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Travel Guide of Berlin in Germany by Influencers and Travelers

Berlin is the capital and largest city of Germany by both area and population. Its 3,769,495 inhabitants make it the most populous city proper of the European Union. The city is one of Germany's 16 federal states.

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The Best Things to Do and Visit in Berlin


1 - Potsdamer Platz

Potsdamer Platz is an important public square and traffic intersection in the center of Berlin, Germany, lying about 1 km south of the Brandenburg Gate and the Reichstag, and close to the southeast corner of the Tiergarten park.

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2 - Berlin Cathedral

Berlin Cathedral is the common name for the Evangelical Supreme Parish and Collegiate Church in Berlin, Germany. It is located on Museum Island in the Mitte borough. Construction of the current building began in 1894 and was completed in 1905.

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3 - Tours & Sightseeing | Berlin Walking Tours

Visit the infamous sites which are forever etched with the stain of their Nazi past. Your expert guide will give you an in-depth view on how this city played a pivotal role in the rise and fall of the Third Reich. Follow the route of the Soviet attack towards the final battle for the Reichstag. Discover the remains of the 'Thousand-Year Reich': Goering's Airforce Ministry, and the ruins of Himmler's SS and Gestapo HQ at the _Topography of Terror_ exhibition. Visit the site where Hitler's Reich Chancellery stood and the exact location of the Führer Bunker, where you'll get a step-by-step account of Hitler's suicide, the last days spent in the bunker, and the fate of his remains. Discover the former Nazi Military High Command and the site of Claus von Stauffenberg's execution after he failed to assassinate Hitler on July 20th 1944. This building, where Operation Valkyrie came to an end, now houses the German Resistance Museum.

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4 - Brandenburg Gate

The Brandenburg Gate is an 18th-century neoclassical monument in Berlin, built on the orders of Prussian king Frederick William II after the temporary restoration of order during the Batavian Revolution.

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5 - Alexanderplatz

Alexanderplatz is a large public square and transport hub in the central Mitte district of Berlin. The square is named after the Russian Tsar Alexander I and is often referred to simply as Alex, which also denotes the larger neighbourhood stretching from Mollstraße in the northeast to Spandauer Straße and the Rotes Rathaus in the southwest.

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6 - Evening | Berlin Cruises

Fun fact: a team of architects is aiming to make Berlin's Spree River so clean, you could swim in it! That won't be for a while. Until then, an evening dinner cruise is the next best thing. Choose a four-course Tastes of Berlin menu with unlimited drinks and a guaranteed window seat. Or, opt for an equally 'lecker' three-course meal, two drinks included, and take your chances on seating. The Fliegende Holländer will meander past sites like Alexanderplatz, the Reichstag, and Museum Island!

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7 - Kunsthaus Tacheles

The Kunsthaus Tacheles was an art center in Berlin, Germany, a large building and sculpture park on Oranienburger Straße in the district known as Mitte.

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8 - Gendarmenmarkt

The Gendarmenmarkt is a square in Berlin and the site of an architectural ensemble including the Berlin concert hall and the French and German Churches. In the centre of the square stands a monumental statue of poet Friedrich Schiller.

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9 - Morning | Berlin Food Tours

Experience Berlin's unique **street food culture** as you stroll through the city on this informative **food tour**. Discover why the city’s food scene is so exciting by sampling delicious local dishes and unique multicultural combinations. Visit the city center, **Barn Quarter**, and war-torn areas of the Soviet past to better understand the history and culture of Berlin. Then treat your taste buds with traditional dishes like **currywurst** from the Cold War era, **Berlin kebabs, flammkuchen,** and **spritzkuchen** along with some delicious wine and beer. Stop by **traditional restaurants** and **local breweries** that will have you patting your tummy in satisfaction by the end of this tour.

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10 - Charlottenburg Palace

   7 km away

Charlottenburg Palace is a Baroque palace in Berlin, located in Charlottenburg, a district of the Charlottenburg-Wilmersdorf borough. The palace was built at the end of the 17th century and was greatly expanded during the 18th century. It includes much lavish internal decoration in baroque and rococo styles.

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11 - Kaufhaus des Westens

The Kaufhaus des Westens, usually abbreviated to KaDeWe, is a department store in Berlin. With over 60,000 square metres of selling space and more than 380,000 articles available, it is the second largest department store in Europe after Harrods in London.

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12 - Bode Museum

The Bode Museum is one of the group of museums on Museum Island in Berlin, Germany. It was designed by architect Ernst von Ihne and completed in 1904.

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13 - Lustgarten

The Lustgarten is a park on Museum Island in central Berlin, near the site of the former Berliner Stadtschloss of which it was originally a part.

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14 - Olympic Stadium

   11 km away
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15 - Tegel

   12 km away

Tegelberg is a mountain of Bavaria, Germany. It is a part of the Ammergau Alps. The nearest town is Füssen. Neuschwanstein Castle and Hohenschwangau Castle are about 2 km away.

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16 - Teufelsberg Berlin

   12 km away
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17 - Gardens of the World

   12 km away
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18 - Spree

   13 km away

The Spree is a river that flows through the Saxony, Brandenburg and Berlin states of Germany, and in the Ústí nad Labem region of the Czech Republic.

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19 - Krumme Lanke

   14 km away

Krumme Lanke is a lake in the south west of Berlin, in the Steglitz-Zehlendorf borough of the city and on the edge of the Grunewald forest. After Nikolassee and the neighbouring Schlachtensee, it is the southernmost of the Grunewald chain of lakes.

