We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.


Free Newsletter

Interested in Berlin?

We'll send you updates with the latest deals, reviews and articles for Berlin each week.

More Lists
Other recent lists by Caledonia558
Lists you may be interested in:
Trip List by Caledonia558

Essential Berlin

Mar 15, 2012  Several visits to Berlin
0.0 of 5 bubbles based on 0 votes

Well-known and not so well-known things to see and do.

  • Explore locations featured in this Trip List: Berlin
  • Category: Best of
  • Traveler type: Culture, Sightseeing, Shopping, Active/Outdoors, Never been before, Repeat visitors
  • Appeals to: Couples/romantics, Singles, Families with teenagers, Large groups, Seniors, Students, Budget travelers, Active/adventure, Tourists
  • Seasons: Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall
  • 1. Unter den Linden
    Unter den Linden, Berlin, Germany

    One of Berlin's most famous streets. Stroll between the rows of linden trees and see some of the sights.

  • 2. Neue Wache
    Neue Wache, Berlin, Germany

    Poignant and thought-provoking.

  • 3. Brandenburg Gate (Brandenburger Tor)
    Brandenburg Gate, Berlin, Germany

    Needs no introduction.

  • 4. Parliament Building (Reichstag)
    Reichstag Building, Berlin, Germany

    There are long queues to get inside, but it's definitely worth a visit. Get up early in the morning and get there by about 8 am to be among the first to get in. It's worth it for the views and the chance to see an extremely significant slice of history close up.

  • 5. Tiergarten
    Tiergarten, Berlin, Germany

    Drink in the beer garden and hire a boat on the pond!

  • 6. Bernauer Straße

    A chance to see a restored section of the Wall. Visit the interpretation centre to hear the stories of the people who were directly afffected.

  • 7. Kurfurstendamm (Kurfurstendam)
    Kurfurstendamm (Kurfurstendam), Berlin, Germany

    The famous Ku'damm is full of shops, restaurants and bars.

  • 8. Amrit
    Amrit, Berlin, Germany

    Visit on an empty stomach. Huge portions, decent prices.

  • 9. Television Tower (Fernsehturm)
    Berlin TV Tower, Berlin, Germany

    It's worth the queue to get in her, as it has quite simply the best views of Berlin.

  • 10. Brauhaus Mitte
    Brauhaus Mitte, Berlin, Germany

    Down to earth brewpub where you can try the beer sampler. Handy for all the sights round Alexanderplatz.

  • 11. Markisches Museum
    Maerkisches Museum, Berlin, Germany

    A little more unusual than the bigger museums in Berlin. The Kaiserpanorama alone merits a visit.

  • 12. Bahnofs Klause bar, Mexikoplatz

    It's a little out of the way, but this tiny little tavern underneath Mexikoplatz S-Bahn station is really inviting and friendly. Full of locals, and a place where you can stay out really late soaking up the atmosphere... and the drinks!

  • 13. Soviet War Memorial, Treptower Park

    Absolutely vast, strangely moving and a reminder of the power of Soviet propaganda.

  • 14. Oberbaumbrucke

    Between Warschauer Strasse and Sleschisches Tor U-Bahn stations. An unusual bridge, as seen in the Film "Run Lola Run".

  • 15. Panoramapunkt
    Panoramapunkt, Berlin, Germany

    The fastest lift in Europe takes you the viewing platform for stunning views of Potsdamer Platz, the Reichstag, Tiergarten and the centre of Berlin.

  • 16. Topography of Terror
    Topography of Terror, Berlin, Germany

    A reminder of Berlin's recent history, which must not be forgotten.

  • 17. Anhalter Bahnhof

    A bullet-marked façade is all that remains of used to be one of Berlin's largest stations, destroyed by the war and by the 40-odd years of Communism that followed. Wander past the Tempodrome and into the woods to explore the abandoned platforms. Quiet and thought-provoking.

  • 18. Berlin Hauptbahnhof
    Berlin Hauptbahnhof, Berlin, Germany

    An attraction in its own right, this huge station is a work of architectural genius. Plenty of shops and cafes as well!

  • 19. Hackescher Hof

    Beautiful little courtyards lined with quaint shops and restaurants.

  • 20. PAN ASIA
    PAN ASIA, Berlin, Germany

    Asian fusion cuisine in fascinating surroundings. Delicious and atmospheric.

  • 21. Olympic Stadium (Olympiastadion)
    Olympiastadion Berlin, Berlin, Germany

    Huge stadium, site of the 1936 Olympics and now home to Hertha Berlin.

  • 22. Spandau Citadel (Spandauer Zitadelle )
    Spandau Citadel (Spandauer Zitadelle ), Berlin, Germany

    Explore nearly 500 years of Spandau's history. An interesting day out, and an excuse to get out of the city centre.

  • 23. Schoneberg Rathaus
    Schoneberg Rathaus, Berlin, Germany

    Where Kennedy made his historic "Ich bin ein Berliner!" speech. Also has a really pretty U-Bahn station in the middle of a garden.

  • 24. Kopenick

    A pretty little town on the eastern outskirts of Berlin. Visit the town hall and shake hands with the Captain of Kopenick!

  • 25. Berliner Burgerbrau, Friedrichshagen

    Restaurant owned and run by the local brewery and situated in a converted theatre. Good home cooking, excellent beer and nice surroundings.

  • 26. Glienicke bridge
    Glienicker Bruecke, Berlin, Germany

    Known as the "Bridge of Spies", where East met West. Makes part of a pleasant and interesting walk from Potsdam to Wansee.

  • 27. Pfaueninsel Park (Peacock Island)
    Pfaueninsel Park (Peacock Island), Berlin, Germany

    An absolutely gorgeous place to visit on a sunny day. Peaceful, pretty and populated with interesting old buildings - and peacocks.

  • 28. Flughafen Tempelhof
    Flughafen Tempelhof, Berlin, Germany

    No longer in use as an airport, but this unique and very historic site is worth visiting anyway.

  • 29. Alexanderplatz
    Alexanderplatz, Berlin, Germany

    The heart of Berlin Mitte. Plenty of shops and bars, and also the unique World Clock and one of the tallest hotels in Berlin.

  • 30. Karl Marx Allee
    Karl-Marx-Allee, Berlin, Germany

    A classic example of Soviet "wedding cake" architecture. Very imposing and fascinating to photograph.