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Top Choice Memorial in Prenzlauer Berg

Gedenkstätte Berliner Mauer

For an insightful primer on the Berlin Wall, visit this outdoor memorial, which extends for 1.4km along Bernauer Strasse and integrates an original section of Wall, vestiges of the border installations and escape tu…
Top Choice Planetarium in Prenzlauer Berg

Zeiss Grossplanetarium

It was the most advanced planetarium in East Germany at its opening in 1987 and after the recent renovation it has upped the scientific, technology and comfort factor ante once again to become one of the most modern…
Top Choice International in Prenzlauer Berg

Mrs Robinson's

When Israel transplant Ben Zviel and his partner Samina Raza launched their minimalist parlour (white-brick walls, polished wooden tables) in 2016, they added another notch to Berlin's food ladder. The menu is const…
Top Choice Beer Garden in Prenzlauer Berg

Prater Garten

Berlin’s oldest beer garden has seen beer-soaked days and nights since 1837 and is still a charismatic spot for guzzling a custom-brewed Prater pilsner (self-service) beneath the ancient chestnut trees. Kids can rom…
Top Choice Karaoke in Prenzlauer Berg

Bearpit Karaoke

On most summer Sundays, Berlin’s best free entertainment kicks off around 3pm when Joe Hatchiban sets up his custom-made mobile karaoke unit in the Mauerpark’s amphitheatre. As many as 2000 people cram on to the sto…
Top Choice Wine Bar in Prenzlauer Berg

Weinerei Forum

After 8pm, this living-room-style cafe turns into a wine bar that works on the honour principle: you ‘rent’ a wine glass for €2, then help yourself to as much vino as you like and in the end decide what you want to …
Cocktail Bar in Prenzlauer Berg

Bryk Bar

Both vintage and industrial elements contribute to the unhurried, dapper ambience at this darkly lit cocktail lab. Bar chef Frank Grosser whips unusual ingredients into such experimental liquid teasers as the rum-ba…
Vietnamese in Prenzlauer Berg

Umami

A mellow 1950s lounge vibe and an inspired menu of Indochine home cooking divided into 'regular' and 'vegetarian' choices are the main draws of this restaurant with a large sidewalk terrace. Leave room for the cupca…
Fusion in Prenzlauer Berg

W-Der Imbiss

The self-described home of 'indo-mexi-cal-ital' fusion, W is always busy as a beehive with fans of its signature naan pizza freshly baked in the tandoor oven and decorated with anything from avocado to smoked salmon…
German in Prenzlauer Berg

Restaurant Oderberger

This exciting newcomer spreads across three open levels in an industrial-chic ex-boiler room of a public swimming pool. The chef's orchestrations are just as upbeat and tantalising as the decor. The 'Dit is Berlin' …