Berlin Travel Guide
Welcome to Berlin – the capital of Germany. This city was shaped by many important people in history like Bismarck, Marx, Einstein, Hitler, etc. Wherever you go you will find attractions that have defined the history of this city. Today, Berlin is a city of creativity, new ideas, and probably the capital of startups in Europe. You will find more information by continuing the Berlin Travel Guide. I also have to mention, I spent 9 months living and working as an architect in this city.
- Latest of Berlin Travel Guide
- Essentials tips
- Top Things to See and Do in Berlin
- Featured attractions
- The Cold War Sites in Berlin
- Museums & Galleries
- Berlin Street Art Tour
- Highlights of 20th century Architecture in Berlin
- Featured post of Berlin Travel Guide
- Where to eat & drink
- Traveling around Berlin
- Berlin Weather
- Day Trips from Berlin
- Recommended Experiences
- Berlin Travel Guide Instagram Hashtags
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Emergency telephone number
112 – Fire emergency
112 – Medical emergency
110 – Police
City Pop. – 3,74mil.
Metro Pop. – 6,00mil.
Area – 891km²
Time zone – UTC+1
Currency – Euro
Top Things to See and Do in Berlin
Whatever you decide to do, you will never go wrong, and we bring you a few things that are worth doing in the German capital. Berlin has hundreds of attractions that attract tourists every year, which is why everyone experiences Berlin in a slightly different way. If you have the opportunity to travel and choose your new destination and have not visited Berlin yet, then this is the perfect time to read this Berlin Travel Guide.
The Cold War Sites in Berlin
Berlin’s most famous Cold War location is probably Checkpoint Charlie. Also, don’t miss a visit Karl-Marx-Allee, one of the most famous Berlin boulevards built after World War II as part of the reconstruction of East Berlin. Berlin is full of interesting locations from this period, so this is just a small part of everything you can visit. In the list below of Berlin Travel Guide, find the most popular Cold war attractions.
Museums & Galleries
This city has as many as 170 museums. It very difficult to visit a large number of museums and because of that, I suggest you visit only the most important ones. First of them are 5 UNESCO World Heritage Museums on the famous Museum Island, forming the world’s largest museum ensemble. Also, I recommend a visit to the Jewish Museum, Deutsches Historisches Museum, and DDR Museum. If museums are the focus of your tourist visit to this city I recommend buying a Berlin Welcome Card (big discounts + free public transportation).
Berlin Street Art Tour
You can find traces of street art almost anywhere in Berlin. A good place to start the tour is the East Side Gallery, where artists have covered the remains of the Berlin Wall with murals. Also, Berlin is famous for its hundreds of beautiful and unique courtyards, but Haus Schwarzenberg backyard is really special. If you have a love for the abandoned areas and the Cold War, this is definitely a place to visit. At the top of the hill Teufelsberg, there is a former listening station. A few years ago the station was transformed into a museum of street art that is constantly changing.
Highlights of 20th century Architecture in Berlin
For anyone interested in a bit of architecture, Unité d’Habitation Berlin justifies traveling to Berlin! This category includes many more buildings that I mentioned above. But if I needed to add something to this list, it would be New National Gallery by architect Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, Beer Brush Building, and Bauhaus Archive.
Featured post of Berlin Travel Guide
I believe that every city has many different faces. It depends on the weather, a season, or the day. The same goes for Berlin. Even though I’ve been for a month in Berlin now, I still feel that there is plenty of things to discover. Berlin proves it every time I go for a walk and never disappoints. When I came here, it was raining, it was my first time in the city and I didn’t have any expectations. On the first day, we visited a lot of things around the city. It didn’t take me long to fall in love. For more information, click on the Berlin Travel Guide article below.
Where to eat & drink
The impact of international culture on Berlin’s food is enormous. You will easily find many Turkish, Thai, Indian, Vietnamese, etc. restaurants on almost every corner. I would recommend you to visit Prenzlauer Berg with a very wide variety of restaurants. If you are looking for bars to drink good beer, then Kreutzberg is ideal for you. I believe that food not only reflects the culture of each country but also acts as a bridge, connecting people.
Food delivery is becoming increasingly popular among locals and tourists. All you have to do is download the application, choose what you want from the rich offer and wait for the delivery to knock on your door. Below are the 2 most popular apps. Berlin Travel Guide also offers you a discount on your first purchase.
Berlin is a city that never sleeps. You may decide to travel to Berlin given some of the events. For example, during my life in that city, I liked the Festival of Lights and I will probably visit that city next time during that event. For more information about all events throughout the year, visit the berlin.de website. Start exploring Berlin Travel Guide Events by clicking on the article.
