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Top Berlin Tips - Your Insider Tips for Berlin

    One of Europe’s most popular destinations all year round, Berlin, really is full of great attractions, art and culture, history and entertainment. We asked you over on our Facebook page for your top Berlin tips. Here's what you told us...



    Check out some museums and galleries

    Caco Zanchi says:

    Visit the art galleries of Mitte, eat in the small, good and full of charm restaurants on the way. Berlin is great.

    Franziska Äff says:

    The Stasi Museum is very impressive.

    Analia Lofiego says:

    Definitely go to Pergamon museum... awesome! And take bus number 100 for a cheap sightseeing tour.



    Take a free walking tour

    Sascha Otto says:

    Free walking tour.

    Elizabeth Shultz says:

    Take the Sandemann's free walking tour with Barry! Best tour ever!

    Melissa Tait says:

    There's the walking tours and then there is the Alternative Walking Tour which is a tour of the more underground places, squats, street art and cool bars. It gives an alternative view of history since the wall came down.

    Amy Perry says:

    Do the free walking tour! Great way to see the city if you don't have too much time and want to see everything with guides that only receive payment if you tip them so they're enthusiastic and knowledgeable.

    Sara Megan says:

    Sandmans free tour. Hands down the most informative tour ever. Plus the tour guides are always young and know where to go and what to do after the tour is done. I did them all through Europe but Berlin was my favourite.



    Visit the Sony Center @Potsdamer Platz

    Jorge Garrido says:

    Sony Center at Potsdamer Platz.

    Aqeel Maqbool says:

    Don’t miss Sony Center at night.



    Chill out in Mauerpark

    Juliana Soares says:

    The free tour and Sunday karaoke in Mauerpark

    Monorail Orlinger says:

    Mauerpark.

    Jordi Carrascosa Carrillo says:

    Visit the karaoke of Mauerpark on Sunday!



    Take the bus

    Vinaya Pai says:

    Bus 100! the cheapest way to get to across town and pick places you want to visit!

    Verónica García Chiquero says:

    Bus 100 and sunbathing by the Spree, near the Museum Insel, to pick just two of dozens other good things to do with little money.

    R?dvan Can Göymen says:

    Public bus 100 and 200. The cheapest way to see famous places!



    Eat, eat, eat!

    Rodrigo Varas says:

    Berlin's food is cheap. You can eat pizza or shawarmas at cheap prices compared with most European capital cities. Go to Friedrichshain neighbourhood, around East Side Gallery in East Berlin, and buy several pizzas and shawarmas for little money. After that, at night go to the great pubs and clubs around the area, one of the best places in the world to hang around.

    Sandra Doniat says:

    Eat "Curry Wurst" @ Konnopke's Imbiss, Prenzlauer Berg. And Kater Holzig- awesome Restaurant & Club in Mitte.

    César Cruz says:

    A schnitzel at the restaurant near the central zoo. I think is a biergarten.

    Fernando Nogueira says:

    KaDeWe, food market. Delicious!

    Liam Gook says:

    Try a Gemüse Kebap!

    Veerle Croonen says:

    Go on a Sunday and go for brunch in Friedrichshain and meet the locals!



    See The Holocaust Memorial

    Paddy's Palace Dingle Peninsula says:

    'Holocaust-Mahnmal' (The Holocaust Memorial). You will get the creeps but that's the whole point.



    Get on your bike

    Katie Francis says:

    Take the free riding tour which takes you all over the city. If you go on the latest ride you get the most spectacular sunrises and perfect photos under the Brandenburg Gate!

    Aysegul Surucu says:

    Rent a bike!

    Rachael Price says:

    Fat tire bike tour! I had Niall and it was amazing.

    Kylie Taylor says:

    So the fat tire bike tour with Tom and Kieran! Amazing and heaps of fun! They are great guides.



    Catch a concert at Berliner Dom

    Carina Grisel says:

    Try to catch a concert in the Berliner Dom! The cheapest ticket is 9 euro. It’s awesome!





    Enjoy the entertainment on offer

    Nick Masca says:

    Drink Weiss Bier all day and all night, before hitting a techno club and partying until lunchtime the following day!

    Joe Southcott says:

    Club Felix is mental.

    Rui Alves says:

    Drinking a beer by the river during the sunset!

    Jacek Ociepa says:

    Go party in Kreuzberg.

