Welcome to Welge Travel Report's Berlin city guide. WTR's Berlin map shows you the location of the Brandenburg Gate, Museum Island and Schloss Charlottenburg.
WTR's Carlota Cuisine describes the signature dish at Monsieur Vuong and what to order at Hackescher Hof . Then it's off to Dresden.
Welge Travel Report Notables in Berlin
Getting around in Berlin
Public Transportation in Berlin
The Berlin underground (U-Bahn) is one of the most modern systems in all of Europe and the most extensive public transport network of its type in Germany.
Its nine lines extend a total of 151.7 kilometers, and serve 170 stations. The Berlin underground system is used by more than one million people every day.
WTR's Tommy Transit suggests getting the Berlin Welcome Card (berlin-welcomecard.com). It's good for public transportation and has discounts for 200+ museums and attractions.
Taxis - You can flag down a free cab. A taxi is free if its roof sign is lit up. There are also taxi ranks all over the city, with taxis waiting for you or with taxi-call points for requesting pick-up.
People Watching in Berlin
WTR's Francois Flaneur's best places for "PW" are Potsdamer Platz or Hasenschanke.
Beverages in Berlin
Our Larry Lager notes beverage possibilities are: Ayran (a salty Turkish yogurt drink), Cidre (alcoholic apple juice), Diesel (beer and coke) and Schorle (fruit juice and sparkling water).
Dining in Berlin
Our Carlota Cuisine advises you not to miss Lutter & Wagner - L & D: Daily, Weinhaus Huth, Alte Potsdamer Str 5, 030 20 29 54 15
Start with the potato soup with Viennese sausage or the house salad with goat cheese and dried fruit chutney.
Their signature dishes are the Wiener Schnitzel with cucumber salad and home fries or their Sauerbraten with cabbage and mashed potatoes.
Dessert is apple strudel with bourbon vanilla sauce. Your wine is the '10 Spatburgunder Sankt Paul Grobes Gewachs.
Nightlife/Entertainment in Berlin
WTR's Shauna Showtime says West Berlin is the favored hangout of a wealthier and older crowd, while East Berlin and Kreuzberg are where you’ll find the action.
Exchange Rates (http://www.x-rates.com/)
Shopping in Berlin
Our Shari Shopper says KaDeWe - M-Th: 10-8, F: 10-9, Sa: 9:30-8, Su: 1-6, Tauentizienstrasse 21-24, 49 30 21210, is the best place to go for exclusive shopping. A massive 60,000 sq. meters in size with the best in international brands!
Shari's must-see is the legendary delicacies department on the sixth floor.
Diagonally across from the Kaiser-Wilhelm memorial church
The Europa Center - Tauentzienstrasse 9-12, 49 30 2649 7940, is the best shopping-center of Berlin. Almost 100 shops, numerous restaurants and a spacious cinema complex invite you to discover this shopping mall.
Recognition for Berlin
We extend special thanks to the people who manage and/or own the institutions, museums and restaurants featured in our guides. In some instances we have relied on their descriptions and photos.
Lagniappe for Berlin
WTR's Ernie Exhibit provides information on special current exhibitions for our featured museums. For instance the The Bode Museum
Now through January 31, 2019 see Two Camels and a Saint
Late in the 4th century CE, the tomb of Saint Menas developed into one of the major pilgrimage sites of Late Antiquity – Abu Mina, just outside of Alexandria. Until its destruction during the period of Persian occupation in the early 7th century, countless believers from across the entire Roman Empire made the pilgrimage. Afterwards, a new township emerged upon the rubble of the former city.
Students from the Egyptology Seminar at the Freie Universität Berlin report on the adventurous rediscovery of the pilgrimage site in the early 20th century, and present its most important buildings and selected architectural sculptures, pilgrim’s souvenirs and everyday objects from Abu Mina from the collection of the Museum für Byzantinische Kunst.