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where in Berlin should 2 late-50s foodies market-lovers stay

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where in Berlin should 2 late-50s foodies market-lovers stay

We stay in apartments. We like markets to buy our food. We are taking our two kids to Berlin ths year -22 years old and 24 years old.what would you suggest about which section of Berlin to stay? We are not 5star travellers. We just like good food and wine and to have great local experience. And we would like our kids to have a good time on their own initiative. But they are not party-kids. We want to have a taste of Germany we can all enjoy.

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1. Re: where in Berlin should 2 late-50s foodies market-lovers stay

What about Adina Apartment Hotel at Hackescher Markt? tripadvisor.com/Hotel_Review-g187323-d182341…

There is a market on Thursdays and Saturdays at Hackescher Markt and plenty of things to see and do around the area for all of you. You'd be right next to the S-Bahn station and Alexanderplatz (for shopping and the tv-tower) and Museum Island are in walking distance.

Or are you looking for some place a bit off the beaten tracks?

Then for example Prenzlauer Berg around Kollwitzplatz, Friedrichshain around Boxhagener Platz or the areas around Winterfeldtplatz in Schoeneberg would options with weekly markets.

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2. Re: where in Berlin should 2 late-50s foodies market-lovers stay

See also this list

www.top10berlin.de/Liste/161-Wochenmaerkte

Try to stay around Kollwitzplatz that's the nicest area in Berlin - think Notting Hill

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3. Re: where in Berlin should 2 late-50s foodies market-lovers stay

I'll second the suggestion of the Adina Hackescher Markt. The three Adinas are excellent, 4-star, offering very good value for what they charge. Of the three, the one at Hackescher Markt is in much the best area for first-time visitors, with plenty to do and see, walking distance to many of the major sights and sites, good transport links, and a very good choice of nearby restaurants, cafés and bars. There is a gym, spa, and sauna (the other two Adinas, near Checkpoint Charlie and Hauptbahnhof) have swimming pools). The twice-weekly market is good, there is an Edeka supermarket around the corner, and for more interesting foodstuffs the food department of Galeria Kaufhof is a few minutes walk away at Alexanderplatz.

It may just ;0) be of particular interest to you that the Adinas are run, and very well run at that, by an Australian company.

I've just returned from a very satisfactory week in another of the Adinas, so can confidently recommend from experience.

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4. Re: where in Berlin should 2 late-50s foodies market-lovers stay

And there are great markets elsewhere that you'll want to visit. The one at Winterfeldtplatz in Schoeneberg, already mentioned, is lovely, and the huge Turkish market at Maybachufer in Kreuzberg is a don't-miss experience. Both are easily reached by public transport, and there are many others. This two-year-old thread may be of interest:

tripadvisor.co.uk/ShowTopic-g187323-i135-k52…

and this:

timeout.com/berlin/en/shops/berlins-20-best-…

Finally, the food department of the KaDe We (Kaufhaus des Westens) at Wittenberg Platz is a sight to behold, and a true tourist destination.

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5. Re: where in Berlin should 2 late-50s foodies market-lovers stay

You might consider The Circus Apartments, in a quiet street very close to the previously mentioned Hackesche Markt, but also near Kastanienallee which is packed door to door with all sorts of eateries and cafés, just up the hill from Torstrasse, rapidly developing as a venue for quirky upscale restaurants, and an easy walk to Kollwitzplatz and its organic farmers market. A 100 square metre, 4-person apartment goes for about €200, a pretty good deal for Berlin. http://www.circus-berlin.de/apartments/

It's run by the same people who have the Circus Hostel, widely considered Berlin's best hostel, and the Circus Hotel.

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6. Re: where in Berlin should 2 late-50s foodies market-lovers stay

I don't know the best are for a foodie to stay, but if you find yourself near Wilmersdorf, try out the market at "Fehrbelliner Platz" (Tuesday and Thusday, 12:00 - 5:00 p.m.) You can not only buy the ingredients for your own cooking there, but they also have a number of food stalls. My favorite was the African one - they have a delicious curry with green sauce (spicy), either with meat or vegetarian.

The subway stop to get there is also called "Fehrbelliner Platz", and it's across the street, so you can't miss it.

Here's a list of the other markets in Charlottenburg/Wilmersdorf: berlin.de/ba-charlottenburg-wilmersdorf/org/…

To find them in another area, just google for "Wochenmarkt".

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