5 Chase-approved hangouts in Berlin
We're proud to present the next part of our European Chase-approved hotspots. This time we ventured into Berlin, the capital for (vegan) foodies, culture addicts & art lovers. Our time was limited, but that didn't stop us to select 5 awesome hotspots that will lift your next visit to the German capital to a higher level.
We're starting off our list of hotspots with a real hidden gem, located in the center of Görlitzer Park. It’s pretty hard to find, but once we got inside the staff were helpful and got us set up in no time to start our black light mini-golf experience. The course is located in the basement of the building and is spread across five artistically decorated rooms. The final room strongly resembles a skate park and was a bit too hard for our taste, causing some queues at every hole. Nevertheless, we highly recommend this place if you’re looking for some budget-friendly games with friends.
Görlitzer Str. 1, 10997 Berlin
Max & Murat
Max & Murat is a small restaurant located next to an Underground Station called Görlitzer Bahnhof. We had spotted this place on our way back from Schwarzlicht Minigolf and were very intrigued by the interior and their broad variety of affordable vegan (and non-vegan) pizzas, pastas and salads. These were without a doubt one of the best pizzas we had ever ordered, especially the vegan ‘Salami’. This place proves that vegan alternatives can be just as tasty and cheap as the classic pizzas. The staff was very friendly and even offered us a tea on the house at the end of our meal.
Skalitzer Str. 101, 10997 Berlin
One of the locals’ most beloved cafés for breakfast and lunch is Krone, located near Mauerpark in Prenzlauer Berg. The café is situated in Oderberger Strasse, a street filled with vintage shops and cosy places to grab a coffee. Krone stands out with an extensive menu (also for vegans), a cosy interior and very attentive service. The menu is modern; packed with original pancakes, egg options, cereals and sandwiches. Making reservations is advised, and as we didn’t call ahead it cost us a few minutes waiting outside.
Oderberger Str. 38, 10435 Berlin
Spreegold is a restaurant located near Alexanderplatz, tipped to us by some locals. The place was packed with young adults meeting up for a little chat and a quick bite. One ,would describe it as an upgrade to the usual range of fast foods, versatile, and sure to please anyone. They serve smoothies, pancakes, sandwiches, eggs, pastas, salads, cakes, … If you don’t feel like sitting in, you can always order take away. Spreegold has 3 branches in Berlin, who knows what’s up next.
Rosa-Luxemburg-Straße 2, 10178 Berlin
East Side Gallery
We figured that East Side Gallery should definately be included in the list of must sees in Berlin. The location breathes history, empowered many social movements, and features plenty of street art, what’s not to like? Well, maybe the groups of tourists desperately wanting a selfie with the murals. But anyway, we really think this is a must see for everyone visiting Berlin! The East Side Gallery is the largest remaining piece of the Berlin Wall and consists of 105 paintings by artists from all over the world. The most famous work of art is a piece by Dmitri Vrubel and depicts Leonid Brezhnev and Erich Honecker kissing. A huge section of the wall was protected with fencing while we visited, but that didn’t stop us from being amazed by the numerous art pieces.
Mühlenstraße, 10243 Berlin