Berlin: Top things to do and see
Berlin, capital of Germany, experienced a huge influx of tourists in the last years. Open-minded and kind of hipster, that’s what comes in mind first when thinking of the city of Berlin. From Europe or not, touring the continent usually means having a stop in Berlin as well. But what are the top things to do and see in Berlin? Here are the best things (random order).
Brandenburg Gate in Berlin
The Brandenburg is THE sight Berlin is most famous for.
Don’t be a fool and miss it. You’ll probably meet a huge crowd in front of it – nobody misses it.
Bundestag in Berlin
Sure, the impressive building is amazing from the outside.
If you know in advance when you are going to Berlin, consider the possibility of entering the building! Just be aware that you have to “sign in” in advance.
East Side Gallery Berlin
Reminding of the Wall of Berlin, the East Side Gallery was colored in a very unique style.
Stroll along the wall and indulge in what it has to say.
Memorial of the Holocaust in Berlin
Talking of history, the memorial of the Holocaust is worth a visit as well.
But please, this is a place to think of the victims. No place to shoot crazy selfies, no place to jump from one “stone” to another and no place for sunbathing. Keep that in mind. It’s inappropriate.
Honestly, I’ve been several times in Berlin, but the Gendarmenmarkt is a place I just visited shortly. Unfortunately, the camera was not with us. Just believe me it’s lovely and beautiful!
TV Tower Berlin
The TV Tower is a typical landmark of Berlin. Whether it is just seeing it from wherever in the city of Berlin you are or coming near.
If you have some money and time, you might also consider going up or even booking a tour! Yes, I did that – but it’s been some years…
Checkpoint Charlie is characteristic as this once marked the border between East and West Berlin.
If you go there, watch out for the traffic. Usually, the drivers are not very amused having tourists on the road taking pictures. Behave appropriately and it won’t be a problem.
Unter den Linden
Probably the most famous street in Germany. Once an avenue known for linden, it is nowadays more a big street where important demonstrations and so on take place.
Beautiful for either strolling around or even paying one of the museums a visit!
Panoramapunkt Potsdamer Platz
The best place to enjoy breathtaking views of Berlin! Unfortunately, there is an entrance fee, so getting up may be a choice between the TV Tower Berlin and this Panoramapoint.