In the past ten years, Berlin has become Europe’s third most-visited city. We aim to show you the very best parts of it. This urban metropolis features modern iconic structures and buildings that date back to the 15th century, but Berlin offers more than its breathtaking architecture. Love coffee? The specialty coffee scene is thriving here. Want to explore the city through a culinary itinerary? Our guide features numerous beloved restaurants, including vegan ones. Read on to discover the city’s hidden gems, from design and entertainment to gourmet food!
Sofi is an artisan bakery you should visit for more than just delicious baked goods. Located in a restored brick building in the Mitte district, this cozy and welcoming bakery features a minimalist interior with a rustic vibe. Inside, you’ll have plenty of seating options, with a communal table also available. The freshly baked offerings should make any foodie drool, as Sofi uses traditional low-intervention baking methods and organic ingredients sourced locally and from Northern European farmers.
Opened by Vadim Otto Ursus, a young chef who has traveled the world and has worked at several renowned restaurants, Otto will introduce you to new flavors. The restaurant offers an inspired menu that showcases the chef’s ingenious creations. Expect to be delighted by unconventional dishes that feature fermented ingredients and wild plants as well as seasonal organic products. The décor complements the intricacy of the menu perfectly with a refined industrial style: concrete walls, wooden chairs, and stainless steel accents. Open from Friday to Monday, Otto should be at the top of your list for a weekend in Berlin.
After a visit to Freitag, you’ll never see truck tarpaulins quite in the same way again. This innovative brand has brought a breath of fresh air to the accessories market. Using recycled truck tarpaulins, the Switzerland-based brand crafts one-of-a-kind bags, backpacks, and accessories that match their functionality and minimal design with their vibrancy. If you don’t want to get a new bag, you can also check out a range of apparel designed with the same minimalist aesthetic.
The Amazing Crocodile Design Store
The Amazing Crocodile Design Store is a concept shop that acts almost like a gallery space for young designers from all over the world. Founder Jana Kubischik trained as an architect and opened the store in 2015. She favors avant-garde and innovative designs from new brands you probably can’t find elsewhere, but you can also buy products created by a few well-established designers.
Fan of hats? You should definitely stop at Rike Feurstein. This shop offers handmade hats made from 100% fur felt, seagrass, or Panama straw. The founder, designer and milliner Rike Feurstein, makes the products using an almost extinct craft, shaping them into modern, distinctive and innovative shapes. Bonus design trivia: one of her hats won a RedDot Design Award in 2013.
Fein und Ripp
Fein und Ripp is a family-run shop where you can find vintage, never-worn clothing from the 20s and 30s and a range of special items that include mining pants, original Henley-style shirts, or vintage-style suits made from 40s fabric. The brands featured in the shop are heritage-inspired, taking you on a trip to the times when everything was well-crafted and effortlessly elegant.
Upcycling Deluxe transforms one man’s trash in another man’s treasure via innovative designs that are chic and modern. A perfect example of the creativity that characterizes the upcycling movement, the store offers distinctive products, including bottle cap earrings, wallets made from old cement sacks, hats crafted from coffee sacks, and bags made of old vinyl records or number plates.
Wingwheels is a must-visit store for any e-cycling fans. Customers can choose from a wide range of e-bikes, including bicycles designed for racing, trekking, commuting, or leisure riding. Accessories from well-known brands, a renting service and a repair shop are also available. This is also the only shop in Berlin where you can test the carbon fiber Leaos pedelec which is made in Italy.
The Store Berlin
The Store is designed to provide much more than the standard retail experience. Founded by British designer Alex Eagle, this concept shop brings together creative minds from all over the world to establish a sense of community. Art, fashion, music, and good food as well as special events make this store a necessary stop on your Berlin itinerary.
SOTO offers an eclectic range of menswear that covers any occasion and style preference. From minimalist Scandinavian outerwear to classic designs, from cool sneakers to handmade footwear and the latest in men’s fashion, you will surely find a new favorite here.
The Corner Berlin
If you love fashion, The Corner must be on your ‘to visit’ list while you’re in Berlin. Among clothing and accessories made by world-renowned fashion designers and international brands you will also find a range of art, magazines and exclusive skincare collections.
The owners of Parkhaus Berlin travel the world and bring back gorgeous items to sell in their store. The products are varied and range from furniture to clothing and home accessories, but all of them are special and distinctive. They also sell lighting fast, but the good news is that you’ll always find something new and exciting here.
A heaven for design aficionados, Dopo Domani immerses its customers into a world filled with iconic furniture, lighting and décor items as well as the latest in contemporary design. You’ll probably spend a significant amount of time here, walking through the rooms which are designed to look like the interior of a stylish home.
Kochhaus is unlike any grocery store you’ve ever seen. The products are not arranged in product groups, but are placed instead on 18 separate tables that correspond to a recipe. Customers choose the recipe they want to try at home and can purchase the exact measurements to cook for a certain amount of people. A must-visit shop for any cooking and good food lovers!
The SIEBENSACHEN store opened in 2003. It was founded by Jörg Adam and Dominik Harborth, who are both product designers and have been working together since the 90s. You can browse through their own collection, S7, where you’ll discover a range of creatively designed items, including the popular Mozartkugel Musical Box.
Co-founded by a German designer and a Swiss artist, SÜPER STORE offers a range of beautifully crafted everyday objects, accessories, glassware, and designer furniture. The items are carefully chosen to inspire and to tell a story, so rest assured that you’ll find at least a few gems here.
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