Monograms provides traveler’s access to a Local Host®, so you will have someone on hand to answer those vacation questions pertaining to Berlin and Germany. No waiting in line at the concierge desk or trying to ask your waitress at breakfast directions to the shopping district. Simply ask your Local Host about Berlin and you'll be on your way in no time. Plus, your Local Host® will share local Berlin insights and share suggestions for getting off the beaten path, leaving you more time to create lasting vacation memories that are yours alone.
Meet a Local Host®
My name is Bernd, and I was born in West Berlin. I witnessed the building of the Berlin Wall in 1961 and saw an exciting part of history when it was pulled down in 1989. I began guiding while still in college. I love my job and find this one of the most fascinating cities in the world. I am also the author of a Berlin guide book.
I am proud to work with an excellent team who enjoy their work just as much as I do. Come and join us to discover the re-united city of Berlin. We will gladly assist you in finding special places of interest, good restaurants, shopping facilities, museums, and more.
Unter den Linden, Nikolai Quarter, Gendarmenmarkt
Stroll along the famed Unter den Linden avenue to the old town, known as Nikolai Quarter. Then continue to the Gendarmenmarkt, considered Berlin’s most beautiful square. Ask your Local Host about this and other walking routes around town.
The name means Picture Gallery, and you’ll be hard-pressed to find a better painting collection than these offerings from the 13th to 18th centuries by such luminaries as Bruegel, van Eyck, Rubens, and Rembrandt. Designed by Munich architects Hilmer & Sattler, the building is a work of art in its own right.
New National Gallery
A must for lovers of modern art.
Ku’damm - shopping
Take advantage of great shopping and fine restaurants on the Kurfürstendamm, or stroll along the Tauentziennstrasse. Visit the Europa Center and Europe’s largest department store, the KaDeWe.
Enjoy an hour beneath shady chestnut trees in Berlin’s oldest beer garden. Prater has many other areas as well, including a theater.
The local market overflows with fresh fruits and vegetables, fresh-baked breads, and culinary wonders. Since it is located beside a canal, strolling through here is relaxing, and there’s a cozy park nearby.
Riesling, Beers, Bratwurst, Sauerbraten, Dumplings
Try German specialties, fine white wines, and delicious cream pastries.
Stroll the Oranienburger Strasse, a popular place at night and an artists’ meeting point with plentiful cafes and restaurants. For good live music, visit a local Biergarten or Biersalon, or take in a show. Your Local Host will have suggestions.