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About Berlin

Berlin is the capital city of Germany and is located in the centre of the North German Plain. It is a popular tourist destination having exciting activities for people of all ages to indulge in. The city is widely known for its historic Berlin Wall built in 1961 dividing the city into East Berlin and West Berlin. With the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989, the city strongly built itself up as one unified region and has since flourished in every aspect from innovations to culture preservation.

The city of Berlin is filled with beautiful sites, buildings, historic monuments, and natural beauty. It offers a unique blend of classic and modern art which is one of the top reasons for drawing millions of visitors every year. Whether you love science, art, history, culture, food, nightlife, or natural beauty, there’s nothing that Berlin can’t offer.

The German capital is a mecca for art and history lovers with a myriad of historical landmarks to explore and art museums to admire. Not only is it blessed with a rich history, but the city is also famous for its modern-day infrastructures and tons of exciting activities such as adventure sports, water sports, and theme parks.

There are so many activities for locals and tourists to partake in, in Berlin. The city is well-connected with transportation systems such as subways, public buses, taxis, and car rentals which makes it easily accessible. You can shop, dine, attend live shows, gallivant around the streets, explore museums, and more on your holiday trip to Berlin with your loved ones.

The weather in Berlin varies from season to season. During the summer, Berlin’s average temperature ranges between 24 degrees Celsius to 12 degrees Celsius and is the much preferred season for tourism. Winter in Berlin could get harsh for those who are not used to snowfall as the temperature ranges between 9 degrees Celsius to -1 degree Celsius.

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Charlottenburg Palace And Park

Visit one of the most beautiful Berlin tourist attractions, the Charlottenburg Palace And Park which is a beautiful baroque garden. Enter the palace and admire the beautiful halls, rooms, and collection of paintings by 18th-century French artists. Visit the Oak Gallery, where you can witness the family portraits of the Royals. You can stroll across the gardens filled with ponds, fountains, and beautiful sculptures.

Pergamon Museum
Pergamon Museum is one of the most frequently visited and the most important archaeological museums in the city. Witness the amazing collection of Classical Antiquities, the Museum of the Ancient Near East, and the Museum of Islamic Art which are located on the two floors of the building. The museum lets you discover the diverse and historical architecture of the middle east.
Zoological Garden
The Zoological Garden is one of the oldest zoos in Germany and home to over 20200 animals from over 1380 species. Established in 1844, the zoo is spread across 35 hectares with various attractions. The zoo is also home to the Berlin aquarium which is one of the most popular public aquariums in the world. Other famous attractions here include a big cat house, a hippopotamus house, and a nocturnal animal house, among others.
DDR Museum

Opened in 2006, DDR Museum is dedicated to showcasing the everyday life and culture of life in the German Democratic Republic. The museum is popular for showcasing the personal experience of the lives of the people during many events which took place in the German Democratic Republic. The museum is one of the top places to see in Berlin which has received over half a million visitors.

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Which are the best places to visit in Berlin?

  1. Reichstag: Berlin’s Reichstag is a prominent building in Germany that is a popular tourist attraction owing to its striking glass dome structure. The neo-renaissance architecture of the building draws tourists all year round. It was built in 1894 and served as the house for the Imperial Diet of the German Empire. Today, the building is used by the lower house of the German legislative assembly for meetings.

    : Platz der Republik 1, 11011 Berlin, Germany
    Timings: 8 AM to 12 AM (Daily)

  2. Brandenburg Gate: Visit the Brandenburg Gate, considered one of the most famous landmarks in Berlin. The neoclassical structure was inspired by the Acropolis of Athens and was used for hosting royal parades, marches, and ceremonies. The gate became a symbol of peace and unity after the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989. Located in the heart of the city, it is easily accessible and offers beautiful photoshoot options.

    Location: Pariser Platz, 10117 Berlin, Germany

  3. Berlin Television Tower (Fernsehturm): If you’re in Berlin then you’ve certainly noticed the Berlin Fernsehturm peering over all the buildings in the city. It is the tallest structure in Germany which serves as an observation deck for the public. The Berlin Television Tower is famous for offering unrestricted 360-degree views of the city from an elevation of more than 200 metres.

