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Berlin Tips

Welcome to Berlin. Here you will find my personal tips for a nice stay in my city. The list is regularly revised and updated. Of course, I’ll also be happy to provide you with recommendations when you stop by for an appointment (from interesting sights to nightlife).
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Restaurants & Cafés

You like burgers and have a weakness for Asian cuisine?
In the open kitchen, you can watch the chefs preparing their Asian burgers. Young ambiance. take away is possible.
OPENING HOURS: 12pm (noon) – 11.30pm
Auguststr. 29C
Berlin – Mitte

A dream for every vegan. Everything is freshly prepared. There are daily specials, cakes and for me the best vegan breakfast in Berlin. Workshops and cooking classes are offered regularly. A bookshelf offers appropriate literature to read and buy. Nice ambiance. Take away possible.
OPENING HOURS: 9pm – 5pm
Prenzlauer Allee 208
Berlin-Prenzlauer Berg

Italian cuisine in a trendy pizzeria with graffiti art and a large outdoor area in the style of a beer garden. Very spacious large dining room – canteen style. You should definitely try one of the pizzas. To note: In the well-attended evening hours, the noise level inside increases. Take away is possible.
OPENING HOURS: 12pm-midnight
Schönhauser Allee 112
Berlin – Prenzlauer Berg

A small but fine pizzeria. Super delicious pizza and pasta. All original Italian. Excellent espresso. My favorite is the Pizza Napoli with anchovies. All Tiramisu lovers get their money’s worth here. Take away is possible.
OPENING HOURS: Mon-Fri 12pm – 00.00 am, Sa 3pm – 00.00am
Torstraße 97

CAFÈ CHAGALL Café & Restaurant
Chagall has been my favorite café for 23 years. Especially like to sit outside in the summer. Very convivial atmosphere and you can wonderfully watch people passing by. The restaurant extends over two levels and is lovingly decorated in Berlin bohemian style. The main courses are based on Russian cuisine (pelmeni, borschtsch, curd pancakes, etc.).
OPENING HOURS: 12pm (noon) – 10pm
Kollwitzstr. 2
Berlin – Prenzlauer Berg

ST. OBERHOLZ Café & Laptop
Laptop cafe overlooking Rosa Luxemburg Square. Lightning-fast internet and friendly staff. Homemade lemonades are made from freshly squeezed organic sugar cane juice and contain only freshly squeezed organic ingredients. Excellent coffee and selection of teas.
OPENING HOURS: Mon-Fri 8am-8pm; Sat 10am-5pm; Sun closed
Torstraße. 49
Berlin – Mitte

THE GODSHOT Espresso Bar
The Godshot is the ideal place to meet friends or relax and read the newspaper. A must for coffee lovers. The espresso is excellent and I always have the cheesecake to go with it – definitely try it! Barista workshops are offered on a regular basis.
OPENING HOURS: Mon-Fri 8am – 3pm; Sat-Sun 9.30am – 3pm
Immanuelkirchstr. 32
Berlin – Prenzlauer Berg


BADESCHIFF Berlin closed
River swimming pool with a panoramic view of the Spree and the TV tower at any time of the day until the evening hours. Deckchairs are available free of charge. Also yoga and stand-up paddling classes and occasionally beach parties. Open only in summer (from May 1st).
ENTRY FEE: 7,00€ incl. sun chair
OPENING HOURS: The summer season has ended.
Arena Berlin
Eichenstr. 4
Berlin – Alt Treptow

SOMMERBAD Olympiastadion closed
The listed summer pool in the Olympic Stadium on the grounds of the Olympic Park was built in 1936 on the occasion of the Olympic Games. Large 50m sports pool and a 10m diving platform.
ENTRY FEE: 3,80€
OPENING HOURS: The summer season has ended.
Olympischer Platz 3
Berlin – Charlottenburg

STRANDBAD Wannsee closed
The lido was designed in 1927 as a modern “cosmopolitan swimming pool” in the spirit of the New Objectivity. The building complex with a length of 500 meters (incl. panorama deck) was extensively renovated in 2007. The bath has a 1000 meter long and 50m wide sandy beach (Baltic Sea sand from Timmendorfer Strand). There are rentable beach and deck chairs available. And also a nudist area, but it is currently closed due to the Covid regulations.
ENTRY FEE: 3,80€
OPENING HOURS: The summer season has ended.
Wannseebadweg 25
Berlin – Nikolassee

Living in a historic public bath (built-in 1902). Every first Tuesday of the month at 5pm there is a free guided tour of the building (check for availability). The swimming pool can also be used by the public. It is best to inquire about the opening hours by phone, as it is closed at events.
ENTRY FEE: 6 Euro (2 Std.)
OPENING HOURS: Inquire by phone.
Oderberger Str. 57
Berlin – Prenzlauer Berg

