On a world trip through Berlin and Brandenburg

On a world trip through Berlin and Brandenburg

Where does the capital feel particularly different - even foreign? Follow us on a world trip through Berlin and Brandenburg.

  • Prater Biergarten in Berlin© dpa
    The "Prater" in Prenzlauer Berg, but also the headquarters of the "Café Einstein" on Kurfürstenstraße are almost more Viennese than the Austrian capital itself.
  • Strandbad Wannsee© dpa
    Strandbad Wannsee and Strandbad Müggelsee are Berlin's coasts.
  • Wiener Schnitzel im Restaurant Schoenbrunn© dpa
    In Park Friedrichshain in the Schoenbrunn Restaurant it is almost more Viennese than the Austrian capital itself.
  • Paris Bar in der Kantstraße© dpa
    Locals like the "Paris Bar" on Kantstrasse, but also the "Entrecote" in Mitte have flair like in Paris, the Ku'damm or Unter den Linden are a bit like Champs-Elysées.
  • Village in the district of Uckermark© dpa
    In Brandenburg's northeast corner lies the Uckermark, which with its hilly landscape is sometimes called the Tuscany of the North.
  • Angermünde© dpa
    The market place with the town hall in Angermünde. In Brandenburg's northeast corner lies the Uckermark.

Bavaria in Berlin

There are many pretty beer gardens, for example the "Café am Neuen See" in the Tiergarten, "Loretta am Wannsee" and the "Wirtshaus Moorlake" on the Havel - almost in Potsdam.

Russia in Berlin

The "Blockhaus Nikolskoe" between the park Klein-Glienicke and Pfaueninsel (Peacock Island) is today a place for excursions. King Frederick William III had it built 200 years ago for his daughter and her husband, the future Tsar Nicholas, for a visit to Berlin.

Vienna in Berlin

The "Prater" in Prenzlauer Berg, but also the headquarters of the "Café Einstein" on Kurfürstenstraße are almost more Viennese than the Austrian capital itself.

New York in Berlin

The celebrity pubs "Grill Royal" or "Gendarmerie" in Mitte radiate the spacious feeling of being in NYC. Berlin has few skyscrapers, and a bit of a downtown feeling comes up at the zoo with the Europa Center and the hotel "Waldorf Astoria". Kreuzberg and Neukölln ("Kreuzkölln") are as hip and cool as Williamsburg in Brooklyn.

Greece in Berlin

"Spree-Athens" is a worn-out name for the German capital, but it still fits the area around the Museum Island.

Turkey in Berlin

Turkish market flair can be found every Tuesday and Friday at the market on Maybachufer near Kottbusser Tor in Berlin-Kreuzberg.

Tel Aviv in Berlin

It feels Israeli in places like "Neni's" (at the zoo), Feinberg's" (Fuggerstraße/Schöneberg) or also in the breakfast place "Benedict" (Uhlandstraße/Wilmersdorf).

France in Berlin

Locals like the "Paris Bar" on Kantstrasse, but also the "Entrecote" in Mitte have flair like in Paris, the Ku'damm or Unter den Linden are a bit like Champs-Elysées.

Asia in Berlin

The Kantstrasse is a kind of Berlin Chinatown with restaurants like the "Good Friends". In Lichtenberg the wholesale market Dong Xuan Center takes visitors to the Far East.

Italy in Berlin

In the very southeast of Berlin in Köpenick there is a housing estate called Neu-Venedig. Even though it has only five canals and 13 bridges, it is a small Venetia.

Hollywood in Berlin

At Potsdamer Platz there is the wannabe walk-of-fame "Boulevard of Stars". The noble Italian "Cecconi's" in the Soho-House is actually also available in West Hollywood. And Babelsberg in Potsdam was really once Europe's Hollywood.

Potsdam and beyond

The former Prussian royal seat Potsdam has, among other things, a Dutch Quarter and is known as the city of palaces and gardens, which remind one of Versailles, Vienna, St. Petersburg or Italy. In Brandenburg's northeast corner lies the Uckermark, which with its hilly landscape is sometimes called the Tuscany of the North. Just under an hour's drive north of Berlin, Chancellor Angela Merkel also has a dacha in the town of Hohenwalde in the municipality of Milmersdorf. And then there is the Märkische Schweiz with the idyllic village of Buckow, a kind of Davos of Brandenburg.
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| Last edited: 26. June 2020