We spent a few days exploring the German capital. So from food to sightseeing, here’s our list of the top things to do in Berlin over a weekend.
Top 7 Things To Do In Berlin
With the word ‘Wurst’ translating directly to sausage, you can only imagine how good these steamed then fried sausages covered in curry sauce taste!
This typical dish originating from Berlin, can now be found on every street corner in the city. They even branch out into vegan tofu Currywursts.
Add a side of fries and you’re good to go!
Berlin Cathedral, completed in 1905, is Berlin’s largest and most important Protestant church.
Not only that but it makes for a beautiful photo with it’s green copper domes and iconic architecture.
With plenty of grassy areas surrounding the grounds we recommend heading down for sunset and enjoying the colours with the locals.
The Bode Museum is one of the group of museums located on the Museum Island in Berlin.
Among many others in the same area, The Bode Museum was our favourite for the views from the outside/river front. Also if you head down in the evening you may even find tourists sat on the steps admiring the sunset and listening to local buskers.
A stretch of open air gallery in Berlin and possibly the most famous of its kind in the world.
If you’re looking for the artsy things to do in Berlin then The East Side Gallery runs along what used to be part of the Berlin Wall, and is covered in all sorts of different street art.
At 1316m long it is definitely the largest open air gallery on the planet and some of the grafitti has become pretty famous on social media.
The Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, also known as the Holocaust Memorial, is a memorial in Berlin to the Jewish victims of the Holocaust.
Built precisely 60 years after the end of World War 2, this haunting reminder of what happened not so long ago is a great place to visit for any age tourist.
The mixed size grey pillars are designed to produce an uneasy, confusing atmosphere, and the whole sculpture aims to represent a supposedly ordered system that has lost touch with human reason.
Located just around the corner from the Jewish Memorial is the Brandenburg Gate, or Brandenburger Tor as the Germans call it.
The Brandenburger Tor is a monumental gate built in the eighteenth century as a symbol of peace, and is also Berlin’s most famous landmark.
A peaceful place to go for sunrise or a busy place for sunset, choose your timings carefully.
As you’ve probably gathered, the most iconic things to do in Berlin revolve around it’s history.
With old colonial buildings scattered around the city, many of which that are hundreds of years old, it’s definitely worth taking a walking tour if you have the time.
Most walking tours can be arranged from your accommodation and are run on a donation basis!
Luxury – Radisson Blue Hotel – With its worldwide reputation, the Radisson Blue in Berlin is one of the top places to stay in the city.
Mid-Buget – NH Collection Berlin – This family friendly hotel has everything you’d expect from a mid-budget accommodation right in the centre of town!
Budget – Generator Berlin – This hostel come hotel is one of the most popular chains in Europe with backpackers and budget travellers.
For more places to stay in Berlin you can check the latest prices here.
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