and tips. Enjoy Berlin.

Cover story Th e Hackesch e Hö fe is Germany’s largest courtyard complex, offering a varied mix of companies, shops, offices, entertainment and apartments spread over its eight interconnected courtyards. Built in 1907 and beautifully renovated i n t h e 1 9 9 0 s, i t ’s t h e bustling centrepoint of the Scheunenvier tel area of Mitte.

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From the mayor Since the fall of the Berlin Wall around 20 years ago, Berlin has experienced breakneck change: its in frastructure was modernized from the ground up, while entire city districts were either created from scratch or thoroughly remodeled. Moreover, Berlin has become a capital not only in the political sense, but culturally and intellectually as well. As a result, it is now considered one of the most exciting and diverse cities in all of Europe. Berlin finds its positive image reflected in its tourist industry statistics: more and more people are visiting our city to see its countless attractions for themselves. These include, for example, the ubiquitous traces of a turbulent and emotional history and the city’s compelling museums, which invite you to browse the world’s cultures. The contemporary art scene, too, has long since found a home in Berlin, proof of which can be seen in the city’s hundreds of galleries, many stellar collections – often exhibited in innovative settings – and, most recently, the new temporary art gallery in the heart of the city. Great art can of course also be experienced in Berlin’s opera houses and its many renowned theaters. Its wide range of orchestras – including the Berliner Philharmoniker, the Staatskapelle, the Deutsches Symphonie Orchester, the Rundfunksinfonie Orchester, and countless others – is unmatched in its quality and diversity. And let’s not forget Berlin’s exciting club scene and the many different restaurants, pubs, and bars that make the city the place to be for anyone looking for cosmopolitan flair and the latest trends. In this spirit, I would like to wish you an eventful stay in Germany’s capital city – welcome to Berlin! Klaus Wowereit Lord Mayor

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Germans like their beer, drinking about 107 litres per capita per year (down from 136 litres 15 years ago). Unfortunately Berlin's local brew, the slightly sour Berliner Weiße, is only really palatable 'mit Schuss', with a shot of sweet fruit sirup. Cocktails and long drinks of varying quality and price are available in a multitude of places. Non-alcoholic drinks often sipped in Berlin include Apfelschorle, a refreshing mix of apple juice and sparkling water, and Club-Mate ('kloob mah-tea') ice tea, made with extract of the South American maté plant, caffeine and tannins, and is popular with local hipsters as it comes in a screw top bottle so you can hiply tote it around (or drink to just below the top label and top it up with wodka).

Crime & Safety Berlin is a relatively calm and safe place. Instances of petty crimes are low compared to other Western European capitals, though you shoulds still always keep an eye on your valuables and never leave bags, wallets and mobile phones unattended. Just like anywhere else, be careful when walking in unlit streets late at night. Race-related hassles seldom occur in Berlin's touristed central areas.

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TRANSPORT Although Berlin is lodged in the middle of the great empty vastness of northeast Germany, it‘s very well connected to the rest of civilisation by bus, train, Autobahn and air. Once in Berlin, you‘ll wish that your home town had such good public transport.

Car Rental Expect to pay from €70-100 for a day of rental with 100-200km included, much less at local budget companies such as Starcar. Booking via a broker website such as www.rentalcars. com or www.autoeurope.com can save money. Taking rental cars out of Germany is often restricted; check in advance.

Avis D-4, Budapester Straße 43, Charlottenburg, MS/U Zoologischer Garten, tel. +49 30 230 93 70, www.avis. de. Also at both airports. QOpen 07:00 - 20:00, Sat 08:00 - 14:00, Sun 09:00 - 12:00. Budget D-4, Budapester Straße 24, Charlottenburg,

MS/U Zoologischer Garten, tel. +49 30 41 01 33 64, www.budget.de. Also at both airports. Rental from €95 per day. QOpen 07:00 - 23:00, Sat 08:00 - 20:00, Sun 08:00 - 23:00.

Europcar G-3, Alexanderplatz 8 (Park Inn Hotel), Mitte, MS/U Alexanderplatz, tel. +49 30 240 79 00, www. europcar.de. Also at both airports. Q Open 24 hours.

Hertz C-4, Budapester Straße 39, tel. +49 30 261 10 53, www.hertz.de. QOpen 07:00 - 20:00, Sat 08:00 16:00, Sun 09:00 - 13:00. Starcar D-4, Schillstraße 10, Tiergar ten, MU Wittenbergplatz, tel. +49 30 257 57 70, www.starcar. de. Also at Prenzlauer Promenade 43, Pankow, and Grenzallee 4, Neukölln. QOpen 07:30 - 18:30, Sat 09:00 - 12:00, Sun 09:00 - 10:00.

Public transport Berlin‘s integrated network of U-Bahn (Untergrundbahn, underground trains), bus, and Straßenbahn (trams) run by BVG and S-Bahn and RE (Schnellbahn and regional commuter trains run by DB) usually works like a dream. Just remember the number or colour and end station of the line you want to use, and you‘ll be navigating the labyrinth-like stations like a local. Most S/U-Bahn trains, buses and trams run every 5-15 minutes during the day. M buses and trams run every half hour at night; U-Bahn trains run every 15 minutes on weekend nights, with N buses following their routes every half hour (starting from Hackescher Markt) on weekday nights.

TRANSPORT Arriving in Berlin By plane Tegel airport (TXL) is 7km northwest of the city centre. Behind the airport information desk in the main hall are the BVG public transport ticket office and the luggage office. Nearby are a post office and ATMs. The TXL bus runs every 15-20 minutes between 05:00 and 23:30, and is the quickest connection to Hauptbahnhof station, Unter den Linden and Alexanderplatz. Bus X9 (every 5-10 minutes from 04:50 to 23:00) gets you to Zoo Bahnhof in 20 minutes. Tickets can be bought from the BVG, the machines outside or from the driver. A taxi to the city centre will cost about €18. Schönefeld airport (SXF) is 20km southeast of the city centre. Walk or use a bus shuttle to get to the nearby S-Bahn and railway station. An Airport Express train from here reaches the city centre in 30 minutes; the S-Bahn take about 40 minutes. Take bus X7 to U-Bahn station Rudow for Kreuzberg. For all these options you‘ll need an ABC zone ticket (€3). By train All trains stop at Berlin‘s gleaming, glass-sheathed Hauptbahnhof main station which has all the essentials; a supermarket, post office, toilets, showers, lockers and a tourist information centre. Use the S-Bahn, U-Bahn or buses to reach your final destination. International trains often also stop at Ostbahnhof, which is handy for Kreuzberg and Friedrichshain, and Spandau, where you can change for Charlottenburg.

Tickets can be used on all BVG, S-Bahn and local RE train services. Vending machines have instructions in English and accept coins, often banknotes and cards too. Berlin‘s AB travel zone contains nearly everything; you‘ll only need an ABC-ticket for Potsdam and Schoenefeld airport. With a Einzelfahrschein (AB-zone €2,40, ABC €3,10) you can travel one-way for up to two hours with unlimited transfers; it‘s cheaper to buy four tickets at once (VIer-Fahrten-Karte, €8.40). Buy a €1,40 Kurzstrecke (short distance) ticket if you want to travel up to three S/U-Bahn stops, or up to six stops by bus or tram. If you anticipate a lot of travelling, get the Tageskarte (day card, valid until 03:00 the next morning; €6,50) or the seven-day pass (€28). Groups of up to five people are best off with a Kleingruppenkarte (group day ticket, €15,50). The multi-day Berlin Welcomecard is valid for transport and some attractions. Before boarding the S- or U-Bahn, always validate your

Street smarts The Prussians certainly missed a trick when they decided it was a really smart idea to number houses up one side of the street and back down the other. Number 1 may well be opposite number 453. Thankfully, most Berlin street name signs indicate which numbers can be found along each block. The peculiar German letter ß, pronounced as an ‘s’, is used in the word for street, Straße. Some common German street-related words: Allee avenue Straße street Ufer riverbank

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Taxis Berlin‘s friendly and ubiquitous beige Mercedes taxis can be called or hailed on the street. They can also be found queing at S/U-Bahn stations and near nightlife hotspots. Not all taxis accept credit cards, ask when you book. Prices are the same day and night; flagfall plus the first kilometre is €3,40; then up to 7km it‘s €1,65/km, thereafter €1,28/km. Waiting costs €25/hr. For short hops hail a taxi already driving in the direction you need to go and immediately ask for the Kurzfahrstrecke tarriff; €4 for 2km. By the way, Funk means radio.

City Funk, tel. +49 30 21 02 02, www.cityfunk.de. Funk Taxi Berlin, tel. +49 30 26 10 26, www.taxifunkberlin.de.

Spree Funk, tel. +49 30 44 33 22, www.taxi443322.de.

WBT Funk Taxi Berlin, tel. +49 30 26 10 20, www.funk-taxi-berlin.de.

Würfel-Funk, tel. +49 30 21 01 01, www.wuerfelfunk.de.

Cycling As long as it‘s dry, getting around Berlin is really best done by bicycle. It‘s a flat city, there are plenty of cycle paths and wide bus lanes for you to use and you see so much more from the saddle than from the U-Bahn train window. Note that cycling on the pavement is illegal and may get you fined, even though everyone does it. Cycling across town may take a while, though for €1,60 you can take your bike on an S/U-Bahn train too. There are dozens of bike rental places, most charging €1012 per day. The urban bike trip planner www.bbbike.de can suggest low-traffic and cobblestone-free routes across Berlin.

Alex Rent-a-Bike G-2, Alte Schönhauser Straße 31 (Kaffeemitte), Mitte, MU Weinmeisterstraße, tel. +49 176 67 09 28 56, www.alex-rent-a-bike.de. Bike rental for €8 per half day or €15 per day, and tours too. QOpen 08:00 - 22:00. Call-a-Bike, tel. +49 30 700 05 22 55 22, www. callabike.de. Rent a solid Callbike for €0,08 per minute (maximum €15 per 24hrs) and pay by credit card. The bikes can be found parked at train stations and other points throughout central Berlin. Register your credit card via one of the touchscreens, online or by phone. Fat Tire Bike Rentals G-3, Panorama Strasse 1a, Mitte, tel. +49 30 24 04 79 91, www.fahrradverleihberlin. com. Bike rental for €12 per day; longer rentals cheaper. No reservations required. Also at Zoologischer Bahnhof, with drop-off at either shop possible. QOpen 09:30 - 20:00. Finding Berlin Bikes I-4, Revaler Straße 99, Friedrichshain, tel. +49 176 99 33 39 13, w w w. findingberlin-tours.com. Rent one of 13 fantastic classic racing bikes (try the 1970s Bianchi Randonneur, or perhaps the swish Lady Kotter) for €13-15 per day. Lock and repair kit is supplied; helmets, accessories and guided tours are available too. QOpen 10:00 - 12:00;17:00-19:00.

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ticket by punching it in the yellow or red machines near the end of the platforms. On buses and trams, the machines are on board. Public transport uses the honour system, and there are regular checks by uniformed and plainclothes inspectors. If you are caught without a ticket (or with an unvalidated one) you‘ll be fined €40 on the spot.

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Transport & Sights Cards Discounts are a welcome relief, so if you are planning to travel around town a lot and see more than one museum, get a reduced rate cards.

Berlin WelcomeCard, www.berlin-welcomecard. de. The Berlin WelcomeCard is a combined transport and reduction card (museums, bike tours/rental, boat tours, etc) valid for zone AB or zone ABC (which includes Potsdam and Schönefeld airport). Cards are valid for 48 hours (AB €17,90, ABC €19,90), 72 hours (€23,90/25,90) or 5 days (€30,90/35,90). The 72-hour Museumsinsel Card (€34/36) also includes admission to the permanent collections of those museums. Cards are sold from BVG ticket machines, tourist offices, S-Bahn offices, hotels and kiosks. The similar CityTourCard (www.citytourcard.com) is €1 cheaper and is geared towards younger travellers with restaurant, bar and club discounts. Students/youths: you may get better reductions at museums using your student ID cards.

Get2riCard, tel. +49 30 438 09 80, www.get2card. de. A 7-day tourist discount card costing €24 that allows you to get two for the price of one, whether it‘s the admission to a club, museum, cinema, nights at a hostel or hotel, or food and drinks at a wide range of bars and restaurants. For sale at most theatre ticket agencies.

Museum Pass Berlin, www.smb.museum. The permanent collections of the Staatliche Museen (state museums) and various others (57 museums in total) are free with the €19/9,50 three-day Schaulust Museum Pass, for sale at the museums and tourism offices. across Berlin. Call to register your credit card and get the code to unlock a bike; when you‘re done call again to check out and tell them where you parked it. Costs are €1 per hour, €8 for 5-24 hours.

Driving With wide roads, calm traffic and ample free parking, Berlin is one of the easiest European capitals to navigate by car, though for city centre sightseeing public transport is definitely easier. Day visitors are advised to Park & Ride; leave your car for free at a dedicated S-Bahn station and continue by S-Bahn train. Arriving on the A10 highway use Buch station; A100 Innsbrucker Platz; A111 - Jungfernheide; A113 - Bundesplatz; A114 - Pankow; A115 - Heidelberger Platz. All cars entering the city centre within the S-Bahn ring must have an Umwelt-Plakette (environmental badge sticker), which can be ordered online before your trip (for around €30) via the Climate Company, www.umwelt-plakette.de, tel. +49 30 398 87 21 40, or purchased (from €5,50) at Dekra and TÜV garages around Berlin.

Tourist information Berlin Infostore E-2, Hauptbahnhof station, Mitte, MS/U Hauptbahnhof, tel. +49 30 25 00 25, www. visitberlin.de. The helpful staff at the official Berlin tourist offices can provide a wide range of information and publications. QOpen 08:00 - 22:00. Also at F-2, Brandenburger Tor south wing (open 09:30 - 18:00); C-3, Kurfürstendamm 22 (passage, open 10:00-20:00, Sun 9:30-18:00). August - September 2012

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CULTURE & EVENTS Berlin is blessed with a large number of quality theatres and halls, top-quality artists and relatively cheap tickets - and an annual cultural budget of over €900 million to fund it all.

Opera & Classical Music Komische Oper F-3, Behrenstraße 55, Mitte, MU Französische Straße, tel. +49 30 20 26 00, www. komische-oper-berlin.de. Starting off as the Theater Unter den Linden in 1892, the building‘s monumental neo-baroque main hall survived wartime bombing, and reopened in 1947. It shows classic music, ballet and opera pieces. Translations in English are shown on a screen on the seat in front of you. Q Tickets €9-150.

Konzerthaus Berlin F-3, Gendarmenmarkt 2, Mitte, MU Stadtmitte, tel. +49 30 203 09 21 01, www. konzer thaus.de. Togeth er wi th th e Deu tsch er and Französischer Dom churches, the Konzerthaus forms Berlin‘s most spectacular architectural ensemble. Built by Friedrich Schinkel in 1821, it was destroyed in the war and only reopened as a concert hall in 1984. The Berliner SinfonieOrchester plays at the venue. Q Tickets €10-99. Philharmonie E-4, Herbert-von-Karajan-Straße 1, Tiergarten, MS/U Potsdamer Platz, tel. +49 30 25 48 89 99, www.berlin-philharmonic.de. The crumpled-looking yellow modernist building behind the chrome glitz of the Potsdamer Platz developments was once just as revolutionary as its new neighbour. The excellent Phil orchestra is directed by Liverpudlian Sir Simon Rattle. Q Tickets €7-220. Staatsoper im Schillertheater C-3, Bismarckstraße

110, Charlottenburg, MU Ernst-Reuter-Platz, tel. +49 30 20 35 45 55, www.staatsoper-berlin.org. The venue for Daniel Barenboim‘s award-winning Staatskapelle orchestra. Temporarily housed in the Schillertheater until renovations of their grand theatre on Unter den Linden are completed in 2014. Q Tickets €14-220.

Event tickets Tickets can be purchased at the venues, via hotel concierges, at ticket offices (also in major department stores) and online.

Eventim, tel. +49 180 557 00 70, www.eventim. de. An online booking service with event tickets mailed or available for home printing.

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Charlottenburg, MS/U Zoologischer Garten, tel. +49 30 230 99 30, www.hekticket.de. Ticket shops and online sales (for home printing, pick-up or mailing). Reduced same-day tickets for shows and attractions are available after 14:00. Also at Karl-Liebknecht-Straße 13, Mitte. QOpen 10:00 - 20:00, Sun 14:00 - 18:00.

Koka 36 H-4, Oranienstraße 29, Kreuzberg, MU Görlitzer Bahnhof, tel. +49 30 61 10 13 13, www. koka36.de. Kreuzberg‘s Konzertkasse has tickets in their shop and online (German only), for mailing and pickup. QOpen 09:00 - 19:00, Sat 10:00 - 16:00. Closed Sun.

Papagena, tel. +49 30 47 99 74 44, http://khs. papagena.de. Regular and reduced price tickets for classical music, opera and theatre. Call for Englishlanguage service. Berlin In Your Pocket

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Ask the concierge Berlin’s top hotels all have concierges that are there to make the guest’s lives easier. They can inform you about current events, book tickets, make restaurant reservations and hand out copies of Berlin In Your Pocket, transport maps, and brochures. Concierges can be recognised by the crossed golden keys on the lapels of their jackets.

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There‘s always something on in Berlin; these venues often have revue-style shows suitable for a foreign audience. The prices listed here indicate the cost of regular tickets, which may fluctuate depending on the show or day of the week.

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Admiralspalast F-3, Friedrichstraße 101, Mitte,

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MS/U Friedrichstraße, tel. +49 30 47 99 74 99, www. admiralspalast.de. This former army bathhouse was famous for its cabaret, operetta house, spa and brothel in Berlin‘s roaring 20s. Hitler cleaned up their acts in the 1930s, installing a private box so that he could watch his favourite operetta ‚The Merry Widow‘, and Brecht tried out his new theatre here from the 1950s. With several theatres, it now puts on plays, concerts and musicals. Q Shows Tue-Sun 20:00. Tickets €21-79.

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Berliner Residenz Konzerte B-3, Spandauer Damm 22-24, Charlottenburg, MS Westend, tel. +49 30 526 81 96 96, w w w.concer ts-berlin.com. The Berliner Residenz Orchestra plays famous Baroque-era works by candlelight, with musicians in period costumes - a unique opportunity to get a good idea of what it was like to attend a party in the 18th century. Guests can combine the concert with a tour of Charlottenburg castle or a trip on the river Spree, and dinner amidst hundreds of candles. Q Dinner 18:00, concert 20:30. Tickets €29-79.

Blue Man Group E-4, Marlene Dietrich Platz 4, Mitte, MS/U Potsdamer Platz, tel. +49 18 05 44 44, www.bluemangroup.de. The (quite literally) Blue

Berlin Marathon Some 40,000 runners will take part in the 39th BMW Berlin Marathon on Sunday 30 September; there’s a good chance to see history being made, as the last four world records were all set in Berlin. The race starts at 09:00 on Straße des 17 Juni. The route loops past the Reichstag, Alexanderplatz and along Karl-Marx-Allee, across the river into Kreuzberg and via Schöneberg and Charlottenburg back to Mitte for the final stretch along Unter den Linden and through the Brandenburger Tor. The winner is expected to cross the finishing line at the same place just after 11:00, with the award ceremony taking place around 11:30. Star of the race is the Kenyan athlete Geoffrey Mutai, who in 2010 completed this course in 2:05:10, just behind the 2:03:38 world record which was set by his countryman Patrick Makau in Berlin last year. For more information see www.bmw-berlin-marathon.com.

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Man Group has been wowing audiences for years at their Bluemax Theatre, with a show that is a kaleidoscope, a whirl wind, a puz zle, psych edelic, and many more adjectives that people just haven‘t managed to sum up the visually and musically powerful show with. The few texts that are spoken are in English. Q Shows Tue, Fri 21:00; Wed, Thu, Sat 18:00, 21:00; Sun 18:00. Tickets €65-77.

Friedrichstadtpalast F-3, Friedrichstraße 107, Mitte, MU Oranienburger Tor, tel. +49 30 23 26 23 26, w w w.friedrichstadtpalast.de. No one does over-the-top better than the producers and long-legged dancers and acrobats of Friedrichstadtpalast. This venue normally puts on the glitziest, biggest revues in town. Q Tickets €19-95. Tipi am Kanzleramt E-3, Große Querallee, Tiergarten,

MU Bundestag, tel. +49 30 39 06 65 50, www.tipi-amkanzleramt.de. Continuing a tradition that started a century ago in Berlin, the Tipi team wine, dine and entertain guests for an evening in their elegant year-round tent in Tiergarten park. Before the show starts, gourmet food is served. Then it‘s over to the artists featured that night to entertain the audience. Q Shows 20:00, Sun 19:00. Tickets €15-45.

Wintergarten Variété E-4, Potsdamer Straße 96,

Tiergarten, MU Kurfürstenstraße, tel. +49 30 58 84 33, www.wintergarten-berlin.de. One of Berlin‘s famed variety theatres was revived here as a dinner theater. Seated around tables, you‘ll enjoy a show with acrobats, magicians, clowns, jugglers and more. Before the show, waiters take orders for meals which are served during the break. New shows are put on several times per year. Q Shows Wed-Sat 20:00, Sun 18:00. Tickets €25-60.

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Theatre, Music & Dance Berlin has dozens of venues for performances. There‘s lots of great theatre, but most of it is German-language; it‘s getting better, with English plays or surtitles in some theatres. Berlin is the world capital of contemporary dance; look for shows by Sasha Waltz, perhaps the best choreographer around. The Staatsballett Berlin is the main classic dance company. Tanzraumberlin magazine (www.tanzraumberlin.de), available at the venues, lists all dance events.

Berliner Residenz Concerts Enjoy classical concerts and a festive dinner in royal surroundings. Baroque-era culinary delicacies and musical masterpieces are combined in the magical surroundings of the extravagant former summer residence of the Hohenzollern dynasty. August 1,3,4,7,8,11,14,15,17,18,21,22,24,25, 28,29,31; September 1,5,7,12,14,15,19,21,22,26,29: “Masterpieces of the 17th and 18th centuries, by J.S.Bach, G.F.Händel, W.A.Mozart, A.Vivaldi and Frederick the Great and his court composers.“

Berliner Residenz Konzer te , Spandauer D a m m 2 2 - 2 4 , G r o ße O r a n ger i e o f S c h l o s s Charlottenburg, tel. +49 30 25 81 03 50, www. concerts-berlin.com.

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Berlin’s grooviest hotel is well-known for its relaxed Jazz brunches, held Sundays between 11:30 and 14:30 in the Duke restaurant. A set fee allows you to sample anything from the buffet, while talented Jazz musicians take care of the atmosphere. Brunchtime performances for August are taken care of by the Craig Burton Duo on the 4th, the Denisa Duo on the 10th, the Larissa Duo on the 19th and the Jeffrey Dimen Duo on the 26th.

BE – Berlin Expocenter Airport, Messestraße 1, Schönefeld Airport CH – Columbia-Halle, Columbiadamm 13-21, tel. +49 30 698 09 80, www.columbiahalle.de. KI – Kindl-Bühne Wuhlheide, An der Wuhlheide 187, tel. +49 30 530 79 530, www.wuhlheide.de. MB – Messe Berlin, Messedamm 22, tel. +49 30 303 80, www.messe-berlin.de. MC – Magnet Club, Falckensteinstraße 48, www. magnet-club.de. O2 – O2 World, Mühlenstraße 12-30, tel. +49 30 20 60 70 80, www.o2world.de. PH – Philharmonie, Herbert-von-Karajan-Straße 1, tel. +49 30 25 48 80, www.berliner-philharmoniker.de. WB – Waldbühne, Glo cken turmstraße 1, w w w. waldbuehne-berlin.de. ZS – Zitadelle Spandau, Am Juliusturm 64, tel. +49 30 354 94 40, www.zitadelle-spandau.de.

The Ladies’ Styling Dinner, every Tuesday and Thursday, gets you an evening of hair and make-up treatment followed by a three-course meal.

Ellington Hotel, D-4, Nürnberger Str. 50-55, tel. +49 30 68 31 50, www.ellington-hotel.com.

English Theatre Berlin F-5, Fidicinstraße 40, Kreuzberg,

MU Platz der Luftbrücke, tel. +49 30 691 12 11, www. etberlin.de. Berlin residents, whether native English speakers or not, come to this theatre for the edgy programming on the little black box‘s stage. Q Tickets €14-18.

Halle Tanzbühne G-1, Eberswalder Straße 10-11,

Prenzlauer Berg, MU Eberswalder Straße, tel. +49 30 44 04 42 92, www.halle-tanz-berlin.de. A monumental school gym, used for excellent modern dance productions by the Toula Limnaios company. Q Tickets €15.

Hebbel am Ufer (HAU) F-4, Hallesches Ufer 32, Kreuzberg, MU Hallesches Tor, tel. +49 30 259 00 40,

Dalí - The Exhibition at Potsdamer Platz Wi th over 45 0 exh i bi ts, th e n ew museu m an d cultural highlight ‘Dalí - The Exhibition at Potsdamer Platz’ offers the most complete overview of Dalí’s virtuous and experimental mastery in almost all art techniques, right here in the heart of Berlin. As Dalí once said: “Come into my brain”. In keeping with this spirit ’Surrealism for all’, visitors to Berlin now have the chance to discover ‘their Dalí’.

Dalí - The Exhibition at Potsdamer Platz ,

Leipziger Platz 7, Mitte, MPotsdamer Platz, tel. +49 700 32 54 23 75 46, www.daliberlin.de. Open 12:00-20:00, Sun & holidays 10:00-20:00. Admission €11, reduced €9.

