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Top 11 new openings in Berlin in October

Best prospects for new things

Frankfurter Tor am Abend
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Are you in the mood for an after-work beer or do you want to indulge in a 9-course meal? October in Berlin has a very special new opening for every taste and preference. Discover the secrets of the Quadriga and marvel at a scale model of the Palace of the Republic. There is also news from Berlin's nightlife. The cultural collective Turbulence is launching a new festival series at the former TXL airport. And for young mothers there is a new party series at mum-friendly times with Mama geht tanzen. Enjoy our top 11 new openings in October.

Tip 1: Try Levantine-Japanese cuisine at the newly opened Pink Room

pink pillow Berlin Collection 2023
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Levantine-Japanese fusion cuisine awaits you at The Pink Room, the new restaurant at Bellboy.  For this innovative fine-dining concept, the culinary skills of Michelin-starred chef Gal Ben Moshe merge with those of Paris Katsampis, former sushi chef at Nobu. Enjoy a 9-course menu with plenty of flavour surprises. Vegetarian and vegan options are still being worked on, but will become an integral part of the menu. Please note the dress code, which is: more Great Gatsby, less Big Lebowski.

When: Monday to Wednesday 6pm - 1am, Thursday 6pm - 2am, Friday/Saturday 6pm - 3am, Sunday 5pm - 00:30am.
Where: Mohrenstraße 30, Mitte

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Tip 2: Explore the secrets of the Quadriga

Brandenburger Tor vor Reichstag mit deutscher und europäischer Flagge
© visitBerlin, Foto: Mike Auerbach

Did you know that the Quadriga on the Brandenburg Gate is "only" a replica?  The original from 1793 by Johann Gottfried Schadow, the founder of the Berlin school of sculpture, was badly damaged in the Second World War and completely destroyed in 1950. The quadriga you see today could be recreated thanks to the protective casts of the original from 1942. You can see the gigantic protective plaster casts up close at this exhibition. The exciting thing is that historical traces become visible here that can no longer be seen in today's replica. For example, a bullet hole in the belly of the Viktoria from the time of the Berlin March Fights of 1919. Historical photos and films complement the exhibition.

When: Tuesday to Sunday 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. (until 31 March 2024)
Where: Wall Memorial of the German Bundestag, Marie-Elisabeth-Lüders-Haus, Schiffbauerdamm (entrance on the Spree)

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​Tip 3: BRLO opens a new pub in Charlottenburg

Brewery Brlo in Berlin
Brewery Brlo © Seren Dal/BRLO

Right at the entrance, a bar invites you to have a beer after work. With the new gastropub in Charlottenburg, Brlo is giving the British tradition of meeting for a pint after work a home in Berlin. After the Brwhouse at Gleisdreieck, the Kaschk-Bar in Mitte and the Chicken&Beer in KaDeWe, the noble pub in the former Irish pub "The Harp" is now the fifth project of the Brlo team. Inside, a 360-degree bar invites you to toast. There's even a stage and a pub where you can get a growler to take home.

When: from 10 October
Where: Giesebrechtstraße 15, Charlottenburg

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Tip 4: Celebrate the new cultural space at Liftoff at the former TXL airport

Freedom Dinner TXL
© Tegel Projekt GmbH, Foto: Gerhard Kassner

With Liftoff, the Berlin art and culture collective Turbulence invited to the first event at the new culture space at the former Tegel Airport. In addition to live music, DJ sets, workshops, table tennis, street food and drinks, there were of course also small show acts. A dance group in stewardess uniforms, for example, was in keeping with the area. The area around the Alte Frachtkantine, the former catering canteen of TXL Airport, offers space for about 700 guests - and a great view of the iconic airport building. We'll keep you posted on further events.

Tip: Free guided tours of the TXL site are available on Saturday and Sunday. Please register here in advance.

When: to be announced
Where: Urban Tech Republic, Tegel Airport 1, Tegel

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Tip 5: Möller's Köttbullar are a really round thing

Falafel, hummus and bread
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Köttbullar for everyone - and now also in a new branch in Prenzlauer Berg: whether plant-based or with organic beef from a farmers' cooperative in Schwäbisch Hall, the brown balls are prepared from sustainable ingredients at Möllers Köttbullar and served with delicious side dishes. Whether it's mashed potatoes, Demeter fries, cucumber salad or cranberries, everything that goes on the plate is produced sustainably. You can see the ingredients, production and supply chain transparently on the website. Now that's a round thing!

