Hg2 : The Hedonist

A Hedonist’s guide to…

Berlin

Staatsoper Unter den Linden
The Staatsoper is the most famous of Berlin's three opera houses.
Kaufhaus des Westens
A spectacle of a department store analogous to Harrod's in its finery. A different class of shopping.
P&T Boutique
Tea becomes unbelievably hip at a boutique aimed at teaching Berliners about the finer points of tea...
Zebrano
Young fun and instantly likeable this retro-styled bar is popular with a cosmopolitan crowd.
Ellington Hotel
Tradition with a modern twist is served up in style at the wonderful Ellington.
Vau
Modern and elegant this Michelin-starred restaurant offers true gastronomic work-out.
R.S.V.P. Papier
What better way to tell your friends of the wonderful time you are having in Berlin than by writing them a letter, and what better way to write a letter but on the finest paper in the city? Buy it here and impress everyone with your distinction.
40 Seconds
Sexy minimalist lounge with breathtaking views.
Kunst-Schule
Glorious designer homeware.
Alba Basketball
Basketball may not be an international sport here in Berlin but a game is fun nevertheless. Slam-drunks abounds here at Max-Schmeling-Halle.
Respectmen
Respectmen is a Berlin suit shop with serious style, featuring classic cuts and high profile labels that allow for the highest standards in male attire. 
Bamberger Reiter
Contemporary Austrian and German cooking in an ambience that is pure 'Old Germany'.
Lubitsch
It's Manolos at dawn at Lubitsch to win a table at this ladies-who-lunch favourite, as they waft through the restaurant on their way to nearby boutiques
Bless
Fashion meets art with contemporary designs that are pushing fashion boundaries. 
Vopo Records
Sometimes you need music that bucks trends, fights the system and makes you feel like getting a Mohawk. Vopo will have what you need.
Van Loon
Once a Dutch sailing boat it's been many years since Van Loon braved the ocean.
Killerbeast
One of a kind ‘out there’ fashion created from second hand items. 
Saphire Bar
The stylish ambiance sheds any stuffy whisky pretensions.
Clarchens Ballhaus
A charming garden café by day and dedicated dancing (think tango and swing) club by night.
No Hablo Espanol
Burritos with a difference; this is Mexican food with an international twist courtesy of Eiten and Joanna, two travelling foodies. &nb
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!
Ku’Damm 101
Stylish minimalist hotel furnished with the cream of German design.
Wintergarten Variete
The nightly cabaret dinners are a whirl of clowns magicians and acrobats.
Neue Nationalgalerie
Fans of cubism, expressionism, Bauhaus and surrealism will be at home here.
Gugelhof
Lovely laid back restaurant serving top notch Alsatian cuisine in an upbeat atmosphere.
Engelbecken
Low-key but exceedingly popular Bavarian/Italian restaurant.
Reichstag
Built in 1894 the Reichstag has had an interesting and at times controversial history.
Badeschiff
Berlin's swimming pools are a great example of Berlin's uniqueness - where else would you find a heated pool suspended in a river (that serves cocktails) regular nude bathing evenings and kilometres of sandy beach? 50 laps has never been as much fun.
Curry 36
A local budget snack bar that celebrates the German sausage in true Berlin style.  
Jil Sander
Minimalist high-end fashion from German born Jil Sander, a now world famous designer specialising in formal attire for men and women. 
Lorenz Adlon Esszimmer
Classic European cuisine that's fast becoming known as one of the best fine dining experiences in Berlin. 
Pension Rotdorn
Charming tranquil family run hotel with a slice of rural charm.
Morgenrot
Harking back to East Berlin's more anarchic days this café is affiliated with the neighbouring squat.
Propeller City Island Hotel
With 50 unique rooms the Propellor City Island hotel is Berlin at its most eccentric.
Jolesch
Popular throughout the day this opulent local eatery brings Austrian flair to Berlin.
Konzerthaus
This historical site still holds regular events.
Brot und Rosen
Romantic Italian restaurant with a lovely location overlooking the Volkspark.
SO36
This gay and lesbian venue is a Kreuzberg institution.
Adlon Day Spa
Not many spas can boast being set over three different floors but this is one of them and could be your escape from the stresses and strains of hard Berlin partying.
Saporito
A romantic hotspot for loved-up Berliners, it doesn’t get more authentically Italian than Saporito, a Berlin restaurant span style=font-size:12.0pt; font-family:&"

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