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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, he kept us interested, and said it as it was

He was neutral with his views l thought, gave the facts as we wanted and presentation was light hearted and very serious as the particular places needed to be,very well done.
Berlin Free Walking Tour Reviewed by Leonard, 07/24/2016

Our guide was very knowledgeable and interesting.

With the tour, we learned so much more history than we would have with a self-tour. Frederich definitely got a lot of attention along the way! It was fun to follow a celebrity around!
Berlin: Tour with Frederick the Great & Reichstag Visit Reviewed by a GetYourGuide Customer, 07/22/2016

Tour was great thanks to Thomas who is an excellent guide

It included really interesting info which you wouldn't find in guide books which gave more context to the city and its people and past - thanks Thomas!
Berlin Sights and Highlights: 3.5-Hour Bike Tour Reviewed by a GetYourGuide Customer, 07/22/2016

A very relaxed, but conclusive walking tour.

Alex was a wealth of knowledge, was relaxed, and overly helpful for further enquirers regarding berlin! Was also great to walk the streets of Kreutzberg with a beer in hand, it felt normal... Would love to return, and do some more tours, best to start a Berlin trip with these type of tours, sets up a long, or even short visit the best possible way! PS. Alex was on time...
Alternative Berlin Experience Reviewed by Callum, 07/22/2016

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

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