WITH Paris being the city of love and Milan known as the capital of fashion; we would have to class Berlin as the city of ubercool (and the best thing is that it doesn’t even know it).
With pop-up bars, beaches complete with sand and cocktails in the middle of a city roundabout and some of the world’s greatest beers this city really knows how to have a good time.
There is a stupid amount of places to explore and get lost in but but for now let Pillow Magazine writer Susannah Smith share with you a few secret places that she has stumbled across.
Am Wriezener Bahnhof, 10243 Berlin, Germany
Highly hush hush this club is for true Berliners. If you can brave apparently the world’s scariest bouncer Sven on the door expect to dance from Friday through to Sunday. With names such as James Blake and Maya Jane Coles recently playing in their Panorama Bar Berghain is such a must see it even as queues at nine o’clock on a Sunday Morning. My only advice is: Don’t go in the basement..
Gormannstraße 14, 10119
Surrender your eyesight for a couple of hours and dine in complete darkness at Unsicht Bar. With a 3 course meal costing an average of 50 euros it is an affordable and truly individual sensory experience.
Hobrechtstrasse 66, Neukölln
Hipster Berlin at its finest, this hotel or ‘Palace of the Hut’ offers guests to sleep in incredibly alternative rooms including a caravan and a wood cabin. Located in Neukölln which has been described as one of the most creative places in Berlin you will not be short of things to see. Moustache and top button done up compulsory.
Stralauer Platz 35, 10243
If you’re missing a bit of beach on your city break look no further than Yaam, one of the oldest beach bars in Berlin. Take your shoes off, enjoy a cocktail and just give in to the fact that your sitting on a beach in the middle of a busy city…places like this just make Berlin the quirky cool location it is.
Hardwax Record Store
Paul-Lincke-Ufer 44 10999
Dragged here by my boyfriend (who has worshipped at the altar of techno for too many years now) even an acoustic girl like me could appreciate the place. With an extensive range of vinyl the place has a cool, relaxed vibe where you can listen to as many as you like before you buy. Definitely worth a visit.
Möckernstraße 10, 10963
A modern spa in the centre of the city this is the place to go if you want to get away from it all for a couple of hours. With the main feature of Liquidrom being its floating pool (complete with ambient lighting and music) regain your zen after a busy day of sightseeing… zzzzz. Be warned of the compulsory naked policy in the sauna.