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Devil's Kitchen and Bar

Yeah, yeah, we've all eaten hummus before. But the hummus at Devil's Kitchen and Bar isn't just hummus. It's a chickpea cream-dream, topped w...

Wok Show

Food wrapped in other food represents the peak of culinary art - the mark of a society bloating its way towards sophistication. Think about it: sausage roll,...

Datscha

I first found Datscha after scouring Berlin in search of a hearty bowl of authentic hot pink Russian borsch soup to kick the winter blues. Served with sour c...

Treptower Soviet War Memorial

The Battle of Berlin marked the end of the Second World War, Nazi Germany and Adolf Hitler's life. For the Soviet Union it also meant the loss of more th...

Markthalle Neun

Ten years ago, few people would have looked twice through the windows of Kreuzberg's Markethall Nine, and yet it's one of the most historically rich ...

Malzfabrik

Just south of Südkreuz's mini-city of mega-stores is an old malt beer factory complex with big silver ventilation pipes coming out of its red brick walls...

Krumme Lanke & Schlachtensee

Lakes in Berlin - everybody's got a favourite. For reasons of convenience, laziness and ultimately the desire to be surrounded by other sweating bodies o...

Let Them Eat Cake & Oh Mini I Am

Halway along Weserstrasse, in the middle of what has rapidly become Neukölln's must-see strip, the shop at number 164 has been quietly blooming. Today, t...

Mindpirates

Every time word spreads about the latest Mindpirates endeavour it's so vastly different to their last project that it makes it difficult to describe just...

Thai Park

Dissatisfied with the bland Pan-Asian offerings of your local Thai-Viet-sushi restaurant? Do you crave the thrill of waiting for the cops to leave before you...

Museum of Things

With a slightly ambiguous name, one may not be completely sure of what to expect from the Museum of Things; unless maybe you have an understanding of the Wer...

Acud Macht Neu

Walking past American Apparel, H&M and a slew of frozen yoghurt stores, you've really got to remind yourself that Mitte was once the center of a crea...

Protzen & Sohn Biergarten

Big Stuff Smoked BBQ and Kavita Goodstar: they're two of the biggest names in Berlin's rising slow-food movement and stalwarts of Markthalle Neun'...

Shakespeare & Sons Friedrichshain

Berliners are spoilt for choice when it comes to English-language bookstores. From institutions like Kreuzberg's Another Country and Saint George's i...

Myxa Café

Frappes get a bad wrap outside of Greece. I've always associated them with shopping mall coffee chains, jumbo sized cups with straws wide enough to fit a...

Klunkerkranich rooftop bar

Rooftop bars are usually for people who studied property law and drink artisanal cocktails. In other words, I usually can't afford to go to rooftop bars....

Balera Weinhandlung

Put that Bio Tempranillo back on the Spätkauf shelf because the days of its relevance are numbered. While it may have been your best bet for a cheap, semi-dr...

Museum für Naturkunde, Berlin

Usually when someone tells me to go to their favourite natural history museum, I assume they've let their 'quirky' penchant for exhibitions of ta...

Soluna Brot und Öl

Traditional German bread making has all but disappeared from Berlin, leaving a city of Swabians yearning for the mighty breads and Brezel of their childhood ...

Five Elephant

Cake and coffee go hand in hand but the fact of the matter is: one is normally way better than the other. We've all heard the stories about Paris, where ...

Future Gallery

Up until a few years ago, the art world's way of dealing with the internet was to label everything vaguely concerned with new technologies as 'net-ar...

Sammlung Boros

Berliners have a knack for transforming the past. Peppered across the city you'll find cavernous industrial structures, the products of Germany's mil...

Pom-pom fruit

Pom-poms: vogueing. Fruit: delicious. Inspired by the internet, we've taken it upon ourselves to put the two together and the results have been great. Ou...

KW Institute for Contemporary Art

Capital C 'Contemporary Art' has no shortage of backers in Berlin, with impressive collections of art that fall within the movement housed inside eve...

Boxhagener Platz Flohmarkt

There's an invisible line that determines the kind of vendor and clientele a Berlin flea market has, a line so thick that few markets are able to straddl...

Between Bridges

Wolfgang Tillmans is one of the defining photographers of his generation, having spawned his career through fashion and editorial work for the taste-makers o...

Pro qm

Since 1999, Mitte bookstore Pro qm has been a haven for serious Berlin booklovers. With light from Almstadstraße flooding the room through the front windows,...

The Bird West

In a city where plaques and museums honour the man first divinely inspired to shake curry powder over his wurst, Berlin's unrivalled gourmet junk-food in...