    Location: Panoramastraße 1A, 10178 Berlin, Germany
    Timings: 10 AM to 10 PM (Daily)
    Entry Fees: 27 Euros (Adults), 17 Euros (Kids 4-14 yrs) (Approx.)

  4. Humboldt Forum: A must-visit for any art and science lover, Humboldt Forum in Berlin is another major tourist attraction. The forum is located inside the Berlin Museum dedicated to exhibitions displaying human history, art, and culture. While it is known for granting free access to all its permanent exhibitions, it also occasionally hosts temporary exhibitions, too.

    Location: Schloßpl. 1, 10178 Berlin, Germany
    Timings: 10 AM to 8 PM (Sunday-Thursday), 10 AM to 10 PM (Friday, Saturday)

  5. Gendarmenmarkt: Berlin’s Gendarmenmarkt is touted as one of the biggest and most beautiful squares in Germany. It is widely popular for hosting the most extravagant Christmas markets during December. The square is lined up with some of the best restaurants and museums that are situated within short walking distance. You can’t miss the magnificent statue positioned in the centre of the square of the beloved German poet Friedrich Schiller.

    Location: Gendarmenmarkt, 10117 Berlin, Germany
    Timings: 10 AM to 6 PM

  6. Kurfürstendamm: A must-visit for all shopaholics, Kurfürstendamm is Berlin’s most buzzing avenue stormed with locals and tourists alike all year round. It is often compared to Paris’ Champs-Elysees for being a shoppers’ hub. Kurfürstendamm avenue is West Berlin’s most iconic landmark and is locally referred to as Ku’Damm. The street is packed with all kinds of shopping centres from international high-end designer stores to local budget-friendly shops and restaurants.

    Location: Kurfürstendamm, Berlin, Germany

  7. Charlottenburg Palace: Discover Berlin’s largest and most stunning palace named after the first Queen consort of Prussia Sophie Charlotte. The Charlottenburg Palace is located in west Berlin displaying the beauty of Rococo architecture. The palace is open for public visits and hosts two permanent exhibitions showcasing over 600 gems, precious items, and treasures from the Hohenzollern collection.

    Location: Spandauer Damm 10-22, 14059 Berlin, Germany
    Timings: 10 AM to 4:30 PM (Tuesday-Sunday)
    Entry Fees: 8 Euros to 12 Euros (Approx.)

  8. Museum Island: Berlin’s Museum Island is the most significant art complex in Germany located on the River Spree. The island is home to five museums- the Altes Museum, the Neues Museum, the Alte Nationalgalerie, the Bode Museum, and the Pergamon Museum. Each museum houses different types of arts and artifacts spanning over 100 years of history and is also a UNESCO-listed site.

    Location: Bodestraße 1-3, 10178 Berlin, Germany
    Timings: 10 AM to 8 PM (Sunday-Thursday)
    Entry Fees: 14 Euros to 29 Euros (Approx.)

What are the best things to do in Berlin?

  1. Relax at Tiergarten Park: Head out to Berlin’s largest and most popular park, Tiergarten Park for a fun family day out. The centrally located park was once used as a hunting site in the late 17th century by Friedrich III. Today, the park is flocked by tourists and locals alike, enjoying a sunny day out in the park walking their dogs, strolling around, or laying on the lush green lawn.

    Location: Str. des 17. Juni, 10785 Berlin, Germany

  2. Visit the Botanical Garden & Botanical Museum: Surround yourself with refreshing greenery at the Botanical Garden & Botanical Museum in Berlin. It is the oldest garden in Berlin which was founded in the 17th century as a royal garden by Adolf Engler. Housing more than 20,000 species of flowers and plants along with a museum, the garden is known to attract millions of nature lovers every year.

