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Top 11 new openings in Berlin in August

Shops, restaurants & new ideas

Panorama vom Humboldt Forum und dem Berliner Dom
© visitBerlin, Foto: Mo Wüstenhagen

New sounds in the world of classical music and lots of delicious new desserts to try out, that's what the new openings in August bring you. The first shops open in the new city quarter Am Tacheles. And the gastronomic scene surprises with new collaborations and flavour combinations.

Discover new restaurants, shops and cultural offerings in Berlin. There's a lot happening in the capital. Here are the top 11 new openings for the month of August in Berlin.

Tip 1: Stroll through the "Am Tacheles" arcade

Tacheles Artists' Collective Threatened With Closure
© Getty Images, Foto: Sean Gallup/Staff

The first shops have opened in the new city quarter at Tacheles. From Friedrichstraße you can already stroll through the 150-metre-long passage, which is now illuminated by golden bar lights and embellished with decorative green plants. Built in 1906, the Passage was considered an architectural sensation. In fact, the building served as a shopping temple until 1928.

But the complex made Berlin history above all as the Tacheles art quarter (see picture). In 1990, artists occupied the ruins and managed to get the building listed as a historical monument. Until 2009, 50 artists worked here, there was theatre, concerts, space for ideas, art and junk - then it was evicted. Today, 14 years later, everything is chic. And art will also move back in with the Fotografiska Museum, which is scheduled to open in September.

When: around the clock
Where: Oranienburger Straße 60, Mitte

Until then, you can discover art & culture in the following exhibition spaces:

Galleries and Exhibition Spaces

Tip 2: Look forward to new sounds in the classical music world

Konzerthaus Berlin - Great Hall
Konzerthaus Berlin - Great Hall © Uwe Arens

Maybe you've already seen the posters around town? With Joana Mallwitz, the Konzerthausorchester is the first major orchestra in Berlin to welcome a woman as chief conductor. Together with the new conductor, the season will open on 31 August. You can also meet Joana Mallwitz at the Konzerthaus Open Day on 3 September.

There is also news from the Deutsches Symphonie Orchester. This season there will be no symphony concert without at least one work by a female composer. Find out what else the new season has to offer in our visitBerlin blog:

When: Opening concert on 31 August, 8 p.m.
Where: Gendarmenmarkt 2, Mitte

11 Tips for the new classical music season

Tip 3: Haribo makes Berlin fans happy

HARIBO Shop Berlin
© HARIBO GmbH & Co. KG

Berlin's first Haribo shop naturally comes with BÄRliner Späti and fruit gum mixes specially adapted to the Berlin taste. In addition to the "BÄRliner Mische", you can also get creative at the candy bar and bag your own favourite gummy bears. Vegan and vegetarian bears are also part of the colourful assortment, which is spread over a generous 220 square metres. You'll find the new Haribo World right opposite KaDeWe. What else you can discover around Kudamm and Tauentzienstraße, we reveal here:

When: Monday to Saturday 10 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Where: Tauentzienstraße 2 - 3, City West

KurfürstendamM & Tauentzienstraße

Tip 4: Eat Schnitzel & Pretzels in the new Heimwerk Restaurant

Schnitzel © Löwenbräu

This summer, a branch of the Heimwerk restaurant will also open in Berlin. Then you can enjoy fresh Munich pretzels with obadzda. There are also schnitzels in all variations on the menu - from celery and courgette to hemp and turmeric to chicken, veal and pork. All portions are also available in snack size. Until then, you can try one of the many other Berlin restaurants with German cuisine:

When: This summer
Where: Neue Promenade 6, Mitte

German Cuisine 

Tip 5: When croissant becomes couture

Capri by Fraser

Crispy, fluffy and with creamy chocolate, vanilla or pistachio filling: the croissant rolls at Croissant x Couture have been the new insider tip for everyone who likes sweets since mid-July. Vegan options include something with matcha or mango - and there are also a few savoury variations on the menu. The decoration, logo and bistro tables are as circular as the new croissant rolls. Coffee is served fresh and hot or on ice. A round thing!

