Best Things To Do In Berlin (For Those Who Don’t Like War)
- 1 Best things to do in Berlin â€“ Sites
- 1.1 Dussman das Kultur Kaufhaus
- 1.2 Walk through Tiergarten
- 1.3 Berlin Philharmonie Concert Hall
- 1.4 Visit Potsdamer Strasse
- 1.5 German Spy Museum
- 1.6 Berliner Kunstmarkt an der Museumsinsel
- 1.7 Visit Museum Island
- 1.8 Boutiques and Galleries in the Mitte Neighborhood
- 1.9 Walk Along the River Spree
- 1.10 Rent a Bicycle
- 2 Best things to do in Berlin â€“ Eat!
- 3 Summary of the best things to do in Berlin
Best things to do in Berlin â€“ SitesAll the traditional points of interest in Berlin center around war and conflict: the memorial to the fallen Jews, Checkpoint Charlie, pieces of the Berlin wall, places of historical significance in the first and second world wars. While you can absolutely check them out (most are free), here are a few other favorites from my time in Berlin:This large bookstore ranks first on my things to do in Berlin, especially if you have been in Europe for a while. They have a hysterical humor section (see photos below), as well as a large selection of English books in every category. They have large, old leather chairs set against wall-length glass windows for curling up with a good book. When you get hungry, there is a cafÃ© downstairs with lots of German cakes and coffee.his unique building, whose roofline reminds me of a draped strand of lights, offers a variety of concerts throughout the year. Get tickets to your favorite concert, or just sign up for a tour of the beautiful, historic building.is filled with small cafes, many unique art galleries, and also a large theater. Wander around during the day sampling treats at the cafes and visiting the galleries, or return at night to see a show, or a movie. When youâ€™re finished, you can always walk through the Mall of Berlin for some traditional shopping.German Spy Museum. With lots of interactive exhibits, this would be a great museum to take the whole family.Â Â Located in Potsdamer Platz, you can combine shopping, art, and spy history in one afternoon.
Berliner Kunstmarkt an der MuseumsinselLocated near Museum Island, this weekend market is filled with all types of local handicrafts â€“ from purses and wallets to candles, candy and Christmas ornaments. You can find old and new here. The shopkeepers are friendly, and there is often live music playing.is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site. You will find the national art gallery of Germany and supporting art museums, as well as a natural history museum that highlights Egyptian, pre-history and early history collections.
Boutiques and Galleries in the Mitte NeighborhoodYou can head to Rosenthaler Platz and Torstrasse for boutique shopping and hipster art galleries. Set in the Mitte neighborhood, you can find last yearâ€™s designer items at sale prices, mixed in with local Berlin designed. You can wander from art gallery to shop, just taking in the unique beauty and (sometimes) hipster vibe.
Walk Along the River SpreeOne of my favorite activities while in Berlin was walking past all the cafes, through the wisteria covered terraces and gardens along the River Spree. This is a perfect morning or afternoon activity, or the best route to take if you plan, like I did, to walk through the city.
Rent a BicycleBerlin, like Amsterdam, is a bicycle-friendly city. There are many shops around the city where you can rent a bike for as little as 8-10 euro a day.
Best things to do in Berlin â€“ Eat!Berlin has an incredible array of delicious, healthy offerings. There were many vegan restaurants, healthy fast food places, as well as elegant sit-down meals. Berlin also boasts one of the only Michelin-starred vegan restaurants. Here were some of my favorites:Address:Â WilhelmstraÃŸe 91, 10117 Berlin, GermanyAddress: FriedrichstraÃŸe 200, 10117 Berlin, GermanyAddress:Â Oranienburger Str. 1-3, 10178 Berlin, GermanyAddress:Â BehrenstraÃŸe 55, 10117 Berlin, Germany
Caffe e GelatoYes, I am putting two ice cream places on this list. With a line of at least 10 people on any given day, Caffe e Gelato is worth seeking out while you are in Potsdamer Platz. All of their house-made gelato flavors look amazing (including a few vegan and organic options!) but the mint chocolate chip was my favorite. I went back for it twice. Yes, it was that good.Address:Â Potsdamer Platz Arkaden, Alte Potsdamer Str. 7, 10785 Berlin, Germany
Summary of the best things to do in BerlinBerlin has built upon its conflicted past into a Mecca for art, design, fashion, and culture. It is a fantastic city for exploring the vegan and vegetarian food scene, with options for healthy fueling where ever you are. I hope you enjoy exploring Berlin and discover a new side of this historic city.If you want a downloadable map with all the destinations mentioned in this article, you can download it here. I will receive a small commission for your purchase, at no additional cost to you (a subscription is the best deal!) Cheers! KimberlyWant to remember this? Post these top tips forthe best things to do in Berlinto your favorite Pinterest board!
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