Ask The Concierge

Se­bas­tian Son­ne­mann of the Titanic Deluxe Ho­tel of­fers tips for vis­it­ing Ber­lin.

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De­scribe your per­fect Ber­lin day.

There would be a lot of sun­shine, of course. I’d start with break­fast on Oli­vaer Platz, fol­lowed by a stroll along the Ku’Damm with a mid­day stop in KaDeWe. In the af­ter­noon, I’d take a boat tour on the Spree River, fol­lowed by a drink at one of the great river­side beach bars. Din­ner would be at the Filou res­tau­rant.

When friends come to visit, where do you take them?

There are so many op­tions, but I’d start with the high­lights, like the Bran­den­burg Gate, the Re­ich­stag, and the re­main­ing parts of the Ber­lin Wall.

Any se­cret Ber­lin tips?

The for­mer Tem­pel­hof Air­port, which is now a park – a mys­te­ri­ous place with many in­ter­est­ing sto­ries be­hind it.

Sum up Ber­lin in a few words.

Cool and multi- cul­tural.

Which events would you rec­om­mend this month?

The Fes­ti­val of Lights, which uses light in­stal­la­tions to put land­marks, streets, trendy neigh­bor­hoods, and in­ter­est­ing sites from Ber­lin’s history at cen­ter stage.

What do you like to do af­ter work?

En­joy Ber­lin and its ur­ban life out­doors.

Tell us some­thing about your ho­tel.

Titanic Deluxe stands for clas­sic lux­ury. The for­mer cos­tume store­house of the Staat­soper was used by the di­rec­tor of the royal theater af­ter 1838. The rich history of the lo­ca­tion is re­flected in the de­sign of the rooms, the stun­ning ball­room, and the guest ar­eas.

What’s one of the wildest ex­pe­ri­ences you’ve had as a concierge?

Find­ing some­one a but­ler dur­ing the ITB trade expo. Thank­fully, through the con­nec­tions of The So­ci­ety of the Golden Keys in Ger­many, I was able to book one from Ham­burg.

What’s one of the co­zi­est spots in the city?

In the Beef Club res­tau­rant here at the Titanic Deluxe Ho­tel, of course.

A Ger­man culi­nary spe­cialty our read­ers should try?

In Ber­lin and Bran­den­burg, def­i­nitely Königs­berger Klopse, meat­balls in a white sauce with capers.

What sets Ber­lin apart from other big cities?

Ber­lin al­ways stays fresh, new, and in­ter­est­ing ev­ery day.

Which spot would you rec­om­mend for ro­mance?

Vik­to­ri­a­park in Kreuzberg. In the evenings, it’s very ro­man­tic by the hill­side wa­ter­fall.

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