In our series “A perfect day in …”, employees present the various German locations of Cushman & Wakefield from a private point of view. This time Viviana Plasil shares her highlights in the German capital Berlin.
Charlottenburg, Tiergarten, Moabit and Kreuzberg: My perfect day in western Berlin
First of all, Berlin is just too big. That’s why I chose one direction: the west.
If you are a yoga enthusiast, which I am, you are spoilt for choice in Berlin. There are an incredible number of yoga schools and studios where you can practice every conceivable form and type. Whether sweaty and at 40 degrees, dancing, meditating, fascial, with ropes or in the open air – in Berlin everyone can really find themselves in their own way.
Personally, I prefer it more classic and therefore I find Spirit Yoga great. The nice thing is that there are three Spirit Yoga studios in Berlin: in the Mitte, Charlottenburg and Zehlendorf districts. For me, the perfect day starts with an hour of Sunrise Yoga– ideally before breakfast – in Charlottenburg.
Breakfast is not necessarily my favourite meal, so I am usually perfectly happy with a good cappuccino and a croissant or some other sweet treat. Relatively undiscovered in a truly underappreciated Moabit district of Berlin, between Mitte and Charlottenburg, is the lovingly designed Café Natürlicher Lebensraum. Antje Menz and her team bake cakes and gateaux themselves; a delicious brunch is also now offered at weekends.
Opening hours: daily from 8 a.m.
Jonasstrasse 7, 10551 Berlin
If the weather plays along and it is the weekend, I like nothing better than strolling through the flea market and antique market in the Strasse des 17. Juni. Whether Art Nouveau ceiling lamps, crystal glasses or rare silver cutlery: Everyone looking for replacement pieces or unique items will find something here. Definitely worth a visit!
Opening hours: every Saturday and Sunday 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
10623 Berlin, directly at Tiergarten S-Bahn station
If you like sushi and Japanese simplicity and elegance, Kuchi in Kantstrasse will certainly appeal to you. A good place to pause and gain strength for the next stop.
Opening hours: every day from 12 noon
Kantstrasse 30, 10623 Berlin
Even after lunch, we are staying in the former West Berlin: The C/O at Amerika Haus always has brilliant photo exhibitions. So far, all the exhibitions I have seen there were invariably highly recommendable. Theme evenings and guided tours are also often available. A look at the website for the current programme is definitely a good idea.
C/O at Amerika Haus
Opening hours: daily 11 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Hardenbergstrasse 22-24, 10623 Berlin
After absorbing some photographic culture, you are likely in a shopping mood. We bid Charlottenburg “farewell” and head to Kreuzberg. Markthalle Neun is a great example of how the culinary scene in Kreuzberg has developed in recent years. Here you will find delicious bread, the best coffee, wild herb salads and homemade pasta. In addition, there are often special events such as the street food market Stadt Land Food.
Eisenbahnstrasse 42/43, 10997 Berlin
After such a busy day, your feet might well be hurting a bit. Therefore, I recommend not moving too far this evening and instead having an outstanding Viennese schnitzel in a Viennese coffeehouse atmosphere at Jolesch. Even if you are not keen on Viennese schnitzel, there is something to please every palate on the small but thoughtfully composed menu.
Muskauer Strasse 1, 10997 Berlin
After dinner, well-fed and satisfied but still with tired feet, a glass of wine is in order. In a relaxed atmosphere and with a delicious drop or two, dreams of idyllic holidays in Italy are guaranteed.
Gallina – Vineria Bar
Pücklerstrasse 20, 10997 Berlin
Traveling to Munich instead? Hubert Keyl’s recommendations for a perfect day in the Bavarian capital can be found here.
By Viviana Plasil, Head of Marketing & Communications Germany
Viviana Plasil has been Head of Marketing & Communications Germany at Cushman & Wakefield since December 2017. With her extensive experience including Digital Marketing she will further develop and expand activities in this area at Cushman & Wakefield Germany.