Discover Berlin in a weekend

We have challenged ourselves to create an exclusive 2-day Berlin itinerary for avid adventurers and culture seekers. Check out our suggestions for a fun-filled weekend that packs in the best sights and experiences the German capital has to offer.

Day 1

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Start your Saturday under ground at the Berliner Unterwelten museum in the Mitte district as you explore a maze of bunkers and secret passageways that form part of the city’s rich history.


@waffly

Keep your energy up for the busy day ahead by making a pit stop at Waffly for one of the best waffles in the area!


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Head towards Prenzlauer Berg and visit the organic market on Kollwitzplatz. Make sure you pop into Kulturbraurei, Berlin’s “Culture Brewery”–their latest list of shows or screenings is bound to catch your eye.


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Before leaving this district, which is one of the most bohemian parts of the city, we recommend a refreshing pre-lunch beer at the renowned Berliner Prater Garten.


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Curry 36 is perhaps the best place in Berlin for trying one of the city’s famous Currywurst sausage. Wander freely around the Friedichshain-Kreuzberg area in between visits to the Berlinische Galerie (Museum of Modern Art) and the Jüdisches (Jewish) Museum, or take a leisurely stroll around the Friedrichshain Volkspark public park.


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Make sure you time your adventures to allow you to watch the sun set over the double-deck Oberbaumbrücke bridge.

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Enjoy dinner at the Café am Neuen See in the Tiergarten before an evening of old-school dancing at Ballhaus Berlin.


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If you are a jazz lover, make time to take in a jam session at A-Trane Jazz Club, held every Saturday starting at midnight.

Day 2


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Spend your morning exploring art galleries, enchanting bookstores or unusual bars in Berlin’s micro-neighbourhoods with an alternative vibe: Graefekiez, Rixdorf and Schillerkiez.


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In the afternoon, discover the delights of the Charlottenburg-Wilmersdorf district. Begin at the uber-elegant Schloss Charlottenburg palace before making your way to the spectacular Deutsche Oper Berlin opera house


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The cherry on top of your trip lies in a visit to Teufelsberg, a former U.S. listening station set on a man-made hill. Get your camera ready!


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To round off your whirlwind weekend of discovery, raise a glass in farewell to the city at the magnificent Klunkerkranich bar.

The Gatrooms Hotels art galleries

Gatrooms, the chain behind the Gat Point Charlie Hotel in Berlin and the Gat Rossio Hotel in Lisbon, stands apart for being an integral part of the cultural offer in its home cities. It holds four exhibitions a year in each of the two hotels, among other events such as workshops and artistic performances.

This autumn, we have the privilege of exhibiting the work of well-known international artists who draw on internal reflection and use different techniques to push the boundaries of art. The exhibitions will run from September to November.

 

In Berlin, the “Picatsso” exhibition by Sol Felpeto.
See the vernissage pictures

Venezuela-born Sol Felpeto is a multicultural artist who, in her own words, “seeks to translate art into something immediately catchy, making a connection between the known and the new to create emotions”. In this respect, and in her desire to “rewrite history using animals”, Felpeto has adapted Picasso’s masterpieces using her unique Pop Artoons style, replacing the classic protagonists with cats.
https://www.solfelpeto.com/

 

In Lisbon, “The Art of (de)construction” by artist Marco Laborda.
See the vernissage pictures

Artist Marco Laborda hails from Barcelona and, as he himself explains, wears “several hats, all of which tilt towards art.” Fascinated with portraiture, collage is his main form of artistic expression, in which “he cuts and pastes vivid elements to produce portraits that are reminiscent of Francis Bacon’s disfigured characters or Francisco de Goya’s realistic portraits”.
http://marcolaborda.com/about/

 

The best thing about an art gallery being in a hotel is that it is open to the public every day of the week:
Gat Point Charlie Hotel: Mauerstraße 81-82, 10117 Berlin
Gat Rossio Hotel: R. do Jardim do Regedor 27-35, 1150-193 Lisbon.

 

Kreuzberg and Rixdorf and Schillerkiez in Neukölln

Graefekiez is Berlin’s tech centre, and some establishments in this neighbourhood even accept payment in Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies. The shops here, such as House of Dotcity or Dunkelblau Fastschwarz, are mostly owned and run by local designers, and the area is jam-packed with fascinating, extravagant places that are well worth a visit–check out Galerie Mamoo, where they sell products designed with the “luminous vision of the ancient Indians”, or Umbras Kuriositätenkabinett, an intriguing bookstore.


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To enjoy a great cup of coffee and a pastry in pleasant, inviting surroundings–with vegan and gluten-free options available, too–head to Kaffebar, Frida Café or Dobedo. If it’s delicious Italian gelato you’re craving, they say that Anna Durkes is one of the best ice cream parlours in the city.