    Location: Königin-Luise-Straße 6-8, 14195 Berlin, Germany
    Timings: 9 AM to 6 PM (Daily)
    Entry Fees: 6 Euros to 12 Euros (Approx.)

  3. Experience the glorious Berlin Cathedral: The well-known Berlin Cathedral is located on Museum Island in Berlin’s Mitte district. It is a famous tourist attraction owing to its classic baroque architecture and rich history dating back to the 1400s. The church is considered the most iconic religious structure in Germany.

    Location: Am Lustgarten, 10178 Berlin, Germany
    Timings: 10 AM to 5 PM (Monday-Friday), 10 AM to 4 PM (Saturday), 12 PM to 4 PM (Sunday)
    Entry Fees: 7 Euros to 9 Euros (Approx.)

  4. Discover art at the East Side Gallery: Explore local art at Berlin’s symbolic East Side Gallery known for being amongst the most photo-worthy attractions. The 1.3-kilometer-long wall is a remnant of the Great Berlin Wall which was destroyed in 1989. The wall showcases over 100 murals, including some international artists’ work, that are free for the public to admire and appreciate acting as a symbol of hope of unity.

    Location: Mühlenstraße 3-100, 10243 Berlin, Germany

  5. Remember at the Holocaust Memorial: The Holocaust Memorial officially known as the Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, is a commemoration site located in the heart of the city.  The wave-shaped field of the memorial site was designed by Peter Eisenman, a New York-based architect which was opened in 2005. It is spread across over 19,000 square metres of area with more than 2700 installations of steles.

    Location: Cora-Berliner-Straße 1, 10117 Berlin, Germany
    Timings: 10 AM to 8 PM (Tuesday-Sunday)

  6. Take a look at Checkpoint Charlie: Walk around the famous Checkpoint Charlie in Berlin which used to serve as a military checkpoint area during the German division. Today, the site is a popular tourist location that is thronged by people and is considered an important site of the Cold War era. Checkpoint Charlie is an open-air museum that was replicated to reflect the original look to give visitors a glimpse of the past.

    Location: Friedrichstraße 43-45, 10117 Berlin, Germany

  7. Watch a show at Konzerthaus: Whether you’re a music lover or not, attending a live music concert at the Konzerthaus in Berlin is one of the must-do activities. You’ll be surrounded by the art of Konzerthaus Hall’s neoclassical beauty along with the sweet melodic performances by talented artists. Opt for a guided tour of the hall to learn about its significance.

    Location: Gendarmenmarkt, 10117 Berlin, Germany
    Timings: 12 PM to 7 PM (Monday-Saturday), 12 PM to 4 PM (Sunday)
    Entry Fees: 20 Euros to 50 Euros (Approx.)

  8. Wander around Alexanderplatz: Situated in the east of Berlin, Alexanderplatz is a famous plaza and boasts a well-connected transportation system. There are many popular tourist attractions located in Alexanderplatz which makes it a very busy area crowded with locals and tourists. It is one of the spots that is always buzzing with people throughout the day and night owing to the many shops and restaurants situated nearby. During the winter, the plaza is packed with festive markets.

    Location: 10178 Berlin, Germany

What are some of the best things to do in Berlin at night?

  1. Go to Berlin Ice Bar: Head over to Berlin’s Ice Bar for a fun night amidst cool ice sculptures while sipping on some tasty selections of drinks. You will be given thermal wear to keep you warm during your visit to the ice bar.

  2. Dinner Cruise On River Spree: Berlin’s River Spree is the best place to embark on a gorgeous dinner cruise where you will also get to see the city’s landmarks in colourful lights. Enjoy a delicious meal as you sail across the river surrounded by twinkling city lights.

  3. Admire view from Berlin Fernsehturm: Catch a breathtaking view of the city’s nighttime skyline from over 200 metres above the ground at Berlin’s iconic TV Tower. The observation deck offers panoramic views of Berlin from the highest point of the city.

  4. Watch Movie In An Open-Air Theatre: Plan a movie date with your friends, family, or partner at open-air theatres in Berlin. Indulge in hot popcorn while you enjoy your choice of movie. There are multiple open-air theatre venues across Berlin to choose from.

