Berlin’s oldest pub and restaurant is central, yet well off the tourist trail. It’s managed a brisk business through the years, thanks to a nearby courthouse. Hence legal-themed names, such as Zeugen-Aussage (“Eyewitness account”), are given to its reasonably priced traditional German dishes. The local specialty is Eisbein, a pork knuckle that needs some dissection to enjoy, and the simple Boulette, a mince and herb burger. The decor is classic old-Berlin, too, with lots of rustic touches and even an old tiled oven. Though many patrons are city visitors, they don’t detract from the authenticity of the place—which has hosted several heads of state over the years, including Mikhail Gorbachev and Jacques Chirac.
- Open Hours: Monday to Saturday from 12:00 PM to 01:00 AM
- Credit Cards Accepted: visa, mastercard
- Nearest Train: Klosterstraße