Ask The Concierge
Nobody knows the city better than your expert concierge. Cem Wieldt, head concierge at the Titanic Deluxe Berlin, is here to help. www.hotelconcierge.de
What does your perfect Berlin day look like?
The perfect day is when I can say that I have successfully overcome all the challenges thrown at me, and when I know each of our guests has left my desk with a smile.
When friends visit, where do you take them?
If they're visiting Berlin for the first time, then of course I’ll show them the main sights: the Brandenburg Gate, Museum Island, Gendarmenmarkt, Checkpoint Charlie, some museums, and, of course, our hotel.
Secret Berlin tips?
Buck & Breck bar (a speakeasy-style cocktail bar in Mitte), the wine bar Cordobar near Hackescher Markt, and the restaurant Mädchenitaliener near Weinmeisterstraße.
Tell us about your hotel.
Young and innovative, with an oriental flair and the right touch of luxury. The Titanic Deluxe Berlin has 208 rooms and a 1000 sq.m. spa with a hamam, and is located on one of the most beautiful squares in Europe, Gendarmenmarkt.
What are some wild experiences you’ve had as a concierge?
Having to arrange the opening of the KaDeWe on a Sunday for a Hollywood star. Unfortunately, after everything was organized, the guest decided to go shopping on a regular Monday instead.
Which events would you recommend for the month of March?
The ITB: it is the world's largest tourism fair and definitely a March highlight.
Where is the coziest place in Berlin?
My living room at home. Otherwise, the redesigned Gendarmerie restaurant is almost as cozy.
Describe Berlin in three words.
Everything is possible!
A Berlin specialty our readers should try?
A typical German specialty is of course Eisbein (pickled ham hock), but Blutwurst (blood sausage) is also always in demand. Typical to Berlin, however, is Currywurst and Döner kebab.
What differentiates Berlin from other cities?
Berlin regularly reinvents itself.
What Berlin spot would you recommend for romance?
The Neuer See lake in Tiergarten park on a balmy summer evening, especially if you rent a rowboat, pack a bottle of champagne, and simply enjoy a bit of nature in the middle of Berlin.