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Top 11 new openings in Berlin until September 2021

Tips for culture lovers and connoisseurs

Humboldt Forum Berlin: Ethnological Collections
Humboldt Forum Berlin: Ethnological Collections © ©Stiftung Berliner Schloss – Humboldt Forum, Stiftung Preußischer Kulturbesitz

After the New National Gallery, a new cultural highlight in Berlin opens in September with the Ethnological Museum and the Museum of Asian Art in the Humboldt Forum. But also contemporary art and creative ideas have recently found new free spaces. And this time we also have a few tips for the foodies among you. The top 11 new openings in Berlin until September 2021.

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Tip 1: Ethnological Collections and Asian Art moves into the Humboldt Forum

Humboldt Forum Berlin: Asian Museum
Humboldt Forum Berlin: Asian Museum © © Stiftung Berliner Schloss – Humboldt Forum, Stiftung Preußischer Kulturbesitz

With around 20,000 exhibits, the permanent exhibition of the Ethnological Museum and the Museum of Asian Art opens at the Humboldt Forum on September 23. In addition to the collection pieces themselves, the exhibition will also address religious issues, craft techniques and the lifestyles of indigenous communities - and take a critical look at the legacy of colonialism. There will also be interactive elements. For example, you can participate in a Japanese tea gathering or meditate in front of Buddha statues.

Where: Second and third floors of the Humboldt Forum, Am Kupfergraben, entrance via Monbijoubrücke, Mitte.

When: Opening on September 23, 2021

Humboldt Forum

Tip 2: The Lighthouse of Digital Art

The Lighthouse of Digital Art
The Lighthouse of Digital Art © The Lighthouse of Digital Art

When art meets technology, completely new possibilities arise. At the Lighthouse, an immersive spatial experience of moving worlds of color awaits you. Conjured up with Hing-End computers and 40 high-resolution laser projectors, you'll be immersed in projections fifteen times larger than a movie screen. Travel to surreal worlds and embark on an image and video journey of a different kind.

Where: RAW grounds, Revaler Straße 99, Friedrichshain

When: Tuesday to Friday 2 p.m. - 10 p.m., Saturday and Sunday 12 p.m. - 10 p.m.

Tip 3: Cura Berlin

Langspielplatten © Platten-Pedro

When gray asphalt is allowed to become a colorful playground, many creative concepts emerge. The 1,800-square-meter unused parking lot near Warschauer Strasse is now a place for creativity and encounters. Ateliers, studios, rehearsal rooms, a record store and even a few offices provide a good mix. Take a look at this new open air area. Music, workshops and open air films await you. Soon the interior of the Tamara-Danz-Höfe will be used as well.

Where: Tamara-Danz-Höfe, Rudolfstraße 18, Friedrichshain

When: different dates, best to check out the website

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Tip 4: Wilhelm Hallen #2

2boats Berlin Übermut Projekt - Obscuraboat
Obscuraboat © Courtesy: Maciej Markowicz

The site of the old Winkelhof iron foundry is now home to studios and ateliers and, of course, somewhat less creative businesses. The Wilhelm Halls are worth a visit for the architecture alone. Hall #2 of the listed industrial site is now dedicated entirely to art. As part of changing exhibition programs, performances and discussion rounds now also take place here in cooperation with Berlin galleries.

Where: Kopenhagenerstr. 60-72, Reinickendorf

When: Wednesday to Friday 2 p.m. - 7 p.m., Saturday and Sunday 12 p.m. - 7 p.m.

Wilhelm Hallen #2

Tip 5: Terz Berlin

Mediterranean vegetables
Mediterranean vegetables © Foto: Tobias Daniel Reiser

Admittedly, Terz has been around for a while now, but if someone is brave enough to open in the middle of the pandemic, then they should at least be mentioned here. In the meantime, the kitchen no longer only offers take-out, but also delicious dishes on site. From BBQ ribs to vegan dishes with fermented vegetables, there's still plenty of simple and good stuff on the menu. By the way: With the campaign #kochenfürhelden (cooking for heroes), Terz co-founder Daniel Kalthoff takes care of the physical well-being of all those who are challenged by their profession, especially during Corona times.

Where: Herrfurthplatz 14, Kreuzberg

When: Café daily from 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., restaurant Friday through Monday from 6 p.m. - 11 p.m.

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Tip 6: Lindt Boutique

Lindt Mode, Körtestr. 16 , 10967 Berlin
Lindt Boutique in der Körtestraße

Sweet and tempting: In prime locations, the Lindt store presents a variety of the chocolaty treats of this traditional chocolatier. From chocolate bars in every imaginable flavor to the famous Lindor balls to spreads and, of course, seasonal Easter bunnies and Christmas angels. Here's where you can sweeten your day!

When: Monday to Saturday 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Where: Kurfürstendamm 11, Charlottenburg

Lindt Boutique

Tip 7: Boutique La Case Paulette

Boutique La Case Paulette
Boutique La Case Paulette © La Case Paulette

A little bit of France in Berlin: that's what the boutique La Case Paulette has been promising for a few months now in Prenzlauer Berg. In addition to a selection of small, fine French designers, the two operators also curate art exhibitions and host small events in their pretty store. A point of light in terms of culture and the joy of beautiful things.

When: Tuesday to Saturday 12 - 7 p.m.

Where: Sredzkistraße 52, Prenzlauer Berg

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Tip 8: Deli Masha's Bagels & Delicatessen

Masha´s Bagels
Masha's Bagels © Masha´s Bagels

Real New York bagels in the middle of Berlin! At Masha's Bagels & Delicatessen they bake fresh every day. In addition, there is smoked fish, Matzo Ball soup and many other delicacies that you can only find in the classic Jewish delis in New York. A tip is the American brunch on weekends.

When: Wednesday through Friday from 8 a.m. - 4 p.m., Saturday and Sunday from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Where: Bouchéstraße 15, Alt-Treptow

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Tip 9: Vegang Kantstraße

Vegetarian and vegan food in Berlin
vegan food © Getty Images, Foto: Westend61

Noodles or rice, plus tofu, fresh vegetables, a mango salad, kimchi or seaweed? At Vegang on busy Kantstraße, you'll be dining on authentic Vietnamese, except that all the classics are vegan, even the chicken and duck versions. You can't beat the creamy peanut sauce and coconut curries. 

When: Monday through Sunday from noon to 11 p.m.

Where: Kantstr. 33, Charlottenburg

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Tip 10: Key Kaffee Bar

Key Kaffeebar
Key Kaffeebar © Luuk Greve

In the Key Kaffee Bar you can have a healthy, delicious and, of course, vegan breakfast according to your taste and attitude to life. You can also indulge in sandwiches, pastries and really good coffee all day long.

When: Monday to Wednesday 8 a.m. - 6 p.m., Thursday to Saturday 8 a.m. - 10 p.m., Sunday 12 p.m. - 4 p.m.

Where: Manteuffelstraße 52, Kreuzberg

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Tip 11: Aera Bread

Café Nullpunkt: Bright interior space
Café Nullpunkt: Bright interior space © Foto: Matthew Griffin

If you also belong to the group of nutrition-conscious people who either do not tolerate gluten or consciously avoid it, then there is good news for you. Because Aera Bread bakes gluten-free. Instead, natural sourdough is added and the bread is fermented for as long as possible. That way, your daily bread tastes even better!

Where: You can get Aera Bread in the organic market or at LPG also in selected Berlin restaurants (such as Bon Vivant, Daluma, Café Nullpunkt) and actually online.

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Josefine Köhn-Haskins


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