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Classical music 31 Aug, 20:00 PH Mahler Chamber Orchestra Conductor: Kent Nagano; Works by Charles Ives 4 Sept, 20:00 PH Koninklijk Concertgebouworkest Amsterdam, Simon Halsey Conductor: Mariss Jansons; Works by Schönberg, Stravinsky, Barber, and Varèse 6 Sept, 20:00 PH London Symphony Orchestra Conductor: Michael Tilson Thomas; Works by Copland, Feldman, and Ives

Wintergarten: Made in Berlin

In a city dominated by mainly German theater shows, the BLUE MAN GROUP show at Potsdamer Platz offers a wonderful solution for any tongue-tied foreigner in the city. The New York production is a unique form of entertainment that communicates with its audience by way of gestures, expressions and music rather than words. In the show, three bald-headed blue men whisk the audience away on a funny, entertaining, thrilling and unique musical journey. Now the show, which has been thrilling audiences in Berlin since 2004, is introducing an ‘international edition’ in which English text has been creatively integrated into the production, making it even easier for visitors from abroad to follow along. Come see the BLUE MAN GROUP perform at the Stage BLUEMAX Theater at Potsdamer Platz. BLUE MAN GROUP, Marlene-Dietrich-Platz 4, Stage BLUEMAX Theater, Tel. (+ 49) (0) 18 05 44 44 *, www.bluemangroup.de/international Daily shows except for on Mondays. Tickets from € 54,90.

www.hebbel-am-ufer.de. Three small theatres (the others at Stresemannstraße 29 and Tempelhofer Ufer 10) perform experimental theatre (often in English or mute) and dance. Q Tickets €11-18.

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Kookaburra G-2, Schönhauser Allee 184, Prenzlauer

Berg, MU Rosa-Luxemburg-Platz, tel. +49 30 48 62 31 86, www.comedyclub.de. Laughing matters at Berlin‘s premier comedy club, which has English-language stand-up comedy with Kim Eustace every first Tuesday of the month, the interactive ComedySportz show every second Tue & Sat, burlesque with Jack Woodhead every third Tue & Sat and an open mic every first Sat. Q Tickets €8-10.

7 Sept, 20:00 PH Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin Conductor: Tugan Sokhiev; Works by Stravinsky, Copland, and Rachmaninov

Radialsystem V H-4, Holzmarktstraße 33,

Friedrichshain, MS Ostbahnhof, tel. +49 30 288 78 85 88, www.radialsystem.de. A fantastic theatre, dance and music venue in an old pumping station along the Spree river. There‘s a restaurant and café too. Q Tickets €5-41.

10 Sept, 19:00 BBC Symphony Orchestra, BBC Singers Conductor: John Adams

Long Night of the Museums Berlin’s biannual Long Night of the Museums takes place again on Saturday 25 August from 18:00 to 02:00. Over 100 museums and institutes participate. The theme this summer edition is Berlin itself, as the city celebrates its 775th anniversary this year, and many museums focus on Berlin’s medieval roots and the important role that immigrants have played throughout the centuries. Like in previous editions, tours, performances, workshops, children’s programmes and musical/literary events are held beside the regular exhibitions. The Long Night opens at the Kulturforum near Potsdamer Platz, where tickets and information can be found, and from where the shuttle buses head to all participating venues. Tickets are €18/12, for sale via www.museumsportalberlin.de, at BVG and S-Bahn station counters and other ticketing offices; admission is free for children under 12. More information can be found at www. lange-nacht-der-museen.de and via @museumsnachtb on twitter, the museumsnacht Facebook page and on the free Lange Nacht der Museen iPhone app.

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16 Sept, 20:00 PH Die 12 Cellisten der Berliner Philharmoniker Works by Carter, Varèse, Schönberg, Dvorak, Bacharach, and Piazolla David Pereira

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Until 3 November, the Wintergarten’s new ‘Made in Berlin’ show offers music, fun and acrobatics inspired by this off-beat, fascinating and multifaceted city.

Concerts 9 Aug 19:00 The Pogues

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The colourful programme is as vibrant, extraordinary and diverse as the city itself and is accompanied by music by people who have lived or still live in Berlin– from Marlene Dietrich through David Bowie to Peter Fox; from the twenties to today. Renowned artists include Eike von Stuckenbrok, who does handstand equilibristics on a dummy, and Rémi Martin on the Chinese pole.

14 Aug, 20:00 Municipal Waste + The Prophecy 23 + Space

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Wintergarten Variété, Potsdamer Straße 96, Tiergarten, U Kurfürstenstraße, tel. +49 30 58 84 33, www.wintergarten-berlin.de. Shows Wed-Sat 20:00, Sun 18:00.

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17 Aug, 20:00 Star Fucking Hipsters

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25 Aug, 18:00 Knorkator

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29 Aug, 20:00 Sean Paul

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30 Aug, 18:00 Green Day

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Irish Harp & Kilkenny

Foreign film offerings in German cinemas are often dubbed so check www.critic.de/ov-movies-berlin or look in listings magazines like Tip and Zitty, for subtitled films; these are marked in with OmU or OmengU (original version with German/English subtitles) and OF or OV (original version); DF means German version.

Until 25 November: from the collections of the German Historical Museum

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Babylon Mitte G-2, Rosa-Luxemburg-Straße 30, Mitte, MU Rosa-Luxemburg-Platz, tel. +49 30 242 59 69, www.babylonberlin.de. A filmhouse for great directors, Babylon has a great program, but often films are dubbed into German. The building itself is a 1920s example of New Objectivity. Watch for occasional screenings of silent films accompanied by the historical organ from 1929. Q Tickets €7. Cinestar Event & Original E-4, Potsdamer Straße 4, Tiergarten, MS/U Potsdamer Platz, tel. +49 30 26 06 64 00, www.cinestar.de. With a sleek ambience, a cocktail bar, roomy seating (even love seats) and a Taxi Driver carpet, the Cinestar Original cinema is loved by English-speakers and film purists for screening blockbuster and arthouse movies in their original version. The Cinestar Event cinema shows 3D movies and documentaries in German on the biggest screen in town. Q Tickets €6-11. Hackesche Höfe G-2, Rosenthaler Straße 40, Mitte, MS Hackescher Markt, tel. +49 30 283 46 03, www.hackesche-hoefe.org. Many foreign films play here, so speakers of languages other than German could get by here as long as the films aren‘t dubbed; many have German subtitles. Q Tickets €8; Mon, Tue €6,50. Sputnik G-5, Hasenheide 54, Kreuzberg, MU Südstern, tel. +49 30 694 11 47, www.sputnik-kino. com. Berlin‘s highest cinema screens a lot of indie films, many in English, and sometimes very long ones. In a back courtyard of a large complex, it may seem a bit dicey working your way to the theater, but it‘s safe, small, and friendly. Bricks make up part of the furniture. Q Tickets €5-6,5. Film festivals Apart from the huge Berlinale film festival in February, Berlin has over 40 smaller international film festivals throughout the year, often focused on a country or theme. 2-5 Aug: Entzaubert, Schwarzer Kanal, entzaubert.blogsport.de. 20 Aug: First-Steps, Theater am Potsdamer Platz, www.firststeps.de 21-29 Aug: Fantasy Filmfest, Cinestar & Cinemaxx, www.fantasyfilmfest.com. 30 Aug - 2 Sept: Favourites Film Festival, Filmrauschpalast, www.fffberlin.de 31 Aug - 9 Sept: Kino Kabaret, Jugendclub E-LOK, www.kinoberlino.de 31 Aug - 9 Sept: Contravision, Zeiss Grossplanetarium, www.contravision.de 12-16 Sept: Jugendmedienfestival, Kulturcentrum Die weiße Rose, www.jugendmedienfestival.de 13-16 Sept: Pool, Eden, www.pool-festival.de. 14-16 Sept: Down Under Australian FF, Kino Moviemento, www.downunderberlin.de 15 Sept: Trash short film fest, Moviemento, www.trashfilmfestival.de. 19 Sept - 14 Oct: Doku-Arts, Zeughauskino, www.doku-arts.de. 26 Sept: Going Underground, on U-Bahn train screens, www.goingunderground.de.

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Fun & football, a drink or two and a bite to eat go hand in hand. And if that’s what you’re after, the Kilkenny Irish Pub is where you find it. Watch all major sport events, Champions League, Premier League, Formula One etc. on large screens, together with locals and tourists from all over the world. Am Zwirngraben 17-20, tel. +49 30 283 20 84, www.kilkenny-pub.de. Open daily from 10:00.

The exhibition presents unique objects from the German Historical Museum’s collections that vividly illustrate many of the official GDR abbreviations. Objects like the highly decorated uniform of the Minister of National Defence, Heinz Hoffmann, or the official apparel of the 1968 Olympic Games march along as if in a parade, showing how the GDR displayed itself in public. At the same time the exhibition presents aspects of work and everyday life in the GDR, such as the impressive model of a strip mining excavator.

Irish Harp Pub Just one minute off Kurfürstendamm, the Irish Harp Pub is a haven for music and sports fans alike. Two bars, a cozy ambience, four large TVs and two big screens provide the setting for a great night out, or an afternoon full of excitement and entertainment while following international football, rugby and other sports, or playing a round of darts.

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Giesebrechtstr. 15, Charlottenburg. tel. +49 30 22 32 87 35, www.harp-pub.de. Open daily from 10:00.

Deutsches Historisches Museum, Unter den Linden 2, Mitte, MHackescher Markt, tel. +49 30 20 30 40, www.dhm.de. Open 10:00 - 18:00. Tickets from 24,50 €

31 Aug, 19:30 Xavier Naidoo Ifa-Sommergarten, Messedamm 22 5 Sept Leonard Cohen

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Exhibitions See also the Berlinische Galerie exhibitions listed on page 53.

Festivals

Until 6 August SM Sex Education and Scandal - 50 Years of Gays and Lesbians in BRAVO Magazine

3-5 Aug International Beer Festival: 2,000 beers, 300 breweries, 86 countries Karl-Marx-Allee

Until 12 August PG Fascinated by Blue and White - Chinese Porcelain in Islamic Painting,

7-8 Sept Berlin Festival, rock music Tempelhof Airport

Until 12 August AK Choreography of the masses - In Sport. In the stadium. In a frenzy.

Trade fairs

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8-9 September Open Monument Day Many venues across Berlin, admission free.

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31 Aug – 5 Sept IFA Consumer Electronics fair 11-16 Sept ILA Berlin Air Show

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Potsdamer Straße 96, D -10785 Berlin Tiergarten Ticket Hotline: +49(0)30 - 588 433 or just print your tickets at home: www.wintergarten-berlin.de

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Since reunification, the old city centre district Mitte (meaning ‘middle’) has rightly snatched back the title of most-visited district from Charlottenburg. On and off the boulevard Unter den Linden are baroque and classical monuments to Prussian culture. The architecturally humbler but more neighbourhood-like Scheunenviertel area allows the casually chic to saunter from courtyard gallery to sidewalk café. Only traces are left of the Jewish community that lived here from the late 17th century, welcomed by the Great Elector Friedrich Wilhelm. Between Mitte and Charlottenburg, the huge Tiergarten park began as the Great Elector’s hunting grounds in the 1600s. Traffic passes through it, doing a dosey-doe around the Siegessäule victory column. The Straße des 17. Juni leads east to the Brandenburger Tor; just south of it are the state museums of the Kulturforum and the Potsdamer Platz district with its soaring corporate buildings.

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Getting there Arrivals by plane and train usually end up at Hauptbahnhof station, central for the city but not really close to anything. S-Bahn trains from the top level link to the east and west of the city, while the fancy new two-stop U55 U-Bahn line takes sightseers straight to Brandenburger Tor.

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Over €200 Adlon F-2, Unter den Linden 77, Mitte, MU Unter den Linden, tel. +49 30 226 10, adlon@kempinski.com, www.hotel-adlon.de. The reconstructed, historic Adlon hotel has views of the Brandenburger Tor, unfussy 1920s-style rooms with cherry wood, black marble and rich fabrics, plus the staff provides impeccable service. Often voted the best hotel in Germany and even Europe, this is the only place to sleep. Q375 rooms (302 singles €240 - 310, 302 doubles €290 - 360, 72 suites €520 - 3800, 1 Presidential suite €8500). Breakfast extra. PHARUFLGKDC hhhhh

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Hilton F-2, Mohrenstraße 30, Mitte, MU Stadtmitte, tel. +49 30 202 30, info.berlin@hilton.com, www.hilton. com. Maybe it‘s the excellent breakfast and not the privileged view on Gendarmenmarkt that keeps guests coming back. The formal rooms are supplemented by good restaurants and exotic spa treatments. Q591 rooms (singles €145 - 345, doubles €145 - 345, suites €220 - 1145). Breakfast extra. PHARUFLEGKDC hhhhh

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Hotel de Rome F-3, Behrenstraße 37, Mitte, MS/U Brandenburger Tor, tel. +49 30 460 60 90, info. derome@roccofortecollection.com, www.hotelderome. com. Overlooking Bebelplatz, this top-class hotel occupies a magnificent former bank building from 1889. Wooden panelling, marble and even shrapnel damage pervade the high-ceilinged lobby and rooms, and the bank‘s vault is now a 20-metre pool. Q146 rooms (103 singles €395 - 495, 103 doubles €395 - 495, 43 suites €595 - 4100). Marriott E-4, Inge-Beisheim-Platz 1, Mitte, MS/U Potsdamer Platz, tel. +49 30 22 00 00, www.marriott. com. Ten floors of superb rooms and conference facilities overlooking the Platz. The lobby has a serenely spinning 3-tonne black granite globe, and the copper facade of one wall plays an unearthly light show. That plus a wellness centre and a classic Art Deco New York bar and grill make this one of Berlin‘s finest hotels. Q379 rooms (350 singles €159 - 219, 350 doubles €159 - 219, 9 suites €350 1200, 80 executive room €199 - 259). Breakfast extra. PHAFLGKDC hhhhh Ritz-Carlton E/F-4, Potsdamer Platz 3, Mitte, MS/U Potsdamer Platz, tel. +49 30 33 77 77, berlin@ ritzcarlton.com, www.ritzcarlton.com. A gilt-edged hotel with superlative services, gourmet dining and fake marble Corinthian columns lining a sweeping staircase in the lobby. The classic dark wooden bar opens with a ceremony every evening at 18:00 and serves over 400 fine fruit brandies. Q302 rooms (singles €250 - 360, doubles €280 - 440, 40 suites €330 - 5000). Breakfast extra. PTHARUFLGKDC hhhhh

Westin Grand F-3, Friedrichstraße 158-164, Mitte, MS/U Friedrichstraße, tel. +49 30 202 70, info@westingrand.com, www.westin.com/berlin. Enviably well-located and used in GDR times for Party bigwigs, the Westin is classically furnished, with a copy of the Adlon‘s marble staircase situated in the lobby, a round pool, an upmarket restaurant and suites with butler service. Q358 rooms (25 singles €136 - 350, 273 doubles €136 - 375, suites €379 930, 15 junior suites €279 - 565, 1 presidential suite €986 - 1930). Breakfast extra. PHARUFLGKDC hhhhh

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€150-200 Berlin, Berlin D-4, Lützowplatz 17, Tiergarten, MU Nollendor fplatz, tel. +49 30 260 50, info@hotelberlin.de, www.hotel-berlin.de. Mostly known for its conference facilities, this large 1958 hotel is in a central but rather bland area just south of Tiergarten park. The glam period lobby and restaurant give way to comfortably furnished rooms, in a variety of styles. There‘s live sports action in the bar, while peace can be found in the summer garden restaurant. Q 701 rooms (103 singles €100 195, 569 doubles €100 - 245, 29 suites €220 - 900). PHARUFLGKD hhhh

Hackescher Markt G-3, Große Präsidentenstraße

8, Mitte, MS Hackescher Markt, tel. +49 30 28 00 30, info@hackescher-markt.com, w w w.hotelhackescher-markt.com. After a night of bar-hopping in Mitte, you‘ll wish that this small hotel on a quiet street was your crash pad. Rooms are an odd mix of furnishings, including English wicker and Middle Eastern accents, but it‘s a lovely spot all the same. Q 31 rooms (21 singles €120 - 180, 7 doubles €130 - 180, 3 suites €175 - 205). ALG hhhh

Mandala E-4, Potsdamer Straße 3, Tiergarten, MS/U Potsdamer Platz, tel. +49 30 59 00 00 00, welcome@ madison-berlin.de, w w w.themandala.de. E xcellent rooms and apartments for both short and long-term stays. The Potsdamer Platz hotel location has great views over Tiergarten park and hosts the top-notch Facil restaurant and Qiu lounge; the suites at Friedrichstraße 185-190 are close to all the action. Q 157 rooms (157 suites €130 - 5800). Breakfast extra. PHAUFLKDW hhhhh

€75-150 Honigmond & Garden Hotels F-2, Tieckstraße 12, Mitte, MS Nordbahnhof, tel. +49 30 284 45 50, honigmond@t-online.de, w w w.honigmond.de. Two meticulously restored buildings with sparsely furnished rooms with original wooded floors makes for a homey feel. The nearby Garden Hotel dependence (Invalidenstraße 122) has a garden with a lawn and goldfish pond for frolicking around in summer. Q24 rooms (singles €59 - 109, doubles €79 - 159). AG Mercure Berlin an der Charité F-2, Invalidenstraße

38, Mitte, MU Zinnowitzer Straße, tel. +49 30 30 82 60, h5341@accor.com, www.mercure.com. Pretty slick for a three star, the Charité is kitted out in trendy cream and brown colours, and oozes subtle style. Rooms are light and functionally designed; the more luxury comfort class rooms come with wine and water. Q246 rooms (246 singles €77 - 106, 246 doubles €86 - 126). PHARULGK hhh

Park Inn Berlin Alexanderplat z G-3, Alexanderplat z 7, Mitte, MS/U Alexanderplat z, tel. +49 30 238 90, berlin.hotel@rezidorparkinn. com, www.parkinn-berlin.com. Towering 40 stories over Alexanderplatz, Germany‘s third-largest hotel is as central as it gets. Business rooms are all renovated and stocked with a coffeemaker and ironing board. By far the best choice for the direction-impaired. Q 1012 rooms (318 singles €89 - 125, 671 doubles €89 - 125, 23 suites €130 - 185). Breakfast extra. POARFGKD hhhh August - September 2012

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Restaurants & Cafés Asian Manngo G-2, Mulackstraße 29, Mitte, M U Weinmeisterstraße, tel. +49 30 28 04 05 58, www. manngo.de. A friendly and deliciously enticing Vietnamese with a small, perfectly formed menu and a curious collection of Klimt artworks on the walls. The authentic curry, satay, spring rolls and soups are very affordable, while fresh juices, Bia Hoi and Saigon beer also up the ante. QOpen 12:00 - 24:00, Sat 13:00 - 24:00. Closed Sun. €. TANB

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Monsieur Vuong G-2, Alte Schönhauser Straße 46,

Mitte, MU Weinmeisterstraße, tel. +49 30 30 87 26 43, www.monsieurvuong.de. Hanoi and Saigon have landed in a chic little red Vietnamese restaurant in Mitte. There are only five dishes and two daily specials, but they‘re so delicious you‘ll be ordering a second bowl of rice to soak up the leftover sauce. After your gói bo, try some jasmin or artichoke tea. Prices have risen and you‘ll have to fight the über-cool crowds for a table as Mr. Vuong doesn‘t take reservations. QOpen 12:00 - 24:00. €. S

Va n L o n g R e i n h a r d t s t r a ß e 8 , M i t t e , M U Oranienburger Tor, tel. +49 30 28 23 570, www.vanlong.de. Best visited for the wide range of Vietnamese specialities, from all parts of the country, Van Long also has some tasty Thai options served in a modest space decorated with Vietnamese art. Try the specials such as the Cha Ca La Vong fish that you finish grilling at your table, or the Lau chay clay pot with tofu and vegetables. QOpen 12:00 - 24:00. €€.

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Austrian Brecht-Haus Kellerrestaurant F-2, Chausseestraße

125, Mitte, MU Oranienburger Tor, tel. +49 30 282 38 43, www.brechtkeller.de. The recipes served here are those of a busy Austrian actress making do with East German ingredients, so though decent, it‘s not the Tafelspitz (rump steak) that‘s famous, but the spirit of the place where playwright Berthold Brecht and his actress wife Helene Weigel lived. The small basement cellar is full of family photographs and original set models of plays like Mother Courage. Also inside is what could only be described as a romantic brick-lined lounge area. A wall separates a terrace from the cemetery where the couple are buried. QOpen 18:00 - 01:00. €€. B

Fast food DomCurr y F-3, Gendarmenmarkt (Hilton hotel), Mitte, MU Französische Straße, tel. +49 30 202 30 44 55. Elevating fast food to a gatronomic experience, the Hilton allows you to style your own currywurst using top-quality ingredients, right beside the Deutsche Dom on Gendarmenmarkt. There are several types of sausage (ostrich, eco, fish), sauces and bread to choose from. QOpen 11:00 - 18:00. €.

Fine dining Aigner F-3, Französische Straße 25, Mitte, MU Französiche Straße, tel. +49 30 203 75 18 50, www. aigner-gendarmenmarkt.de. One of Berlin‘s best places to eat, Aigner is truly international, as its name, concept and all the old furnishings originate from a famous Viennese café that closed in the 1980s. Master chef Herbert Beltle and his team serve award-winning dishes with ingredients sourced fresh from the market. QOpen 12:00 - 02:00. €€€. TUGBSW Borchardt F-3, Französische Straße 47, Mitte, MU Französische Straße, tel. +49 30 81 88 62 62, www. borchardt-restaurant.de. Borchardt didn‘t have to invest much to make a good first impression - the mere height of the ceiling and the building‘s original tile floors whisper class and luxury. The money and creative energy goes into the kitchen, which comes up with a different menu each day to keep its regular clientele surprised. Leave the pork to the Germans, the beef dishes here are delectable. Q Open from 11:00. €€€. GB Facil E-4, Potsdamer Straße 3, Tiergarten, MS/U Potsdamer Platz, tel. +49 30 590 05 12 34, www. facil.de. At the Mandala Hotel‘s Michelin-starred gourmet restaurant, chef de cuisine Michael Kempf creates elegantly light fare using only fresh, local products direct from the Berlin In Your Pocket

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Gaffel Haus F-3, Dorotheenstraße 65, Mitte, MS/U Friedrichstraße, tel. +49 30 31 01 16 93, www. gaffel-haus-berlin.de. Serving the famed Gaffel Kölsch beer from Cologne in the small glasses typical for that city, Gaffel, a large and athentic beer house serving traditional German cuisine, lives up to expectations. Try the Fooderplaat snack plate with sausages and black pudding, the herring filet or the roast beef, or the excellent Wiener Schnitzel. When FC Köln plays on Sundays, Gaffel is open and full of cheering fans. QOpen 12:00 - 24:00, Sun 12:00 - 20:00. €€. B Geor gbräu G-3, Spr e euf er 4, Mitte, M U Klosterstraße, tel. +49 30 242 42 44, w w w. georgbraeu.de. With a terrace overlooking the river and flanked by a dramatic statue of St. George slaying a dragon (for no apparent reason), the Georgbräu is a merry, tourist-orientated brewery serving great beer. The menu lists wonderful local food, with things like Big Berlin Balls, which we‘re sure to try... next time. QOpen 10:00 - 24:00. €. B market. The menu changes daily and has an emphasis on tasty vegetables and exotic herbs. Facil‘s design is a postmodern, glass-box Asian pavilion with a large central skylight that retracts. Q Open 12:00 - 15:00, 19:00 - 23:00. Closed Sat, Sun. €€€€. UGBW h

Fischers Fritz F-3, Charlottenstraße 49, Mitte, MU Französische Straße, tel. +49 30 20 33 63 63, www. fischersfritzberlin.com. The restaurant‘s name comes from a tongue-twister and the light, fish-focused menu is for a very refined palate. Chef Christian Lohse has won several of the Michelin stars that appear none too oft in Germany. The German chef first trained in Dijon and has since pleased gourmands such as those at The Dorchester in London and the Sultan of Brunei (as a private chef). The dining room has light woods, deep carpets and a fireplace. Q Open 12:0014:00; 18:30-23:00. €€€€. PAG hh

Lutter & Wegner F-3, Charlottenstraße 56, Mitte, MU Französische Straße, tel. +49 30 202 95 40, www.l-wberlin.de. Classy, traditional, and with a link to the actor who put the sparkle in German wine in 1811, this is the place to share a bottle of Sekt before or after a concert at the Konzerthaus on Gendarmenmarkt. There‘s a warren of rooms in which to carve out a cosy niche. Germans know their roasts, and you can trust the national committee that dubbed the Sauerbraten here the best in Germany in 2003. QOpen 11:00 - 03:00. Closed Sun. The warm kitchen closes at 01:00 while the Weinstube serves cold dishes until 03:00. €€€. AB berlin.inyourpocket.com

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MITTE Margaux F-3, Unter den Linden 78, Mitte, MS/U Brandenburger Tor, tel. +49 30 22 65 26 11, www. margaux-berlin.de. Rich cuisine by Chef Michael Hoffmann at this Michelin-starred restaurant, which uses only the best ingredients for a daily menu that is chosen by quality of supplies. Fish are only line-caught, mostly in the Atlantic and in Brandenburg. Save room for the French cheese plate. A good way to sample the cuisine is the four- or seven-course dinner. QOpen 19:00 - 22:30. Closed Sun. €€€-€€€€. PAG h

Paris-Moskau E-3, Alt-Moabit 141, Tiergarten, MS/U Hauptbahnhof, tel. +49 30 394 20 81, www.parismoskau.de. Many train passengers rolling into Hauptbahnhof assume this lonely and unusual half-timber house from 1898 is related to the railroad, as it sits along the tracks that link Paris and Moscow, but the fine restaurant inside has more connections to the Mediterranean. Dishes include stuffed quail, steak with pumpkin and pike-perch. QOpen 12:00 15:00; 18:00-23:30, Sat, Sun 18:00 - 23:30. €€€. A VAU F-3, Jägerstraße 54/55, Mitte, MU Französische Straße, tel. +49 30 202 97 30, www.vau-berlin.de. It‘s easy to spell and rhymes with wow, and the latter is the word-of-mouth that has kept chef Kolja Kleeberg‘s restaurant fully booked for years. Using many products from the Berlin area, Michelin-starred Kleeberg follows his mentor Josef Viehhauser‘s rule: never more than three products on a plate. Q Open 12:00 - 14:30, 19:00 22:30. Sun closed. €€€€. PAG h VOX E-4, Marlene-Dietrich-Platz 2, Tiergarten, MS/U Potsdamer Platz, tel. +49 30 25 53 17 02, www.berlin. grand.hyatt.com. Highly-paid business travellers from New York, London, and Hamburg look quite at home in this excellent, minimalist and high-ceiling restaurant in the Grand Hyatt. Between the live jazz in the adjoining lounge and the show kitchen, it makes for a see-and-be-seen evening, so don‘t drop your sushi in your lap. The Vox bar is open from 18:00 and closes when guests decide. The kitchen is open until 24:00. Breakfast on Saturday continues until 11:00 and on Sunday until 14:00. Q Open 06:30 - 10:30; 12:00 - 14:30; 18:30 - 24:00. €€€. PAEGB

