Holiday Inspiration – Berlin, Germany

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Berlin break ideas

Now Mrs Foodie loves Berlin a little too much. If only she had stuck in at school and passed that Higher German we would probably be there full time. However, we make do with our yearly pilgrimage to all things Berlin and Germany.



Is everywhere, from burgers to kebabs to currywurst. You certainly will never starve.

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Burgermeister located in an old toilet, the burgers are ace.

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The Bird

The Bird

Burgers and beer, our review here.

Cafe Sybille

Retro cafe on the impressive Communist housing of Karl Marx Allee. Review here.

Café Sibylle

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Konnopke’s Imbiss

Currywurst at one of the original Berlin takeaways.  Review here.


Henne Alt-Berliner Wirtshaus

Henne – located a stones throw from the wall, chicken is it’s top draw.

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Markthalle Neun
Street Food Thursday

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Here are a bundle of breweries to visit whilst in Berlin.



OSTEL Hostel Berlin

Unsurprisingly located in East Berlin, Ostel is what my ideal holiday home would look like. Strange. I do like a quirky place to stay, and being a 70’s kid love the kitsch decor.

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Huttenpalast is an old factory that has now been converted to accommodation with caravans inside. Budget accommodation within a great area of Berlin. HüttenpalastHuttenpalast Berlin Germany


Budget accommodation near the Olympic Stadium.

Review here.

ALECSA Hotel am Olympiastadion


Gleis 17 – Platform 17

Visit a memorial to those deported to camps during WW II by railway,

Our visit.

TV Tower

Get a birds eye view of Berlin from here.  Well worth a visit.

See our visit here.



The Palace of Tears, the old crossing point from East/West Berlin.


Stasi Museum


Cost to get in, but a great big building where you can get a glimpse into the workings of the Stasi.

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Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp

Within reach of Berlin and the railway station is covered by the S bahn network. Free. Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp

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East Side Gallery

East Side Gallery

A free and outside area near Warschauer Strasse and near the River Spree.

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Of course you can’t fail to notice the Germans do like their beer, as do we. Each time we visit we take our trusty Berlin Beer Book and attempt to mark off some more.

Altberliner Weissbierstube and here Altberliner Stube & Küche

Berliner Republik Die Berliner RepublikBar near to the Tranenpalast. Has the added bonus of a stock exchange beer pricing strategy.

Brauhaus MitteBrauhaus Mitte Modernist almost UFO like bar. Handy for Alexander Platz.

Willy Bresch – Bar located in a residential zone. Willy Bresch Amazing retro display.

Quell Eck – Bar boasts the oldest operating font in Germany.

Felsenkeller – birds hanging from the ceiling and a good range of beer.

Lauschangriff – Hidden, cosy, great atmospheric place for a pre club beer. Lauschangriff

Cafe Hallenbad – Another hidden bar.

Zillemarkt – Large bar and restaurant. Zillemarkt

Die Tagnung – DDR style bar Die Tagung




I am Emma and with my husband Mark write Foodie Explorers, which is a food and travel website.

I am a member of the Guild of Food Writers and British Guild of Travel Writers.

We have a wide range of judging experience covering products, hotels and have judged, for example, for Great Taste Awards and Scottish Baker of the Year.

Along the way Mark gained WSET Level 2 in Wine and I have WSET Level 2 in Spirits as well as picking up an award with The Scotsman Food and Drink Awards.    

Usually I can be found sleeping beside a cat.

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