Must See Attractions In Berlin, Germany juni 23, 2022 – Posted in: Germany, Travel – Tags: Attractions, Berlin, City Breaks, Germany, Holiday, Vacations, Weekend Breaks
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LOTS OF ATTRACTIONS IN BERLIN!
Berlin hides so much exciting history, both from World War II and the DDR era, but the city has been the center of trade, politics and culture for many centuries. As Berlin has many must-see attractions, it’s a good idea to read a about the sights from home.
Berlin is also called the cultural capital of Europe. In addition to the must-see sights, the Berlin Wall, the Brandenburger Tor and Check Point Charlie, the city also hides great treasures. The bust of the Egyptian queen Nefertiti can be seen at the Neues Museum and the fascinating T-Rex skeleton at the Museum für Naturkunde.
Apart from that, there are many other attractions in Berlin that you just have to see. Read about it all here!
AMAZIN SIGHTS IN BERLIN
In the old capitalist Western Berlin, KaDeWe was a crown jewel in the world of department stores. Here you will still find all the luxuries you could ever want. Visit the chocolate department and try to count how many different kinds of chocolate you can actually get. In general, the whole area around Kurfürstendamm is an eldorado for big and small shoppers, with lots of high street stores and great deals.
Just around the corner, on Genthiner Strasse, are in the sidewalk some of the many small Stolpersteine, which Berlin is full of. The stones are memorials to the Jews, Roma and other ethnic groups who were deported by the Nazis and exterminated in the concentration camps. The stones are engraved the names, date of birth and death of the deportees as well as the name of the death camp. A very dark chapter of Berlin’s history, which is especially important to keep in mind in these times.
THE RITTERSPORT MUSEUM
There are generally many places in Berlin where you are reminded of the horrors of war, and should you need to get your mood back on track, you can create your own RitterSport in the RitterSport Museum. Also enjoy the small exhibition, and maybe book a chocolate class, where you learn how to make chocolate. It’s recommended that the visit should be made at the end of the day, as the museum also has a shop with an extensive selection of extra-large RitterSport chocolates. Since she is very fond of chocolate, it was a heavy burden that she had to lug around for the rest of the day.
Take a canal tour of Berlin and experience parts of the city that you would not otherwise have seen. You can get on in several places in the city, including from Nikolaiviertel next to the Fehrnsehturm. On the trip you will pass the Reichstag, Kohl-losseum, Museum Island, and you will see the Tiergarten from the water side.
Fernsehturm, the TV tower on Alexanderplatz, must also just be experienced! It is recommended to book your tickets from home, because the queues can be long. In the tower there is a view over Berlin, and it is strange to imagine that much of Berlin after the bombings during World War II was nothing but rubble. When you book a ticket, also reserve a table in the ever turning restaurant on the top floor.
If you want to go further out into the city, trams run from Alexanderplatz – and many other places in the former eastern part. Trams are an incredibly practical way of transportation. If you have bought a Berlin Welcome Card, you can just board.
BERLIN WALL MEMORIAL
Take the tram to Bernauerstrasse, where you will find a section of the Berlin Wall as well as an open-air museum. Between the original sections of the wall, it becomes very clear how the city was once divided. There are memorial plaques for those who made the attempt to get from east to west but did not survive.
Right next door, in the Mauerpark, you can find a large flea market every Sunday – but also so much more. Here the Berliners hang out side by side with the tourists. A huge open, green park is filled to the brim with people playing football, dancing, grilling, and sunbathing. For children there is a large playground.
FIND A GREAT HOTEL IN BERLIN
Here you will find our recommendations for great hotels in Berlin, all of which can be booked through Booking.com. We have stayed at all of them and can give them our best recommendations. See more good hotels in Berlin by doing your own search here:
A HOTEL WITH A SWIMMING POOL IN BERLIN
Are you looking for a good hotel in Berlin that is affordable – and within walking distance to Kurfürstendamm, KaDeWe and Tierpark Berlin? Then the Pestana Berlin Tiergarten can be recommended! Here you live in the quiet embassy district, just a short walk from a wealth of shops and great restaurants. Pestana Berlin Tiergarten has spacious rooms, a rich breakfast buffet, and a swimming pool. In a city where it can be difficult to find accommodation that is not too expensive, the hotel here is an excellent offer.
Read more about the hotel here: Pestana Berlin Tiergarten
A GOOD HOTEL IN BERLIN THAT IS AFFORDABLE
When you need to find a hotel that is both good and at the same time affordable, you can always look for an ibis hotel. ibis hotels are found in many big cities, and here you get a bed, often with a bunk bed above, shower and toilet. It’s not fancy, but always nice and really cozy. In Berlin, for example, you can stay at the ibis Berlin Kurfuerstendamm, a two-minute walk from KaDeWe and the Ubahn station.
Read more about the hotel here: ibis Berlin Kurfuerstendamm
CHEAP HOSTELS IN BERLIN
Are you looking for a cheap accommodation in Berlin, both Sunflower Hostel Berlin in the hip Friedrichshain and Three Little Pigs Hostel Berlin close to Potsdamer Platz are greathostels for you who just need a bed. At both hostels you have the opportunity to book a private room, and there are good bathing facilities and cheap breakfast.