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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
    Gallery Weekend Berlin
    29. Apr 2016 - 1. May 2016
    different galleries troughout Berlin (Berlin)
    Carnival of Cultures
    13. May 2016 - 16. May 2016
    Hermannplatz (Berlin)
    DFB Pokalfinale
    21. May 2016
    Olympia Stadium (Berlin)

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What people are saying about Berlin

We had a great full day with a guide. Her name is Alex. She is super!!

Our guide Alex informed us very very well with the history around Dresden. She took us everywhere and explained everything very very good. We loved Dresden a lot. I wish that whoever has a chance of going on this tour will find Alex as the guide.
Daytrip to Dresden from Berlin Reviewed by Carmen, 04/26/2016

the best! - great info + well presented...glad I took the tour

guide was well informed and presented info in a clear way ...very helpful w/historical and architectural data - would recommend
Berlin: 2-Hour Tour of Government District & Reichstag Reviewed by PATRICIA A, 04/19/2016

Awesome experience, easy to book and even saved some money

As a tip, book the evening before you want to go in the morning, tickets are super fast sold out. I was lucky to get one of those cheap early bird tickets, but could have also bought the premium ticket if they had been sold out.
Skip the Line: Berlin TV Tower Ticket Reviewed by Sabrina, 04/18/2016

an interesting and informative tour of the district and excellent guid

we had expected this to be in German, although we wanted it to be in English. In the event our guide said that he would do it in English as our small group were all foreigners - Finnish, English and Dutch. the guide gave a superb explanation of the history of the area since reunification

Impressive Tour, everybody should have seen this!

Georgia gave us lots of info. She did show her emotions on this topic. A little lady from Aberdeen who can walk really fast ;)

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