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German in Museumsinsel & Alexanderplatz

With its folksy Old Berlin charm, this rustic eatery has been an enduring hit since 1621 and has fed everyone from Napoleon to Beethoven to Angela Merkel. Although the restaurant is now tourist-geared, the food quality is reassuringly high when it comes to such local rib-stickers as grilled pork knuckle or meatballs in caper sauce.

In winter the seats around the green-tiled stove are the cosiest. Note that hot meals are not served between 3pm and 6pm.