red|guide Tipps: Berlin
EAT in Berlin: Margaux
What do you think about those crazy chefs who throw the conventions of consistency overboard and suddenly serve chocolate air and soup-dust? Not sure? Then you should absolutely drop in at Margaux and breathe in a serving of Iced Berlin Air or nibble on Mineralwater jelly. Our conclusion - more fascinating as absurd! The aromas explode, your tastebuds will be taken by surprise and the gourmet heart will dance for joy. Of course the Margaux undoubtably belongs to the five top restaurants in Berlin. However, it 's astonishing that you don't feel like an underdressed pile of misery hiding behind a miniscule portion. At the Margaux, you are able to enjoy a perfect meal in a comfortable atmosphere. And it is all thanks to the owner and head chef Stephan Hentschel, who principally uses only the freshest ingredients, extravagant wild herbs and Himalaya sauces.
SHOP in Berlin: Eisdieler
The name may be somewhat misleading. Eisdieler (ice-cream dealer) hints towards the presence of ice-cream, and lots of it. But the search for creamy respite will have to be taken elsewhere... Whether it's urban sassy or sassy casual doesn't matter. Its gotta be cool and be suited to late trip down to the local nightclub. As the four in-house designers can't be expected to create everything, every now and again other artists are invited to add their two cents. For example Jim Avignon designed a pair of shoes for Eisdieler not so long ago. Of course it's not cheap to fit yourself out with the sassiest labels in the city. Cult comes at a price. A branded t-shirt costs upwards from ? 25.
STAY in Berlin: Honigmond Garden
Everyday is honey-sweet at this hotel. Wellness is guaranteed with every booking, whether you are just married or not even married at all! Although the Honigmond hotel doesn't appear that spectacular at first sight, it has won several awards for its relaxed, individually-styled rooms that have been tastefully fitted out with antiques. Dont let yourself be fooled by the unexceptional fassade, as a real comfort oasis is hidden beneath. Especially summer guests can enjoy this hotel's highlight: the garden, which will instantly whisk you away to a southern land. In earlier times, the area was used as a workshop for race-horse teams, however there are no signs of it's past to be felt. As a tip: when the hotel is fully booked, you can always kill some time in the hotel's restaurant, which is only 300m away and equally pretty.
SEE in Berlin: Tachelesred|guide Berlin
The Tacheles is an old boy in all things alternative art, and has become something of a landmark in the Berlin alternative scene. Although you have to be careful throwing around the term 'art' here, and although the best times here are already long gone, the liveliness of this place still shines. But it wasn't always the case - the ruines were once used by the Nazis. It wasn't until 1990 that the hedonists come to play and celebrated the fall of the Berlin Wall in the form of a pulsing art centre. Tenderly renovated, rebuilt and repaired? Wrong! The Tacheles is still proudly in ruins! Try and find a complete window pane - good luck!Even more interesting is having a beer at the bar. Conversations with former circus artists, DDR refugees and other special people are not out of the question! Or take a walk through the rear gardens, as that's where you can view the current exhibition. So is it off to the cinema afterwards? Or to one of the concerts? The stone at the Tacheles is not as hot as it once was, but it is still at a comfortable Berlin temperature.