Schwules Museum

Mitte

The first gay museum in the world. The permanent exhibit focuses on the history of the Gay Rights struggle, while the museum plays host to numerous rotating...

  • Museum
  • Cultural & Historical

Museuminsel

Mitte

One of Berlin's signatures is its half-mile-wide cluster of some of Europe's most famous museums. The best deal will always be the museum-card (especially at the...

  • Museum
  • Cultural & Historical
  • Art
  • Architecture

Tiergarten

Charlottenburg

The "Central Park" of Berlin, it is the second largest park in Germany, after Munich's Englischer Garten. This orderly, pleasant swatch of green right at the heart...

  • Cultural & Historical
  • Excursions
  • City Tour
  • Park
  • Walking
  • Outdoor Adventure

East Side Gallery

Friedrichshain

Called the longest open-air museum in the world, this nearly-mile-long stretch of the Berlin wall was immediately turned into a canvas by more than a hundred artists...

  • Art
  • Museum
  • Cultural & Historical
  • 5
  • 2

Kreuzberg

Kreuzberg

Since the Wall went up in the sixties and turned this part of town into a virtual island, Kreuzberg has been seen as a beacon for a kind of lawless living....

  • Neighborhood
  • City Tour
  • 4.8
  • 1

Brandenburg Gate

Tiergarten

One of Berlin's most famous architectural sights is the Brandenburg Gate (Brandenburger Tor), a neoclassical monument from the 18th-century topped with the iconic...

  • Cultural & Historical
  • Architecture
  • 5
  • 1

Komische Oper Berlin

The Komische Oper Berlin has been producing operas, operettas and musicals on Behrenstraße since 1947 though the neo-baroque auditorium dates to 1882. Because it...

  • Performing arts
  • 5
  • 1

Tempelhoferfeld

Neukölln

This giant, youthful activity space (let's call it) is a wide-open, out-of-service airport lot. Allowed to just gradually return to nature and recreational use by...

  • Walking
  • Playground
  • Outdoor Adventure
  • Park
  • Neighborhood
  • Fun & games
  • Excursions
  • Cultural & Historical
  • City Tour
  • 4.5
  • 1

Görlitzer Park

Kreuzberg

The black sheep among Berlin's parks, the Görlizter is known for drugs, crime, and incorrigible loitering. Often filled with crustpunks and other antagonistic...

  • Walking
  • Neighborhood
  • Park
  • 5
  • 1

The Spree and its canals

The Spree is to the Berlin much like the Seine is to Paris, even though it is far more understated than the latter and therefore can easily be taken for granted....

  • City Tour
  • Neighborhood
  • Water fun
  • 5
  • 1

Deutsches Theater

Mitte

Originally built as the Friedrich-Wilhelm-Städtisches Theater 1850, the Deutsches Theater was founded in 1883 and soon housed one of the best theater company's...

  • Performing arts
  • 5
  • 1

Alexanderplatz

Mitte

With the novel by Döblin and its subsequent filming by Fassbinder, Berlin's otherwise bleak Alexanderplatz has a certain pedigree among tourists that it...

  • Cultural & Historical
  • Architecture
  • 4.2
  • 1

Former East Berlin (Deeper Prenzlauer Berg)

Prenzlauer Berg

If Kreuzberg and Neukölln prove to be nauseating in their increasingly expedited adoption of a metropolitan, high-style monoculture, the traveler must only venture...

  • Excursions
  • Cultural & Historical
  • Architecture
  • Outdoor Adventure
  • Neighborhood

Schöneberg

Schöneberg's identity as a gay village goes back to Berlin's sexual liberation scene in the early 20th century and Christopher Isherwood's 1930s tales that inspired...

  • Neighborhood

Checkpoint Charlie & Museum

Kreuzberg

The Checkpoint is where the movement between the East and West of the city was controlled by the Soviets after the building of their wall, and its guardhouse is...

  • Cultural & Historical
  • Museum

Berlin Wall bike tour

If one has a bike and the necessary physical prowess, it would be a shame to miss the opportunity to bike along the route where the Berlin Wall once divided the...

  • Cultural & Historical
  • City Tour
  • Bicycle
  • Outdoor Adventure
  • Museum
  • Excursions

Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp

Oranienberg

Unfortunately, it is hard to avoid Germany's tragic history even as a tourist, and a truly well-rounded experience of the country requires a tough visit to the...

  • Other
  • Museum
  • Excursions
  • Cultural & Historical

BKA Theater

Kreuzberg

BKA stands for Berliner Kabaret Anstalt (Berlin Cabaret Establishment), a theater on the fifth floor of a house in Mehringdamm. Here, in the evenings, an ensemble of...

  • Performing arts

Gendarmenmarkt

Mitte

Built in 1688, the Gendarmenmarkt is an architectural treasure, a square flanked by the Konzerthaus (concert hall) and the French and German Churches. In the center,...

  • Cultural & Historical
  • Architecture

Spinnboden

Mitte

Spinnboden is a lesbian archive in a library that was founded as an "Archive to the Discovery and Conservation of Women-Love" in 1973. The strong point of the...

  • Museum
  • Cultural & Historical

Another Country

Kreuzberg

Founded and still managed by a peculiar but inviting Sophie Raphaeline, Another Country is one of the more famous bookstores in the world and is home to an...

  • Store
  • Cultural & Historical

Aufschnitt

Friedrichshain

Like a well told joke, it's hard to put a finger on what exactly is so funny, or what's even being made fun of, at Aufschnitt. Self-annointed the world's "first...

  • Souvenirs
  • Other
  • Fun & games

Bearpit Karaoke

Prenzlauer Berg

A popular tradition that takes place in the Flohmarkt in the park on Sundays, emcee Joe Hatchiban has been leading singers and wannabe-singers through hit after hit...

  • Fun & games
  • Park
  • Performing arts

Flohmarkt im Mauerpark

Prenzlauer Berg

The fleamarket ("Flohmarkt") in the Mauerpark is legendary among Berlin's junk-collecting hordes. Every Sunday, the post-Cold-War-wasteland-park is filled with...

  • Other
  • Park
  • Other

Freibad Plötzensee

Wedding

One of Berlin's most popular lakes because of its convenient location, this is one of the more obvious places to lay one's towel. Sandy and family-friendly,...

  • Freshwater beach
  • Water fun
  • Food & drink
  • Playground

Galactic Supermarket Record Store

Freidrichshain

For the traveler who also wishes to flip through an impressive collection of used and new records after tiring of clothes at Humana, Galactic Supermarket is a good...

  • Specialty Shop

Gay Beach

A load of sand dumped in the middle of the city, Metaxa Bay is another example of Berliners' insistence on having it all. It hosts Gay Beach every Monday, which is...

  • Urban beach

Mauerpark

Mitte

Nearby the outdoor DDR memorial-museum, the Mauerpark really feels like leftovers from a divided city. Despite being technically unified as a complete entity after...

  • Cultural & Historical
  • Food & drink
  • Fun & games
  • Park

Mitte

Mitte is the youngest district of Berlin, first coming to be after the merger of Tiergarten and Wedding in 2001 into a single borough, although it is home to...

  • Walking
  • Park
  • Museum
  • Neighborhood
  • Cultural & Historical
  • City Tour
  • Architecture

Müggelsee

Treptow-Köpenick

Being the largest lake in Berlin, it naturally has some of the largest beaches-making it a go-to for Berliners and travelers alike who find most sunbathing in...

  • Park
  • Natural Attraction
  • Excursions
  • Outdoor Adventure
  • Water fun
  • Water sport & adventure