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Rixdorf is referred to as an inner-city village. This bohemian neighbourhood stands out for its quaint cobbled streets and Körnerpark, a green oasis with a Romantic design that transports visitors back to another time. We recommend spending a lovely afternoon admiring the 400-year old buildings before enjoying a refreshing pint at the famous Alter Roter Löwe Rein bar.

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The best months of the year to come to the park are September, for the Popráci straw bale-rolling contest, and December, for the fabulous Christmas markets. Schillerkiez is the ideal neighbourhood for devouring brunch or taking a leisurely stroll through Tempelhofer Feld, an abandoned airfield that was converted into an open-air recreational area and is a great venue for a barbecue or watching the sun set over Berlin.

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You will also find the Volkspark Hasenheide park here, at which a fun fair opens to the public every May and open-air cinema screenings are held during the summer.

Picatsso “art exhibition”

Gat Point Charlie hotel in Berlin will host on August 17 an art exhibition, which is the most appropriate of all since it consists of works where the protagonists are cats! And to make it even more interesting, they are inspired by the works of Pablo Picasso.
All this is done by the artist Sol Felpeto, who will be in the opening day and with whom you will be able to chat amidst drinks and snacks.



Sol Felpeto (1990) is a multicultural artist born in Venezuela. She spent her childhood and adolescence between Buenos Aires and Madrid and sporadically living in other countries with her family. In Argentina, she began her studies in the? veterinary medicine school but, after three years, she decided to follow her creative rush and, at the age of 21, she moved for good to Spain and studied Fashion and Creative Direction at European Institute of Design (IED). Those four years of creative studies led to developing herself as an illustrator and painter within her style called «Poop Arttoons», a mixture of art, humour, and animals. She graduated in June 2016 and immediately participated in her very first exhibition along with other artists of the new generation. This is when she takes the first step towards art as a profession.
We are very happy to invite you to the #Vernissage “Picatsso” 🐈⁠😹. Saturday 17 August. 7 Pm at Gat Rooms Hotels

Day: August 17
Time: 7 pm
Place: Hotel Gat Point Charlie, Mauerstraße 81-82, 10117 Berlin, Germany
Event: https://www.karnekunst.com/vernissage-picatsso-by-sol-felpeto/

Top tips for the perfect summer in Berlin

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The warm weather has finally arrived in Berlin, opening a universe of fun activities that no longer involve Christmas markets or searching for the very best hot chocolate in the city.

This post is a list of our favourite places in Berlin for making the most of the summer. Enjoy!

Cool down in the oldest, the healthiest and the smallest parlours

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Here are three wildly different ice cream parlours that are well worth a visit:
At Florida-Eis, they serve 80 different flavours, and as the oldest ice cream parlour in the city, they really know what they’re doing…
Tribecca Ice Cream is the place for vegan ice cream connoisseurs and anyone who wants to avoid sugar-laden versions.
Finally, Eismanufaktur is the smallest ice cream shop of them all, but is cosy and welcoming!

Ask about out Picnic Deal and enjoy it out in nature

Treptower Park, on the Insel der Jugend (Island of Youth) and Stralau Peninsula are ideal spots for enjoying a quiet picnic and getting away from the hustle and bustle of the city. Anyone on the lookout for great views while they eat should head to Viktoriapark, while Tiergarten is ideal if you don’t want to move too far away from the city’s major attractions.

Relax in a beer garden

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The renowned open-air Biergärten serve Germany’s best beers in magical surroundings. Our favourites are Cafe am Neuen See, Schleusenkrug and Pratergarten, which are all near the water and offer spectacular views.

Dive into a crystal-clear lake

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Whether you’re looking to enjoy some fishing, swim in amazing turquoise water, take a trip in a rowboat or jog along the lakeside, you cannot miss out on the top summer activity in Berlin! We love to take a quick trip to Liepnitzsee, Schlachtensee and Krumme Lanke as often as we can.

 

“Foreign Countries” – art exhibition

At Gat Point Charlie Hotel we are hosting an art exhibition called “Foreign Countries” by Núñez del Prado y Eriván Phumpiú. Come to the Hotel Gat Point Charlie (Mauerstrasse 81-82, Berlin) to check it out!

 

About the authors:

Alonso Núñez del Prado and Eriván Phumpiú Cuba grew up in Lima, Perú, but currently, they call Berlin their home.

Their art is performed with an own creation, personal and intimate language, that, yet, connects directly with its society.

The common links in their works are the intense colours and spontaneous movements, which reflect their personalities.

Nonetheless, each artistic proposal is different since the colour and the movement is used for independent purposes.