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Top Choice Gallery in Scheunenviertel

Sammlung Boros

This Nazi-era bunker presents one of Berlin's finest private contemporary art collections, amassed by advertising guru Christian Boros who acquired the behemoth in 2003. A third selection of works went live in May 2…
Top Choice Museum in Scheunenviertel

Museum für Naturkunde

Fossils and minerals don’t quicken your pulse? Well, how about Tristan, the T-Rex? His skeleton is among the best-preserved in the world and, along with the 12m-high Brachiosaurus branchai, part of the Jurassic supe…
Top Choice Club in Scheunenviertel

Clärchens Ballhaus

Yesteryear is now at this early-20th-century dance hall where groovers and grannies hoof it across the parquet without even a touch of irony. There are different sounds nightly – salsa to swing, tango to disco – and…
Top Choice Cocktail Bar in Scheunenviertel

Buck & Breck

Liquid maestro Gonçalo de Sousa Monteiro and his baseball-cap wearing team treat grown-up patrons to libational flights of fancy in their clandestine cocktail salon with classic yet friendly flair. Historical short …
Top Choice Historic Site in Scheunenviertel

Hackesche Höfe

The Hackesche Höfe is the largest and most famous of the courtyard ensembles peppered throughout the Scheunenviertel. Built in 1907, the eight interlinked Höfe reopened in 1996 with a congenial mix of cafes, galleri…
Top Choice Museum in Scheunenviertel

Hamburger Bahnhof – Museum für Gegenwart

Berlin's contemporary art showcase opened in 1996 in an old railway station, whose grandeur is a great backdrop for this Aladdin's cave of paintings, installations, sculptures and video art. Changing exhibits span t…
Top Choice Japanese in Scheunenviertel

Zenkichi

Romance runs high at this lantern-lit basement izakaya (Japanese pub), which serves faithfully executed gourmet Japanese fare and premium sake in cosy alcoves with black-lacquer tables shielded by bamboo blinds for …
Top Choice Bar in Scheunenviertel

Strandbar Mitte

A full-on view of the Spree River and the majestic Bode-Museum combines with a relaxed ambience at Germany's first beach bar (since 2002). A stint here is great for balancing a surfeit of sightseeing stimulus with a…
Top Choice International in Scheunenviertel

Katz Orange

With its holistic farm-to-table menu, stylish country flair and top-notch cocktails, the 'Orange Cat' hits a gastro grand slam. It will have you purring for such perennial favourites as Duroc pork that's been slow-r…
Top Choice Food in Scheunenviertel

Bonbonmacherei

The aroma of peppermint and liquorice wafts through this old-fashioned basement candy kitchen whose owners use antique equipment and time-tested and modern recipes to churn out such souvenir-worthy treats as their s…