Nightlife and Entertainment in Berlin Mitte

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If you crave a city where you can dance until dawn, Berlin is the ticket. Berlin Mitte Nightlife is packed full of clubs, bars and dance floors featuring great music and fun. Berlin has a long tradition of nightlife, dating back to the 1920s, and shows no sign of slowing down.

Berghain

Known as a dangerously hip club to see and be seen. Berghain was created in the remains of an abandoned power station. From the outside it doesn't look like much but the inside is a completely different story. Once inside the first thing you'll notice is a packed dance floor with Berliners and visitors dancing away to the pounding techno music. The club is open only Fridays and Saturdays, and closes at midnight. Guests should arrive early and put on their best smile for the doorman. No one gets past without his approval.

E and M Leydicke

For a slightly quiet and toned down taste of Berlin nightlife, E and M Leydicke stands out. Built in the 1800s, it's one of Berlin's oldest pubs. They serve a wide variety of beers, wines and spirits. Live music is an added treat with blues, country and rock being their biggest draws. The visitors are expected to dress slightly upscale. the pub is open from 6pm to 2am and accepts cash only for payment.

Zur Letzten Instanz

For nightlife combined with a taste of Berlin's history, try Zur Letzten Instanz. It's the city's oldest pub, in existence since the 1600s. It's famous for being the last stop for once convicted criminals. Now the ambiance has changed remarkably. The pub serves traditional dishes and offers a wide selection of wines and beers. They are open Monday to Saturday, noon until 1 am, and accept cash only as payment.

Hafen

With psychedelic decor, this club is one of Berlin's most popular gay hangouts. If visiting on Friday or Saturday, it's recommended to arrive early, as it gets absolutely packed. The club opens at 8pm and tosses everyone out at 4am the following morning. Payment is cash only and the dress code is stylish.

Atrane

What would Berlin be without a visit to a dark, smokey Jazz club? Local talent as well as big names in the Jazz world have passed through their doors. Herbie Hancock, Winton Marsalis and Alice Coltrane are known frequent visitors. The club is open from Sunday to Thursday from 9pm to 2am. On Friday and Saturday they close at 9 for shows starting at 10 pm. The cover charge varies between 10 and 20 euros, with cash the only form of payment allowed.

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Vaganten Bühne

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In its eventful history the theatre has produced almost 250 plays. It has always been a venue mainly for young actors, and about half the audience are school pupils and student. Admission: 16-32DM, red 12DM.

type:Theatre
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address:Kantstr. 12a, Charlottenburg
connections: U+S Zoologischer Garten, bus 149
tel:+49 (0)30 - 3124529

Tacheles

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type:Bars & Cafes
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address:Oranienburger Str. 53
connections:U Oranienburger Tor, S Oranienburger Str., night bus N6
url:www.tacheles.de

Acud

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With the motto "we're here to stay", this lively socio-culture centre is battling for its existence. You should definitely look in at the centre with its club, café, theatre, cinema, gallery, club for girls and special events. It deserves your solidarity.

type:Bars & Cafes
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address:Veteranenstr. 21
connections:U Rosenthaler Platz, S Nordbahnhof
openings:Gallery We-Fr 3pm -6pm, Sa noon -7pm,
admission:5-10DM

Kapelle Cafe Bar

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Cafe and great breakfast location amongst the locals.

type:Bars & Cafes
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address:Zionskirchplatz 22-24
connections:S-Bahn Rosenthaler Platz, Tram 53, 13, 50 Zionskirchplatz

Café Orange

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Beautiful interior, also nice breakfast.

type:Bars & Cafes
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address:Oranienburger Str. 32
connections:U Oranienburger Tor, S Oranienburger Str.
openings:Daily 9am -midnight, Fr+Sa longer

Bar jeder Vernuft

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First-class cabaret in all its many shapes and forms. One of Germany’s most famous venues for this kind of entertainment. Beutiful old Dutch mirrored tent. Big names, high prices - but don’t miss it. Admission: 25-50DM

type:Theatre
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address: Schaperstr. 24, Wilmersdorf
connections:U Spichernstr.
openings:7pm, Sa+So also at midnight
tel:+49 (0)30 - 8831582

Literaturhaus Berlin

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Close to Ku’damm, this beautiful house offers literary readings and occasional exhibitions. The garden is an oasis.

type:Theatre
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address: Fasanenstr. 23, Charlottenburg
connections: U Kurfürstendamm
openings: Mo-Su 9:30am -1am, meals noon -midnight, breakfast 9:30am -2pm

Komödie

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Audiences pack out this theatre for comedies like "Ping Pong" or "Eifersucht. Drama für drie Faxmaschinen" (Jealousy. Drama for three fax machines). The production of "Comedian Hatmonists" was definately a big highlight for many people. Admission: Fr+Sa 25,49,69DM, Su-Th 19,39,59DM, 50% reduction (only at the evening box office).

type:Theatre
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address: Kurfürstendamm 206-209, Charlottenburg
connections: U Uhlandstraße, bus 119, 129
openings: Mo 10am -6pm, Tu-Sa 10am -7pm, Su+public holidays 3pm -6pm
tel:+49 (0)30 - 47997440

