Hg2 : The Hedonist

A Hedonist’s guide to…

Berlin

Ackselhaus & Blue Home
Comfort with individuality comes at standard at this charming hotel.
ADFC Berlin e.V.
Almost totally flat and laced with cycle lanes Berlin is built to bike. Many use it as a means of transport but there are plenty of scenic routes to be enjoyed too.
Anita Wronski
A landmark on the Prenzlauer Berg's café scene Anita Wronski is consistently busy.
Anna Blume
Coffee and flowers are served under the one roof but best come for the hearty lunches and breakfasts‰Û_.
Arte Luise Kunsthotel
More akin to a gallery where you spend the night this is an art lovers paradise.
Artist Riverside Hotel
Charmingly tasteless this quirky riverside enterprise has some great rooms.
B Flat
Live jazz and acoustic music in a funky setting.
Berliner Teesalon
If there is one thing the British thought they could do better than the Germans, it was tea, but this little shop doesn't care for that, offering a fantastic selection of teas.
City Beach Berlin
It might seem an unlikely location but Berlin is a premier spot for beach volleyball. The German Open is one of the biggest on the circuit and Berlin played host to the World Championships in 2005.
Curry 36
A local budget snack bar that celebrates the German sausage in true Berlin style.  
Der Freischwimmer
A laid-back flea-market decorated living room vibe.
District Mot
District Mot provides an authentic Southeast Asian street food experience, inside a colourfully decorated shabby-chic cafe. 
East Side Gallery
Not a gallery as such but a remaining section of the Berlin Wall stretching along Mühlenstraße in Friedrichshain. International artists were invited to decorate sections and today it exists as a poignant work of art.
Ehrenburg
The cheerily lit Ehrenburg is the perfect spot for a mid-morning espresso.
Flea Markets
Berlin is famous for its well-stocked flea markets which sell anything from vintage clothing and retro furnishings to old audio equipment and antique jewellery. Snap up a bargain!
Freak Out
Berlin has one of the best club scenes in the world so take home a record or two to remind yourself just how much fun you had here.
Gagarin
This patriotic café pays homage to East Berlin's communist heritage.
Hackbarth’s
A former GDR bakery this charming pub is popular with an artsy creative crowd.
Hamam in der Schokoladenfabrik
Only women are allowed at this spa, and they can take advantage of the tearoom and gardens or enjoy a extended massage.
Hotel Pension Dittberner
Intimate and charming this is one of the best pensions in the city.
Hotel Pension Funk
Small charming reasonably priced pension with 1920s/30s touches.
I Due Forni
Easily the coolest pizza joint in town I Due Forni serves up anarchy in a deep pan.
Il Ritrovo
The best pizza in Berlin and a shabby-chic interior make Il Ritrovo a great choice for a laid back meal in Friedrichshain. 
Ishin
The perfect place for a great sushi lunch just off bustling Friedrichstrasse.
Kaffee Am Meer
Light and airy this upbeat café/bar is one of the more stylish options in bohemian Kreuzberg.
Kaffee Burger
Kaffee Burger eschews the rather too-cool-for-school vibe that pervades other Mitte venues.
Kanu Connection
Canoeing can be a competitive sport indeed, which is why Berliners love nothing more than taking to the waterways that run through their city and paddling like there's no tomorrow.
Kater Holzig
A budget-friendly venue bursting with culture, attracting the liveliest of crowds and offering a huge variety of entertainment.
KIM Bar
Easy going and holding about as much pretension as a fried breakfast, Kim Bar is all about the music and the mixers. 
Knofi
This colourful café pays homage to Kreuzberg's Turkish community.
Le Coq D’or
An inexpensive Asain restaurant and lounge where Friedrichshain's young and fashionable come to while away and hour or three with some sushi and a few cocktails. 
Magnet
One of the best venues to catch up-and-coming rock acts.
Marga Schoeller Bücherstube
Bookworms rejoice! Berlin is home to some wonderful bookstores, and we can't wait to bury our head between some musty-smelling pages in the city that loves to read between the lines.
Monsieur Vuong
Essentially a fast food joint, Monsieur Vuong's is perennially popular.
Morgenrot
Harking back to East Berlin's more anarchic days this café is affiliated with the neighbouring squat.
No Hablo Espanol
Burritos with a difference; this is Mexican food with an international twist courtesy of Eiten and Joanna, two travelling foodies. &nb
Oderquelle
Friendly Germankneipe that's a world apart from Mitte's ultra-hip restaurants and bars.
Pension Rotdorn
Charming tranquil family run hotel with a slice of rural charm.
Pony Bar
Low key and relaxed the Pony Bar is perfect for a quick drink or long evening.
Propeller City Island Hotel
With 50 unique rooms the Propellor City Island hotel is Berlin at its most eccentric.

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