The 8 beautiful courtyards called Hackeschen Höfe (Rosenthalerstraße 40/41 and Sophienstraße 6, Mitte), with cafés, shops, movie theaters (also in Rosenthalerstraße 39) and a Starbucks coffeehouse.
The best place to eat burritos in Berlin: just call it Dolores, even if the official name is Dolores Gourmet Burritos (Rosa-Luxemburg-Straße 7, Mitte / Bayreuther Straße 36, Schöneberg). Guacamole with fresh avocados is the word.
The Café Morgenrot (Kastanienallee 85, Prenzlauer Berg), with its delicious Vegan and vegetarian brunch on Sunday and a good musical selection each day of the week.
The colourful and kitschig second-hand shops Garage (Ahornstraße 2, Schöneberg) and Colours (Bergmannstraße 102, Kreuzberg) for clothes, jeans, hats and shoes. Happy hour with even more sales discounts on Wednesday.
The classy billiard room Pool & Cigars at the Kulturbrauerei (Schönhauser Allee 36, Prenzlauer Berg) offering 14 billard tables and an elegant bar.
The enormous park Tiergarten (Straße des 17. Juni, Mitte), one of the three biggest parks in Germany, considered the green heart of the city, hosting the big monument Siegessäule with the golden lady named "Goldelse" by the Berliners.
The flea markets you can visit on Sunday at Mauerpark (Berlin Mauerpark Flohmarkt, Bernauer Straße 63-64, Prenzlauer Berg), at Boxhagener Platz (id., Friedrichshain) and at Treptow (Hallentrödelmarkt Treptow, Eichenstrasse 4): each one unique, special and funny. Karaoke is included.
The international bookstore Dussmann - KulturKaufhaus (Friedrichstraße 90, Mitte/Kreuzberg), where it's possible to not only find books in German, English, Spanish, Italian, French and other languages, but also DVDs, CDs, audiobooks, posters, calendars and games.
The Turkish bath Hamam at the Schokoladenfabrik (Mariannenstraße 6, Kreuzberg), peaceful oasis with sauna, massages and infrared cabin. For women only.
The wonderful and exotic Botanic Garden and Botanical Museum Dahlem (Königin-Luise-Straße 6-8, Steglitz), with three greenhouses, a small lake and an Italian garden.
What about your favourite places?
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