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.hotelconcierge.de
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.