Berlin, Germany’s capital is one of those amazing cities, where modernity and history go hand in hand offering you countless sensations at every step.

Although there are lots of places to see in the city, our next post leaves you with a selection of the 10 places you mustn’t miss in Berlin, ranging from the most touristic to the most curious.

 

East Side Gallery

 Considered the largest open-air art gallery in the world, East Side Gallery is part of the Berlin Wall with a length of over 1 km where over 120 artists have left their art and stamp by way of paintings.

 A place full of history with looks to the past and future, which you mustn’t miss in this city.

Bank of the River Spree

 Whether you want to move away from the city for a few hours or not, the River Spree is a place where you’ll come face to face with at some time during your travels through Berlin.

Passing through such emblematic city landmarks like the East Side Gallery, Island of Museums and even Tiergarten, one of the city’s green belts; the banks of this river are ideal for enjoying lush green end of day.

Can you imagine enjoying a sundown on its lawn?

2. Bank of the River Spree

Brandenburg Gate

 Symbolic access to the city in times past, today the Brandenburg Gate is one of those places you just have to see in Berlin during both the daytime and night-time. Moreover, it’s very close to such touristic places like the Parliament, Postdamer Platz and Pariser Platz, so all the more reason why you shouldn’t miss seeing it totally lit up when night falls and enjoy one of the most incredible places in the city.

Brandenburg Gate  Tiergarten Park

The Tiergarten is one of the most famous parks in the city, and which many consider the Berlin green belt.

Located in the centre, it’s the ideal place for enjoying a stroll surrounded by greenery and tranquility, something which everyone in Berlin and tourists seem to enjoy, particularly with the onset of warm weather and the park becomes one of the most charming places in this European capital.

 Hackesche Höfe Courtyard Complex

 Located in Scheunenviertel, the Hackesche Höfe Courtyard Complex were declared “Historical Monument” in 1972 and are one of those intriguing places which you simply have to visit in this city.

Between Rosenthale and Sophienstraße streets you’ll come across 8 interior courtyards where companies, business and homes coexist, surrounded by numerous stores replete with charm, bars and restaurants, which have turned this area of the city into the perfect place to live and discover the Berlin nightlife.

  Berlin unterwelten

 If there’s one experience you can’t miss out on in Berlin, that’s the Berlin unterwelten or Berlin Subway.

 These guided visits thanks to the Society for the Documentation and Research of Underground Structures, and which we recommend you book directly through their web, they’ll take you through the different underground shelters kept as they were in the past and which were used during the war.

During a little over an hour in each of these visits you’ll learn how they lived at that time, besides learning a little more history first hand.

Pergamon Museum

 Located on the Island of Museums, the Pergamon Museum is the most visited in the bity besides being one of the most recommended visits in Berlin.

The first room visited house the incredible Pergamon Altar, which gives the museum its name and is one of the most incredible constructions you can see today inside a museum.

Pergamon Museum

 Neue Wache (New Guardhouse)

Located opposite the Brandenburg Gate is the Neue Wache, knowing for housing a replica of the sculpture “Mother with Her Dead Son” by Käthe Kollwitz inside, which reflects the artist’s loss on the demise of her son in WWI.

Perhaps, at first it might not seem a place you must visit in Berlin; but rest assured once you see the sculpture below the opening in the ceiling exposed to the elements, it’s a unique sensation which leaves nobody indifferent.

 Neue Wache

Holocaust Memorial

 Exactly 2,711 blocks of concrete make up the Holocaust Memorial, that pays tribute to the Jews murdered, reminding us of one of the darkest moments lived by humanity.

Visiting it causes a certain feeling of anguish caused by the different heights and sizes of the concrete blocks, which try to simulate or convey the claustrophobic sensation as the monument feeling, something which curiously and contradictorily makes us visit it more calmly endeavoring to comprehend and feel the history.

Holocaust Memorial 

 Kaiser-Wilhelm-Gedächtniskirche (Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church)

 After WWII, the dome of the Protestant church Kaiser-Wilhelm-Gedächtniskirche was in ruins, so its possible demolition was considered in 1950.

In the face of the Berlin people’s denial, it was decided to restore only a section of it so this church became a monument to man’s irrationality and wars.

 We hope this quick journey through our recommended areas of Berlin help you plan your next visit to the city. Lastly but no less important for any journey, we recommend you use comfortable footwear so you don’t leave any corner unvisited. In this sense, El Naturalista has the perfect footwear to ensure comfortable tourism for your feet so you can enjoy every step of the way.

Berlin, Germany’s capital is one of those amazing cities, where modernity and history go hand in hand offering you countless sensations at every step.

Although there are lots of places to see in the city, our next post leaves you with a selection of the 10 places you mustn’t miss in Berlin, ranging from the most touristic to the most curious.

“Vanessa y Roger somos los autores de "Viajeros Callejeros", un blog en el que escribimos sobre los viajes que realizamos alrededor del mundo, escribiendo guías de cada uno de ellos, que proporcionan al lector datos prácticos como rutas, transportes, alojamientos y recomendaciones de lugares a visitar en cada país, para que cualquiera pueda organizar su propio viaje por libre, con información de primera mano. Como se refleja en el blog, viajar es nuestra gran pasión y se ha convertido, a día de hoy, en nuestro modo de vida.”