If Top Gear did lock-up garages…
Berlin's best kept secret is a little corner of petrolhead paradise. We go inside for a look
Posted: 12 Jul 2012
So what is this auto-pleasuredome? A garage, basically. Possibly a museum. Or indeed both. There's a major car dealership in there - Ferrari/Maserati's Berlin operation - and, rather curiously, a Riva boat dealer. There are shops specialising in all sorts of mouth-watering automotive memorabilia, classic car dealers with stuff for sale that you will almost certainly never have seen in the flesh before, and workshops dedicated to servicing and maintaining German, Italian, French and British cars. There's an in-house car rental company whose main investor is, apparently, a member of leading German industrial rock outfit Rammstein, with an inventory that's about as eccentric as the band's back catalogue (more of which later - the cars, that is... not Rammstein). There's even a fabulous bistro and restaurant whose kitchen is run by chefs with Michelin-starred experience. It's a hell of a day out, in other words.