A reader endorses our favorite mid-priced Berlin hotel, shoots down a recommended restaurant, and offers two dining out suggestions of his own.

Speaking of Berlin

My recent visit to Berlin included staying at the Art Nouveau Hotel and found it to be all that you said it would be. The hosts were very helpful and gracious. They suggested Vogelweide (Bayerische Strasse 32) which was a good dinner choice. The Schnitzel was excellent and HUGE. Look it up for a gemütlichkeit experience. Sorry to say we did not have the same feeling about Florian. Food was okay if a bit overpriced, but the service was the most indifferent of any experienced during our five day stay in Berlin.

Another positive find was the Zillemarkt (Bleibtreustr. 48) near Savignyplatz. Hearty portions of old world favorites at reasonable prices and attentive service to boot.

Gary Kleinhans
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June 2001