The City

A Travel Guide to Berlin, Germany

A melting pot of past and present, Berlin is an extraordinary city that holds a deep sense of tradition and history within an edgy exterior that buzzes with eclectic creativity. Known as the European capital of cool, the German capital is one of the best places to visit in the region and has become world renowned for its techno music and club culture as well as its historical points of significance, art galleries and avant-garde fashion houses. Whether you’re stopping off for a long-weekend or planning to take some time to explore the city, there are so many things to see and do in Berlin and from the moment you set foot in the city, you’ll quickly come to know why David Bowie referred to it as a "the greatest cultural extravaganza that one could imagine”.

Sleeping

Where to Stay in Berlin: Soho House Berlin

Located in a Grade II-listed Mitte Landmark, Soho House Berlin is a member’s club and luxury hotel located in the heart of the city. In true Berlin fashion, the luxury Berlin accommodation is understated and chic, with accents like bare concrete pillars and its ‘Soho Haus Berlin’ graffiti art attesting to the city's grit. The hotel is one of the best places to stay in Berlin and boasts accommodation of varying sizes from cozy rooms to larger apartments and lofts – all impeccably designed and filled with luxury amenities. Heated to a pleasant 26 degrees all year round, a dip in the rooftop pool is enticing regardless of the time of year that you are visiting. The staff are friendly, welcoming and always on hand to ensure that you’ll want for nothing during your stay. Despite popular belief, you don’t need to be a member of the member’s club to book a room here.

Eating

Where to Eat in Berlin: Panama

While there’s no denying the appeal of juicy bratwursts and salty pretzels, while in Berlin, treat yourself to a whimsical meal with more delicate flavours at the wonderful Panama. Situated in the buzzing Potsdamer Straße, Panama is is a beautiful restaurant tucked away in the courtyard of an old factory building and one of our favourite places to visit in Berlin. Inspired by the 1970’s German children’s book “Oh wie schön ist Panama,” the restaurant combines an exciting exoticism with comforting familiarity. The menu boasts fresh local ingredients with an innovative twist – we suggest ordering multiple sharing plates to get a taste of all the flavours. Thoughtfully prepared and beautifully presented, these dishes (and the restaurant itself) are more than instagram-worthy. We urge you not to leave before trying the beef tartare, a dish bursting with flavours that will stay with you long after you depart Berlin.

Best Restaurants in Berlin

Roamers: Perfect for brunch, coffee or a quick snack.

Borchardt: Traditional, hearty German food at its finest.

Paris Bar: A brasserie popular with the local and international art scene.

Seeing

What to do in Berlin: Boros Bunker

Berlin is in no shortage of avant-garde art galleries however none of them are quite as unique in their story as the Boros Bunker. Housed in a converted bunker that was originally built to protect German civilians during bomb raids, the Boros Bunker now houses a private collection of contemporary art. The space itself has a fascinating history, having been used not only as a bunker but also a prison, refrigerated storage space and hardcore techno nightclub in the late 1990s – evidence of which is still visible on the neon graffiti marked walls of the bunker's interiors. For a truly special experience, we suggest booking a private tour to get in-depth fascinating information about the space and the contemporary art collection.

Best things to do in Berlin

Topography of Terror: Fascinating documentation centre detailing the Nazi reign of terror.

Fat Tire Bike Tour: Entertaining bike tour around Berlin taking you to key historical spots in the city.

Michael Fuchs Gallery : Modern art gallery houses in a former Jewish Girls School.



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