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Halloween for first timer in Berlin - should I be afraid ?

willowan | Oct 22, 2010 10:00 AM

Hello all

Staying in Berlin for three nights from next Saturday, so including Halloween

Staying at Weinmeisterstraße 1, which I think is in Mitte district.

I genuinely have very little idea about the city or German cuisine generally. Would hugely appreciate lunch and evening meal recommendations, ideally of places with local fayre and vibe ( one of our group does speak German ) and cheap to moderate prices including top quality German beers. Three different experiences or types of food would be great on each of the evenings.

One place which does seem to get great reviews is ;

' Schwarzwald Stuben is worth visiting for the Rothaus Pils beer on tap - it's that good. '

Where is that, and what kind of place is it ? Is the beer really that good ? are there any other local brews that must be sampled ? Wheat and dark beers score particularly well with me, in general.

Also any recs of good areas for bars ( or specific bars ) anywhere near where we are staying ? Our group is three straight blokes late thirties/early forties, if that makes any difference.

We also love architecture and art so any places to eat ( or drink ) of particular beauty , style or significance ?

I have seen mention on some threads of waffles - is this really something not to be missed ?

And finally - will there be any Halloween festivities or foodie events we should look out for ?

Thanks for any help you can give to these ( admittedly diverse ) questions.

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