Top attractions in Berlin
Top Tours & Activities in Berlin
The history of Berlin has seen it broken and divided, fashioning a city that's nightlife and neighborhoods are as much of a draw as its bountiful museums and jarring architecture. Every corner has a story to tell, but here are a few worth starting with!
This holyland of 20's cabaret emerged as a Soviet showpiece in the Cold War. Central, accessible, and close to other key sights, Alexanderplatz is the perfect launchpad for a jaunt around town.
As the highest point in Berlin it can be seen from almost anywhere in the city. TV Tower tickets start at €13 for adults─a bargain for Berlin's best view!
Situated at the bottom of Unter den Linden, close to the Reichstag and Holocaust Memorial, the Brandenburg Gate is a monument to triumph, once in war, now in unity.
Germany's parliament is an icon of Berlin architecture. The modern glass dome crowning the Neo-Baroque building is open to visitors. From the dome of the Reichstag building you can experience an outstanding view of the city.
The Reichstag isn't all the Government District has to offer. At the north-eastern corner of Tiergarten Park, it's home to some of the best modern architecture in Berlin.
Madame Tussauds is relatively new to the city but already has a colorful history. On opening day a visitor tore off Hitler's waxwork head! Only in Berlin!
See out a rainy day at the Berlin dungeon for a reminder of the city's nasty past. Large groups get generous discounts.
Once a post-war wasteland, Potsdamer Platz is now the spot for top-class hotels and film premieres (including the IMAX). The Berliner Philharmonie is just around the corner.
Known locally as Ku'Damm, this 2-mile boulevard forms Berlin's shopping district. KaDeWe─the continent's largest department store─marks its easternmost point near Wittenbergplatz.
In the historic Gendarmenmarkt the Berlin Concert House stands flanked by 2 cathedrals. Entrance to the German Cathedral is free, but the older French Cathedral costs €3 a ticket.
Unless you're averse to crowds, visit Berlin over the summer, when the city's relaxed street-life is at its most contagious. Include a Sunday to experience one of the bustling flea markets.
Every Berlin neighborhood has its own character. Charlottenburg is relatively flash, with Mitte a trendier alternative. Prenzlauer Berg is the city's café-culture capital, populated by young families. Schoeneberg is renowned for its gay clubs and bars, while Friedrichshain and Kreuzberg also provide plenty of nightlife options─most a little rough around the edges!
Berlin is covered by trains, trams, taxis, and buses. Train stations are largely unmanned with machines to buy tickets from. Many tourists mistakenly think the trains are free before being fined €60 by inspectors!
The Berlin WelcomeCard covers public transport in Berlin and Potsdam for 2-5 days, and also provides discounts at many restaurants and attractions, including the Berlin Dungeon.
- CurrencyEuro (€)
- Time ZoneUTC (+01:00)
- Country Code+49
- Best time to visitMay through September the weather is ideal.
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It’s odd to say such a place is brilliant or great but obviously keeping in mind this only means in the shocking history and quality of the tour. People were questioning why the 20min walk but it all becomes apparent upon arrival. Easy meeting place at brandenburg gate, 45min train journey. If you can, you MUST go with the guide Martin... big guy, big beard. He’s from that town, he’s actually German unlike the others. His story and passion really makes it. Heartbreakingly brilliant tour!
this is a brilliant tour. I am an historian and so know what the text books say but this was a real insider view. A very efficient way of learning a lot.
I've been to Berlin twice before and this was my first time with a tour and these tours are fantastic, We spent the most enjoyable 2 hours with Martin, these Guys not only tell you the history they can advise you on events taking place and where to get the best deals plus they protect you from the more unscrupulous individuals all Cities have with observation and more advice on who and what to look out for, I would advise anybody to book on the first day of your visit....my god it's free! If you feel it was worth the time then a donation to the guide is welcome but NOT demanded, if your on a budget it's a non brainer. The tours are fun as well as informative .....nothing to loose, our thanks to all the team at Berlin Free Walking Tours ...and in the words of a well know body builder "we will be back"
We've never found the places Georgia showed us. It was cool to hear inside stories from her and see Berlin from a different point of view. I would totally recommend this Tour not only for art-interested people but also for the ones who want to discover cool places.
If you are going to Berlin, book the Skip The Line Dinner at the TV Tower! It’s an evening you will talk about whenever you tell a story about your trip to Berlin. This is a night that is well worth the price.