Ten cool things to see and do in Berlin

Ten cool things to see and do in Berlin

Germany’s capital ticks all the boxes for a perfect city break. This buzzing metropolis offers amazing food, a rich history, tons of culture, world famous beers and an uber cool nightlife scene. It’s a favorite with students and backpackers, but this fascinating city has lots to offer any kind of traveler. Here are ten of the best things to see and do in Berlin.


1. Brandenburg Gate

Start your Berlin adventure at the Brandenburg Gate, a symbol of unity and peace. This neoclassical masterpiece stands tall at the end of Unter den Linden and serves as a poignant reminder of Germany's history. Visit at night, when it's beautifully illuminated.

2. Berlin Wall and East Side Gallery

Immerse yourself in the city's tumultuous past by visiting the remnants of the Berlin Wall. Head to the East Side Gallery, where sections of the wall have been transformed into an open-air art gallery showcasing vibrant murals and messages of hope.

3. Museum Island

Dive into Berlin's rich cultural heritage by exploring Museum Island, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Five world-class museums, including the Pergamon Museum and the Neues Museum displaying a vast array of treasures from ancient civilizations to modern art.

4. Reichstag Building and the Dome

Climb to the top of the Reichstag Building for breathtaking views of the city. The glass dome offers a truly immersive experience, where you can learn about Berlin’s political history while witnessing the city’s stunning skyline. 

5. Potsdamer Platz

Potsdamer Platz is a bustling square surrounded by skyscrapers, shops, and entertainment venues. Explore the Sony Center, catch a film at the IMAX theater, or just sit and soak up the vibrant atmosphere with a beer.

6. Trabi Safari 

Learn about the city’s turbulent history in a convoy of these iconic cars. Whether you choose to drive or be chauffeured, you’ll receive your own Trabant driver’s license at the end of your trip. 

7. Checkpoint Charlie

The famous border crossing point between East and West Berlin during the Cold War is a must for history buffs. Visit the Checkpoint Charlie Museum to gain insights into the dramatic events that unfolded here.

8. Tiergarten Park

Escape the urban hustle by strolling through Tiergarten, Berlin's central park. Enjoy the serenity of lush greenery, meandering paths and picturesque lakes. It’s also an ideal spot for a relaxing afternoon picnic.

9. Berlin Cathedral

Marvel at the grandeur of Berlin Cathedral, a stunning Baroque-style church located on Museum Island. Explore the interior to admire intricate mosaics, climb to the dome for panoramic views, and soak in the historical significance of this unforgettable city.

10. Kreuzberg District

If you’re a bohemian at heart Kreuzberg, known for its eclectic atmosphere, street art, and diverse culinary scene, is a must. Wander through Görlitzer Park, visit quirky cafes, and experience Berlin's vibrant nightlife in all its glory.

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