- Jüdisches Museum: if I were to pick one museum to visit, this would be it. It’s very unique and -thanks to its location in Berlin – it has a very strong historical context and powerful message. If you ever wondered how Germany addresses Holocaust, it is definitely worth visiting.
- Holocaust Memorial – make sure to stop by the this monument, wander around and observe how its overwhelming form makes you feel. Again, in the context of Holocaust, the experience is quite different.
- Free walking tour of Berlin – hits all of the major sights, so it’s both informative and super time-effective (Checkpoint Charlie, Berlin Wall – East Side Gallery, Berlin Cathedral etc.)
- Book a visit to the dome of Reichstag – the view is quite cool!
- Berlin Cathedral – they charge for entry unless you go to the 6 PM mass (there is a separate entrance in front, and no one says you have to stay until the end)
- Brandenburg Gate – enough said, take the iconic photo in front of it and keep going 🙂
- Tiergarten is my all-time favourite
- The park outside of the Berlin Cathedral is actually quite pleasant as well (if the weather permits)
- Get a city bike and bike around the town (there’s a really good network of cycling routes in the city)
Food & Entertainment
- Try the mysterious currywurst 😉
- Also, check out what’s apparently the best kebab in Berlin
- Try the Berliner Weisse green version
- Try Potsdamer Platz for cinemas, restaurant and cafes
- Find the hipster bars by the river (closer to East Berlin)