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Berlin's Culture-Rich Neighborhoods

WL/staff Insider Berlin

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Two neighborhoods once split by the wall—the fashionably gentrified Mitte and the gritty, bohemian Kreuzberg—are brimming with creative energy, a thriving arts scene, and stylish hotels. Read the article

Destinations: Berlin · Mitte · Tiergarten

Hotels (5)

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    Hotel de Rome

    The Rocco Forte group typically makes magic out of run-down but exquisitely situated properties, like Brown’s Hotel in London and the Hotel de Russ

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    Hotel Riehmers Hofgarten

    Housed inside an upscale, repurposed, 19th-century apartment building, the Reihmers Hofgarten has 22 exclusive guestrooms and one suite. The hotel’

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    Hotel Hackescher Markt

    Located just five minutes from the city's famous Museum Island and in the midst of the bustling shopping and dining district of the same name, the

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    Hotel Adlon Kempinski Berlin

    Sitting in the shadow of the Brandenburg Gate, the Hotel Adlon Kempinski is one of Berlin’s most historic and luxurious hotels. Originally built in

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    Sofitel am Gendarmenmarkt

    Berlin’s first boutique hotel sits in what proprietor Tini Countess Rothkirch says is “the most beautiful spot in the city”—directly across from Ge

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Restaurants (3)

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    Lutter & Wegner

    A popular, Austrian-themed eatery overlooking the Gendarmenmarkt, Lutter & Wegner serves a menu largely composed of Austrian cuisine, including gam

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    Restaurant Maxwell

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    Vau

    A Michelin Star recipient, VAU opened in the Mitte district in 1997. The restaurant, located near the Gendarmenmarkt, serves the traditional German

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Activities (12)

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    Pro qm

    Located near Rosa-Luxemburg Platz, Pro QM is arguably one of the most unique and influential bookstores in Berlin. The store houses an inventory of

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    Bauhaus Archive

    Walter Gropius’s 1919 Bauhaus Manifesto championed the synergy of art and craftsmanship in design—and the sleek, beautifully made merchandise offer

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    Trippen

    Founded by Michael Oehler and Angela Spieth in 1992, Trippen is committed to producing and selling sustainable, environmentally-friendly, and funct

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    Departmentstore Quartier 206

    Located in Friedrichstraße 71, Departmentstore Quartier 206 was founded by Anne Maria Jagdfeld in 1997 and has become one of Berlin’s premier shopp

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    Martin-Gropius-Bau

    Housed inside an 1881 building designed by its namesake, Martin-Gropius-Bau hosts a variety of exhibitions related to art and culture. Exhibits at

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    Barbara Weiss

    Located on Kohlfurter Strasse, the Barbara Weiss Gallery was established in 1992 and showcases the pieces of German and international artists. The

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    Max Hetzler

    Over the past few decades, Galerie Max Hetzler has established itself as one of Berlin’s most important and successful art galleries. The gallery,

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    KW Institute for Contemporary Art

    More gallery and “art lab” than museum, the KW Institute for Contemporary Art was established in the 1990’s to foster creative expression and suppo

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    German Historical Museum

    Founded in 1987, the German Historical Museum is located in two buildings. The first, the historic Zeughaus, was built between 1695 and 1730 and ho

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    Bode Museum

    One of the five museums on Berlin’s Museum Island, the Bode Museum opened in 1904. The museum is renowned for its Museum of Byzantine Art, as well

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    Gemäldegalerie

    Located in Tiergarten, the Gemäldegalerie is one of the most highly regarded museums in Germany. The museum’s collection, founded in 1830, contains

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    Victoria Bar

    Located near Potsdamer Platz, the retro-inspired Victoria Bar has become a favorite haunt for locals looking to escape the harried city life. Insid

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