“Berlin is poor but sexy! “As claimed by the mayor … The capital of Germany is indeed one of the cities most fashionable time and attracts tourists but especially lovers of culture and nightlife. Very alternative destination, Berlin is a mix of cultures, making it the largest city in Europe.
Although we have to go to the Wall and its key monuments, cultural attractions abound, starting with its many museums and street art. It is also (or especially) for its general avant-garde atmosphere that Berlin stands out: it is not like other German cities. Here are things to do and see in Berlin for a holiday you will not forget:
1. Testing the best food in the city
You’ll be spoiled for choice here in Berlin to eat. Between the currywurst culinary institution, authentic schnitzels, doner kebabs surprising Friedrichshain or Mehringdamm and finally falafel … You’ll understand what is streetfood star is here.
2. Exploring Berlin underground
There is much more to see in Berlin we think. During the Cold War, many bunkers and shelters were built to protect the inhabitants from nuclear fallout. you can include a visit to the underworld with the Berliner Unterwelten eV association which identifies, develops, and discover Berlin’s underground heritage. There are also a host of clubs in the basement of the city.
3. Discover Street Art (or street art)
The wall, but also the walls of Berlin are the expression of the artists who made the streets a true work of art canvas. Enjoy the “alternative” turn three hours free with a guided tour of the eclectic culture of Berlin: Information alternativeberlin.com site.
4. See the Berlin Wall
This is one of the most visited tourist attractions in the German capital. And this is understandable when you know the story (fairly recent) Wall. The latter was destroyed in large part from June to November 1990, but a portion remained standing. The most famous part is that along the Spree (river) called the East Side Gallery for his works painted on the wall. It should also visit the Checkpoint Charlie Museum which tells the history of the Wall.
5 Walking through the maze of Holocaust Memorial .
Many memorials are subtle as multiple pavers before each bronze Berlin apartment which housed a Jewish inhabitants deported. But the Holocaust Memorial was nothing like that. It is composed of 2,711 steles of different sizes which are a kind of labyrinthine cemetery that the best way to visit is to wander around and get lost.
6. Tiergarten garden
Choose a sunny day and go wandering in one of the largest parks in the city, and greener. Go without the hangover preferably for walking and enjoy this quiet place in the city center.
A bike for the day 7. Rent
The center of Berlin is filled with rental shop two wheels and you’d better enjoy it because it is one of the most enjoyable to ride there in the streets cities. Rent a bike, you are doing two things at once: you discover the most interesting monuments of the city while eliminating good food and alcohol you enjoyed the previous days. A good opportunity to see the Reichstag and the Brandenburg Gate!
8. Pic-nic in the amazing Tempelhof Park
This is the former airport Berlin and it was converted into a park since May 2010. Located south of Berlin, Tempelhof is thus one of the largest parks where it is possible to yachting, the kitesurfing, past community gardens, and of course pic-nic. It was here that the place Berlin Music Festival.
9. Swimming in Badeschiff
This floating swimming pool on the Spree River is part of the impressive Arena complex Kreuzberg which gives a spectacular view of the river and the surrounding area. You can either swim in the clean, clear water of the pool, get a sun lounger on the deck or sand. In winter, the pool is covered and the complex has a sauna.
10. Nightlife in Berlin
It’s simple, Berlin is considered the European capital of clubbing and go to Berlin and is an attraction not to be missed here. The best artists and DJs in the world come to perform in clubs in Berlin. Begin the evening with several trendy bars in Kreuzberg for example, but check with locals who know best places where to go.Then, for clubs and discos, the largest and best known are the Watergate, Berghain, or Weekend. Again, you see what you like. There are so many that you will find your happiness. Enjoy summer dance at dawn as the sun rises before 5am.
11. Visiting museums
Really. This can be annoying for some, but Berlin has nearly 200 museums. You will find the most important on Museum Island (Museum Island). Another museum is the collection Kulturforum. The Art and History lovers will be in heaven. Remember the Bauhaus-Archiv Museum.
12. Taking photo in a photo booth
There are Photoautomaten around Berlin and is a good opportunity to provide a reminder of the city for cheap. Individuals, couples, or crammed with friends, you will receive 4 photos in black and white as do many tourists.
13. Having stunning views over Berlin
Get climbing Fernsehturm, the TV high tower 368m to admire Berlin view from above. You can even eat at the top since a panoramic restaurant offers cuisine. When you descend, remember to pass on Alexanderplatz, the place that is now a key part of the city (metro stations, buses, and trains, shopping, etc …).
14. Sing or attend a Karaoke in Mauer Park
You can get to the Mauer Park Market to buy all kinds of clothes, trinkets, food, furniture, etc. … but the main attraction on Sunday, this is the Karaoke which you can watch but also participate to a large crowd came to spend on Sunday.
15. And the rest …
Berlin is a great city, multicultural, that will appeal to all. Thus, anything that has not been mentioned here does not mean that it is not to the contrary, many places to discover. You can find more “traditional” sites to see, but if you are interested in a little more to the local population, manners, and customs here, you may be access to other types of activities such concerts, unusual and unknown places, etc … We discover many Berlin without knowing where to go, wandering the streets without really go. That’s how we come across works that few (tourists) are aware.