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Things to do in Berlin

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Park
“It’s a nice park in the middle of Berlin, where you can see pieces of the old wall of Berlin, hang out, watching the sunset or just to have a nice walk. It also hosting the biggest (and well known!) flee market of Berlin on Sunday. ”
  • 588 locals recommend
Park
“My favorite open space in Berlin. Just love seeing sunsets there and enjoy the wind, being close to taking off :)”
  • 487 locals recommend
Park
“one of Berlins most beautiful parks - every district has its own. a joggers favourite”
  • 426 locals recommend
Park
“During warmer months Mauerpark transforms into a great fleahmarket with amazing karaoke and multiple musicians playing everywhere in the park.”
  • 547 locals recommend
Nightclub
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“Best and biggest techno club in berlin, but very expensive and not always easy to come in for tourists”
  • 391 locals recommend
Plaza
“The "Alex" is one of the most visited and best-known places in Berlin. Not only is the famous and widely visible television tower located here, the square itself has always been the scene of historical events”
  • 302 locals recommend
Landmark
“Leftovers of the original wall turned into a big art project. You can't miss it.”
  • 371 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“Five museum buildings are located on the world-famous Museum Island on the Spree, which as a whole is a World Heritage Site. Both a visit to the museums and a walk between the buildings are worthwhile.”
  • 314 locals recommend
Monument / Landmark
“rent a bike opposite and drive through the Tiergarten to the Brandenburg Gate”
  • 221 locals recommend
Park
“Great for just a walk along the water or more intense for history lovers whilst visiting old monuments.”
  • 277 locals recommend
Beer Garden
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“Among the many fashionable biergartens of Berlin, this relative newcomer might be the coolest. Discreetly located on top of the shopping mall Neukölln Arcarden.”
  • 404 locals recommend
Food Court
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“Super nice location for special food in an old markethall, only on thursday from 6 pm on, it is a must.”
  • 385 locals recommend
Scenic Lookout
“There is hardly any corner in Berlin from which you cannot see the striking television tower on Alexanderplatz (some say the the DDR solider used the tower for watching its citizens). The tower ball of the tallest building in Germany offers a wide panoramic view.”
  • 220 locals recommend
Department Store
“Opened in 1907, it is the most famous department store in Germany and the largest department store in continental Europe.”
  • 260 locals recommend
Historic Site
“The Berlin Wall Memorial is the central memorial site of German division, located in the middle of the capital. Situated at the historic site on Bernauer Strasse, it extends along 1.4 kilometers of the former border strip. The memorial contains the last piece of Berlin Wall with the preserved grounds behind it and is thus able to convey an impression of how the border fortifications developed until the end of the 1980s. The events that took place here together with the preserved historical remnants and traces of border obstacles on display help to make the history of Germany's division comprehensible to visitors.”
  • 234 locals recommend
Historic Site
“At the intersection of Zimmerstraße and Friedrichstraße, Checkpoint Charlie is still an impressive reminder of Germany's most famous former border crossing and the time of the Cold War. Today the wall has disappeared and the watchtowers and barriers of the former military checkpoint have been replaced by replicas, which are amongst Berlin's most popular photo themes. Experience the whole history in the Wall Museum or take a fast Trabitour along the former course of the Wall.”
  • 171 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Beer Garden
“Among the many fashionable biergartens of Berlin, this relative newcomer might be the coolest. Discreetly located on top of the shopping mall Neukölln Arcarden.”
  • 404 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
“Excellent thin-crust Italian pizza on the lovely nearby canal. After you eat, you can take a stroll on the canal. It gets very crowded, especially in summer.”
  • 186 locals recommend
Meal Takeaway
“Great burger place, usually you have to wait (outside) bewtween 10 and 30 minutes”
  • 185 locals recommend
Burger Joint
“Best burgers in Berlin! Located right under a bridge. Fun fact: it used to be a public toilet :)”
  • 169 locals recommend
Burger Joint
“Best Burgerjoint in the City! Try the hot wings if you dare ;-) _ BUT YOU MUST MAKE A RESERVATION”
  • 162 locals recommend
Vietnamese Restaurant
“It's cheap, fast and delicious - what more could you ask for? Get the drink with the mint and lime, it's UNREAL. Anything on the daily specials board is always a good time in the mouth.”
  • 164 locals recommend
Ramen Restaurant
“definately the best home made lemonade ever! And delicious food in a beautiful garden next to the riverside......”
  • 129 locals recommend
Bar
“"Koenigsberger Klopse" and local beer under old chestnuts or in the inn with attached theater.”
  • 152 locals recommend

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