You’ve likely got a long list of things to do in Berlin already circled in your guidebook – visit the East Side Gallery, walk through the iconic Brandenburg gate, get a view from the Reichstag. But before you finish planning your itinerary, here are a few tips for what not to do in Berlin.
Category: Things To Do
October 31, 2013
As the opulent former residence of the Prussian Kings and German Kaiser, and now Germany’s largest UNESCO World Heritage site, a visit to Potsdam is a highlight of many travelers’ itineraries. Potsdam’s twelve grand palaces steal the spotlight on most Potsdam tours from Berlin, but equally fascinating is exploring the historic neighborhoods that once formed the city’s Dutch, Italian and Russian quarters.
October 17, 2013
Cooler weather, fewer crowds and lower prices are all good reasons to visit Berlin in autumn, but the post-summer months also bring a number of festivals and events to the city. If sightseeing is top of your list, make the most of the seasonal scenery with a walk in Berlin’s Zoologischer Garten or dodge the showers by spending rainy days exploring Berlin’s best museums, many of which will be unveiling new exhibitions in the fall.
October 14, 2013
In spite of such delicious exports as wurst, pretzels or schnitzel, German food generally assumes a reputation abroad that is bland at best. Though traditionally not packed with spices and flavour, the influx of newcomers to the city in recent years has given the German dining experience a much needed facelift.
October 10, 2013
The infamous ‘Bridge of Spies’ and a world-famous symbol of the Cold War, the Glienicker Bridge is much more than just a road between cities. The iconic bridge runs over the Havel River, linking the state capital of Potsdam with the federal capital of Berlin and, most significantly, formed the boundary of the US-occupied sector of West Berlin and Soviet-occupied Potsdam in East Germany, during the Cold War years.
October 3, 2013
Despite many of Berlin’s jazz clubs being forced to close under Nazi rule, the post-war boom in creativity gave birth to a lively jazz scene that the German capital is still renowned for. Whether cozying up in a traditional jazz bar, dancing to jazz-fusion in a hip nightclub or attending the city’s annual Jazzfest in November, these are some of Berlin’s best live jazz clubs.