A man-made hill created from the rubble of WWII, ‘Devil’s Mountain’ was used as the foundation for a listening tower from which the US forces spied on their Soviet neighbours during the Cold War. Now it’s dilapidated but the surrounding area is green and overgrown, and a lovely place to visit at any time of year. In summer, a stroll to the summit under the dappled sunlight of Grunewald forest rewards with stunning panoramic views. In winter, the snowy trees provide a picturesque backdrop as you ski, snowboard, toboggan or attempt to walk very carefully down the slippery slope
If you like your cocktails smooth and your music smoother, head over to Charlottenburg’s A-Trane International Jazz Club, which has played host to some big global names as well as emerging local talent since 1992
Designed by the same team that created both Hauptbahnhof and Tegel Airport, Liquidrom may be a departure from the transport theme, but it retains that same sleek balance of practicality and minimalism. The thermal bath, sauna, steam and massage centre is an oasis of luxury and pampering in the very heart of the city
Katz Orange, Mitte
Set in a gorgeous converted villa in the heart of Mitte, Katz Orange is a relaxed restaurant with original, tasteful decor and thoughtfully prepared cuisine. The menu features is local, ethical and organic produce and a long and eccentric wine list.
An ultra-modern, pure white, cutting-edge space in Mitte, MADE describes itself as a ‘creative platform’. The space is used as a gallery, workspace, studio, stage, laboratory, and performance area - basically a place where artists from different disciplines can convene and explore new directions together