Few cities other than Berlin have changed as rapidly and radically in recent years. The city, which was divided until the fall of The Wall, has become one again. But Berlin does not just look back on a rich past, it offers cutting edge art, fashion and architecture. Each district has its own individual character. This city is a small town and a metropolis, historical and modern, hectic and meditative, all at the same time.

Welcome to Berlin

Panorama Oberbaumbruecke@visitBerlin, Foto: Wolfgang Scholvien
Shopping

Berlin offers an extraordinary variety of shopping in department stores, small shops, boutiques, large shopping malls, and much more. Designer fashion, bargains, the newest trends; in Berlin you will find whatever you are looking for.

Important for visiting shoppers in Berlin: there is no city centre and no centralized shopping area. Thanks to the Berlin Wall, the city evolved with two city centres, known as Mitte and City West, with many smaller shopping areas located in each borough. Thus, there are many shopping areas to explore, although the most famous streets for shopping are certainly the Kurfürstendamm and Friedrichstraße.

Detailed information can be found here.

Skyline Potsdamer Platz@visitBerlin, Foto: Artfully Media, Sven Christian Schramm
Food and Night Life

Gastronomy in Berlin

A tasty menu of new and classic food in Berlin’s gastronomy

During the last years Berlin evolved into a culinary hotspot, where trends not only are adopted but set. Berlin is where cosmopolitanism, passion for quality and a non-existing fear of experiments meet creative gastronomes and lovers of good food. There are not only the most Michelin-restaurants of Germany, but also a great variety of tasteful experiences. An overview:

Berlin’s star awarded restaurants:

2 Stars (7 Restaurants)
Facil: www.facil.de
Fischers Fritz: www.fischersfritzberlin.com
Horváth: www.restaurant-horvath.de
Lorenz Adlon Esszimmer: www.lorenzadlon-esszimmer.de
Reinstoff: www.reinstoff.eu
Tim Raue: www.tim-raue.com
Weinbar Rutz: www.weinbar-rutz.de

1 Star (11 Restaurants)
5–Cinco by Paco Pérez: www.5-cinco.com
Bandol sur Mer: www.bandolsurmer.de
Bieberbau: www.bieberbau-berlin.de
Einsunternull: www.einsunternull.de
Frühsammers: fruehsammers-restaurant.jimdo.com
Hugos: www.hugos-restaurant.de
Nobelhart & Schmutzig: www.nobelhartundschmutzig.com
Pauly Saal: paulysaal.com
Richard: www.restaurant-richard.de
Semmler: www.kochkunst-ereignisse.de
Skykitchen: www.skykitchen.berlin

Currywurst – THE Berlin food

Berlin people love their Currywurst. It was invented in Berlin 1949 by Herta Heuwer, who offered it at her snack bar in Charlottenburg. The original location doesn’t exist anymore but the “Grand Dame of the Currywurst”, who died 1999, got a plaque at Kantstraße 101.

Some Currywurstbuden – how the little houses and snack bars are called – are today icons of the Currywurst like “Konnopke’s Kiosk” – still a family business – in Prenzlauer Berg, which exists since 1930 and sold the first Currywurst of East Berlin in 1960.
www.konnopke-imbiss.de

Recommended is also the Currywurst at “Curry Wolf” in Charlottenburg, where you can eat next to the Gedächtniskirche. The sauces are homemade and some are also very hot. It is also possible to take away a Currywurst in a jar if you are still looking for a souvenir. Nearby you can also find the famous Kreuzberger “Curry 36” or “Bier’s”.
bier-s.com/kudamm195, www.curry-wolf.de, www.curry36.de

Fernsehturm und Weltzeituhr am Alexanderplatz@visitBerlin, Foto: Wolfgang Scholvien
Berliner Dom@visitBerlin, Foto: Fragasso

Quelle: visitBerlin

Please find further information for your Berlin visit at visitBerlin.de

``Berlin-Tipps de luxe: Brochure``

Dr. Martin Eichhorn, Certified Trainer (TU Berlin), Master of Arts (Library and Information Science) and Certified Specialist for Crime Prevention has written the brochure “Berlin Tips de luxe: Hints for a Successful City Visit”. The brochure is free, richly illustrated and contains 34 pages

Here you can download the “Berlin tips de luxe” for free.