Looking to discover Berlin's best? Stephan Mehlhorn, Head Concierge at the Regent Berlin, shares his insider tips to Germany's brilliantly offbeat city
Tuck into authentic German grub
Head straight to the Restaurant Spindlerif you're hankering for a true taste of German cuisine. You can have a really nice breakfast, brunch and dinner here. The restaurant has a small, beautiful garden outside where you can make yourself comfortable and leave behind all the hustle and bustle of the city.
Sundays at the Mauerpark
You'll be hard-pressed to find a lazy Sunday here. Instead, what awaits you is a bustling flea market that sees a different guest designer gracing the event each week. Independent local designers showcase their collections here, making appearances alongside rare antiques, DIY knick-knacks, and lots of food and drinks. Live bands keep the energy high in this green space. It's easily one of the most fun places in Berlin.
The perfect spot for sundowners
Sited next to the river, Strandbar No. 1 in Mitte is a true institution for sunset cocktails and tasty pizzas. Berliners flock here to dine, drink, and dance under the open skies right in the heart of Berlin.
Talk a walk through the Volkspark Friedrichshain park, where you'll recognise vignettes from fairy tales spun by the Brothers Grimm. Reward yourself afterwards with a chilled glass of wine at Café Schonbrunn.
Discover a private contemporary art collection housed in a bunker
For art lovers, the Boros collection is not to be missed. It's one of the most significant private art collections in Berlin featuring works from 1990 up till today. The artworks are displayed within 80 rooms of a reconstructed bunker. Many of the art installations here are presented with an audio component, causing visitors to encounter different overlapping sounds as they move through the building.