Melagence's Ultimate Berlin Guide

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Welcome to Berlin, we are thrilled to present an insider's perspective on the best places to stay, dine, and explore.
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May 14, 2024
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Welcome to Berlin, we are thrilled to present an insider's perspective on the best places to stay, dine, and explore, curated by Melagence, your go-to agency for all things Berlin. Whether you're a first-time visitor or a seasoned traveler, this guide will help you make the most of your time in Berlin.

When it comes to accommodation, Berlin offers a wide range of options to suit every taste. We recommend the following hotels for an unforgettable stay:

  1. KPM: Immerse yourself in luxury at KPM, a prestigious hotel known for its elegant design and exceptional service.
  2. 25 Hours: Experience a unique blend of style and comfort at 25 Hours, a trendy hotel with a playful atmosphere and eclectic decor.
  3. Wilmina: Explore the charm of this lovely hotel, a boutique establishment that combines modern amenities with a touch of old-world elegance.
  4. Soho House: Indulge in a lavish stay at Soho House, an exclusive members' club that offers luxurious accommodations, a rooftop pool, and stunning city views.
  5. Château Royal Berlin: This hotel defies conventional descriptions with its cosmopolitan yet uniquely Berlin character, timeless elegance, perfect location, warm hospitality, beautifully crafted rooms, and inspiring contemporary artworks, ultimately offering the feeling of being welcomed by generous, slightly eccentric, and highly charming hosts.

Berlin's culinary scene is a melting pot of international flavors and innovative concepts. Here are some top recommendations for dining in the city:

  1. Sathutu: Discover Sathutu, where their menu of Sri Lankan-inspired, locally sourced dishes embraces fine dining principles and seasonal freshness, it's an unforgettable culinary experience.
  2. Frühstück 3000: Start your day right with a delightful breakfast at Frühstück 3000, where you can enjoy a variety of morning favorites in a cozy and welcoming setting.
  3. Studio Herrlich: For the best vegan butter, visit the recently opened Studio Herrlich on Friday, Saturday or Sunday. It is the perfect place to go for fun plates and wines.
  4. Sticks'n Sushi: Delight in a fusion of Japanese and Nordic cuisine at Sticks'n Sushi, where expertly crafted sushi and yakitori are served in a chic setting.
  5. Paris Bar: Experience a slice of Paris in Berlin at Paris Bar, an iconic establishment known for its artistic ambiance, classic French dishes, and celebrity clientele.
  6. Grill Royal: Indulge in fine dining at Grill Royal, a renowned steakhouse offering premium cuts of meat and a picturesque view of the Spree River.
  7. Cafe Freida: A place to stay all-day long, they offer outstanding breakfast, aperitivo, lunch and drinks!
  8. Sofi: Experience Berlin's cult bakery, Sofi, where Scandinavian-inspired design meets organic, freshly baked treats like cardamom buns and cinnamon rolls, creating a must-visit destination for food enthusiasts in the heart of the city.
  9. TorBar: French cuisine under golden palm trees in Berlin Mitte, it's a place that you should visit while in Berlin.
  10. Habibi: Savor the flavors of the Middle East at Habibi, a cozy restaurant serving authentic Lebanese and Syrian dishes in a warm and welcoming atmosphere.
  11. Klub Kitchen: Discover a modern twist on traditional German cuisine at Klub Kitchen, where seasonal ingredients are transformed into creative and delicious dishes.
  12. Panama: Experience the vibrant fusion of flavors at Panama, a contemporary restaurant offering innovative dishes inspired by global cuisine and visit the Christian Wijnants Store right next door!
  13. Dashi: Enjoy the a delicious meal at Dashi, a special Asian Diner.
  14. Borchardt: Step into the timeless elegance of Borchardt, a legendary Berlin establishment known for its classic French and German dishes, refined atmosphere, and historical charm.
  15. Entrecôte: Delight in a mouthwatering steak experience at Entrecôte, where prime cuts of meat are perfectly prepared and accompanied by delectable sauces and sides.
  16. Papa Pane: Taste the authentic flavors of Italy at Papa Pane, a cozy trattoria serving traditional Italian dishes made with fresh ingredients and passion.
  17. Cocodrillo: Savor the rich flavors of Mediterranean cuisine at Cocodrillo, where fresh seafood, grilled meats, and seasonal ingredients take center stage.
  18. Cecconis: Experience a slice of Italian glamour at Cecconis, an upscale restaurant known for its elegant ambiance, impeccable service, and delectable Italian fare.
  19. Katz Orange: Discover the culinary delights of Katz Orange, a farm-to-table restaurant offering creative dishes made from locally sourced ingredients.
  20. Weng Cheng: Indulge in authentic Chinese cuisine at Weng Cheng, where traditional flavors and exquisite culinary craftsmanship shine through in every dish.
  21. Standard Pizza: Enjoy a slice of perfection at Standard Pizza, where thin-crust pies with creative toppings are crafted using high-quality ingredients and baked to perfection.
  22. Thaipark: Experience the vibrant flavors and bustling atmosphere of Thaipark, a popular outdoor food market where you can indulge in delicious Thai street food. 
  23. Tian Fu: Experience the intersection of Asian flavors, a modern eatery offering a fusion of Vietnamese, Thai, and Japanese dishes in a trendy atmosphere.
  24. Osterberger: Visit this bistro & bar for contemporary cuisine and nice dinner events.

