Bucket List Worthy
Berlin – a city famous for its rich history, alternative charm and vibrant club scene. Some consider it the “Vegan capital of the world” others say it reminds them of New York City in the 80’s. One thing is certain with over 11 million yearly visitors; Germany’s capital is one of the most popular European travel destinations amongst tourists.
If you too are planning a visit to Berlin, here are five things that you should not miss off your sightseeing itinerary.
Enjoy the views on top of the TV Tower
The TV tower is one of the most famous landmarks in Berlin and the tallest structure in Germany. Head up to the visitor platform for a jaw-dropping view of Germany’s capital or watch the sunset over Berlin with a dinner at the TV Tower restaurant.
Tip: Purchase your tickets online in advance to skip the line. Prices start at 13€ (on the door) or 15€ (advance).
Let the East Side Gallery take you back in time
The East Side Gallery in Berlin Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg is an open-air gallery on the longest still existing part of the Berlin Wall. The wall was painted by 118 artists from 21 countries in spring 1990. Stroll along this 1316 metre long memorial and let the artwork take you back in time.
Go on a River Cruise
Don’t fancy walking? A river cruise is the perfect way to see Berlin’s most iconic sights & landmarks from a different perspective while enjoying the sunshine and a light breeze.
You can choose between various starting points in the center and across Berlin (Friedrichstraße Station, Jannowitzbrücke or Schloss Charlottenburg). A cruise can last anywhere between one and four hours, depending on the service provider and the route. Be aware that most tours do not operate during the winter months.
Sample Street Food at Markthalle Neun
Markthalle Neun is a historic market hall in the heart of Kreuzberg that has been transformed into a foodie heaven.
Every Thursday local street food vendors serve up some of the tastiest bites from around the world between 5pm – 10pm. Make sure you get there early as it can get quite busy.
Visit the Museumsinsel
The Museumsinsel (island of museums) is not only a UNESCO World Heritage Site, but it is also considered one of the most important collections of museums in the world. The island is home to five different museums exhibiting everything from artefacts of world history to some of the most well-known paintings of the Impressionist era. Whether you’re a history buff ready to dive into a day of museum hopping or simply want to stroll along the island admiring the unique ensemble and architecture, a visit to the Museumsinsel is a must.