    Grant Ninnes says:

    Dr Pong - A terraced building about 20 minutes walk north of Alexanderplatz that has been gutted, covered in graffiti and filled with a bar and a ping pong table. €5 deposit gets you a ping pong bat and then an enormous game of ping pong ensues, with people being eliminated gradually. Once it’s down to the final 3, they are careering around the table trying to make the shots. The final two play a more conventional game until someone is crowned a winner, then it all starts again. A thoroughly entertaining evening whether you're playing or spectating. And the beer is dirt cheap.

    Luiza Thier says:

    Go to Anti-Pubcraw! The people take you to some undergrounds bars, including Dr. Pong listed above. If I am not wrong they meet at Yesterday bar every night. Enjoy the city!! Don´t forget the east-gallery!

    Runaway Jane says:

    Go to a rave in a squat! Where else can you do this in the world?



    Visit the Reichstag

    Vanja Buvik says:

    Try going to the Reichstag after dark, I know it's gotten harder to visit the last year, but the view is amazing.



    Check out Hackeschen Höfe

    Florian Georgescu says:

    Hackeschen Höfe.



    Check out Checkpoint Charlie

    Renata Buarque says:

    Visit the "Checkpoint Charlie Museum"! The museum shows histories from people that did what was possible in order of trying to escape from East Berlin. Many histories are unbelievable and astonishing, some are even funny. It’s worth every cent you pay to visit it.



    Explore Charlottenburg Palace

    Tássio Costa says:

    Schloss Charlottenburg! It was amazing to sunbathe in that garden as well.



    See the Brandenburg Gate

    Joao Geraldo Netto says:

    Portão de Brandemburgo!



    Take a walk through Treptow Park

    Ulrike Küchler says:

    Visit the former theme park in Treptow.

    Jim Park says:

    Treptow Park Soviet War Memorial is well worth a look



  • Try out some of the following suggestions...

    Kristof Greenhill says:

    Do the Berlin Unterwelten war bunker tours, they are unreal. Catch a jazz show at B-flat bar. Go to Tacheles, the art community

    Yehia Eisa says:

    Irish pub in Europa Centre & the Egyptian museum - the Head of Nefertiti - it's a must!

    Manfred Samui says:

    Take a day long river cruise!

    Gregory Schanne says:

    Party with the locals at ‘Bohnen Gold’ in Kreuzberg, check out the Turkish market, and lastly enjoy a Turkish coffee at cafe on Kotbussar Dam!

    Tjaša Bosio says:

    The thing I love about Berlin is that behind every corner there's a different culture. And in my opinion the most important thing is, to hang out in local places, meet and talk to people there. They will really give you the true Berlin experience.Also visit the Berlin wall remains, try to join the New Europe's free tour (I don't like guided tours, but they are really great!). If you are there by car, be sure to buy the Eco sticker and be careful about the parking zones. Be sure to put on enough clothes in the winter and visit the 'Kristkindlmarkt'. And be sure not to have a crazy schedule, so you can really enjoy the city.

    Chan Huiyi says:

    Just soak in the vibes. It's one damn awesome city! Check out the awesome Jewish museum too!

    Vesna Radovanovic says:

    In summer, definitely one of the lakes! Heiliger See, Pfaueninsel, Glienicker See.

    Marie Michelle Page says:

    Ku'damm !

    Elena Polychronopoulou says:

    1. Pay a visit to the Island Museum (especially Pergamon museum). 2. Nikolai district 3. KaDeWe food market. 4. Christmas markets.

    Pablo Agnese says:

    Walking across the 1 km wall! Amazing pictures during the whole walk.

    Florent Lardinois says:

    My tip is not to go in the Check point Charlie Museum, it's a trap for tourists, and very expensive for what it is. Best idea is to buy a card that gives you entrance to every public museum in the city. As far as the food is concerned (because that is very important), I would say "Mustafa Gemuse Kebap" on Mehringdamm just at the underground exit. There is a long queue but that is quite quick and it is totally worth waiting.

    Sina Dangelmeyr says:

    Visit the Berlin-Hohenschönhausen Memorial (former Stasi prison), Oranienburger-street (nice restaurants), visit the Jewish museum, go to the KaDeWe food market, so impressive! And many more...

  • Hopefully these top Berlin tips will help you make to most of your visit to Berlin.


