Berlin, Germany

A friend of Au Courant’s recently went to Berlin and gave us some great recommendations for hotels, restaurants, activities and shopping.

Hotel Zoo

Hotel Zoo


Hotel Zoo

Just like the name, this hotel is fun, hip and has amazing breakfast and a great bar.

Hotel Adlon Kampinski

Located right next to Brandenberg gates, this hotel is fancy and elegant.

Hotel Rome

If you’re looking for something a bit more traditional, this hotel is beautiful and had the best concierge ever.


Katz Orange

Tucked away in Potsdamer Platz, this is a very cool, casual, of-the-moment restaurant with the freshest veggies and interesting but yummy dishes.


This is a delicious sushi (yes, sushi, in Berlin!) restaurant with a lively atmosphere.

Grill Royal

This see and be seen steak house has a 2,000+ bottle cellar and wine sommelier from California!

Tim Raue

Tim Raue

Tim Raue

Highly recommended if you’re a big foodie and are okay with a set menu. Tim Raue is a famous chef in Berlin and this restaurant is totally worth it.


Known for great bagels in Central Berlin.


This is a great famous Jewish deli inside a former girls school in east Berlin. It’s a great area to walk around in as well.

Pauly Saal

Also located inside of the former girls school in east Berlin, this is a foodie-friendly, exquisite, prix fixe restaurant worth trying.

Night Kitchen

Located in Mitte, this is a rustic, casual, boisterous, fun mediterranean restaurant and bar.

Cecconi's Berlin

A fun Italian restaurant located in the Soho House building. Cecconi’s has outposts in West Hollywood, Miami, Istanbul, London, Barcelona and DUMBO and New York.


Located on top of the 25Hours Hotel with a stunning view of the city serving shared plates of mediterranean food.


An intimate Japanese restaurant with private booths.

Goldener Hahn

A cozy, neighborhood Italian restaurant in Kreuzberg where the menu changes daily.

Tausend Cantina

Enter this chic Asian-influenced menu restaurant thru an unmarked door under a bridge where they have art installations, a bar and live music. Must be 21.

Casual breakfast/lunch restaurants

Small, friendly and serve great, locally sourced food and coffee!

Halleches Haus

Roamers Coffee and Booze

Common Grounds

Zim and Zucker

Factory Girl

Small wonders

Museum Island

Museum Island


Context tour of berlin Wall

Context is a great company that operates all over the world with super interesting guides and tours. The Berlin Wall tour was fascinating. They accommodate private and group tours.

Museum Island

Literally an island with loads of museums - can’t go wrong!

Berlin Philharmonic

One of the best in the world. You will not be disappointed!

East Side Gallery

A mile long outdoor gallery with political murals painted by artists from around the world in 1990.

Sammlung Boros Gallery

Formerly a bomb shelter built by Hitler, modern art gallery is now owned by the modern art collectors Christian and Karen Boros. They live in a penthouse built on the top of the bunker.

Helmet Newton Foundation Photography Museum

This is a beautiful museum with photographs of Helmut Newton’s work and personal belongings along with other photographers.

Charlottenburg Palace

The largest palace in Berlin dating back to the 17th century.

Urban Nation

Gallery of graffiti art from artists all over the world and the buildings around are covered in street art.


VooStore, Berlin

VooStore, Berlin


Known to be the largest department store (much like Bon Marche in Paris), there are dozens of boutiques inside. They also have an amazing food hall with lots of healthy options like juices, acai bowls and yummy salads.


Chic clothing and accessories store carrying Prada, Miu Miu, Acne and more.

Luiban Papeterie

A stationary and accessories lovers dream.

The Store at Soho House Berlin

A chic cafe, clothing and accessories store. It’s great for people watching!