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20 - Berlin-Schönefeld International Airport

   16 km away

Berlin Schönefeld Airport was the secondary international airport of Berlin, the capital of Germany. It was located 18 km southeast of Berlin near the town of Schönefeld in the state of Brandenburg and bordered Berlin's southern boundary.

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21 - Müggelsee

   18 km away

The Müggelsee, also known as the Großer Müggelsee, is a natural lake in the eastern suburbs of Berlin, the capital city of Germany. It is the largest of the Berlin lakes by area, with an area of 7.4 square kilometres, a length of 4.3 kilometres The lake is in the Berlin district of Treptow-Köpenick. The suburbs of Köpenick, Friedrichshagen, Rahnsdorf and a little section of Müggelheim border on the lake. The lake itself is 8 metres deep at its deepest point. At its south end are hills called the 'Müggelberge', which are 115 metres high; they were formed during the Pleistocene.

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22 - Berliner Straße

   26 km away
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Why travel to Berlin?
Berlin, the capital city of Germany, is a fascinating blend of history, culture, and modernity. It is a city with a rich past, which is reflected in its architecture, museums, and historical sites. Traveling to Berlin provides an opportunity to explore the remnants of the Berlin Wall, visit world-class museums and galleries, and experience the vibrant nightlife and culinary scene.

How to get there?
Berlin is well connected by air, rail, and road networks. The city has two airports: Berlin-Tegel (TXL) and Berlin-Schönefeld (SXF), which are served by major airlines from around the world. Train connections are available from other European cities through Deutsche Bahn, the German national railway. Buses and car rentals are also options for getting to Berlin.

What to book in advance?
To make the most of your trip, consider booking the following in advance:

1. A guided city tour – There are numerous walking, bike, and bus tours available that cater to various interests, such as history, street art, food, and culture.

2. Museum tickets – Pre-purchase tickets for popular museums, like the Pergamon Museum, to avoid long queues.

3. Berlin WelcomeCard – This card offers unlimited access to public transport and discounts at many attractions.

What are the costs?
Berlin is relatively affordable compared to other European capital cities. Accommodation ranges from budget hostels to high-end hotels. Mid-range restaurants offer meals for around €10-20, while public transportation is reasonably priced. Entrance fees for attractions vary, with many museums costing €10-20.

What are the best things to do?
1. Visit the iconic Brandenburg Gate, a symbol of unity and peace.
2. Explore the East Side Gallery, a section of the Berlin Wall transformed into an open-air gallery.
3. Discover the history of the Holocaust at the Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe.
4. Wander around Museum Island, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, featuring five world-renowned museums.
5. Relax in Tiergarten, Berlin's largest park, and visit the nearby Reichstag building.

Where to eat?
1. Mustafas Gemüse Kebap – A legendary street food stand known for its mouthwatering döner kebabs.
2. Curry 36 – A popular spot for classic German currywurst.
3. Zur letzten Instanz – A historic restaurant serving traditional German cuisine.

Where to stay?
1. Generator Berlin Mitte – A trendy budget-friendly hostel in a central location.
2. Hotel Indigo Berlin – A stylish mid-range hotel in the city center.
3. Hotel Adlon Kempinski – A luxurious 5-star hotel near the Brandenburg Gate.

Off the beaten path:
For an unusual travel experience, visit Teufelsberg, an abandoned Cold War-era listening station located on a man-made hill. This former spy station is now a haven for street artists and offers stunning panoramic views of Berlin. Guided tours are available, providing insights into the site's history and its transformation into an unconventional art gallery.

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One of the most attractive cities in Europe 

The capital of Germany, Berlin is one of the most vibrant European cities, attracting tourists and culture lovers alike. A very alternative destination, Berlin is a mixture of modernity and history, making it the most inventive city in Europe. Although the city is known for its wall and key monuments, there is no shortage of cultural attractions, starting with its many museums and street art. It is also for its general avant-garde atmosphere that Berlin stands out and is unlike any other German city.

Many tourist attractions

The most important monument in the city is of course the Berlin Wall. It is one of the must-see tourist attractions in Berlin! You can't miss this monument. And that's understandable when you know the (fairly recent) history of the Berlin Wall. The Wall was largely destroyed between June and November 1990, but a section of it remained standing. The most famous part is the one along the Spree (river), called the East Side Gallery, for its works painted on the Wall. The Berlin Wall is also a means of expression for artists who have turned the wall, or the streets, into real works of art. If you want to learn more about the history of the Wall and this period of division, there is the Gedenkstätte Berliner Mauer, or Berlin Wall Memorial, just across the road from a memorial park. There is also the emblematic Brandenburg Gate at the entrance to old Berlin overlooking the Pariser Platz. And, good to know, this gate was part of the Berlin Wall at the time 
There is more than you think in Berlin. During the Cold War, many bunkers and shelters were built to protect the inhabitants from nuclear fallout, so it's possible to visit the city underground

Frequently Asked Questions by Travelers planning a trip to Berlin

What is the culinary speciality of Berlin ?

This is the land of sauerkraut, potatoes, herring, sausages, or grated horseradish, a place of culinary bliss. Many Berliners are vegetarians (or vegans or flexitarian), so there are plenty of places dedicated to them.

The former Berlin airport has been converted into a park since May 2010. Located in the south of the city, the Tempelhof airport is one of the largest parks
where you can go sand yachting, kitesurfing, walk past community gardens, and of course picnic.
The Berlin Music Festival takes place here!

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