German Alpenstueck F-2, Gar tenstraße 9, Mitte, MS Nor dbahnhof, tel. +49 30 21 75 16 46, w w w. alpenstueck.de. Wiener Schnitzel with Schwabian potato salad, Maultaschen with Bavarian creme are just a few of the dishes available at Alpenstueck, a designer restaurant with a traditional twist. The chef prepares southern German and Austrian home cooking with fresh ingredients, changing the menu every three days. A feast for the eyes and the palate. QOpen 18:00 - 01:00. €€. TUGBS

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MITTE Maximilians F-4, Friedrichstraße 185-190, Mitte,

MU Stadtmitte, tel. +49 30 20 45 05 59, www. maximiliansrestaurant.de. So you always wondered what Bavaria is like - the beer, the food, Oktoberfest - but you only made it as far as Berlin? No problem: Maximilians restaurant serves up authentic and delicious Bavarian cuisine just a stone‘s throw from Gendarmenmarkt. The menu includes soups and salads, but the real specialities are the delicious Bavarian meat dishes such as knuckle of pork, steak, and a variety of sausages. QOpen 11:00 - 24:00. €€. UGBS

Mutter Hoppe G-3, Rathausstraße 21, Mitte, MS/U Alexanderplatz, tel. +49 30 241 56 25, www. prostmahlzeit.de/mutterhoppe. Head down the winding staircase into this restaurant in the Nikolaiviertel district. You‘ll find the space divided into cosy, low-ceilinged nooks with upholstered banquettes and historic photos and drawings on the painted walls. Heavy meat dishes are the meals to order here. The kitchen offers sides not served at other German restaurants, including green beans wrapped in bacon. Make reservations; or try their sister restaurant Julchen Hoppe, a few doors further towards the Spree. QOpen 11:30 - 24:00. €€. TEGB Schwarzwaldstuben F-3, Tucholskystraße 48, Mitte, MU Oranienburger Straße, tel. +49 30 28 09 80 84, www.schwarzwaldstuben-berlin.com. Bambi meets Berlin chic at the trendy Black Forest themed Schwarzwaldstuben, which has a friendly atmosphere, bedraggled animal heads mounted on the walls and heavy mix-matched furniture. Regional treats include Maultaschen (ravioli-like pockets in broth) and Schnitzel. Q Open 09:00 - 24:00. €€. TUNBS Ständige Vertretung F-3, Schiffbauerdamm 8, Mitte, MS/U Friedrichstraße, tel. +49 30 282 39 65, www. staev.de. Bonn politicians and bureaucrats were not happy when they had to move to Berlin. They sent their favorite Bonn hangout (named after the West-German ‚embassy‘ in the GDR) as an advance scout. This laid-back politician‘s meeting point supplies the homesick with their beloved Kölsch beer and Rhineland specialties (like Blutwurst and Saumagen), but the menu has a selection of Berlin food as well. QOpen 11:00 - 01:00. €€. B Weihenstephaner G-3, Neue Promenade 5, Mitte,

MS/U Hackescher Markt, tel. +49 30 84 71 07 60, www.weihenstephaner-berlin.de. The one eatery on the sunny square that delivers a “hey, this is Germany!” experience. The Weihenstephaner brewery restaurant has dirndel-clad waitresses who serve simple and satisfying Bavarian specialities (like white sausages). The outdoor tables have typical blue-and-white checked tablecloths; inside, the rooms are rustic but elegant. QOpen 11:00 01:00. €€. TUEGB

Zille-Stube G-3, Spreeufer 3, Mitte, MU Klosterstraße,

The Die Schule restaurant in the Prenzlauer Berg district is not just a place for trying German cuisine. It's the watering hole for adult students from all around the world who are learning German at the GLS language school, in the same complex. They're greatly helped by the location of the school in a vibrant neighbourhood with plenty of bars, restaurants and quirky boutiques.

tel. +49 30 242 52 47, www.zillestube-nikolaiviertel.de. The name is in homage to Berlin artist Heinrich Zille, whose illustrations line the walls above upholstered banquettes and wooden banisters. Dominating the menu are typical Berlin meat dishes like Boulette, Kohlroulade (beaf-stuffed cabbage leaves), Sauerbraten (marinated pot roast) and Rostbratwurst. QOpen 12:00 - 22:00. €€. E

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Zum Nussbaum G-3, Am Nussbaum 3, Mitte, MU Klosterstraße, tel. +49 30 242 30 95. What seems a charming old German restaurant is in fact a charming new German restaurant. The legendary Under the Nut Tree Inn used to stand on a street on the island 200m to the

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southwest. When the war-ravaged area was rebuilt in the 1980s, the inn was reconstructed here. Most patrons don‘t care for authenticity, and tuck into the well-priced Berlin specialities with curious translations, such as ‚brown rolls with dripping‘. Q Open from 12:00. €. GB

Zur Letzten Instanz G-3, Waisenstraße 14-16, Mitte,

MU Klosterstraße, tel. +49 30 242 55 28, www. zurletzteninstanz.de. Berlin‘s oldest restaurant doesn‘t lie on the tourist path, and maybe that‘s why German leaders bring visiting heads of state here when everything in Mitte is too noisy and crowded. Mikhail Gorbachev visited in 1989, and Gerhard Schröder brought Jacques Chirac over for the Berlin specialities, including Eisbein, in 2003. QOpen 12:00 - 01:00. Closed Sun. €€. GBS

Indian Mirchi F-2/3, Oranienburgerstraße 50, Mitte, MU Oranienburger Tor, tel. +49 30 28 44 44 82, www.amrit. de. Mirchi offers Indian and Singaporean fusion cuisine, tamed down to suit the German palette, but nevertheless pleasing. The Tageskarte lunch menu (until 17:00) is especially attractive, with vegetarian, chicken and lamb options priced €4-7; in the evenings the selection gets wider and dearer. QOpen 12:00 - 24:00. Also at (H-3) Oranienstr. 204, KB, tel. 61 62 99 93. €€. AB

Food with a view Käf er Dachgar ten F-3, Plat z der Republik 1,Tiergarten, MS/U Brandenburger Tor, tel. +49 30 22 62 99 33, www.feinkost-kaefer.de. When time is money, you may as well spend it on a good meal while visiting the Reichstag dome. Make a reservation to be whisked up to your meal and a 180-degree view of eastern Berlin. German specialities are highlighted and a regional name appears in most main course listings. Last orders are taken at 21:30. Bring ID to get into the buidling. QOpen 09:00 - 10:15, 12:00-16:30, 18:3024:00. €€€. AB Panorama Café E-4, Potsdamer Platz 1, Tiergarten, MS/U Potsdamer Platz, tel. +49 30 25 93 70 80, www.panoramapunkt.de. The 1930s-style café at the top of the Potsdamer Platz viewing point has large windows and an open terrace with great views over Berlin, and serves coffee, cakes and other snacks. QOpen 11:00 - 20:00. Admission €5,50/4.

International Dressler F-3, Unter den Linden 39, Mitte, MS/U Friedrichstraße, tel. +49 30 204 44 22, www.restaurantdressler.de. 1920s Berlin lives on a bit here on the boulevard, between Brandenburger Tor and the Komische Oper. There‘s Art Deco wooden paneling, large mirrors, and good bistro and proper restaurant meals served in a very relaxed atmosphere. Also in Charlottenburg at Ku‘damm 207. QOpen 08:00 01:00. €€€. B

Ganymed F-3, Schiffbauerdamm 5, Mitte, MS/U Friedrichstraße, tel. +49 30 28 59 90 46, w w w. ganymed-brasserie.de. Strolling along the Spree or after a show at the beloved Berliner Ensemble, stop off at Ganymed‘s historical rooms for Alsatian Flammkuchen, French choucroute and beers, oysters, wines and the menu du soir. The terrace has a view of the Spree and the trains pulling into Friedrichstrasse station. Q Open 12:00 - 24:00. Kitchen from 12:00 until 24:00. €€€. TUVGB Nola‘s am Weinberg G-2, Veteranenstraße 9, Mitte, MU Rosenthaler Platz, tel. +49 30 44 04 07 66, www. nola.de. This hip restaurant overlooks a sloping park. The predominantly Swiss menu lends itself to the terrace, which is perfect for pretending to be in the mountain air of St. Moritz. Breakfast is served until 16:00 and you can order meals until midnight. Q Open 10:00 - 01:00. €€. TUGBS Oranium F-3, Oranienburger Straße 33-34, Mitte,

MS Oranienburger Straße, tel. +49 30 30 88 29 67, www.oranium.de. Just down the street from the Neue Synagoge, Oranium is a pleasant all-day café/restaurant/ bar wi th plenty of dark wood, a long bar and pretty lights. There are great breakfasts (served until 16:00), lunches and good-value dinner options. The menu is as international as it can get; for something special try the chicken with strawberry/chili sauce. Wash it all down with a cocktail or two. QOpen 09:00 - 01:00, Fri, Sat 09:00 03:00. €€. TUGBSW

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Sphere G-3, Panoramastraße 1a, Mitte, MS/U Alexanderplatz, tel. +49 30 247 57 58 75, www. tv-turm.de. The TV tower‘s rotating restaurant at 207 metres gives you a spin around the city in 30 minutes. Soups, salads and light meals accompany your city tour, with attractive daily specials often the best choice. Do make reservations, or wait for a table while circling the observation level. QOpen 10:00 - 24:00. €€€. E

Reinhard‘s G-3, Poststraße 28, Mitte, MU Klosterstraße, tel. +49 30 242 52 95, www.reinhards.de. Reinhard‘s friendly staff can whisk a coffee to your table in no time, or if you‘re here for the food, one of the light meals. The large restaurant is situated in the Nikolaiviertel, and is well-positioned for a break during a city walk. QOpen 09:00 - 24:00. €€-€€€. TGBS Traub e F-2, Reinhardtstraße 33, Mitte, MS/U Friedrichstraße, tel. +49 30 27 87 93 93, www.traubeberlin.de. In an elegant building from 1840, ‚The Grape‘ serves gourmet cuisine together with an excellent range of wines. Dishes are often Alpine-inspired: cross-over food from southern Germany, Alsace, Switzerland and Austria. Guests can choose from a la carte dishes or compose their own menus, with or without wines. The two-course set lunch menu is great value. QOpen 12:00 - 15:00, 18:00-23:00, Sat 18:00 - 23:00. Closed Sun. €€€. TGB August - September 2012

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MITTE Bar am Lützowplatz D-4, Lützowplatz 7, Tiergarten,

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MU Nollendorfplatz, tel. +49 30 262 68 07, www. baramluetzowplatz.com. From his portrait at the back of the narrow bar, Chairman Mao is forced to take in the scene of successful capitalists poring over each other. Professionals line what‘s reputed to be Berlin‘s longest bar counter, or settle into the low leather couches in the back - the most comfy spot to read the cocktail menu, which only lists some of their 250 cocktails. Happy hour 17:00-21:00. Q Open 17:00 - 02:00, Thu, Fri, Sat 17:00 - 04:00. GB

Al Contadino Sotto Le Stelle G-2, Auguststraße

36, Mitte, MU Rosenthaler Platz, tel. +49 30 281 90 23, www.alcontadino.com. Be sure to book ahead at ‚the farmer beneath the stars‘ as this Italian restaurant is often full. The good pastas, excellent lamb dishes and sweet desserts are all worth a try. Their new Mozzarella Bar nearby at Auguststrasse 34 has small appetisers to eat in or take away, and is also a deli with mozzarella and other Italian specialities. QOpen 18:00 - 24:00. €€. TUGBW

Japanese Cocolo G-2, Gipsstraße 3, Mitte, MU Weinmeisterstraße, tel. +49 17 23 04 75 84. A completely authentic and great-value Japanese ramen noodle soup restaurant, complete with an open kitchen emitting clouds of fragrant steam, cramped conditions on shared benches and a line of waiting guests. Start off with a bowl of salty green beans, choose from five delicious broths, have an Asahi beer and remember to slurp. QOpen 18:00 - 24:00. €€. G Sushi Circle F-3, Französische Straße 48, Mitte, MU Französische Straße, tel. +49 30 20 38 79 60, www.sushicircle.de. This sushi bar 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 not quick enough to grab the pieces passing by on the bar‘s conveyor belt, be patient and it will circle around again. If not, ask the sushi chef stuck in the middle to whip a request off for you. QOpen 12:00 - 23:00, Sun 18:00 - 23:00. €.

Moroccan Kasbah G-2, Gipsstraße 2, Mitte, MU Rosenthaler Platz, tel. +49 30 27 59 43 61, www.kasbah-berlin. de. The lighting throws mysterious Oriental patterns of the modern walls of this fabulous little eatery. It offers a couple of specialities, including couscous dishes and kofte (spicy meatballs) and homemade bread as well as tasty Moroccan tea and wines. The friendly staff will wash your hands in rosewater and give you a bowl of olives. The clubby music played here and the cocktails on the menu make it attractive to linger after dinner. QOpen 18:00 - 24:00. Closed Mon. €€. PB

Turkish Hasir G-3, Oranienburger Straße 4, Mitte, MS Hackescher Markt, tel. +49 30 28 04 16 16, www.hasir. de. Don‘t let the Grand Bazaar-style hawker at courtyard entrance put you off: the red marble entrance way leads not to apple tea and a pile of carpets but to Europe‘s best Turkish restaurant for cuisine and service. The most upscale restaurant of this Berlin chain prepares its many lamb dishes either over a wood coal grill or within a stone oven. QOpen 11:30 - 00:30. Also at Adalbertstraße 10 in Kreuzberg, and Maaßenstraße10 in Schöneberg. €€. PAB

Cafés Barcomi‘s Deli F-5, Sophienstraße 21, Mitte, MS Hackescher Markt, tel. +49 30 28 59 83 63, www. barcomis.de. Barcomi‘s is well known for its house-roasted coffee and luscious American hand-made baked goods. In the cake window there are several kinds of cheese cake, lemon meringue cake, devil‘s food cake, pecan pie and other heavenly creations. Bagels can be eaten with Philly cream cheese spreads, and at the Mitte outlet there‘s salad, sandwiches and soups. The Kreuzberg Kaffeerösterei outlet (Bergmannstraße 21) has coffee fresh from the roaster in the window. QOpen 09:00 - 21:00, Sun 10:00 - 21:00. €. TGBS Berlin In Your Pocket

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Sankt Oberholz G-2, Rosenthaler Straße 72a, Mitte, MU Rosenthaler Platz, tel. +49 30 24 08 55 86, www. sanktoberholz.de. A large two-floor café overlooking the busy street crossing. Something of a public workspace for IT entrepreneurs from the surrounding Silicon Allee internet startups, it‘s the ideal place to crack open a Mac and get some work done using the free wifi and electricity plugs. Or just come for the coffee, bagels, muffins and New York cheesecake. QOpen 08:00 - 24:00, Fri 08:00 - 03:00, Sat 09:00 - 03:00, Sun 09:00 - 24:00. GW Sophieneck G-2/3, Große Hamburger Straße 37, Mitte, MU Weinmeisterstraße, tel. +49 30 283 40 65, www. sophieneck-berlin.de. A favourite of locals and tourists alike, Sophieneck is one of the most charming cafés in Mitte. Located near Hackescher Markt since the revamp of the district in 1984, it has resisted trendification, staying true to its warm mishmash décor of art nouveau and poster art. The menu offers delicious Central European fare, accompanied by an international wine list. QOpen 12:00 - 02:00. Starbucks F-3, Pariser Plat z 4a, Mitte, MS/U Brandenburger Tor, tel. +49 30 27 89 02 30, www. starbucks.de. Tourists love this convenient American coffee chain outlet on the prestigious square in front of Brandenburger Tor. Summertime adds fruity tea concoctions to the menu board. QOpen 09:00 - 23:30, Sat 09:30 - 24:00, Sun 09:30 - 22:30. Also at Friedrichstraße 61 and 96, Rosenthalerstraße 40, Checkpoint Charlie and elsewhere. RB

Nightlife Bars Aufsturz F-3, Oranienburger Straße 67, Mitte, MS Oranienburger Straße, tel. +49 30 28 04 74 07, www. aufsturz.de. The great 19th-century explorer Alexander von Humboldt lived in this building, but nowadays the only expeditions done here are through the long drinks menu, listing dozens of excellent Belgian, German and other beers. Have a Kwak beer to really kick off your night. Prices are reasonable and the place looks good, with changing modern art exhibitions on the walls. Our favourite Oranienburger Straße haunt. Q Open from 12:00. EB

August II F-2, Auguststraße 2, Mitte, MS Oranienburger Straße, www.augustthesecond.de. A sleek after-hours long drinks and champagne bar, in subdued light and colours, hung with a huge chandelier, backed by a top-class toilet and elevated by unintrusive house music. It may look closed but just ring the doorbell at the AII sign to be let in, and try the Moscow Mule for a drink that eats vegetables and kicks. QOpen 20:00 - 05:00. Closed Mon, Sun.

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Bar Babette H-3, Karl-Marx-Allee 36, Mitte, MU Schillingstraße, tel. +49 176 38 38 89 43, www. barbabette.com. Poised to soak up the spill-off from Kino International across the street, this bar is the latest glass-box resident on the block. The socialist-era building is all windows, so you can spy the crowd lining the low banquettes around the perimeter before walking in. The loft‘s doorways once led to massage rooms but now open onto a communal floor, where groups will continue sitting in circles on the wall-to-wall carpeting. QOpen 18:00 - 02:00, Fri, Sat 18:00 - 06:00. UNBW Belushi‘s Bar G-2, Rosa Luxembur g Straße

39-41, Mitte, MU Rosa-Luxembur g-Plat z, tel. +49 30 81 45 39 60, w w w.belushis.com/ bars/berlin. Belushi‘s is a h ome away from h ome for sp or ts fans, b e er l overs, an d conn oiss eurs of delicious home-made burgers. Based on the American spor ts bar, this friendl y chain pub especiall y caters for E n gli sh sp eakers an d an yon e wh o can‘t b ear to miss a crucial match. Q Open 10:00 - 02:00. €. TUENGBSW

Billy Wilder‘s E-4, Potsdamer Straße 2, Mitte,

MS/U Potsdamer Platz, tel. +49 30 26 55 48 60, w w w.billy wilder s.de. Low-backe d b ooth s an d an oval bar make this the idea spot for people-watching, though you‘ll mostl y be watching other tourists and businesspeople. On the walls are scenes from Wilder‘s films, such as One-Two-Three (shot on location as the Wall went up), which starred Jimmy Cagney, and Horst Buchholz from Prenzlauer Berg. Sandwiches, salads and drinks are served lightning fast: waiters zap your order to the bar with hand-held computers. Q Open daily from 09:00. €. UGB

Eschschloraque Rümschrümp G-3, Rosenthaler Straße 39, Mitte, MS Hackescher Markt, w w w. eschschloraque.de. An island of insanity in a sea of overpriced Hackescher Markt pomp: this veritable den of delights and monsters can be found hidden at the dark end of a graffitied courtyard. There are disturbing metal beasts sticking from the crumbling walls, affordable beers and cocktails, a stage, plenty of smoke, and a wonderful set of characters intent on having a good night out. In summer, the outdoor cinema in the back yard shows foreign films in original version. Q Open from 14:00. ENBW Harry‘s New York Bar D-4, Lützowufer 15 (Grand

Hotel Palace), Tiergarten, MU Nollendorfplatz, tel. +49 30 25 47 80, www.esplanade.de. Known for its drink menu consisting of nearly 200 choices, at Harry‘s you step back to a time when the key elements for unforgettable nights were great drinks, great music and great friends. Enjoy live music by a jazzman tickling the ivories. Q Open 16:00 - 02:00, Fri, Sat 16:00 - 03:00. Closed Sun. UEGBW

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We offer fresh regional German cuisine! Große Hamburger Straße 37 10115 Berlin Tel.: 0049(0) 30 283 40 65 Fax: 0049(0) 30 285 99 860 E-mail: info@sophieneck-berlin.de www.sophieneck-berlin.de Kumpelnest 3000 E-4, Lützowstraße 23, Tiergarten,

MU Kurfürstenstraße, tel. +49 30 261 69 18, www. kumpelnest3000.com. Stragglers of all sexual orientations head here for a nightcap or one last drunken spin on the tiny metal dance floor. The velvet paintings and carpeted walls are fascinating after a couple of drinks, and so are the scruffy patrons apparently: it‘s known as a hook-up bar. QOpen 19:00 - 05:00. NB

Mein Haus am See G-2, Brunnenstraße 197, Mitte, MU Rosenthaler Platz, tel. +49 30 27 59 08 73, www. mein-haus-am-see.blogspot.com. It‘s all about seeing and being seen at some Mitte bars; the ‚My Lake House‘ makes it very easy with its large slope of seating steps overlooking a landscape of granny furniture lit up by discoball sparkles and all draped with nattering locals and backpackers from adjacent hostels. Open 24/7, it‘s a cafe, bar and restaurant all at the same time. On the menu are drinks, exotic coffee varieties and chilli hot choc, as well as great breakfasts (till 18:00), tasty burgers, pasta dishes and snacks. At night, DJs spin music. Q Open 24/7. €. TUENGBSW Newton Bar F-3, Charlottenstraße 57, Mitte, MU Französische Straße, tel. +49 30 20 29 54 21, www. newton-bar.de. Men smoke cigars beneath Helmut Newton‘s life-size shots of nude Amazons and their dates sip expertly made cocktails. Dress sharp to compliment all the black leather and dark green marble. QOpen 10:00 - 03:00, Fri, Sat 10:00 - 04:00. Posh E-4, Voxstraße 4, Mitte, MS/U Potsdamer Platz, tel. +49 30 25 29 90 00, www.posh-bar.de. A small, rather desolate-looking Australian bar, lost in a corner of Potsdamer Platz. The only thing Oz about it are the Australian wines and beer; otherwise it‘s a cocktail bar (120 kinds) in disguise. Happy Hour 17:00-21:00. QOpen 17:00 - 02:00.

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MITTE table and slurp down some nicely priced cocktails. It‘s a great spot to chill out after overdosing on the collections on Museum Island, just across the bridge. There‘s dancing by the riverside most nights too; try out some salsa, tango an swing dance moves here. Q Open from 10:00. E

Club – Bar – Live & DJs Kaffee Burger, well known through Wladimir Kaminer‘s Russian Disco, offers events, concerts and djs late into the night, 7 days a week.

Kaffee Burger G-2, Torstraße 60, Mitte, MU RosaLuxemburg-Platz, tel. +49 30 28 04 64 95, www. kaffeeburger.de. The patterned wallpaper and wood panelling has withstood decades of the alternative scene‘s smoke and its stuck-in-the-Socialist-Sixties-look is perfect for DJ/author Vladimir Kaminer‘s wild and sweaty Russendisko nights. Happenings like poetry slams and jams start evenings that end with DJs spinning anything from Balkan and surf rock to samba. QOpen from 21:00. E Mitte, MU Rosa-Luxemburg-Platz, tel. +49 30 24 06 58 06, www.roter-salon.de. This place probably began with a faded elegance, but let‘s say it‘s just settled in after ten years of clubbers bouncing off its red walls. Most nights feature electro pop, electro lounge, and electroclash - the music Berlin is known for. QOpen 22:00 - 04:00. Closed Tue, Sun.

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Kaffee Burger | Torstraße 58-60, 10119 Berlin www.kaffeeburger.de QIU Lounge E/F-4, Potsdamer Straße 3 (Mandala Hotel), Tiergarten, MS/U Potsdamer Platz, tel. +49 30 59 00 00 00, www.qiu.de. A calm, sleek lounge above the Mandala Hotel‘s discreet entrance on Potsdamer Strasse. You might spot a celeb, or the three million colours the fringed lamps are said to display in changing chameleon fashion. Their shade remains lily white during the day, when Mediterranean lunches are served at the low-lying couches or at the bar. QOpen 12:00 - 01:00, Thu, Fri, Sat 12:00 03:00. €€€. TGW Reingold F-2, Novalisstraße 11, Mitte, M U Oranienburger Tor, tel. +49 30 28 38 76 76, www. reingold.de. A lounge glowing in amber tones recalls the thirties with an oversize drawing of Thomas Mann‘s forlorn offspring, Klaus and Erika, and leather and velvet seating. Though it often has a DJ, no one dances here. It‘s a setting for making stationary moves on your date, or your tapas. Q Open from 19:00. Closed Mon, Sun. UB

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Heinrich-Heine-Straße, tel. +49 30 278 98 30, www. sage-club.de. The drag queen managing the velvet ropes may not be representative of the scene inside (button-down shirts and tight tank-tops, all worn in the gender-specific way), but you‘re welcome to dress cross-gender anyway. Rock, punk, and metal duke it out on Thursday, while Friday and Saturday bring out the house fans. Q Open Thu-Sun 23:00 - 05:00.

Week-End Club G-3, Alexanderplatz 5, Mitte, MS/U Alexanderplatz, www.week-end-berlin.de. A club, bar, gallery and lounge set on the 12th floor of the beautifully hideous Haus des Reisens (the GDR state travel agency specialising in saying ‚no‘) on the corner of Otto-Braun-Straße. Q Open Thu-Sat 23:00-04:00.

Dance Clärchens Ballhaus F/G-2, Auguststraße 24, Mitte,

MS Oranienburger Straße, tel. +49 30 282 92 95, www.ballhaus.de. Whether you dance or not, Clärchens is a fantastic night out. One of the oldest dance houses in Berlin, people have been dancing their socks off here since 1913. Come salsa on Monday, tango on Tuesday, or swing on Wednesday, all with free admission. The legendary weekend Schwoof parties (€5) come with live dance band. German food and pizza are served until 23:30. QOpen 10:00 - 24:00, Fri, Sat 10:00 - 04:00. €€.

