What do we know about Germany? The capital of this country can tell us a lot about the history, traditions, culture and sightseeing objects. Today we would like to focus on special variety of things to do in Berlin.
First of all, have a look at selection of places to stay.
Soho house in Berlin
Soho house Berlin opened in may 2010, in Berlin’s Mitte district. Occupying eight floors, the house has 65 rooms, 20 fully serviced apartments and 4 spacious lofts.
The hotel’s 65 bedrooms are situated over 6 floors and come in six different categories. At 118 sqm the largest rooms include free standing baths, dining tables and seating areas. The smaller 24 sqm attic rooms have a dormitory feel with wooden beds and steel cabinets. Most of the bedrooms have a traditional vintage record player and selection of custom vinyl lp’s.
An old gem is polished. Hotel zoo, the jewel of berlin’s kurfürstendamm from the 1920s to the 1950s, shines brightly once again. Designer dayna lee (of ny and la-based powerstrip studios), has reinvented hotel zoo without detracting from its historic character. With thoughtful attention to detail and the preservation of original building elements, lee infused the space with new york flair and london townhouse elegance.
The Mandala Hotel
The mandala hotel, berlin’s only privately managed 5 star superior hotel in berlin.
Luxury means entire relaxation for the body and mind to us, thus our hotel features the most spacious rooms in berlin, the 2 michelin-starred facil restaurant, premium ono spa, qiu restaurant & bar as well as modern meeting facilities right in the heart of the city.
A stay at the mandala hotel offers numerous harmonic experiences for the senses to provide you with the energy you need during your Berlin stay.
Berlin’s first luxury boutique hotel. Situated in the diplomatic district, the das stue hotel is right in the centre of germany’s capital. Nestled in the lush Tiergarten park and adjacent to the zoo, it is only a short drive from all the shopping, art & entertainment hot spots in both east and west Berlin.
The elegant sofitel berlin kurfürstendamm is situated at the heart of the city west area, within striking distance of the renowned kurfürstendamm shopping quarter.
A showcase for a unique fusion of art, architecture and design, the impressive 17-story stone façade constructed from kirchheim shell limestone is a real eye-catcher.
genuine welcome from our expert staff adds a personal touch to your stay in this contemporary hotel. German art and timeless design create a sophisticated vibe.
Mingling with locals in the lounge bar or dining on the terrace of le faubourg restaurant, experience the artistic energy of western Berlin.
Before going to sleep, relax at one of these places.
One of the city’s best views from its 17th floor lounge and bar – this high building was a cia spy post during the cold war.
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The sphere – Drehrestaurant im berliner Fernsehtur
207 meter above berlin in the lower part of the ball of the tv-tower, the breakfast is hearty; perfect after a long night out in Berlin.
Tea lounge at Ritz Carlton, Tiergarten
Traditional english tea, complete with scones and clotted cream and of course lovely cucumber sandwiches.
A dumpling restaurant serving fabulous dumplings they the traditional chinese way; as breakfast and lunch.
Bebel bar & lounge
Elegant bar attracts an international crowd, a favourite of karl lagerfeld and many of the international a-listers.
Also, you may find here 5 luxury streets to shop.
its name usually shortened to ku’damm, berlin’s answer to the champs-elysées houses everything from major chains to haute couture. High-end brands including Chanel, Prada, jil sander, Burberry, Escada and Louis Vuitton have their Berlin flagships here. You’ll also find more affordable options such as Mango, H&M, Bally and C&A.
Nearest u-bahn station: kurfürstendamm (lines u1 and u9) or uhlandstrasse (line u1)
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intersecting with ku’damm, this broad and chic avenue in western berlin is home to Kadewe, continental European largest department store, famous for its jaw-dropping food hall among other things. Nearby Peek & Cloppenburg sells a clutch of slightly edgier designer labels, while Max Mara, Miu Miu, Montblanc, Swarovski and puma all have a presence elsewhere on the street.
Nearest u-bahn station: wittenbergplatz (lines u1, u2 and u3)
Rebuilt in the 1990s on the site of the demolished Berlin wall, the striking new shopping and culture hub at Potsdamer Platz is on the way to becoming Berlins new centre. Mainly a home to good-quality chains, its Potsdamer Arkaden mall has outlets for Tommy Hilfiger, G-star raw, Zara, Wolford and music and electronics centre WMF.
Nearest u-bahn station: potsdamer platz (line u2 and s-bahn lines s1, s2 and s25)
Now at the heart of a chic restaurant and entertainment district, east Berlins main shopping street Friedrichstrasse certainly gives ku’damm a run for its money. Saint Laurent and Donna Karan have chosen it for their Berlin headquarters, and it also houses the sleek and modern galeries Lafayette and quartier 206 department stores. It’s not all clothes here, however. There are also bags at Furla, books and music at Dussman, cosmetics at Armani and exquisite timepieces at Jaeger-Lecoultre.
Nearest u-bahn station: stadtmitte (lines u2 and u6)
Alte/neue schönhauser strasse
Berlin is famous for its independent labels and small boutiques, and this snaking pair of streets in East Berlin’s Mitte District is the place to find them. Among the cafés and restaurants, you’ll find the minimalist stores of Scandinavian labels acne and Filippa k and finnish design company Marimekko. The multi-brand boutique holly showcases upcoming German designers, while Lee and Pepe Jeans both have flagship stores here.
Let us some interesting places to visit in Berlin.
When the decision was made to move the federal government to Berlin, it was time to reawaken the Reichstag building from its long years of slumber on the Mauerstreifen, the military zone between the two sides of the wall. The building has since been completely modernised, and today’s visitors to the Reichstag can look out from the building’s glass dome to get a bird’s eye view of the hustle and bustle in the city. There are also a number of government buildings in the vicinity of the reichstag, for example the Bundeskanzleramt (federal chancellery) and the Brandenburg gate.
Without a doubt, the Brandenburg Gate is Berlin’s signature attraction. Built in 1791, it was just one of many old city gates around the city of Berlin which, at that time, was still a manageable size. The decorative Pariser Platz was laid at the foot of the gate and is now home to many of the city’s important buildings, for example, the hotel Adlon with its wealth of history and the Akademie der Künste (academy of the arts).
Berlin television tower (Fernsehturm)
The berlin Television Tower, which is known to locals as the Fernsehturm, and is instantly recognisable from the distance, stand outs of the skyline at 368m, making it the tallest building in berlin. Built in the 1960s, visitors to the tower can enjoy a unique 360° panorama of the city. Visit the tv tower with the Berlin welcomecard and save up to 25 per cent. The Berlin welcomecard enables free travelling with all public transport services to the Berlin visitors. With over 200 partners and outstanding discounts the berlin welcomecard offers you a complete „carefree“ package.
The Gendarmenmarkt is one of the most stunning squares in the city, located close to Friedrichstrasse, Berlin’s exclusive shopping street in the central Mitte district. Three of the most impressive examples of architecture in the capital city are to be found here: the concert house designed by Schinkel and the German and French cathedrals (the Deutscher Dom and the Französischer Dom).
To conclude, Best Design Guides hope that here you found useful information for your future trip to Berlin.