Places to eat and drink in Berlin
With 20 kinds of draught beer, oodles of space and various inventive vegetable mains, BRLO Brwhouse’s beer garden is unlike any other. Here you can pair your locally brewed pale ale with roasted artichokes, or smoked celeriac tuber and liquorice mushroom essance. It is located in Park am Gleisdreieck.
Schöneberger Strasse 16
Berlin is the world’s unofficial vegan capital an do one serves vegan food better than Kopps restaurant. Their organic fine dining menu is revered: the seven-course-all-nighter even includes a pre-dessert. For a more laissez-faire affair, opt for the weekend brunch buffet.
Things to do in Berlin
It was the art event of the yea: this stark, bold icon of a building designed by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe recently reopened after six years of renovations. Despite the big exhibition floor, only a small part of its 19th-, 20th- and 21st-century collection fits inside, so they rotate the art regurlarly. You’ll find yourself coming back repeatedly.
Potsdamer Strasse 50
Join Tour M – Under The Berlin Wall – and you ‘ll hear some of the daily struggles of East Berliners trying to escape to the West. You”ll even get to see one of the actual tunnels that were dug under the Berlin Wall. The tour is give in several languages. Book this tour
Best views of Berlin
It’s an unlikely setting. You get to this cultural venue by entering through an ordinary shopping centre, before taking an elevator to the top floor and climbing a concrete ramp by foot. Keep going and you’ll find a delightful rooftop garden and a funky bar with bottles of delicious-yet-cheap vinho verde (“green wine”) .
Karl Marx Strasse 66
This double-decker bridge over the River Spree was once part of the Berline Wall, and the location where the odd political prisoner was released into the West. These days, you can stand right in the middle and enjoy the sun setting behind the Fernsehturm (Television Touwer). From the other side of the road, you’ll be able to see Borofsky’s Molecule Man Sculptures.