Berlin: Shops & 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
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
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
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