a reasonably nice place is cafe einstien for austrian food and nice atmosphere - not the fanciest place, but a nice trendy place with good comfort food. for ethnic food, go to Kant str. some of the best chinese food in germany can be had at "good friends" resteraunt on Kant str, also, I believe the name is "aroma" jsut down the street, opened by people who used to work at good friends. you will find nearby turkish, vietnamese, lebanese and afrrican places, can't vouch for them, but if good food from these ethnicities is to be had in town, it will be in that area. the main shopping in town is right by your hotel. try to get one eveing to the KaDeWe, it has a very cool foodcourt, including a fresh live seafood bar and a champange bar, as well as all sorts of other things. hit the Pargamon museum, has to be seen to be believed. where the london museum has a lot of great pieces, the huge monumental pieces are at the pargomon museum. the bahaus museum and the "bridge" (or it might be the "blue rider" museum ) for german expressionism, a great collection. the zoo has a panda, a rhino and a pygmy hippo, and is 15 minute walk from your hotel. any specific questions let me know.