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Berlin: Restaurants & More
Berlin: Shops & More

Berlin: Restaurants & More “Ever since the days
  of Sally Bowles, Berlin
  has held a special
  fascination for people
  the world over.

BERLIN: RESTAURANTS & MORE is a book full of colourful photographs and easy-to-read maps that take you on a tour of the city's eateries. Its companion book, Berlin: Shops & More tells you where to find unusual gifts and souvenirs. From these books, you can quite believe why the Germans maintain that shopping — with a well-earned stop for lunch — ist gut for you!

Berlin: Restaurants & More
is the key to the city's best cafés, finest restaurants where you can sample Berlin cuisine, the coolest cocktail bars and the most imaginative inns. Nightlife secrets, like the stylish Green Door club — where you have to ring the bell to gain admittance — make you feel very much part of Berlin.

You could try the Maritime Pub & Club, Ankerklause, for instance, which offers soups from 2.50 Euros or snacks from 3 Euros. Directly above the Landwehrkanal, it's like being on board a floating pub. Steady now! Or you may be tempted by Manzini, with its classically elegant interior. An Italian-inspired restaurant, Berliners are happy to queue for the creamy risotto. For breakfast up to 2pm, Café im Literaturhaus is the place to rest after a stroll on the Ku'damm.

The Galerie Bremer cocktail bar and gallery has a wonderful club atmos-phere and it has not changed (assuredly a good thing!) since 1955. Romy Schneider and Billy Wilder were among those to have ordered a drink here. And the Clarchens Ballhaus which pays homage to the 1920s and which has a colourful variety of music and food. Pizzas are from 5 Euros. Times past come to life again here — you can dance swing, cha-cha-cha or tango.

You can walk in the footsteps of the stars or just chill out where it takes your fancy. Berlin has the best of German hospitality — it main-tains a tradition of ensuring its tourists are well catered for — and
you will find something to suit all tastes. Highlights are the legendary Paris bar and restaurant, Diener Tattersaal, a German pub with typical Berlin beer and food; the Green Door; Café Einstein, a classic coffee house in an old villa; Kumpelnest 3000, a glamour-trash bar in a former brothel!; Borchardt, a brasserie where Tom Hanks, Goldie Hawn and Gerhard Schröder have eaten Wiener Schnitzel; Konnopke's Imbiss, birthplace of the famous Berlin Currywurst; and Wohnzimmer, a cosy vintage-style café in Berlin's hottest neighbourhood, Prenzlauer Berg.

Berlin: Restaurants & More has an exclusive hand-illustrated cover
with a sturdy PVC jacket and there are exclusive hand-illustrated maps for each area. Information includes history, design, opening hours and signature dishes and there is also a hand-illustrated, tear-out postcard (which makes a brilliant bookmark although you may prefer to send it from Berlin).

Berlin, Restaurants & More is compiled and edited by Dr Angelika Taschen. Photos are by Thorsten Klapsch. With 192 pages, it is in English, French and German and is available at good bookshops at
an RRP of only Ł7.99. ISBN: 978-3-8365-0039-5.

More bang for your buck!

"…a fast food, high-energy fix on the topic at hand" — The New York Times Book Review

AFTER YOU'VE EATEN, YOU MUST SHOP... And when you do go shopping in Berlin, don't leave home without Berlin: Shops & More to be sure you don't miss out on the most trendy, original and traditional shops.

Whether you're a fan of avant-garde fashion or traditional handmade items, everything is covered with this guide that will point you in the right direction of the best that Berlin's shops have to offer — as well
as suggesting the most ideal places in which to grab a bite or relax with a refreshing drink while you recharge your batteries before setting off to complete your shopping spree.

Highlights of the book include the Adidas Originals Store; DIM, the
130-year-old, wickerwork and brush shop where products are made by physically and mentally handicapped people; Famous German teddy bear company Steiff, founded in 1877; Original Erzgebirgskunst, decorative wooden items from a famous German region of traditional crafts.

Additional highlights include KPM (Königliche Porzellan Manufaktur),
the German Royal Porcelain founded in 1763, where you can by vases designed by famous architect Karl-Friedrich Schinkel; Jünemanns Pantofel-Eck, handmade felt slippers; Ausberlin, souvenirs about and made in Berlin — such as books or candles shaped like the Branden-burger Tor; Andres Murkudis, avant-garde fashion, an impressive selection of cutting-edge labels and young Berlin brands; Chocolatier Erich Hamann, whose scrumptious chocolate is made in Berlin.

And, of course, KaDeWe — Kaufhaus des Westens — which is Europe's largest department store. Opened in 1907, it has an outrageous delicatessen department.

With an exclusive hand-illustrated cover and hand-illustrated maps
for each area, Berlin: Shops & More contains historic information and advice on opening hours. It, too, has a hand-illustrated tear-out postcard and a soft cover with a sturdy PVC jacket.

Berlin, Shops & More is compiled and edited by Dr Angelika Taschen with photography by Thorsten Klapsch. With 192 pages, it has English, French and German languages and is available from good bookshops
at an RRP of Ł7.99. ISBN: 978-3-8365-0041-8.

Angelika Taschen studied art history and German literature in Heidel-berg, gaining her doctorate in 1986. Working for Taschen since 1987, she has published many titles on architecture, photography, design, contemporary art, interiors and travel.

Berlin-based photographer Thorsten Klapsch has had his work published in various magazines, among them wallpaper, DIE ZEIT, and qvest. He has collaborated on different book projects and works for architects, designers and on advertising campaigns.