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Top 10 things to do in Berlin

The history of Berlin has seen it broken and divided, fashioning a city that's nightlife and neighborhoods are as much of a draw as its bountiful museums and jarring architecture. Every corner has a story to tell, but here are a few worth starting with!

Alexanderplatz

This holyland of 20's cabaret emerged as a Soviet showpiece in the Cold War. Central, accessible, and close to other key sights, Alexanderplatz is the perfect launchpad for a jaunt around town.

TV Tower

As the highest point in Berlin it can be seen from almost anywhere in the city. TV Tower tickets start at €13 for adults─a bargain for Berlin's best view!

Brandenburg Gate

Situated at the bottom of Unter den Linden, close to the Reichstag and Holocaust Memorial, the Brandenburg Gate is a monument to triumph, once in war, now in unity.

Reichstag

Germany's parliament is an icon of Berlin architecture. The modern glass dome crowning the Neo-Baroque building is open to visitors. From the dome of the Reichstag building you can experience an outstanding view of the city.

Government District

The Reichstag isn't all the Government District has to offer. At the north-eastern corner of Tiergarten Park, it's home to some of the best modern architecture in Berlin.

Madame Tussauds Berlin

Madame Tussauds is relatively new to the city but already has a colorful history. On opening day a visitor tore off Hitler's waxwork head! Only in Berlin!

Berlin Dungeon

See out a rainy day at the Berlin dungeon for a reminder of the city's nasty past. Large groups get generous discounts.

Potsdamer Platz

Once a post-war wasteland, Potsdamer Platz is now the spot for top-class hotels and film premieres (including the IMAX). The Berliner Philharmonie is just around the corner.

Kurfürstendamm

Known locally as Ku'Damm, this 2-mile boulevard forms Berlin's shopping district. KaDeWe─the continent's largest department store─marks its easternmost point near Wittenbergplatz.

Gendarmenmarkt

In the historic Gendarmenmarkt the Berlin Concert House stands flanked by 2 cathedrals. Entrance to the German Cathedral is free, but the older French Cathedral costs €3 a ticket.

Planning Your Berlin Visit

When to go?

Unless you're averse to crowds, visit Berlin over the summer, when the city's relaxed street-life is at its most contagious. Include a Sunday to experience one of the bustling flea markets.

Where to stay?

Every Berlin neighborhood has its own character. Charlottenberg is relatively flash, with Mitte a trendier alternative. Prenzlauerberg is the city's café-culture capital, populated by young families. Schoeneberg is renowned for its gay clubs and bars, while Friendrichshain and Kreuzberg also provide plenty of nightlife options─most a little rough around the edges!

How to get around?

Berlin is covered by trains, trams, taxis, and buses. Train stations are largely unmanned with machines to buy tickets from. Many tourists mistakenly think the trains are free before being fined €60 by inspectors! The Berlin WelcomeCard covers public transport in Berlin and Potsdam for 2-5 days, and also provides discounts at many restaurants and attractions, including the Berlin Dungeon.

Good to Know

  • Language
    German
  • Currency
    Euro (€)
  • Time Zone
    UTC (+01:00)
  • Country Code
    +49
  • Best time to visit
    May through September the weather is ideal.
  • Events in Berlin
    International Beer Festival
    5. Aug 2016 - 7. Aug 2016
    Karl-Marx-Allee (Berlin)
    Long Night of Museums
    27. Aug 2016
    various museums (Berlin)
    Berlin Illuminated
    30. Sep 2016 - 16. Oct 2016
    various buildings (Berlin)

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What People Are Saying About Berlin

Very informative and comprehensive tour of Berlin

Enjoyed seeing Berlin from this perspective. Careful if you print off confirmation on line, Ours showed an incorrect meeting place which cost us 15 euros in a rickshaw taxi to get to the correct place. The company have moved offices and our map showed the old office. You need to be confident on the road as a large proportion of the tour was in cycle lanes on the main roads.
Berlin: 2.5-Hour Segway Tour from Checkpoint Charlie Reviewed by Catherine, 07/18/2016

The Guide, a young man was simply brilliant. Truely enriching! Bravo.

The tour was spiced with comedy and hard facts. Our guide, a young man was flawless in his presentation which can best be described as world class. Never a dull moment. From his delivery of the Mother Ship CDU HQ, the KaDa We shopping complex designer goods, the unification sculpture and the Wall of Berlin to the teasing and breathless take about the Diplomatic Quarters, Potsdam high street and Ritz famous guests, German new architecture and Checkpoint Charlie amongst others. Ask for the white tour hop and off bus and especially the young bearded man and I guarantee you will not be disappointed!!!
Berlin Hop-on Hop-off Bus Tour with Live Commentary Reviewed by a GetYourGuide Customer, 07/15/2016

Excellent guide and great value for money

This was money well spent. A lot of questions that I had in my mind were well answered by a knowledgeable guide .I am not normally into guided tours but I am glad I booked this one , It is 4 hours long but enough breaks are included. If you are interested in the history of Germany throughout the previous 100 years or more then this tour is a must
Discover Berlin Walking Tour Reviewed by a GetYourGuide Customer, 07/15/2016

Great experience. Beautiful view. Great audio guide.

The boat ride was beautiful. Very informative. Comfortable and learned a lot about the buildings next to the river and their history.
1-Hour City Tour by Boat with Guaranteed Seating Reviewed by Mariana, 07/14/2016

These were the best two drivers I have encountered anywhere.

Both to my hotel and back to the airport i was impressed by the courtesy, friendliness, and expertise of my drivers.
Private Berlin City to Tegel Airport Transfer Reviewed by Linda, 07/12/2016

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