Berlin is the capital and largest city of Germany and has almost 4 million inhabitants. Berlin lies on the banks of the River Spree, and about one- third of the city's area is composed of forests, parks, gardens, rivers, canals and lakes. Dating back to the 13th century, Berlin has in turn been the capital of Brandenburg (1417–1701), Prussia (1701–1918), the German Empire (1871–1918), the Weimar Republic (1919–1933), and the Third Reich (1933–1945). Following World War II Germany was divided into the separate countries of West and East Germany. Berlin was located within East Germany but the city itself was divided, with West Berlin becoming West German territory, surrounded by East Germany and separated from it by the Berlin Wall (1961–1989). East Berlin became capital of East Germany, while Bonn became capital of West Germany. When Germany was reunified in 1990, Berlin once again became the capital of all of Germany. Berlin, with its long and varied history, has become a major tourist destination with much to offer a broad spectrum of visitors.

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Hummus and Friends  Website Trip Advisor Page A Mediterranean / Middle Eastern restaurant where, as the name might suggest, the focus is on hummus (in several varieties) served with a range of vegetarian options. The food is good, the presentation is attractive and the young waiting staff are welcoming and attentive. The atmosphere is bustling both inside the restaurant and on the exterior terrace to the side. (Oranienburger Strasse 27, 10117 Berlin) Julchen Hoppe  Website Trip Advisor Page This traditional German restaurant is located on the fringe of the Nikolaiviertel just down from the Rotes Rathaus. The emphasis is on meaty dishes served in large portions, although there are some fish and vegetarian options. The service is affable enough and the atmosphere feels authentic due to the old-style decor which includes kitchen display cabinets containing old fashioned blue and white crockery. (Rathausstraße 25, 10178 Berlin) Sagrantino 136  Website Trip Advisor Page This lovely Italian restaurant is located on a quiet side street near the New Synagogue. The atmosphere is relaxed and it is easy to think that you are in Southern Europe rather than just steps away from the hustle and bustle of Berlin. The menu is imaginative and the food is freshly prepared. The waiting staff are knowledgeable and helpful and the service is efficient without being rushed. Worth a try. (Linienstraße 136, 10115 Berlin) Solino  Trip Advisor Page Solino is a pretty Italian restaurant in the heart of the Nikolaiviertel which serves a range of Italian dishes which includes but goes beyond the usual pizza and pasta options. A decent range of wines is also on offer. Prices are moderate and the service is particularly friendly. Diners can choose between the small, attractive interior and the streetfront exterior terrace. (Poststraße 11, 10178 Berlin) Zum Nussbaum  Trip Advisor Page This is a small, traditional pub in the Nikolaiviertel which serves food like you wish your mother had made! The interior consists of a number of small rooms and the decor is resolutely old fashioned with lots of dark wood on show. The food itself is unsurprisingly traditional - schnitzel, sausage etc. The service is friendly but brisk in the German way. It is invariably busy, so be prepared to share a table. (Am Nußbaum 3, 10178 Berlin)

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Park Inn  Website Trip Advisor Page The Park Inn is housed in a tall tower block in the centre of Berlin near the Berlin TV Tower. With 1026 rooms and no less than three restaurants, this Radisson-owned hotel is hardly an intimate setting for a city break, but its rather corporate feel is more than compensated for by its central location, its convenience to U-bahn, S-bahn and “Hop On Hop Off” bus connections and the likelihood of getting a good deal on the room price. The rooms are modern and comfortable and come with all amenities, including air conditioning and a room safe. There are lots of cafes nearby for breakfast and there are two restaurant areas within easy walking distance, the Nikolaiviertel to the south of Alexanderplatz and the Scheunenviertel (Jewish Quarter) to the west. The restaurants recommended on this page are located in one or other of these areas. The Park Inn is worth a try at the right price. ( Alexanderplatz 7, 10178 Berlin )
Potsdam Sanssouci Palace Chorin Monastery Sachenhausen Camp Bernau Altstadt Spandau Altstadt     Out of Town Brandenburg Gate Reichstag Checkpoint Charlie Museum Island Jewish Museum Berlin TV Tower           Greatest Hits Worth a Look Gendarmenmarkt Berliner Dom Kaiser Wilhelm Church  Charlottenburg Palace Berlin Wall Memorial New Synagogue Park Inn - Exterior Park Inn - Bedroom Park Inn - Bathroom Park Inn - Bar Fulchen Hoppe Hummus and Friends Sagrantino 136

