The district in Berlin that has been up and coming for the last 10 years hasn’t quite yet become mainstream. All the more reason to discover the quiet, authentic, and chill spots that it has to offer. There’s no shortage of strong drinks, great food, and places to dance in Wedding. Take some time away from the trendy hotspots in more populated areas and visit a few of these spots:
The sprawling community garden at Himmelbeet serves as a space for locals to plant their flowers, herbs, and more. Many of the herbs are either sold on-site or used to make drinks and treats at the café. Enjoy the green scenery over a delicious coffee, cold beer, or a slice of their assorted handmade cakes, all at modest prices.
Day at the Park
When you visit Volkspark Rehberge plan to stay a while. There’s so much to do there you’ll walk until your legs hurt. Start your day off with the public bathing area at Strandbad Plötzensee where you can also rent a boat to pedal around the lake. Walk past the wildlife park to see goats, pigs, birds, and more on your way to the many open areas where you can grill out or play a game of flunkyball. Then if you’re not too exhausted, watch a film in the open air cinema.
When are you not in the mood for traditional style Italian food? Valle dei Templi offers an extensive menu of pasta, pizza, and starters made fresh in their open kitchen that rivals the food you’ll find in Italy (or at least at Il Ritrovo in Friedrichshain). The place is quaint which makes it a good setting for dates but that also means that it gets full really quickly. We recommend calling ahead for a reservation if you plan to dine in but if you’re look for a more casual setting…
…Or Girls Night
Take your pizza to-go and head around the corner to Vagabund. The craft beer bar is filled with charming wall decor and wooden tables that they allow you fill with food from Valle dei Templi (or your own snacks). It’s the perfect spot to watch the World Cup with friends or grab beers with a date.
Every two weeks along the Westhafen spree there’s a party at a location where the club owners don’t want you to find it. If you google “Heideglühen” you read rave reviews about how great their parties are – lovely outdoor setting, great house music, chill vibe – but you’ll be hard pressed to find an actual location. We did the hard work for you and while we won’t post the address here, we’ll just tell you to either follow the sound of the music once you exit Beusselstraße or follow the directions on FourSquare.