Berlin is an absolutely spectacular city full of rich culture and history. It is ever-changing, evolving, and as the author Karl Scheffler had said, “always in the process of becoming”.
The best place to see and experience the Berlin culture is in the Mitte, the core of the city, and Prenzlauberg (better known as P’berg) is always an ideal place to stay and begin my excursion. I so enjoy just exploring the beautiful streets filled with the grand turn-of-century architecture and wonderful selection of shops that are corky and uniquely Berlin.
Brunches are a must, especially at one of the outdoor cafes/restaurants around Kolwitz Platz, and on a beautiful summer morning, it seems as if the entire neighborhood is out and about.
Then, I like to head out to one of the numerous museums/attractions which are uniquely Berlin: the Museum of History (by I.M. Pei), the Jewish Museum (by Liebeskind), the Brucke Museum, the Hamburger Bahnhof Museum, the Helmut Newton Museum of Photography, and the East Side Gallery, where the last remains of the ‘Berlin Wall’ still stands.
Then, I like to top off the evening in Kreuzberg with sumptuous dinner at one of the multi-ethnic restaurants or at Monsieur Vong near Hackescher Markt.