What to do in Berlin

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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.


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Sightseeing on a budget in Berlin? Spend time instead of cash on awesome experiences.

Deutsch-Russisches Museum Berlin-Karlshorst - Check if there are any special exhibits or tours on at this fascinating museum.

Yellow Man Mural - Feed your artistic and cultural cravings here and witness creativity and talent at work.

Shell-Haus - Architecture fans will certainly enjoy marveling at the modern design of this landmark.

Gedenkstätte Deutscher Widerstand - Roam around this historic attraction and find out a few secrets from long ago.

Parisier Platz - Amble down the streets and immerse yourself in the vibe of this bustling local haunt.

Museum Island - Take things at a slower pace and enjoy some relaxation time near the water.

Victory Column - Introduce yourself to a local and learn why many tourists stop to visit this place.

Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church - Get a deeper understanding of the local beliefs at this place of worship.

Teufelsberg - Unwind and let the natural surroundings here restore your mind.

Körnerpark - Nurture your green thumb and be wowed by the beautiful and diverse plants on display.

Things to Do in Berlin with Kids

Berlin is a fantastic place for a family getaway. Bring the kids along and have a go at these family friendly experiences together:

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Frequently asked questions

What to do in Berlin on a sunny day?
What to do in Berlin on a rainy day?
There’s no need to splish and splash your way through a soggy day when there are awesome indoor activities like these on offer:


What is Berlin famous for?
Get set to be busy with all of these big-name sights to cross off your to-do list:

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

What should I not miss in Berlin?
Don’t return home without ticking off the following wonderful sights:

  • Potsdamer Platz
  • Berlin TV Tower
  • Olympiastadion
  • Berlin Zoological Garden

Are there cheap things to do in Berlin?
If you’re traveling on a budget, think about adding the following cheap and cheerful tours and activities to your agenda:


What can you do in Berlin for free?
You’ll barely have time to pull your wallet out of your backpack with so many great free things to do:

  • Alexanderplatz
  • Brandenburg Gate
  • Potsdamer Platz
  • Gendarmenmarkt


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