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Jazz clubs B-f lat G-2, Rosenthaler Straße 13, Mitte, MU We i n m e i s t e r s t r a ß e , t e l . + 4 9 3 0 2 8 3 3 1 2 3 , www.b-flat-berlin.de. For once, a spacious jazz club with unobstructed sightlines to the stage. Check the blackboard for the small snacks available; cock tails run €6-7. Musicians come from all over the planet, and Wednesday features a free local jam session. Sunday is Tango night, when a DJ sets couples off into their passionately rigid embraces. Q Open 21:00 - 00:30, Fri, Sat 22:00 - 00:30. E

Pubs Kilkenny Irish Pub G-3, Am Zwirngraben 17-20,

Mitte, MS Hackescher Markt, tel. +49 30 283 20 84, w w w.kilkenny-pub.de. Th e three large rooms wi thin g th e Hackesch er Mark t S-Bahn station offer more than enough space for natives and tourists to eat homemade food, meet and mingle, par ty and follow live spor ts events. Large TVs and screens make sure that you won‘t miss a single goal. Irish and German beer, whiskey and other cold beverages flow freely. Q Open from 10:00.

Oscar Wilde F-2, Friedrichstraße 112a, Mitte, MU Oranienburger Tor, tel. +49 30 282 81 66, www. oscar-wilde-irish-pub.de. A brash, large, Irish pub that fills up with expats and visitors whenever there‘s a football rolling over some foreign field. Its big screen shows Sky Sports, Premiership, Champions League and mixture of international sport, while the kitchen churns out Irish food, including all-day breakfast, and a menu that changes every week. Every Friday and Saturday there‘s live music, and every second Friday a wild karaoke party; Monday night is quiz night. QOpen 12:00 - 02:00, Fri, Sat 12:00 - 03:00, Sun 12:00 - 24:00. E

Rivabar G-3, Dircksenstraße, Bogen 142, Mitte, MS Hackescher Markt, tel. +49 30 24 72 26 88, www. riva-berlin.de. Named after the Italian football god who literally kicked Germany out of the 1970 World Cup, Riva has a fantastic glowing drinks bar in the centre of the gaily painted railway viaduct arch that it‘s housed in. Various DJ‘s spin discs on Thursday and Saturday nights, and the range of over 150 cocktails is available daily for the thirsty. In summer, the terrace offers great views of the landmark TV tower. Q Open from 18:00. B

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Gendarmenmarkt F-3, Markgrafenstraße, Mitte, MU Französische Straße. Twin cathedrals-turned-museums (dating to the early 1700s), the Konzerthaus (from 1818, by Carl Langhans) and a row of luxury hotels make up this classic square. The name stems from the mid-1700s when military regiments were stationed here. Neue Synagoge F-3, Oranienburger Straße 28-30, Mitte, MS Oranienburger Tor, tel. +49 30 88 02 83 00, www.centrumjudaicum.de. The gilded cupola of the New Synagogue is one of the most eye-catching sights in Mitte. Exhibits strikingly balance the restoration of the Alhambrainspired synagogue from 1866, with preserved evidence of its destruction, first on Kristallnacht on November 9, 1938, and then through Allied bombs. Documents and photographs remember the thriving Jewish community of the neighbourhood, many of whom worshipped here in what was the largest synagogue in Germany. A subtle but effective

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Strandbar Mitte F-3, Monbijoustraße 3, MS Oranienburger Straße, tel. +49 30 283 68 77, www. strandbar-mitte.de. A lovely open air ‚beach bar‘ (with no sand) beside the Spree. Grab a deckchair or a bench by a

Brandenburger Tor F-3, Pariser Platz, Mitte, MS/U Brandenburger Tor. Berlin‘s landmark monument is one of 14 city gates completed in 1792 by Carl Langhans. Nike, the goddess of victory, drives the four-horsepower chariot atop the gate. German armies used to begin their parades here, the fascists spoiled the gate by staging their torch-lit parades through it, the war badly damaged it, and then the Wall essentially bricked the patched-up gate in for decades. Berliners celebrated the Wall‘s fall in 1989 by standing on it in front of the gate, and after renovations the gate is the proud focus point of the renewed square again.

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MITTE Cold War Berlin The physical division of Berlin during 28 years, and the development of two completely separated cities on both sides of the Wall that ran between them, has led to huge differences that cannot be erased in a matter of a few years. Key sights relating to this era are the Gedenkstätte Berliner Mauer in Prenzlauer Berg, Checkpoint Charlie in Mitte with the Haus am Checkpoint Charlie Wall museum and the Stasi exhibition, and the Tränenpalast, the former border crossing beside Friedrichstraße station. Get insights into daily GDR life at the DDR Museum in Mitte and the Museumswohnung WBS 70 out in the suburbs. sound installation adds to the experience. Q Open Sun, Mon 10:00- 20:00, Tues-Thur 10:00-18:00, Fri 10:00-17:00; Mar & Oct until 14:00 on Fri; Nov-Feb also Sun-Thu until 18:00. Sat closed. Admission €3,50/3.

Nikolaiviertel G-3, Nikolaikirchplatz, Mitte, MU Klosterstraße, www.stadtmuseum.de. Berlin‘s tiny medieval heart is the Nikolai Quarter, whose only truly medieval-looking building today is the Nikolaikirche. The church dates to 1230 and was rebuilt along with the entire quarter in the 1980s to mark Berlin‘s 750th birthday in the area in which the fishermen‘s settlement first began. No one was trying to outdo Walt Disney here, and many of the buildings have the simple, concrete facades that the GDR government could afford. The small shops in the area mostly deal in toys and souvenirs and tourists gladly fill the sunny tables at the restaurants that face the river. On Rathausstraße, there‘s a row of restaurants that flaunt old-fashioned Berlin cuisine and atmosphere. Other rebuilt historic buildings in the area date to the 1700s, such as the Ephraim-Palais and Knoblauchhaus. Both have changing exhibits related to Berlin.

Potsdamer Platz E/F-4, MPotsdamer Platz. Once a busy intersection at the modern heart of a thriving metropolis, Potsdamer Platz was heavily damaged in the war, and suffered again when most remaining buildings were demolished to make way for the Wall‘s death strip. Hotel and office skyscrapers now add a cosmopolitan edge to the city, while to the east Leipziger Platz is almost rebuilt. The most popular public space and architectural attraction is the Sony Center, with its huge atrium and tent-like roof, best viewed at night for its impressive lighting. The neighbouring DaimlerChrysler complex holds architecture by Renzo Piano and Richard Rogers, and the Arkaden shopping mall.

Reichstag F-3, Platz der Republik 1, Tiergarten, MU Bundestag, www.bundestag.de/htdocs_e/visits. The name together with its monumental size make most people associate Germany‘s neoclassical parliamentary building with the Nazis, but they have little history here. After hosting parliamentary sessions since 1894, it was set on fire just one month after Hitler was appointed chancellor in January 1933. It was a conference centre in the years during which it abutted the Wall, while later artist Christo famously wrapped it in cloth. It was used as parliament again after a reunited German government returned to Berlin in 1999. Renovated by Sir Norman Foster, this building is perhaps the most public federal building in the world through its glass dome. On the rooftop, photographs documenting the building‘s history circle the rim above the parliament chamber. Two ramps spiral up the side of the dome, an engineering feat even more fascinating than the panoramic view from the top. It’s best to book an entry time

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MITTE to the dome or for the 90-minute guided tour of the building in advance online; otherwise queue up for remaining places at the visitor centre just across the road. Photo ID is required. QOpen 08:00 - 23:00. Prebooked rooftop access every 15 minutes. Guided tours at 09:00, 10:30, 12:00, 13:30, 15:30, 17:00, 18:30, 20:00. Admission free.

Churches Berliner Dom G-3, Am Lustgar ten, Mitte, MS Hackescher Markt, tel. +49 30 20 26 91 36, www. berlinerdom.de. The fourth incarnation of this Protestant church dating from 1905 might not look as massive if the Stadtschloss were still standing across Unter den Linden (the GDR regime demolished the castle in 1951). The royal Hohenzollern dynasty worshipped and was buried here. The climb up to the dome‘s rim is forgiving, with broad staircases, side exhibit rooms and good views. QOpen 09:00 - 20:00, Sun 12:00 - 20:00. Oct-March open until 19:00. Admission €7/4.

Deutscher Dom F-3, Gendarmenmarkt 1, Mitte, MU Stadtmitte, tel. +49 30 22 73 04 31, www.bundestag. de/kulturundgeschichte/ausstellungen/wege. The baroque ‚German Church‘ from 1701 was completed with an impressive domed tower in 1785; badly damaged by fire in the war it was only renovated in the 1980s. Owned by the state, the bare interior now houses an exhibition about the development of parliamentarian democracy in Germany - and how it came to fail so tragically in the last century. Be sure to see the views from the windows and the impressive building models on the top floor. Free tours in English are possible throughout the day; no booking is required for individual visitors. QOpen 10:00 - 19:00. Closed Mon. Admission free.

Französischer Dom F-3, Gendarmenmarkt 5, Mitte,

MU Stadtmitte, tel. +49 30 20 64 99 22, www. franzoesischer-dom.de. The northernmost domed tower in the Gendermenmarkt‘s grand architectural triptych dates back to 1785, and similarly to its counterpart was badly damaged in the war. It now has regular concerts in the simple baroque Friedrichstadtkirche church to the rear. Enter from the other side for the Huguenot museum (in German and French only), dedicated to the thousands of French protestants who moved to Berlin in the 17th century. Yet another entrance leads to the viewing balcony at 40 metres above street level, with great views all around. Q Open 12:00-17:00, viewing balcony 10:0019:00, closed Mon. Admission €2/1, viewing balcony €2.50/1.

Third Reich Berlin Wilhelmstraße, the centre of government in Prussia, continued to be so under Nazi rule. Between Unter den Linden and today’s Niederkirchnerstraße, the only nonReich structure in 1936 was the British Embassy, which still holds its ground today in a modern building. The sole remaining example of fascist architecture is the former Reichsluftfahrtministerium (Air Force Ministry) built in 1935 by Ernst Sagebiehl. The grey building that once struck fear into the heart of Londoners is now the Finance Ministry. Hitler’s New Reichs Chancellory stood on Voßstraße but was demolished after the war. Not to let the red marble of its obnoxiously long hallway go to waste, the Russians lined the nearby Mohrenstraße U-Bahn station with it. The center of Nazi terror was on Prinz-Albrecht-Straße, today’s Niederkirchnerstraße. The Topography of Terror exhibit explains the functions of the various offices – including the SS and Gestapo - that once occupied the site.

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Memorials Führerbunker F-3, In den Ministergärten, Mitte, MS/U Potsdamer Platz. No educational historic plaques mark the site where Hitler committed suicide on April 30, 1945. For the last month of his life, Hitler lived roughly eight meters below ground in an air-raid shelter topped by a four-metre-thick, reinforced concrete ceiling. The unremarkable spot can be reached by walking to the end of In den Ministergärten, off Ebertstraße. A parking area surrounded by a pre-fabricated apartment complex covers the location, which was entirely sealed off during the complex‘s construction in 1988-89. The bunker was once accessed through the Festsaal (ballroom) behind the Reichskanzler-Palais on Wilhelmstraße. Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe F-3,

Cora-Berliner-Straße 1, Mitte, MS/U Brandenburger Tor, tel. +49 30 26 39 43 36, www.stiftung-denkmal.de. This bluntly named memorial avoids any vagueness surrounding the term Holocaust. Six million Jews are estimated to have been killed by the Nazis and this site serves as Germany‘s national memorial to those victims. The design by American architect Peter Eisenmann is a field of 2,700 concrete stelae, or pillars, of varying height, creating an undulating landscape that fills two city blocks. The memorial has an undergound information centre which is not suitable for children. Q Information centre open 10:00-20:00, Oct-Mar 10:00-19:00. Closed Mon. Admission free.

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Neue Wache F-3, Unter den Linden 4, Mitte, MS/U Friedrichstraße. Germany‘s national war memorial is housed in the former royal guard house of the Prussians. The neoclassic building from 1819 was the first commission the famed Karl Friedrich Schinkel received in Berlin. The sole image inside is that of a woman cradling her son, though the son is an adult and has presumably lost his life on the battlefield. The sculpture is an enlargement of a pieta by Berlin artist Käthe Kollwitz. The inscription in front of the sculpture reads To the victims of war and tyranny. Above it is an open skylight that was added in 1931, when the building first became a war memorial. QOpen 10:00 - 18:00.

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Museums Bauhaus Ar chiv D-4, Klingelhöf er straße 14, Tiergarten, MU Nollendorfplatz, tel. +49 30 254 00 20, www.bauhaus.de. Sick of centuries of decorative design, a group of young architects under Walter Gropius started the Bauhaus movement in Weimar, believing firmly that by bringing design back to the basics would improve life. Bauhaus‘ top years were in the late 1920s, before Nazi politics branded it ‘culturally bolshevistic‘. Many members emigrated to the USA, and work continued there. The museum holds a large room with examples of Bauhaus interiors, models of buildings and a collection of original furniture. Bauhaus‘ influence on everyday design is immense - after a visit here, you‘ll start noticing it everywhere. QOpen 10:00 - 17:00. Closed Tue. Admission €7/4, Wed-Fri €6/3. Dalí - The Exhibition at Potsdamer Platz F-4, Leipziger Platz 7, Mitte, MS/U Potsdamer Platz, tel. +49 700 32 54 23 75 46, www.daliberlin.de. The Spanish master of surreal, Salvador Dalí, left a rich heritage of amazing artworks when he went to molten-watch land himself. Over 450 exhibits can be viewed at this permanent exhibition near Postdamer Platz. See true genius and craftsmanship in the many paintings, sketches, books, films, objects, and documents that are on show here. English-language tours can be booked ahead. QOpen 12:00 - 20:00, Sun 10:00 - 20:00. Admission €11/9, tours €6. berlin.inyourpocket.com

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Alte Nationalgalerie G-3, Bodestraße 1-3, Mitte,

MS Hackescher Markt, tel. +49 30 266 42 42 42, w w w.smb.museum. Cézanne, Rodin, Monet, Degas and Liebermann are some of the artists whose works hang around this museum of 19th-century art. The temple-like structure itself was built in 1876, and is surrounded by a beautifully battered collonade. QOpen 10:00 - 18:00, Thu 10:00 - 22:00. Closed Mon. Admission €8/4.

Altes Museum G-3, Am Lustgarten, Mitte, MS Hackescher Markt, tel. +49 30 266 42 42 42, www. smb.museum. This neoclassic building by Prussia‘s star architect Schinkel was custom-made in 1830 for the art collection of the royal Hohenzollerns. Classical antiquities were the focus, and today the museum uses pottery and sculptures to take you on a well-presented tour through ancient Etruscan, Greek and Roman history. QOpen 10:00 - 18:00, Thu 10:00 - 22:00. Admission €8/4. Bode-Museum G-3, Am Kupfergraben 1, Mitte, MS Hackescher Markt, tel. +49 30 266 42 42 42, www. smb.museum. The opulent Bode Museum presents a variety of beautiful artifacts, ranging from sculpture and European painting collections, many religious and/or morbid, to the Byzantine wing, which offers insight into the daily life of a disappeared culture. QOpen 10:00 - 18:00, Thu 10:00 - 22:00. Admission €8/4. Neues Museum G-3, Bodestraße 1-3, Mitte, MS Hackescher Markt, tel. +49 30 266 42 42 42, www. smb.museum. Built in 1855, damaged in the war and only restored in 2009, the ‚New Museum‘ is new again and is full of ancient art. The excellent Egyptian Museum and Papyrus Collection are housed here, with spectacular finds such as the famous busts of Queen Nefertiti and King Echnaton. The Pre- And Early History collection has finds from ancient Troy and Lycopolis to medieval Germany. One room exhibits eleven rediscovered statues that were considered to be ‚degenerate art‘ by the Nazis. QOpen 10:00 - 18:00, Thu, Fri, Sat 10:00 - 20:00. Admission €10/5. Pergamon Museum G-3, Am Kupfergraben, Mitte, MS Hackescher Markt, tel. +49 30 266 42 42 42, www.smb.museum. The Pergamon has the best of Berlin‘s classical antiquities: the Greek Pergamon Altar, the market gate of Miletus and the blue-tiled Ishtar Gate and processional way from Babylon. The Pergamon Altar‘s enormous frieze depicts the battle between the gods and the giants, with gals like Athena, Aphrodite and Artemis wiping out their opponents like robed Charlie‘s Angels. Near-East antiquities, with an emphasis on Assyria and Iran, and Islamic art round out the museum‘s treasure chest. The audioguide has an instructive 30-minute highlights tour. An amazing 360° panorama image of ancient Pergamon is on display in the huge rotunda outside (€13 extra). QOpen 10:00 - 18:00, Thu 10:00 - 21:00. Admission €14/7.

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MITTE Deutsche Guggenheim F-3, Unter den Linden 13-15, Mitte, MU Französische Straße, tel. +49 30 202 09 30, www.deutsche-guggenheim.com. The Deutsche Bank and the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation present exhibitions by world-renowned contemporary artists in a space designed by Richard Gluckman. Four annual art exhibitions span classic modernism to contemporary works. It‘s set to close in late 2012. QOpen 10:00 - 20:00. Admission €4/3, free Mon. Free guided tours at 18:00. Deutsches Historisches Museum F-3, Unter den Linden 2, Mitte, MS Hackescher Markt, tel. +49 30 20 30 40, www.dhm.de. Who‘d have thought to look for a Prussian war chest in this early 18th-century building sitting pretty-in-pink by the Spree? This former arsenal houses the German History Museum, with its dazzling extension designed by architect I.M. Pei. QOpen 10:00 - 18:00. Admission €8/4. Free for visitors under 18. Gedenkstätte Berliner Mauer (Berlin Wall Memorial) F-2, Bernauer Straße 111 & 119, Mitte,

MS Nordbahnhof, tel. +49 30 467 98 66 66, www. berliner-mauer-gedenkstaette.de. The excellent national memorial site for the divided Germany has a documentation centre covering the Berlin Wall‘s history in text, slides and dramatic film footage. An unscathed section of Wall runs along the street; walk behind it to peer through a crack in the Hintermauer rear wall to see a preserved section of death strip as it looked in the 1980s, complete with a patrol road, wires and a watchtower. Just up the street, the Chapel of Reconciliation is built on the spot of a church demolished to make way for the border defences. Walk on towards Mauerpark for several more open-air exhibitions on the Wall. Q Open 09:30-19:00, Nov-Mar 09:30-18:00. Mon closed. Admission free.

Gemäldegalerie E-4, Matthäikirchplatz 8, Tiergarten, MS/U Potsdamer Platz, tel. +49 30 266 42 42 42, www.smb.museum. Berlin‘s largest art museum has 72 rooms full of works spanning the 13th to 18th centuries. German masters include Dürer, Cranach the Elder, and Holbein. The Italian works of Botticelli, Titian, Raphael and others are from the 13th to 16th century, those of the Dutch from the 15th and 16th centuries. The Rembrandt collection, one of the world‘s largest, has 16 works. QOpen 10:00 - 18:00, Thu 10:00 - 22:00. Closed Mon. Admission €8/€4. Hamburger Bahnhof E-2, Invalidenstraße 50-51,

Mitte, MS/U Hauptbahnhof, tel. +49 30 266 42 42 42, www.hamburgerbahnhof.de. Berlin‘s wonderful modern art museum is situated in a converted train station. It‘s well worth a visit by those curious about the expressiveness of a sculpture made of animal tallow (Joseph Beuys) or urban dwellers fixated by bars of neon lighting (Dan Flavin). Andy Warhol and Marcel Duchamp are the other familiar stars of this post-1960s collection. QOpen 10:00 - 18:00, Sat 11:00 - 20:00, Sun 11:00 - 18:00. Closed Mon. Admission €12/6.

Heinrich-Zille-Museum G-3, Propststraße 11, Mitte,

MU Märkisches Museum, tel. +49 30 24 63 25 00, www. zillemuseum-berlin.de. Just like its Currywurst sausages, Berlin‘s turn-of-the-20th-century poor little tenement children were chubby and saucy and no one captured them better than artist Heinrich Zille (1858-1929). In his famous Children of the Street cartoons, kids take care of kids and attempt to make wise observations about the way things are. The small museum features his works and has a nice selection of wares, from calendars to beer coasters, in the gift shop. QOpen 11:00 - 19:00. Dec-May open until 18:00 Admission €6/5.

Historiale F-3, Unter den Linden 40, Mitte, MS/U Brandenburger Tor, tel. +49 30 20 45 46 73, www. historiale.de. The Historiale presents Berlin‘s mindboggling history in under an hour. Wander through the visually-oriented exhibition and listen to short audioguide narration as you like. It starts off with large models of the Royal Palace and the city centre before whisking you towards the big events of the 20th century. Short films about the general history and the Wall help understand the city as it was and is. QOpen 10:00 - 20:00. Admission €5.

HumboldtBox G-3, Schlossplat z 5, Mitte, MS Hackescher Markt, tel. +49 1805 03 07 07, www. humboldt-box.com. A boxy modern building along Unter den Linden marks the spot where the Royal Palace will soon be reconstructed. This information centre has an exhibition on the history and future of the site, a restaurant/café and a rooftop viewing platform. The So war Berlin film, with footage from the wild pre-war years, is screened on a loop in the cinema. QOpen 10:00 - 20:00. Admission €4/2,50. Märkisches Museum (City Museum) G-3, Am

Köllnischen Park 5, Mitte, MU Märkisches Museum, tel. +49 30 24 00 21 62, www.stadtmuseum.de. Berlin‘s city museum is set in an impressive purpose-built complex from 1908, emulating local architectural styles and donned with a brick tower. Inside, Berlin‘s cultural history with exhibitions about diverse aspects of life in the city is displayed in 50 rooms. Q Open 10:00 - 18:00. Closed Mon. Admission €5/3, first Wed free.

Museum für Film und Fernsehen (Film and TV Museum) E-4, Potsdamer Straße 2 (Sony Center),

Tiergarten, MS/U Potsdamer Platz, tel. +49 30 300 90 30, w w w.deutsche-kinemathek.de. Hooray for Hollywood, but remember that some of the personalities that gave it glamour and style came from Germany. Actors Marlene Dietrich and Peter Lorre, directors Billy Wilder and Josef von Sternberg came out of a country with a strong film-making tradition. Photo stills, footage, set designs and costumes provide glimpses of the familiar, and exhibits

on Leni Riefenstahl‘s shooting of Olympia (1936) and Nazi entertainment cq propaganda films will impress ‚seen-that‘ film buffs. The museum ends with special effects and science fiction. QOpen 10:00 - 18:00, Thu 10:00 - 20:00. Closed Mon. Admission €6/4,5

Museum für Naturkunde (Natural History Museum)

F-2, Invalidenstraße 43, Mitte, MU Naturkundemuseum, tel. +49 30 20 93 85 91, www.naturkundemuseum-berlin. de. All the wonders of nature under one roof; a grand collection illustrating the evolution of life as well as the diversity and beauty of nature. The largest mounted dinosaur in the world towers over visitors in the main hall, and elsewhere there‘s the aardvarks, the early 20th-century dioramas, meteorites, the most famous fossil of Earth history (the ancient bird Archaeopteryx lithographica), giant shells and the gorilla Bobby from the primates hall. QOpen 09:30 - 18:00, Sat, Sun 10:00 - 18:00. Closed Mon. Admission €6/3,50.

Neue Nationalgalerie E-4, Potsdamer Straße 50, Tiergarten, MS/U Potsdamer Platz, tel. +49 30 266 42 42 42, www.smb.museum. You‘d think that the art world had gone to minimalist extremes when passing Mies van der Rohe‘s empty glass box of a museum; the 20th century treasures are all underground. The marvellous permanent collection features Otto Dix, George Grosz, Paul Klee, Wassily Kandinsky, Picasso and Leger, among others. QOpen 10:00 - 18:00, Thu 10:00 - 22:00, Sat, Sun 11:00 - 18:00. Closed Mon. Admission €8/4. Temporary exhibitions extra. Sammlung Bor os (Bor os Collection) F-3,

Reinhardstraße 20, Mitte, MS/U Friedrichstraße, tel. +49 30 27 59 40 65, www.sammlung-boros.de. Take a showpiece World War II bunker, previously used to store fruit and to house one of Berlin‘s infamous clubs; spend five years renovating it, fill the 80 rooms with wonderful, controversial modern art and build a huge penthouse apartment on top of it. This is exactly what advertising executive Christian Boros and his wife did, and visitors are welcome to view the collection on excellent English-language guided tours which need to be booked online. The artbunker reopens with a new exhibition on 17 September 2012. QOpen 16:00 - 20:00, Fri 14:00 - 18:00, Sat, Sun 10:00 - 18:00. Admission €10.

Stasi Exhibition F-4, Zimmerstraße 90, Mitte, MU Kochstraße, tel. +49 30 23 24 79 51, www.bstu.bund. de. Near Checkpoint Charlie, this small exhibition gives insight into the nefarious deeds of the GDR‘s Ministry for State Security. Their 90,000 employees and 186,000 informants snitched on everyone, resulting in 111km of documents and 1,4 million photos. Learn how the Stasi intruded in every aspect of daily life, and read the personal stories of six Stasi victims. See also the Stasi Museum in Friedrichshain. QOpen 10:00 - 18:00. Admission free.

Haus am Checkpoint Charlie (Wall Museum) F-4, Friedrichstraße 43-45, Kreuzberg, MU Kochstraße, tel. +49 30 251 20 75, www.mauermuseum.de. A homespun Great Escape museum of false trunks, tools, videos, even a submarine, and stills of tunnel-digging attest to necessity and desire being the mother of invention. Visit this museum for dramatic stories of separated lovers, freedom-seeking families, and fed-up senior citizens in the GDR who breached the Wall. The museum also has art interpreting the concrete division of the city, an exhibit on human rights movements. QOpen 09:00 - 22:00. Admission €12,50/9,50. berlin.inyourpocket.com

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MITTE Hi-Flyer Ballo on F-4, Wilhelmstraße, corner Zimmerstraße, Mitte, MU Kochstraße, tel. +49 30 226 67 88 11, www.air-service-berlin.de. Board the large helium balloon near Potsdamer Platz to enjoy excellent views floating 150 metres above central Berlin. The balloon is tethered to the ground with a steel cable, ensuring you land on the same spot 15 minutes later. On very windy days call ahead to check it‘s in service. No advance bookings; departures every 15 minutes. QOpen 10:00 - 22:00. NovMar 11:00-18:00. Tickets €19/13.

