Berlin is really good at giving abandoned places a new life. Warehouses turn into clubs, factories turn into galleries, and in the district Wedding, a crematorium has been converted into a very nice restaurant and bar. It’s called Mars and you’ll find this hidden gem in the middle of an old cemetery. As creepy as it sounds in the first place, it’s definitely on the top list of my locations to see in Berlin.
COMBINING FOOD AND ART
Because it doesn’t only serve great food at reasonable prices, you’ll also find great art events and yoga workshops taking place in the so-called “Silent Green Kulturquartier”. And there are also some dinner events going on at this area, which are worth the visit.
When you arrive in this area of Berlin, you have to follow a small path next to the cemetery to find the venue. Especially in autumn, the cemetery in Wedding is worth a stroll. I must admit, Berlin has nice cemeteries in general – and they aren’t creepy at all if you search for an alternative to the parks. Which are often known to not be the nicest places.
A day you have to mark on your calendar: the 24th of November. Chef Marc Bierstedt is going to host his “monochrome dinner” in the colors of autumn. This means, every course is dedicated to a different color – and of course special, matching ingredients. You have to book your tickets in advance, because it’s sold out very soon.
Plus, they have a different lunch menu every day. And a great breakfast. For example they serve Congee, a rice dish with mushrooms you have to try, and goat cheese sandwiches, which are also to die for. All their options are vegetarian or even vegan. Except for the dish with salmon and poached egg – which sounded to me like the perfect hangover breakfast, by the way. And afterwards you have to taste one of the cakes. Go for the cheesecake. My advice.
And if you’re searching for more great options to have breakfast in Berlin, read our full guide in this article.
Address: Gerichtstraße 35, 3347 Berlin
Photos: Gloria von Bronewski; Mars Berlin