Bursting with character and bound to excite visitors, Berlin is one of the most popular destinations in Germany. Whether it’s history, culture, nightlife, or an alternative side you’re looking for, Berlin has you covered.
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Ideally located in the heart of Berlin, the most important sights and places like the famous shopping area Kurfürstendamm as well as the Zoologischer Garten are only a few steps away. The restaurant BLEND berlin kitchen & bar is inspired by Berlin’s multicultural character.
Location:Budapester Strasse 25, 10787 Berlin
It’s a Neo-Baroque design with a futuristic dome built on top. A visit here should definitely be topped off with a stop at the building’s restaurant – the only parliament building in the world with one open to the public. Take care of every part of the visit in one go with a bookable ticket that reserves your entrance time, gets you into the building, and holds a restaurant table for after you’ve explored.
Location:Platz der Republik 1 10557 Berlin
Built as a Soviet symbol of power in East Berlin, the TV Tower is to Berlin as the Eiffel Tower is to Paris when it comes to architectural city icons. With a cocktail bar and great views from the top awaiting you, why stand in line with everyone else.
Location:Panoramastr. 1A 10178 Berlin
This is one for the traditionalists. A storied institution known for being one of the best restaurants in Berlin, Lutter & Wegner has dealt in German staples since 1811, serving stars like Marlene Dietrich.
Location:Charlottenstr. 56, 10117 Berlin
Opened in 2001, Europe’s largest Jewish museum is an important part of Berlin’s Jewish heritage and a must-stop for any visitor to the city. Not only is its comprehensive walk through Jewish cultural history fascinating and sobering, but interacting with Daniel Libeskind’s architectural addition to the museum is a powerful part of the experience.
Location:Lindenstr. 9-14 10969 Berlin
During the summers, Berliners flock to the old runways of Tempelhof to grill bratwurst sausages on the grill plate (barbecue area) of the airport-turned-public-park. However, that’s not the only draw. Reserve a guided tour of the old terminal building – which runs 1.2 kilometers (0.7 miles) end to end – for an inner glimpse of the workings of the colossal structure, including the massive network of air-raid shelters.
Location:Tempelhofer Damm 1-7, GAT-Bereich, 12101 Berlin
History looms large in Berlin, and few places more so than at the Topography of Terror. It was once the headquarters of the Nazis’ secret state police, the SS. More than 1.3 million people visited the site in 2018, making it one of Berlin’s most-visited attractions. While admission is free, a tour that stops off at the site will give visitors a thorough grounding in its history and context.
Location:Niederkirchnerstrasse 8, 10963 Berlin Germany
One of Berlin’s most family-friendly visitor attractions, the DDR Museum is an interactive museum about East German life during the Cold War. It’s a genuine delight for both kids and adults. Get behind the wheel of an East German Trabant car, and walk through an authentic Cold War-era apartment.
Location:Karl-Liebknecht-Str. 1 10178 Berlin
Reopened in 2009 after extensive restorations, the Neues Museum is one of the jewels among Berlin’s 170-plus museums. Here, you can get a glimpse of Nefertiti’s famous bust, learn about ancient Egyptian and Nubian cultures and trace the footsteps of our ancestors via artifacts dating from the Stone Age through to the Middle Ages.
Location:Bodestr. 3 10178 Berlin
Location:Rudi-Dutschke-Strasse 26 10969 Berlin
One of the most popular attractions in Berlin, the Pergamon Museum is world famous for its archaeological holdings. The Pergamon, located on Museum Island, is really three museums in one – the Collection of Classical Antiquities (also on display in the Old Museum), the Museum of the Ancient Near East, and the Museum of Islamic Art.
Location:Am Kupfergraben 5 10178 Berlin
Berlin’s original national gallery, established in 1861, is a haven for art lovers. Inside the imposing building is an incredible collection of works spanning from Neoclassicism and Romanticism through to French Impressionism and early Modernism, including pieces by Manet, Monet, and Cézanne.
A wander through the stalls of vintage and second-hand clothes and delicious street food is always a treat – especially if you’re able to catch a particularly passionate karaoke performance. However, a guided tour is a great way to get a dose of history, too.
Location:Gleimstr. 55, Berlin, 10437
You can explore it for free, but to get the full context of the era – and to dig into East Berlin’s storied history and subcultures a little deeper – it’s worth considering a guided tour.
Location:Mühlenstrasse 78-80 10243 Berlin
There are plenty of great burgers found in Berlin, but none are quite as iconic as Burgermeister’s. The menu is refreshingly simple, the cheesy fries as comforting as comfort food gets, and the mouth-watering vegan burger nothing like your token veggie option.
Location:Oberbaumstrasse 8, 10997 Berlin
The site is a former US spy station built during the Cold War to listen to the Soviet-controlled Eastern Bloc. Although it’s a wonderful place to wander – there’s even a rather quirky Biergarten up there – a guided tour is undoubtedly the best way to learn about the site’s darkly fascinating history.
Location:Teufelsseechaussee 10 14193 Berlin
For a special evening out in Berlin, a trip to Charlottenburg Palace will have you feeling like royalty. Located in the west of the city, Berlin’s largest palace isn’t just available for walking through on day trips. It also plays host to special events, such as a concert experience that features members of the Berlin Residence Orchestra performing then-contemporary hits from Bach and Handel
Location:Spandauer Damm 10 14059 Berlin
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