We say Steglitz! You say “Where’s that?” The predominantly residential district is listed as the most affluent out of Berlin’s boroughs. It’s home to the second largest shopping area in west Berlin, Schloßstraße, as well as the Forum Steglitz – one of Germany’s first shopping malls opened in 1970.
Not only an alternative to the busy shopping areas in Alexanderplatz and KaDeWe there are plenty of other charming places to visit. Here are some spots that make the train ride on the line you may have never heard of worth it. Given the residential makeup of the district some locations are in the neighboring Friedenau – don’t worry, you can walk between the two furthest points in less than an hour!
Kaffee und Kuchen
The small and cozy coffee shop Die Kaffeenauten offers delicious servings of all the caffinated classics. Pair your drink with an assortment of fresh pastries, cakes and cookies. There’s a brightly decorated area where you can dine in or the staff is happy to make your order to go as you head to your next destination.
Boasting a list of local and regional wines and ingredients, JUNGBLUTH offers you a true taste of Germany. Their menu includes seafood dishes including Adlerfish and Halibut, dishes for meat lovers like a classic burger or steak as well as vegetarian dishes such as a spinach salad or red beet soup. In order to provide the freshest ingredients their offerings are subject to change but you can always count on their bar serving your choice of drinks.
Make your way from Germany to Italy by enjoying a selection of Italian wine, coffee and cuisine at Winebar Amacord. The bar also welcomes live performances and entertainment. Check out their upcoming events from concerts to game nights on their Facebook page. Grab yourself a glass of red or wine, order the megagrande tapas plate and enjoy!
Off the beaten path in Friedenau lies the popular Zig Zag Jazz Bar. No matter what type of music you or your date are into, with a nearly daily lineup featuring many genres including balkan, jazz, rock, soul and more, you’ll have plenty to choose from. Reserve your ticket online for the best chance to get a spot to sit.
Outdoor Activity All Year Long
Image via Botanischer Garten und Botanischer Musuem
While the Botanischer Garten und Botanischer Musuem is open all year round, from November 15 to January 6 the 2km walk through the garden is transformed with Christmas lights. To top it off there’s a Glühwein station, ice rink and a Santa Claus restaurant. Whether you have family visiting or you’re looking for something different to do with your friends you won’t mind visiting more than once. Adult tickets range from €15 to €19 based on the day of the week and time of entry.