Useful information

Berlin is separated in the so called "Bezirke" (Districts). There are 12 districts in Berlin and every district is a small city on its own - but usually you only hang out in about 4-5 districts (mostly Mitte, Prenzlauer Berg, Schöneberg, Kreutzberg, Charlottenburg) at all. Knowing these facts makes Berlin a lot smaller than it may appear. Tip: Use for orientation.


Schwarzes Cafe

Kantstr. 148, Charlottenburg

    One of THE classic cafes in the former west part. Open 24 hours, you'll get breakfast and everything else there all day and night long. 

Cafe Einstein

Kurfürstenstr. 58, Charlottenburg

    - typical vienna- styled cafe. Great homemade cakes. Garden opened in summer.

Cafe im Literaturhaus

Fasenenstr. 23, Charlottenburg

    near to Kurfürstendamm, nice and cosy for after-shopping-coffee / lunch.



Französische Str. 47, Mitte

    Very nice terrace (and food) in the summer. Nice dress recommended if you want to get a nice table.

Pan Asia

Rosenthaler Str. 38, Mitte

    Pan-Asian cuisine, best for sushi. Strong Advice: Don't choose a table on your own, wait to be seated! Be there before 8pm as it gets really packed afterwards - and dress a bit nice (not like a tourist). Don't take photos there, they don't like that.


LÜtzowstrasse 81, Mitte   

    Best Thai restaurant of the city

Grill Royal GmbH

Friedrichstrasse 105 b, Mitte

    One of my favorite places. Great food. very well located in Mitte

Pauly Saal

Auguststrasse 11-13, Mitte

     Great place full of history and amazing food. Michelin Star


Friedrichstraße 158, Mitte

    *Corner to Unter den Linden at Westin Grand Hotel

    Used to be Cookies club. Great option

Drinks and Bars

The Ritz-Carlton and the Hotel Du Rome also have nice hotel bars.


Weydingerstrasse 20, Mitte

    A bar were the artists go in Mitte. Especially Wednesdays.


Lininestrasse and Kastanienalle, Mitte

    It's a Bar & Club. Good on Tuesdays. You probably saw CCCP T-shirts circulating around the world, It was a very famous bar in the old days..


Gipsstr. 5, Mitte

    typical berlin mitte bar, no sign at the door, hip people, good drinks, full on weekends. Classic stylish bar in Berlin.


Fasanenstraße 40, Charlottenburg

    Either you love it or you hate it ... Perhaps the most ... extreme and exceptional bar in Berlin. I personnaly LOVE it.

Clubs and Nightlife

Panorama Bar - Berghain

Am Wriezener Bahnhof, <>

    One of the hardest but coolest clubs, style: hard electro - techno. The Berghain club on the lower floor often hosts (hardcore) gay parties. Strict door, dress cool. Very berlin style. Ask the taxi driver for the exact location, he'll know. It is a legend.

L’apartement @ 6th floor of the Hotel Amano

Heidestrasse 62

    Apparently the club where lots of art people go after Bar Drei

The Chalet

Vor dem Schlesischen Tor 3, Kreuzberg

    former Bar 25 owners. Opened July 2012.

The Soho House

Torstrasse 1, Mitte

    In the center of East Berlin, close to Alexander Platz. the latest Soho house is very much like its brothers. Members only


Sammlung Berggruen

Schloss strasse, U Sophie-Charlotte-Pl

    Tuesday - Sunday 10h-18h. Closed on Monday.

Sammlung Boros

Bunker, Reinhardt strasse 20, Mitte. T/ 030 2759 4065.

    You have to book in advance -internet-! Worst seeing.

Galerie Sammlung Hoffmann

Sophienstrasse 21 (Mitte) T/ +49 302 849 9121

    Saturdays 11-16h by appointment, Each saturday: open house in Studio

KW Institute for contemporary art

Auguststrasse 69, Mitte.

    Tuesday - Sunday 12-7pm, Thursdays 12-9pm. Closed on Monday

Hamburger Bahnhof Contemporary Art Museum

Invalidenstr. 50-51, SBahn Hauptbahnhof

    Tuesday - Sunday .Closed on Monday.

Alte National Galerie, 18eme.

Bodestrasse 1-3, U Friedrichstrasse

    Tuesday - Sunday 10am-6pm. Closed on Monday. 

Gemaelde Galerie, 13-18eme siecle.

Stauffenbergstrasse 40, U Postdamer Platz

    Tuesday - Sunday 10am-6pm. Closed on Monday.

Neue National Galerie, 20eme siecle.

Postdamer Strasse 50, U Postdamer Platz

    Tuesday - Sunday 10am - 6pm. Closed on Monday.

Deutsche Guggenheim Berlin

Unter den Linden 13-15, Mitte, U Friedrichstrasse,

    Every day 11am - 8pm

Berlinische Galerie, Museum of modern art, photography and architecture

Alte Jakobstrasse 124-128, Kreuzberg

    Monday - Saturday 12h- 8pm. Closed on Sunday.

Where to Stay

Hotel De Rome

Behrenstrasse 37, Mitte (

    great location, great hotel, great service.

The Soho House Berlin

Torstrasse 1, Mitte

   great location, rooms, deco, place, food, you name it

Das Stue

Drakestraße 1, 10787 Berlin