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Berlin (DE)
« on: September 26, 2011, 03:18:43 pm »
After two trips last year I'm popping back over for a quick weekend break in November.

I've done many of the usual things in the past few trips and I'm wondering if anyone has got any suggestions? Especially with regard to good places to eat/drink as well as shop!

For a clue, my favourite things from previous trips... Treptower Park for the sights, DC4 for the shopping and The Bird for eating!)
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Re: Berlin (DE)
« Reply #1 on: September 26, 2011, 03:55:12 pm »
Burg und Schild and the local Red Wing store are worth a visit. plus the Ramones Museum. Not sure, if DC4 has a local store at the moment.

Edit by LandoCal126: http://www.burgundschild.com/
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Re: Berlin (DE)
« Reply #2 on: September 26, 2011, 04:11:40 pm »
for shopping also 14oz http://www.14oz-berlin.com/cms/index.php?article_id=4&clang=0

DC4 does not have a physical store at the moment, not sure if this is sorted till November...
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Re: Berlin (DE)
« Reply #3 on: September 26, 2011, 04:32:57 pm »
Beat me to the thread creation for Berlin. We're having a bit of a meet up in January for the Heavyweight Championship over on SUFU, and to coincide with Bread and Butter, and simply so a few of us like minded folks can meet up for a few beers in a cool city.

I'd like some suggestions of cool places to eat/ drink/ hang out for the weekend whilst we're there.
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Re: Berlin (DE)
« Reply #4 on: September 27, 2011, 06:14:52 am »
R A M O N E S Museum, goddamnit :D
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Re: Berlin (DE)
« Reply #5 on: October 12, 2011, 10:17:18 am »
Does anyone have the inside scoop on how the new DC4 is coming along? 

Does Daniel ever check in here?  :D
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Re: Berlin (DE)
« Reply #6 on: October 12, 2011, 12:41:23 pm »
Love the place, I've been visiting Berlin three times a year past few years.

Here's some tips that I can remember:

Great photography gallery C/O Berlin
http://www.co-berlin.info/

Nice vietnamese to pop while shopping in Burg & Schild and 14 oz
http://www.monsieurvuong.de/

And a MUST visit every time is a pizzeria run by italian punkrockers
I Due Forni http://www.tripadvisor.com/Restaurant_Review-g187323-d886780-Reviews-I_Due_Forni-Berlin.html
(they also have two more of these restaurants, Il Ritrovo in Friedrichshain and one in Kreuzberg)

Great japanese restaurant Sasaya in Prenzlauer Berg
http://sasaya-berlin.de/

White Trash is the place to get some beer and good food
http://www.whitetrashfastfood.com/

Alpenstück was nice
http://www.alpenstueck.de

Cocolo was recommended by Daniel of DC4 but didn't have the time to go there on last visit
http://www.qype.com/place/362605-Cocolo-ramen--Berlin

On sunday, you should visit fleamarkets in Mauerpark and Arkonaplatz
http://berlin.barwick.de/shopping/flea-markets/flohmarkt-am-mauerpark.html
http://berlin.barwick.de/shopping/flea-markets/flohmarkt-am-arkonaplatz

Bike is the best way to get around in Berlin, lots of places to rent one too. Lila Bike is cheap and reliable http://www.berlin-citytours-by-bike.de/

Some random links:

Rembetis, old bikes
http://www.rembetis1.de/

Manufactum, all things hand made
http://www.manufactum.de/Kategorie/-41/Berlin.html

Berlin underground tours
http://berliner-unterwelten.de/

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Re: Berlin (DE)
« Reply #7 on: October 12, 2011, 01:27:24 pm »
Does anyone have the inside scoop on how the new DC4 is coming along? 

Does Daniel ever check in here?  :D

they are working on it but nothing exactly to tell about
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Re: Berlin (DE)
« Reply #8 on: October 12, 2011, 01:28:48 pm »
Ok, thanks, I was just wondering if it would be ready by November!
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Re: Berlin (DE)
« Reply #9 on: October 12, 2011, 01:48:30 pm »
Daniel has found premises and is hoping to sign the contract today......
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Re: Berlin (DE)
« Reply #10 on: October 12, 2011, 02:04:07 pm »
Going to Berlin at the end of next week for four days..
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Re: Berlin (DE)
« Reply #11 on: October 12, 2011, 02:17:32 pm »
Excellent news Giles!

Have fun Jii.
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Re: Berlin (DE)
« Reply #12 on: October 15, 2011, 12:13:30 pm »
Going to Berlin at the end of next week for four days..
Gimme a shout if you want to grab a drink or need orientation - will be in town for most parts of the the next 2 weeks...
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Re: Berlin (DE)
« Reply #13 on: October 19, 2011, 09:52:23 am »
Yes Berlin is a damn fine city.
I would not recommend the Due forni. Service is crap. They throw the pizza at you over the table, forget your order and do not excuse themselves for it. The worst was back in 2006 when they refuse to serve French friends before the football world cup final. So, no I do not recommend the due forni. Bad thing is: their pizze are not bad.

Really good Italian but pricey (for Berlin) is Al Contadino sotto le stelle on the Auguststr in Mitte. No pizze but real Italian food and stunning pasta.

For food I recommend Dolores in Mitte (Rosa-Luxemburg Str.), probably one the best burrito you will ever eat. They also have Anchor steam beer from SF to top it up.

Good Japanese food is hard to come by in Berlin, it is not Düsseldorf or Paris... but give a try to Tabibito in Neukölln.

For shopping, DC4 should reopen next week or so, I think, on the Torstrasse in Mitte. They have a lot of good stuff coming: IH 25oz. and PBJ 24 oz., but that is too heavy for me...

Manufactum is a nice store with good old things almost exclusively made in Europe or when not in developed countries.

14oz. is worth a visit, nice atmosphere, although I find their sell-force could be a lot better in the sense they tell you something fits you when it does not just for the sake of selling.
They also are not that regarding with made in china and all. They base themselves on quality not on where the stuff is produced. For the same price you can get an IH shirt made in Japan as an RRL made in China...

Hope it helps the visitors. Have fun in this beautiful city in which I have the luck to live :-)
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Re: Berlin (DE)
« Reply #14 on: October 19, 2011, 10:26:32 am »
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Manufactum is a nice store with good old things almost exclusively made in Europe or when not in developed countries.
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Don't forget to mention that Manufactum are carrying a Viberg collaboration in HH this fall!
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