Visiting Berlin

Berlin

If your coming to PyData Berlin it's worth considering staying a few days longer and spending some time exploring the city. During the legendary twenties, Berlin was the place that artists and creative minds, pleasure seekers and lovers of culture as well as art and theatre fans from around the world all yearned for. The extraordinary breadth and variety of the cultural life shaped the burgeoning metropolis and created an extraordinary mythology; a mythology that still retains its appeal. For recommendations from each of the 12 Berlin districts you can use the visitBerlin app.

History

Berlin has had an eventful history which can be seen at museums like the Deutsches Historisches Museum and the Mauermuseum at Checkpoint Charlie. The Jewish Museum takes a look at 2000 years of German-Jewish history – with all its highs and lows. Various relevant art exhibitions are shown in the building designed by star architect Daniel Libeskind. www.dhm.dewww.mauermuseum.dewww.jmberlin.de

The medium of film, when it was still young, established a long tradition in Berlin with illustrious names from the UFA era, such as Marlene Dietrich, Ernst Lubitsch and Fritz Lang. The Filmmuseum Berlin at Potsdamer Platz takes visitors on a journey through the entire history of German film and includes a permanent exhibition of items from Marlene Dietrich’s estate. www.filmmuseum-berlin.de

Berlin’s eventful history from the Nazi regime to the Berlin Wall has impressed itself upon the soul of the city and, simultaneously, forms part of its appeal. Numerous memorials in the city remind one of these moving events. The “Topography of Terror” documentation centre is one of the most frequently visited places of remembrance and museums in the city. From 1933 to 1945, the most important centres of national-socialist terror were located on this site: the headquarters of the Secret State Police with own “in-house prison”, the SS High Command and the Security Service of the SS and, during the Second World War, the Reich Security Main Office. www.topographie.de

The memorial on the Bernauer Strasse is a place of remembrance of the Berlin Wall (1961-1989) and its victims. Between the districts of Wedding and Mitte, an example of a section of the Berlin Wall has been rebuilt on the former border strip. The memorial also includes the Berlin Wall Documentation Centre and the Chapel of Reconciliation. The German Resistance Memorial Centre, the former Stasi prison at Hohenschönhausen and the former Stasi headquarters show the story of a city that was once divided. www.berliner-mauer-gedenkstaette.de, www.gdw-berlin.dewww.stasimuseum.de, www.stiftung-hsh.de, www.chronik-der-mauer.de

Eat and Drink

In addition to Berlin’s starred restaurants, there is always something new to discover: Street food parties in historic market halls and culinary sightseeing tours are popular. International gastronomy trends in Berlin architecture: The street food markets are creative, international, and trendy. Markthalle Neun in Kreuzberg has a variety of events for every day of the week www.markthalleneun.de On Sundays, fans of trendy and regional snacks visit „Streetfood auf Achse“ (Street food on tour) at Kulturbrauerei in Prenzlauer Berg. At the market, visitors buy their meals from food trucks which sell experimental, trendy, traditional, and regional food. The chefs will gladly give more information about their food and its origins www.streetfoodaufachse.de PyData Berlin 2016 had a closing party at „Streetfood auf Achse“ and we highly recommend it.


Beer gardens


Tiergarten:

Café am neuen See
130 inside, 1300 outside
Lichtensteinallee 2
10787 Berlin (Tiergarten)
Tel.: +49 (0) 30 – 254 493 0
www.cafeamneuensee.de


Kreuzberg:

Golgatha – Biergarten am Kreuzberg
50 inside, 800 outside
Im Viktoriapark
10965 Berlin (Kreuzberg)
Tel.: +49 (0) 30 -785 245 3
www.golgatha-berlin.de


Prenzlauer Berg:

Prater Biergarten
150 inside, 600 outside
Kastanienallee 7-9
10435 Berlin (Prenzlauer Berg)
Tel.: +49 (0) 30 - 448 568 8
www.pratergarten.de


Bars/Clubs:

Sisyphos Berlin
sisyphos-berlin.net
Hauptstraße 15,
10317 Berlin


Kreuzberg
Club der Visionäre
Am Flutgraben 1
12435 Berlin
www.clubdervisionaere.com


Friedrichshain
Salon Zur wilden Renate
Alt-Stralau 70
10245 Berlin S
www.renate.cc

Arena Berlin
Arena Berlin Betriebs GmbH
Eichenstraße 4
12435 Berlin
www.arena.berlin

Watergate
Falckensteinstraße 49
10997 Berlin
www.water-gate.de


Potsdamer Straße 58
10785 Berlin
www.40seconds.de


German Restaurants

Kreuzberg

Brauhaus Südstern
180 in restaurant, 140 in beer garden
Hasenheide 69
10967 Berlin Kreuzberg
Tel.: +49 (0) 30 – 690 016 24
www.brauhaus-suedstern.de


Mitte

Brauhaus Lemke
230 in restaurant, 120 on terrace
Luisenplatz 1
10585 Berlin Charlottenburg
Tel.: +49 (0) 30 – 308 789 79
www.lemke.de

Augustiner am Gendarmenmarkt
Charlottenstraße 55 (Ecke Jägerstraße)
10117 Berlin
www.augustiner-braeu-berlin.de

Hofbräuhaus
Karl-Liebknecht-Str. 30,
10178 Berlin
http://www.hofbraeu-wirtshaus.de/berlin/


Craft Beer

BRLO Brauhaus
Schöneberger Str. 16,
10963 Berlin
www.brlo.de


Hops and Barley
Wühlischstr. 22/23
10245 Berlin
www.hopsandbarley.eu

IPA Bar
Karl-Marx Strasse 195
12055 Berlin

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