germany :: berlin :: general
Posted 18 June 2007 - 09:57 AM
I suggets you go get one of the free magazines that are laying around in most coffee shops - and ask the people for the hippest party tonight..it always changes - and there' s always a new trendy place...
If you want to relax for a few minutes - take a boot ride - they start right at the Reichstag - the weather is great for that..
Shopping fancy - Kudamm
Shopping alternative - Prenzlauer Berg / Kreuzberg ( you might run into people smoking dope in the middle of the day in a coffee shop or bar...get out of there before 12 pm.......)
Posted 19 June 2007 - 08:04 AM
I posted some shopping info a while ago in another thread (crosspost-quote):
Mitte would be the obvious destination for superfuture people. The Hackescher Markt is busy with tourists but still pleasent with lots of shops, bars and restaurants. Check out Rosa-Luxemburgstrasse, Műnzstrasse, Alte Schonhauserstrasse and Mulakstrasse for the most interesting spots. Here are some that might be worth checking out:
Belleville (Rosa-Luxembourgstrasse 27) - a conceptstore selling clothes, magazines, books and music.
Eisdieler (Muntzstrasse) - this former ice parlour has been taken over by five independent Berlin desingers selling a combination of second-hand clothes and stuff done by independent Berlin designers
Andreas Murkudis (Munzstrasse 21) - next to Eisdieler, selling Kostas Murkudis, Dirk Schonenberger, Frank Leder, Pulver, Y-3, Margiela et al.
Apartmentstore (Memhardstrasse 8) - another concept store selling labels like Bernhard Willhelm, Surface 2 Air, Marc Jacobs and some Berlin-based designers like Kaviar Gauche and Macqua. Be on the lookout for social events for fashion die-hards at this location.
Villa Caprice (Dirckenstrasse) - a bar where everything you see is for sale.. (well, almost everything). Again, plenty of stuff by Berlin designers in the back.
Moving on to Prenzlauerberg.. for less cutting edge and more vintage/thrift shopping. Concentrate on Kastanienallee, Oderberger Strasse and Schoenhauser Allee for vintage shopping and weird stuff:
Freistil (Oderbergerstrasse 6) - London/Berlin-based designer stuff combined with vintage clothing. Interesting smells.
Skunk Funk Store (Kastanienallee) - Many (European) Streetwear-esque labels like Basque, Encore and the like.
Flea markets! The market in the Mauerpark (end of Oldenbergstrasse) is a definite must see. Retro furniture, clothing, vinyl and junk sold by Berliner leute. Very DDR. Loads of fun! It's on every sunday during the summer months. Ask the shop owners in the area if it's on yet because I'm not sure. If Mauerpark market is still closed, you can head towards Arkonaplatz. It's smaller, but open during the winter months as well.
Another option (not in that area) is the market at Boxhagener Platz in Friedrichshain. I don't think it gets any more DDR than this. The surrounding area is a bit less appealing (=less bars and shops), but it's open all winter as well.
Berlin probably has the best nightlife in ... the universe. Clubs are dirty, underground and open until late. The ones that matter right now are Postbahnhof, Berghain (and its Panorama Bar), Watergate, RAW, Maria am Ostbahnhof (my favorite), Cassiopeia and the punk-oriented Supamolly.
Posted 25 September 2007 - 06:26 PM
-Accommodation- Is it better to stay in a cheap hostel or rent an apartment?
-Clubs- the best, the most secret, the most minimal techno....
-Restaurants/Cafes- cheap ones, but with good food
Posted 02 November 2007 - 10:23 AM
basically everything and anything interesting.
Posted 02 November 2007 - 01:25 PM
Posted 05 November 2007 - 10:19 PM
Go to Panorama, it is a very special club (considered gay but everyone goes) and has the reputation of being wild.
panorama bar / berghain
enough said. those are the best 3 in germany.
Posted 09 November 2007 - 07:31 AM
Posted 10 November 2007 - 04:40 AM
Lots more cool stuff in Berlin, I will write more when I find the time.
Posted 10 November 2007 - 05:23 AM
For clubbing: It really depends on the night, and that is why you have to check those magazines. Some clubs are open only once a week or once every two weeks for special events. Besides the Berghaim/Panorama, which always has an impressive lineup of djs and is always crowded (though sat. is better than fri.), everything else is sort of mediocre unless they have a good night. Weekend has a great view of berlin since it is on the 15th floor. Generally, the nightlife is a little better in the summer since the clubs on the river (bar 25, ect) are open...I think they are closed for the year now, though.
For great shopping, just check out the guide superfuture has; it's fairly complete! oh! For a great coffee/cake break, go to Rochstrasse in mitte--there is a cute little cafe in there!
Have fun in my favorite city!
Posted 12 November 2007 - 04:39 PM
My only regret about my time in Berlin is when my friends and I were too drunk to be allowed into Weekend; it was highly embarrassing.
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Posted 21 July 2008 - 06:56 PM
than you have to go to the turkish market at the maybachufer on tuesday and friday from 12 to 18:30
and the market at the winterfeldtplatz on wednesday 8-13 and saturday 8-16 (tim's is right across the street)
you have to try the original berlin currywurst at konoppkes which is located under the metro station eberswalder straße (u2)
on 26.07.08 you have to go to the panaroma bar where heathrob is playing. www.berghain.de
have fun in berlin
Posted 21 July 2008 - 07:40 PM
also of course zoologischer garten/kurfürstendamm.
Posted 21 July 2008 - 08:09 PM
Neue Schönhauser Strasse 13
Posted 22 July 2008 - 09:49 AM
Favourite quote from when I was in Berlin with Berliner:
Me: "So we can just drink in the street?"
Him: "It's a free country isn't it, you can't in Canada?"
Posted 07 August 2008 - 01:19 AM
- Studio D'Artisan
- Atelier La Durance
- Red Wings
- Atelier La Durance
Buttenheim Levis Store
Neue Schönhauser Str. 15
- Lee Gold
- Sugar Cane
- ;-) Acne
Lee Flagstore Berlin
Alte Schönhauser Straße 38
- Lee Gold
All within 2 minutes walking distance !
Posted 08 August 2008 - 04:08 PM
Neue Schönhauser Strasse 13
Denim (and more, mainly not listed here):
- 7 For All Mankind
- Blue Blood
- Citizens Of Humanity
- Double M
- Earnest Sewn
- Gilded Age
- Jean Shop
- Levi's (all)
- Red Wing
- PF Flyers
(Just an add-on to Juan's post - incredible store and stock!)
Posted 10 August 2008 - 08:59 AM
Reich und Schön
Dennewitzstraße 37, Berlin, Germany 10785
Posted 14 October 2008 - 12:02 PM
I'm going to Berlin in a week or two and staying there for 3-4 days. I think I have things mostly covered up. I know what to see, where to go and eat, where to stay etc. But I heard there should be a lot of cool vintageshops in Berlin too, but I haven't really been able to find any info on those. Can any of you help me out here? Thanks!
Posted 05 November 2008 - 10:19 PM
I live in France but I plan to go to work a moment in Berlin next year.
So I look for people who can tell me about the life in the city, the foreigners at work...In fact all about Berlin.
Posted 05 November 2008 - 10:50 PM
Posted 05 November 2008 - 11:19 PM
I would like to know what is the relationship of germans and especially berliners with foreign workers. How do they hire foreigners?
I would like to work in the retail and maybe some people could tell me the importance of the german language in this sector: do they hire bilingual people? Is fluent german enough?
Finally, I know Berlin is definitely a place to visit, but is it a place to live?