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Fisherman's Restaurant

fanny Zschau Digital Diva Deluxe Fisherman's Restaurant
Photos: Fisherman's Restaurant

With its large sun terrace the Fisherman's Restaurant has a fantastic view on Lake Tegel. Berlin's only pier for river cruise ships is very close by and it is only a five-minute walk to Alt-Tegel, the historic center in the north of Berlin. In this idyllic environment Sören Engelmann and his team receive their guests. Engelmann, who grew up with fresh fish Greifswald,  offers here since 2006 a refreshingly modern, youthful fish cuisine. One that unmistakably combines German traditions with the influences of the Mediterranean region. This creates completely new, often surprising and sometimes extremely sophisticated compositions. For example, a perfectly seasoned foam soup of Madroca's curry with flamed scallops, lava and chilli is served, an almost "pink grilled tuna steak with Barolo honey jus" or giant lemon prawns roasted in lemon oil with raw sugar and tequila flambé.

Fisherman's Restaurant, Eisenhammerweg 20, D-13507 Berlin
Opened daily from 12pm–10pm Summertime and –9pm in Winter

www.fishermans-berlin.de

Pandagarten

Fanny Zschau Digital Diva Deluxe Pandagarten
Photo: Pandagarten

If you are looking for nice Asian Restaurants in Pankow it is still pretty difficult – but this little place close to U- and S-Bahnhof Pankow is for sure a highlight. The cozy Asia lounge offers various teas, juices and Lassis, exotic noodle soups and salads and last not leas one of the bste Sushi plates in town. Owner Hau is always happy to prepare classic and fresh Southeast Asian cuisine for his guests, and offers daily changing creative variations according to the season. He attaches great importance to your individual wishes and you can always tell him which ingredients or what degree of sharpness you want in your food and what not. Don't forget to check out the Yellow Panda with fresh Mango and to reserve a table especially during noon and dinner times.

Pandagarten, Berliner Straße 8, 13187 Berlin-Pankow
Mon– Sat 12am–10pm
www.pandagarten.de

Tierpark Berlin

Fanny Zschau Digital Diva Deluxe Tierpark Berlin Schloss Friedrichsfelde
Photo: Tierpark Berlin

Monday we went to Tierpark Berlin, Europe’s biggest animal park. Set in 160 hectares of extensive and varied parkland, it is home to over 9,000 exotic and native animals. The Tierpark is renowned for its Camel Pasture and Flamingo Lagoon, its listed tropical and predator house in the Alfred Brehm building, and its majestic herds of giraffes and elephants. With its historic mansion Schloss Friedrichsfelde, free electric train rides, and nice playgrounds, the Tierpark is a day-trip destination for the whole family. Leave the hustle and bustle of the city behind and embark on a zoological journey around the world. The expansive Tierpark is aso a wonderful place to take a stroll and discover the diversity of the animal kingdom. Don’t forget to check out the Lemur Woods, the free-flight show on the Kiekemal Waldbühne arena, and our beloved petting zoo. The Tierpark hosts a range of events from after-hours tours to children’s birthday parties. Tierpark Berlin also participates in various European and international endangered species programmes.

Tierpark Berlin-Friedrichsfelde
Am Tierpark 125, 10319 Berlin-Friedrichsfelde
Open Daily 9am–18:30pm summer, 9am–15:30pm winter
www.tierpark-berlin.de

Britzer Garten

Fanny Zschau Digital Diva Deluxe Britzer Garten
Photos: Fanny Zschau

Sunday we went to the site of the Federal Garden Show 1985, today one of the most attractive gardens and recreational areas of Berlin. At Britzer Garden, there are many ways to spend your leisure time in a relaxed manner. Ten hectares of lakes, theme gardens such as the rose garden, a geological garden and a witch garden invite you to stroll around and enjoy. The great outdoor laboratory hosts a permanent exhibition, we came here for the spectacular Dahlias Fire. Whoever has become exhausted from having walked through large garden can lay down with an icecream on the free sun loungers or pay a visit to one of the three restaurants – Café am See, Bistro am Kalenderplatz or Restaurant Britzer Mühle. At Kalenderplatz, the largest sundial in Europe is found. Children will especially enjoy the large playground with glaciers and deserts, rocks and a water landscape or take a ride with the little park train.

Britzer Garten, Sangerhauser Weg 1, D-12349 Berlin, Open daily 9 till dusk. Ticket office daily from 9 am to 4 pm (November to February), to 6 pm (March and October), to 8 pm (April to September)
www.britzer-garten.de