Words by Chloe Hava
Begin your day with a hearty Frühstück at Schneeweiß in Friedrichshain, East Berlin. The beautifully displayed buffet will see you returning to refill your plate.
Take a leisurely stroll along the Spree to digest. Cross Oberbaum Bridge for a glimpse of Molecule Man and head towards Mitte (the middle district).
Breeze through the collection of five galleries on Museum Island. Catch ‘The Crown of Kerch: Treasures from the Dawn of European History’ exhibition at the Neues Museum, and gaze at regal jewels dating back to medieval times.
Jump on the U-Bahn and make your way west to the Liquidrom. Unwind with a good schvitz or float aimlessly in the warm, saltwater pool. If you’re feeling peckish, indulge in a Flammkuchen (German pizza) and some bubbles.
Enjoy a spot of shopping at swish KaDeWe, Berlin’s finest Kaufhaus. The 60,000sqm department store hosts too many designer labels to name and is Europe’s second largest shopping store after Harrods.
Dinner time! Reserve a table at Michelin starred Borchardt, a traditional German restaurant beloved by Berlin’s high society for 150 years.
Wind down for the evening with a drink at the plush Hotel de Rome. Sip on a Riesling at the Rooftop Terrace, with expansive views over the city.
Chloe Hava is a Sydney-based writer who spent four years frolicking around Berlin.