Of course, we must recommend you our favourite shopping destinations: 

  1. MDC Cosmetics: Indulge in a luxurious shopping experience at MDC Cosmetics, where you can explore a range of beauty and skincare products.
  2. RSVP Berlin: You must visit RVSP Berlin if you would like to see special, high-quality stationary.
  3. Christian Wijnants Berlin Store: During your time in Berlin, make sure to stop by at the Christian Wijnants Store at Potsdamer Str. 91.
  4. KPM Werksverkauf: Get stunning tableware, decorative objects and gifts at Königlichen Porzellan-Manufaktur.
  5. Higsnobiety Flagship Store: Make sure to stop by and discover their Veilance selection from us!
  6. Ocelot: Visit our favourite book store in Berlin and you'll surely find inspiring readings.
  7. Andreas Murkudis: Considered one of Germany's most renowned retailers, Andreas Murkudis runs three expertly curated stores on Potsdamer Strasse in Berlin. Visit them all!
  8. KaDeWe: Innovative, luxurious and pioneering: The KaDeWe is one of the most important department stores in the world with over 60,000 square meters floor space right in the heart of Berlin.
  9. April First: Since 2016, April First offers a remarkable hybrid of well known and upcoming brands from around the world such.
  10. HHV Clothing: If you are looking for streetstyle and lifestyle brands, make sure to come by at HHV clothing.
  11. Schwarzhogerzeil: Women's designer clothing store based in Berlin Mitte with a curated selection of independent and established labels.
  12. Voo Store: Visit our interviewee from the latest Melagence Paper, Voo Store, that is a culturally empowered, creatively driven concept space located in Berlin Kreuzberg.

Berlin's nightlife is legendary, with various bars catering to diverse tastes. Here are some must-visit bars recommended by Melagence:

  1. Beckets Kopf: Step into the intimate and special atmosphere of Beckets Kopf, where expert mixologists craft exquisite cocktails tailored to your preferences.
  2. Victoria Bar: Imbibe in style at Victoria Bar, an iconic establishment known for its extensive selection of spirits and refined cocktail creations.
  3. Tiger Bar: Unwind in the trendy ambiance of Tiger Bar, where you can enjoy expertly crafted cocktails.

To discover Berlin's rich culture, we collected our favourite museums for you:

  1. Fotografiska Berlin: The Contemporary Museum of Photography, Art and Culture will open on September 14th, 2023, we can't wait to visit!
  2. C/O Berlin: Go to this museum, if you would like to see stunning visual art and photography exhibitions.
  3. Museums: Berlin boasts an array of world-class museums, each offering unique insights into art, history, and culture. Don't miss the iconic Museum Island, home to the Pergamon Museum, Bode Museum, and more.
  4. Classic Remise Berlin: Visit Classic Remise Berlin, a haven for automobile enthusiasts, showcasing vintage cars, motorcycles, and a range of automotive services.

To add a touch of adventure to your Berlin trip, we suggest the following special experiences:

  1. Botanical Garden: Immerse yourself in nature's beauty at Berlin's Botanical Garden, where you can stroll through lush greenery, admire exotic plants, and relax in peaceful surroundings.
  2. Rent a Boat on Müggelsee or Spandau: Escape the city and explore Berlin's beautiful lakesides by renting a boat. Enjoy a leisurely cruise and take in the picturesque surroundings.
  3. Winterfeldt Market: Discover a vibrant farmers' market at Winterfeldt Market, where you can browse fresh produce, local delicacies, and artisanal goods.
  4. Grunewald/Teufelsberg: Embark on an adventure to Grunewald and Teufelsberg, where you can explore a serene forest and climb the Teufelsberg hill for panoramic views of the city.
  5. Körnerpark in Neukölln: Explore the enchanting Körnerpark in Berlin, a green space featuring a stunning rose garden, cascading fountain and historic Orangery, perfect for a peaceful day of relaxation and enjoyment in the city.

If you would like to relax and unwind, we recommend the following places to visit: 

  1. House of Healing: After an appointment, unwind at House of Healing in Berlin by enjoying a river-facing yoga session, grabbing a barista-made coffee and fresh baked sweets at the café, or exploring the gift shop for unique finds.
  2. Hagius: Or discover Hagius in Berlin Mitte Discover Hagius in Berlin, a minimalistically furnished fitness studio offering group and private sessions in boxing, Pilates, yoga and movement for a holistic approach to fitness and well-being.
  3. Ohia: Looking for a peaceful retreat to reconnect with yourself? At ŌHIA, immerse yourself in meditation, sensory sound baths, holistic energy work and powerful yoga to rediscover your true self.
  4. Becycle: Another great place to balance body and mind is BECYCLE & BEYOND, where you can join an inspiring fitness community, experience high-energy cardio classes, low-impact alignment and breathing exercises and explore a vegetarian cafe and retail space stocked with athletic wear, beauty products and nutritional health items.
  5. Shapesty: This place brings the latest fitness trend straight from Los Angeles to Berlin-Mitte, offering an unparalleled workout experience.

Get ready to immerse yourself in Berlin's spirit and create lasting memories while visiting our showroom in Berlin. Happy exploring!

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