10 essential Berlin experiences for your next visit
When in Berlin, do as the Berliners do. As one of the most cutting-edge cities in Germany, you’re spoilt for choice on must do Berlin experiences, so add these on to the to-do list for your next tour in Germany…
#1- Cycle in Berlin
Berliners love to cycle, and having access to over 620 km’s of bike paths sure helps to fuel that passion (plus the fact that the terrain is relatively flat). Cycling is one of the best ways to explore a new city and one of the essential Berlin experiences, so take the lead from the locals and explore the many streets and parks on two wheels. On your travels, learn about the East and West side of Berlin and make your way through Tiergarten (one the world’s biggest parks).
#2 – Walk down the East Side gallery in Berlin
The colourful East side gallery remains to this day one of the most prominent and largest open-air galleries in the world, stretching over 1.3 kilometres long. The remains of the Berlin Wall are a reminder of one of the city’s darkest moments and a total must visit for anyone heading to Berlin.
#3 – Spend a day at the Bank of The Spree – A Berlin Summer club
There are some very cool beach bars in close proximity to the central station and the government district.
At the banks of the Spree river, bedded in deck chairs, you can peer at the passing tourist boats and enjoy a cool cocktail.
#4 – Photograph the world-famous rainbow building
Rainbows on buildings – nuff said…
#5 – Enjoy a bird’s-eye view of Berlin on one of the largest helium balloons in the world
Experience Berlin from the top and drift up to 150m high, soaking up the breathtaking panoramic views. From above, you will be left with unparalleled beauty as you admire some of Germany’s greatest landmarks: the iconic Berlin cathedral, the historical Brandenburg gate and the rebuilt boulevard of Unter den Linden. This is the perfect adventure if you’re not afraid of heights!
#6 – Learn about the rise and fall of the Berlin Wall
And then walk through the Brandenburg Gate or shop in the public square of Alexanderplatz.
#7 – Visit the Christmas markets at Roten Rathaus
With over 60 Christmas markets circulating Berlin during winter, you’ll be spoilt for choice. Experience the real charm of winter in the city by strolling your way through the markets, with each offering unique handicrafts, local delicacies, art and souvenirs. Get winter woozy on mulled wine or cosy with a hot cocoa as you soak in the funky and one-of-a-kind atmosphere.
#8 – Visit Berlin during Winter for a white Christmas
Not guaranteed, but beautiful if you get lucky.
#9 – Explore Berlin’s finest art museum’s
With over 200 museum’s in Berlin, there really is something for everyone. Many of the museum’s play a significant role in exhibiting world-class collections and contemporary art, with one of its finest the Hamburger Bahnhof, a stunning museum located in an old railway station.
#10 – Eat out at the House Of Small Wonder
A cute and popular Japanese joint perfect for brunch.