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My tips for Schöneberg

Sergio

My tips for Schöneberg

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Believe or not, that weird construction is actually a church. Its neo-baroque dome popularly known by the Berliners as “Käseglocke” because of its striking shape. It began to be built in 1910 coinciding with the 100th anniversary of the death of Queen Luise of Prussia and therefore it was named after her. This decision was very controversial at the time because of the division of the community between the loyal to the crown and those who sympathize with the social democracy. And, as you can imagine, the latter group was the stronger one and the rest, as they say, is history. Königin-Luise-Gedächtniskirche, Gustav-Müller-Platz Open: Tuesday to Thursday: 10:00 – 13:00
Königin-Luise-Gedächtniskirche
Believe or not, that weird construction is actually a church. Its neo-baroque dome popularly known by the Berliners as “Käseglocke” because of its striking shape. It began to be built in 1910 coinciding with the 100th anniversary of the death of Queen Luise of Prussia and therefore it was named after her. This decision was very controversial at the time because of the division of the community between the loyal to the crown and those who sympathize with the social democracy. And, as you can imagine, the latter group was the stronger one and the rest, as they say, is history. Königin-Luise-Gedächtniskirche, Gustav-Müller-Platz Open: Tuesday to Thursday: 10:00 – 13:00
This is, probably, the tiniest gallery of the city. The Museum of the Unheard Things is a minimal and ephemeral experience. This tiny Cabinet of Curiosities is located in Crellestraße 5-6 and curated by Roland Albrecht displays unique objects and their unheard stories. The Museum of the Unheard Things, Crellestraße 5-6 Open: Wednesday to Friday: 15:00 – 19:00.
Museum of Unheard (of) Things
5-6 Crellestraße
This is, probably, the tiniest gallery of the city. The Museum of the Unheard Things is a minimal and ephemeral experience. This tiny Cabinet of Curiosities is located in Crellestraße 5-6 and curated by Roland Albrecht displays unique objects and their unheard stories. The Museum of the Unheard Things, Crellestraße 5-6 Open: Wednesday to Friday: 15:00 – 19:00.
The Crellestrasse is a beautiful street. Maybe it’s because of all the cafes, the trees or the beautiful Altbau buildings near to modern ones that give the street that kind of contrast that is very particular of Berlin. But there is one building in particular that strikes me because of its majesty. And that is the building you can find at Crellestrasse 36 with is one of the few buildings that still remain standing since 1893. Its beautiful front and characteristic roof are a gift for the sight.
Crellestraße
The Crellestrasse is a beautiful street. Maybe it’s because of all the cafes, the trees or the beautiful Altbau buildings near to modern ones that give the street that kind of contrast that is very particular of Berlin. But there is one building in particular that strikes me because of its majesty. And that is the building you can find at Crellestrasse 36 with is one of the few buildings that still remain standing since 1893. Its beautiful front and characteristic roof are a gift for the sight.
