The Nue Co. Guide to Berlin

There's lots to love in the crazy city of Berlin. Its rich culture, underground party scene and recognizable fashion makes it an easy hit for a great time where there's no lack of interesting people and sights. Here's how we do Berlin when we visit Germany.

EAT + DRINK  

Buck & Breck
Brunnenstraße 177, 10119 Berlin, Germany

Ring the doorbell of this inconspicuous looking entrance and find Berlin’s speakeasy, featuring an intimate room with no more than around 14 people present at a time. In true Berlin style, you can smoke inside the small minimalist, soft lit room, which is dominated by a large table accompanied by smooth jazz notes in the background. The cocktails are complex, icy and strong, but lay your trust in the bar tenders who won’t disappoint.

Lokal
Linienstraße 160, 10115 Berlin, Germany | +493028449500

You’ll find modern, seasonal European dishes at Lokal for an easy evening meal or drink with a weekly changing menu. The menu focuses heavily on produce sourced locally + regionally, so you’re on track for a good quality feed. Try the curried beetroot with fennel, radish, and pumpernickel or lamb with asparagus, kohlrabi, rosehip, and sorrel. There’s also a wide selection of wine + beer to wash it all down.

Silo Coffee 
Gabriel-Max-Straße 4, 10245 Berlin, Germany

The go to coffee spot Silo is in the hipster neighborhood Friedrichshain. Perfect for takeaway or sit in, you’ll find craft coffee paired with hearty breakfast options. If you’re a fan of flat whites, this is the place to get one, or try the baked eggs with avocado and chorizo sausage with Berlin’s famous Sironi bread. Also, the avocado toast is a no brainer along with the pastries and additional sweets.

 

SHOP 

Dandy Horse 
Glogauer Straße 4 10999 Berlin

Berlin is known for its vintage stores and Dandy Horse is no exception, where you’ll find an edit of clothing, accessories, vinyl, vintage bikes and everything in between. There’s also an in-house tattoo studio and multiple store events which take place, aiming to celebrate the creative community of people through fashion and body art. It’s the perfect place to go when you don’t know what you’re looking for as you’ll always leave with something you love.

Voo 
Oranienstraße 24, 10999 Berlin, Germany | +493061651112

Hidden behind a courtyard off of Oranienstrasse in Kreuzberg, Voo is a vintage concept store. There’s a bunch of secondhand stores in the area, but at Voo you’ll find a curated selection of modern design, visual culture and luxury retail from various local and international designers like Marni, Acne, and Proenza Schouler at discounted prices + books and magazines. Pick up a coffee from the in-store cafe on your way out. 

Bless
Oderbergerstrasse 60 Back house, 3rd floor 10435 Berlin | + 493044010100

Bless is more of a lifestyle concept store than a fashion brand, established 21 years ago by Designers Desiree Heiss and Ines Kaag. There’s clothes, home goods, furniture + accessories to name a few with items from hair brushes to car covers. The brand is focussed on practicality and frequently collaborates with designers on various lines and projects. The apartment like store is worth the visit and you’re guaranteed to leave inspired.

 

GO 

Boros Foundation
Reinhardtstraße 20, 10117 Berlin, Germany | +493027594065

This famous World War Two bunker-turned-gallery located in Berlin Mitte showcases a collection of contemporary art from the 1990’s to present. You’ll have to book a tour to see the space but it’s worth the visit. Learn about the history of the bunker which was built in 1942 as a fruit storehouse before turning into a fetish club after the fall of the Wall. Contemporary work from artist like Ai Wei Wei + Olafur Eliasson can be seen along with pieces by Apiery Singer, Michel Majerus + Paulo Nazareth. 

 

Mauerpark Sundays
Bernauer Str. 63-64, 13355 Berlin, Germany | +493029772486

Come to Mauerpark on Sunday for a full day featuring the Berlin Wall monument, flea market, pocket music festival and karaoke show. Make sure you BYO food + booze while you take a walk around the market + path where the Wall once stood, before grabbing a seat at the amphitheatre for the Bearpit Karaoke session. Volunteers take turns for a truly unmissable giant public karaoke experience for some high quality entertainment. 

 

Kraftwerk Berlin
Köpenicker Str. 70, 10179 Berlin, Germany | +493023005100

The power plant built around the same time as the Berlin Wall is where you’ll find the legendary techo nightclub Kraftwerk. The abandoned + transformed industrial space was created after the Wall fell and while it’s had multiple iterations you can now find a creative hub of programming such as art installations, specialist events + gigs. Take a look on their website to see upcoming events to plan your night out. 

 

SWEAT 

BeCycle
Brunnenstrasse 24 10119 Berlin | +4903028035570

Think of BeCycle as Berlin’s SoulCycle with a techno twist. Merging local and international DJ’s with fitness, this high intensity 45 - 60 minute cycle class offers a sweat inducing workout in a dark low lit club like studio. It’s set up like a living room with a comfortable community vibe and chill out area including an in-house cafe where you can grab organic smoothie bowls and the likes.

Holistic Pilates 
Jessnerstrasse Berlin, Germany 10247 

The contemporary pilates studio in Mitte and Friedrichshain offers classes on the mat + reformer. Here you’ll find pilates that improves strength, flexibility and mobility with practices ranging in intensity + suitable for all levels focusing on a functional approach to movement. Come in for a drop in class or private lesson. 

Yellow Yoga
Mariannenstraße 48, 10997 Berlin, Germany

With two studios in Kreuzberg + Neukölln, stop by for a drop-in yoga class which is pay what you wish. Yellow yoga also offers courses and classes on topics varying from pranayama, yoga philosophy, meditation, body work, voice training, energy work + movement training. This one’s perfect if you’re only in town for a few days as there’s no contract or commitment. 


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