Explore a city with a vibrant culture, modern architecture, an exciting history, intense parties, and excellent food. Berlin is a big multicultural metropolis where locals and expats are friendly and curious to hear your story. Explore this diverse city with a rich history, visit the numerous museums and historical places, and explore the amazing nightlife that it has to offer. All in all, Berlin is an exciting hub for locals and tourists, and one of the most dynamic cities in Europe. Have 2 or 3 days in Berlin planned? The activities below should have you covered.
What to see in Berlin
1. An artistic look at the past
Aside from Berlin's Museum Island, a captivating ensemble of five world-renowned museums, the open-air East Side Gallery is a must when in the German capital. Featuring a series of murals painted directly on a long remnant of the Berlin Wall, this museum treats visitors to a selection of colorful and inspirational street art covering 1.3 km. Free museums don’t come much better than this.
2. Shopping in Berlin
The Kurfürstendam, also known as Kudamm, is a 3,5km stretch where you can discover a wide array of designer stores, tiny boutiques and other alluring clothing stores. One of the true highlights in Berlin. Adjoining Kudamm you will notice the vast department store KaDeWe, which is as big as nine football fields. If you haven’t found what you’re looking for in the shops on the Kudamm, you will surely find it here.
3. Eat your way around the city.
When it comes to dining you have seemingly endless options in Berlin thanks to the multitude of cultures that come together here. Traditional German food such as schnitzel, tender beef with potato dumplings and sauerkraut are of course a must. Not to mention the city’s signature dish of currywurst: bratwurst covered with ketchup and curry sauce along with a bun or fries.
4. Klunkerkranich: the spot for a stunning sunset over Berlin's skyline
Looking for Berlin tips? Head to this rooftop bar in Neukölln for a stunning view of Berlin's skyline. This is the perfect place to end the day sipping a cocktail and watching the sun going down amidst a relaxed atmosphere. If you’re lucky you may even stumble across a concert, open-air movie, readings or DJ set taking place on their terrace. An absolute must-do in Berlin
5. Learn about the history of Berlin.
One of the essential activities in Berlin is a trip to the Holocaust memorial which was built to commemorate the Jewish victims of World War 2. You will find the artistic and poignant memorial in Berlin Mitte, not far from the famous Brandenburger Tor. An eye-opening museum is also available to visit below street level.
When to go:
There is always something going on in vibrant Berlin but if you are planning on staying for a special occasion, we recommend planning your trip well in advance. If you love the festive season, do not miss the many Christmas markets taking place across the capital in December. Remember to pack your warm clothes and get ready to enjoy some hot mulled wine.
Public transport in Berlin is well structured and you can easily make use of the city's trams, subways and buses. A daily pass will cost you around €8. Once you’ve arrived in Berlin Mitte you can easily reach many of Berlin's landmarks on foot.