You probably will never forget those, at first, creepy folklore stories that survived through hundreds of years until Disney transformed them into the classic idealistic fairytales animated movies that brainwashed our childhood. Cinderella, The Frog Prince, Rapunzel, Snow White, Hansel and Gretel where the literary creations of the Grimm brothers, Jacob and Wilhelm based on oral folklore. The Grimm brothers are buried at Matthäus-Kirchhof, a Schöneberg cemetery. But they aren’t the only historical figures that lay there. Rudolf Virchow who has been addressed as the “father of modern medicine”. Between his incredible scientific contributions, we can find: the coining of leukemia, embolism, and thrombosis, founded the medical fields of cellular pathology opposed humourism an ancient Greek system, first to analyze hair in criminal investigation…. and the list goes on and on. So thanks for all that Rudolf! And the other historic personality whose tombstone you can find at Matthaus Kirchhof is Claus von Stauffenberg, a German army officer who almost killed Hitler and whose corpse was cremated by the SS on an attempt to erase him of history. Matthäus-Kirchhof, Großgörschenstraße 12-14. Open everyday: 8:00 – 19:00
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Alter St.-Matthäus-Kirchhof
12-14 Großgörschenstraße
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You probably will never forget those, at first, creepy folklore stories that survived through hundreds of years until Disney transformed them into the classic idealistic fairytales animated movies that brainwashed our childhood. Cinderella, The Frog Prince, Rapunzel, Snow White, Hansel and Gretel where the literary creations of the Grimm brothers, Jacob and Wilhelm based on oral folklore. The Grimm brothers are buried at Matthäus-Kirchhof, a Schöneberg cemetery. But they aren’t the only historical figures that lay there. Rudolf Virchow who has been addressed as the “father of modern medicine”. Between his incredible scientific contributions, we can find: the coining of leukemia, embolism, and thrombosis, founded the medical fields of cellular pathology opposed humourism an ancient Greek system, first to analyze hair in criminal investigation…. and the list goes on and on. So thanks for all that Rudolf! And the other historic personality whose tombstone you can find at Matthaus Kirchhof is Claus von Stauffenberg, a German army officer who almost killed Hitler and whose corpse was cremated by the SS on an attempt to erase him of history. Matthäus-Kirchhof, Großgörschenstraße 12-14. Open everyday: 8:00 – 19:00
The Winterfeldt Market is one of the largest and most well-known markets in the whole of Berlin, taking place every Saturday in the shade of the St. Matthias Church. Geared predominately to locals, this is where the neighbourhood flocks for their weekly grocery shopping. Alongside an endless array of fruits and veggies, many of which are organic you’ll also find great meat stalls, cheese, bread, and great sweets and pastries. If the crowd gets too much, duck to the side and sit at one of the many cafes to enjoy the ongoing over a cup of coffee. Weekly market Winterfeldtplatz Winterfeldtplatz, Schöneberg Wednesday: 8 - 14 h, Saturday: 8 - 16 h
Winterfeldtplatz
The Winterfeldt Market is one of the largest and most well-known markets in the whole of Berlin, taking place every Saturday in the shade of the St. Matthias Church. Geared predominately to locals, this is where the neighbourhood flocks for their weekly grocery shopping. Alongside an endless array of fruits and veggies, many of which are organic you’ll also find great meat stalls, cheese, bread, and great sweets and pastries. If the crowd gets too much, duck to the side and sit at one of the many cafes to enjoy the ongoing over a cup of coffee. Weekly market Winterfeldtplatz Winterfeldtplatz, Schöneberg Wednesday: 8 - 14 h, Saturday: 8 - 16 h
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Schöneberg, Schöneberg…? Surely, some people who aren’t yet familiar with the city won’t know that Schöneberg is one of Berlin’s neighborhoods because that’s exactly what happened to me. For decades Schöneberg was the epicenter of Berlin’s creative underground, but today you will find Berlin’s interesting, cool, and artsy vibe in most of the Eastern neighborhoods. This unique atmosphere that makes people from all over the globe want to move to the German capital. That way some neighborhoods like Kreuzberg have kept their cool and edgy reputation over the years. But, as you can already imagine, there’s much more than meets the eye in Berlin’s west, especially in Schöneberg. Yes, if you are new in town Schöneberg is still worth a visit and we are going to explore some of its curious locations and little wonders. FYI: Because Schöneberg is quite an extense neighborhood, I have focused on a specific area which it’s the Akazienkiez and places near The Red Island. In a map, you can see a distinctive triangle-shaped area of Schöneberg bordered by railway lines S1, U7 and the Ringbahn of Berlin. It was called like that due to the left-wing supporters that lived in that specific neighborhood.
