Hg2 : The Hedonist

A Hedonist’s guide to…

Berlin

Hotel Pension Funk
Small charming reasonably priced pension with 1920s/30s touches.
Borchardt
One of Berlin's top restaurants this relaxed French bistro is a local favourite.
Yaam @ Hoppetosse
Berlin's premier reggae party is always upbeat and full of interesting characters.
Volksbuhne
This imposing theatre offers a programme of radical, often controversial performances.
Yorckschlosschen
This grass-roots jazz club is the only one Hg2 recommends outside Charlottenburg.
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:&"
St Oberholz
Charming café with free wireless access and an abundance of cosy corners.
Hamburger Bahnhof
The converted Hamburger Bahnhof presents some striking collections of modern art.
Bar Jeder Vernunft
Synonymous with Berlin's Roaring '20s cabaret and continues to draw a crowd.
Hut Up
Bags, jewellery and elegant dresses, all lovingly hand made from felt. 
La Folie
Chef-owner Roland Passot knows a thing or two about French cuisine.
District Mot
District Mot provides an authentic Southeast Asian street food experience, inside a colourfully decorated shabby-chic cafe. 
Lovelite
Lovelite's large gallery space and idiosyncratic vibe pays homage to Berlin's squat party heritage albeit in a chicer incarnation.
Wasserwerk
As you might have guessed from the name, this lovingly-restored waterworks is quite a site – as are the international dishes and middle-of-the-road guests.
Kakao
Aldon Day Spa
Sommerbad Kreuzberg
The Princes' Pool out doors with multiple pools and even a nudist area for those who want to hang loose in the summer sun. Expect it to get busy on hot days.
Remake
Reassuringly expensive; small smart Remake has an imaginative organic menu.
Bauhaus Archiv
A detailed history of the movement that shaped Berlin from 1919 to 1933.
Berliner Ensemble
A theatre company established by Bertolt Brecht in 1948.
Geburtstagsklub
From the music policy to the crowd - diversity is the name of the game at Geburtstagsklub.
CSA Bar
Popular cocktail bar with super-stylish minimalist decor.
Surf & Segelschule
Set against the biggest lake in Berlin this a school offering courses as well as renting out all sorts of different aquatic vehicles.
The Honigmond Garden Hotel
Charming romantic hotel tucked away in Mitte's peaceful backstreets.
Hotel Concorde
Stylish luxury hotel perfectly situated for some serious shopping.
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.
Trust
An exclusive club for scene-conscious revellers, Trust puts on a decadent party, but only for those lucky enough to find it. 
Hotel Grand Esplanade
Business-friendly centrally located hotel with great facilities.
Fassbender & Rausch
Chocolates in every shape and form adorn the walls of Fassbender & Rausch.
Brandenburger Hof
Elegant tranquil idyll with a city centre postcode. An Hg2 favourite.
Liquidrom
A completely unique experience is to be had at the Liquidrom spa where underwater speakers add an utterly new dimension into soaking in water.
Duckwitz
This French deli-café serves up fantastic fresh dishes.
First Floor
A triumph of style and substance this Michelin-starred restaurant serves superb French cuisine.
Fiona Bennett
Elegant designer hats lovingly made by Fiona Bennett, a pioneer in couture hat design. 
Berlinagenten Lifestyle Tours
Bespoke lifestyle tours that get under the skin of Berlin and discover the city's local hotspots.
Fischers Fritz
Fabulously opulent two Michelin-starred seafood restaurant. ‰Û_
Margaux
Subtle décor meets delicate cuisine at Margaux Restaurant in central Berlin. 
Kochlust
Want to learn how to whip up a feast of food from all over the world? Then Kochlust is the place to go with cookbooks from every corner of the globe sold within. There is even a kitchen to practice in...

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