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    One of Europe’s most popular destinations all year round, Berlin, really is full of great attractions, art and culture, history and entertainment. We asked you over on our Facebook page for your top Berlin tips. Here's what you told us...



    Check out some museums and galleries

    Caco Zanchi says:

    Visit the art galleries of Mitte, eat in the small, good and full of charm restaurants on the way. Berlin is great.

    Franziska Äff says:

    The Stasi Museum is very impressive.

    Analia Lofiego says:

    Definitely go to Pergamon museum... awesome! And take bus number 100 for a cheap sightseeing tour.



    Take a free walking tour

    Sascha Otto says:

    Free walking tour.

    Elizabeth Shultz says:

    Take the Sandemann's free walking tour with Barry! Best tour ever!

    Melissa Tait says:

    There's the walking tours and then there is the Alternative Walking Tour which is a tour of the more underground places, squats, street art and cool bars. It gives an alternative view of history since the wall came down.

    Amy Perry says:

    Do the free walking tour! Great way to see the city if you don't have too much time and want to see everything with guides that only receive payment if you tip them so they're enthusiastic and knowledgeable.

    Sara Megan says:

    Sandmans free tour. Hands down the most informative tour ever. Plus the tour guides are always young and know where to go and what to do after the tour is done. I did them all through Europe but Berlin was my favourite.



    Visit the Sony Center @Potsdamer Platz

    Jorge Garrido says:

    Sony Center at Potsdamer Platz.

    Aqeel Maqbool says:

    Don’t miss Sony Center at night.



    Chill out in Mauerpark

    Juliana Soares says:

    The free tour and Sunday karaoke in Mauerpark

    Monorail Orlinger says:

    Mauerpark.

    Jordi Carrascosa Carrillo says:

    Visit the karaoke of Mauerpark on Sunday!



    Take the bus

    Vinaya Pai says:

    Bus 100! the cheapest way to get to across town and pick places you want to visit!

    Verónica García Chiquero says:

    Bus 100 and sunbathing by the Spree, near the Museum Insel, to pick just two of dozens other good things to do with little money.

    R?dvan Can Göymen says:

    Public bus 100 and 200. The cheapest way to see famous places!



    Eat, eat, eat!

    Rodrigo Varas says:

    Berlin's food is cheap. You can eat pizza or shawarmas at cheap prices compared with most European capital cities. Go to Friedrichshain neighbourhood, around East Side Gallery in East Berlin, and buy several pizzas and shawarmas for little money. After that, at night go to the great pubs and clubs around the area, one of the best places in the world to hang around.

    Sandra Doniat says:

    Eat "Curry Wurst" @ Konnopke's Imbiss, Prenzlauer Berg. And Kater Holzig- awesome Restaurant & Club in Mitte.

    César Cruz says:

    A schnitzel at the restaurant near the central zoo. I think is a biergarten.

    Fernando Nogueira says:

    KaDeWe, food market. Delicious!

    Liam Gook says:

    Try a Gemüse Kebap!

    Veerle Croonen says:

    Go on a Sunday and go for brunch in Friedrichshain and meet the locals!



    See The Holocaust Memorial

    Paddy's Palace Dingle Peninsula says:

    'Holocaust-Mahnmal' (The Holocaust Memorial). You will get the creeps but that's the whole point.



    Get on your bike

    Katie Francis says:

    Take the free riding tour which takes you all over the city. If you go on the latest ride you get the most spectacular sunrises and perfect photos under the Brandenburg Gate!

    Aysegul Surucu says:

    Rent a bike!

    Rachael Price says:

    Fat tire bike tour! I had Niall and it was amazing.

    Kylie Taylor says:

    So the fat tire bike tour with Tom and Kieran! Amazing and heaps of fun! They are great guides.



    Catch a concert at Berliner Dom

    Carina Grisel says:

    Try to catch a concert in the Berliner Dom! The cheapest ticket is 9 euro. It’s awesome!





    Enjoy the entertainment on offer

    Nick Masca says:

    Drink Weiss Bier all day and all night, before hitting a techno club and partying until lunchtime the following day!

    Joe Southcott says:

    Club Felix is mental.

    Rui Alves says:

    Drinking a beer by the river during the sunset!

    Jacek Ociepa says:

    Go party in Kreuzberg.

