We had heard Berlin was a city bursting with art and music and we were very excited to spend some time there. Here is our list of our favorite activities to do in the city. The following are the best 25 things to do in Berlin, Germany presented in our latest city top attractions travel guide: 1) Visit Berlin Wall – The East Side Gallery 2) Brandenburg Gate 3) Tiergarten 4) MauerPark Flohmarkt (MauerPark Flea Market) 5) Friedrichshain 6) Currywurst 7) Reichstag building 8) Tempelhof 9) Berlin’s Museum Island 10) Holocaust Memorial – the Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe 11) Charlottenburg Palace 12) Checkpoint Charlie 13) Alexanderplatz – The Berlin TV Tower 14) Ritter Sport 15) Berlin Cathedral 16) Currywurst Museum 17) Rent a bike and go riding 18) River spree boat tour 19) Eat a Wurst sausage 20) Friedrichshain Flohmarkt (flea market) 21) Eat a German Breakfast 22) Cat Cafe (Pee Pees Katzen Cafe) 23) Schnitzel and Spaetzle 24) U-bahn and S-bahn metro system 25) Turkish Food Have you been to Berlin? We’d love to hear your favourite things about the city in the comments below. This is part of our Travel in Germany series. We’re making a series of videos showcasing German culture, German arts, German foods, German religion and German people. http://nomadicsamuel.com/photo-essays/25-things-to-do-in-berlin GEAR WE USE Olympus OM-D E-M5 II: http://amzn.to/1OchS7t Canon G7X: http://amzn.to/1YdjsYX Olympus 14-150mm II Lens: http://amzn.to/1Y79zeM Rode Video Mic GO: http://amzn.to/1WDKtVM Joby Gorilla Pod: http://amzn.to/1PgoY5F SanDisk 16GB Extreme Pro: http://amzn.to/25KEErs SOCIAL MEDIA & TRAVEL BLOGS AUDREY: blog: http://thatbackpacker.com/ instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thatbackpacker/ facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thatbackpacker twitter: https://twitter.com/ThatBackpacker SAMUEL: blog: http://nomadicsamuel.com/ facebook: https://www.facebook.com/nomadicsamuel twitter: https://twitter.com/NomadicSamuel instragram: https://www.instagram.com/nomadicsamuel/ The East Side Gallery is the longest remaining strip of the of the former dividing wall between East and West Berlin. Today the 1.3 kilometer long wall stands as a memorial to freedom and it is covered in art and graffiti. Right now we’re visiting Brandenburg Gate. This gate dates back to the 18th Century. We’re here at Tiergarten, one of the biggest parks in the city. MauerPark is a hipster hangout. If you head over to the Bear Pit you can catch some karaoke and musical performances. If you want to spot some cool street art, then head over to Friedrichshain. You can’t come to Berlin and not eat a Currywurst! This is the city’s most popular fast food snack. The sausage is served with a ketchup and curry powder concoction. Up next we’re at the Reichstag building which has a pretty cool glass dome on top. This dome is actually open to visitors and it offers 360 degree views of the city. Today we’re visiting Tempelhof, a re-purposed airport here in Berlin for leisure activities and sports. If you enjoy museums and art galleries you’ll want to visit Berlin’s Museum Island. They actually have five different museums here and if you get a daily pass for 18 Euros you get access to all five. We are now visiting the Holocaust Memorial in Berlin. It is also known as the Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe. Charlottenburg Palace is the largest palace in Berlin and the only surviving royal residence in the city. Checkpoint Charlie was one of the crossing points between East Berlin and West Berlin during the Cold War. Located near Alexanderplatz, The Berlin TV Tower offers a great lookout over the city. Chocolate! Ritter Sport is a chocolate brand that is sold all over Germany, and while in Berlin we couldn’t resist sampling a few of the different varieties. Berlin Cathedral is located on Museum Island and it’s one of the most beautiful churches in the city. If Currywurst is to your liking, you’ll want to check out this quirky museum devoted to Berlin’s favorite sausage. Renting a bike is a great way to get around the city. Most places will rent out bikes at 10 Euros per day. For a leisurely afternoon, hop on a boat and enjoy a tour down the River Spree. Of course, you cannot come to Berlin and not eat a Wurst or a sausage. The Friedrichshain flea market takes place every Sunday and it’s a great place for people watching and a little browsing. The Germans sure know how to enjoy a hearty breakfast, and we recommend you try it too. We couldn’t resist visiting yet another cat cafe while we were in Berlin. While in Berlin we enjoyed a hearty meal of Schnitzel. It’s quite easy to get around Berlin using the U-bahn and S-bahn system. In Berlin, there is a big Turkish population and that means there is awesome Turkish street food. And that’s Berlin for you! A city that has risen from the ashes of the war, which is now bursting with art, music, and life.
We had heard Berlin was a city bursting with
art and music and we were very excited to
spend some time there. Here is our list of
the 25 best things to do in Berlin.
The East Side Gallery is the longest remaining
strip of the of the former dividing wall between
East and West Berlin. Today the 1.3 kilometer
long wall stands as a memorial to freedom
and it is covered in art and graffiti.
Right now we’re visiting Brandenburg Gate.
This gate dates back to the 18th Century.
