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Top Choice Palace in City West & Charlottenburg

Schloss Charlottenburg

Charlottenburg Palace is one of Berlin's few sites that still reflect the one-time grandeur of the Hohenzollern clan, which ruled the region from 1415 to 1918. Originally a petite summer retreat, it grew into an exq…
Top Choice French in City West & Charlottenburg

Restaurant Faubourg

At this Sofitel hotel's château-worthy French restaurant, head chef Felix Mielke applies punctilious artisanship to top-notch regional ingredients, creating intensely flavoured and beautifully plated dishes. For max…
Top Choice Cocktail Bar in City West & Charlottenburg

Bar am Steinplatz

Christian Gentemann's liquid playground at the art deco Hotel am Steinplatz was crowned 'Hotel Bar of the Year' in 2016 and 2017, and for good reason The drinks are simply sensational and the ambience a perfect blen…
Top Choice German in City West & Charlottenburg

Restaurant am Steinplatz

The 1920s get a 21st-century makeover at this stylish outpost with an open kitchen, where chef Nicholas Hahn and team create dishes with technique and passion. The menu takes diners on a culinary romp around Germany…
Top Choice Italian in City West & Charlottenburg

Mine Restaurant

Italian restaurants may be a dime a dozen but Mine's decor, menu and service all blend together as perfectly as a Sicilian stew. The Berlin outpost of Russian TV celebrity chef Aram Mnatsakanov, it presents feistily…
Top Choice International in City West & Charlottenburg

Schwein

This casual fine-dining lair delivers the perfect trifecta – fabulous food, wine and long drinks. Order the multicourse menu to truly experience the genius of kitchen champion Christopher Kümper, who creates globall…
Top Choice Homewares in City West & Charlottenburg

Manufactum

Long before sustainable became a buzzword, this shop (the brainchild of a German Green Party member) stocked traditionally made quality products from around the world, many of which have stood the test of time. Cool…
Top Choice Cafe in City West & Charlottenburg

Kuchenladen

Even size-0 locals can't resist the siren call of this classic cafe whose homemade cakes are like works of art wrought from flour, sugar and cream. From cheesecake to carrot cake to the ridiculously rich Sacher Tort…
Top Choice Zoo in City West & Charlottenburg

Zoo Berlin

Berlin's zoo holds a triple record as Germany's oldest (since 1844), most species-rich and most popular animal park. Top billing at the moment goes to a pair of bamboo-devouring pandas on loan from China. The menage…
Palace in City West & Charlottenburg

Schloss Charlottenburg - Neuer Flügel

The palace’s most beautiful rooms are the flamboyant private chambers of Frederick the Great, designed in 1746 by the period's star architect Georg Wenzeslaus von Knobelsdorff. Standouts include the confection-like …