Exploring Berlin: Our Favorites in the West

Writing the different city guides for our ongoing series Exploring Berlin has been a true pleasure in the past months. It’s something that we haven’t done so much in the past, but have been really getting into especially within the last year. We love how it makes us explore parts of Berlin that we haven’t been so focused on before and to always look out for the new things popping up. We have also enjoyed the feedback that we get from you guys that add their personal favorites to our themed or district guides and most of all we love to read the comments how these guides have helped you find you way around in Berlin.

When Citadines asked us to compile one of our Berlin guides for their Travel Capsule campaign we were of course happy to do so. The Travel Capsule is an interactive experiences in Paris and London that combines the physical with the digital. In both cities, the brand will set up a studio in big train stations which is a recreation of a Citadines apart‘hotel. In this studio visitors will be able to travel to either Berlin, London or Paris via a big interactive screen where they will get special recommendations for each city curated by local bloggers. This is were we come in: We chose 20 places in Berlin in different categories including culture, food, business and shopping that will be shown on an interactive video map inside the Travel Capsules giving the visitor a digital tour of the town while snacking on specialties from each respective country. If they are lucky they can also win trips and hotel nights in one of those cities such as Berlin where the Citadines apart’hotel is located at Olivaer Platz right in the heart of Charlottenburg.

We want to share a part of this guide with you today and selected 10 places that are in the West of Berlin including Tiergarten, Charlottenburg and Schöneberg – those districts that we have neglected far too long and that we particularly enjoy to discover these days. Have a look at our selection after the jump!



Enjoy some of the freshest and richest burritos in town at the Californian comfort food joint Dolores at Wittenbergplatz.

Bayreuther Straße 36, 10789 Berlin-Schöneberg

photo: Dolores


The new restaurant Martha’s serves modern versions of German-style dishes. Not only are they prepared to look like little beautiful paintings, they also taste like heaven. Be prepared for some new experience with dishes like blood sausage and tongue.

Grunewaldstr. 81, 10823 Berlin-Schöneberg

photo: Martha’s

Café am Neuen See

This cafe and restaurant is embedded right into the green of Tiergarten and serves German-style cakes for the afternoon and traditional dishes for dinner. Especially in the summer it’s great to hang out outside at the lake, take a little boat ride and enjoy a beer in the evening.

Lichtensteinallee 2, 10787 Berlin-Tiergarten

photo: Cafe am neuen See

Schwarzes Cafe

You can’t miss this place with a colorful neon parrot in the front window. Step in to enjoy the charming old building atmosphere and enjoy breakfast at any time of the day.

Kantstraße 148, 10623 Berlin-Charlottenburg



Enjoy the best contemporary theater in town and Germany’s best stage actors at Schaubühne, the big theater of West Berlin.

Kurfürstendamm 153, 10709 Berlin-Charlottenburg

photo: Gianmarco Bresadola

C|O Berlin

The C|O is Berlin’s biggest and most important gallery for photography showing the biggest photographers in world at Amerika Haus in West Berlin.

Hardenbergstraße 22, 10623 Berlin-Charlottenburg


photo: David von Becker

Helmut Newton Foundation

Helmut Newton is one of the most iconic photographers of our time. In the Helmut Newton Foundation in Berlin you can see exhibitions from his work along with other famous photographers.

Jebensstr. 2, 10623 Berlin-Charlottenburg

photo: Helmut Newton Foundation


Dawid Tomaszewski

One of the most exciting pret-a-porter designers of Berlin is Dawid Tomaszewski and a visit to his boutique in West Berlin will give you a chance to get your hands on some of Berlin’s finest fashion.

Richard-Wagner-Platz 1, 10585 Berlin-Charlottenburg

photo: Dawid Thomaszewski

Chelsea Farmers Club

This menswear shop is focused on jackets, tweed and accessories for the modern-day gentleman with a flavor for the old times.

Schlüterstraße 50, 10629 Berlin-Charlottenburg

photo: Chelsea Farmers Club


One of the biggest selection of Berlin-based fashion designers can be found at this concept store inside the Bikini Berlin mall. Here you can find a piece of Berlin to wear.

Budapester Str. 38-50, 10787 Berlin-Schöneberg

LNFA Store 2 - 01

photo: LNFA Store

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Which us other places in the West of Berlin do you enjoy? Let us know in the comments below!

Thanks for the support by the Citadines Hotels.

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Frank is the founder and editor-in-chief of iHeartBerlin. He takes photos, makes videos, and writes texts mostly about what's going on in Berlin. His vision and interests have shaped iHeartBerlin since its conception back in 2007 - and he hopes to continue bringing you the best of Berlin for many years to come.