Saturday, 26 July 2008


German, Bavarian, Berlin Cuisine

A similar branch is located at the Hauptbahnhof, the Hopfingerbräu

Lindenbräu is not where you'll be heading, if you're looking for a quaint restaurant attended mostly by the locals. On the other hand, those small, quaint, restaurants, almost never accept credit cards, have menus only in German, no access to disabled persons and a staff that hardly speaks any language, including German.

Lindenbräu is the opposite: it is a large restaurant in one of the most touristy places imaginable: the Sony Centre in Potsdamer Platz. But being a "touristy" German restaurant has many advantages: not only that the menu comes in four languages, it also has pictures of the dish, so you will understand what it is all about; the waiters speak English; and the restaurant accepts credit cards and has wheelchair access. The so-touristy location also means that you have a view, if you choose to - sit close to the window or in the yard, you will get a wonderful view on the futuristic architecture of Sony Centre and its fountain. If you choose to sit close to the centre, you will see the brewery from a close distance.

The food is a mixed version of all types of regional German food, with heavy Bavarian and southern influence; but also with typical Berlin dishes, such as the Eisbein (pork knuckle). Unlike many German restaurants around town, this one offers a variety of dishes to vegetarians, those who won't eat pork, and the like. The dishes are not small, so prepare to leave some or come hungry.

The Basics: Sony Center, 10785 Berlin-Tiergarten (U+S Potsdamer Platz)

URL: Lindenbräu

+49 30 25 75 12 80

yes, including a lift for wheelchair users who prefer to sit in the upper levels and disabled toilets on the ground floor

Child-Friendliness? If the children are old enough to enjoy the Sony Centre fountain, the lights, and the brewery

Related Tours/Sites:
Sony Center, Legoland/Discovery Centre, Tiergarten

Could be integrated with an architectural tour in Berlin, the Weimar Area and other customised Berlin tours

Nearby Hotels/Accommodation:

5 *****
The Mandala Hotel
The Ritz-Carlton Berlin
Berlin Marriott Hotel
Grand Hyatt Berlin
Hotel Adlon Kempinski Berlin

4 ****
Casa Boardinghouse

3 ***
Apartments am Brandenburger Tor
Hotel Bel Ahr

2 **
Hotel Am Potsdamer Platz

Apartmenthaus am Potsdamer Platz

City Hostel Berlin

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