Travel Smart in Berlin: Mitte

Did you know that Berlin was founded in Mitte? The bustling, cosmopolitan city we know today sprang up from a settlement along the river Spree in the 13th century.

This district is the beloved home of our very own Gat Point Charlie Hotel, and we are so proud of our location in the original heart of the city that we have designed the Gat’s Central Tour, which takes you on a voyage of discovery of the most emblematic sights in Mitte (find it here)

This time, we are going to reveal some of the best-kept secrets of this spellbinding, historical neighbourhood. Get ready to read about an underground museum, a café under the trees in the Tiergarten park, the best waffles to help you get through winter, a café that plays classical music and a dance hall that is frozen in time.

Berliner Unterwelten: Berlin’s underground museum

@ Berliner Unterwelten
If you take a walk under the streets of our great city, you will discover a maze of bunkers and passageways under the Gesundbrunnen station, the tunnels that allowed East Berliners to escape to the West or the Neukölln brewery, among many other places that reveal the city’s secret history.

Café am Neuen See

Beside a lake and nestled under the majestic trees in the Tiergarten park is a café-restaurant that boasts an unbeatable setting. In winter, it becomes a magical haven lit by candlelight.


Take a break and try the best waffles in the neighbourhood. These delicacies are freshly made using a traditional recipe and prepared right before your eyes!

Coffee and concerts at the Konzerthaus

Come and enjoy a lunchtime coffee at the Konzerthaus on Wednesdays – take in the historical surroundings and enjoy classical music at an Espresso Concert.

End your day at the Ballhaus Berlin, an iconic dance hall that will take you back in time. Learn more about this glamourous venue in this post