Berlin’s diversity is reflected in every conceivable context – not only in culture but also in cuisine, for example. It has something for every taste and budget. Enjoy everything from a sausage at “Curry 36” to molecular cuisine at a Michelin-starred restaurant, or simply order a Berlin crepe (Pfannkuchen) to go… Shopping for food is also an enjoyable experience, whether it’s at your local organic grocery store or the legendary Kaufhaus des Westens (KaDeWe). Berlin offers everything from A to Z.
From high culture to subculture
The charm of Berlin lies in its blend! Berliners love their opera houses, the Konzerthaus, the Philharmonie, theatres and museums as much as they do their storefront galleries, “trash revues” and (illegal) clubs. The population doesn’t fall neatly into categories like bourgeois concert-goers or hip trend-setters. On the contrary: someone who was dancing to Elektro Beats last night might be attending the Philharmonie today.
Architectural trip through time
Visitors marvel at the magnificent structures of Berlin’s Prussian past, such as the Brandenburg Gate and Unter den Linden boulevard. The city attracts not only architectural history buffs, but also fans of classical modernism with its many examples of New Objectivity (Neue Sachlichkeit). New buildings are being designed and constructed all the time, with major projects at regular intervals. Contemporary architectural masterpieces include Potsdamer Platz and the government quarter (Regierungsviertel), which show that Berlin holds its own among great cities the world over.