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Top Choice International in Scheunenviertel

Katz Orange

With its gourmet, organic 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 faves as Duroc pork that's been slo…
Top Choice Gallery in Scheunenviertel

Sammlung Boros

This Nazi-era bunker shelters one of Berlin's finest private contemporary art collections. Advertising guru Christian Boros acquired the behemoth in 2003 and converted it into a shining beacon of art. Book online (w…
Top Choice Museum in Scheunenviertel

Museum für Naturkunde

Fossils and minerals don’t quicken your pulse? Well, how about Tristan, one of the best-preserved Tyrannosaurus rex skeletons in the world, or the 12m-high Brachiosaurus branchai, the world's largest mounted dino sk…
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 Club in Scheunenviertel

Clärchens Ballhaus

Yesteryear is right now at this late, great 19th-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…
Top Choice German in Scheunenviertel

Pauly Saal

Since taking the helm at this Michelin-starred outpost, Arne Anker has given the cuisine a youthful and lighter edge while still following the seasonal-regional credo. Only multicourse menus are served, even at lunc…
Top Choice Synagogue in Scheunenviertel

Neue Synagoge

The gleaming gold dome of the Neue Synagoge is the most visible symbol of Berlin’s revitalised Jewish community. The 1866 original was Germany's largest synagogue but its modern incarnation is not so much a house of…
Top Choice Museum in Scheunenviertel

Hamburger Bahnhof – Museum für Gegenwart

Berlin's contemporary art showcase opened in 1996 in an old railway station, whose loft and grandeur are a great backdrop for this Aladdin's cave of paintings, installations, sculptures and video art. Changing exhib…
Top Choice Vietnamese in Scheunenviertel

Chèn Chè

In this exotic Vietnamese tearoom you can settle down in the charming Zen garden or beneath the hexagonal chandelier made from the torn pages of a herbal medicine book. The compact menu features healthy and meticulo…
Top Choice Cocktail Bar in Scheunenviertel

Buck and Breck

Liquid maestro Gonçalo de Sousa Monteiro and his team treat grown-up patrons to libational flights of fancy in their clandestine cocktail salon with classic yet friendly flair. Historical concoctions are a strength,…