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Schöneberg
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Schöneberg, Schöneberg…? Surely, some people who aren’t yet familiar with the city won’t know that Schöneberg is one of Berlin’s neighborhoods because that’s exactly what happened to me. For decades Schöneberg was the epicenter of Berlin’s creative underground, but today you will find Berlin’s interesting, cool, and artsy vibe in most of the Eastern neighborhoods. This unique atmosphere that makes people from all over the globe want to move to the German capital. That way some neighborhoods like Kreuzberg have kept their cool and edgy reputation over the years. But, as you can already imagine, there’s much more than meets the eye in Berlin’s west, especially in Schöneberg. Yes, if you are new in town Schöneberg is still worth a visit and we are going to explore some of its curious locations and little wonders. FYI: Because Schöneberg is quite an extense neighborhood, I have focused on a specific area which it’s the Akazienkiez and places near The Red Island. In a map, you can see a distinctive triangle-shaped area of Schöneberg bordered by railway lines S1, U7 and the Ringbahn of Berlin. It was called like that due to the left-wing supporters that lived in that specific neighborhood.
Gastroszene
Although we can’t really feel it yet, Spring is here! And what could be better to celebrate the slowly coming of warmth than an artisan ice cream? Jones Ice Cream is a beautiful and cute place at Goltzstrasse 3 where you can enjoy the best creations of French pastry chef and entrepreneur, Gabrielle Jones who settled in Berlin some years ago. At Jones Ice Cream you can find not only artisan ice creams but the most delicious soft cookies to sweeten your Berlin afternoons. Jones Ice Cream, Goltzstrasse 3. Open everyday: 12:00 – 19:00
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JONES ice cream
3 Goltzstraße
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Although we can’t really feel it yet, Spring is here! And what could be better to celebrate the slowly coming of warmth than an artisan ice cream? Jones Ice Cream is a beautiful and cute place at Goltzstrasse 3 where you can enjoy the best creations of French pastry chef and entrepreneur, Gabrielle Jones who settled in Berlin some years ago. At Jones Ice Cream you can find not only artisan ice creams but the most delicious soft cookies to sweeten your Berlin afternoons. Jones Ice Cream, Goltzstrasse 3. Open everyday: 12:00 – 19:00
An exotic choice in a classic neighborhood, Chay Village is a cute and tiny vegetarian Vietnamese restaurant at Eisenacher Str. 40. It has a terrace, perfect for the few but blissful sunny days in rainy Berlin, and a cozy interior. But that is not its main charm. Of course what will seduce you is the delicious food options and the generous portions that they serve. Chay Village, Eisenacher Str. 40. Open: Monday to Thursday: 11:30 – 22:00, Friday: 11:30 – 23:00, Saturday: 15:00 – 23:00, Sunday: 14:00 – 22:00
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Chay Village
40 Eisenacher Straße
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An exotic choice in a classic neighborhood, Chay Village is a cute and tiny vegetarian Vietnamese restaurant at Eisenacher Str. 40. It has a terrace, perfect for the few but blissful sunny days in rainy Berlin, and a cozy interior. But that is not its main charm. Of course what will seduce you is the delicious food options and the generous portions that they serve. Chay Village, Eisenacher Str. 40. Open: Monday to Thursday: 11:30 – 22:00, Friday: 11:30 – 23:00, Saturday: 15:00 – 23:00, Sunday: 14:00 – 22:00
Salut!’s mysterious and vintage atmosphere has a magical appeal thanks to its careful interior design and soft and warm lighting. From the moment you arrive at Goltzstr. 7 and ring a really unusual doorbell you’ll be guided by the most attentive and dedicated waiters that will take care that you hydrate properly so you can save the always uncomfortable side effects of drinking too much. Either if you choose the old style leather couches or the wooden tables, be ready to enjoy the taste of already timeless classic cocktails or if you are feeling adventurous, some other playful options and let yourself enjoy the moment. Salut!, Goltzstr. 7. Open everyday: 19:00-3:00
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Salut! Classic bar
7 Goltzstr.
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Salut!’s mysterious and vintage atmosphere has a magical appeal thanks to its careful interior design and soft and warm lighting. From the moment you arrive at Goltzstr. 7 and ring a really unusual doorbell you’ll be guided by the most attentive and dedicated waiters that will take care that you hydrate properly so you can save the always uncomfortable side effects of drinking too much. Either if you choose the old style leather couches or the wooden tables, be ready to enjoy the taste of already timeless classic cocktails or if you are feeling adventurous, some other playful options and let yourself enjoy the moment. Salut!, Goltzstr. 7. Open everyday: 19:00-3:00
Very good German food + European wine
Lochner
86 Eisenacher Str.
Very good German food + European wine
In the yellow restaurant with sayings and paintings on the walls you can enjoy Cuban food, cocktails and cigars.
