A Catalog of Europe's Highlights - June 2017 - 60
CITY TO GO
Low-key living in Berlin's Prenzlauer Berg.
BY CAROL PUCCI PHOTOGRAPHY BY CLARA TUMA
GO FOR In a once-neglected part of Berlin's former
Communist east, the now-gentrified neighborhood of Prenzlauer Berg has tree-lined streets and
restored nineteenth-century buildings, most of which
survived World War II bombing. Visit the Berlin
Wall Memorial, find local designers at the Mauerpark Sunday market, and learn about life under
the Soviets at Kulturbrauerei, a museum inside a
brewery-turned-cultural center. The best streets fan
out from pretty Kollwitzplatz: Follow the couples
pushing strollers along wide sidewalks to cafés
and restaurants, many with outdoor terraces facing
EAT Berliners love a leisurely breakfast. Order
it anytime on the terrace (blankets provided) at
Café-Restaurant Anna Blume (Kollwitzstrasse 83).
Share the three-tier platter piled high with fresh fruit,
meats, cheeses, smoked salmon, and veggies.
Clockwise from top left: The Berlin Wall
Memorial; Kleid & Schuh; rum-spiked
cocoa at Kaffeehaus SowohlAlsAuch;
Mauerpark Sunday market finds; and
Gugelhof's tarte flambée Gugelhof with
cream cheese, salmon, and capers.
A C ATA L O G O F E U R O P E ' S H I G H L I G H T S
President Clinton chose the refined Gugelhof
(Knaackstrasse 37) for a traditional Alsatian meal
when he visited Berlin in 2000. Candles and flowers
decorate rustic wooden tables, and classic specialties include asparagus cream soup and fresh trout
braised in riesling.
Pâtissier Guido Fuhrmann creates edible works of
art at Werkstatt der Süsse (Husemannstrasse 25).
Choose from 20 types of tarts made with seasonal
ingredients such as lavender and wild blueberries.