If you are seeking a gritty destination for live music, street art, and a city that never sleeps, Berlin will tick all the boxes and more. This historied city is sure to keep you on your toes. When deciding on attractions to visit the possibilities may seem endless. There are lots of walking tours to choose from that will allow you to easily hit the main attractions like Checkpoint Charlie, Alexanderplatz, the Brandenburg Gate, and the remaining stretch of the Berlin Wall.
Public Park and Houses
Segment of Berlin Wall
Berliner Dom with Berlin TV Tower in Distance
Alternative walking tours will take you to interesting sights and give you a glimpse into the famed underground sub-cultures in the city. Be prepared to see incredible examples of street art and lots of amazing graffiti. World-renowed artists and unknowns alike have covered buldings, walls, and just about everything else in colourful artwork.
Astronaut/Cosmonaut by Victor Ash
ROA's Rabbit Mural
Part of the 'Go Forth' campaign by Vhils and Levi's
With food choices ranging from traditional to contemporary with everything in between, food lovers will have lots to sample. It would be impossible to leave the city without trying the currywurst, steamed then fried pork sausage, cut into slices, and slathered in curry ketchup. Markthalle is a great restaurant to devour some schnitzel and enjoy a beer in a more classic setting before heading out for a night of music and fun in the Kreuzburg neighbourhood.
Kjosk Convenience Store
Wall Art in Kreuzberg
For some summer fun and reggae beats hit up YAAM, a beach bar next to the river, or spend a Tuesday or Friday checking out the sights and smells at the Turkish market. Famed nightclubs pepper the city so there is no shortage of things to do when the sun goes down. Berlin is a fascinating juxtaposition between old and new. Summer is an obvious time to visit, but the Christmas markets and rowdy New Year’s celebrations make Berlin the place to be for fun year round. Just don’t forget to hit the hay at some point.
YAAM Basketball Court
Tulips at the Market
Berlin Subway Map