Sunday, 20 April 2008


German/Swiss/Austrian and "Alpine"


Fodor's recommends this restaurant:
"The beer coasters are trading cards of the Wittelsbach dynasty in this relaxed but high-quality restaurant serving dishes from Bavaria and the Alps. Classics like Wiener schnitzel, goulash, and grilled saddle steak are made of "bio" meat and vegetable products, meaning that even the veal, lamb, and beef are the tasty results of organic and humane upbringing. In warm weather, reserve a sidewalk table. With its corner position facing a park bordering Lake Lietzensee, Engelbecken is a lovely open-air dining spot."

The Basics
Witzlebenstr. 31, 14057 Berlin-Charlottenburg (U Sophie-Charlotte-Platz)
+49 (0)30 615 28 10

URL: Engelbecken



Related Tours/Sites:
The restaurant is a bit off the beaten path, unless you came to a convention at the convention centre ("Messe"), in which case it is one of the best restaurants close to the ICC/Messe area.

However, it is not entirely out of interest for the "regular" tourist. First of all, the restaurant lies on the banks of the Lietzensee lake, which is a very nice spot; it is not far from the Charlottenburg Palace (and hence could be integrated into a guided tour in the Charlottenburg Palace and its museums); and there are several sites of Jewish interest in the area, which could be integrated to a Jewish Life in West Berlin tour; and the restaurant could be also integrated with customised Berlin tours

Nearby Hotels/Accommodation:

Note: because of the proximity to the ICC convention centre, many of these hotels are very simple ones, catering the traveller to the Messe exhibitions and trade fairs.

Hotel Seehof (4 ****)

Hotel Abendstern (3 ***)
AI Königshof (3 ***)
Amary City Residence (3 ***, apartment hotel)
Hotel Amelie Messe ICC (3 ***, pension)
Art Hotel Charlottenburger Hof Berlin (3 ***)
Concorde Hotel am Studio (3 ***, not the five-star Concorde Berlin)
Minotel Brandies (3 ***)
Hotel Kaiser (3 ***)

Hotel Adam (2 **)
Hotel Arizona in Berlin (** 2)
Hotel Pension Arta (2 **, the pension is located on the fifth floor of an old building; there is a lift)
City Pension Berlin (2 **)
Ibis Hotel Messe (2 **)
Hotel Spreewitz (2 **)

Birth City Hotel (1 *)

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