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Six things to do in Berlin

Angelika Taschen is the inspirational woman behind independent publisher Angelika Books, which produces just a few select titles about art, architecture, design, fashion and photography each year. Books are in her blood; her great-grandfather’s bookshop is still family run, and for 24 years she helped to build the book publisher Taschen into the success it is today. Here, she shares her tips for Berlin with SHOP’s Dominique Fenn

City Guide
Dominique Fenn,

1. ‘Eat a pastrami sandwich at Mogg & Melzer delicatessen: super-delicious meat with perfect pickles in an intimate, beautifully furnished room. The walls are covered in great art; there are several galleries in the same building’

Mogg & Melzer, Auguststrasse 11-13, 10117 Berlin, +49 (0)30 3300 60770

2. ‘Buy some sunglasses from Mykita, a great company that collaborates with interesting talent from Mark Borthwick to Beth Ditto and Bernhard Willhelm. It has manufactured high-quality glasses by hand in Mitte since 2003’

Mykita, Rosa-Luxemburg-Strasse 6, 10178 Berlin, +49 (0)30 6730 8715

3. ‘Kunst-Werke was founded in the early 1990s by Klaus Biesenbach and shows contemporary art. American artist Dan Graham added a glass pavilion in the idyllic courtyard which houses Café Bravo, a peaceful place to rest’

KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Auguststrasse 69, 10117 Berlin, +49 (0)30 243 4590

4. ‘Browse Germany’s most varied selection of magazines at Do You Read Me – you will carry home many inspiring kilos of paper. The hand-picked selection attracts a crowd of creative people’

Do You Read Me, Auguststrasse 28, 10117 Berlin, +49 (0)30 6954 9695

5. ‘Sabrina Dehoff always gives a very contemporary Berlin twist to her handmade jewellery – even when it’s studded with Swarovski crystals. She was previously senior design assistant for Lanvin’

Sabrina Dehoff, Torstrasse 175, 10115 Berlin, +49 (0)30 9362 4680

6. ‘Markthalle Neun in Kreuzberg is now my favourite Friday late afternoon or Saturday morning spot. The atmosphere is wonderful and the 120-year-old market hall has been beautifully restored’

Markthalle Neun, Eisenbahnstrasse 42-43, 10997 Berlin, +49 (0)30 5770 94661

Read more about the best markets in Berlin here



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