FX Excursions

FX Excursions offers the chance for once-in-a-lifetime experiences in destinations around the world.

Learn How to Brunch in Berlin

by Sarah E. Vrba

Dec 7, 2014

Berlin, Germany © Rudi1976 | Dreamstime


Germany’s capital receives praise for its gripping architecture, stunning history and expansive nightlife, but many visitors may not realize Berlin is a hub of brunch culture. This city can fulfill your wishes for pastries, salads, decadent egg dishes and mueslis any day of the week. Berlin could arguably be called the brunch capital of the world.


Pick a Neighborhood

Berlin is vast and has four major neighborhoods, each with their own rich sense of style. If you want to do food tourism — which is highly recommended — travel to another neighborhood to get a taste of the different food styles Berlin has to offer. Mitte is the central neighborhood, and sits right in the middle of the city. Rife with monuments and museums this area is popular for tourists. Kreuzberg is the Bohemian center of the city and holds the famed East Side Gallery and some fantastic lunch spots. Both Prenzlauer Berg and Charlottenberg are slightly more upscale areas with many gorgeous brunch spots.


Upscale or Comfort

Here’s where your big decision comes into play. Do you want the chic comforts of Restaurant Weinrot in Charlottenberg in the Savoy Hotel, or the comforting classics of Kreuzberg’s famous Cafe Morgenland? On the weekend, you will want to plan ahead, research and make a reservation since everyone in Berlin enjoys a leisurely lunch. During the week you can often stroll along the streets of Charlottenberg or Kreuzberg and pick your brunch spot with ease. Most restaurants have tables out on the sidewalk to enjoy some refreshing air.


The Must-Haves

As in any food culture, there are plenty of dishes you simply can’t miss. The cold cut platters consist of smoked salmon, salamis, cheeses, eggs and rich, delicious breads. These are often served on tiered platters. Omelets and mueslis are also common items on a brunch menu. Finally, check out the cake display in many brunch spots. Berlin has the decadent, rich brunch cake idea down pat.



Insta Feed
Under $100 / Europe
Apr 7, 2020

Under $100: Brussels, Belgium

Start your day with breakfast at L’Equilibre. It makes great club sandwiches. We recommend the Italian Club made from Italian ham, eggplant, Parmesan, pesto, and arugula, with soup of the day and bread ($10).

Pack Your Bags, You’re Going to Tokyo!

All Nippon Airways (ANA) is the largest airline in Japan. With flights from the United States to Japan and all of Asia, it's the perfect airline to book your next trip with. From ANA's amazing in-flight food to its excellent customer service, it comes as no surprise ANA has been awarded five stars for its seventh consecutive year by the SKYTRAX World Airline Rating.

Art Galleries in Dakar, Senegal, Africa

Senegal's capital city of Dakar is a real force in the West African art scene, and hosts the most important contemporary arts show in Africa.

Trends / Top Trends
Apr 7, 2020

Marriott Supports Local Communities with #MarriottStrong Campaign

Hotels around the world temporarily closed their doors, while others host healthcare workers in support of the COVID-19 pandemic. Additionally, hotels light up their windows at night with messages of love and hope for local communities.

Exclusive Experiences in a Fascinating Destination

Oaxaca is, without a doubt, a city so impressive one must experience it firsthand to understand its splendor. It is an incomparable place that will leave you in awe of its cultural wealth, a place that invites you to experience the extraordinary. In this light, Posadas celebrates the opening of Grand Fiesta Americana Oaxaca, an irresistible option for enjoying this magnificent state in an exclusive and fascinating way.

Reviews / Entertainment
Apr 7, 2020

Review: Norton Simon Museum

Pasadena, California, is home to plenty of places to experience great art, but none so impressive as Norton Simon Museum. Nestled in an enclave of greenery along the city's famed Colorado Boulevard, this museum offers a peaceful retreat from the bustle of the city outside for connoisseurs to experience the work of some of the world's most famous artists.