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
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
Tip 2: 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
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
Tip 4: Wilhelm Hallen #2
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.
Tip 5: Terz Berlin
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.
Tip 6: Lindt Boutique
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
Tip 7: Boutique 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
Tip 8: Deli Masha's Bagels & Delicatessen
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
Tip 9: Vegang Kantstraße
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
Tip 10: Key Kaffee Bar
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
Tip 11: Aera Bread
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.