Berlin - Mitte
Berlin is what you make of it
The most beautiful thing about Berlin is that not only does it have countless faces, but that these faces keep changing over and over again. Influenced by the many visitors and newly arrived, creative original Berliners as well as those who have come here by choice, the numerous cultures gathered here and an insatiable thirst for new, every neighbourhood experiences permanent movement, upheaval, slower at times, faster at times, but always in motion. At the same time, this city that never sleeps succeeds again and again in offering small refuges and havens, that defy the pace of the streets. Riversides paths along the Spree and the canals, charming parks and enchanted backyards located in the middle of the steadily growing metropolis, underscoring the harmonic tension that perplexedly prevails here.
At the pulse of life
Creativity, openness and change are most palpable in the neighbourhoods surrounding Berlin’s centre. During summer months, this is where life happens on the streets and at the squares, in the courtyards and on the rooftop terraces. The first rays of sunshine lure people out to the streets - the roads and squares are filled with colours, happy faces and numerous languages. Like almost no other neighbourhood, the area around Sophiastrasse compresses quiet residential streets radiating a magical charm of a small city, diverse shops, a beautiful park and the rich cultural offerings of the opposite Museum Island within the smallest area. The U- and S-Bahn offer perfect connections, that will get you everywhere in practically no time.
Not a single desire remains unfulfilled here
The streets around Mitte, with the Hackescher Market, Rosenthaler Square, Münzstrasse and Alten Schönhauser Strasse, are a real shopping El Dorado. The bustling neighbourhood is full of cafés and restaurants, where you can dine on a different cuisine every day of the week. Here you can find delis, owner-managed retail businesses and Berlin designers but also major brands and pop-up stores. The Monbijou Park and the banks of the River Spree invite you to relax, while the museums, theatres and cinemas are tempting with their cultural diversity. The bars and clubs offer nightlife for every taste. A completely unique lifestyle is celebrated at the stand bar in Monbijou Park and nearby Clärchens Ballhaus, while numerous cocktail bars offer something more dignified.