The Capital of Germany is a must stop on every German expedition. Since the fall of the Berlin Wall, the city has started to flourish. We’ve come up with a list of places you can see in just few hours before you leave the city.
Just around the corner from the famous Brandenburg Gate, you can find the meeting place of German Parliament. The glass dome at the very top of Reichstag is one of its architectural wonders. The 360-degree view of the surrounding Berlin cityscape is something that visitors stare at in awe. The dome includes sun shield which tracks the movement of the sun and blocks direct sunlight. This is a great place for travel and vacation photography session. Visitors should register ahead of time to take tours in this beautiful building.
You can find this gem of modern architecture just around the corner from Reichstag Building. This house is part of the German Chancellery complex. This area is wrapped by the river Spreeand offers some calm corners where you can have your snack and enjoy beautiful modern architecture that surrounds you.
This Museum Complex houses cover not only German but World history as well. The complex includes The Altes Museum, Neues Museum, Alte Nationalgalerie, Bode Museum and Pergamon Museum. Several of the museum houses display antiquities from around the world. Some of the most famous exhibits are the Ishtar Gate of Babylon and the Pergamon Altar. If you’re looking for photos portraying history, this is the place where you should head off.
Getting a Döner Kebab
If you’re too busy with all the sightseeing, just stop at any street corner and pick up a Döner Kebab. The Kebab originates in Turkey but nowadays it is one of the most popular street food in Europe. It consists of beef, lamb or chicken wrapped up in a pita bread with veggies and sauce. Berlin is known as the Döner Kebab capital of the world. If you want to be selective about your choice of kebab, try Imren Grill. According to visitors and regular patrons, the quality of the meat and production is what sets Imren Grill apart from its counterparts. Meat on the spit is layered out in large pieces and on top of each other, rather than out of pressed, solid meat mass.
SANDEMAN’s New Berlin Tour
This completely free tour (they ask you only to tip your tour guide) is a great way to see the sights of Berlin. SANDEMAN’s guides know a lot about the tourists spots but they also give you tips and tricks on seeing less crowded parts of the city. In addition to their free tour, they host a couple of pub crawls and specialty tours to fit every personality.
Visit a Beer Garden
Germany is known for it’s beer and Berlin visit wouldn’t be complete without a trip to one of Berlin’s plethora of beer gardens. Café am Neuen See is along the Tiergarten and it a great place to sit and relax. There’s also the Prater, which is one of Berlin’s oldest beer garden. The Prater is also next door to a restaurant. There are tons of other interesting places, sights and restaurants in Berlin.
As you might know by now, 24 hours is definitely not enough to explore all the beauty of Berlin. So next time we might give you tips for your next, this time longer stay.