If you go
WHERE TO STAY
Novotel Berlin Mitte Fischerinsel 12, 10179 011-49-30-20640 novotel.com/gb/hotel-3278-novotelberlin-mitte/index.shtml Clean, mid-scale hotel for family or business trips located near Alexanderplatz, Nikolaiviertel and Museum Island in former East Berlin. Rooms from about $89.
WHERE TO EAT
Ephraim’s Cafe-Restaurant Spreeufer 1, 10178 011-49-30-24725947 ephraims.de Solid, traditional German fare, such as wienerschnitzel and Brandenburg-style beef brisket, starting at $10. Follow the meal with Tyrolean apple strudel for about $6.
For more information, check out the Visit Berlin website at visitberlin.de/en.
For the author’s full list of recommendations on Berlin, visit washingtonpost.com/travel