Berlin is the capital and largest city in Germany, housing a rich history. It also has a thriving cultural scene, blending together the perfect combination of traditional and modern. Check out our list of top things to do in this laid back, feel good city.
1. Berliner Dom
This cathedral is the largest church in the city and one of the most beautiful attractions in all of Berlin. Climb up the spiral stairs of the crypt to enjoy a stunning view of the city.
2. Mauerpark Flea Market
The popular flea market at Mauepark is open every Sunday. It primarily consists of private salespersons offering items ranging from handmade clothing to vintage jewelry. There is also live music, food trucks, and snack bars to enjoy while exploring the many stalls.
3. Berlin Television Tower (Fernsehturm)
Berlin’s television tower is the tallest building in all of Germany, offering a 360 degree view of the city. The observation deck houses a bar and restaurant where you can enjoy a drink or two while taking in the magnificent Berlin skyline.
4. Berlin Wall Memorial
The Berlin Wall Memorial is one of the most important landmarks in all of Germany. It has an open-air exhibition of German division and is a can’t-miss part of this historical city.
5. Brandenburg Gate
Brandenburg Gate is an important icon in Berlin. It serves as a symbol of German division during the Cold War and also a symbol of peace and unity. Check out this momentous masterpiece at night for a stunning illuminated view.
6. Clärchens Ballhaus
Clarchen’s Ballroom was opened in 1913 as a dancehall and restaurant in the city center. Today, it serves as a quirky venue to dine and dance with locals. There are concerts, dancing classes, and many other events taking place at the historic ballroom. Transport back in time for a taste of Berlin’s nightlife of a different era.
7. Museum Island
Museum Island, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is an extraordinary combination of 5 acclaimed museums in the heart of Berlin’s city center. It’s built on a small island in the spree river and houses a plethora of history and art.
8. Topography of Terror
This thought provoking exhibition is located on the former grounds of SS headquarters. The informative indoor/outdoor museum serves as an ode to Germany’s grim past.
9. Holocaust Memorial
Close to the Brandenburg Gate, this moving memorial is dedicated to the over 6 million Jewish victims of the Holocaust. The exhibit has nearly 3,000 concrete pillars to walk through and reflect on Germany’s dark past.
10. Zoologischer Garten (Zoological Garden)
Berlin’s zoological garden is the most species-rich zoo worldwide, housing 1,500 different species. It is also Germany’s oldest zoo and features around 16,000 animals. Its aquarium and countless exhibits make it the perfect day out.
Now all that’s left to do is book go!