Ask The Concierge

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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.

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