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Top 11 New Openings in Berlin in February

Climbing, art & cuisine

Sightseeing in Berlin's government district on the Spree River
Sightseeing in Berlin's government district on the Spree River © visitBerlin, Foto: Fotoagentur Wolf, freiheitswerke

You don't have to stay hungry in Berlin in February. Numerous new restaurants have opened in the capital - from bagels and breakfast bowls to Japanese bar food. A culinary art project in Neukölln, where you can have your self-made vegetable art deep-fried, will put you in a good mood. And after all the feasting, you'll quickly get rid of the extra calories at Klettermax.

Tip 1: Meet up in the highest bar in the city

Berlin bei Sonnenuntergang mit Blick auf den Fernsehturm

Germany's highest bar has reopened. Feel invited to enjoy a very special Berlin cocktail at a height of 203 metres. The new retro-style look is aimed at attracting Berliners to the TV tower at Alexanderplatz for an after-work drink. There is also a new menu with typical Berlin delicacies, including exclusive TV tower cocktails. Whether stirred or shaken, the view over the city remains very special. As usual, the lift takes you up steeply and quickly. We wish you the best views!

When: daily 10 a.m. - 11 p.m.
Where: Panoramastraße 1 A, Mitte

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Tip 2: Let off steam in the newly opened Klettermax

Junge rutsch durch eine Röhrenrutsche
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This makes exercise twice as much fun. In the newly opened Klettermax, the colourful themed walls make climbing a very special experience. Wall elements such as magic cubes, skateboards or a spider's web give the climbing hall a particularly imaginative ambience. At one point, there is even a steep climb up a football pitch. And in the black light area, things get bright and colourful. You can compete against each other on speed climbing walls. The climbing concept, which was invented in New Zealand around ten years ago, is primarily aimed at families and children - and is so far unique in Berlin.

When: Thursday & Friday 2pm - 7pm, Saturday & Sunday 10am - 7pm
Where: Stendaler Straße 21, Hellersdorf

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Tip 3: Dry Gin & Beef promises the highest quality

The Dry Gin & Beef Club

The name says it all at this new opening right next to the former Tacheles theatre. In addition to high-quality gin from all over the world, meat is also served. The speciality is dry aged beef, i.e. predominantly beef that is matured in the air for up to eight weeks. This is one of the oldest methods of preserving meat for longer, but it also brings out the flavours in a very special way. The gin selection ranges from classic London Dry to botanically inspired interpretations. The Club Fillet Skewer is recommended for sharing. For a business lunch, you can currently choose between pork belly, quinoa with salmon or tarte flambée. Culinary theme evenings such as Ribs Party or Lobster Night round off the offer.

When: Monday to Thursday 11.30 am - 1.30 am, Friday 11.30 am - 2 am, Saturday 5.30 pm - 2 am
Where: Oranienburger Straße 60, Mitte

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Tip 4: Love at Second Sight launches new second-hand concept

Second Hand Mode
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Love at Second Sight gives your discarded clothes a second chance. The concept of this new Berlin second-hand boutique is also new. You simply rent a clothes rail and bring along what you want to sell. You pay a fixed price plus - depending on the package - 20 - 35% commission for the team on site, who support you from labelling to sale. From 6 February, there will be another reason to stop by "Love at second sight", as Notes of Berlin will be hosting a pop-up exhibition.

When: Tuesday to Friday 1pm - 7pm, Saturday 12pm - 6pm
Where: Nansenstraße 2, Neukölln

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Tip 5: Fry your vegetable art in the Schnitzel Pavilion

Street Food
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Art has never been so crispy: the Kotz art collective has been inviting visitors to the Schnitzel Pavilion since the end of January. Here you can make your own artistic creations from all kinds of vegetables. These are then breaded and deep-fried - and ideally eaten by you straight away.

When: Saturday 2 - 6 pm (Sunday on request via Instagram DM to @schnitzelpavillon)
Where: Ossastraße 21 a, Neukölln

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Tip 6: Dine under the glass roof at the newly opened Sly Berlin

Restaurant staff setting tables
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A little oasis in the middle of the hustle and bustle of Friedrichshain: at Sly, you dine under the sunlight and starry sky, protected by a greenhouse-style roof. Of course, palm trees are also a must. Take a seat in the cosy seating areas. Classic steak or salmon is served with a selection of side dishes. There is also always a vegan signature dish on the menu.

When: daily from 5 pm
Where: Petersburger Straße 16, Friedrichshain

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Tip 7: Enjoy Vietnamese delicacies at Luuv Café

Grilled cheese Sandwich
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If you want to get into the holiday mood for an afternoon, then the newly opened Luuv Café is a good tip. Here you can sit in a pleasantly minimalist atmosphere and make plans for the summer while enjoying sweet Vietnamese coffee variations on ice cream and fluffy soufflé pancakes.

When: daily 12 - 6 pm
Where: Dunckerstraße 72, Prenzlauer Berg

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Tip 8: Spend green coffee hours at the new Botanical Bistro Talea

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The name is the concept. At this newly opened Italian bistro café in Schöneberg, you can not only get delicious coffee but also find inspiration in the small shop with frugal green plants and sustainable home accessories. Enjoy tramezzini, tagliatelle, zabaglione and many other Italian specialities, including vegan options. There are also evening concerts at irregular intervals in the new botanical bistro.

When: Tuesday to Friday 8am - 6pm, Saturday & Sunday 9am - 6pm
Where: Ebersstraße 27 a, Schöneberg

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Tip 9: Get your day off to a healthy start at the newly opened Maikind

Frühstück fotografieren
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Here you can start the day healthy and full of flavour. Choose between lovingly decorated açai bowls and hearty, healthy breakfast plates. The trendy egg drop sandwiches are also on the menu. Or how about Turkish specialities such as manti or cilbir (poached eggs with garlic yoghurt and paprika oil). You can also order a smoothie or your favourite coffee. In short: the newly opened Maikind breakfast café directly on Ludwigkirchplatz will spoil your taste buds with all the arts of international cuisine.

When: Monday to Friday 9am - 5pm, Saturday & Sunday 9am - 6pm
Where: Pariser Straße 15, Wilmersdorf

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Tip 10: Japanese bar concept "Niko Izakaya" invites you to Wedding

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A piece of Japan in Berlin. Niko in Wedding is a typical Japanese izakaya, a kind of tapas bar where you can spend a pleasant evening with snacks and drinks. The small delicacies range from edamame and salmon to grilled pork belly. Incidentally, the founders of the Cocolo restaurants in Mitte and Kreuzberg are behind this newly opened gastro concept.

When: Tuesday to Saturday, 6 - 11 pm
Where: Brunnenstraße 73, Wedding

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Tip 11: The best bagels are now also available in Kreuzberg

Bagel mit Lachs
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Attention bagel fans: Freshly baked bagels in all variations are now also available in Kreuzberg. Choose between classic toppings such as cream cheese, salmon, pastrami, egg and more. Sweet variations such as cinamon raison or brioche bagels are also on the menu. If you like, you can also get your choice of bagels and packed cream cheese for a delicious brunch at home. Vegan options are available.

When: Tuesday to Sunday 10 am - 5 pm
Where: Reichenberger Straße 143, Kreuzberg

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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