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What to Do in Berlin: Must See Attractions

Berlin Attractions

Berlin, one of the oldest and most storied cities in Europe, offers a variety of local places, attractions, and activities any tourist can enjoy. The city is full of historical attractions, outside cafes, and a nightlife that's hard to beat.

Because there are so many things to do in Berlin, Expedia recommends you carry a map of the area at all times with you. If you're unsure about where to go, try taking an aerial tour of the city first. The city's main attractions, including the Reichstag, the Parliament and parts of the Berlin Wall, can all be seen from above. Berlin tours from the air also offer an extra audio package for individuals who wish to learn about the city's history at the same time.

After experiencing breathtaking views of the city, a visit to Museum Island should be a must see on everyone's list on their Berlin excursions. While there are many top museums located in this UNESCO heritage site, the Neues Museum, which houses some of the best Egyptian artifacts to date, is a place that cannot be missed.

Germany is famous for its loud-singing and friendly citizens, and there is no other place like Mauer Park where this rings true. Mauer Park is one of the most well-known local spots in Berlin and offers tourists an excellent way to experience some German festivities. Once you're there, however, you will have so much fun you may never want to leave.

There are so many attractions in Berlin that many people often have a hard time figuring out which ones to visit. While many tourists only plan to spend a weekend in this wonderful city, the amount of Berlin activities available will keep you here for much longer than anticipated.

Things to Do in Berlin with Kids

Berlin is an excellent destination for a family getaway. Bring the youngsters along and enjoy these popular family friendly experiences together:

Free Things to Do in Berlin

They say the best things in life are free. Be sure to visit the following around Berlin:

Deutsch-Russisches Museum Berlin-Karlshorst - See if there are any major exhibits, displays or tours on at this interesting museum.

Yellow Man Mural - This is a must-do for culture vultures who want to add an artistic flourish to their break.

Shell-Haus - If you're into modern architecture, add this attraction to your itinerary.

Gedenkstätte Deutscher Widerstand - Get to grips with some of the historical background of the area through this site.

Parisier Platz - See for yourself why both visitors and locals are drawn to the ambiance of this place.

Museum Island (Museumsinsel) - Take a deep breath — nothing beats being near the water for some rest and restoration.

Victory Column - Pay a visit and find out the significance of this place to the local community.

Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church - Do a bit of quiet reflection and discover a thing or two about this site's religious importance.

Teufelsberg - You'll be treated to views that'll leave you in awe at this natural wonder.

Körnerpark - If you like working in your garden, this attraction will excite your green thumb.

Explore The Neighborhoods of Berlin

Mitte

Berlin’s central district is a convergence of quaint residential streets, sprawling Soviet squares and some of Europe’s most revered museums.

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Kreuzberg

One of Berlin’s coolest neighborhoods has a long history of youthful indulgence, a diverse ethnic population and some of the city’s best entertainment precincts.

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Friedrichshain

Straddling the eastern side of the River Spree, this former industrial precinct is today the home of some of Berlin’s most progressive nightclubs.

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Prenzlauer Berg

Romantic cobbled streets, lazy weekend breakfasts and a lively flea market have made this district a favorite among families and young couples.

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Schoeneberg

David Bowie and Iggy Pop once lived in this fascinating Berlin district, which is now the diverse center of Berlin’s gay community.

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Charlottenburg-Wilmersdorf

The glamorous heart of former West Berlin remains one of Berlin’s most coveted neighborhoods and the city’s premier retail destination.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What to do in Berlin on a rainy day?

What is Berlin famous for?

With plenty of iconic attractions like these to explore, your hardest decision will be where to start:

  • Alexanderplatz
  • Brandenburg Gate
  • Reichstag Building
  • Checkpoint Charlie Museum

What should I not miss in Berlin?

If you want to see the best of this place, fit these attractions into your schedule:

  • Potsdamer Platz
  • Berlin TV Tower
  • Olympic Stadium
  • Berlin Zoological Garden

Are there cheap things to do in Berlin?

What can you do in Berlin for free?

Your getaway in Berlin needn't cost a bundle with free things like these to keep you on the go:

  • Alexanderplatz
  • Brandenburg Gate
  • Potsdamer Platz
  • Gendarmenmarkt