The Mendelssohns are one of the great German family dynasties, starting with the pater familias, Jewish Enlightenment philosopher Moses...
The Gendarmenmarkt area is Berlin at its ritziest, dappled with luxury hotels, fancy restaurants and bars. The graceful square is...
This copper-domed church (1773) was commissioned by Frederick the Great, designed by Knobelsdorff, modelled after the Pantheon in Rome...
Lost in Grub Street
This cocktail bar packs a punch, so to speak. The focus here is on ‘Big Bowls’: huge stainless steel vessels filled with potent punch...
This crisp corner spot with show kitchen and panorama windows is a great day-time destination that turns heads with yummy cooked...
Prussian Pomp information
After the fall of the Wall, the Palast closed instantly because of asbestos contamination. Years of debate resulted in the demolition of the behemoth and the plan to build an exact replica of the Prussian palace shell but with a modern interior. To be called Humboldt Forum , it will shelter art and artefacts from Africa, Asia, Oceania and the Americas currently on display in the far-flung suburb of Dahlem, as well as a library and a research facility. It’s slated to be completed in time for the 25th anniversary of reunification in 2015. For a preview of what’s to come, drop by the Berliner Schloss Infocenter .