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Tiergarten, MS/U Potsdamer Platz, tel. +49 30 25 93 70 80, www.panoramapunkt.de. It takes just 20 seconds on Europe‘s fastest elevator to get shot up to Berlin‘s best viewpoint, on the 24th and 25th floor of this red brick skyscraper. Architect Hans Kollhoff‘s magnificent 1930s-inspired building refers to New York‘s skyscraping glory days but also resembles the Berlin bear, complete with a golden crown. On the top floors there‘s a short film and an exhibition about the amazing history of Potsdamer Platz square, which went from a world-class entertainment district to a Wall-divided wasteland and back again within a generation. The café and rooftop terrace offer great close-up views of Berlin‘s highlights: Brandenburger Tor, the Holocaust memorial, Unter den Linden, the former Wall zone and Tiergarten park. On lazy summer days, closing time is postponed for sunset. QOpen 10:00 - 20:00. Admission €5,50/4.

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Tränenpalast F-3, Reichstagufer 17, Mitte, MS/U Friedrichstraße, tel. +49 30 467 77 79 11, www.hdg. de/berlin. The Border Experiences exhibition highlights the everyday reality of the border running through Berlin. The glass pavilion beside Friedrichstraße station was the main border crossing between West and East Berlin between the 1960s and 1990. Trains from West Berlin arrived here, separate from the East German platform, and arrivals were checked, searched, regularly humiliated, and required to exchange 25 marks. Those visiting family and friends in the East may never see them again, hence the name ‚Palace of Tears‘. Suitcases of memories tell the stories of GDR emigrants, escapees and returnees; maps show the planning of the implementation of the Wall, photos recall the political tensions that saw US and Soviet tanks face each other in October 1961, and there are videos of a lady working in the Intershop duty free kiosk and a glum border guard, indignant that the Wall (and his job) didn‘t last 100 years as promised. QOpen 09:00 - 19:00, Sat, Sun 10:00 - 18:00. Closed Mon. Admission free.

Berlin Story F-3, Unter den Linden 40, Mitte, MS/U Brandenburger Tor, tel. +49 30 20 45 38 42, www. berlinstory.de. Thousands of Berlin-themed books as well as T-shirts and souvenirs. The knowledgeable staff can find and order (or write) any Berlin book you‘re looking for. QOpen 10:00 - 19:00, Sun 10:00 - 18:00.

Department stores Alexa Centre G-3, Grunerstraße 20 (Alexanderplatz), Mitte, MS/U Alexanderplatz, tel. +49 30 269 34 00, www.alexacentre.com. A mall at the eastern end of Alexanderplatz square, with five floors and 180 shops, restaurants and cafés. There‘s a massive kids‘ area with a cinema and the LOXX model train exhibition. Q Open Mon-Sat 10:00-21:00, lower level from 08:00. Food court also open Sun 11:00-19:00. LOXX open daily 10:00-19:00. Galeries Lafayette F-3, Friedrichstraße 76-78, Mitte, MU Französische Straße, tel. +49 30 20 94 80, www. lafayette-berlin.de. The 1990s rebirth of Friedrichstraße wouldn‘t have been possible without this posh French department store. Architect Jean Nouvel‘s building has a fabulous gaping glass funnel in the centre. QOpen 10:00 - 20:00. Closed Sun.

Fashion & Shoes Adidas Originals G-2/3, Münzstraße 13, Mitte,

MU Weinmeisterstraße, tel. +49 30 27 59 43 81. Adidas‘ flagship store in Mitte‘s trendiest shopping street has a sleek grey and white industrial look, and stocks the top products of the famed German brand, including retro sneakers and items that can‘t be found elsewhere. Take a seat in a barber chair to design your own shoes on the mi adidas screens. The selection of products on offer is changed often, making regular visits worthwhile. QOpen 11:00 - 20:00. Closed Sun.

ic! berlin ic! berlin designs, produces and markets screwless sheetmetal glasses. They offer a worldwide unique screwless hinge by holding together both frame and temple with a detachable clip. ic! berlin glasses can be disassembled and reassembled individually. Small unbreakable design miracles crafted by hand in Berlin. Interested in visiting our headquarter and the workshop? Write a short email to tour@ic-berlin.de. ic! berlin shop, Max-Beer-Straße 17, www.ic-berlin.de.

Bag Ground G-2, Gip sstraße 23b, Mitte, MU Weinmeisterstraße, tel. +49 30 27 58 31 77, www. bag-ground.com. Classic, daring, cute and affordable quality handbags from a variety of German and international designers. QOpen 12:00 - 20:00. Closed Sun.

Comme des Garçons F-2, Linienstraße 115, Mitte,

MS Oranienburger Straße, tel. +49 30 28 09 58 80. Chic Japanese design; fashion in the Black Shop and accessories next door. QOpen 11:00 - 19:00. Closed Sun.

East Berlin Supply Store G-2, Alte Schönhauser Straße 33/34, Mitte, MU Weinmeisterstraße, tel. +49 30 24 72 41 89. Put that Prussian eagle on your chest in cotton, or wrap an East Berlin belt around your waist. You won‘t find these T-shirt, bag or jewellery designs anywhere else, and many make cool references to Berlin. QOpen 12:00 - 20:00, Sat 11:00 - 19:00. Closed Sun. Onitsuka Tiger G-2, Alte Schönhauser Straße 20-22,

Mitte, MU Weinmeisterstraße, tel. +49 30 24 63 21 03, www.onitsukatiger.com. In a remarkable ambience of high quality materials and exciting design, combining traditional and modern Japan, Onitsuka Tiger presents the full variety of its Japanese shoe and apparel collections. QOpen 11:00 - 19:30, Sat 11:00 - 19:00. Closed Sun.

Markets Berliner Trödelmarkt D-3, Straße des 17. Juni,

Tiergarten, MS Tiergarten, tel. +49 30 26 55 00 96, www.berliner-troedelmarkt.de. Most the vendors at this antique and craft market are well-organised, making finding that door handle, French glass vase, Turkish kilim, or amber necklace more of a shopping than rummaging experience. Q Open Sat, Sun 10:00 - 17:00.

Kunst und Nostalgiemarkt F-3, Am Kupfergraben, Mitte, MS/U Friedrichstraße. Lining the way to the Pergamon Museum are canal-side stalls carrying crafts and souvenirs including red-and-green Ampelmännchen products. Q Open Sat, Sun 11:00 - 17:00.

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Fernsehturm (TV tower) G-3, Panoramastraße 1a,

Mitte, MS/U Alexanderplatz, www.tv-turm.de. The skewered disco ball on the tower peering over rooftops certainly brings a level of humour to Berlin‘s skyline. The 368-metre television broadcast tower, completed in 1969, 70m higher than the Eiffel tower and the tallest building in Germany, has an observation deck and the Sphere restaurant with a rotating floor. Photos point out the landmarks for you. QOpen 09:00 - 24:00. Admission €12/7,50.

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CHARLOTTENBURG & THE WEST If ‘downtown’ to you means wide, traffic-filled streets, crowds of shoppers, five-star hotels and tall buildings, then Charlottenburg comes closest to fitting the bill in Berlin. Left as a ruin after the war, the ruined KaiserWilhelm-Gedächtniskirche church is the nexus of activity. Between it and Zoologischer Garten station, over a billion euros is being invested in impressive highrises, hotels and offices. Follow what becomes an increasingly silken ribbon down Kurfürstendamm (Ku’damm) and the setting becomes more genteel. West Berlin’s young scene meets in the bars and cafés branching off Savignyplatz, even if the Szene has moved east. Nearby but isolated from the hoi polloi is Schloss Charlottenburg, the residence of King Friedrich I. This chapter also covers other parts of western Berlin: leafy Wilmersdorf and Schöneberg, the centre of gay Berlin since the days of Christopher Isherwood’s Berlin Stories.

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Getting there Charlottenburg’s nerve centre is Zoologischer Bahnhof station, along the main west-east raised city railway. From here’s it’s a short walk to many hotels and sights, or else hop on the M29 bus, going east along Tauentzienstraße and west down Kurfürstendamm.

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Tiergarten, MS/U Zoologischer Garten, tel. +49 30 260 20, berlin@interconti.com, www.interconti.com. Near transport options, the Zoo and Tiergarten park, the InterContinental offers quiet nights in modern and spacious rooms, and conference facilities with intelligent business solutions. After work, there‘s gourmet food at Hugos and live music at the Marlene Bar. Further relaxation options can be found in the large spa complex, with several saunas and fitness facilities. Q558 rooms (498 singles €165 350, 498 doubles €170 - 400, 60 suites €215 - 2500). Breakfast extra. PTHAUFLEGBKDCW hhhhh

Kempinski Bristol C-4, Kur für stendamm 27, Charlottenburg, MU Uhlandstraße, tel. +49 30 88 43 40, reservations.bristol@kempinski.com, www. kempinskiberlin.de. The elite Kempinski and Adlon are sister properties, but this is where well-travelled regulars feel more at home - out of the limelight, but still in upmarket lodgings on a swank corner of Ku‘damm. Q301 rooms (249 singles €265 - 326, 249 doubles €322 - 447, 52 suites €470 - 1800). Breakfast extra. PHARUFLGKDC hhhhh Palace D-4, Budapester Straße 45, Charlottenburg, MS/U Zoologischer Garten, tel. +49 30 250 20, hotel@palace.de, www.palace.de. Near the Europa Center shops and the zoo, gourmands feast at the First Floor restaurant and guests schmooze in the conference rooms that include Tai-Ping carpets, oak panelling and fireplaces. The staidly furnished rooms are large. Q239 rooms (59 singles €200 - 300, 191 doubles €225 - 325, 32 suites €325 - 2150). PHARUFLGKDC hhhhh Savoy Berlin C-4, Fasanenstraße 9-10, Charlottenburg, MS/U Zoologischer Garten, tel. +49 30 31 10 30, info@hotel-savoy.com, www.hotel-savoy.com. Utterly un-Berlin, this stylish Cuban-flavoured abode once made Latin-music lover David Byrne a happy guest. Who knows berlin.inyourpocket.com

Ellington Hotel who you‘ll trade smoke rings with in the cigar shop near the clubby Times Bar. Q125 rooms (45 singles €142 - 222, 62 doubles €152 - 232, triples €192 - 272, 16 suites €202 - 292). ARFKD hhhh

Seehof A-4, Lietzensee-Ufer 11, Charlottenburg, MS/U Messe Nord, tel. +49 30 32 00 20, info@hotel-seehofberlin.de, www.hotel-seehof-berlin.de. Central between the Trade Fair and Zoologischer Garten, yet overlooking a peaceful lake and park, this is a good base for western Berlin. Decoration varies from classical to glam, and rooms have large fourposter beds. Q75 rooms (singles €105 - 280, doubles €125 - 195, 1 suite €215 - 275). PHALGKC hhhh Swissôtel Berlin C-4, Augsburger Straße 44,

Charlottenburg, MU Kurfürstendamm, tel. +49 30 22 01 00, emailus.berlin@swissotel.com, www.swissotelberlin.com. Every room here has a Lavazza espresso machine and suites are cranking with Bang & Olufsen stereos. When you‘re done playing in your room, downtown western Berlin beckons. You‘ll never want to go home. Q316 rooms (219 singles €160 - 310, 219 doubles €160 - 310, 14 suites €310 - 480, 11 junior suite €260 - 410). Breakfast €21. PHARFLGD hhhhh

€150-200 Berlin Plaza C-4, Knesebeckstraße 63, Charlottenburg, MU Uhlandstraße, tel. +49 30 88 41 30, info@ plazahotel.de, www.plazahotel.de. The Plaza has elegantly simple rooms equipped with all modern conveniences, such as allergy-free bedlinen and free wi-fi. The in-house Knese restaurant has solid traditional Berlin cuisine, and an attractive terrace. Q131 rooms (singles €80 - 150, doubles €79 - 180, triples €105 - 200). HLGKW Best Western President D-4, An der Urania 16-18, Schöneberg, MS/U Wittenbergplatz, tel. +49 30 21 90 30, president@cca-hotels.de, www.cca-hotels.de. Huge leather reclining chairs, cosmetic tables and an oldtime clubby lounge make this a smart choice for business travellers. Besides the restaurant and bar, there‘s also a fitness centre and multifunctional meeting rooms. Q178 rooms (25 singles €79 - 155, 153 doubles €96 - 183, 3 suites €189 - 305). Breakfast extra. PHARFGKD hhhh

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Asian Suksan D-4, Ansbacher StraĂ&#x;e 4, SchĂśneberg, MU Wittenbergplatz, tel. +49 30 21 01 86 73, www.suksan. de. A short stroll from west Berlin‘s shops and sights, Suksan is a cosy Thai restaurant decorated with ample bamboo poles and palmleaf roofs. Drop by for the lunch specials, or dine on spicey Thai dishes accompanied by wine or fresh coconut milk, perhaps followed by a cocktail. QOpen 12:00 - 23:00, Fri 12:00 - 24:00, Sat 16:00 - 24:00, Sun 17:00 - 23:00.

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Sawatdi Kap – welcome to Suksan. Experience a temple for Thai food and cooking culture in the heart of West Berlin, offering varied dishes with captivating aromas and tasty combinations that will tickle the palate. Quality, freshness, and healthy and original ingredients are central to our dishes, without losing sight of modern cuisine. Under bamboo roofs, Suksan seats over 60 guests in Thai settings. Let us take you on a culinary trip to the land of smiles.

Ottenthal C-4, KantstraĂ&#x;e 153, Charlottenburg, MU UhlandstraĂ&#x;e, tel. +49 30 313 31 62, www.ottenthal. com. The pleasure in this intimate, classy bistro is that of fresh, seasonal ingredients, often from the owner‘s home town, Ottenthal. Daily specials might include foam of goose liver or venison pie with apple-celery salad. The portion of Wiener Schnitzel could feed two. Service is excellent, and you can rely on wine recommendations (the list is extensive). Wines and other products from Ottenthal such as pumpkinseed oil, are available for purchase. This is truly one of our favourite spots. QOpen 17:00 - 01:00. â‚Źâ‚Źâ‚Ź. VGB Schnitzelei B-3, RĂśntgenstraĂ&#x;e 7, Charlottenburg, MU

WWWHSH ALBERGODE Bleibtreu C-4, BleibtreustraĂ&#x;e 31, Charlottenburg, MU UhlandstraĂ&#x;e, tel. +49 30 88 47 40, info@bleibtreu. com, www.bleibtreu.com. It‘s hard to tell the hip guests from the hip neighbours that share the deli and cafĂŠ fronting the boutique-lined street. The designer rooms operate by remote-control but are furnished using allergy-friendly, ecological, natural fabrics and furniture. Q60 rooms (15 singles â‚Ź115 - 157, 45 doubles â‚Ź125 - 182). ARGK

Ku‘Damm 101 B-4, Kur fĂźr stendamm 101,

Charlottenburg, MU Adenauerplatz, tel. +49 30 520 05 50, info@kudamm101.com, www.kudamm101.com. Furnishings here echo the 1950s-70s, while 21st-century bicolour rubber flooring is underfoot. Every room has designer chairs, and rubber toys in the white-tiled bathrooms, meant to emulate the Paris metro. The sunny top-floor breakfast room is just what you need to wake up. Q170 rooms (34 singles â‚Ź101 - 161, 136 doubles â‚Ź118 - 178). Breakfast extra. PHARULGBD hhh

Hotels in Berlin Finding accommodation is not such a problem in Berlin; th e ci t y has h un dreds o f h otels an d thousands of beds. And in a city this large, every place can call itself ‘central’. The hotel categories in this guide are based on the highest double room rack rate price, but actual prices often depend on the the season and booking method. Prices include VAT and break fast unless mentioned otherwise. Apartment rentals are booking; renting one ofr a day or a month is usually much cheaper than checking into a hotel.

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STAY HSH ALBERGODE Sylter Hof D-3, KurfĂźrstenstraĂ&#x;e 114, SchĂśneberg,

MU Wittenbergplatz, tel. +49 30 212 00, info@ sylterhof-berlin.de, www.sylterhof-berlin.de. Sylt may be a skinny island in the North Sea, but these suites in a high-rise are fat. For the cost of a normal room in Berlin, you get a fully equipped kitchen too (a supermarket is across the street) and rates go down for longer stays. Q160 rooms (80 singles â‚Ź69 - 120, 40 doubles â‚Ź99 - 180, 40 suites â‚Ź129 - 210). HAG hhh

â‚Ź75-150 HSH Hotel Albergo B-5, Hohenzollerndamm 33,

Wilmersdor f, MU Fehrbelliner Platz, tel. +49 30 86 88 90, stay@hsh-albergo.de, www.hsh-albergo. de. Once a Russian Or th odox cath edral wi th onion domes until refurbishment in 1938, the corner building that now holds the Albergo is a good base for exploring western Berlin. Decorated flamboyantly by Italian artists, th e hotel has spacious rooms wi th terracotta tiles, cherry wood furniture and a top-floor breakfast room. Q 36 rooms (singles â‚Ź75 - 125, doubles â‚Ź85 - 135). TALGBKW

Mercure Airport Hotel Berlin Tegel B-1, KurtSchumacher-Damm 202, tel. +49 30 410 60, h0791@ accor-hotels.com, www.mercure.com. This functional and comfortable hotel is the only option close to Tegel airport. The well-insulated doubles all have combined shower/ baths. Up to two children under the age of 16 can sleep for free in their parents room. The free shuttle bus can be ordered from the airport information desk or by using the free hotel telephone between gates N°7 and 8. Q186 rooms (singles ₏69 - 199, doubles ₏69 - 199). Breakfast extra. PTHUFLGKDCW hhh berlin.inyourpocket.com

Richard-Wagner-Platz, tel. +49 30 34 70 27 78, www. schnitzelei.de. Nearly as far from central Berlin as Austria, Schnitzelei is well off the beaten track, but well worth looking up. No tacky alpine decorations here, but a light take on the genre, with oak patterns and subdued lighting creating a good vibe. There are delicious schnitzels in different variations, though you may also want to try the German tapas. QOpen 16:00 - 01:00, Sat, Sun 12:00 - 01:00. â‚Źâ‚Ź. TVGBS station. (â‚Ź1-5).

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Ansbacherstrasse 4 (corner of KurfĂźrstenstrasse) tel. 21 01 86 73, www.suksan.de.

Food with a View Funkturm-Restaurant A-4, Messedamm 22, Charlottenburg, MS/U Messe Nord/ICC, tel. +49 30 30 38 29 00, www.capital-catering.de. Berlin‘s Eiffel Tower is the shorter of the city‘s two TV towers. The viewing platform at 126 meters is the perfect starter for the tower restaurant, sitting pretty at 55 metres. There‘s an a la carte menu with changing lunch courses during the day, and hot or cold buffets in the evening. QOpen 11:30 - 23:00, Tue 18:00 - 23:00. Closed Mon. â‚Źâ‚Źâ‚Ź. TUG

Die Quadriga C-4, Eislebener StraĂ&#x;e 14, Charlottenburg, MU Augsburger StraĂ&#x;e, tel. +49 30 21 40 56 50, www. brandenburger-hof.com. Chef Sauli Kemppainen dishes up innovative Scandinavian cuisine in this intimate, Michelin-starred gourmet 100m to KaDeWe and ZOO Berlin restaurant. The main room is in the style of a classic Berlin salon, with paintings from the Berlin Secessionist movement and KPM porcelain; the cherrywood chair design is by Frank Lloyd Wright, dating to 1904. QOpen 12:00 - 14:00, 19:0022:00, Mon, Sat 19:00 - 22:00. Closed RESTAURANT & COCKTAIL LOUNGE Sun. â‚Źâ‚Źâ‚Źâ‚Ź. EB h

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Fir st Floor D-4, Budapester StraĂ&#x;e 45, Charlottenburg, MS/U Zoologischer Garten, tel. +49 30 25 02 10 20, www.palace.de. A Michelin star has been the beacon over Matthias Dieter‘s restaurant for years now, and visiting gourmands who can‘t move well after a sevencourse meal make a point of staying a t th e Palace. Th e cuisine has touches of France and the Far East, and turbot with caviar or prawn is often on the menu. QOpen 18:30 23:00. Closed Mon, Sun. â‚Źâ‚Źâ‚Źâ‚Ź. G h berlin.inyourpocket.com

ORIGINAL THAI FOOD Ansbacher Strasse 4 Ecke KurfĂźrstenstrasse U-Bhf Wittenbergplatz

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Nollendorfplatz, tel. +49 30 216 88 69, www.restaurantapril.com. This bistro is great value with a generous appetiser plate for two and various specials. The dining is a bit more formal out back, where tables get the white-linen treatment. QOpen 10:00 - 24:00. â&#x201A;Ź-â&#x201A;Źâ&#x201A;Ź. UNGBS

UhlandstraĂ&#x;e, tel. +49 30 883 33 21, www.diekmannrestaurants.de. Herr Diekmann was one of the first to grace Berlinâ&#x20AC;&#x2DC;s simple tables with some French finesse, even if it was in what began as a sandwich shop in 1976. Shelves and drawers of an old Kolonialwaren store line the walls, and Diekmann still uses French techniques to primp excellent ingredients. Always on the menu are oysters and a selection of French cheeses. QOpen 12:00 - 01:00, Sun 18:00 - 01:00. â&#x201A;Źâ&#x201A;Źâ&#x201A;Ź. UGB

Knese C-4, KnesebeckstraĂ&#x;e 63, Charlottenburg,

MU UhlandstraĂ&#x;e, tel. +49 30 88 41 34 48, www. restaurant-knese.de. Alt-Berliner, traditional â&#x20AC;&#x161;Old Berlinâ&#x20AC;&#x2DC; cuisine, is on offer at rustic Knese. Try the KĂśnigsberger Klopse, meatballs with potatoes, the pork knuckle or the calf liver with apples, onions and potatoes for a taste of the Berlin of yesteryear at reasonable prices. Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2DC;s also a selection of international meals and desserts for you to tuck in to. Wash it all down with some good South-African wine. QOpen 11:00 - 01:00. â&#x201A;Źâ&#x201A;Ź. TB

Renger-Patzsch D-5, WartburgstraĂ&#x;e 54, SchĂśneberg,

Over 100 years of comfort and quality Traditional German cuisine

MU Eisenacher StraĂ&#x;e, tel. +49 30 784 20 59, www. renger-patzsch.com. Upscale German dining wi th a difference. The interior is kept casual and simple, with all focus on the people and the food. Serving regional cooking, you can order dishes such as sauteed mushrooms in chervil sauce, pan-seared pike-perch and a selection of tasty Alsatian flammekuchen. The Sunday roast is a true feast, with winebraised beef. QOpen 18:00 - 23:30. â&#x201A;Źâ&#x201A;Ź.

Zillemarkt C-4, BleibtreustraĂ&#x;e 48a, Charlottenburg,

MS Savignyplatz, tel. +49 30 881 70 40, w w w. zillemarkt.de. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2DC;s easy to imagine Heinrich Zille, a local artist famous for his charming portraits of Berlinâ&#x20AC;&#x2DC;s lower classes, stroll in and order a jellied boiled pork, stuffed cabbage leaves or a Berliner Currywurst. Zillemarkt serves breakfast, homemade cakes. lunch and dinner, and you can down a Zillebräu beer in the glass-ceilinged bar. QOpen 12:00 - 24:00, Sat, Sun 10:00 - 24:00. TB

Duke D-4, NĂźrnberger StraĂ&#x;e 50-55, Charlottenburg,

MU Wittenbergplatz, tel. +49 30 683 15 40 00, w w w.duke-restaurant.com. Creati ve in ternational crossover meals are served in the aptly named Ellington Hotel restaurant, set in a dazzling 1920s building near the Kuâ&#x20AC;&#x2DC;damm. The open kitchen allows you to watch chef cook Florian Glauert create culinary treats. QOpen 11:30 - 23:00. â&#x201A;Źâ&#x201A;Źâ&#x201A;Ź-â&#x201A;Źâ&#x201A;Źâ&#x201A;Źâ&#x201A;Ź.