Varadero
11 Vorberg St
In the yellow restaurant with sayings and paintings on the walls you can enjoy Cuban food, cocktails and cigars.
The Winterfeldt Market is one of the largest and most well-known markets in the whole of Berlin, taking place every Saturday in the shade of the St. Matthias Church. Geared predominately to locals, this is where the neighbourhood flocks for their weekly grocery shopping. Alongside an endless array of fruits and veggies, many of which are organic you’ll also find great meat stalls, cheese, bread, and great sweets and pastries. If the crowd gets too much, duck to the side and sit at one of the many cafes to enjoy the ongoing over a cup of coffee. Weekly market Winterfeldtplatz Winterfeldtplatz, Schöneberg Wednesday: 8 - 14 h, Saturday: 8 - 16 h
Winterfeldtplatz
The Winterfeldt Market is one of the largest and most well-known markets in the whole of Berlin, taking place every Saturday in the shade of the St. Matthias Church. Geared predominately to locals, this is where the neighbourhood flocks for their weekly grocery shopping. Alongside an endless array of fruits and veggies, many of which are organic you’ll also find great meat stalls, cheese, bread, and great sweets and pastries. If the crowd gets too much, duck to the side and sit at one of the many cafes to enjoy the ongoing over a cup of coffee. Weekly market Winterfeldtplatz Winterfeldtplatz, Schöneberg Wednesday: 8 - 14 h, Saturday: 8 - 16 h
Good food, nice service and the place to be for a delicious brunch at the weekend. As it is very popular for brunch, I highly recommend to reserve a table upfront. Typical Berlin style. Beautiful sun terrace.
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Gasthaus Gottlob
17 Akazienstraße
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Good food, nice service and the place to be for a delicious brunch at the weekend. As it is very popular for brunch, I highly recommend to reserve a table upfront. Typical Berlin style. Beautiful sun terrace.
The Café BilderBuch in Aktazienstraße in Schöneberg is simultaneously a café, gallery and library. In front of the large bookshelves, you can snuggle up in one of the ear chairs in living room atmosphere and browse to your heart's content! In addition, every Sunday in the Beletage, the icing on the cake of the Café BilderBuch, there is a large breakfast buffet with cosy piano accompaniment. Fruit salad with yoghurt and honey, crispy rolls, olives, raw vegetables, a large selection of cold cuts and much more are lovingly served. In the cosy café the guest can choose between normal seats with tables and chairs or take a relaxing seat on one of the armchairs while reading. The evenings in the Café Bilderbuch are dedicated to cabaret, every second Wednesday of the month at 8 pm there is vocal jazz with free admission, on Sundays also sometimes chansons live.
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Café BilderBuch
28 Akazienstraße
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The Café BilderBuch in Aktazienstraße in Schöneberg is simultaneously a café, gallery and library. In front of the large bookshelves, you can snuggle up in one of the ear chairs in living room atmosphere and browse to your heart's content! In addition, every Sunday in the Beletage, the icing on the cake of the Café BilderBuch, there is a large breakfast buffet with cosy piano accompaniment. Fruit salad with yoghurt and honey, crispy rolls, olives, raw vegetables, a large selection of cold cuts and much more are lovingly served. In the cosy café the guest can choose between normal seats with tables and chairs or take a relaxing seat on one of the armchairs while reading. The evenings in the Café Bilderbuch are dedicated to cabaret, every second Wednesday of the month at 8 pm there is vocal jazz with free admission, on Sundays also sometimes chansons live.

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You can buy your tickets for the public transport online with the BVG Application. It is very easy and you always have your ticket with you on your phone. Furthermore this App is perfect to find your way to get whereever you want to go. Your ticket is valid for Sbahn, Ubahn, Tram and Bus. Section AB is enough for the whole city. If you want to go e.g. to Potsdam (out of the city) you need ABC.