It used to be one of the old gates leading
in to the city. Now after the wall came down
in 1989 this became a symbol of unity between
East and West Germany. It is an important
site to visit.
And just behind the gate is the Hotel Adlon.
This is where Michael Jackson infamously dangled
the baby.
We’re here at Tiergarten, one of the biggest
parks in the city. It is a nice quiet green
escape from the city center. We’re loving
just walking around. This park actually used
to be the King’s hunting grounds because it
was full of wild deer and other animals.
MauerPark is a hipster hangout. Every Sunday
people flock to this park and spend the day
barbecuing, listening to music, enjoying a
few beers, and simply having a good time.
There’s a popular flea market where you can
pick up old vinyls and clothes, and if you
head over to the Bear Pit you can catch some
karaoke and musical performances.
If you want to spot some cool street art,
then head over to Friedrichshain. This neighborhood
is home to a lot of old warehouses turned
cafes and art galleries, and they exude a
very cool vibe.
You can’t come to Berlin and not eat a Currywurst!
This is the city’s most popular fast food
snack. The sausage is served with a ketchup
and curry powder concoction. It’s delicious!
Up next we’re at the Reichstag building which
has a pretty cool glass dome on top. This
dome is actually open to visitors and it offers
360 degree views of the city but the only
thing is that you need to sign up well in
advance.
Today we’re visiting Tempelhof, a re-purposed
airport here in Berlin. This is the first
time, I must say, that I’ve ever walked on
a runway. What is so cool about this park
is that it has been re-purposed and now people
are enjoying all kinds of leisure activities.
There is a dog park, there is people inline
skating, riding bicycles, jogging, walking
and having picnics. This is such as awesome
place just to come and hangout.
If you enjoy museums and art galleries you’ll
want to visit Berlin’s Museum Island. They
actually have five different museums here
and if you get a daily pass for 18 Euros you
get access to all five.
We are now visiting the Holocaust Memorial
in Berlin. It is also known as the Memorial
to the Murdered Jews of Europe. The artist’s
idea when he was creating this was to create
a sense of confusion and uneasiness when we
walk through the memorial, yet it is very
orderly at the same time and that is supposed
to mimic the Nazi regime. We’re going to be
showing you this area.
Charlottenburg Palace is the largest palace
in Berlin and the only surviving royal residence
in the city. It was home to Queen Sophia Charlotte
and the interior is quite grand. Once you’ve
browsed through the many halls and ballrooms,
you should head out the beautiful gardens
out back.
Checkpoint Charlie was one of the crossing
points between East Berlin and West Berlin
during the Cold War. Today you can get your
passport stamped with the stamps of the former
sectors.
Located near Alexanderplatz, The Berlin TV
Tower offers a great lookout over the city.
Chocolate! Ritter Sport is a chocolate brand
that is sold all over Germany, and while in
Berlin we couldn’t resist sampling a few of
the different varieties.
Berlin Cathedral is located on Museum Island
and it’s one of the most beautiful churches
in the city. You wouldn’t be able to tell
by looking at it today, but the dome was severely
damaged during the Second World War.
If Currywurst is to your liking, you’ll want
to check out this quirky museum devoted to
Berlin’s favorite sausage. One of the coolest
things about this museum is that they have
a giant sofa shaped like a Currywurst.
Renting a bike is a great way to get around
the city. Most places will rent out bikes
at 10 Euros per day.
For a leisurely afternoon, hop on a boat and
enjoy a tour down the River Spree.
Of course, you cannot come to Berlin and not
eat a Wurst or a sausage. I’ve just ordered
myself one from the street. They have lots
of local stands and this was only one Euro
and thirty five cents. Big bite! That is so
good and I got it with mustard, which is even
tastier.
The Friedrichshain flea market takes place
every Sunday and it’s a great place for people
watching and a little browsing. You’ll find
all sorts of items for sale, ranging from
old musical instruments to antique dishware.
This market draws big crowds.
The Germans sure know how to enjoy a hearty
breakfast, and we recommend you try it too.
Breakfast usually offers a wide sampling of
loafs and bread rolls, accompanied with various
deli cuts and cheese.
We couldn’t resist visiting yet another cat
cafe while we were in Berlin. Unlike the cafes
we have previously visited in Asia, this one
was quite small and only had 2 cats, but if
you’re a cat lover you might just enjoy Pee
Pees Katzen Cafe.
While in Berlin we enjoyed a hearty meal of
Schnitzel. This thin strip of meat is coated
in flour, eggs, and breadcrumbs, before being
deep-fried. You can order it with a side of
mashed potatoes or German noodles known as
Spaetzle.
It’s quite easy to get around Berlin using
the U-bahn and S-bahn system. You can get
almost anywhere, plus it’s really affordable.
In Berlin, there is a big Turkish population
and that means there is awesome Turkish street
food. Right here, I’ve got a donair in front
of me. It only costs 3.50 Euro and this thing
is a massive behemoth. I can’t wait to take
the first bite. Oh yeah, amazing.
And that’s Berlin for you! A city that has
risen from the ashes of the war, which is
now bursting with art, music, and life.
Have you been to Berlin? We’d love to hear
your favourite things about the city in the
comments below.
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