I am not sure why it took me so long to get there, but I finally had a chance to spend a week in Berlin. Wow, what an amazing city! Superb night life, funky atmosphere, interesting encounters, bizarre people, bustling street-life, excellent dining and impressive architecture made the visit an unforgettable experience.
It landed straight in the first spot of my ‘top cities of world’ list (other cities on my list are New York, Tel-Aviv and Barcelona).
As I assume guidebooks cover all the standard recommendations, so here are some specific night-life ones:
Berghain is probably the most famous club in Germany, and rightly deserves its reputation. Party at this 4-story-high abandoned factory starts at midnight and ends at 8pm the following day. You can find yourself standing in line to get in for more than an hour, only to be denied an entrance by the formidable selectors. Yet if you are lucky enough to get in, you’ll enjoy quite a remarkable experience.
Bar 25 is another great nightlife spot in Berlin. Magical vibe, excellent music and hundreds of young people create a dazzling atmosphere.
Zu Mir Oder Zu Mir is a great little bar that feels like a part of movie set from seventies.
Cafe Zapata is a small anarchists heaven in the middle of a beautiful neighborhood. Rastafari rolling joints, drunk tourists, street artists and live bands make this place another must-stop for the curious.
Monsieur Vuong is an excellent and super-popular Vietnamese restaurant in the city center.
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