Berlin – one of the best Traveling Destination, the German capital is among the top destinations among the world’s major cities. Whether it is a touch of history, wild club life or extended shopping – a weekend trip to lively, trendy Berlin is always worth it!
Since there is so much to discover and to experience in Berlin, I have put together a few tips for fantastic days. Whether you are planning a weekend in Berlin – the splendid Traveling Destination or a longer stay, you will be able to enjoy the best sightseeing in Berlin and enjoy a little of the real flair of the capital.
In addition to the most important highlights you should definitely watch, I also tell you my Berlin secret tips for your trip – if you want to experience off-the-beaten cool locations or want to know what you can experience in Berlin for free.
Getting to Berlin – Let’s go to the pulsating metropolis!
As you know, all the roads lead to Rome, but there are also plenty of possibilities to go to Berlin: the metropolis with its almost 3.5 million inhabitants can be easily reached by car, the train and the plane. Regardless of where you are coming from, Berlin – the best Traveling Destination can be reached comfortably from all directions by train: there are fast InterCityExpress, InterCity, EuroCity and InterRegio trains. And the modern central station is right in the center of Berlin, very close to the parliament.
But if you only have time for Berlin – the best Traveling Destination on the weekend, I recommend you to fly. This is usually the fastest and often a quite reasonable journey. And as soon as you arrive, you can enjoy a magnificent view from the top of the city: the television tower on the Alexanderplatz – with 368 meters by the way the tallest building in Berlin – welcomes you from far away. The two Berlin Airports Tegel and Schonefeld are connected to the public transport network so that you can get to the city quickly and easily after an hour of flight time.
From the airport Schonefeld, about 18 km from the city center, the takes you in about 22 minutes to Alexanderplatz. From the airport, take bus number 171 directly to the Rudow subway station. The five kilometers from Tegel Airport to the City West can be easily reached by bus: Buses 109 and 128 take you directly to the stations Kurt-Schumacher-Platz or Jakob-Kaiser-Platz. Or take the JetExpressBus TXL, which takes you quickly to the city, for example to the main train station. If you want to go to the Zoological Garden, you should get into the JetExpressBus X9, which stops on the way only at selected stations.
On your trip to the capital you should definitely visit the Brandenburg Gate at Pariser Platz and the Reichstag next door to the Republic Square. At the Brandenburger Tor you can enjoy the view to the west to the Siegessaule and to the east to the magnificent Boulevard “Unter den Linden”.
If you want to stroll or look for a cafe: both are perfectly possible. Go in any case a few steps away from the Brandenburg Gate, because high up on the well-known landmark is the Quadriga! An absolute must enjoy the wonderful view from the top of Berlin’s city center from the roof terrace of the Reichstag – spectacular is also the glass dome of the historic building.
In order to admire the Reichstag also from the inside, an online registration is necessary, in which you must specify the exact date of your visit. If you are already in the area around the Brandenburg Gate are: The Holocaust memorial should also have seen. I recommend you just go through it slowly and let everything work for you! From here you can take a small walk to the Siegessaule.
The Museumsinsel & River Cruise
Directly from the East Side Gallery, for example, you can go on a splendid River Cruise, there you can find many counters through them you can buy tickets everywhere directly at the boat-trailers. Of course, you can also book tickets online for the River Cruise, the cost is 10-15 €, depending on the tour. Particularly recommendable to have River Cruise in the evening, when Berlin by the dusk in a completely different, romantic light is dipped.
For cultural lovers, the visit of the complex in the center is a must. There is a museum, framed by the River Spree. My tip for you: Take a look at the GDR museum – here’s history to touch! One of the most popular museums in Berlin is the Pergamon museum, which owes its name to its most famous exhibit, the gigantic 35-meter-wide altar, which has been renovated since 2014 and can not be visited until September 2019. Nevertheless, there is good news: With the Berlin Welcome Card the entrance to the many open museums is discounted!
Eating in Berlin – A culinary diversity
Berlin – the best Traveling Destination offers a huge culinary diversity. Everywhere one sees restaurants, many of which are unique. From anyone from any country in the world can be in Berlin find something to eat. Berlin is just simply a multicultural and the city so cool and unique make. Mustafa’s vegetable kebab, where the best pizza of the city can be found, on Zsa Zsa – Burger shop, where its juicy burger guarantees to treat your taste butts, which is definitely worth a visit and so on … the list for Berlin delicacies is really long….
The former Tempelhof Airport is now a leisure and recreation park and is located in the city. The park offers plenty of space for recreation and numerous activities, such as soccer, Minigolf, badminton, cycling, skating. There are three very clean and designated areas, which are ideal for grilling. Here you can definitely have a nice summer lunch! The opening hours vary depending on season between 6 or 7 o’clock in the morning and closes between 17:00 to 22:30 pm
Berlin night life – to celebrate
That the bustling metropolis at night is really not sleeping. From the new resorts to the oldest restaurants, tucked away at the end of parochial street, and also you can go through hip hop clubs, for example the Knights Butzke in a large building complex in Kreuzberg.
As a tip I advice you to visit Cassiopeia in Friedrichshain near the legendary Warsaw street. From the former train depot is a unique place emerged: Two clubs with live music, parties and festival promised short nights, where you can comfortably chill.