The Wednesday Tour: Kreuzberg & Schöneberg

You’re in for a treat today! Kreuzberg is the apotheosis of Berlin’s cool, laid back, multi culti community and we’ll show you to all the best spots. Schöneberg probably lost some of its flair when David Bowie and Iggy Pop moved out, but at least us humble rock’n’roll pilgrims can now revisit the places that inspired these ingenious minds to create some of the most amazing albums of their respective careers. But today, let’s focus on the more trodden path that really anyone is bound to enjoy. Ready to explore?

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Breakfast – 3 Schwestern

If you have some instant second thoughts about this tour upon arriving on Kotti – fret not, few have the mental capacity to take in this urban wilderness sober. The breakfast place you’re about to see is way more peaceful (also cleaner), we promise. 3 Schwestern, a restaurant with a really laid-back vibe featuring international cuisine is located at the Kunstquartier Bethanien, which is a totally unpretentious repurposed artist space.

3 Schwestern, Mariannenplatz 2, 10997 Berlin-Kreuzberg

photo: amydebenhamevans

Voo Store

After the hearty breakfast at 3 Schwestern, it’s time to feed the soul, too. Combining luxury fashion retail with creative lifestyle concepts, the Voo Store is your all-in-one solution to get hip with alternative clothing ideas as well as innovative books, magazines, stationery and items for home.

Voo Store, Oranienstraße 24, 10999 Berlin Kreuzberg

photo: Voo Store


Fatigued by all the shopping efforts but you don’t want to waste any time and proceed with our tour? I have just the cure for that! You’ll appreciate this incredibly witty pun when you walk into Ora – it’s a former pharmacy adapted as a coffee place. Along with great coffee, they also offer a few small dishes. Their specialty is the freshly baked sour dough bread that you can order with a variety of toppings.

Ora, Oranienplatz 14, 10999 Berlin Kreuzberg

photo: iHeartBerlin


Whether you’re into crafts or a sucker for stationary, the actual time you spend in Modulor will strongly exceed your initial estimates. One of the most amazing aspects of the shop’s outstanding offer is the crazy variety of its materials: from PVC through corrugated sheets and faux leather, they’ve got it all.

Modulor, Prinzenstr. 85, 10969 Berlin Kreuzberg

photo: iHeartBerlin

St. Agnes

Now that you know where to get all the materials for your artistic endeavors, it’s time to get inspired! For this purpose, few places are as appropriate as the St. Agnes Gallery of contemporary art. It’s located in a Brutalist building that used to be a church and it’s free of charge.

König Galerie, St. Agnes, Alexandrinenstr. 118-121, 10969 Berlin Kreuzberg

photoDavid KasparekCC (with filter)

Berlinische Galerie

Another source of inspiration is just an 8 minute walk away. The Berlinische Galerie is a museum of modern art, photography, and architecture. Their collections include Dada Berlin, the Neue Sachlichkeit (New Objectivity) and the Eastern European avant-garde.

Berlinische Galerie, Alte Jakobstraße 124-128, 10969 Berlin Kreuzberg

photo: Berlinische Galerie

Jüdisches Museum

Designed by Daniel Liebeskind, already the building of the Jewish Museum is bound to have an effect on you. Inside, the permanent exhibition “Two Millennia of German Jewish History“, depicting Germany through the eyes of the Jewish minority, and a few special temporary exhibitions will open your mind to a lot of significant facts.

Jüdisches Museum, Lindenstraße 9-14, 10969 Berlin Kreuzberg

photo: Jens Ziehe

Hallesches Haus

If you got a bit hungry while running around the various exhibits, rest for a while at the nearby Hallesches Haus. It’s a very unique location, combining a lunchroom, general store, and an event space. If you’re always on the lookout for tangible examples of the city’s spirit, there are plenty of awesome items by Berlin-based designers at their store you can browse through!

Hallesches Haus, Tempelhofer Ufer 1, 10961 Berlin Kreuzberg

photo: iHeartBerlin

Park am Gleisdreieck

We’ve also penciled in a slot for some peace and quiet. The park located at the Gleisdreieck station is vast and modern – perfect to catch your breath between taking in the many attractions.

Park at Gleisdreieck, Möckernstraße 26, 10963 Berlin Kreuzberg

photo: Ingolf / cc

Martin Gropius Bau

Just a 10 minutes commute from the Gleisdreieck station, the Martin Gropius Bau is one of Berlin’s most iconic exhibition halls. Originally designed in the renaissance style and initially opened in 1881, the venue has hosted a great many intriguing exhibits from all over the world.

Martin Gropius Bau, Niederkirchnerstraße 7, 10963 Berlin Kreuzberg

photo: Paul VanDerWerf / cc


Berlin is not a city of skyscrapers, but it’s still worth to see it from above – especially with the Weltballon! This huge helium balloon can lift you up to 150 meters high above the city and give you a panorama view of Berlin’s sights, architecture and nature.

Weltballon, Zimmerstraße 95-100, 10117 Berlin-Mitte

photoSusanne NilssonCC

Potsdamer Straße

Potsdamer Str used to be a forgotten corner that people visited mostly because of the theatre, but in recent years, the street has developed into a melting pot for contemporary art with countless new galleries and a few hot spots for avant-garde fashion.

If you’re an aesthetic type, Potsdamer Straße is a must: there, you’ll find the Berlin high-quality fashion brand Maisonnoée as well as the incredible store of the hat designer Fiona Bennett. There’s also all the cool, far out art galleries: the Blain|Southern, Galerie Thomas Fischer, or the the Circle Culture Gallery. Check out our full extensive guide to all the hotspots of Potsdamer Str here.

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Dinner – Sticks’n’Sushi

Today’s been a wild ride indeed! Let’s top it off with a delicious dinner at Sticks’n’Sushi, a restaurant where the menu is all about high-quality, fresh food based on a unique combination of traditional sushi and yakitori sticks from the grill, along with a selection of chicken, pork, beef and vegetable skewers.

Sticks’n’Sushi, Potsdamer Straße 85, 10785 Berlin

photo: Sticks’n’Sushi

Drinks – Victoria Bar

And now for the evening’s finale: cheers! If you’re feeling like going to a classic bar where professional bartenders serve real cocktails and the toilet walls aren’t all scribbled with cheesy lyrics and voodoo spells directed at somebody’s ex, you’ll enjoy Victoria bar – an elegant Schöneberg lounge!

Victoria Bar, Potsdamer Straße 102, 10785 Berlin

photo: Victoria Bar

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