The most important events by months
- January – Berlin Fashion Week, Days of Dance Berlin, International Green Week Berlin, Six-Day Berlin, etc.
- February –Berlinale – Berlin International Film Festival, Berlin Independent Film Festival, Transmediale, etc.
- March –St. Patrick’s Day in Berlin, Berlin Graphic Days, MaerzMusik, etc.
- April –Gamesweekberlin, Achtung Berlin – New Berlin Film Award, etc.
- May –ILA Berlin Air Show, Carnival of Cultures, Formula E Race – Berlin ePrix 2020, Re:publica 20, etc.
- June – Citadel Music Festival, Berlin Biennale, 48 Hours Neukölln, etc.
- July – Lesbian and Gay City Festival, Botanical Night at Botanical Garden, Young Euro Classic, etc.
- August – Long Night of Museums, Holi Festival Of Colours, Pyronale, etc.
- September – Festival of Lights, Heritage Day in Berlin, Oktoberfest at Alexanderplatz, Berlin Marathon, etc.
- October – Venus Berlin, Berlin leuchtet, European Month of Photography, etc.
- November – Jazzfest Berlin, Interfilm – Short Film Festival Berlin, Days of Jewish Culture, etc.
- December – Christmas Markets in Berlin, New Year’s Eve parties in Berlin, etc.
Traveling around Berlin
Almost 1.5 million people take Berlin public transport every day. The entire public transportation system consists of S-Bahn, U-Bahn, trams, and buses. S-Bahn is the fastest way to travel around the city and to suburbs like Potsdam. S-Bahn covers 15 lines with almost 170 train stations. The S-Bahn contains 15 lines with almost 170 train stations, while the U-Bahn contains 10 lines with also 170 train stations.
You can buy the ticket at any train station and it is possible to pay by card or cash. The purchased ticket must be stamped and after that, you can board the train. U-Bahn runs every 3 to 5 minutes during the day, while overnight every 10 to 20 minutes. S-Bahn runs a little less frequently (about every 10 minutes). Certainly, the entire public transportation system is perfectly organized making it easy to visit various attractions.
- Single fare ticket (Einzelfahrschein) Tariff AB: €2.80
- Single fare ticket (Einzelfahrschein) Tariff ABC: €3.40
- Short Distance Ticket: €1.70
- Day Ticket for one Person: €7.00
- Seven-Day-Ticket for one Person: €30.00
Berlin has an oceanic climate, also known as a marine climate. Summers are warm with average temperatures between 22-25 degrees Celsius. However, depending on the year, it sometimes happens that temperatures are around 35 degrees in the hottest part of summer. Unfortunately, summer is only warm because spring and autumn are relatively cold (expect daily temperatures around 10 degrees Celsius or even less).
During winter, prepare for the fog, because sometimes you will not see the sun for a month. Temperatures are usually around 0 degrees Celsius during the winter. Annual precipitation is 570 millimeters with moderate rainfall throughout the year. Due to climate change, the probability of snow falling is very low.
- The hottest month is July, with an average high of 25.0°C (77.0°F)
- The coldest month is January, with an average high of 3.3°C (37.9°F)
Day Trips from Berlin
One of the best day trips from Berlin is a visit to Potsdam. A city full of parks and beautiful palaces can be an excellent respite from the crowds of Berlin. Also, the city is well connected by rail in any direction you go. Because of this, if you’re coming to this city I’m sure you’ll want to take some one day trip. In the list below of Berlin Travel Guide, find the most popular one-day trips.
- POTSDAM – probably one of the best places to visit from Berlin
- DRESDEN – a charming city with a unique blend of art and culture,
- WANNSEE – one of Europe’s largest outdoor swimming areas
- THE MILITARY HISTORY MUSEUM – a part of the Bundeswehr Museum of Military History
- SACHSENHAUSEN CONCENTRATION CAMP – a Nazi concentration camp
- HAMBURG – Germany’s second-largest city
- LEIPZIG – the largest city in the German federal state of Saxony
- PFAUENINSEL – an island in the River Havel situated in Berlin-Wannsee
- TROPICAL ISLAND RESORT – a tropical theme park located in the former Brand-Briesen Airfield
- BRANDENBURG AN DER HAVEL – it’s known for its Gothic, red-brick buildings
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Berlin Travel Guide Instagram Hashtags
With this part, I finish the Berlin Travel Guide. Clicking on the Instagram hashtags below will open up the most popular photos on this social network for this city. I hope you enjoyed reading and exploring Berlin Travel Guide. Also, don’t forget to explore other interesting places on page Destinations.
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