Best things to do at Berlin

You’re at Berlin, Germany or plan to go there and you don’t know yet what to do? No problem – check out this list of the best things you can do at Berlin.

Brandenburger Tor, Berlin
Brandenburger Tor, Berlin

Walk through the Brandenburger Tor
The Brandenburger Tor in Berlin, Germany is a triumphal gate at the street Unter den Linden that was erected until 1793. It was built according to the plans of Carl Gotthard Langhans and has a quadriga by Johann Gottfried Schadow on top. Read more…

Reichstag, Berlin
Reichstag, Berlin

Climb on top of the Reichstag
The Reichstag in Berlin, Germany is since 1999 the seat of the German parliament. It was built until 1894 by Paul Wallot and was already the Parliament of the Deutsches Kaiserreich and the Weimarer Republik. Read more…

Deutsches Technikmuseum, Berlin
Deutsches Technikmuseum, Berlin

Learn about technology
The Deutsches Technikmuseum in Berlin, Germany is a vast technology museum close to the station “Gleisdreieck” – it can be best accessed via subway. It consists of different buildings: the entrance building with a plane (“Rosinenbomber“) is connected to the main building, a park and two engine sheds. Read more…

Science Center Spectrum, Berlin
Science Center Spectrum, Berlin

Play with science
The Science Center Spectrum in Berlin, Germany is part of the Deutsches Technikmuseum and located close to it in an administrational building of the former Anhalter Bahnhof. It is a place for scientific experiments and it is really hands-on: you can play yourself with 150 experiments. It was opened in 1983 and extended its size from 400 to 1400 square meters over time. Read more…

Tempelhofer Freiheit, Berlin
Tempelhofer Feld, Berlin

Do sports on a former airport
Did you ever want to skate on an airfield? Use a runway for a long relaxing walk? Or are you in need for a barbecuing area? The area of the old Tempelhof airport in Berlin, Germany has been converted into a very large park. Lots of people go there to do sports, there is a spot for urban gardening and of course the impressive building of the old airport. Read more…

Pergamon-Museum, Berlin
Pergamon-Museum, Berlin

Stroll trough the Pergamon-Museum
The Pergamon-Museum is an archaeological museum on the museum island in Berlin, Germany. It was planed in 1907 and built until 1930 for the famous Pergamon altar which was brought to Berlin and is still on display here. Read more…

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Zoologischer Garten, Berlin

Have fun at zoo and aquarium
The “Zoologischer Garten Berlin” is the oldest zoological garden in Germany. Martin Hinrich Lichtenstein, zoologist of the Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Berlin (today: Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin) persuaded king Frederick William IV of Prussia in 1841 to give money and land for a zoological garden. Today 18.000 animals of 1.400 species are living there. Read more…

East Side Gallery, Berlin
East Side Gallery, berlin

Take a look at artworks on the Berlin Wall
The Berlin Wall fell in 1989 and has been destroyed nearly everywhere. You can see some remains including the border zones at the Berlin Wall Memorial at the Bernauer Straße. Or if you like street art – you can visit the famous East Side Gallery between Oberbaumbrücke und Ostbahnhof. This part of the wall is 1,3 km long and has been decorated by 118 artists from 21 countries. Read more…

Fernsehturm, Berlin
Fernsehturm, Berlin

Get on top of the Fernsehturm
The Fernsehturm of Berlin, Germany is visible from nearly everywhere in the city. And if you want you can get easily by elevator into the giant ball in the sky and watch the German capital from up above. Until today I didn’t meet too many locals or foreigners that went up – but now we tried this experience. Read more…

Dinosaurs, Naturkundemuseum, Berlin
Museum für Naturkunde, Berlin

Meet the T-Rex
The Museum für Naturkunde in Berlin, Germany is a natural history museum that was opened in 1889. It is one of the biggest natural history museums in Germany with a vast collection – even though the public exhibition area is rather small. After entering the building you will find a room with dinosaurs – especially a Brachiosaurus and a Giraffatitan. Since 2015 you can also see Tristan Otto – the only Tyrannosaurus rex on display in Europe. Read more…

Alte Nationalgalerie, Berlin
Alte Nationalgalerie, Berlin

Enjoy art at the Alte Nationalgalerie
The Alte Nationalgalerie (Old national gallery) is part of the museum island in the heart of Berlin, Germany. It has been constructed in 1867 and houses works of the Impressionism, Neoclassicism, Romanticism and of the Biedermeier period. During World War II the building was bombed and it is unclear, which works were destroyed or taken to the Sovjet union as looted art. Read more…

Britzer Garten, Berlin
Britzer Garten, Berlin

Relax at the Britzer Garten
Big horticultural shows like the Bundesgartenschau (BUGA) or Internationale Gartenausstellung (IGA) attract a lot of visitors, cost a lot of money and transform landscapes. If all goes well the areas become important parks and recreation areas for the locals and still attract tourists. That’s the case concerning the Britzer Garten, the area of the Bundesgartenschau 1985 in western Berlin, Germany. Read more…

Urania-Weltzeituhr, Berlin
Weltzeituhr, Berlin

Visit the Alexanderplatz
The Alexanderplatz is a famous public space in the east of Berlin, Germany, formerly belonging to the GDR when the city was divided. It was created in the 17th century and named in 1805 after the Russian ruler Alexander I.
You can also see the Urania-Weltzeituhr and the Rotes Rathaus (‘red town hall’). Read more…

Siegessäule, Berlin
Siegessäule, Berlin

Get close to the Goldelse
The 67 meters high Siegessäule is an iconic memorial in Berlin, Germany. It was built between 1864 and 1873 to commemorate the Prussian victory in the wars against Denmark, Austria and France. On top a large golden statue of the Viktoria is standing which is also called Goldelse by the locals. Read more…

Olympiastadion, Berlin
Olympiastadion, Berlin

Watch a match at the Olympiastadium
The olympic stadium of Berlin, Germany is a multi-sports arena in the west of the city, belonging to the area of Charlottenburg-Willmersdorf. It is home to the soccer club Hertha BSC Berlin, hosts the annual final of the DFB soccer cup and was the place of the final of the Soccer World Championship in 2006. Nearly 75.000 spectators can watch matches here at the same time. Read more…

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