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BIMM Berlin’s Guide to the Local Area

6th September 2017

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If you’re about to start studying with us, you’re probably pretty keen to start exploring the local area too. So we’ve put together a list of our favourite places to discover in the city… and they’re all within walking distance of BIMM Berlin!

Urban Spree Gallery

Based right below our shiny new building, Urban Spree Gallery showcases some of the most innovative creative minds in the city. With over 1,700 square metres of artistic space to explore, this beautiful location is definitely at the top of our list.

Cassiopeia Beer Garden

Not only can you often catch BIMM Berlin’s finest performing here, but this spot is perfect for Sunday afternoon drinks and burgers. There’s also an outdoor cinema – ideal for the summer months – as well as a climbing wall for the more adventurous among you, and an adjacent nightclub if you decide to extend your stay until the early hours.


Hungry after rehearsal? Pay a visit to the best Vietnamese food in Friedrichshain at 1990. This vegan eatery has been a staple of the neighbourhood for almost 30 years, and for obvious reasons.

Boxhagener Platz Market

Discover untold treasures at this Sunday-only flea market just a short distance from BIMM. With weird and wonderful offerings, from record players to rare books and vintage clothes, you’ll definitely find a number of bargains here.

East Side Gallery

In terms of sightseeing, the East Side Gallery is something not to be missed. As the longest stretch of street art in Europe, this former section of the Berlin Wall attracts art appreciators from all corners of the globe.


This venue is perfect in warm weather, with a pool where you can soak up the sun and enjoy a cold beer. Haubentaucher also currently offers Open Sky yoga classes, with courses suitable for all levels.

Astra Kulturhaus

For live concerts, it’s difficult to beat Astra Kulturhaus. It’s just as famous for its indie gigs as it is for Karrera Klub’s alternative nights, so there’s something for all tastes here.


Probably the reason most techno musicians move to Berlin, this world-famous nightclub is notoriously difficult to get into, but that makes it all the more enticing. With internationally renowned electronic artists gracing its many stages, Berghain’s a night out that’s sure to be memorable, to say the least.

To find out more about studying at BIMM Berlin, order a prospectus.

Photos by Eline Duijsens


Lucy Donovan

Lucy is the International Marketing Manager for BIMM Berlin and Hamburg.