When: Daily 10 a.m. - 4.30 p.m.
Where: Weinbergsweg 4, Mitte

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Tip 6: Try soufflé pancakes at the newly opened Enzo's Café Berlin

Café Benedict in Berlin
Breakfast at Café Benedict © Ideenmanufaktur

And another sweet tip for you. Enzo's Cafe offers authentic Japanese soufflé pancakes. Filled with custard or cream, your wobbly pancake tower comes topped with icing and various toppings, such as fresh fruit. For a savoury option, there are omelettes on the menu, as well as healthy smoothies and acai bowls. You can also get delicious pancakes for breakfast at Benedict and these nice cafés:

When: Monday to Friday 8 a.m. - 8 p.m., Saturday & Sunday 9 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Where: Kurfürstenstraße 101, Tiergarten

Breakfast & Brunch in Berlin

Tip 7: Get sourdough sandwiches from the new Sandwich Bar by Keit

Grilled cheese Sandwich
© gettyimages, Foto: Thomas Barwick

With a new collaboration, Micha Schäfer, the Nobelhart & Schmutzig chef, and the KEIT bakery are revolutionising the Berlin Stulle. Between two thick slices of the original Berlin sourdough bread are delicious flavour combinations, such as melted Urstrom cheese, crisp apple and onion jam, or for the vegan version, lightly grilled asparagus with umami garlic pesto. All ingredients are of course local and come from sustainable farms. So far, the sandwiches are only available at weekends. If you want to make your own delicious sourdough sandwich, we recommend the Keit bread mix to bake yourself. For dinner, you're best off indulging at Nobelhart & Schmutzig:

When: Saturday 11 a.m. - 5 p.m., Sunday 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Where: Grünberger Straße 75, Friedrichshain

Nobelhart & Schmutzig

Tip 8: Try new flavours at Cicchetti da Rosa

© GettyImages, Foto: Olga Mazyarkina

You're sure to find the most romantic fusion cuisine in town here. Rosa Panzera and Duc Anh Tran not only share a love of good food, they are also a couple in their private lives. Rosa, whose family runs a Sicilian restaurant in Friedenau, brings Italian cooking culture to the newly opened restaurant. Duc, who with his Vietnamese origins stands for the Asian flavours of the dishes, has however also been a friend of Italian cuisine for a long time. With Salumeria Rosa and Acht&Dreißig in Mitte, he has already led two other restaurants in Berlin to success.

When: Monday to Friday 12 - 3 p.m. and 5 - 11 p.m., Saturday 5 - 11 p.m.
Where: Ludwigkirchplatz 12, Wilmersdorf

More internationale Cuisine in Berlin

Tip 9: Indian breakfast at the newly opened House of Tandoor

Chicken curry with rice, spices such as chilli, ginger and garlic
Chicken curry © Getty Images, Foto: istetiana

Breakfast in an Indian restaurant? Why not? The newly opened House of Tandoor serves naan rolls with eggs, chutney and avocado or breakfast bowls with mint, coconut milk and pineapple daily from 8am. The lunch and dinner menu is typical for an Indian restaurant with curries, saag and tandoor chicken. Cocktails, lassis and an extensive wine and spirits list complete the menu.

When: daily 8 a.m. - 10.30 p.m.
Where: Meinekestraße 18-19, Charlottenburg

Asian Cuisine

Tip 10: Try the Mango Mates spaghetti at Rausch Schokolade.

Rausch  Chocolate House Berlin
Rausch Chocolate House © Rausch GmbH

You can try MangoSpaghetti with Rausch chocolate at the MangoMates pop-up store in the Rausch Schokoladenhaus until 31 August. After that, the ingredients for this Latin American street food delicacy, based on the ingenious mixture of mango, salt and lime, can simply be ordered online.

The MangoSpaghetti was brought to Berlin by Dayan and Marcel. The two are not only business partners, but also a couple in their private lives and met and fell in love over a portion of mango spaghetti. In the meantime, the two have also refined the fruit of the gods with vegan cream or homemade egg liqueur. Look forward to more pop-up tastings!

When: Wednesday to Sunday 12 - 6 pm (until 31 August). 
Where: Charlottenstraße 60, Mitte

Rausch Schokoladenhaus

Tip 11: Have a Ukrainian meal at the newly opened restaurant "Die mit den Kirschen"

Crepes with Fresh Berries, Chocolate Sauce and Powdered sugar
Crepes with Fresh Berries, Chocolate Sauce and Powdered sugar © Getty Images, Foto: Lauri Patterson

The one with the cherries serves authentic Ukrainian and Eastern European cuisine: hearty blinis (pancakes) with mixed minced meat or salmon, fillet of herring, hearty potato pancakes, bacon plate with brown bread and pickled cucumber. Of course, there are also some dishes with cherries on the menu. Fillet of beef or rack of lamb with red wine cherry sauce, for example - or the classic dessert: vanilla cream, puff pastry shavings and homemade sweet cherry sauce.

When: Thursday to Tuesday 2 p.m. - 11 p.m., Wednesday closed.
Where: Wielandstraße 38, Charlottenburg

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Josefine Köhn-Haskins


is originally from Munich and started out her career at one of Germanys largest daily news papers. Before finding her home in Berlin, she also reported as a correspondent and trend scout from the US. Today she is cruising Berlin's neighbourhoods, always on the lookout for good stories - with a focus on culture, music and ideas for the future of an innovative Berlin. All posts