Italian Francucciâ&#x20AC;&#x2DC;s B-4, KurfĂźrstendamm 90, Charlottenburg,

MU Adenauerplatz, tel. +49 30 323 33 18, www. francucci.com. Francucciâ&#x20AC;&#x2DC;s kitchen churns out fresh, fresh food, with home-made pasta and bread and plenty of regional ingredients in dishes like the veal scallop with herbs, potatoes and black truffles. QOpen 12:00 - 23:00. â&#x201A;Źâ&#x201A;Źâ&#x201A;Ź. TVGBSW

Locanda B-4, Lehniner Platz 2, Charlottenburg, MU Adenauerplatz, tel. +49 30 31 80 69 68. A tiny restaurant where Gianni can be found welcoming guests, cooking, pouring wine, serving food and washing dishes, all the while singing along to Italian classics. The pasta, fish and meat dishes are simple, and all simply delicious. Ask for the three-course surprise menu. Opposite the SchaubĂźhne theatre. QOpen 10:00 - 23:00. Closed Sun. â&#x201A;Ź. TNGBS

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Charlottenburg, MS Savignyplatz, tel. +49 30 312 14 33, www.12-apostel.de. The alley next to the S-Bahn tracks leads to a grand interior with classicist decoration and angels on the walls. The Italian food - including woodoven pizzas - served here is excellent, and from Monday to Friday the business lunch options offer good value. Also at GeorgenstraĂ&#x;e 2, under the S-Bahn track in Mitte. QOpen 08:00 - 01:00. â&#x201A;Źâ&#x201A;Ź. TNGBS

Japanese Sachiko Sushi C-3, Jeanne-Mammen-Bogen 584, Charlottenburg, MS Savignyplatz, tel. +49 30 313 22 82, w w w.sachikosushi.com. An innovative kaiten sushi restaurant - the oldest in town, dating back to 1995 - has li t tle b oats circlin g th e restauran t wi th some of the best sushi in town. Not afraid to ser ve classic and new sushi varieties with world wines, hereâ&#x20AC;&#x2DC;s your chance to have boni to wi th Sau vignon Blanc, or tuna rolls wi th Riesling. Beneath the rail way arches. Q Open 12:00 - 24:00, Sun 16:00 - 24:00. Closed Mon. â&#x201A;Źâ&#x201A;Ź. TGBS

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CafĂŠ am Neuen See D-4, Lichtensteinallee 2, Tiergarten, MS/U Zoologischer Garten, tel. +49 30 254 49 30, www.cafeamneuensee.de. The perfect Berlin biathlon is riding a bike through Tiergarten park, rehydrating with beer here, and then renting a rowboat on the adjacent lake. This cafĂŠ, restaurant and bar serves a breakfast of champions until 16:00 as well as regional food, coffee, cakes and cocktails. Food served till 22:00. Q Open 08:00 - 23:00, Sat, Sun 09:00 - 23:00. â&#x201A;Źâ&#x201A;Ź-â&#x201A;Źâ&#x201A;Źâ&#x201A;Ź. TUGB August - September 2012

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Café im Literaturhaus

Schlüterstr.15, 10625 Berlin - Charlottenburg, Tel. 312 55 57, www.unionjack-berlin.de, Monday to Saturday from 19:00

Hefner C-4, Kantstraße 146, Charlottenburg, MU Savignyplatz, tel. +49 30 31 01 75 20, www.hefnerberlin.de. The most happening spot on Savignyplatz is this cool cocktail bar on the corner with Kantstraße. Though the lengthy cocktail menu includes all the favourites, Hefner prides itself on having the best selection of Martini cocktails in Berlin. QOpen 16:00 - 03:00, Sat 13:00 - 03:00. NB

Gay nightlife Connection D-4, Fug gerstraße 33, Schöneberg,

MU Wittenbergplatz, tel. +49 30 218 14 32, www. connection-berlin.de. Bumpin‘ and grindin‘ in the corridors and the ‚cruising labyrinth‘ moves in time to house and techno beats on weekends. Every third Friday of the month is mixed boys and girls night. Q Open Fri, Sat 23:00-06:00. Admission €5. U

Café im Literaturhaus C-4, Fasanenstraße 23,

Charlottenburg, MU Uhlandstraße, tel. +49 30 882 54 14, www.literaturhaus-berlin.de. Some guests may be sporting three-piece suits, straw hats, polished canes and freshly fluffed pups, but you don‘t have to be all that precious about eating at this literary hangout. Food runs from cheap sandwiches for aspiring writers and critics, to lamb. The 19thcentury building has airy rooms that are pleasant to dine in on a sunny day. QOpen 09:30 - 01:00. €€. GB

Grenander Morning Glory D-4, Wittenbergplatz 3a, Schöneberg, MU Wittenbergplatz, tel. +49 30 75 52 77 21, www.grenander.de. Pastries, muffins, croissants and rolls lie in waiting at the counter of this modern, earthtone café. Great for breakfast, lunch or indeed something else to glorify your morning. QOpen 08:00 - 22:00. €€. TUGBS

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Haf en D-4, Mot z straße 19, Schöneb er g, M U Nollendorfplatz, tel. +49 30 211 41 18, www.hafen-berlin. de. Both gays and lesbians are welcome to call at this harbour. There‘s no darkroom in which to size each other up, so patrons measure each other‘s thinking organ instead at the Quiz-o-Rama (in English on the first Monday of the month). There‘s DJs at weekends and German Schlager nights every second Friday. Don‘t be shy to pop in, they say ‚drop dead gorgeous looking tourists‘ are welcome. QOpen 20:00 - 04:00. UEG Prinzknecht D-4, Fuggerstraße 33, Schöneberg,

MU Wittenbergplatz, tel. +49 30 23 62 74 44, www. prinzknecht.de. The exposed brick walls, square bar, and billiard table gives this respectable bar and cruising joint a Cheers-like feel unusual in Berlin. Picnic tables are out on the sidewalk, and leather banquettes line the walls. Women are welcome everywhere except the cellar, and the back of Prinzknecht‘s business card is helpfully labeled ‚name, address and telephone‘ for scribbling down the details of your new friends. QOpen 15:00 - 02:00, Fri, Sat 15:00 - 03:00.

Jazz Clubs Quasimodo C-4, Kantstraße 12a, Charlottenburg,

MS/U Zoologischer Garten, tel. +49 30 31 80 45 60, www.quasimodo.de. Blues, jazz, funk, or soul in a casual cellar. To find the place, go up to the terrace next to Theater des Westens and follow the stairwell to the left of the café. Concerts start at 22:00. QOpen 21:00 - 02:00. ENGBW

Pubs Irish Harp B-4, Giesebrechtstraße 15, Charlottenburg,

MU Adenauerplatz, tel. +49 30 22 32 87 35, www.harppub.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. You can expect major sports events to be beamed on screens, and there‘s quiz nights and live music too. QOpen 10:00 - 01:00. €-€€. EB

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Tom‘s Bar D-4, Motzstraße 19, Schöneberg, MU Nollendorfplatz, tel. +49 30 213 45 70, www.tomsbar. de. Monday night is two-for-one happy hour. No women allowed here either - wouldn‘t it be horrible if your cocktail bumped into soft mammary glands in the darkroom. QOpen 22:00 - 06:00. ENG

Union Jack

Irish Pub D-4, Tauentzienstraße 9-12 (Europa Centre), Charlottenburg, MU Kurfürstendamm, tel. +49 30 262 16 34, www.irishpubberlin.de. Live music on the stage every night, Guinness on tap, sports on TV and beers in the 36m long bar are the key attractions that regularly get this place packed with punters. The Irish Pub provides all of these with flair. Come (or avoid) on Mondays for karaoke night. QOpen 12:00 - 03:00, Fri 12:00 - 04:00, Sat 11:30 - 04:00, Sun 11:30 - 03:00. €. TEGSW Union Jack C-4, Schlüterstraße 15, Charlottenburg,

MS Savignyplatz, tel. +49 30 312 55 57, w w w. unionjack-berlin.de. A corner of Scottish highland in the heart of Berlin, this whisky pub is one of Berlin‘s first true pubs and continues to draw the punters in with a collection of 401 whiskys (from the best Scottish and Irish brands to Canadian and Japanese bourbon) and various English and Irish beers. Solid food is available too - home made snacks and and Walkers crisps. Q Open from 19:00. Sun closed.

Bars Alt Berliner Biersalon C-4, Kurfüstendamm 225, Charlottenburg, MU Kurfürstendamm, tel. +49 30 884 39 90, 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 and international food as well as big breakfasts. Groups are welcome - actually you can fit 499 of your buddies plus yourself in here. Q Open 24hrs. €€. TUEGBSW Berlin In Your Pocket

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CHARLOTTENBURG & THE WEST Sightseeing Landmarks Olympic Stadium Olympischer Platz 3, Charlottenburg, MS/U Olympiastadion, tel. +49 30 25 00 23 22, tour@ olympiastadion-berlin.de, www.olympiastadion-berlin. de. The Olympic Stadium was originally built under the direction of architect Werner March to host the 1936 Olympic Games. A good example of bombastic fascist architecture, its size never fails to impress. The most striking changes are the blue track and the seemingly floating new roof whose translucent skin offers shelter for almost all of the 75,000 seats. On non-event days you can visit the stadium using an multi-language audioguide, or on an hour-long guided tour. QOpen 09:00 - 19:00. June-mid-Sep open until 20:00, Novmid-Mar 10:00-16:00. Admission €7/5. Schloss Charlottenburg (Charlottenburg Palace)

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Mar o oush C-4, Knesebeckstraße 48,

MUhlandstraße, tel. +49 30 887 11 83 35, www. marooush.de. Refined Egyptian-oriental opulence with a modern twist and gourmet food. The combined restaurant, shisha lounge and cocktail bar has a luxurious and tasteful décor enhancing the equally exotic menu. Puff on a shisha as you await your meal or come on Friday or Saturday for ‘dinner and dance’, with belly-dancers, live music and a party atmosphere. The club can be booked for special occasions.QOpen 15:00 - 01:00. E

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A-3, Spandauer Damm 20-24, Charlottenburg, MU Richard-Wagner-Platz, tel. +49 30 32 09 14 40, www. spsg.de. The largest royal residence in Berlin, named for Prussia‘s first queen. Though it began as a modest summer palace in 1695, today‘s version, distinguished by its 505-meter facade and central tower, took its final form in 1790. You can take a guided or audiotour of the luxurious and largely Rococo and Baroque apartments where an eyeglazing number of royal Friedrichs and Wilhelms resided. Also here is the largest collection of 18th century French painting outside France, plus a beautiful Baroque garden, mausoleum, and Belvedere teahouse with a porcelain exhibition. Take bus M45 from Wagner-Platz or Zoologischer Bahnhof. Q Open 10:00-18:00; Nov-Mar 10:00-17:00; Mon closed. New Wing 10:00-18:00, Tues closed. Admission €12/8, New Wing €6/5. Photo permit €3.

Teufelsberg Grunewald forest, Charlottenburg, MS Grunewald, tel. +49 163 858 50 96, teufelsberg@ berlinsightout.de, www.berlinsightout.de. An abandoned and half ruined American/British Cold War radio listening station, on top of a hill of World War II rubble, piled on top of a Nazi academy - that‘s Berlin for you. Plenty of people slip through the fence to have a look, but the legal way to visit is on the informative weekly 3-hour tour. Guides tell about the importance of the work that was done there, espionage and counter-espionage, the extreme security measures and the excellent relations between the Allies and the West Berlin population. From the radar tower there are fantastic views across the whole city. Q Tours start Sunday at 13:30 from the S-Bahn station. Reservations required. Tickets €15/10.

Churches Gedächtniskir che D-4, Breitscheidplat z, Charlottenburg, MU Kurfürstendamm, tel. +49 30 218 50 23, www.gedaechtniskirche-berlin.de. The ruined Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church, a stark reminder of wartime destruction, is West Berlin‘s landmark attraction. Kept as an open wound, the severe acknowledgement of Germany‘s culpability is declared on a plaque: ‚The tower of the old church serves as a remembrance of God‘s judgment, which befell our people during the war years.‘ The 1895 church was once a symbol of national pride: even synagogues contributed to its funding. Inside is a gilded mosaic of the Hohenzollern dynasty. The modern chapel and bell tower beside it were completed in 1961, and are worth entering on sunny days for the amazing blue stained glass windows. The main church ruin will be in scaffolding until autumn 2013. Concerts take place every week, many of them free. Q Open 09:00-19:00. berlin.inyourpocket.com

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Alliiertenmuseum (Allied Museum) Clayallee 135,

Zoo Berlin & Aquarium C-4, Hardenbergplatz 8, Charlottenburg, MS/U Zoologischer Garten, tel. +49 30 25 40 10, www.zoo-berlin.de. With some 17,000 animals of nearly 1,500 species, this is the most varied zoo in the world. The kids will have their faces glued to the glass for hours at the separate aquarium complex; fish, reptiles and amphibians can be viewed at close quarters in landscape basins and tanks. Highlights for most children are the blacktip reef sharks and the crocodiles. Essentail feeding times are: penguins at 13:45, wolves, bears, monkeys at 14:00, carnivores and pelicans at 15:30. At the aquarium feeding times are Mon and Thu from 13:30. Q Zoo open 09:00-19:00, mid-Oct - mid-Mar 09:0017:00; aquarium 09:00-18:00. Admission €13/10 for either the zoo or aquarium, combined €20/15.

Zehlendorf, MU Oskar-Helene-Heim, tel. +49 30 818 19 90, www.alliiertenmuseum.de. The Allied Museum covers 50 years of West German Allied (US, British, French) relations in the US Army movie house Outpost. The prize exhibit is the original sentry box from the Checkpoint Charlie border crossing. QOpen 10:00 - 18:00. Closed Wed. Admission free.

Bröhan Museum B-3, Schloßstraße 1a, Charlottenburg, MU Sophie-Charlotte-Platz, tel. +49 30 32 69 06 00, www.broehan-museum.de. A stellar collection of art deco, art nouveau, and art and craft design awakens post-modern sensibilities, blunted by so much IKEA and minimalism, to craftsmanship, whimsy and indulgent beauty. In addition to the permanent collection (spanning 1889-1939) of porcelain, lamps, vases, and furnishings, are paintings, including those by Peter Behrens and Bruno Paul, as well as special exhibitions. QOpen 10:00 - 18:00. Closed Mon. Admission €6/4. Museum für Asiatische Kunst Takustraße 40,

Zehlendorf, MU Dahlem-Dorf, tel. +49 30 266 42 42 42, www.smb.museum. Alongside special exhibitions dealing with everything from Qing-dynasty painting to architecture, the Asian Ar t museum has an impressive permanent collection of Indian, Chinese, Japanese and Korean art and archaeology. Each tradition has its own gallery, and in the centre, a room dedicated to Buddhist art. Chinese and Japanese painting 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.

Parks and Gardens Tiergarten C/D/E-3/4. This 255 hectare park full of paths, meadows, and waterways is the most genteel of Berlin‘s parks, but it‘s still a fine place for jogging, football, a picnic barbecue, or nude sunbathing (weather permitting). The Siegessäule (Victory Column) that stood in front of the Reichstag from 1873 until 1938 now serves as a roundabout and lookout point in the middle of the park. The park‘s café and beer garden, Café am Neuensee, is at the southwestern end.

Shopping in Berlin You could ruin a good set of heels window-shopping in Berlin. Stroll Charlottenburg’s Kurfürstendamm, particularly between Uhlandstraße and Adenauerplatz, for top bran ds. Wi th th e exception o f Berlin’s proudest department store, Kaufhaus des Westens, Tauentzienstraße is lined with mass market retail stores. Mitte’s credit card trail is Friedrichstraße, between Unter den Linden and Stadtmitte. Tank-size Bentleys and costly ounces of French perfume now define the street where Soviets and Americans faced off in the Cold War. The Friedrichstadtpassagen and Galeries Lafayette are the main emporiums. The maze of streets around Weinmeisterstraße is where to find what’s driving the under-thirty crowd into debt. Kreuzberg has two main shopping streets; between the bars and eateries on Oranienstraße are bookstores, wool specialists, ethnic grocers and internet cafés; Bergmannstraße is less scruffy but still full of funky gift and household supply stores, as well as a few clothing stores. Full of people under thirty, Prenzlauer Berg and Friedrichshain are where to watch the trends; you’re likely to find an interesting window display wherever you walk.

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Shopping Books Books in Berlin C-4, Goethestraße 69, Charlottenburg,

MU Ernst-Reuter-Platz, tel. +49 30 313 12 33, www. booksinberlin.de. A lovely nook devotedly entirely to Englishlanguage books. QOpen 12:00 - 20:00, Sat 10:00 - 16:00. Closed Sun.

Department Stores Kaufhaus des Westens (KaDeWe) D-4, Tauentzienstraße 21-24, Charlottenburg, MU Wittenbergplatz, tel. +49 30 212 10, www.kadewe.de. Europe‘s largest department store, Berlin‘s answer to Harrod‘s has 64 escalators linking seven huge floors, with two floors devoted completely to gourmet food. Have oysters at the champagne bar to take the sting out of your shopping spree. QOpen 10:00 - 20:00, Fri 10:00 - 21:00, Sat 09:30 - 20:00. Closed Sun.

Fashion & Shoes Adidas Per formance D-4, Tauenzienstraße 15, Chalottenburg, MU Kurfürstendamm, tel. +49 30 23 63 19 44. A huge store selling the well-known Performance athlete‘s range, including some items not on offer elsewhere, as well as Originals products and other leisure wear. Design your own colourful shoes with the hands-on mi-adidas touch screens, or test some trainers while doing computer sports games. QOpen 10:00 - 20:00, Fri, Sat 10:00 - 21:00. Closed Sun. Budapester Schuhe C-4, Kur fürstendamm 43, Charlottenburg, MU Uhlandstraße, tel. +49 30 88 62 42 06. Handcrafted Italian, English, American and Hungarian leather shoes. QOpen 10:00 - 19:00, Sat 10:00 - 18:00. Closed Sun. Veronica Pohle B-4, Kur fürstendamm 64, MU Adenauerplatz, tel. +49 30 883 37 31, www.veronicapohle. de. Fashion by 40 international designers, including Kenzo, Temperley London, Moschino, Milly and Catherine Malandrino, in a cool-chic boutique with competent and multi-lingual staff along the Ku-damm. QOpen 10:30 - 19:30, Sat 11:00 - 18:30.

Markets Berliner Trödelmarkt C-3, Straße des 17. Juni,

Charlottenburg, MS Tiergar ten, w w w.b erlinertroedelmarkt.de. A busy upmarket open-air flea market with quality antiques and handicrafts (with prices to match), fashion, pictures, books, LPs, and a wide range of interesting junk. Right next to the S-Bahn station. Q Open Sat, Sun 10:00-17:00.

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On a low hill northeast of Mitte, Prenzl’ Berg is an old working-class district in the former East Berlin that came through the war relatively unscathed. After 1989 the cool brigade pounced on the area, and houses that were once home to East German punks were renovated in odes to pastel. The number of wine shops and young parents pushing pricey prams indicates the level of gentrification here. The best places to soak up the atmosphere are Kollwitzplatz, Helmholzplatz and along Kastanienallee. One of Prenzlauer Berg’s best attractions is the Kulturbrauerei culture centre, set in a 19th-century brewery complex. This chapter also covers some places in multicultural Wedding, just to the west.

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Dark Dining Nocti Vagus G-2, Saarbrücker Straße 34-36, Prenzlauer

Berg, MU Senefelder Platz, tel. +49 30 74 74 91 23, www.noctivagus.cm. Fabulous - an utterly dark restaurant with themed dinners. After you order, blind and visually impaired waiters will seat you safely at your table, where you can stimulate all senses other than sight with the food and the live performances which include concerts and Germanlanguage poetry and mystery nights. On Mondays and Tuesdays a three-course dinner is served at the reduced price of €39. Book ahead, mention if you‘re an English-speaker, and set aside a few hours for the event. QOpen 18:00 - 24:00. €€€€. 1AEG

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Konnopke‘s Imbiß G-1, Schönhauser Allee 44b, Prenzlauer Berg, MU Eberswalder Straße, tel. +49 30 442 77 65, www.konnopke-imbiss.de. The Ziervogel family started selling their famous Wursts on October 4, 1930 (a day that has unluckily come to coincide with International Animal Day). This simple shack is a convenient stop for those spilling out of the Eberswalder Straße U-Bahn; the Imbiss is just south, beneath the tracks. To eat your Currywurst like a true native, order it ohne darm (without the intestine wrapping, please). QOpen 10:00 - 20:00, Sat 12:00 - 20:00. Closed Sun. €.

€ Cheap; less than €10 per person. Pocket Walk Start walking uphill along Kollwitzstraße from Senefelder Platz U-Bahn station. From leafy Kollwitzplatz turn into beautiful Husemannstraße, which was already restored in GDR times, and left into Sredzkistraße where you’ll spot the Kulturbrauerei complex ahead; enter beside the tall chimney and wander through its courtyards to the northern exit. Cross Danziger Straße and amble down Lychenerstraße to pretty, café-lined Helmholtzplatz. Follow Raumerstraße west, turn left down Pappelallee and cross underneath the U-Bahn station to Eberswalder Straße; you’ll soon reach the popular Mauerpark and the top end of Bernauer Straße with its excellent Wall memorial.

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MU Eberswalder Straße, tel. +49 30 780 08 95 50, www.gls-restaurant.de. Modern and light German food on Berlin‘s prime catwalk. Kastanienallee, also known as casting alley, is a perfect place to watch Berlin street style. Die Schule has a terrace facing the street and the airy interiors belie that these rooms used to be classrooms (hence the name). You can have all the German food classics, and even better: you can have them all at once: try German Kleinigkeiten, small samples of everything the local cuisine is famous for. QOpen 11:00 - 24:00. BW

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PRENZLAUER BERG Zander G-2, Kollwitzstraße 50, Prenzlauer Berg, MU Senefelder Platz, tel. +49 30 44 05 76 78, www.zanderrestaurant.de. This award-winning restaurant is a fine blend of tradition, innovation, and casual professionalism. Using mainly regional products, Zander serves mouth-watering German and international cuisine and excellent wines in a stylish and intimate setting. Though zander (pike-perch) is a house speciality, the perfectly-composed set menus are highly recommended. QOpen 18:00 - 01:00. Closed Mon. B

International Fleischlust H-1, Pappelallee 36, Prenzlauer Berg,

MS/U Schönhauser Allee, tel. +49 30 44 67 54 14, kontakt@fleischlust-berlin.de, www.fleischlust-berlin. de. A spot for those with healthy lust for flesh can grill ‚n chill. Staff in 1930s outfits serve excellent steaks, cooked anything from blue (extremely rare) to well done. For the undecided, there‘s a mixed grill, while the thirsty can delve into the wine and cocktail menu. QOpen 16:00 - 02:00.

Gugelhof H-2, Knaackstraße 37, Prenzlauer Berg,

MU Eberswalder Straße, tel. +49 30 442 92 29, www. gugelhof.com. During the early bloom of Kollwitzplatz‘s gentrification, the success of little Gugelhof was sealed by heads of state: Schröder, Fischer, Albright and even Bill Clinton made surprise visits. German, French, and Swiss dishes share the menu; this is where to try flammekuchen, a thin-crust Alsatian pizza. The atmosphere is lively and service is friendly. QOpen 16:00 - 24:00, Sat, Sun 10:00 - 24:00. €€. A

Italian Pizzeria i Due Forni G-2, Schönhauser Allee 12,

Prenzlauer Berg, MU Senefelder Platz, tel. +49 30 44 01 73 33. Atypical for Berlin, this Italian restaurant is not very chic, the service is rather cheeky, and the whole place has the feel of an overcrowded student canteen. But the cheap pizza is highly praised, and the lively, convivial atmosphere of i Due Forni is the perfect primer for a night out on the town. QOpen 12:00 - 24:00. UB

Japanese Sushi Imbiss am Wasserturm H-2, Rykestraße 45, Prenzlauer Berg, MU Senefelderplatz, tel. +49 30 44 04 57 06. Discounts at happy hour (weekdays 13:00 - 16:00) crowd this five-table joint, but there‘s takeout as well. Sake Maki, California Make and vegetarian items all run about €3. All sushi-lovers speak some Japanese, but if you need any explanations, the Japanese owner/chef and staff speak English. QOpen 12:00 - 23:00, Sat, Sun 13:00 - 23:00. Closed Mon. €€.

Latin-American Frida Kahlo H-1, Lychener Straße 37, Prenzlauer Berg,

MU Eberswalder Straße, tel. +49 30 445 70 16, www. fridakahlo.de. A gastronomic homage to the legendary Mexican painter, the tastefully decorated Frida Kahlo is one of the most established eateries in Prenzlauer Berg. Try the deliciously authentic Mexican dishes, the special brunch snacks or some hard-hitting cocktails. QOpen 09:00 - 02:00, Fri, Sat 09:00 - 03:00. EB

Cafés Anna Blume H-2, Kollwitzstraße 83, Prenzlauer Berg, MU Senefelder Platz, tel. +49 30 44 04 87 49, www. cafe-anna-blume.de. Named after a lyrical poem and with a sexy Mucha flower girl on the wall, this is an excellent, Berlin In Your Pocket

PRENZLAUER BERG relaxed café. Serving up coffee, cakes, crepes, meals and the usual Berlin breakfasts, it‘s one of the better spots for people-watching or just reading. Intriguingly, it also sells flowers (blume) from the connected shop next door - and the smell of coffee and fresh flowers combines very well. QOpen 08:00 - 02:00.

Schall und Rauch G-1, Gleimstraße 23, Prenzlauer

Berg, MS/U Schönhauser Allee, tel. +49 30 443 39 70, www.schall-und-rauch.de. ‚Noise and Smoke‘ in trendy Prenzlauer Berg is a great place to enjoy a breakfast buffet on lazy weekend mornings, or to down specials at the bar at night together with a variety of artists, students and young in-crowd. But it‘s more than just a café - the adjacent eponymous hotel has modern and affordable double rooms. QOpen 08:00 - 02:00.

Nightlife

Sightseeing Landmarks Kulturbrauerei G-2, Schönhauser Allee 36-39,

Prenzlauer Berg, MU Eberswalderstraße, tel. +49 30 44 31 51 52, www.kulturbrauerei.de. Follow the yellow brick wall of this 19th-century brewery and you‘ll eventually find an entryway into a nightlife Mecca that resembles an Old Town setting. A cobblestone pedestrian way courses through the center of the complex, whose 25,000 square meters is filled with bars, restaurants, clubs, galleries and a cinema. The only thing you won‘t find is freshly brewed beer; Schultheiss shut down production here in 1967. Soda Club is a both a restaurant and popular nightclub, and Kesselhaus and Alte Kantine host anything from readings to theater to live bands. A hub of nightlife for the hipsters of Prenzlauer Berg.

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August Fengler G-1, Lychner Straße 11, Prenzlauer

Zimmermeister Brunzel‘s Mietshaus H-1, Dunckerstraße 77, Prenzlauer Berg, MS Prenzlauer Allee, tel. +49 30 445 23 21, w w w.ausstellungdunckerstrasse.de. Gentrification has transformed most Prenzlauer Berg apar tmen ts in to IKE A dream h ouses; this fascinating museum apar tment sh ows master carpenter Brunzel‘s apar tment in i ts original state, with extensive information about its construction, u tili ties, furnishin g and Berlin‘s of ten squalid li vin g conditions around 1900. Q Open 11:00 - 16:30. Closed Wed, Sun. Admission €2.

Berg, MU Eberswalder Straße, www.augustfengler.de. A neighbourhood bar if there ever was one, there aren‘t just football tables downstairs, but a Kegelbahn (bowling alley) too. The team behind the big wooden bar is friendly, and the seating area is an undulating mass of coats and groups of friends yakking up a storm. DJs play classics, soul, disco, and funk in the small back dance room. QOpen 19:00 - 05:00.

Santiago H-2, Wörtherstraße 36, Prenzlauer Berg, MU Eberswalderstraße, tel. +49 30 441 25 55. This cocktail lounge overlooking Kollwitzplatz has a somewhat dodgy interior - leather sofas and glitzy girl statues that wouldn‘t look out of place in a nightclub - but manages to get the punters in with a range of attractively priced offers like cocktails during the happy (before 20:00) and blue hours (from 01:00). There‘s an eat-all-you-can dinner on Wednesday and brunch at weekends. QOpen 16:00 - 03:00. Weinstein H-1, Lychener Straße 33, Prenzlauer Berg, MU Eberswalder Straße, tel. +49 30 441 18 42, www.weinstein.eu. Mature adults savour an evening of conversation and wine at this cosy wine tavern. Pick a meal to help anchor the 40 vintages available by the glass (kitchen closes at 23:30). There are few better places to try the outstanding German whites that usually don‘t make it out of the country and there‘s also a selection of sherries. QOpen 17:00 - 02:00, Sun 18:00 - 02:00.

