First Time Tourists Guide in Berlin, Germany

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Berlin is a city that survived the destruction of World War II

Now, this capital of Germany has impressing economic and cultural growth

The city is known as a multicultural metropolis that still maintains its 'root'

Despite the global influence, the locals know how to 'live and let live'

No wonder they live in freedom and don't really care about wealth or status symbol

Berlin is a big but compact city where you can easily enjoy the city by bike, public transport, or even on foot

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SIGHTSEEING

When visiting Berlin, Brandenburg Gate is the first stop for every tourist. This iconic landmark offers fascinating view at night. If you want to enjoy Berlin like local people, cycling is one of the solutions. Rental bike can be found easily in the city. The most popular one is in Alexanderplatz.

Brandenburg Gate

an 18th-century neoclassical monument in Berlin, built on the orders of Prussian king Frederick William II

Address : Pariser Platz, 10117 Berlin, Jerman

Alexanderplatz

a large public square and transport hub in the central Mitte district of Berlin

Address : 10178 Berlin, Jerman

DOWNTOWN

Mitte is the heart of Berlin. It's a home for cultural venues, architectures and restaurants.

SHOPPING

When talking about shopping street, Kurfürstendamm is the most famous destination in Berlin. There are over 100 shops that sell variety of goods. So, this place will definitely be a paradise for shopaholics.

Kurfürstendamm

Hub for intellectuals and artists, which was accompanied by the construction of the first theatres, cafés, cabarets and night clubs

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FOOD & DRINK

Berlin is widely known as an industrial drinking town. You can try out any kind of drinks there. Other than that, this city also offers promising culinary that will never disappoint you.

CULTURE

The city is home for prestigious universities, museums, orchestras, carnivals, festivals and even sporting centers. No wonder if Berlin has become one of the most vibrant and diverse cities in Europe.

BEST TIME TO VISIT

We recommend you to visit Berlin between May to September to experience a warm fuzzy feeling.

HOTEL

Hotel Adlon Kempinski with its historical and classic interior will give you the feeling of authentic European culture. But if you are looking for a modern and minimalist furnishing, the Mandala Hotel will fulfill your need.

Hotel Adlon Kempinski

Located in the heart of Berlin next to the Brandenburg Gate, Hotel Adlon Kempinski is one of Europe’s most iconic grand hotels and the epitome of timeless European elegance

Address : Unter den Linden 77, 10117 Berlin, Jerman

The Mandala Hotel

a design hotel ideally located on the lively Potsdamer Platz

Address : Potsdamer Straße 3, 10785 Berlin, Jerman

RESTAURANT

Zur letzten Instanz is the oldest restaurant in Berlin. This place is highly recommended if you want to try the authentic taste of Berlin. But if you are craving for burger, steak, or any other meaty menus, The Bird will be the best choice.

Zur letzten Instanz

Late Night snack, Beer, Wine, Kids Meal

Address : Waisenstraße 14-16, 10179 Berlin, Jerman

The Bird

Late Night snack, Vegan, Beer

Address : Am Falkpl. 5, 10437 Berlin, Jerman

CAFE

Kastanientörtchen is the best cafe when you long for something sweet. You can choose your own tarts with different bases, creams and toppings. But, The Barn can be another alternative if you want to take a sip of coffee. This cafe is known as one of the top Coffee Roasters in Germany.

Kastanientörtchen

Breakfast, Bar, Wine

Address : Kastanienallee 60, 10119 Berlin, Jerman

The Barn Roastery

one of the leading Specialty Coffee Roasters in Germany

Address : Schönhauser Allee 8, 10119 Berlin, Jerman

BAR AND NIGHTLIFE

Klunkerkranich is one of the most recommended bars for youngster. It is located on the top of multi-story car park. The best time to hang out in this bar is in summer. But if you want to get more intimate with your partner or your travel buddy, you should visit Velvet Bar. This bar is famous for its seasonal ingredients coined by Damien Guichard who has expertise in making cocktails.

Klunkerkranich

Beer, Late night Food, Wine

Address : Karl-Marx-Straße 66, 12043 Berlin, Germany

Velvet

Beer, Wine, Cocktail

Address : Ganghoferstraße 1, 12043 Berlin, Germany

INTERESTING PLACE

You can't leave Berlin if you haven't visited The Berlin Wall Memorial. This place has all of the Cold War memories laid in there. You can see the Monument in Memory of the Divided City, the Window of Remembrance, as well as the Victims of Communist Tyranny. Also, you can go to Checkpoint Charlie, a famous crossing point between East and West Germany during the Cold War. Even though the checkpoint is already redeveloped, you can see the original building in the Allied Museum.

Berlin Wall Memorial

The memorial consists of the Monument in Memory of the Divided City and the Victims of Communist Tyranny as well as the Window of Remembrance

Address : Bernauer Str. 111, 13355 Berlin, Germany

Checkpoint Charlie

The famous crossing point between East and West Germany during the Cold War

Address : Friedrichstraße 43-45, 10117 Berlin, Germany

Allied Museum

is a museum in Berlin

It documents the political history and the military commitments and roles of the Western Allies (US, France and Britain) in Germany

Address : Clayallee 135, 14195 Berlin, Jerman

INSTAGRAMMABLE SPOT

The East Side Gallery is not only the most instagrammable spot in Berlin. It is also one of the most instagrammable spots in the world. You can find many beautiful corners by walking up and down the East Side Gallery. On the other side, when you want to make your Instagram feeds filled with pictures of elegant classic building, you can take a snap in The Berlin Cathedral. The photos will always look good in every weather.

The Berlin Cathedral

Is the common name for the Evangelical Supreme Parish and Collegiate Church in Berlin, Germany

Address : Am Lustgarten, 10178 Berlin, Germany

East Side Gallery

is an open-air gallery in Berlin

Address : Mühlenstraße 3-100, 10243 Berlin, Germany