Berlin Guide: Inside itinerary

Atrium at the Hotel Adlon.Photo: Mark Arbeit

Where To Stay Regent Schlosshotel
Designed by Karl Lagerfeld, it’s Berlin’s only five-star hotel (doubles from $250). Hotel Adlon
Centrally located on Unter den Linden, in the shadow of the Brandenburg Gate (doubles from $320). Art’otel Mitte
Each room in this small hotel features works by painter Georg Baselitz (doubles from $130).

Paris Bar on Kantstrasse.Photo: Mark Arbeit

Where To Eat Paris Bar
Kantstrasse 152
It’s the Elaine’s of West Berlin, with solid French food. Monsieur Vuong
Alte Schönhauser Strasse 46
A French-Vietnamese restaurant with a view of East Berlin’s hip young things, both inside and outside the windows. Mao Thai

Wörther Strasse 30
Walk down the Fasanenstrasse and settle in at this peaceful, antique-filled Thai restaurant.

Where To Shop Claudia Skoda
Alte Schönhauser Strasse 35
Local designer Claudia Skoda delivers edgy clothes you won’t find outside Berlin. Quartier 206
Friedrichstrasse 71
With ornate Art Deco staircases, this elegant, high-end department store pays lots of attention to the tourist who prefers Dior and Yves Saint Laurent. Stilwerk
Kantstrasse 19
Bring a little Bauhaus back to your house from this four-story shopping center devoted to modern furniture.

The nightclub E-Werk.Photo: Jens Rotzsch/Ostkreuz

Nightlife WMF Club
Schillingstrasse and Karl-Marx-Allee
Perhaps the strongest lineup in Berlin, from minimal-techno label Kompakt to Berlin’s flavor of the moment, BPitch Control. Ostgut
Mühlenstrasse 26–30
Sprawling, two-tiered space near the crumbling remnants of the Berlin Wall; hosts top-notch house-music nights. Sternradio
Alexanderplatz 5
This boxy club is home to big-name D.J.’s like Juan Atkins and local favorites like Tobi Neumann. NBI
Schönhauser Allee 157
Tiny, sixties-themed lounge with one of the best nights in the city: “Casiotone,” a Tuesday-night party of ambient music.

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Galleries Camera Work
Kantstrasse 149
Artists like Rankin and Ruben Toledo show in this tranquil Charlottenburg space. Eigen + Art
Auguststrasse 26
A comprehensive roster of interesting German and Eastern European shows. Kunst-WerkeAuguststrasse 69
Directed by the chief curator at P.S.1. Currently on display: “Mexico City: An Exhibition About the Exchange Rates of Bodies and Values.”Architecture Jewish Museum
9–14 Lindenstrasse
Designed by a Jewish-American architect, the museum houses a permanent exhibition on the history of Berlin’s Jews.
Jewish Museum Website The Reichstag
Platz der Republik
The 1894 building has been burned down, bombed, wrapped up by Christo, and, finally, renovated by Sir Norman Foster. Bauhaus-Archiv
Klingelhöferstrasse 14
Make sense of West Berlin’s mid-century modern gems with a visit to the Bauhaus-Archiv.
Bauhaus-Archiv WebsiteSight-Seeing Must-Sees The Brandenburg Gate
Pariser Platz, Unter den Linden
The symbolic and literal center of the reunified city is undergoing a face-lift. Checkpoint Charlie Museum
Freidrichstrasse 43–44
Worth it for the detailed accounts of escape efforts and an incredibly moving documentary on the events of 1989. Museumsinsel
With five museums, the Berlin Cathedral, and the Lustgarten, this island in the Spree is the densest of Berlin’s historical sites. Stasi Museum
Ruschestrasse 103
Don’t miss the office of infamous Stasi chief Erich Mielke and the various bugs employed to spy on East German citizens, at the former headquarters of the GDR’s secret police.

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Berlin Guide: Inside itinerary