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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.
Miscellaneous Shop
“The Alexa Shopping Mall is centrally located in the City East near Alexanderplatz. Therefore it is easy to reach by public transport. Besides, Alexa is one of the largest shopping centres in Berlin and the biggest shopping centre in the City East. Alexa opened in 2007 and with its red concrete façade it is highly visible in between the other, mainly prefab panel housing estates around Alexanderplatz. By the use of red concrete, golden porches and basically no windows the architects' aim was to create an art déco building. ”
  • 73 locals recommend
Farmers Market
“Every Tuesday and Friday there is a very nice market at the Maybachufer where you can get really cheap and nice fruit and vegetabes and a lot more! If you are in Berlin on either one of these days you definitely should go there!”
  • 221 locals recommend
Other Great Outdoors
“Market on Tuesdays and Fridays. Special atmosphere. Nice street food. Most interesting is around 5 pm, when the prices for groceries and fruit drop ridiculously... ”
  • 204 locals recommend
Park
“Atelier Loidl's beautiful Park keeps the memory of the former Rail infrastructure site alive. landscape, 2010”
  • 156 locals recommend
Monument / Landmark
“The impressive and thought-provoking architectural installation of Peter Eisenman is a must see. Take the time to go through the monument as well as to see the blow-ground museum. ”
  • 94 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
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“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.”
  • 182 locals recommend
Meal Takeaway
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“Great burger place, usually you have to wait (outside) bewtween 10 and 30 minutes”
  • 184 locals recommend
Burger Restaurant
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“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
Palace
“If you dont go to the city of Potsdam and still want to see one of the palaces of the Hohenzollern dynasty then Charlotenburg Palace is the right choice.”
  • 149 locals recommend
Cocktail Bar
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“Back in the Reuterkiez is this far above average cocktail bar. TiER means "animal" in German.. Not sure that fits here, but good place to sit over well-done cocktails. ”
  • 153 locals recommend
Nightclub
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“Mostly locals, great club but be sure to take something to drink for waiting in line. It's insanely hot inside 🔥 so be sure to dress for it. Anyways great place to party ”
  • 119 locals recommend
Plaza
“The hisrory of the square goes back to the 17th century, Gendarmenmarkt is rightly considered to be the most beautiful square in Berlin.”
  • 115 locals recommend
Park
“The most beautiful park in Berlin! It looks like a painting, has a cafe with sweet treats and drinks, Sunday's in the summer come equipped with free live music and food stalls. It's just a lovely place to relax for a while and look at the surrounding beauty.”
  • 134 locals recommend
Church
“Opposite the city palace is the mighty Berlin Cathedral with its striking dome. The interior is designed with numerous reliefs and mosaics. From the dome there are views of Museum Island and Unter den Linden.”
  • 84 locals recommend
Burger Restaurant
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“Best Burgerjoint in the City! Try the hot wings if you dare ;-) _ BUT YOU MUST MAKE A RESERVATION”
  • 163 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
“TRAM/ S+U-BAHN TAKES YOU DIRECTLY TO ALEX IN 5 MIN AND ANYWHERE ELSE YOU NEED TO GET.”
  • 98 locals recommend