FOOD & GOURMET

Where Berlin - - SHOPPING -

Fass­ben­der & Rausch

Ber­lin's undis­puted tem­ple of con­fec­tions fea­tures the world's long­est choco­late counter and eye­pop­ping sculp­tures, such as a model Re­ich­stag made from 300kg (660lb) of dark choco­late. www.fass­ben­der-rausch.de. Char­lot­ten­str. 60. T: 030.20458443. U Stadt­mitte. E3

Marheineke Mark­thalle

One of the main mar­ket halls over 100 years ago con­tin­ues to be a culi­nary high­light, with exquisite­qual­ity pro­vi­sions, many pro­duced or­gan­i­cally and re­gion­ally. Round­ing off the epi­curean of­fer­ings are crafts, art ex­hi­bi­tions, and guided culi­nary tours that in­clude a his­tory of the city's mar­ket halls and sam­ples from ven­dors. Mon- Fri 8am8pm, Sat 8am- 6pm. www.meine-mark­thalle.de. Marheineke­platz 15 T: 030.61286146. U Gneise­naus­traße. E5

Mark­thalle Neun

One of only three his­toric mar­ket halls re­main­ing in Ber­lin, the 1891 build­ing has un­der­gone a re­vival in re­cent years, now host­ing a farm­ers' mar­ket (Fri–Sat 10am– 6pm). See web­site for other foodie events, such as the pop­u­lar Street Food Thursdays. www.mark­thalle9.de. Eisen­bahn­str. 42- 43 T: 030.577094661. U Gör­l­itzer Bahn­hof. G4

Rit­ter Sport Bunte Schokow­elt

The com­pany store teaches about the process of choco­late pro­duc­tion through an in­ter­ac­tive exhibit, while in the shop you can mix and match choco­late and fill­ings for that per­fect and per­son­al­ized cre­ation. www.rit­ter- sport.de. Franzö­sis­che Str. 24 T: 030.20095080. U Franzö­sis­che Straße. E3

Win­ter­feldt Schoko­laden

The choco­late shop/café's gor­geous wooden in­te­rior dates back to 1892, when the space was still a phar­macy. Sam­ple gourmet hot choco­lates and stock up on choco­lates from around the globe. Daily B&L. www.win­ter­feldt- schoko­laden. de. Goltzstr. 23 T: 030.23623256. U Nol­len­dorf­platz, U Eise­nacher Straße. D4

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