  5. Visit The Friedrichstadt Palast: Immerse yourself in the local art and music culture by watching a live dance show, a broadway show, or a musical at the Friedrichstadt Palast.

What is special about Berlin?

Berlin is a beautiful blend of modern and traditional art in all forms. The German capital is rich in history and culture which draws millions of people from all over the world and makes it the ideal holiday destination. You will see ancient buildings alongside modern architecture complementing each other beautifully.

How to reach Berlin?

By Air: The Berlin Brandenburg Airport (BER) is an international airport and is well-connected with regular flights from major countries.

By Train: Berlin Hauptbahnhof is the city’s central station which is well-connected with major European cities like Zurich, Budapest, Amsterdam, etc.

By Road: Enjoy a breathtaking drive on well-maintained European roads with a bus or a car ride from neighbouring cities such as Vienna, Prague, Warsaw, and more.

Which are the best Museums to visit in Berlin?

  1. Altes Museum: Altes Museum is one of Berlin’s oldest museums boasting collections from the Roman, Greek, and Etruscan eras. The museum comprises the largest collection of artefacts of Etruscan art apart from Italy. It is also one of the buildings on Museum Island with striking architecture that is bound to catch anyone’s attention.

  2. Humboldt Forum: Situated on the beautiful site of Hohenzollern Palace, the Humboldt Forum is a glamorous urban space that should be on your list. Marvel at the ongoing exhibitions, workshops, and collections to understand the local culture.

  3. Deutsches Technikmuseum: Considered one of Europe’s biggest technological museums, Deutsches Technikmuseum is a great place to visit with your family. Admire historical aircraft, steam engines, and ships along with information about their origins.

  4. Long Nights In Berlin: The Long Nights in Berlin offers some of the best museum experiences with compelling exhibitions and galleries. They offer multiple experiences at once to engage the interest of all visitors relating to books, religion, industry, and more.

  5. Museum of Natural History: Explore thousands of zoological specimens and giant skeletons of dinosaurs with kids at the Museum of Natural History in Berlin. Engage the kids with exciting facts and engaging science displays.

How long does it take to explore Berlin?

There’s a lot that Berlin has to offer and you will never run out of things to discover. However, if you’re holidaying in Berlin and wish to visit the major attractions you will need at least 4 to 5 days. You’ll be able to check out all the must-visit locations and indulge in fun activities during this time.

Which are the best beaches to visit in Berlin?

  1. Strandbad Wannsee: One of the most popular beaches in Berlin, Strandbad Wannsee is a must-visit for all. The beach is known for having the biggest interior pool in the whole of Europe and is a major tourist attraction.

  2. Freibad Plotzensee: With a dedicated section for families and kids’ playing area, the Freibad Plotzensee beach makes for a perfect day outing destination in Berlin. You can relax with a rejuvenating spa session or simply sunbathe by the water.

  3. Strandbar Mitte: Conveniently located in the metropolis area of Berlin, the Strandbar Mitte beach is an ideal spot for spending a day out in the sun. The beach is surrounded by museums and gorgeous city views along with volleyball courts for all to play.

  4. Oststrand: The Oststrand is another stunning beach in Berlin offering plenty of recreational activities such as swimming, surfing, and more. It is also used for hosting a variety of events and public performances throughout the year.

  5. Krumme Lanke Flat Sandy Beach: Spend a day out in the sun relaxing by the beach with your friends, family, or partner at the beautiful Krumme Lanke. The sandy beaches make for a perfect spot to unwind by the water or for long peaceful strolls.

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Amelie Garcia
Reviewed: 22 Oct 2023
The Pergamonmuseum has an incredible rich archeological collection, so much to see. There’s  an  overall easy layout to see the exhibitions in order, there’s a great staff around the exhibitions - very helpful. Do get tickets ahead of time, as it’s very high  in demand and limits the amount of visit... Read More
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Reviewed: 18 Oct 2023
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