eating a doner kabab in the turkish quarter
okay so kreuzberg is the name of the turkish quarter and yes, it's called the doner kabab. you can see what kinds they have on the menu but it's basically delicious meat on a vertical spit that is shaved into a warm, soft pita or gyro like bread, covered with tomatoes and a delicious semi-tziki (?) sauce. it's the best food i've had in germany. they're all over the place.
there's an interactive map. looks like you're going to have to take the metro.
here's the metro map. good luck
Eating at Ka De We
Liked I said the food hall at Ka De We is really huge. It is just the way to show the westerners how grand the Germans can be....
I heard a joke when the wall broke down the East Germans flocked in to see the Ka De we on what they had been missing out...boy they said they could have changed the name to Kaufhaus des Easterns!!! The food hall takes up the entire 6th floor - and it is mind boggling big. We decided to have something really simple and had pasta - it was very delicious and cooked just right - al dente...and the Campari orange i had was so so delicious becos they used fresly squeezed orange juice. ...price is more but affordable at about 12 euro for the pasta...and I had to share that with my husband. They also serve bread rolls complimentary
It's not exclusively Berlin's local custom. Like in many old and full of heritage cities there were quite many old sculptures, monuments, fountains and other examples of small architecture put along Berlin streets.
These sculptures of nude human beings on my pictures formed a fountain at Wittenbergplatz oposite to famous KaDeWe department store.
Otto Weidt Workshop Museum
A brief stop of no more than 5 minutes, the memory of this brave and relatively unknown hero will last far longer. The museum is located in a frankly decrepit ( perhaps by plan ) blind alleyway no more than 30-40 yards east of the entrance to Hackescher Hofe courtyard 1, which is about the only way to find it It has been left unimproved as a reminder of conditions during the GDR period. The museum itself is bare, a few workbenches and tables, a couple of pictures, a small room, and little more. But the story is of the Oskar Schindler genre, only far harder to comprehend for the challenges of this brave man, honored on 7 Sept 1971 as " Righteous Among the Nations".
Born in 1882 and employed as an upholsterer and wallpaper, he suffered progressive loss of vision and was limited to WWI duty in the sanitation department. An acknowledged pacifist, he found new work running a broom factory employing almost exclusively blind, deaf, and occasionally mute Jews. Between 1941-3 he protected 30 such workers as well as 8 able-bodied Jews from the gas chambers, first by claiming their work essential to the war effort and later by obtaining false papers, bribery, and constructing a secret hiding space in his factory. On the occasion of one woman being sent to Auschwitz, this elderly blind man went to Auschwitz and secured her release - she and many others involved with Weidt survived the war. His exploits are detailed in the book " Outcast " by Inge Deutschkron.
Cheap second hand clothes
The store was located on the second floor, and was not heavy lighted (look exactly what you choose), with casual clothes rather for a bar/pub or disco than for an opera.
There were quite many customers mainly young or very young inside. Second hand casual clothes from feather boas, motorcycle jackets, skanky suede and karate uniforms, as well as denim and bell bottoms galore. Cheap :-).