Café Bar Mitte

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Probably the only fun place at the lower end of Oranienburger Straße. Meeting-point for young people who're really into flirting. Drinking, dancing and more at low/budget prices. It can be very crowded in the weekend.

type:Disco & Dancing
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connection:U Oranienburger Tor
address: Oranienburgerstr. 46
openings: Daily 10am -open end

Cox Orange

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Tuesdays are for jazz fans, Wednesdays for soul, funk and R'n'B. From Thursdays to Saturdays you can dance to the hits of the '70s, '80s and '90s. Tu+We from 9pm+11pm jam session,

type:Disco & Dancing
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connection:S Hackescher Markt
address:Dircksenstr. 40
openings:Th-Sa from 10pm

Wintergarten - Das Varieté

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Entertainment of the Twenties in the outfit of the 2000s Theatrical and musical vaudeville with a lascivious past. Admission: Su-Th 35-80DM, Fr-Sa 59-98DM, students 30% red. at the box office

type:Theatre
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address: Potsdamer Str. 96, Schöneberg
connections: U Kurfürstenstr.
openings: Mo-Fr 8pm, Sa 6pm +10pm, Su 6pm
tel:+49 (0)30 - 2500880

Theater am Halleschen Ufer

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One of Germany’s most important theatres for modern dance. Its first-run productions fill the printed programmes of the most important dance festivals. A must for anybody who thinks they’ve got further than aerobics. Admission: 18-25Dm, red. 15-18DM

type:Theatre
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address: Hallesches Ufer 32, Kreuzberg
connections: U Hallesches Tor, U Möckernbrücke
tel:+49 (0)30 - 2510655

Grips Theater

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Berlin wouldn’t be the same without this theatre for young people. A permanent hit and megasuccess with Berlin’s young crowd.

type:Theatre
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address: Altonaer Str. 22, Tiergarten
connections: U Hansaplatz, S Bellevue, bus 341, 123
openings:10am, 3pm, 7:30pm, admission: 10-26DM
tel:+49 (0)30 - 3974740

Hackesches Hof Theater

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Yiddish musical theatre at this historical location in Scheunenviertel. Vanished worlds of Berlin life are revived and live on here.

type:Theatre
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address: Rosenthaler Str. 40-41, Mitte
connections: S Hackescher Markt, U Weinmeisterstr.
openings:9pm, Sa also 11pm, admission: 12/20/25DM
tel:+49 (0)30 - 2832587

Maxim Gorki Theater

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Has moved to the Schiller Theater until summer 2000 when renovation of its own theatre builing will be completed.

type:Theatre
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address: Am Festungsgraben 2, Mitte
connections: U+S Friedrichstr., bus 100
openings: Mo-Sa 1pm -6:30pm, Su 3pm -6:30pm, admission: 22-45DM
tel:+49 (0)30 - 20221129

Mehringhof-Theater

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Cabaret and comedy, topical and political shows in an institution for culture and education.

type:Theatre
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address:Gneisenaustr. 2a, Kreuzberg
connections: U Mehringdamm
openings: Tu-Sa from 8:30pm, admission: 25DM, red. 20DM
tel:+49 (0)30 - 6915099

Musical-Theater Potsdamer Platz

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Since June 1999 the theatre has been in full swing with one single show: The Hunchback of Notre Dame. At the Berlin Film Festival it will also boast a screen as big as a tennis court.

type:Theatre
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address: Marlene-Dietrich-Platz 1, Mitte
connections: U Potsdamer Platz
openings:8am -8pm, admission: 80 -195DM
tel:+49 (0)30 - 82871

Renaissance-Theater

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A nice small theatre with very lovely art nouveau decor. On stage: Light plays with big-name actors often performing in front of young audiences.

type:Theatre
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address: Knesebeckstr. 100, Charlottenburg
connections: U Ernst-Reuter-Platz
openings: Th-Sa 8pm, Su 6pm, admission: 16 - 48DM
tel:+49 (0)30 - 31597316

Schaubühne am Lehniner Platz

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At the beginning of 2000 the directors Sasha Waltz and Thomas Ostermeier and the dramaturgs Jochen Sandig and Jens Hillje took over the artistic direction of the Schaubühne. The new directors are harking back to the theatre’s founding tradition as a venue for international contemporary theatre with a permanent ensemble at the heart of the concept. But the team is also providing scope for new theatrical forms by bringing in young playwrights and choreographers and combining dance and drama in a way that dissolves the borders between these two genres.

type:Theatre
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address: Kurfürstendamm 153, Charlottenburg
connections: U Adenauerplatz, S Charlottenburg
openings: Mo-Sa 11am -6:30pm, Su +public holidays 3pm -6:30pm
tel:+49 (0)30 - 890020

Schlosspark-Theater

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Attractive small theatre which often staged first runs or premiere productions of German versions of plays. Always good for a nice night out.

type:Theatre
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address:Schloßstr. 48, Steglitz
connections: U Rathaus Steglitz
openings: Mo-Fr 9am -7pm, Sa 11am -7pm, Su 5pm -7pm
tel:+49 (0)30 - 79083612
show numbers 1-20   21-40   41-60   61-80   81-88  

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