Things to do in Berlin

Best Things To Do In Berlin, Germany

Best Things To Do In Berlin, Germany: Berlin is today one of the undisputed centers of the new trends in architecture or technology, which also imposes global trends in music, bars, or nightclubs.

For much of the 20th century, Berlin was arguably the most divided city in the world – split between the East and West to separate the socialists from the democrats.

Berlin Wall
Berlin Wall

After the toppling of the Berlin Wall in 1990, the city learned that two very different societies were made so with strict divisions from a social and economic level.

With German reunification, Berlin has regained its former glory at blazing speed with new ultra-modern buildings standing alongside more classic or extravagant.

Best Things to do in Berlin

Throughout the past two decades, Berlin has experienced a rise from the ashes from a troubled place to a modern European capital.

This rising has led to a resurgence in the arts, full of endless museums, theatres, and galleries.

Philharmonie Concert Hall, Berlin
Philharmonie Concert Hall

Theatre is particularly strong with the Berliner Philharmonie concert hall gracing the skies along with the Picture Gallery housing European paintings from the 12th to 18th centuries.

Nightlife is extraordinary as well, with venues available to every crowd.

From festivals to the massive Love Parade in July, Berlin is going all-out with its rebirth.

Learn about local traditions at The Museum Island

Even if you are very fond of museums, you cannot miss the famous Museum Island.

Located on the Spree River and World Heritage Site by UNESCO, this prestigious Berlin district houses five museums with archaeological and art collections.

Learn about local traditions at The Museum Island, Berlin
The Museum Island, Berlin

If you only have time and/or desire to enter into one, the Pergamon Museum is a must, because inside behold a stunning Greek altar of II century BC Babylonian or a beautiful gate of the sixth century BC.

Berlin has 170 museums, so accommodates almost any taste or hobby.

There are small museums more curious and sometimes that can be seen in a brief tour.

DDR Museum, Berlin
DDR Museum

Museum of the DDR, which brings everyday objects of the citizens of former Communist Germany.

The Museum of the Games – favorite for tourists.

The Wall Museum at Checkpoint Charlie, dedicated to the most famous border crossing between the two Berlin and telling the stories of those who crossed the wall.


See Also: London Museums


Wander around Potsdamer Platz

This square represents everything the ‘New Berlin’ has to offer. It was started after the Berlin Walls fall in 1989.

Around the Potsdamer Platz lies a fantastic mix of shopping centers, hotels, restaurants, cinemas, theaters, and even a casino.

Shopping at Potsdamer Platz, Berlin
Potsdamer Platz

The square boasts an impressive 22 story building designed by Renzo Piano, holding a neat atrium. Right next door is one of Germany’s largest shopping malls.

In Potsdamer Platz, Sony Center comes with seven buildings surrounding an arena that holds a film museum.

Kollhoff Tower, Berlin
Kollhoff Tower

For breathtaking, panoramic views of the city, head on over to the Khollhoff Tower which has one of the fastest elevators in the world.

Check out at Brandenburg Gate

The Brandenburg Gate remains Berlin’s lone city gate that separates the East and West.

This gate features a beautiful statue of the Goddess of Victory towering over the city from the East.

Brandenburg Gate, Berlin
Brandenburg Gate

With its close proximity to city traffic along with the Pariser Platz, a small square that used to be surrounded by buildings destroyed in World War II, it is a sight to behold.

Catch events at Berlin International Film Festival

If you’re in Berlin during the right times, catch these Berlin International Film Festival

This festival ranks as one of the top events in the film world.

International Film Festival, Berlin
Berlin International Film Festival

World-renowned filmmakers show their films against the likes of competitors, all vying for a top prize.

There are tons of film screenings given during that time along with filmmaking workshops.

This is the best chance for young directors to screen short films during festivities.

Have fun at Legoland Discovery Center

The Legoland Discovery Center is the first and only indoor lego stadium in the world is a creative haven for children.

Have fun at Legoland, Berlin
Legoland

There is also a ride named Miniland Berlin within which a fun factory that features lego brick making, a 4-D cinematic show, and a chance for visitors to create their own lego pieces.

Squatting Culture

One of the hallmarks of Berlin is your squats, mushrooming many neighborhoods of East Berlin, especially in Mitte, Prenzlauer Berg, and Friedrichshain.

They are blocks (not floors) of the communist era that were occupied to become cultural and artistic centers of the underground and punk movements.

Squatting Culture, Berlin
Squatting Culture

Although many have disappeared by the constructivist wave of recent years, you can still enjoy some cheap drinks squats or theaters, cinemas, and online workshops.

Staying on a Berlin squat floor is not suitable for any tourist. It really does not, as compared to the hostelry rates for other European cities such as London, Paris, Venice or Amsterdam, spend the night in Berlin is pretty cheap.

As for hotels, there are all conditions and times: luxury, brand, art, minimalist, original, theme, or crappy hostels.

If you stay for several days, more and more tourists choose the apartments in Berlin.

This great city offers a wide variety of bright, downtown, modern and well communicated with public transport reliable homes.

No matter what neighborhood you choose to stay in because there are options for all tastes and budgets.

Mecca of techno music

Along with Ibiza, the German capital is a paradise for lovers of techno music.

Techno Music, Berlin
Techno Music

If before the unification of the two Germanys, the holidays were scarce and semi-clandestine, since the nineties nightclubs have sprung up like mushrooms.

Berlin has specialized in electronic music clubs, hence every weekend hordes arrive technoturistas willing to dance until you drop.

Explore Hamburger Bahnhof

Arguably Berlin’s finest art gallery, the esteemed Hamburger Bahnhof has been restored to feature some impressive art collection pieces, including works from Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein, and Josephy Beuys.

Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin
Hamburger Bahnhof

In addition, it holds a private collection by Marx. Exhibitions change year around.

On a lesser scale, there are some Italian works and minimalist art as well.

Cheap Eats anytime

To be the capital of a country as rich and powerful as Germany, it can be stated categorically that Berlin is a cheap city, especially in eating.

Markthalle Neun Street Food Market, Berlin
Markthalle Neun Street Food Market

Markthalle Neun Street Food Market is a famous food market, where you never leave hungry because there will be food available on any corner of the market.

This will surely be typical, larger, and crisper than those found in other parts of the world frankfurters.

Try the typical Berlin cuisine which generally provides food more abundant in quantity and cheaper than international restaurants.

Admire Central Station

Berlin also has the biggest train station in Europe with domestic and international destinations.

Central Station, Berlin
Central Station

Berlin’s Central Bus Station can take you throughout Germany and across Europe.

Berlin has no shortage of international airports, with three: Tegel, Tempelhof, and Schoenefeld.

Tegel is the largest and serves millions of passengers each year.

Tegel Airport, Berlin
Tegel Airport

It is accessible by virtually every major destination possible in Europe and overseas.

 

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