The best street food in Berlin
Over the past few years, street food in Berlin has undergone a quiet revolution. The city's kerbside dining scene is in the grip of a gastronomic renaissance, and has moved far beyond traditional German eats in a movement spearheaded by amateur and professional cooks from around the world. Street food stalls with exotic flavours have been pitching up in Berlin’s abandoned warehouses, street markets, former beer halls and even refurbished boats on the Spree, and late opening hours mean they're starting to become veritable nightlife destinations in themselves. Pop-up food events or street food parties are taking place almost every week, somewhere in the city. There is even now an annual festival of street food, Stadt, Land, Food, a four-day blowout of non-stop mouthwatering mayhem, where street food stalls mingle with an international roll-call of street food and pop up experts debating sustainability, provenance and global cuisine within the city’s social context. Hungry? Prime your bellies, grab a fork and join us for a belly-busting rumble around town to find the pick of the Berlin street food purveyors…
Insider’s guide to the Berlin Wall
One of Berlin’s most compelling tourist attractions barely exists. But the remnants of the Berlin Wall continue to draw thousands of tourists annually to the city, in search of its lingering history and traces. Elated Berliners almost completely trashed the complex system of walls, barriers, checkpoints and death strips in the months following the downfall of the DDR in 1989. Today, where once stood barriers and watchtowers, stand memorials and monuments, guarding and contextualising the actual physical remains. Nevertheless, there's still much to see. And whether you decide to strike out alone or take one of the tours with which Berlin is awash (via anything from a refurbished Trabant to public transport, bike, foot and even pedal-powered ‘beer bikes’), you’ll be able to see not only the physical fragments of a still scarcely believable intervention in Western politics, society and culture but also mull on the city’s torturous relationship with its own history, through the diverse disparity between sites and memorials. From the national memorial for the victims of the Berlin Wall, the Berlin Wall Memorial to the north of Rosenthalerplatz in Mitte at the former Bernauerstrasse crossing to the Wannsee lake to the southwest of the city, the Berlin Wall Trail follows the entire 160km former route the Wall took to encircle West Berlin between 1961 and 1989, much of which utilises the former patrol roads used by security police on both sides of the barrier. Many of the key stop-of
Berlin street art gallery
You don't have to visit a gallery for a taste of the city's creative side – the Berlin street art scene is a visual feast in itself. And in a city for so long defined by a wall, that's no surprise. Take a look through our gallery of some of the finest murals to be found across Berlin's neighbourhoods.