Where to go in Berlin – Establishing “Schiffbauerdamm Berlin IG”: a win for diversity in central Berlin

The German capital’s largest promenade has been created along the Spree River, designed by five local restaurateurs.

The Schiffbauerdamm in Mitte is a very special place: a lively riverside street steeped in history in a beautiful location on the water, bringing together a diversity of restaurants. The district has been known for its countless offerings since the golden 1920s – combining art, culture and gastronomy. The famous “Berliner Ensemble” is in the immediate vicinity, Friedrichstrasse and also the Tränenpalast, Museum Island and the government district are within walking distance.

Schiffbauerdamm Berlin IG is an association founded in order to allow this distinctive neighbourhood shine again in its old splendour, with the Spree embankment promenade on Schiffbauerdamm. The gastronomy represented by these five restaurants represents the international variety for which Berlin is renowned: the classic Italian restaurant “Vaporetto”, the Cologne institution “Permanent Representation”, the capital pub “Berliner Republik”, The Irish original “Murphy’s Irish Pub”, the “Brechts Steakhaus” for meat lovers, the cosy “Vincent” piano bar, the charming “Bar a Vin” wine bar and the traditional French “Ganymed Brasserie”.

The restaurants, together with the Waterways and Shipping Office, supplied the bank with a long single balustrade making-up Berlin’s longest and largest summer terrace. Whether you have restricted travel freedom or not: Here on Berlin’s longest bank terrace on the Spree, in the stylish, cozy pubs, bars and pubs, a short culinary journey through diverse Europe is now always possible – with the prescribed distance to be safe and healthy upon return to your homeland.

S-Bahn and U-Bahn: Friedrichstrasse

Schiffbauerdamm by Gustav Kalhammer (1911) – courtesy of Metropolitan Museum