Cathedral or market?
The Markthalle legend persists, and here in Moabit another chapter of Berlin’s colourful market history unfolds. The first impression of the Arminiusmarkthalle is often: “Did the architect really want to build a church?”
Elaborate archways, floral decorations in cast iron on the pillars, a window gallery as in a basilica with gothic-style bay windows. However, looking down from the gallery, you'll see traders and not worshippers, animatedly and noisily selling their wares. The Arminiusmarkthalle was opened in 1891. It was heavily damaged in the Second World War and rebuilt in the 1950s. In 1990, the facade was restored and in 1996 the interior was expensively refurbished with many features of the historical style. The building is now under national trust protection.
The farm shop in the market hall
The farm shop serves mainly Austrian cuisine. Standards are schnitzel, Kässpätzle and goulash. To match, a selection of regional and international wines are served at the living room bar. Try the editions of the Markthallen's own label, such as "Black & White" or the "Glashaus Collection", which are only available here. The cocktail menu features mainly Berlin spirits producers. And the beer also comes mainly from small Berlin breweries.
For brunch on Saturdays between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., you will be pampered by a prosecco butler. You'll also enjoy a selection of delicacies straight from the market stalls and live piano music.
Southern Cuisine at Smoke & Barrel
Fans of American Southern cuisine will get their money's worth at Smoke & Barrel. Pulled pork, beef brisket and spare ribs from the in-house smoker are served with fresh coleslaw and creamed corn.
Fresh fish and fish&chips
In addition to fresh fish and seafood, you can try your way through different fish&chips variations in the fish shop. Or you can have a fresh fish fried for you. Tip: You can also find a branch of the Markthalle fish shop at Schönhauser Allee 128 in Prenzlauer Berg.