Berlin is one of the most loved cities in Europe. From it’s amazing alternative night scene to the very uncompromising atmosphere, the city certainly has character and a legion of faithful tourists whom flock to the German capital in order to have the time of their lives.
Although we have been to the city a healthy amount of times, it is always hard to keep up with this always changing metropolis. We advise you to check your Lonely Planet and search engine skills in order to find the sweetest new spots. From experience we have selected some of the places that made up for amazing repeated experiences.
Walk around this alternative neighborhood for some of the most unique shops, cafes and bars we have ever encountered in Europe. Make sure to buy some of the quirkiest T-shirts and souvenirs, or just sip some coffee in a cozy atmosphere, while watching patrons behind their macbooks.
One of the most interesting things to do in Berlin is to experience street art. Art can be seen in every corner of the city, being from graffiti art to the amazing outdoor galleries and memorials. Visit the East Side Gallery for some of most interesting graffiti art in history. Get an insight into divided Berlin, and see some critic pieces of art displayed in these walls. You can check this in order to track incredible street art around the city.
Experience Berlin Cafes
The city is filled with alternative cafes, they are usually smokey and have very peculiar atmosphere. Berlin residents are very loyal to their favorite hangouts and that is where they usually spend their spare time or their planning of night outs. Lerchen und Eulen, Mein Haus Am See, Gastón and O Tannenbaum are some of our favorites.
Experience the diverse cuisine
Berlin is cheaper than most of the big cities in western Europe, and with its diverse cuisine you can experience from ethnic to breakfast food for very pocket friendly prices. Hamy Cafe,Curry 36, Miss Saigon and Bird are some of the best options if you are on a budget or your stomach starts to growl in the early hours.
Party hard like a local
Berlin residents know how to party hard. Very hard! From electro clubs that extend music until the early hours or to a couple of days, to more laid back rock alternatives, the city has exclusive options for all types of party people. Berghain Cassiopeia Tresor Salon zur Wilden Renate and Horst are some of the wildest parties in the city. While Sofa Salon Berlin, Watergate and Weekend make up for a calmer night out.
Visit Incredible museums and sightseeing tours
It is always a great opportunity to deeply understand the history that has shaped Berlin to its current identity. The tour guides in the city are extremely knowledgeable and they will provide you with an incredible day out around the city, or a few great hours inside the history of many incredible museums. Pergamonmuseum, Jewish Museum,DDR Museum, Natural History Museum, Hamburger Bahnhof and Altes Museum are definitely not to be missed.
Relax at local gardens
Berlin’s gardens get packed with relaxed locals and tourists. They make for amazing spots for a lazy afternoon while enjoying the heat during the summer. Spend the afternoon with an improvised BBQ, picnic or just lazy afternoon at Treptower Park, Tempelhof Park or Britzer Garten.
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