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Hidden Gems in Berlin

Looking for hidden gems? Berlin has no shortage of unusual locations, activities, and events to fill your day. There’s something new to discover on every corner and with so many bars, restaurants, art, and culture to choose from, it’s hard to know where to start. Whether you’re planning a short trip to Berlin, are new to the city, or want to give guests a few good recommendations, this list is for you. Here you’ll find the perfect mix of well-known Berlin hotspots and unusual insider tips. From delicious food at Markthalle 9 to top-notch entertainment at Chamäleon Theater, here are five Berlin hidden gems you shouldn’t miss.

Markthalle 9

A must-see in Kreuzberg and perfect for a Saturday stroll. Whether you want to have a coffee or are looking for fresh ingredients, Markthalle 9 is the place to go. If you’re a street food fan, don’t miss Street Food Thursday. Every Thursday from 5pm to 2pm, Markthalle 9 is transformed into a foodie heaven with delicacies from all over the world.

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Holzmarkt 25

This well-known insider tip can be found in Friedrichshain, right on the Spree, an urban creative village with flats and studios, restaurant and event spaces, club, and day-care centre. Drop by the Spreelunke for a beer, the Katerschmaus for fantastic food and there’s a big playground for the kids. But that’s not all, if you’re looking for an unusual workplace, you’ll find a coworking space with a view of the Spree at Holzmarkt 25. In addition, a changing evening programme awaits you in the “Säalchen”, including concerts, poetry slams, and performances.

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Silent Green

A creative oasis in Wedding’s former crematorium, where different artistic disciplines can interact and create something new. A unique cultural campus has developed on the listed grounds, here you can visit exhibitions, concerts, or readings by independent art projects and afterward relax and linger over lunch, cake, or drinks at MARS.

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The Monster Cabinet


If you are a fan of fantasy and surrealism, or just want to try something unusual, then the Monsterkabinett in Berlin Mitte is the place for you. Here you’ll find yourself in an abandoned amusement park that has taken on a life of its own. Dancing, singing, and poetry-writing automaton creatures accompany you through your visit and tell you about the journey inside.

Hourly shows take place on Wednesday and Thursday from 6:30pm to 9:30pm, and Friday and Saturday from 4:30pm to 9:30pm, but it’s worth checking the website beforehand. Children over 6 are also welcome, accompanied by an adult.

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Chamäleon Berlin

How could an extraordinary day in Berlin end better than with a visit to Chamäleon? Right next door to the listed Hackesche Höfe you will find the stage for contemporary circus. Here you can experience innovative productions of the international circus scene between acrobatics, movement, dance, and theatre. The theatre is equipped with a kitchen and bar, and sit-down meal service is offered one hour before the performance begins and during the interval.

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No matter what you do in Berlin, a day in this extraordinary city can only be extraordinary. And maybe you will discover your personal Hidden Gem in Berlin. We wish you lots of fun!