When: daily 12 - 22 h
Where: Danziger Straße 26, Prenzlauer Berg

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Tip 6: Marvel at the new model of the Palace of the Republic

Palast der Republik Modell im DDR Museum
© DDR Museum/ Ben Montaser

With costs of 500 million East Marks, the Palace of the Republic was the most expensive building project in the history of the GDR. This is where people in East Berlin enjoyed themselves from the 1970s until reunification. Afterwards, the building was renovated and the celebrations continued, but then it was demolished in 2008. At least you can now see a model on a scale of 1:125 in a new exhibition of the GDR Museum - by the way, not far from the original location of the original palace, today's Schlossplatz with Humboldt Forum.

Tip: In the special exhibition "Little Brother, Big Brother - The GDR and the Soviet Union", a cooperation project between the GDR Museum and the Museum Berlin-Karlshorst, you can learn more about how the Soviet Union shaped the GDR; but also why the GDR was important for the Soviet Union.

When: Special exhibition from 26 October to 31 March 2024.
Where: DDR Museum, St. Wolfgang-Strasse 2-4, Mitte

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Tip 7: Dance along at the new party for young mothers - Mum goes dancing

mama geht tanzen
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Already celebrated in twelve cities, the party series Mama geht tanzen is finally coming to Berlin. The idea is as simple as it is good and simply moves clubbing for mothers to the first sleep phase of (most) dear little ones. Instead of staying awake until midnight, the new party series by Mamas for Mamas invites you to the dance floor from 8pm to 11pm. And after 180 minutes under the disco ball, it's off home to the breastfeeding child, with whom the mothers can happily fall asleep together after the party.

Berlin
When: 3 November, 8 p.m. - 11 p.m.
Where: Trompete, Lützowplatz 9, Tiergarten

Potsdam:
When: 20 October and 1 December, 8 - 11 p.m.
Where: Parkdeck by Clärchen's, Großbeerenstraße 125-135, Potsdam

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Tip 8: Staying sober in the zero-percent Späti

nuechtern.berlin Null Prozent Späti
© Jaclyn Locke

With nüchtern.berlin, Isabella Steiner founded Germany's first alcohol-free Späti in Kreuzberg in 2019. Now it's getting a new addition. Soon you'll be able to buy the alcohol-free alternatives to gin, tequila, Aperol, rum, whisky, wine and sparkling wine in Charlottenburg as well.

When: Opening expected in October
Where: Kantstraße 26, Charlottenburg

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Tip 9: Try original Indian street food at Markthalle Neun

SouthCafe
© SouthCafe

From 19 October, you can enjoy authentic street food from Bengaluru at Markthalle Neun. For the pop-up premiere, SouthCafé will be whipping up various little bites and delicacies, including delicious dosa. These are the crispy rice pancakes served with various fillings and chutneys.

When: from 19 October
Where: Markthalle Neun, Eisenbahnstraße 42/43, Kreuzberg

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Tip 10: Visit the Vegan Sundays at the Egg House

Spreepark im Plänterwald
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This autumn you can find the Green Market's Vegan Sundays in the beer garden at the Eierhäuschen at Spreepark. In addition to delicious vegan street food, you can also expect music and much more at this pop-up event. A good opportunity to take a look at the newly renovated Eierhäuschen, which is finally opening its doors to guests again after 40 years. Picturesquely located right next to the Plänterwald and the Spree, it's a perfect destination for a sunny autumn Sunday.

When: 12 November
Where: Egg house, Kiehnwerderallee 2, Plänterwald

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Tip 11: News for chess fans in Berlin

Schachbrett
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Two new meeting places for chess enthusiasts have opened in Berlin this autumn. With the Chess Tiger Shop, Charlottenburg now has its own chess shop again. Here you'll find a large selection of chess books, chess boards and pieces, but also a nice sitting area to browse and play chess. Every Sunday from 2 pm until sunset, you can practise with pieces of various sizes on Tempelhofer Feld - and be inspired to come up with exciting upcycling ideas for giga chess games. The meeting point is the red info box on the runway at the Oderstraße entrance, which has been transformed into a veritable shaft tower for this purpose. The chess house on Tempelhofer Feld is closed in bad weather and in winter.

When: Wednesday to Friday 2 - 6 p.m. and Saturday 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Where: Sophie-Charlotten-Strasse 28, Charlottenburg

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Josefine Köhn-Haskins

Josefine

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