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Berlin is essentially a beer town, and wine can be an expensive option as a drink to accompany your meal. Carafes of wine are not in evidence and the choice is therefore a bottle of wine or wine by the glass. Incidentally, the standard measure in Berlin for a glass of wine is 200ml rather than the usual 175ml. Zum Nussbaum Solino Zum Nussbaum
Berlin
Berlin is the capital and largest city of Germany and has almost 4 million inhabitants. Berlin lies on the banks of the River Spree, and about one- third of the city's area is composed of forests, parks, gardens, rivers, canals and lakes. Dating back to the 13th century, Berlin has in turn been the capital of Brandenburg (1417–1701), Prussia (1701–1918), the German Empire (1871–1918), the Weimar Republic (1919–1933), and the Third Reich (1933–1945). Following World War II Germany was divided into the separate countries of West and East Germany. Berlin was located within East Germany but the city itself was divided, with West Berlin becoming West German territory, surrounded by East Germany and separated from it by the Berlin Wall (1961–1989). East Berlin became capital of East Germany, while Bonn became capital of West Germany. When Germany was reunified in 1990, Berlin once again became the capital of all of Germany. Berlin, with its long and varied history, has become a major tourist destination with much to offer a broad spectrum of visitors.
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Park Inn Potsdam Sanssouci Palace Chorin Monastery Sachenhausen Camp Bernau Altstadt Spandau Altstadt  Out of Town Brandenburg Gate Reichstag Checkpoint Charlie Museum Island Jewish Museum Berlin TV Tower           Greatest Hits Worth a Look Gendarmenmarkt Berliner Dom Kaiser Wilhelm Church Charlottenburg Palace Berlin Wall Memorial New Synagogue
Park Inn  Website Trip Advisor Page The Park Inn is housed in a tall tower block in the centre of Berlin near the Berlin TV Tower. With 1026 rooms and no less than three restaurants, this Radisson-owned hotel is hardly an intimate setting for a city break, but its rather corporate feel is more than compensated for by its central location, its convenience to U-bahn, S-bahn and “Hop On Hop Off” bus connections and the likelihood of getting a good deal on the room price. The rooms are modern and comfortable and come with all amenities, including air conditioning and a room safe. There are lots of cafes nearby for breakfast and there are two restaurant areas within easy walking distance, the Nikolaiviertel to the south of Alexanderplatz and the Scheunenviertel (Jewish Quarter) to the west. The restaurants recommended on this page are located in one or other of these areas. The Park Inn is worth a try at the right price. ( Alexanderplatz 7, 10178 Berlin )
Sagrantino 136 Solino Hummus and Friends Julchen Hoppe Zum Nussbaum Berlin is essentially a beer town, and wine can be an expensive option as a drink to accompany your meal. Carafes of wine are not in evidence and the choice is therefore a bottle of wine or wine by the glass. Incidentally, the standard measure in Berlin for a glass of wine is 200ml rather than the usual 175ml.
Hummus & Friends  Website Trip Advisor Page A Mediterranean / Middle Eastern restaurant where, as the name might suggest, the focus is on hummus (in several varieties) served with a range of vegetarian options. The food is good, the presentation is attractive and the young waiting staff are welcoming and attentive. The atmosphere is bustling both inside the restaurant and on the exterior terrace to the side. (Oranienburger Strasse 27, 10117 Berlin) Julchen Hoppe  Website Trip Advisor Page This traditional German restaurant is located on the fringe of the Nikolaiviertel just down from the Rotes Rathaus. The emphasis is on meaty dishes served in large portions, although there are some fish and vegetarian options. The service is affable enough and the atmosphere feels authentic due to the old-style decor which includes kitchen display cabinets containing old fashioned blue and white crockery. (Rathausstraße 25, 10178 Berlin) Sagrantino 136  Website Trip Advisor Page This lovely Italian restaurant is located on a quiet side street near the New Synagogue. The atmosphere is relaxed and it is easy to think that you are in Southern Europe rather than just steps away from the hustle and bustle of Berlin. The menu is imaginative and the food is freshly prepared. The waiting staff are knowledgeable and helpful and the service is efficient without being rushed. Worth a try. (Linienstraße 136, 10115 Berlin) Solino  Trip Advisor Page Solino is a pretty Italian restaurant in the heart of the Nikolaiviertel which serves a range of Italian dishes which includes but goes beyond the usual pizza and pasta options. A decent range of wines is also on offer. Prices are moderate and the service is particularly friendly. Diners can choose between the small, attractive interior and the streetfront exterior terrace. (Poststraße 11, 10178 Berlin) Zum Nussbaum  Trip Advisor Page This is a small, traditional pub in the Nikolaiviertel which serves food like you wish your mother had made! The interior consists of a number of small rooms and the decor is resolutely old fashioned with lots of dark wood on show. The food itself is unsurprisingly traditional - schnitzel, sausage etc. The service is friendly but brisk in the German way. It is invariably busy, so be prepared to share a table. (Am Nußbaum 3, 10178 Berlin)