Ask The Concierge

No­body knows the city bet­ter than your ex­pert concierge. Marc Schif­fer, as­sis­tant chief concierge at the Ritz-Carl­ton, is here to help. www.hotel­

Where Berlin - - CONTENTS -

Marc Schif­fer at the Ritz-Carl­ton never stops ex­plor­ing the city.

What does it mean to you per­son­ally to wear the Golden Keys?

It is a great honor and at the same time a seal of qual­ity for our guests, stand­ing for pro­fes­sional knowl­edge and out­stand­ing ser­vice.

De­scribe your per­fect Ber­lin day.

I con­sider ev­ery day as per­fect, an op­por­tu­nity to learn some­thing new. My city never sleeps, and this never- end­ing chance to dis­cover gives me great joy.

Where do you take out- of-town visi­tors?

Teufels­berg stands out as some­thing unique. The history of the hill dates back to the times of the Ger­man Em­pire and is also dom­i­nated by Nazism. The mound was formed by the rub­ble of the bombed- out city.

Se­cret Ber­lin tips?

The Beel­itzer Heil­stät­ten – the ru­ins of an old sana­to­rium serve as a charm­ing back­drop for a photo shoot.

Which events do you rec­om­mend in Septem­ber?

I’m look­ing for­ward to this year's Ber­lin Art Week and Ber­lin Food Week, but also the Ber­lin Marathon and the re­turn of mu­si­cal le­gends U2.

The co­zi­est place in Ber­lin?

The Wannseeter­rassen res­tau­rant and bar is a great place to re­lax and watch boats sail­ing on the lake.

Tips for a Ger­man spe­cialty?

I'm a big fan of Boulettes (fried meat­balls), but I can’t tell you where to go to get the best ones, as I like to make them my­self.

What Ber­lin spot would you rec­om­mend for ro­mance?

The Wald­haus an der Havelchaussee, by the small coves on the eastern shore of Lake Wannsee, is per­fect for a date spot. It’s a great place to visit with a small pic­nic bas­ket and a bot­tle of wine.

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