Berlin is one of Germany’s most attractive, dynamic and internationally respected major cities. The nation’s multi-facetted capital offers a wide range of interesting and attractive opportunities and sights. Why not take advantage of your INTERGEO visit to discover all that Berlin has to offer. Whether you want to take a couple of days to enjoy yourself or go to some events, or whether you and your customers are planning a few unforgettable experiences together, why not compile yourvery own itinerary? Berlin is well worth the visit!
We have put together a selection of tasters.
For further information: www.visitberlin.de
To fight inertia and keep you fit, we will offer you a few fun runs before and after the exhibition.
The run is suitable for all levels of fitness and offers a challenge for beginners as well as trained runners. Your instructor is former professional triathlete Matthias Fesel.
For those who hate getting up early, we will start with an after-exhibition-run/workout:
Start: Tuesday, September 26, 2017, 18:30 pm
location: south entrance of the exhibition hall
For all who like to have great start into the INTERGEO-days we will offer two morning runs:
Start: Wednesday, September 27, 2017, 07:00 am
location: south entrance of the exhibition hall and
Start: Thursday, September 28, 2017, 07:00 am
location: south entrance of the exhibition hall
The run will not only make you feel great, you will also enjoy a little sightseeing tour „on the run“.
You do not need to sign up for this, if you want to take part just be there on time.
Do not forget to bring your running shoes.
Further information on the website.
The “Gardens of the World” in Marzahn-Hellersdorf are one of the most beautiful remnants of the GDR in Berlin. Visitors can amble through a huge range of gardens from all round the world, from Japanese and oriental styles through to the Korean “Seoul Garden”. One particular highlight is the Chinese tea house. It is the perfect place to take a break from the hustle and bustle of the big city.
Eisenacher Str. 99
If you like being in control or you find river trips on tourist boats far too dull, there is another option.
Companies such as Spreeboote (spreeboote.de/en) give you the opportunity to be your own captain. Hiring a boat is easy and doesn’t normally require any special type of licence. You can even order a barbecue and picnic basket to take with you, if you like.
Zur Alten Flussbadeanstalt 5
The farmer’s market on Winterfeldtplatz in Schöneberg, Berlin’s biggest market, is open on Wednesday (8 a.m. to 2 p.m.) and Saturday (8 a.m. to 4 p.m.) and is well worth a visit. It’s the perfect place for browsing, all while snacking on tasty treats and checking out the curiosities on sale. And once you’ve finished your wanderings, the many cafes on Winterfeldtplatz are the perfect places to take the weight off your feet and reflect on all the market has to offer. A 100 percent authentic Berlin experience!
Since “Mad Men” came out, if not before, there has been a growing number of people wanting to relive the lifestyle of the 1960s. Zigarren Herzog is the perfect place to do just that – and in fine style. Situated on the banks of the Spree, skilled staff are on hand to offer not just first-class advice, but the perfect selection of drinks, too, including coffee, espresso, rum, whiskey and port.
Stralauer Allee 9
A trip to Tempelhof Field is like going on an excursion to the countryside in the middle of the city.
Since it opened in May 2010, it has become a favourite place of rest and relaxation for the residents of Berlin. Cyclists, rollerbladers and sand sailors race down aircraft-free landing strips, people fly kites, families enjoy barbecues and gardeners get close to nature. There’s something for everyone!
Entrances: Tempelhofer Damm, Columbiadamm, Oderstrasse
Copyright Stiftung Berliner Mauer, Foto J. Hohmuth
The Berlin Wall Memorial is dedicated to documenting the history of Berlin from the time the wall was built until it came down and is located in Bernauer Strasse. This street formed the border between Wedding (west) and Mitte (east) and was the scene of many tragic escape attempts. People trapped in east Berlin jumped from the windows of their houses in an attempt to reach the freedom of the west. The memorial was dedicated on 13 August 1998, some 37 years after work started on construction of the wall.
Bernauer Str. 111
The German Museum of Technology in Berlin and the Spectrum science centre incorporate 14 departments covering a total of over 25,000 square metres that showcase the cultural history of transport, communications, manufacturing and energy technologies. It offers a veritable journey through the history of technology.
Trebbiner Straße 9
Copyright Bildwerk/Stiftung Topographie des Terrors
Dubbed the “Topography of Terror” in 1987, this was the place where most Nazi atrocities were planned and overseen. Between 1933 and 1945, the central institutions of Nazi persecution and terror – the Secret State Police Office, the leadership of the SS and the Reich Security Main Office – were located here.
