For a long shopping tour the area around the Hackescher Markt to Rosenthaler Platz is perfect. You find numerous flagship stores of big labels and also berlin style fashion shops like Claudia Skoda, Herr von Eden or Firma. It's especially worth it to take a look at the side streets if you are looking for insider tips.
In summertime the uncomparable Weinbergpark is center of the Kiez. This small green oasis is the gay heart of the Kiez. Who wants to enjoy the special flair of this area with a coffee, go to Café Galao or St. Oberholz. An undimmed view to real Mitte feeling offers the Neue Odessa Bar, especially through the night. Here meets the Who’s Who of the neighbourhood, no matter if homo or hetero. Absolute gay adresses ar the Bar Saint Jean or the cozy Betty F***.