Maxim Gorki Theater Berlin – Smallest but greatest theater

theater
Theaters

"Maxim Gorki Theater" in Berlin is one of a kind. It's the smallest one but its plays are always thoughtful and I love eating leisurely at the cafeteria...

Gorki is a one-of-a-kind theater. For me, it was the first one to get me excited about drama: our English class went to see Romeo and Juliet in a modern but still faithful, multimedia version with video projections and lots of references to current topics. Another theater that stuck with me was about the conflict between Israel and Palestine reflected in groups of Muslims and Jews living in the multi-cultural district of Berlin-Neukölln. The Maxim Gorki Theater is the smallest one in Berlin, but it has a lot to say.

On a side note: when I was studying, I also liked eating at their cafeteria from time to time, if I was not in a rush. You queue up with the theater people and sometimes have to wait a little bit for a spot to open in their beautiful backyard garden. But in the end, it is always worth it – as is the Maxim Gorki Theater in general.

PS: All plays have English subtitles!

About this spot

Am Festungsgraben 2

12:00 - 22:00 daily

no-price

+49

3020221115

There’s so much more to discover

Discover more in Berlin

Onkel Philipp – DDR's toys store and museum

"Onkel Philipp" in Berlin is a surviving toy store from the DDR days. You can return your old toys and get new ones here, as well as visit the museum!

arts&culture
Art & culture
shopping
Shopping

By

Rafael

Dujarric

Aseli Factory Outlet – Marshmallows galore

"Aseli Factory Outlet" in Berlin is Aseli's shop where I go to buy their signature marshmallow animals by the bucket! Cooking and painting's done by hand.

shopping
Shopping

By

Josephine

Gauss

Ambrosetti – Playground for grown men

"Ambrosetti" Berlin is what I like to describe as a playground for grown men; particularly the beer lovers and connoisseurs. This shop offers over 600...

bars
Bars
shopping
Shopping

By

Robin

Hartmann

Albatross – Berlin's Modern Bakery

This small bakery located in the neighbourhood of Graefekiez, Kreuzberg may seem unassuming at first, but step inside and you'll see the magic this little shop brings to this kiez.

coffee&tea
Coffee & tea
snacks
Snacks

By

Natalie

Avila

C/O Berlin – The photography place to be

"C/O Berlin" has been one of my favorite exhibitions space in Berlin: photojournalism, fashion photography... My favorite so far has been the Voguing Ball.

arts&culture
Art & culture

By

Anna

Hantelmann

Benedict – 24/7 breakfast

"Benedict" in Berlin is a synonym for breakfast. Their concept is simple: they serve breakfast 24/7. I recommend actually reserving a table for after 16:00

restaurants
Restaurants

By

Josephine

Gauss

Julia Stoschek Collection – Media art at its finest

"Julia Stoschek Collection" is a very up-to-date contemporary art space in Berlin that combines GDR architecture, Düsseldorf chip & experimental topics...

arts&culture
Art & culture

By

Anna

Hantelmann

Kranoldplatz Market – Local farmers market

"Kranoldplatz Market": a small market in Berlin. What I love about it, apart from the potato stall, is the flatbread and cream cheese for a quick lunch!

shopping
Shopping

By

Josephine

Gauss

Hoffmann Collection – Modern art in slippers

The "Hoffmann Collection" in Berlin is an ever-changing gallery that's actually the collector's own home. The experience was better that I'd imagined...

arts&culture
Art & culture

By

Anna

Hantelmann

Grunewaldturm – Tower in the woods

"Grunewaldturm" Berlin is perhaps the nicest spot that offers the most amazing view of Berlin in the midst of Mother Nature, marvelous lakes and forests...

arts&culture
Art & culture
coffee&tea
Coffee & tea
relaxing
Relaxing

By

Robin

Hartmann

Rises Delicacies – Homemade Mediterranean food

"Rises Delicacies" is a homey Greek restaurant in Berlin that gives you the sensation that you're in Greece sharing a table w/ a family! Amazing moussaka.

restaurants
Restaurants
shopping
Shopping

By

Rafael

Dujarric

Funkhaus – GDR radio station goes culture

Some say "Funkhaus" is Berlin's most beautiful location. It used to be the broadcasting studio of the GDR & is now a hub of music & surprising new tenants!

arts&culture
Art & culture
music
Music

By

Anna

Hantelmann

Try our app and know your way!

Our Spotters' Local Favorites Only. Skip the Tourist Traps.

Find Nearby Spots and Navigate with Ease

Save Your Favorites and See Them on the Map

Get more with the Spotted by Locals app

Only local favorites. No tourist highlights.

Find spots nearby and use the map to locate them

Save favorites and show them on the map

Our local team in Berlin

Get to know our Spotters from Berlin

As featured on:

Subscribe now and get 3 days of free access!

Be ahead of the crowd and join our newsletter.​

first_name *
email *

By subscribing you agree with our Terms of Service & Privacy Policy.

Unlock local hidden gems

Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet consect sit dolor sit amet lamet. Lorem ipsum sit.