BERLIN

BERLIN TRAVEL GUIDE

curated by TOM TÄNZER, ELMO HAGENDORF & DIRK DREYER
Berlin
  • BERLIN | GERMANY

BERLIN

Since reunification, Berlin has developed into an effervescent cultural metropolis. Off-the-wall fashion, cutting-edge galleries, museums and up-and-coming artists and designers: Berlin has them all. From Michelin-starred gourmet temples to neighborhood markets, guerilla style kitchens and pop-up restaurants, Berlin is the culinary capital of Germany. And when it comes to the sheer diversity of its nightlife, Berlin offers something for everyone: from bars housed in derelict, Communist-era ruins to funky underground clubs. Tom, Elmo and Dirk, the trio behind Berlin’s Lux 11 and The Weinmeister hotels, have put together a selection of their favorite things to do while visiting the German capital. Enjoy!

  • SHOPPING

    BEST OF GERMANY

    Best of Germany, across the street from Lux 11 Berlin-Mitte, is exactly what a cool souvenir shop should be. Owner Thomas Eissler offers traditional German pieces and products from all over Germany in a minimalist gallery setting. Here you can get everything from books and toys to local drinks. “We have a high-end Cuckoo Clock from Thomas in the LUX 11 lobby and we just love it” smiles Thomas Tänzer. Rosa-Luxemburg-Str 26
    10245 Berlin
    +49 (0)30/81400954
    www.bestofgermany.net

  • DESIGN & ARCHITECTURE

    MEILENWERK BERLIN

    The ”Meilenwerk Berlin” is run by passionate motor specialists and is a must see for vintage car and motorcycle lovers. The historic landmark houses garages and specialist shops that share a single mission: restoring classic automobiles. Highlights of the Meilenwerk are 88 glass garages, where rare car owners can park their “babies” under perfect conditions and safety standards. The in-house restaurant guarantees delicious food and a spectacular view of the industrial architecture and the classic cars. “It has every boy’s dream cars,” says Dirk Dreyer, “It’s my place to contemplate and to recover from the bad things I did the night before.” Wiebestraße 36-37
    10553 Berlin
    +49 (0)30/3640780
    www.meilenwerk.de

  • DINING

    NIKOLSKOE

    Set two kilometers into the woods on the edge of Potsdam, Berlin’s quaint neighbor, this historic upscale Gaststätte has been pleasing guests with classic regional cuisine since 1819. Diners can enjoy dishes, like roasted wild boar in juniper cream sauce with wild mushrooms and cranberries, while looking out onto sweeping views of the Havel River and Pfaueninsel. “It’s classic,” says Thomas Tänzer, “Men are dressed in white smoking jackets and black tie – typical Viennese service.” Nikolskoer Weg 15
    14109 Berlin
    +49 (0)30/8052914
    www.blockhaus-nikolskoe.de

  • ART & CULTURE

    BAUHAUS ARCHIVE

    The Bauhaus Archive/Museum of Design in Berlin is dedicated to one of the world’s most prestigious schools for architecture and design of the 20th century. Designed by Bauhaus founder Walter Gropius, the museum comprises the world’s largest presentation of the history of the Bauhaus. Numerous pieces of art, photographs, graphics and furniture created by famous Bauhaus teachers like Gropius, Klee, Kandinsky and van der Rohe illustrate the beginning, evolution and global impact of the Bauhaus. Klingelhöferstraße 14
    10785 Berlin
    +49 (0)30/2540020
    www.bauhaus.de

  • NIGHTLIFE

    RIVABAR

    Underneath the S-Bahn tracks sits one of Berlin’s hippest, most classically urbane nightspots. The gorgeously designed bar offers more than 150 cocktails expertly mixed by the well-coifed bar staff and a selection of Cuban cigars are available upon request. “It’s a classic bar with nice architecture and very good drinks,” says Elmo Hagendorf. Dircksenstraße 49
    10178 Berlin
    +49 (0)30/24722688
    www.riva-berlin.de

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