42 Things I Love About Berlin

Brandenburg Gate Berlin Germany

1. Walking around the Tiergarten on a beautiful day

2. Marveling at how much the city is changing almost in front of your eyes

3. Eating a Berliner pastry

4. Reflecting on Germany’s past at the Memorial for Victims of the Wall

5. Enjoy some yummy currywurst

6. Take a city tour in a classic DDR Trabant car

7. Learn about East Berlin’s fractured past at the Stasi Museum

8. Take a break from urbanity at the Schloss Charlottenburg

9. It’s touristy, but a stop at Checkpoint Charlie is a most for everyone

10. Going to the top of the glass dome at the Bundestag

11. Do some shopping at KaDeWe, Europe’s largest shopping center

12. Spending a lot of time in the Pargamon Museum

13. Spending days exploring ALL the amazing museums on Museum Island

14. Gawk at the Soviet block-style architecture along Frankfurter Allee

15. Time your visit for a festival or holiday when Berlin erupts in fun

16. Get your photo taken in one of thousands of photo booths around town

17. Getting your picture taken in front of the Brandenburg Gate

18. Rub shoulders with the 1% in Ku-damm

19. Admiring street art found everywhere around town.

20. Catch a train from the modern and easy to navigate main train station

21. Eat more currywurst

22. Visit Germany’s oldest zoo

23. Simply experiencing Berlin’s ultra-quirky atmosphere

24. Go on a bike tour and see the city as locals do

25. Learning more about style and architecture at the Bauhaus Museum

26. See and be seen in Potsdamer Platz

27. Graffiti tour of town, which will take you approximately 1,222,543 years to complete

28. Learning more about the events leading to WWII at the Topography of Terror site

29. Do as the Berliners do and enjoy an afternoon cake and coffee

30. Paying respects at the Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe

31. Getting to know Alexanderplatz REALLY well

32. Following the path of the Berlin Wall around town

33. Dinner at a great Turkish restaurant in Kreuzberg

34. Cruise through town on a ferry or riverboat

35. Hit the town and dance the night away – literally all night long

36. Marvel at the fascist architecture of the Olympic Stadium

37. Weekend market in Prenzlauer Berg

38. Pausing in Bebelplatz to learn more about the unique memorial at the site of the 1933 Nazi book burning

39. Grab food, friends and a spot of grass to enjoy the weekend like a true Berliner

40. Tour the variety of beautiful churches in town, especially the Berliner Dom

41. Learn about the city’s favorite snack at the Currywurst Museum

42. While away the afternoon strolling along Unter den Linden

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6 Responses

  1. Amanda

    Berlin is such a cool city. I love many of the same things about it!

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  2. Sandra

    Yum. I second you on the currywurst; sooo good!

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  3. ET

    Berlin is full of history and a nice city…and Germany is not so expensive like other countries in west Europe

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  4. QWoo

    Hello from Berlin! This is truly a nice to-do list. With marvellous pictures!

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  5. James

    21. ALWAYS MORE CURRYWURST.
    29. Kaffee und Kuchen always sets the mood for your afternoon. If possible, spring for käsekuchen.

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  6. Amit

    For a tranquil, beautiful spot with a tragic history, visit the villa of Impressionist painter Max Liebermann on the Wannsee.

    Reply

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