BERLIN

PAOLA EKERMANN

24 HRS INSIDER GUIDE

 

After falling in love with Italy while studying at Bocconi University in Milan, Paola discovered Berlin: what she imagines New York City was like 30 years ago. Living in the hipster capital since September 2017, she works at Formlabs, a startup that manufactures 3D printers. She is a jack of all trades and master of none, loving tech, music, gastronomy, fashion and traveling. Fluent in 5 languages and appreciative of everything from high end to laid-back environments, Paola gives her special insight into the best spots to check out in town.
 

EAT

ANITA BERBER
cocktails - live DJ - elegant

Named after a famous actress, socialite and dancer of the early 1900s, grab a sophisticated cocktail and dance the night away giving into all of life’s temptations like Anita Berber. 

 

KLUNKERKRANICH
rooftop - view - secret spot
€€
Take the elevator to the fifth floor and view Berlin from above the treetops with a beer and a simple German snack.

 

KATZ ORANGE
restaurant - homemade - German
€€-€€€
Follow the artsy crowd into this brewery turned restaurant and taste the freshness of the local premium products. I recommend Pork Duroc, a meat specialty roasted for 12 hours and served in homemade gravy.

 

HASIR
family-run - Mediterranean - cozy
€€-€€€
Chow down on the best kebabs in Berlin grilled by the 5 Aygün brothers and their children for over 30 years. 

 

OMONI
restaurant - sushi - laidback
€€-€€€
Sit back and relax in this minimalistic Japanese restaurant with plates of freshly caught fish rolled precisely into delicious sushi. 

 

PAKOLAT
cafe - sweet treats - cozy
€€ - €€€
Instantly greeted by the warm scents of coffee and cocoa roasting, enjoy the cosy ambiance while trying sweets from a vast selection of homemade cakes made from family recipes.

 

DISTRIKT CAFE
brunch - post-industrial - healthy
€€-€€€
If you need a morning pick me up, visit this townhouse disguised cafe and enjoy freshly squeezed juices paired with staple brunch dishes.

 

DRINK

 

ODESSA
bar - music - modern
€€-€€€
Stop for after dinner drinks at this local Berlin favorite bar with top-notch cocktails, clean modern feels, and popular tunes.

 

EXPERIENCE

 

NAZIONALGALLERIE
museum - art gallery - art from the past
Admire great masterpieces from Monet to Renoir in this beautiful museum which resembles a Greco-Roman temple. 

 

KONIG GALLERIE
art gallery - historic - artsy
Visit this brutalist 1960s church that has been transformed into an unconventional art hub hosting various artists’ collections. 

 

GHOST YOGA
unusual - modern - laidback
In an old industrial building turned into a beautiful yoga studio, participate in a class to relax the mind and spirit. 

 

MAUERPARK
market - unusual - live music
Stroll through this large and lively flea market filled with great musicians and food trucks with food from all over the world!

 

PARTY

 

OHM
nightclub - live DJ - modern

Strut into this intimate club located in the battery room of an obsolete heat and power plant, and listen to DJs play great beats.

 

KLUB DER VISIONNARE
club - day party - view
€€-€€€
One of the rare places in Berlin where you can be sure that your whole group will get in. In the summer, enjoy the sunshine on the patio overlooking the river while dancing or indulging in a savory dinner upstairs. 

 

STAY

SOHO HOUSE
boutique hotel - five stars - elegant
€€€
Relax for the night at this luxurious hotel with furnished suites, a cowshed spa, a rooftop pool, and eat and drink at their full service restaurant and bar.

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