Many like to think of the TV Tower as the north star of Berlin. No matter where you are in the city – if you can make your way there, you can find your way home as transportation lines frequently flow in and out of Alexanderplatz. Mitte is usually avoided by residents – as it’s generally inundated with herds of tourists. Despite dealing with the crowds, there are endless options of great places to shop, eat, and drink. You can head to many central areas and explore such as Hackescher Markt, Friedrichstraße, and Potsdamer Platz. Here are a few destinations to get you started:
Thank goodness for late brunches. Commonground offers brunch until 4:30PM complete with their delicious selection of blueberry french toast, Mexican style black beans with poached eggs, toast with avocado smash, and more. Decorated with unique artwork, posh furniture, and an extensive selection of books, it’s also a good spot to grab a coffee and do some work on your laptop. But beware: wifi isn’t accessible on the weekends.
Jack of all Trades
As a part of the variety of things to do at Monbijou park, Strandbar is not only a great place to have beer and pizza by the water, they also offer dancing every day of the week. From argentine tango to swing and whether you want to take a class or already know the moves, you can join the crowd or bring a partner and dance the night away. If you’re more of a two left feet kind of person, grab a drink and lounge in the beach chairs as you enjoy the view of Museum Island.
Surprise your date and take them to the quaint movie theater, Babylon. Across from the historic Volksbühne, you have the chance to see many extraordinary and independent international films. If your date is are up for watching something other than a blockbuster movie, we say they’re a winner. We suggested heading down the street, before or after the film, and taking advantage of the two-for-one drink specials during happy hour at Belushi’s.
The stadium style seating at Mein Haus am See is perfect for grabbing a pitcher of beer and people watching with your friends. On weekend evenings there are DJs but even when there’s not, the staff always keeps steller music playing (many times you’ll hear old school R&B or hip-hop). Whether you need an after – after hours spot to grab beers or your night is just getting starting, you’ll be welcomed with open arms as the bar is open 24 hours.
We Dare You
You can find places with great views in almost every district of the city, but how many of them allow you to free fall off of the building? The Park Inn by Radisson offers Base Flying every weekend starting on Friday afternoon from April to November. Take advantage of the unique opportunity to soar from 125 meters in the air in the center of the city. If you’re brave enough, be sure to take a selfie and tag us!