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Things to do in Berlin

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Park
“It’s a nice park in the middle of Berlin, where you can see pieces of the old wall of Berlin, hang out, watching the sunset or just to have a nice walk. It also hosting the biggest (and well known!) flee market of Berlin on Sunday. ”
  • 586 locals recommend
Park
“My favorite open space in Berlin. Just love seeing sunsets there and enjoy the wind, being close to taking off :)”
  • 486 locals recommend
Park
“one of Berlins most beautiful parks - every district has its own. a joggers favourite”
  • 425 locals recommend
Park
“During warmer months Mauerpark transforms into a great fleahmarket with amazing karaoke and multiple musicians playing everywhere in the park.”
  • 549 locals recommend
Nightclub
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“Best and biggest techno club in berlin, but very expensive and not always easy to come in for tourists”
  • 389 locals recommend
Plaza
“Mostly favorite shopping area, it has a ton of history as well and is the home for frequent markets on different occasions.”
  • 304 locals recommend
Landmark
“Over a hundred original wall paintings can be seen on the 1.3 km long piece of the former hinterland wall in Friedrichshain. Paintings like the "brother kiss" are still popular photo motifs.”
  • 374 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“Galleries and Museums with a great 3 day ticket pass and area on the spree to enjoy afterwards.”
  • 318 locals recommend
Monument / Landmark
“Berlin's most famous site. Its history reflects the entire history of Berlin and of Germany. A must !”
  • 225 locals recommend
Park
“Great for just a walk along the water or more intense for history lovers whilst visiting old monuments.”
  • 277 locals recommend
Beer Garden
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“Not your usual Biergarten - perched atop a multi-storey parking lot -come for the views, stay for the concerts.”
  • 403 locals recommend
Food Court
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“Great Mixture of fresh food from all over the World with local ingredients. ”
  • 388 locals recommend
Scenic Viewpoint
“There is hardly any corner in Berlin from which you cannot see the striking television tower on Alexanderplatz (some say the the DDR solider used the tower for watching its citizens). The tower ball of the tallest building in Germany offers a wide panoramic view.”
  • 221 locals recommend
Department Store
“Opened in 1907, it is the most famous department store in Germany and the largest department store in continental Europe.”
  • 261 locals recommend
Historic Site
“The most interesting site in terms of the Berlin Wall. An original part of the wall including some parts of the no-mans land are preserved there. There are many information boards spread around the area. Somer of the famous tunnels below the Berlin Wall were dug there. There is also a museum there. ”
  • 237 locals recommend
Historic Site
“rebuilt after the original checkpoint in cold war, the former border crossing is an attraction for visitors. handsome soldiers in US and Sowiet uniforms are ready to take pictures with you (cost some money through T.T)”
  • 173 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Beer Garden
“Not your usual Biergarten - perched atop a multi-storey parking lot -come for the views, stay for the concerts.”
  • 403 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
“Excellent thin-crust Italian pizza on the lovely nearby canal. After you eat, you can take a stroll on the canal. It gets very crowded, especially in summer.”
  • 183 locals recommend
Meal Takeaway
“Great burger place, usually you have to wait (outside) bewtween 10 and 30 minutes”
  • 184 locals recommend
Burger Restaurant
“A long wait is definitely worth it! The recommendation to find the best burger in Berlin in an old toilet house (yes you heard it right lol) in front of a subway station seemed a bit suspect at first, but I didn't want to leave it untried. The burger was top notch, as were the fries. Highly Recommended.”
  • 171 locals recommend
Burger Restaurant
“Best Burgerjoint in the City! Try the hot wings if you dare ;-) _ BUT YOU MUST MAKE A RESERVATION”
  • 162 locals recommend
Vietnamese Restaurant
“It's cheap, fast and delicious - what more could you ask for? Get the drink with the mint and lime, it's UNREAL. Anything on the daily specials board is always a good time in the mouth.”
  • 164 locals recommend
Ramen Restaurant
“definately the best home made lemonade ever! And delicious food in a beautiful garden next to the riverside......”
  • 130 locals recommend
Bar
“"Koenigsberger Klopse" and local beer under old chestnuts or in the inn with attached theater.”
  • 151 locals recommend

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