At his restaurant “Hot Spot”, Jianhua Wu, also known as “Mr Wu”, and his wife Huiqin Wang celebrate authentic fresh food that marries the spice of Sichuan with the subtlety of Shanghai’s cuisine. The chefs at “Hot Spot” skilfully master this combination of opposites without losing sight of how much heat the typical German palate can handle. Believe it or not, “Hot Spot” boasts one of the biggest and best wine lists in Berlin. On it are some beautiful examples of Bordeaux and Riesling in all its varieties – the latter in dry and sweet styles to suit the meals.
The Wintergarten restaurant is housed in a mid- to late-19th century villa only 30 metres from Berlin’s bustling Kurfürstendamm, known locally as Kudamm, and is nestled in the heart of a wonderful garden, surrounded by lilacs, rhododendrons and roses. Breakfast is served until 2 p.m. and hot bistro dishes are available between 11.30 a.m. and 11 p.m. It is an oasis of calm in the centre of the capital.
“Wahrhaft Nahrhaft” is located at the RAW site in the middle of the Friedrichshain district and is bags of fun. Bagels, muesli and fruit salad are on the menu in the mornings, soups and salads are available later on and throughout the day customers can feast on wonderful bakes that are famed well beyond Friedrichshain. Everything is super fresh and homemade. Vegetarians and vegans are well looked-after, too. The clientele is as colourful as the decor and it is the perfect place to get your day off to a tasty start.
Revaler Strasse 16
This is the classic destination in Kreuzberg when you want simple but tasty Italian cooking. The menu changes daily and pasta and bread is, of course, made on site. The interior decor bounces between simple and cosy and shabby chic. However, candlelight, red-checked tablecloths and exposed masonry combine to create an unbeatably charming atmosphere.
If you love meat, you’ll love Big Sur. Take the house’s organic ribeye, for example, which is cooked to perfection and served with a range of innovative sides influenced by Mexican and Asian cuisines. What’s more, the drinks, which are served at a long wooden bar, are just as creative and diverse as the menu.
The Green Door is a classic destination in Winterfeldt-Kiez that has been pulling in cocktail connoisseurs for around 20 years. If you want in, you’ll need to ring the bell, as space is strictly limited. The long counters of the stylish bar invite patrons to reflect on life in general and the finest spirits in particular.
The Kantine takes everyday food to a whole new level. Homely dishes like pickled herring tartare, boiled beef and “cold dog” (a chocolate and biscuit-based traybake-style dessert) get a modern twist at this stylish eatery. Diners in the chic, black-tiled restaurant eat at oak tables with old-fashioned silver cutlery and can enjoy a digestif around the fireplace in the adjacent bar. It is a concept that could get the rest of the world seriously interested in German food.
Photo: Mike Auerbach
This bar – an Austrian outpost in Germany’s capital – gets its name from Austria’s famous World Cup victory over West Germany in 1978. Wonderful wines and unusual rarities from Austria and Germany are served here both by the bottle and glass. The welcome is warm while the small but perfectly formed dishes complement the wine list beautifully.
Große Hamburger Straße 32
A small and intimate wine and aperitif bar in Charlottenburg that pays homage to the Italian region of Venice. A friendly team is only too happy to offer help and advice amidst the relaxed atmosphere built around tiny counters. The food on offer consists of the tiny but dangerously addictive Italian Cicchetti.
From the very start, Monkey Bar, located on the roof of the 25 Hours Hotel Bikini Berlin, has been one of the city’s absolute hotspots. That’s not surprising considering the amazing views from the terrace, which overlooks the Tiergarten park, the zoo (monkey house!) and Gedächtniskirche. Inside, the bar features a lot of wood, with warm colours and exceptional attention to detail. Just like the decor, the cocktail list is also inspired by the jungle. Exotic, classic and expertly prepared.
Budapester Straße 40
Amano Bar could quite easily have been taken straight from a spy film – dark, luxurious and staffed by polite bartenders. You won’t find any of the usual cocktails on their menu. Instead, the house invents its own ingenious creations and serves them with the greatest care and dedication. Come here if you want to see passionate professionals hard at work.
The concept mall in the historic “Bikini-Haus” opposite the Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church (Gedächtniskirche) has three floors to enjoy. You can find everything from German and international boutiques, concept stores and flagship stores to service providers and eateries. Besides fashion, footwear and designer outlets, the 60 or so specialist outlets also include a publishing house, sports and technology shops and cafes and restaurants.
Budapester Str. 38-50
Photo: Bikini Berlin
Photo: Thang Dai
A former storage site at the Reichsbahnausbesserungswerk (RAW, Imperial Rail Maintenance Depot), “Neue Heimat” is now the place to go for fine food, astounding live music and extraordinary design markets. Conceived as a “city within the city”, it takes up two large industrial warehouses and an outdoor area with stands, stalls and original industrial chic – graffiti included. A huge flea market is held at the RAW every Sunday.
Revaler Str. 99
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