Things to do in Berlin: Sightseeing and More

Berlin is a stunning city with so much to explore and see! I visited this capital city of Germany twice so far and I wanted to share my personal experience with you guys. Don’t be surprised, if I look different on the pictures, since there is a gap of 2 years between the photos :) I hope that this little travel guide will help you to prepare your next trip to Berlin and there will be something on this list for you. Let’s get into it.

Currency
So simply let’s start with some general travel information. The currency of Germany is the Euro. One euro is about 1.06 Swiss Francs / 1.08 US dollars (2020).

Adapter
In Germany the power plugs and sockets are of type F. The standard voltage is 230 V and the standard frequency is 50 Hz.

Transportation
The public transportation in Berlin is comprehensive and covers all corners of the city. You can use the U-Bahn, S-Bahn, buses and trams. The transportation network is divided into 3 different fare zone (A, B, C). Some hotels offer (tourist) travel passes – we got one from our hotel on our first trip (Steigenberger Hotel)

Museum
There are more than 170 museums around Berlin! We visited the Body World Museum, which is located just next to the TV Tower at Alexanderplatz and the Museum of Computer Games. You will find some impressions below.

Sightseeing
As in any large city, there are Hop on/Hop off tours in Berlin (bus and boat trip available). So on my trip in Berlin, I visited…

…the Brandenburger Gate, the famous and neoclassical monument in Berlin
…the Berlin Wall (East Side Gallery), the world’s largest open-air gallery
…the Check Point Charlie, it was one of the most famous crossing between West and East Germany
…the TV Tower Berlin, where you can enjoy a 360 degree view of the city. You can have cocktails or dinner on the top of the tower (make sure to book a table online!)
…the Reichstag building, which was my highlight! The glass dome was amazing. I recommend you to book a free guided tour online, so you can avoid waiting time.
…the Tiergarten park, Berlin’s biggest park. You can take nature strolls here, relax, have a picnic or visit the zoo.

Restaurants
There are too many good restaurants around Berlin, however, let me show you some of my favourite/visited restaurants:
Daitokai, a Japanese Teppanyaki restaurant. Worth a visit, if you have fun to watch your food being prepared in front of you :)
Ishin, a simple sushi restaurant near Alexanderplatz. We had lunch here.
Brauerei Lemke, a cosy restaurant where you can eat traditional German dish (we had Currywurst). Since it is a brewery, they offer beer-tasting.
ESCADOS, my favourite steakhouse in Berlin.
Pirates Berlin, a pirate-themed restaurant with yummy burgers!
25hours Hotel Bikini Berlin, a good friend recommended this hotel. At the Monkey bar, you can enjoy a nice cocktail and a breathtaking view of the city & zoo.
Steigenberger Hotel Berlin, I will never forget the (sweet) tarte flambée that we had at our hotel!! It was so damn good! Miss it so much!

Our hotels:
Park Inn by Radisson Berlin Alexanderplatz Hotel
The location was awesome – in the middle of Alexanderplatz,
just next to the Primark!

Steigenberger Hotel Berlin
30 min away from Alexanderplatz, but we got a
Berlin Travel Card for free and they had the best tarte flambée!!This is the BEST tarte flambée I have ever tried in my life!!
Yes, it is sweet :) with apricots

Berlin Main StationGrosser Tiergarten
Berlin’s most popular inner-city parkCheck out the cute traffic lights! There are several Ampelmann shops around Berlin

There was an Ampelmann-themed restaurant
in the Monbijou park, Berlin-Mitte
(it seems to be closed nowadays)Cute postcards  Postcards for friends PRIMARK at Alexanderplatz Brandenburg Gate If you like beer, try the Berliner Kindl Fries~
Berlin Wall Street Art everywhere Sightseeing (by bus or boat)  Reichstag Building
The glass dome inside was my highlight!
Make sure to book a tour online to avoid waiting timeBODY WORLD Museum …or how about the Currywurst Museum?

The Museum of Computer Games

25hours Hotel Bikini Berlin (Monkey Bar)
Enjoy a nice cocktail and a breathtaking view of the city and zoo

At Brauerei Lemke, you can have traditional German dish.
Try the beer-tasting, if you like beer!

Daitokai
A Japanese Teppanyaki restaurant
Ishin
A simple Sushi restaurant where we had lunchESCADOS
I love this steakhouse!The Pirates Berlin
Delicious Burger restaurant just next to the Belin WallLast but not least, the TV tower   You can book a table up here
Just make sure to book online!

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