Clubs Geburtstagsklub H-2, Am Friedrichshain 33, Prenzlauer Berg, MU Schillingstraße, tel. +49 30 42 02 14 05, www.geburtstagsklub.de. Twenty year-olds fill the two low-ceilinged rooms of this otherwise spacious cellar. Don‘t miss the mad monthly drag party with Nina Queer. Like at many clubs in Berlin, you have to brave the walk down a dark courtyard. Q Open Fri, Sat, Sun 23:00 - 06:00. Soda Club Schönhauser Allee 36, Prenzlauer Berg, MU Eberswalder Straße, tel. +49 30 44 31 51 55, www.soda-berlin.de. In the courtyard of the Kulturbrauerei complex, Soda is a fun club with an enthusiastic regular crowd. Salsa is played on Thursdays and Sundays (€5, starting off with a lesson hour), and on Fridays and Saturdays there‘s five dancefloors with electro, crossover, black and dance classics - girls get in for free until 01:00. Q Open Thu-Sun 19:00 - 04:00. berlin.inyourpocket.com

Parks and Gardens Mauerpark G-1, Eberswalder Straße, Prenzlauer Berg, MU Eberswalder Straße, www.mauerpark.info. The immensely popular ‚Wall Park‘ has no greenery to speak of; this is an intensely used piece of former border strip that‘s especially busy on Sundays when it hosts a flea market and the immensely popular Bearpit Karaoke (every second Sunday from 15:00), where anyone can grab the microphone and sing for a crowd of thousands.

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Fashion & Shoes Cijada G-1, Danziger Straße 15, Prenzlauer Berg,

MU Eberswalder Straße, tel. +49 30 48 49 77 16, www.cijada.de. An independent shoe boutique with a range of hand-picked, high-quality footwear. Brands include Birkenstock, Paco Gil, Minnetonka, Fred de la Bretoniere and Bronx. QOpen 11:00 - 19:00, Sat 11:00 - 14:00. Closed Sun.

t a u s c h e Ta s c h e n H - 1 , Raumerstraße 8, Prenzlauer Berg, MU Eberswalder Straße, tel. +49 30 40 30 17 70, w w w.tausche.de. Ba gs wi th exchangeable flaps in over 100 different designs. Two flaps are included and various insets equip th e ba g to sui t any occasion. QOpen 10:00 - 20:00, Sat 10:00 - 18:00. Closed Sun.

Shopping Books Shakespeare & Sons H-1, Raumer straße 36, Prenzlauer Berg, MS Prenzlauer Allee, tel. +49 30 40 00 36 85. An excellent little living-room style bookshop that came to Berlin from Prague, selling used and new Englishlanguage books as well as coffee, tea, cakes and snacks. Leaf through a classic novel while munching on banana bread. QOpen 10:00 - 20:00. Closed Sun.

Tourist information Prenzlauer Berg Tourist Information Centre G-1/2, Schönhauser Allee 36, Prenzlauer Berg, MU Eberswalder Straße, tel. +49 30 44 35 21 70, www.tic-berlin.de. Prenzlauer Berg‘s district tourist information centre is inside the Kulturbrauerei complex. Staff advise about events, nightlife, guided tours and sights. QOpen 11:00 - 19:00.

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Straße, Prenzlauer Berg, MU Bernauer Straße, www. mauerparkmarkt.de. Vegan snacks, bicycles, crafts, clothing, alternative souvenirs and antiques - it‘s all available (though not particularly cheap) at the weekly Mauerpark flea market. Arrive early to avoid the crowds. Q Open Sun 09:00-15:00.

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Friedrichshain is a lively old workers district that has completely been taken over by rad nightlife venues, graffiti and leftist students moaning about Touri’s encroaching on their favourite watering holes. Tree-lined The Oberbaumbrücke and Simon-Dach-Straße is full Friedrichshain of cafés and bars, while Boxhagener Platz hosts a popular flea market. In the former border zone along the river, the ‘Mediaspree’ development plan for offices, apartmens and skyscrapers is passionately opposed by many vocal locals who fear they’ll lose the river. This chapter also includes sights east of Friedrichshain.

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Macondo I-4, Gärtnerstraße 14, Friedrichshain, tel. +49 30 54 73 59 43, www.macondo-berlin.de. Macondo was the setting of García Márquez‘ novel 100 Years of Solitude, and you could say that its languid tropical atmosphere perseveres in this wonderful ‚reading café‘. There‘s old furniture to sink in to, views over the Sunday market, good coffee and original South American mate tea, sipped through a silver straw. Bring a book, and time. QOpen 15:00 - 02:00, Sat, Sun 10:00 - 02:00. BW

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Bars Crack Bellmer I-4, Revaler Straße 99, Friedrichshain,

MS/U Warschauer Straße, www.crackbellmer.de. A barn of a bar amidst all the clubs in the formerly industrial RAW compound. Crack Bellmer is not just a place for drinking however; there‘s film screenings, and a good-sized space for dancing to DJs at 80s or swing nights. Find the entrance at the southern end of Simon-Dach-Straße. QOpen 19:00 - 05:00. Closed Mon. UNB

Habermeyer J-4, Gärtnerstraße 6, Friedrichshain, MS Ostkreuz, tel. +49 30 29 77 18 87, www.habermeyerbar.de. Like many Berlin bars, Habermeyer recycles the 1970s with its light fixtures and furnishings but it also created its own unusual wall designs. A popular table football and flipper machine provide distraction from the loud and very varied DJ music, though there‘s no space to dance, but there‘s free salty snacks to console you. Q Open from 19:00 - open end. UNB

Clubs Berghain I-3/4, Am Wriezener Bahnhof, Friedrichshain, MS Ostbahnhof, tel. +49 30 29 36 02 10, www. berghain.de. A legendary techno club. Pretty much anything goes on the main dance floor, in the Panorama Bar and in the dark rooms of this huge old power plant. The doorman picks from the queue of hopefuls to create the right mix, so parties are always varied and exciting. Arrive early Sunday morning for the best atmosphere. There are concerts and events on weekdays too, and in summer an outdoor Diskogarten. Q Open Fri 24:00 - Sat 12:00, Sat 24:00 - Mon 09:00. UNGBW Matrix I-4, Warschauer Platz 18, Friedrichshain, MS/U Warschauer Straße, tel. +49 30 29 36 99 90, www. matrix-berlin.de. Directly underneath under the Warschauer Straße U-Bahn station DJs lay down tracks of R´n´B, straight house, soul, electro, disco and pop on seven dance floors within the vaults that date back to 1901. There‘s always a party here, 365 nights a year. Thursday is student night, Friday has party classics with free champagne before midnight for ladies, Saturday is Fruity Night, with juicy cocktails. QOpen 22:00 - 06:00. Admission €3-6. UGBW

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can try out about 24 classic games yourself, and have a go at Atari‘s huge 1977 Jumbo Joystick. QOpen 10:00 - 20:00. Closed Tue. Admission €8/5.

Museumswohnung WBS 70 (GDR Apartment Museum) Hellersdorfer Straße 179, Hellersdorf, MU Cottbusser Platz, tel. +49 151 16 11 44 40. Travel back to 1986 and visit a GDR worker‘s dream property; this mundane but much-coveted prefab Plattenbau museum home is the last of 42,000 such apartments with all its original fittings (drab wallpapered ceilings), appliances (yoghurt machine, Albanian chairs) and decorations (lurid floral patterns). The rent was 109 Marks, about 10% of the average wage, but the colour TV cost 4,500 Marks. From the station exit left and follow the street around the block. No English spoken or captions; bring a local. Q Open Sun 14:00-16:00, other days by appointment. Admission free.

Stasi Museum (Forschungs- und Gedenkstätte Normannenstraße) Ruschestraße 103, Haus 1,

Friedrichshain, MU Magdalenenstraße, tel. +49 30 553 68 54, www.stasimuseum.de. East Germany‘s State Security Service or Stasi was responsible for intelligence gathering both at home and abroad. It spied on its own citizens, sometimes employing the friends, colleagues, and family of those they wished to keep an eye on. Today, this humble museum shows the office of Erich Mielke, the feared Stasi minister for 32 years, in its original dull state. There‘s a video of Mielke testifying before a panel in 1989, symbols of Communist kitsch, and many documents in German. Groups of 10 or more can get an English-language tour at no extra cost, when requested in advance. See also the Stasi Exhibition in Mitte. QOpen 11:00 - 18:00, Sat, Sun 14:00 - 18:00. Admission €5/4.

Parks and Gardens Volkspark Friedrichshain H-2/3, Friedenstraße,

Friedrichshain, MU Strausberger Platz. Berlin‘s oldest public park was opened in 1846 for the residents of the densely populated Friedrichshain and Prenzlauer Berg neighbourhoods; it was soon enlarged, inspired by New York‘s Central Park. Two wartime Flak towers were dynamited and covered by a million cubic metres of rubble to form the landscaped Bunkerberg hills - foliage unfortunately obscures the views. Visit it today for the open-air theatre and cinema, the Märchenbrunnen fountain with its fairy tale and animal figures, meadows, sports facilities and the Schönbrunn Biergarten.

Shopping Fashion & Shoes tausche Taschen Krossener Straße 19, Friedrichshain, MS/U Warschauer Straße, tel. +49 30 34 71 11 50. Bags with exchangeable flaps in over 100 different designs. Two flaps are included and various insets equip the bag to suit any occasion. QOpen 10:00 - 19:00, Sat 10:00 - 18:00. Closed Sun.

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Computer spielemuseum (Computer Game Museum) I-3, Karl-Marx-Allee 93a, Friedrichshain,

Flohmarkt am Boxhagener Platz J-4, Boxhagener Platz, Friedrichshain, MU Frankfurter Tor, tel. +49 162 292 30 66. The fleamarket on the Boxi may be the funkiest place to trawl though junk. There‘s everything from 1970s tape recorders to Polish art posters and second-hand clothing. Q Open Sun 10:00 - 18:00.

MU Weberwiese, tel. +49 30 60 98 85 77, www. computerspielemuseum.de. Stroll through decades of computer game history, from the 1951 Nimrod calculating robot and 1980s gaming machines to 3D simulators. You

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Thanks to a large Turkish community and more hippies, anarchists and alternative folks than you can shake a didgeridoo at, Kreuzberg feels neither east nor west. It was the black sheep of West Berlin, literally parked in a dead-end corner by the Wall and left alone to play loud music and draw on the walls. By now, the protesting students of 1968 have grown grey alongside Turkish immigrants. Every year since 1987, Kreuzberg relives its 15 minutes of fame during the May Day traditional political demonstrations, which invariably turn into a long night of stone-throwing and burning cars. Otherwise, Kreuzberg is all about backgammon at the men’s clubs, café-sitting on the Landwehrkanal, and ambling down the popular Oranienstraße and Bergmannstraße drags. This chapter also covers areas southwest of Kreuzberg: Treptow west along the river Spree, the Tempelhof airportturned-park which attracts thousands of visitors in summer, and the upcoming Neukölln district. Here, the Kreuzkölln area around Reuterstraße is increasingly attracting hipsters, artists, artsy boutiques and weird nightlife spots.

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Start a tour of the fascinating eastern end of Kreuzberg at Kottbusser Tor U-Bahn station; wander north through ‘little Istanbul’ to Oranienplatz and follow the park to the Engelbecken pond where you can follow the former Wall along Bethaniendamm to Mariannenplatz, a centre of Berlin subculture. Stroll down Waldemarstraße to café-lined Lausitzerplatz and cross under the U-Bahn line to lively Görlitzer Park. From here, go north into Falckensteinstraße to discover more of Kreuzberg’s street art, or head south along Ohlauer Straße and across Landwehrkanal into the trendy ‘Kreuzkölln’ district for cupcakes and cocktails.

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Görlitzer Bahnhof, tel. +49 30 612 35 81, www.jolesch. de. Excellent Austrian cuisine and wines in a quirky corner of Kreuzberg. Jolesh, a classy yet good-value restaurant, is named after ‚Tante Jolesch‘, a Viennese auntie who loved to cook. It serves a great Wiener Schnitzel as well as dishes like goulash and Kaiserschmarrn, chopped-up pancakes with sugar and fruit jam. Breakfast is served until 17:00, so take your time for brunch. Reservations recommended. QOpen 11:00 - 24:00, Sat, Sun 09:30 - 24:00. €€. GB

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Italian Gorgonzola Club H-4, Dresdener Straße 121, Kreuzberg,

MU Kottbusser Tor, tel. +49 30 615 64 73, www. gorgonzolaclub.de. An In Your Pocket favourite, serving the best and biggest carpaccio we‘ve had, and with lovely seating in the green outdoor courtyard. The prices for the fresh pastas, pizzas and other dishes are by all means reasonable, and there are additional changing dinner options too. For after-dinner cocktails simply go next door to the Würgeengel bar. QOpen 18:00 - 24:00, Fri, Sat 18:00 - 02:00. €. B

Osteria N°1 F-5, Kreuzbergstraße 71, Kreuzberg, MU Mehringdamm, tel. +49 30 786 91 62, www.osteria-uno. de. Next to Viktoriapark, this neighbourhood fixture has a fantastic Biergarten bordered by lemon, cherry and olive trees. Classic regional cuisine is prepared by cooks from different parts of Italy, and everything is made fresh to order. Order a pasta with Toscan hare ragout or salmon in orange sauce. Perhaps the most child-friendly place in town, too. Choose from six different lunch menus from €7. QOpen 12:00 - 01:00. €€. B

Vicolo Bergmann F-5, Bergmannstraße 88, Kreuzberg,

MU Mehringdamm, tel. +49 30 69 00 44 88, info@ vicolo-bergmann.de, www.vicolo-bergmann.de. Tasty Sicilian food is served at Vicolo: quality meat and seafood with fresh vegetables and herbs. The small uncluttered space, with randomly exposed bricks, is decorated with newspaper cuttings and even has basil growing on the counter. Don‘t miss the sinfully sweet Sicilian desserts. QOpen 12:00 - 24:00. €€.

Cafés Café am Engelbecken H-4, Michaelkirchplatz, Mitte, MU Heinrich-Heine-Straße, tel. +49 157 88 94 70 91, www.cafe-am-engelbecken.de. Opposite the impressive, partially-restored redbrick St. Michael‘s church is a little pond, sunk into a depressed parkway that was once a canal. Hidden away at the reedy edge of the pond is a sunny terrace café. View of the water and the rustling tall green reeds makes this a peaceful respite from all things city while still being near the heart of Kreuzberg (and can you believe this very area was

once filled with rubble, and part of the Wall‘s deathstrip?). Pizza and snacks are being served and they offer a choice of cocktails. In Winter ice-skating on the pond is a popular activity. QOpen 10:00 - 24:00. €. TUNGBSW

Café Rix Karl-Marx-Straße 141, Neukölln, MU KarlMarx-Straße, tel. +49 30 686 90 20, www.caferix.de. A fabulous café that‘s completely worth the trek out to Berlin‘s shabbiest and most multicultural neighbourhood. Many entertainment halls were built in this part of town, attracting thousands of Berliners at weekends. Rix is one of the last remaining entertainment halls in the area, dating from 1880 and all gold twirls, high ceilings and big mirrors. It‘s just perfect for sipping coffee and munching on cake, or for a well-prepared meal. Combine it with a concert at the adjacent Heimathafen or a visit to Rixdorf‘s old square and lush Körnerpark. QOpen 09:00 - 24:00, Fri, Sat 09:00 - 01:00, Sun 10:00 - 24:00. €€. TUNGBSW

Kuchenkaiser G/H-4, Oranienplatz 11-13, Kreuzberg, MU Moritzplatz, tel. +49 30 61 40 26 97, www. kuchenkaiser.de. A melting pot for Berliners, their friends and visitors since 1866, the “cake emperor” is famous for its cakes and tarts, which were sent exclusively by the Hindenburg to New York in the 1920s. The restaurant also has a wide variety of German specialities and international dishes. There‘s a great choice of breakfasts, a low-cost lunch, and a huge brunch on Sundays. A must-see in Berlin. QOpen 09:00 - 24:00, Fri, Sat 09:00 - 01:00. €€. B

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SO36 H-4, Oranienstraße 190, Kreuzberg, MU Görlitzer Bahnhof, tel. +49 30 61 40 13 06, www.so36.de. Live bands perform nearly every night at this institution that‘s home to any alternative lifestyle, from gay Turks and metal heads to hardcore punks and goth vegans. On popular club nights, like the Ugly X Bad Taste Party or Gayhane, show up before 01:00 or face a long wait with the friendly door staff. Q Check their website for opening times. UENG

Wild at Heart H-5, Wiener Straße 20, Kreuzberg,

MU Görlitzer Bahnhof, tel. +49 30 610 74 701, www. wildatheartberlin.de. Rock on. One of Berlin‘s rare livemusic venues brings in hardcore and punk bands touring the planet. There‘s an occasional DJ night as well. Booths and seating in the front rooms make conversation manageable. Bring earplugs for the stage area. QOpen 20:00 - 04:00. ENB

Möbel Olfe H-4, Reichenberger Straße 177, Kreuzberg, MU Kottbusser Tor, tel. +49 30 61 65 96 12, www. moebel-olfe.de. Through plate glass windows, pink neon tubes and the swirl of a disco ball signal there is life yet within this moribund former furniture outlet. Inside the raw space of concrete pillars and white tiles, a cow-skull-topped skeleton mounted over the bar sprays fake flowers from its hollow pelvis. It‘s the Oranienstraße neighbourhood hangout for gays, lesbians, and anyone else looking for a relaxed, good time. QOpen 18:00 - 04:00. Closed Mon. UENB

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Nightlife Bars Freischwimmer I-5, Vor dem Schlesischen Tor 2a, Kreuzberg, MU Schlesisches Tor, tel. +49 30 61 07 43 09, www.freischwimmer-berlin.de. After a five-minute walk south of Schlesisches Tor, follow the bush-lined pathway left after the petrol station to this peaceful bar that hovers over a side canal. In summer use the comfy deck lounges; in cooler weather heat lamps help keep away the chill. Q Open MoFri from 12:00, Sat, Sun from 10:00. TUENGBW Galander F-4, Grossbeerenstraße 54, Kreuzberg, MU Mehringdamm, tel. +49 30 28 50 90 30, www.galanderberlin.de. A wonderfully classic bar, furnished with 1920s-style

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Bergmannstraße 88, tel. +49 50 56 51 54, www.bergmanncurr y.com. A friendl y fast food joint with quality organic currywurst, fries, meat balls and more. The menus include the upmarket ‚Rockefella‘ dish (served on porcelain, with a glass of champagne), and there‘s vegan wurst and burgers, and sweet potato chips too. If you dare, ask for a drop of searing hot chilli sauce from the bottles on the ‚board of pain‘. QOpen 12:00 - 24:00, Sun 12:00 - 21:00.

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fauteuils and woodwork. Apart from beer, Galander has an excellent selection of wine and can mix some quite unusual cocktails for you. Occasionally the piano is played too. Recommended for a quality night out. QOpen 18:00 - 02:00. Closed Mon. E

Milchbar H-4, Manteuffelstraße 41, Kreuzberg, MU Görlitzer Bahnhof, tel. +49 30 611 70 06, www.milchbarberlin.de. It is the foam of beer that 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 not so anarchic as to not want to cheer on their teams when football games are screened. The murals and dark décor can heighten your wooziness if you‘ve had one round too many. QOpen 17:00 - 04:00. NBW Würgeengel H-4, Dresdener Straße 122, Kreuzberg, MU Kottbusser Tor, tel. +49 30 615 55 60, www. wuergeengel.de. Pronounced woor-ge-en-gel and named after Bunuel‘s film El Ángel Exterminador, this dark brown bar is a great place for a drink and a snack. The tapas list has a dozen tasty options, while the cocktail menu has over 50 reasons to delay your departure. To round it all off, there are Cuban and other cigars to enjoy. Q Open from 19:00. €€. GB

Clubs Junction Bar F-5, Gneisenaustraße 18, Kreuzberg, MU Gneisenaustraße, tel. +49 30 694 66 02, www. junction-bar.de. Squeezing onto the bat-cave of a stage is fine for a four-man blues band, but dios mio for the tenpiece Afro-Cuban ensembles. Live music draws an ethnically and generationally mixed audience every night of the week. After the band, a DJ keeps everyone tight on the dance floor. QOpen 20:00 - 04:00. ENGB berlin.inyourpocket.com

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Platz der Luftbrücke, MU Platz der Luftbrücke, tel. +49 30 200 03 74 41, www.tempelhoferfreiheit.de. The Tempelhof Airport terminal, now used for events, was constructed in the 1930s, but the interior of the massive 1300-metre-long complex was never finished. The history is impressive: the Prussian army paraded here, in 1909 Orville Wright broke records by flying higher and longer than ever before, and in 1948 the first round of the Cold War was won when the Allied airlift beat the Soviet blockade. Two-hour English-language tours take you from the apron and the main hall, down into the air raid bunkers and onto the roof. QGuided tours in English on Sat at 15:00, Sun at 10:30. Tickets €12/9, children €6.

Museums Berlinische Galerie G-4, Alte Jakobstraße 124-128,

Kreuzberg, MU Hallesches Tor, tel. +49 30 78 90 26 00, www.berlinischegalerie.de. This museum for modern art, photography, architecture, and artist archives concentrates 120 years worth of creativity forged in Berlin. Artists represent the Secession, Expressionist, Dada, New Objectivity movements, and those representing the divided Berlin. Giants of German art include Heinrich Zille, Otto Dix, George Grosz, Hannah Höch and Wolf Vostell. QOpen 10:00 - 18:00. Closed Tue. Admission €8/5, first Mon €4. Free for visitors under 18.

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Lindenstraße 9-14, Kreuzberg, MU Hallesches Tor, tel. +49 30 25 99 33 00, www.jmberlin.de. The famous zincplated fortress designed by Daniel Libeskind contains a moving perspective on the many ways in which German life and Jewish history are intricately interwoven. The interior contains dark ‚voids‘ for contemplation, but the exhibits cover much more than the Holocaust chapter of Jewish history in Germany. QOpen 10:00 - 20:00, Mon 10:00 - 22:00. Admission €5/2,50, special exhibitions €4/2, combined ticket €7/3,50.

Martin-Gropius-Bau F-4, Niederkirchnerstraße 7, Kreuzberg, MS/U Potsdamer Platz, tel. +49 30 25 48 60, www.gropiusbau.de. Dusty pink brick, gilded mosaics, stucco work run riot - this is the work of Great Uncle Gropius, not Walter ‚Bauhaus‘ Gropius. Completed in 1881, the beauty once held an arts and crafts museum, and nothing on the touristy block can hold a candle to it. Today the Martin-Gropius-Bau hosts excellent touring exhibitions. QOpen 10:00 - 19:00. Closed Tue.

Parks & Gardens Görlitzer Park H/I-5, MU Görlitzer Bahnhof. A lively 14-hectare park on the site of a railway station that was demolished after it was cut off from its destination by the Wall. The ‚Görli‘ has fields, lakes, a petting zoo, the Edelweiss beer garden and a thriving trade in smokable flora. On a balmy afternoon, there‘s no better place to be in Kreuzberg.

Tempelhofer Freiheit , MS/U Tempelhof, w w w. tempelhoferfreiheit.de. Where else can you run for five minutes with your eyes closed? Berlin‘s most amazing space is this historic and wide open airport just south of Kreuzberg, which closed in 2008 and was opened as a park in 2010. Now the runways and taxi lanes are used by bikers, inline skaters and kiteboarders; the fields around them are used by rare breeding skylarks (from April-July), picnickers, barbecuers, artists, kite-flyers, gardeners and dog-walkers. There‘s even a Biergarten at the northern end. Note that turnstiles allow exit from the park after closing time as well. Also easily accessed from U-Bahn stations Tempelhof and Boddinstrasse. Q Open March 06:00-19:00, April & Sept 06:00-20:30, May & Aug 06:00-21:30, June & July 06:00-22:30, Oct 07:00-19:00, Dec, Jan 07:30-17:00, Feb & Nov 07:00-18:00. Admission free.

KREUZBERG view. Towards the back of the park, past a playground and off the Bacci field, is the Golgotha beer garden. Running parallel to Kreuzbergstraße is a small petting zoo where children and goats get to meet and bleat.

Wellness Arena Badeschiff I-5, Eichenstraße 4, Treptow, MS Treptower Park, tel. +49 30 533 20 30, www.arenaberlin.de. Berlin‘s funkiest bathing destination is the hull of a container ship in the Spree River with an open-air bar and beach area next to it. It pays homage to the time when Berlin had 15 such bathing facilities along the river at the turn of the 20th century. Covered in winter, after April it‘s wide open to 360° views of the river and city. Bring your inflatables if you‘re not a good swimmer - the 325-square-meter heated pool is over two meters deep. Massages, towels and flipflops are available. QOpen 08:00 - 24:00. Admission from €12 for 3 hours.

Liquidrom: Urban Bathing Liquidrom F-4, Möckernstrasse 10, Kreuzberg, MS Anhalter Bahnhof, tel. +49 30 258 00 78 20, www.liquidrom-berlin.de. Try out ‘urban bathing‘ at this combination of a deluxe spa with quirky extras. Apart from the impressive domed warm salt water pool there are saunas and Roman baths, a sunny Japanese terrace with an onsen bath, massages and a hamam ceremony. Float around to a relaxing light and music show with live music performed on Thursdays to Saturdays. Music includes DJ sets, Jazz, electronic music, harp and didgeridoo. QOpen 10:00 - 24:00, Fri, Sat 10:00 - 01:00. Admission from €19,50 for 2 hours.

Berlinische Galerie Events The Berlinische Galerie is one of the newest museums in the German capital and collects art from Berlin dating from 1870 to the present day – with both a local and international focus. Its outstanding collections include Dada Berlin, the Neue Sachlichkeit (New Objectivity) and the Eastern European avant-garde. The art of the divided and reunified city of Berlin provides another focus.

Mehringdamm. Before heading up the hill, crowned with Karl Friedrich Schinkel‘s memorial to the Napoleonic Wars, go to the corner of Kreuzbergstraße and Großbeerenstraße for an eyeful of the park‘s waterfall, constructed in the late 19th century. Kids stripped to their knickers wade in between the shallow, tiered levels. 65 metres above, people lean back against the graffiti-laden monument to take in the panoramic

use collage techniques in order to express their personal perceptions of reality. Berlinische Galerie is showing selected international positions from the collection, including works by Thomas Hirschhorn, Tobias Rehberger und Martha Rosler.

