The new openings in March offer you plenty of opportunities to try something completely new in Berlin; eat insects, for example, or experience immersive art worlds in Germany's first New Media Art Center. There's also something new from the club scene, a flagship store for basketball fans and an exciting exhibition project for everyone who loves stories. The top 11 new openings in March.
Tip 1: Zerostress wine bar in the Bergmannkiez - pure indulgence
In 2012, the Zerostress team sold the first homemade pizza from their food truck: at hip venues in the capital as well as at numerous music festivals all over Europe. Zerostress was so successful that three years later the first pizzeria opened in Berlin Friedrichshain. And the concept of delicious pizza and a cool festival vibe worked. In 2019, Zerostress opened a second restaurant that combined pizza and wine. And the latest gastro project, the Zerostress Wine Bar, focuses on a drinks menu and good wine - combined with Italian cuisine, of course. And we're not (just) talking about pizza here. Bon appetit!
When: Tuesday & Wednesday 5 p.m. - 11 p.m., Thursday to Sunday 5 p.m. - midnight.
Where: Friesenstraße 21, Kreuzberg
Tip 2: New club M01 - right next to the Salon zur wilden Renate
M01 is a new club opening in Berlin in March. With this, Teams, which also runs the Salon zur Wilden Renate and the Else, wants to offer a somewhat smaller alternative to the really big clubs - and thus an affordable location for collectives and DIY promoters. Besides the dance floor and chill-out area, there is also an exhibition space for installations and live music. So you can look forward to an exciting, varied programme. Dance to techno, house, electro and more.
When: Limelight Vol 1 on 31 March, 11 p.m.
Where: Markgrafendamm 1, Friedrichshain
Tip 3: Get lost in immersive art worlds - New Media Art Center Khroma
Khroma is a new place in Berlin where art and technology merge. How does modern technology complement, change, expand the possibilities of artistic expression? Where are the limits of digital media? On 1800 square metres, this new project by Lighthouse Art presents digital and partly interactive exhibition spaces and artworks that experiment with different audiovisual elements, with holography, data and code, sound, light and space. On display are works by over 20 well-known media artists, including Tundra, Kling Klang Klong, Breakfast Studio NY and Ksawery Kirklewski.
When: Opening in spring
Where: Revaler Strasse 99, Friedrichshain
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Tip 4: Mikrokosmos makes insects tasty for you
If you want to try something really new, you should definitely visit Mikrokosmos Berlin. With their project, Nicol and Diego want to expand the food palette with a hitherto rather marginally used ingredient: Insects. Don't worry, you're not the only ones who feel a little tingly when they imagine eating maggots and grasshoppers. But this discomfort is completely unfounded, quite the opposite. Since 2017, Mikrokosmos has been demonstrating why eating insects is actually a sensible idea for the future with tastings, cooking classes and events. Now they even have their own restaurant. The menu sounds delicious and doesn't just include insects. These are ordered as a little extra, for example deep-fried or caramelised with French toast with pear compote and butter-vanilla sabayon.
When: Thursday to Monday 12 - 22 h
Where: Reichenberger Str. 122, Kreuzberg
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Tip 5: Polyrama - listen to stories told by life
You can hear stories that life wrote at Polyrama from 24 March. Founded in 2021, the project will have its own space from the end of March where you can listen to life stories on site and explore them through personal objects. The aim is to make as diverse as possible stories of people with different perspectives audible, especially those that are not otherwise in the focus. Currently, the Polyrama is collecting stories on the theme of surviving difficult times. So you can not only listen, but also tell your own life story. Every Thursday, especially young people between 14 and 18 are invited to participate in building the story archive of young perspectives on life.
When: Wednesday to Sunday 11 a.m. - 6 p.m., Thursday 11 a.m. - 8 p.m., opening days 24 to 26 March 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Where: Stuttgarter Platz 2, Charlottenburg
Tip 6: Kickz Berlin - Home of Basketball with club area
Basketball fans take note. In the new Kickz flagship store on Kudamm, everything revolves around orange leather. You will find fan and lifestyle articles as well as clothes, shoes, equipment and everything you need to actively shine on the basketball court. In addition, the "Ballers' Club" is a membership area for basketball players, including hyperice equipment for regeneration, a chic leather couch, the latest version of the game NBA2K and a "Basket Bar" that provides you with drinks. You can also customise and refine your purchases in the Customisation Area.
When: Monday to Saturday 10am to 8pm
Where: Kurfürstendamm 237, Charlottenburg-Wilmersdorf
Tip 7: Fine Dining at Victor & Victoria
We already introduced you to the bistro "Victoria" in our new openings last year. Since January, its "big brother", the fine-dining restaurant Victor, has opened. Here, star chef Stephan Krogman indulges you with modern French cuisine: hand-dipped scallops, milk-fed calf from Auvergne (48 euros) and roebuck from Brandenburg hunting (56 euros) go against the current trend towards vegan cuisine, but enrich Berlin's upscale gastronomic scene with a bit more variety. The stylish ambience and the view over the Gendarmenmarkt are included. You can also look forward to small events such as vodka or cocktail tastings, for example on 30 March.
When: Tuesday to Saturday 6:30 p.m. - 11 p.m.
Where: Charlottenstraße 59, Mitte
Tip 8: Theatre round dance - Komödie am Kurfürstendamm relocates
The Komödie am Kurfürstendamm has been an institution on the Kudamm since the Golden Twenties. However, due to planned new building work on the theatre, Martin Woelffer and his team had to say a temporary goodbye to their original home in May 2018. They moved to the Schillertheater - even then without a major name change, "because the Kudamm is where we are," says the theatre director. Now the Komische Oper is moving to the Schiller Theatre on Bismarckstraße for renovation work. And the Komödie am Kurfürstendamm is taking the Kudamm with it to Potsdamer Platz. The theatre on Potsdamer Platz has been in operation since 12 March, probably until the end of 2024 - provided the new Komödie am Kurfürstendamm building is completed by then.
When: since 12 March
Where: Potsdamer Platz, Marlene-Dietrich-Platz 1, Mitte
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Tip 9: Lots of vintage pieces for your spring look - New Humana Shop in Mitte
With over 3000 individual pieces of vintage clothes, the new Humana shop has opened in Mitte. Perfect timing for anyone looking for a few new pieces for their spring wardrobe. This means there are now 23 Humana shops in Berlin alone.
When: Monday to Saturday 10 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Where: Rosenthaler Straße 50, Mitte
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Tip 10: Garden State Candle Studio moves to Kreuzberg
And another move: the Garden State Candle Studio is now located in Kreuzberg's Graefekiez. Here you can not only find beautiful and decorative items, but you can also create your own candles, bouquets and favourite decorative pieces in various workshops. All products are vegan and handmade.
When: Tuesday to Saturday 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Where: Graefestraße 20, Kreuzberg
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Tipp 11: Romy by Amano - Von Tulum nach Tel Aviv
Fusion cuisine with a difference. At Amigo Cohen, the new restaurant in Romy by Amano at the main station, chef Shimon Peretz takes you on a culinary journey to Mexico and Israel. In addition to surprising dishes that draw on the cuisine of both countries, there is of course a large selection of tequila and mezcal on the menu. As soon as the weather gets warmer, the hotel's terrace is also open.
When: from mid-March
Where: Invalidenstraße 53a, Mitte