Swimming and sauna in one of the most beautiful historical baths in Europe (built in 1914).
ENTRY FEE: 3,50€ – 5,50€
OPENING HOURS: Online ticket with time slot.
Ganghoferstraße 3
Berlin – Neukölln

STADTBAD Mitte “James Simon”
The Stadtbad Mitte was built in the 1920s and was constructed according to the principles of the “New Building” (“light, air and sun”).
ENTRY FEE: 3,50€ – 5,50€
OPENING HOURS: Online ticket with time slot.
Gartenstr. 5
Berlin – Mitte

SCHWIMMHALLE Finckensteinallee
Historic sports bath (built-in 1933).
Originally built as a “state-of-the-art” soldiers’ bath and until 1994 the bath of the US armed forces in Berlin.
ENTRY FEE: 3,50€ – 5,50€
OPENING HOURS: Online ticket with a time slot.
Finckensteinallee 73
Berlin – Lichterfelde


The No. 1 in Berlin. Luxurious wellness and sauna oasis. Near the main station. Sauna, wellness, spa, restaurant, and rest areas on a total of 20,000m2.
ENTRY FEE: 2-hour card Mo-Fr 22,50€ / Weekend 24,50€
Online ticket with time slot necessary.
OPENING HOURS: 9am-midnight
Seydlitzstraße 6
Berlin – Moabit

Cozy small city sauna with a nice courtyard to cool down. You can rent everything here. I only manage the normal dry sauna. The very hot Finnish sauna is something for sauna enthusiasts.
ENTRY FEE: 4-hour card 18,00€ / 2,5-hour card 16,00€
OPENING HOURS: Mon-Sat 3pm-12am Sun 12pm-12am
Rykestr. 10
Berlin- Prenzlauer Berg

Berlins Gay Sauna
Sauna and wellness area on 3 floors with corresponding “contact area”. Who visit the sauna should know that here it is also about “intimate” encounters.
ENTRY FEE: 16,00€-22,00€ (time-dependent)
OPENING HOURS: from 12pm (2G rule with verification: Vaccinated, Convalescent)
Mehringdamm 34
Berlin – Kreuzberg

Gay Locations

One of the best places in Schöneberg for a beer. Great atmosphere and very friendly staff. Nice chill bar. Similar to sports bars in the US with mostly gay crowds. Plus: they serve the typical lighter Kölner beer (Kölsch). If you haven’t had it yet – give it a try!
OPENING HOURS: Sun-Thu 3pm-2am, Fri-Sat 3pm-3am
Fuggerstr. 33
Berlin – Schöneberg

Stylish Gay bar. In the front area, cocktails are mixed professionally at the bar. In the back, chill and especially more spacious lounge area with elegant leather sofas. A rather younger audience, good music, very good service and especially on weekends quite a lot going on!
OPENING HOURS: Sun-Thu 8pm-3am, Fr-Sa 8pm-5am
Motzstr. 5
Berlin – Schöneberg

(World)Famous sex club. Wide range of ages. Moderate prices. Changing theme parties. Attention should be paid to appropriate evening dress. I recommend this club to anyone who wants to test their erotic limits. You should know what you are getting into. Just keep the mind open and leave the judgments or attitude at the door! By the way, the “Lab” is located in the same building as Berghain.
OPENING HOURS: Thu-Sun (2G rule with verification: Vaccinated, Convalescent)
Am Wriezener Bahnhof
10243 Berlin – Friedrichshain


Admission to Berlin’s museums is free on the first Sunday of every month.

HUMBOLDT_FORUM / Berliner Schloss
Art and cultural center in the heart of Berlin. Visitors can see the high foyer with its coffered glass roof, the media tower, and the baroque Eosander portal and the castle cellar.
ENTRY FEE: Currently free admission for all special exhibitions.
OPENING HOURS: Online ticket with time slot (Tuesday closed)
Berlin – Mitte

November 26, 2021 – March 13, 2022
Zanele Muholi has been documenting the lives of South Africa’s Black LGBTQIA+ community in striking, candid photographs since the early 2000s.
ENTRY FEE: 15€ (10€ discounted)
OPENING HOURS: 10am-7pm (Tuesday closed)
Gropius Bau
Niederkirchnerstraße 7
Berlin – Kreuzberg

July 16-17, 2022
Europe’s largest lesbian-gay city festival takes place once a year in the traditionally gay neighborhood at Nollendorfplatz.
Berlin – Schöneberg