Hg2 : The Hedonist

A Hedonist’s guide to…

Berlin

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. 
Der Freischwimmer
A laid-back flea-market decorated living room vibe.
Weilands Wellfood
Serving up fresh fast food Weilands Wellfood is a welcome change.
Ehrenburg
The cheerily lit Ehrenburg is the perfect spot for a mid-morning espresso.
Pony Bar
Low key and relaxed the Pony Bar is perfect for a quick drink or long evening.
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.
Magnet
One of the best venues to catch up-and-coming rock acts.
Marina Lanke Berlin
With its waterways and rivers Berlin is the ideal city for taking out a boat and reclining blissfully on the deck of a chartered yacht... hopefully glass of wine in hand.
art’otel berlin mitte
Tasteful and modern this hotel combines contemporary art with rococo flourishes.
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.
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!
No Hablo Espanol
Burritos with a difference; this is Mexican food with an international twist courtesy of Eiten and Joanna, two travelling foodies. &nb
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.
Curry 36
A local budget snack bar that celebrates the German sausage in true Berlin style.  
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.
Pension Rotdorn
Charming tranquil family run hotel with a slice of rural charm.
Propeller City Island Hotel
With 50 unique rooms the Propellor City Island hotel is Berlin at its most eccentric.
Neue Nationalgalerie
Fans of cubism, expressionism, Bauhaus and surrealism will be at home here.
Morgenrot
Harking back to East Berlin's more anarchic days this café is affiliated with the neighbouring squat.
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.
District Mot
District Mot provides an authentic Southeast Asian street food experience, inside a colourfully decorated shabby-chic cafe. 
Hotel Pension Funk
Small charming reasonably priced pension with 1920s/30s touches.
Yaam @ Hoppetosse
Berlin's premier reggae party is always upbeat and full of interesting characters.
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:&"
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.
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.
Bauhaus Archiv
A detailed history of the movement that shaped Berlin from 1919 to 1933.
Wohnzimmer
An eclectic living-room style bar typical of East Berlin.
Sasaya
Chic modern decor and fantastic sushi.
Cara Tonga
Where horticulture becomes an art form, the fantastic flower arrangements are favoured by a design crowd.
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.
Anna Blume
Coffee and flowers are served under the one roof but best come for the hearty lunches and breakfasts‰Û_.
Sowohlalsauch
One of the best spots to indulge in 'kaffee und kuchen'.
Helmut Newton Museum
An exhibition of photographs and personal items from one of Berlin's artistic heroes.
I Due Forni
Easily the coolest pizza joint in town I Due Forni serves up anarchy in a deep pan.
Pergamonmuseum
The jewel in crowd of the Museuminsel one of the world's finest archaelogical museums.
Radio Art
Retro, old fashioned radios brought back to life as collector's items. Radio Art brings a timeless glamour to your stereo system. 
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.
Hackbarth’s
A former GDR bakery this charming pub is popular with an artsy creative crowd.

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