Guide to Berlin

November 25th 2017

Guide to Berlin

Here you will find a short guide of Berlin based on my own personal four day trip in the city. Here you can find my own personal recommendations on where to eat, where to drink, where to shop and where to visit. This guide is fairly brief but I’m sure you can find out more information yourself on any of the places listed, most of the food and drink places are slightly off the beaten track and although very friendly to tourists, are frequented by the locals.

General tips

If you have a smartphone, downloading the Google Maps app is extremely useful. Before your trip you can search any of the places below on the app and then ‘Star’ them. This enables you to quickly find locations throughout the city and detailed instructions on how to get to each location… Which brings me nicely on to the next tip.

The U-Bahn which is the underground system in Berlin is one of the quickest and easiest ways to navigate the city, and you can purchase a daily ticket which gives you unlimited trips for just €7.

Breakfast

My favourite breakfast options are pancakes of all variations, eggs and traditional cooked breakfasts. Here are some of my favourite places in Berlin.

– Never Ending Love Story
– Benedict
– Schones Cafe
– Factory Girl
– Papilles

Restaurants

Again, these are catered to my own personal tastes – below are steakhouses, amazing pizza, and a local place offering just chicken (which sounds strange, but is some of the best chick I have ever had). I would recommend checking out pictures of L’osterias giant pizza and the chicken in question at Henne.

– Block House (Steak)
– L’osteria (Italian/Pizza)
– Henne (Chicken)
– Asador (Steak)

Bars

Here are some of my favourite bars frequented by locals and reasonably priced beers. Klunkerkranich is quite difficult to find, in order to find the bar you enter the shopping centre, go up an escalator to the car park, take the lift to the top floor of the car park and continue up on to the roof. Most bars open till 3/4am and the U-Bahn operates near enough 24 hours.

– Twin Pigs
– A
– Klunkerkranich
– 8MM
– Kaschk
– John Muir
– Z-Bar

Places to Visit

Most of these are pretty self explanatory, but it is worth noting if you wish to visit the Reichstag Building Dome (which has incredible views) then you have to pre-book tickets a couple of days in advance. It is free, and you are required to bring ID to gain access.

– Brandenburg Gate
– Memorial to the murdered Jews
– Victory Column
– Reichstag Building
– Checkpoint Charlie
– East Side Gallery
– Berliner Dom / Museum Island
– Television Tower
– Gendarmenmarkt
– Potsdamer Platz / Sony Centre
– Olympic Stadium

Shopping

Berlin has many shopping centres with all the brands you’d expect to see but below I have also listed some more unique and bespoke shops Berlin has to offer, especially if you are a fan of your trainers.

– Overkill
– Voo Store
– Soto
– Sneakersnstuff
– Firmament
– Solebox
– No 74
– Mall of Berlin