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Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a story on every corner in Berlin, though youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll need a guide to hear it. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a huge, fascinating city, but lacks a real Old Town-type area. Attractions are fairly far-flung, so plan your itinerary and get acquainted with the excellent public transportation. If youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re here for a limited amount of time, we highly recommend you join one of the walking or cycling tours to get your bearings and see the main sights. After flowing a bucolic 400km from the Czech border region to Berlin, the river Spree goes out with a bang before disappearing into the Havel near Spandau. Cutting a curvy passage through Berlin, it provides tremendous views of the Dom cathedral, the Reichstag and the government district and the Berlin Wall near Ostbahnhof. Some of the Spree is diverted along parklined canals, and Berlin has more bridges than Venice or Amsterdam. Short city centre cruise tours depart regularly from the boat landings near the Museumsinsel, FriedrichstraĂ&#x;e, Hauptbahnhof station and the Haus der Kulturen in the park. The 3.5-hour BrĂźcke (bridges) tours leave from Märkisches Ufer near Märkisches Museum, JannowitzbrĂźcke and Kottbusser BrĂźcke, cruising past all the city centre sights and down Landwehrkanal and past the beautiful OberbaumbrĂźcke. Here we list the tours with English narration. Sail away.

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MS Schiffskontor MS Schiffskontor , tel. +49 30 246 47 99 60, www.schiffskontor.de. Rent an antique boat and sail just abou t any wh ere on Berlinâ&#x20AC;&#x2DC;s water ways. On the rustic open-top Oskar from 1930, or on the elegant Italian Afrodite, a pink beauty from 1950 in which youâ&#x20AC;&#x2DC;ll look dashing with dark sunglasses and a flowing scarf.

Reederei BWSG Reederei BWSG G-3, Spreepromenade (Station Dom jetty), Mitte, MS Hackescher Markt, tel. +49 30 651 34 15, www.bwsg-berlin.de. Besides the regular, short City Spreefahrt tour between the Haus der Kulturen der Welt and the MĂźhlendammschleuse locks, BWSG has a 2,5-hour East Side Tour at 14:45 that takes in the remains of the Wall and new developments in Eastern Berlin. Q Tickets â&#x201A;Ź10,50/5,25; East Side tour â&#x201A;Ź21/10,50. Berlin In Your Pocket

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Stern und Kreisschiffahrt G-3, Karl-Liebknecht-StraĂ&#x;e (Nikolaiviertel jetty), Mitte, MU KlosterstraĂ&#x;e, tel. +49 30 536 36 00, www.sternundkreis.de. Stern has dozens of vessels conducting tours in Berlin and surroundings. Their historical city centre tours depart every half hour from the Nikolaiviertel, stopping off at the Kanzleramt and Berliner Dom. The Spreefahrt river tour, four times daily from SchlossbrĂźcke in Charlottenburg, takes in the river north of Treptow. The longer BrĂźckenfahrt tour loops around town dozens of times per day; FriedrichstraĂ&#x;e and the Kanzleramt are convenient jettys. Q Tickets: city centre tour â&#x201A;Ź10-11, Spreefahrt â&#x201A;Ź10,5-20, BrĂźckenfahrt â&#x201A;Ź15-20.

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There‘s a story on every corner in Berlin, though you‘ll need a guide to hear it. It‘s a huge, fascinating city, but lacks a real Old Town-type area. Attractions are fairly far-flung, so plan your itinerary and get acquainted with the excellent public transportation. If you‘re here for a limited amount of time, we highly recommend you join one of the walking or cycling tours to get your bearings and see the main sights.

berlinlocals.com, www.berlinlocals.com. Tailor-made private city tours on foot, by minibus or by limo, lead by local German historians who can often relate historical events to their family‘s personal experience. Tour themes range from The 1920s, Cold War and Third Reich to street art, railways and architecture. The guides are also licenced for Sachsenhausen concentration camp. Tours are in English or German. Q Tours €40 per hour, €250 per day.

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It‘s unnarrated, but Berlin‘s cheapest bus tour is on the double-decker N°100 and 200 buses. These run between Alexanderplatz and Zoologischer Bahnhof, with N°100 passing through Tiergarten and past the Reichstag, and N°200 taking a more southern route via the embassy district and Potsdamer Platz, before both lines converge on Unter den Linden.

Berlin City Tour, tel. +49 30 68 30 26 41, www. berlin-city-tour.de. Open-top doubledecker buses circle the main sights in about two hours; the green ones have live English commentary; red ones have audioguides. Board at Kurfürstendamm 14, the Town Hall or Brandenburger Tor and hop-on or hop-off as you like. There‘s also a narrated ‚Wall & Lifestyle‘ tour taking in the main Wall sights and some trendy districts. Q Tickets €15/12/5.

City Circle Buses, tel. +49 30 88 56 80 30, www. berolina-berlin.com. Several tour bus companies operate hop-on hop-off double-decker bus City Circle tours lasting 2.5 hours. Buses run every 10 minutes, with narration in a dozen languages. Kurfürstendamm 220 and Alexanderplatz are the two main starting points, but you can get on and off at some 20 stops. Besides Berolina, the operators are Berliner Bären

Lino City Tours Stadtrundfahrt (www.bbsberlin.de), BEX Sightseeing (www. berlinerstadtrundfahrten.de) and Bus Verkehr Berlin (www. bvb.net). QOpen 10:00 - 18:00. Tickets €22/11. Afternoon ticket (from 13:30) €16,50/11.

Lino City Tours, tel. +49 30 80 57 84 70, info@linocity-tours.com, www.lino-city-tours.com. Cruise around Berlin‘s main sights in style, seated in an open-top Piaggio Ape Calessino vehicle. Knowledgeable guides drive these cute Italian three-wheeled cars around the city, offering general one-hour highlights tours to longer tailor-made trips around Berlin‘s most interesting suburbs. Call to book, or look for them on Pariser Platz near Brandenburger Tor. Q Tours from €25 per person.

Walking & Cycling Tours Trabant Tours East Germany‘s cuddly two-stroke, 26-horsepower, plastic „people‘s car“, recognisable by the 1950s design, the characteristic bem bem bem sound and the cloud of blue smoke, has by now nearly been wiped off the streets of Berlin. Two tour companies still give you the chance to let off some fumes while seeing the sights.

Trabi Safari F-3, Zimmerstraße 97, Mitte, MU Stadtmitte, tel. +49 30 27 59 22 73, www.trabisafari.de. Drive your own Trabant; you are quickly shown how to operate the revolver-like gearshift and then off you go on a slow, one-hour trip through the eastern part of town in a column of up to six farting Trabis. Choose from a fleet of 100 colourful cars. QOpen 10:00 - 18:00. Tickets €79-89 per person.

Several companies offer affordable or free city centre highlight tours, lasting about 4 hours and lead by enthusiastic English-speaking expats, hoping you‘ll sign up for their more specialised tours. Booking is usually not required, just show up at the meeting points (usually at Hackescher Markt, and 30 minutes beforehand at Zoo Bahnhof). We‘ve also included several fun specialised tours. Don‘t forget to tip the guide.

Alternative Berlin Tours, MS/U Alexanderplatz, tel. +49 162 819 82 64, www.alternativeberlin.com. After the four-hour Real Berlin tour (daily at 12:00, €12) you‘ll know all about Berlin‘s subcultures, the graffiti and stencil art, street artists like Thierry Noir and Mr.6, the gay scene, and the squatter and anti-fascist movements. Knowledgeable resident artists poke at Berlin‘s dark, fuzzy underbelly on a variety of walks; there‘s also a free short walks (daily at 11:00 and 13:00), twilight tours, a street art workshop and an ‚anti-pubcrawl‘. Q Tickets €10-20.

Bowie Walk , berlin@feeling gloomy.com, w w w. feelinggloomy.com. The world-famous British rock artist David Bowie had nearly succumbed to fame, drugs and paranoia when he moved to Berlin in 1976. He recovered well, partied hard with Iggy Pop and made three albums before his departure in 1980, including the epic Heroes. Every month the ‚Feeling Gloomy‘ collective conducts a fun little two-hour walking tour past Bowies house in Schoeneberg and the studios where he recorded, highlighting the Berlin adventures of the White Duke. Q Tickets €5.

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Brewer‘s Berlin F-3, MS/U Friedrichstraße, tel. +49 177 388 15 37, www.brewersberlintours.com. The 6-hour Best of Berlin (10:30, €15/12) and the 3-hour Express (13:00, tip only) tours are great introductions to the city. Potsdam tours take place on Wed and Sat (09:20, €15/12). The meeting point for all tours is the Bandy Brooks ice cream shop near Friedrichstraße station; no bookings are required.

Fat Tire Bike Tour s G-3, Panoramastraße 1a (Fernsehturm), Mitte, MS/U Alexanderplatz, tel. +49 30 24 04 79 91, www.fattirebiketoursberlin.com. Grab a bike at the base of the TV Tower and spin through town on the relaxed 4,5 hour daily city tour (11:00, from May also 16:00), the Wall tour (Mon, Thu, Sat at 10:30), the Third Reich tour (Wed, Fri, Sun at 10:30) and the Raw tour (counter culture; Tue, Fri, Sun at 10:30); these tours cost €24/22 and no booking is required. Call or email ahead for the Potsdam tour.

Berlin Underworlds Tour 2: From Flak Towers to Mountains of Debris. Enter a devastated albeit fascinating underground world. Apr 1 - Oct 31, Thu-Sun 16:00. Tour 3: Subways, Bunkers, Cold War – a political history of Berlin from an unusual perspective. Mar-Nov Tues 11:00 and 13:00, Wed-Sun 13:00; Dec-Feb Thu-Sun 13:00. Tour M – Breaching the Berlin Wall: Subterranean escapes from East to West Berlin. Mar-Nov, Sun 10:30.

© Berliner Unterwelten e.V/Frieder Salm The Berlin Underworlds Association allows you to experience Berlin´s history from an unusual perspective, through its underground installations dating back to the Cold War, World War II, or earlier. Though predominantly in the spaces below Berlin´s Gesundbrunnen station, tours are also offered in several other complexes that are usually not accessible to the public. With prior notification, tours can be arranged for groups of minimum 20 people at other times. The following tours are held in English; they also take place in German and Spanish at other times, and various tours are held in Dutch, French, Italian and Danish. Tour 1: Dark Worlds – A bunker from the Nazi era. MarNov Mon 11:00 and 13:00, Wed-Sun 11:00; Dec-Feb Mon 11:00 and 13:00, Thu-Sun 11:00.

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Berg, MU Eberswalderstraße, tel. +49 30 43 73 99 99, anmeldung@berlinonbike.de, www.berlinonbike.de. Choose from two regular guided bike tours: the Berlin Wall Tour (Tue, Thu, Sat at 11:00) covers 11km of the Wall and includes a visit to one of the last border watchtowers; the Berlin´s Best tour (Mon, Wed, Fri, Sun at 11:00) cycles past the city‘s main sights. Themed tours of the east, Kreuzberg and nightlife are on demand. Tours start in court 4 of the Kulturbrauerei, or join at the Berliner Bank on the corner of Eberswalder Straße and Schönhauser Allee. There‘s also regular bike rental for €10 per 24 hours. Reservations required for all tours. Q Tickets €19 including bike, €14 with your own.

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American Chamber of Commerce Charlottenstraße 42, Mitte, MS/U Friedrichstraße, tel. +49 30 28 87 89 21, www.amcham.de.

Deutsche Industrie-und Handelskammer (Chamber of Commerce) Breite Straße 29, Mitte,

MU Märkisches Museum, tel. +49 30 20 30 80, www. dihk.de.

Emergency numbers Emergencies, ambulance, fire tel. +49 30 112; Emergency doctor service tel. +49 30 31 00 31; Police tel. +49 30 110; Non-urgent police matters tel. +49 30 46 64 46 64.

Dentists Berlin on Bike Kreuzberg, Prenzlauer Berg, or Friedrichshain districts. Tours take place at fixed times and days, or made to suit your needs; reservations are always required. Q Tickets €10-16.

Insider Tours G-3, MS Hackescher Markt, tel. +49 30 692 31 49, www.insidertour.com. Insider‘s enthusiastic guides go a long way to make you feel like an insider on the daily 4-hour tours; it starts from AMT Coffee at Hackescher Markt (10:30 and 15:00, €12/10). Other tours are the Wall, Third Reich, Sachsenhausen, Potsdam, Jewish Berlin and a pub crawl. YOUR OWN EXCLUSIVE TOUR

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City Segway Tours G-3, Panoramastraße 1a, Mitte, MS/U Alexanderplatz, tel. +49 30 24 04 79 91, berlin@ citysegwaytours.com, www.citysegwaytours.com. Hop on a self-balancing Segway scooter and - after a short driving lesson - zip around Berlin on the four-hour general tours (10:00 and 15:00, €67), or the shorter afternoon tour (15:00, €43). Drivers license required. Finding Berlin Tours I-4, Revaler Straße 99, Friedrichshain, tel. +49 176 99 33 39 13, info@findingberlin-tours.com, www.findingberlin-tours.com. Remarkable 3-4 hour tours on foot or using stylish classic racing bikes. Themes include avant-garde and street art scenes, and unique tours of Turkish and Vietnamese Berlin whereby locals tell you about their lives and neighbourhoods. Q Tickets €18-25.

InBerlin Tours, tel. +49 174 157 48 36, info@inberlin. de, www.inberlin.de. Specialised walking tours for small groups: along the Wall in Mitte or Treptow, or through the

Isher wo od‘s Neighbourho od Tour D-4/5,

MU Nollendor fplatz, tel. +49 151 25 22 03 42, brendan@10777tours.com, www.cabaret-berlin.com. In the 1920s Berlin was a veritable ‚Sodom on the Spree‘ with 85,000 lesbians, open prostitution and an outrageous club and revue theatre scene. The young British writer Christopher Isherwood lived here from 1929 to 1933, weaving his experiences in Goodbye To Berlin (of Cabaret fame). Expat Brendan Nash conducts an excellent one-hour tour through Isherwood‘s Berlin around Nollendorfplatz, spiced up with quotes and referenses to notorious 1920s party-goers like Anita Berber and Marlene Dietrich. Q Tours Sat at 11:00, and on demand. Book ahead. Tickets €10.

New Berlin Tours F-3, Pariser Platz, Mitte, MS/U Brandenburger Tor, tel. +49 30 51 05 00 30, www. newberlintours.com. New Berlin pioneered the free 3,5-hour city centre tours that are popular with young visitors who are as interested in each other as in the sights along the route (daily 11:00 and 13:00 from the Brandenburger Tor Starbucks). They additionally offer various themed tours and pub crawls (€12). Original Berlin Walks, tel. +49 30 301 91 94, www. berlinwalks.de. The daily 3,5-hour Discover Berlin tour starts at the Weihenstephaner restaurant on Hackescher Markt at 10.30 and 14:00. Check online for themed tours like Third Reich, Cold War, Queer Berlin, Jewish Berlin and Potsdam. Q Tickets €12/10.

Dr. Claudia Krater Konstanzer Straße 56, Wilmersdorf, MU Konstanzer Straße, tel. +49 30 885 20 00. Dr. Wolf-Ulrich Klotz Bayreuther Straße 8, Schöneberg, MU Wittenbergplatz, tel. +49 30 213 10 10.

Doctors Dr. Alexandra Heiser Kur für stendamm 139,

Charlottenburg, MU Adenauerplatz, tel. +49 30 89 54 07 50. Dr. Karin Wrobel Schönhauser Allee 126 A, Prenzlauer Berg, MS/U Schönhauser Allee, tel. +49 30 448 57 67. Dr. med. Michael Oppel Der fflingerstraße 14, Tiergarten, MU Kurfürstenstraße, tel. +49 30 44 72 81 28, fax +49 30 44 72 81 29, oppel@integrative-medizin. com, www.integrative-medizin.com.

Embassies Australia G-3, Wallstraße 76-79, Mitte, MU Märkisches Museum, tel. +49 30 880 08 80, www.australianembassy.de. France F-3, Pariser Platz 5, Mitte, MS/U Brandenburger Tor, tel. +49 30 590 03 90 00, w w w.botschaf tfrankreich.de. Ireland F-3, Friedrichstraße 200, Mitte, MU Stadtmitte, tel. +49 30 22 07 20, www.botschaft-irland.de. New Zealand F-3, Friedrichstraße 60, Mitte, MU Stadtmitte, tel. +49 30 206 21 10, www.nzembassy.com. United Kingdom F-3, Wilhelmstraße 70-71, Mitte, MU Französische Straße, tel. +49 30 20 45 70, www. britischebotschaft.de. USA F-3, Pariser Platz 2, Mitte, MS/U Brandenburger Tor, tel. +49 30 830 50, www.usembassy.de. American Citizen Services: tel. 832 92 33.

Language schools Berlitz Mitte F-3, Friedrichstraße 95, Mitte, MS/U Friedrichstraße, tel. +49 30 204 21 24, www.berlitz. de/de/berlin_mitte.

Deutsch Für Dich Niemetzstraße 24 (Zátopek Bar),

Neukölln, MS Sonnenallee, deutschfuerdichberlin@ gmail.com. Budget German classes: simply drop by, follow a lesson suited to your level, and pay what you can afford at the end.

GLS G-2, Kastanienallee 82, Prenzlauer Berg, MU Eberswalder Straße, tel. +49 30 78 00 89 12. Courses in German and many other languages in Prenzlauer Berg.

Inlingua F-2, Kronenstraße 55-58, Mitte, MU Stadtmitte, tel. +49 30 88 47 11 90, www.inlingua.de. Sprachsalon Weichselstraße 38, Kreuzberg, MU Rathaus Neukölln, tel. +49 30 62 73 29 11, www. sprachsalon-berlin.de. German and foreign language courses in a relaxed atmosphere.

Hospitals Benjamin Franklin Clinical Centre Klingsorstraße,

Steglitz, MS/U Rathaus Steglitz, tel. +49 30 84 45 30 15, www.medizin.fu-berlin.de. Charité Universitätsklinikum F-3, Schumannstraße 20-21, Mitte, MU Oranienburger Tor, tel. +49 30 45 050, www.charite.de.

Art galleries in Berlin The low cost of living draws thousands of artists to Berlin, but low rent is also how their gallerists survive, as there are few buyers in Berlin. Important galleries remain out west in Charlottenburg, such as on Mommsenstraße, though a new node of modern art galleries is currently developing along Potsdamer Straße. In Mitte, contemporary galleries are peppered throughout the Scheunenviertel area, particularly along Auguststraße and Gipsstraße.

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S+U-Bahn nighttime traffic 2 7 Fri/Sat ca. 0:30 am-5:30 am Sat/Sun and prior to holidays ca. 0:30 am-7:00 am

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INDEX Adidas Originals 29 Adidas Performance 39 Adlon 15 Aigner 16 Al Contadino Sotto Le Stelle 20 Alexa Centre 29 Alliiertenmuseum 39 Alpenstueck 18 Alt Berliner Biersalon 36 Alte Nationalgalerie 26 Alternative Berlin Tours 56 Altes Museum 26 Anna Blume 42 April 34 Arena Badeschiff 52 Aufsturz 20 August Fengler 42 August II 20 Bag Ground 29 Bar am Lützowplatz 21 Bar Babette 21 Barcomi's Deli 20 Bauhaus Archiv 25 Belushi's Bar 21 Berghain 45 Bergmann Curry 50 Berlin, Berlin 15 Berlin City Tour 56 Berliner Dom 24 Berliner Trödelmarkt 29, 39 Berlinische Galerie 51 Berlin Locals 57 Berlin on Bike 57 Berlin Plaza 31 Berlin Story 29 Berlin Underworlds 57 Best Western President 31 B-flat 23 Billy Wilder's 21 Bleibtreu 32 Bode-Museum 26 Books in Berlin 39 Borchardt 16 Bowie Walk 57 Brandenburger Tor 23 Brecht-Haus Kellerrestaurant 16 Brewer's Berlin 57 Bröhan Museum 39 Budapester Schuhe 39 Café am Engelbecken 48 Café am Neuen See 35 Café im Literaturhaus 36 Café Rix 49 Cijada 43 City Circle Buses 56 City Segway Tours 58 Clärchens Ballhaus 22 Cocolo 20 Comme des Garçons 29 Computerspielemuseum 45 Connection 36 Crack Bellmer 45 Curry 36 47 Dalí - The Exhibition at Potsdamer Platz 25 Deutsche Guggenheim 26 Deutscher Dom 24 Deutsches Historisches Museum 26 Deutsch Für Dich 59 Diekmann 35 Die Quadriga 33 Die Schule 41 DomCurry 16 Dressler 19

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Duke 35 East Berlin Supply Store 29 Ellington Hotel 31 Eschschloraque Rümschrümp 21 Facil 16 Fat Tire Bike Tours 57 Fernsehturm 28 Finding Berlin Tours 58 First Floor 33 Fischers Fritz 17 Fleischlust 42 Flohmarkt am Boxhagener Platz 45 Flohmarkt am Mauerpark 43 Francucci's 35 Französischer Dom 24 Freischwimmer 50 Frida Kahlo 42 Führerbunker 25 Funkturm-Restaurant 33 Gaffel Haus 17 Galander 50 Galeries Lafayette 29 Ganymed 19 Geburtstagsklub 42 Gedächtniskirche 38 Gedenkstätte Berliner Mauer 26 Gemäldegalerie 26 Gendarmenmarkt 23 Georgbräu 17 GLS 59 Gorgonzola Club 48 Görlitzer Park 52 Grenander Morning Glory 36 Gugelhof 42 Habermeyer 45 Hackescher Markt 15 Hafen 36 Hamburger Bahnhof 26 Harry's New York Bar 21 Hasir 20 Haus am Checkpoint Charlie 26 Hefner 36 Heinrich-Zille-Museum 27 Hi-Flyer Balloon 29 Hilton 15 Historiale 27 Honigmond & Garden Hotels 15 Hôtel Concorde Berlin 31 Hotel de Rome 15 HSH Hotel Albergo 32 HumboldtBox 27 InBerlin Tours 58 Inlingua 59 Insider Tours 58 InterContinental 31 Irish Harp 37 Irish Harp Pub 13 Irish Pub 37 Isherwood's Neighbourhood Tour 58 Jolesch 47 Jüdisches Museum Berlin 52 Junction Bar 50 Käfer Dachgarten 19 Kaffee Burger 22 Kasbah 20 Kaufhaus des Westens 39 Kempinski Bristol 31 Kilkenny Irish Pub 13, 23 Kimchi Princess 47 Knese 34 Konnopke's Imbiß 41 Ku'Damm 101 32

Kuchenkaiser 49 Kulturbrauerei 43 Kumpelnest 3000 21 Kunst und Nostalgiemarkt 29 Lino City Tours 56 Liquidrom 52 Locanda 35 Lutter & Wegner 17 Macondo 45 Mandala 15 Manngo 16 Margaux 18 Märkisches Museum 27 Marooush 38 Marriott 15 Martin-Gropius-Bau 52 Matrix 45 Mauerpark 43 Maximilians 18 Mein Haus am See 21 Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe 25 Mercure Airport Hotel Berlin Tegel 32 Mercure Berlin an der Charité15 Milchbar 50 Mirchi 19 Möbel Olfe 51 Monsieur Vuong 16 MS Schiffskontor 54 Museum für Asiatische Kunst 39 Museum für Film und Fernsehen 27 Museum für Naturkunde 27 Museumswohnung WBS 70 45 Mutter Hoppe 18 Neue Nationalgalerie 27 Neues Museum 26 Neue Synagoge 23 Neue Wache 25 New Berlin Tours 58 Newton Bar 21 Nikolaiviertel 24 Nocti Vagus 41 Nola's am Weinberg 19 Olympic Stadium 38 Onitsuka Tiger 29 Oranium 19 Original Berlin Walks 58 Oscar Wilde 23 Osteria N°1 48 Ottenthal 33 Pagode 47 Palace 31 Panorama Café 19 Panoramapunkt 28 Paris-Moskau 18 Park Inn Berlin Alexanderplatz 15 Pergamon Museum 26 Pizzeria i Due Forni 42 Posh 21 Potsdamer Platz 24 Precise Myer's 40 Prenzlauer Berg Tourist Information Centre 43 Prinzknecht 36 QIU Lounge 22 Quasimodo 37 Reederei BWSG 54 Reederei Riedel 54 Reederei Winkler 54 Reichstag 24 Reingold 22

Reinhard's 19 Renger-Patzsch 34 Restauration 1900 41 Riehmers 47 Ritz-Carlton 15 Rivabar 22 Roter Salon 22 Sage Club 22 Sachiko Sushi 35 Sammlung Boros 27 Sankt Oberholz 20 Santiago 42 Sarod's 47 Savoy Berlin 31 Seehof 31 Shakespeare & Sons 43 Schall und Rauch 42 Schloss Charlottenburg 38 Schneeweiß 44 Schnitzelei 33 Schwarzwaldstuben 18 SO36 51 Soda Club 42 Sophieneck 20 Sphere 19 Sprachsalon 59 Ständige Vertretung 18 Starbucks 20 Stasi Exhibition 27 Stasi Museum 45 Stern und Kreisschiffahrt 55 Strandbar Mitte 22 Suksan 33 Sushi Circle 20 Sushi Imbiss am Wasserturm 42 Swissôtel Berlin 31 Sylter Hof 32 tausche Taschen 43, 45 Tempelhof Airport Terminal 51 Tempelhofer Freiheit 52 Teufelsberg 38 Tiergarten 39 Tom's Bar 36 Trabi Safari 56 Tränenpalast 28 Traube 19 Union Jack 37 Van Long 16 VAU 18 Veronica Pohle 39 Vicolo Bergmann 48 Viktoriapark 52 Volkspark Friedrichshain 45 VOX 18 Week-End Club 22 Weihenstephaner 18 Weinstein 42 Weltrestaurant Markthalle 49 Westin Grand 15 Wild at Heart 51 Würgeengel 50 Zander 42 Zillemarkt 34 Zille-Stube 18 Zimmermeister Brunzel's Mietshaus 43 Zoo Berlin & Aquarium 39 Zum Nussbaum 18 Zur Letzten Instanz 19 Zwölf Apostel 35

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