Good housing options in Mitte are rare, so those who are lucky enough to live here enjoy a particular status. Several parks, the famous Museumsinsel (Museum Island), places of national importance and a variety of historical sites contribute to the high standard of living in Mitte. And here, in the epicentre of the centre, is yoo berlin: Am Zirkus 1, 10117 Berlin.

Mitte is the cultural, political and architectural heart of Berlin. Alongside the considerable investment in political institutions, infrastructure and business lies a vibrant arts and entertainment scene.

Designed by Jean Nouvel, Galeries Lafayette at Französische Strasse 23 houses Berlin’s largest collection of French fashion designs, from haute couture to simple accessories. Besides Prêt-à-Porter, a gourmet delicatessen can be found on the lower level.

Mitte is both sophisticated and chaotic; an exhibition of dynamic urban evolution compressed into half a century; a city which never fails to surprise residents and visitors alike with its diversity and constant energy to reinvent. Hot Spot: Grill Royal, Friedrichstrasse 105b, 10117 Berlin. Reservations highly recommended!

In the past five years, Berlin Mitte has attracted an abundance of eclectic cultural and consumer choices, all catering to the ironic diversity of East and West, celebrities and nouveau riche, confident high-flyers and youthful art stars in waiting. Hot Spot: Buchmann Galerie, Charlottenstrasse 13, 10969 Berlin.