Friedenau: discovering Berlin's stunning hidden gem

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Stroll leafy streets, admire historic architecture, enjoy vibrant local culture, and sip wine at one of Europe's most beautiful squares. An unforgettable Berlin experience!

Highlights

  • Immerse yourself in the vibrant farmer's market on Breslauer Platz
  • Visit homes and graves of world famous writers, painters, actors and singers
  • Meet up with local artists
  • Enjoy a glass of wine in a serene setting at Rüdesheimer Platz

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Begin your journey at Breslauer Platz, the vibrant hub of Friedenau. Every Friday and Saturday, the square transforms into a bustling farmer's market. Stroll through the stalls brimming with fresh produce, local and foreign delicacies. The market is a great place to immerse yourself in the community spirit and sample some delicious treats. From Breslauer Platz, wander through Friedenau’s picturesque streets. The neighborhood is known for its leafy avenues and beautifully preserved historic buildings, representing Art Nouveau and Gründerzeit architecture. The quiet, tree-lined streets offer a serene escape from the city center’s hustle and bustle. Don't miss a former brick stone factory building as well as the Neo-Gothic Kirche Zum Guten Hirten, Friedenau's spiritual landmark. Head to the Ceciliengärten, a hidden gem. This unique residential complex, designed in the 1920s in the expressionist style, showcases beautiful brickwork and lush gardens. Nearby, you can find a historical 'artist colony', a haven for interwar German painters, with some artists still residing and working there. Friedenau has also a rich literary history, having been home to numerous writers and intellectuals as well as the oldest book shop in all of Berlin. See the house where Nobel laureate Günter Grass lived and wrote. In the book shop Der Zauberberg, thousands of forbidden books were hidden in a secret basement during the Nazi reign. Marlene Dietrich, the legendary actress and singer, was also born and buried here, and you can visit her grave at the stunning St. Matthias Cemetery. The area's artistic legacy continues today, with many contemporary artists calling Friedenau home. Be sure to check out local galleries and art studios, which often open their doors to visitors. In the end, make your way to Rüdesheimer Platz in nearby Wilmersdorf, a beautiful square that feels like a piece of the Rhine Valley in the heart of Berlin. It is actually one of Europe's twelve most beautiful streets according to the New York Times. The Platz is famous for its 'wine well', closed only on sundays, where you can enjoy a glass of exquisite South German wine (and its much cheaper than in most restaurants). The beautifully landscaped park and its central fountain create a perfect setting for relaxation and socializing.

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Two guides, able to speak in four languages in total

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