    Grant Ninnes says:

    Dr Pong - A terraced building about 20 minutes walk north of Alexanderplatz that has been gutted, covered in graffiti and filled with a bar and a ping pong table. €5 deposit gets you a ping pong bat and then an enormous game of ping pong ensues, with people being eliminated gradually. Once it’s down to the final 3, they are careering around the table trying to make the shots. The final two play a more conventional game until someone is crowned a winner, then it all starts again. A thoroughly entertaining evening whether you're playing or spectating. And the beer is dirt cheap.

    Luiza Thier says:

    Go to Anti-Pubcraw! The people take you to some undergrounds bars, including Dr. Pong listed above. If I am not wrong they meet at Yesterday bar every night. Enjoy the city!! Don´t forget the east-gallery!

    Runaway Jane says:

    Go to a rave in a squat! Where else can you do this in the world?



    Visit the Reichstag

    Vanja Buvik says:

    Try going to the Reichstag after dark, I know it's gotten harder to visit the last year, but the view is amazing.



    Check out Hackeschen Höfe

    Florian Georgescu says:

    Hackeschen Höfe.



    Check out Checkpoint Charlie

    Renata Buarque says:

    Visit the "Checkpoint Charlie Museum"! The museum shows histories from people that did what was possible in order of trying to escape from East Berlin. Many histories are unbelievable and astonishing, some are even funny. It’s worth every cent you pay to visit it.



    Explore Charlottenburg Palace

    Tássio Costa says:

    Schloss Charlottenburg! It was amazing to sunbathe in that garden as well.



    See the Brandenburg Gate

    Joao Geraldo Netto says:

    Portão de Brandemburgo!



    Take a walk through Treptow Park

    Ulrike Küchler says:

    Visit the former theme park in Treptow.

    Jim Park says:

    Treptow Park Soviet War Memorial is well worth a look



  • Try out some of the following suggestions...

    Kristof Greenhill says:

    Do the Berlin Unterwelten war bunker tours, they are unreal. Catch a jazz show at B-flat bar. Go to Tacheles, the art community

    Yehia Eisa says:

    Irish pub in Europa Centre & the Egyptian museum - the Head of Nefertiti - it's a must!

    Manfred Samui says:

    Take a day long river cruise!

    Gregory Schanne says:

    Party with the locals at ‘Bohnen Gold’ in Kreuzberg, check out the Turkish market, and lastly enjoy a Turkish coffee at cafe on Kotbussar Dam!

    Tjaša Bosio says:

    The thing I love about Berlin is that behind every corner there's a different culture. And in my opinion the most important thing is, to hang out in local places, meet and talk to people there. They will really give you the true Berlin experience.Also visit the Berlin wall remains, try to join the New Europe's free tour (I don't like guided tours, but they are really great!). If you are there by car, be sure to buy the Eco sticker and be careful about the parking zones. Be sure to put on enough clothes in the winter and visit the 'Kristkindlmarkt'. And be sure not to have a crazy schedule, so you can really enjoy the city.

    Chan Huiyi says:

    Just soak in the vibes. It's one damn awesome city! Check out the awesome Jewish museum too!

    Vesna Radovanovic says:

    In summer, definitely one of the lakes! Heiliger See, Pfaueninsel, Glienicker See.

    Marie Michelle Page says:

    Ku'damm !

    Elena Polychronopoulou says:

    1. Pay a visit to the Island Museum (especially Pergamon museum). 2. Nikolai district 3. KaDeWe food market. 4. Christmas markets.

    Pablo Agnese says:

    Walking across the 1 km wall! Amazing pictures during the whole walk.

    Florent Lardinois says:

    My tip is not to go in the Check point Charlie Museum, it's a trap for tourists, and very expensive for what it is. Best idea is to buy a card that gives you entrance to every public museum in the city. As far as the food is concerned (because that is very important), I would say "Mustafa Gemuse Kebap" on Mehringdamm just at the underground exit. There is a long queue but that is quite quick and it is totally worth waiting.

    Sina Dangelmeyr says:

    Visit the Berlin-Hohenschönhausen Memorial (former Stasi prison), Oranienburger-street (nice restaurants), visit the Jewish museum, go to the KaDeWe food market, so impressive! And many more...

  • Hopefully these top Berlin tips will help you make to most of your visit to Berlin.


    Book hostels in Berlin | Berlin videos, podcasts, free pocket guide and more


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