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Top Choice Club in Friedrichshain

Berghain/Panorama Bar

Only world-class spin-masters heat up this hedonistic bass-junkie hellhole inside a labyrinthine ex-power plant. Hard-edged minimal techno dominates the ex-turbine hall (Berghain) while house dominates at Panorama B…
Top Choice Landmark in Friedrichshain

East Side Gallery

The year was 1989. After 28 years, the Berlin Wall, that grim and grey divider of humanity, finally met its maker. Most of it was quickly dismantled, but along Mühlenstrasse, paralleling the Spree, a 1.3km stretch b…
Top Choice Club in Friedrichshain

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At this gritty multi-floor party pen with lots of nooks and crannies, a steady line-up of top DJs feeds a diverse bunch of revellers dance-worthy electronic gruel. Intense club nights usually segue into the morning …
Top Choice Wine Bar in Friedrichshain

Briefmarken Weine

For dolce vita right on socialist-era Karl-Marx-Allee, head to this charmingly nostalgic Italian wine bar ensconced in a former stamp shop. The original wooden cabinets cradle a hand-picked selection of Italian bott…
Top Choice Park in Friedrichshain

Volkspark Friedrichshain

Berlin’s oldest public park has provided relief from urbanity since 1840, but has been hilly only since the late 1940s, when wartime debris was piled up here to create two 'mountains' – the taller one, Mont Klamott,…
International in Friedrichshain

Michelberger

Ensconced in one of Berlin's hippest hotels, Michelberger makes creative dishes that often combine unusual organic ingredients (eg wild boar with miso, scallops, cabbage and gooseberry). Sit inside the lofty, white-…
Cinema in Friedrichshain

Freiluftkino Friedrichshain

Cradled by Volkspark Friedrichshain, this open-air cinema has seating for 1500 on comfortable benches with backrests, plus a lawn with space for 300 more film fans. A kiosk sells drinks and snacks, and you're free t…
Club in Friedrichshain

Suicide Circus

Resident and visiting hipsters hungry for an eclectic techno shower invade this mid-size dancing den with its industrial warehouse feel, top-notch sound system and consistently capable DJs. In summer, watch the star…
Cafe in Friedrichshain

Silo Coffee

If you've greeted the day with bloodshot eyes, get back in gear at this Aussie-run coffee and breakfast joint favoured by Friedrichshain's hip and expat. Beans from Fjord coffee roasters ensure possibly the best fla…
Live Music in Friedrichshain

Mercedes-Benz Arena

The jewel among Berlin’s multiuse indoor venues, this 17,000-seat arena regularly welcomes entertainment royalty such as Depeche Mode, Rihanna and Beyoncé. It's also home turf for the city’s professional ice-hockey …