Steeped in history and one of the most creative and cultural destinations in Europe, Berlin is a must on the European city break circuit. The German capital is also home to some of the best nightlife in the world, and thousands of revellers jet in each week to take advantage of the myriad bars and clubs the city has to offer. It means that, chances are, you’ll wake up with a bit of a fuzzy head and a queasy stomach on more than one occasion. So, to help make sure you don’t waste any of your precious holiday time in bed, we’ve put together the ultimate guide for how to do Berlin on a hangover.Search for flights to Berlin
Breakfast – House Of Small Wonder
Originally launched in Brooklyn, House Of Small Wonder is a serene setting for breakfast, with a vintage interior, stain glass windows and subtle lighting so you won’t have to keep the sunglasses on indoors. The food isn’t bad either – homemade granolas, biscuit benedict, croque madame and more offer a comforting start to the day. You can polish it all off with a generous offering of teas and coffees, or brunch cocktails if you’re in need of the hair of the dog.
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We know you’re probably going to need a bit of TLC to make you feel almost human again, so hop on a bus to the Moabit district to find the Vabali Spa. This Balinese-style resort is the king of spas, boasting eleven saunas and baths, multiple pools, massages, treatments and more all in the heart of Berlin. A two-hour pass sets you back just €19.50. Alternatively, throw €33.50 in for a day pass and forget about the rest of the day.
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Lunch – Mogg & Melzer
To keep your stamina up, you’re going to need to make another pitstop for lunch. Head into the trendy Mitte neighbourhood and you’ll find Mogg & Melzer, a cosy, Jewish-inspired cafe inside a former girl’s school. Owned by two DJs, this cool artisan cafe offers mouth-watering pastrami sandwiches and bagels that are a firm favourite with the locals.
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East Side Gallery
Once you’ve refuelled, take a 20-minute bus ride along the river Spree to the East Side Gallery in Friedrichshain, where you’ll arrive at one of Berlin’s most popular tourist sights, the largest remaining section of the Berlin Wall. A site of huge historical significance, over 101 paintings were created along the wall in 1990 by artists from all over the world, many of which have been defaced over the years, but still make an incredible monument to the reunification of Germany.
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Feeling suitably refreshed, it’s time to take in some sights. If you’re not feeling up to too much walking, take to the water and let someone else do all the hard work. A two-hour trip along the river Spree offers sights of the Reichstag building, the Berlin Cathedral and more all for just €16.
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Back to the hotel
By the end of the day you should be feeling pretty impressed with your big day in the city. So much so that on the way back to the hotel you may stop off at a bar for a celebratory drink or two. Why not, you deserve it! Before you know it, you’ll be waking up in your hotel with flashbacks of Berghain with the mother of all hangovers, wondering what you’re going to do with your day…