Berlin is not only the political capital of Germany but is a tourist hub as well. From visiting the breath-taking historical monuments to savouring the exotic German food, there is a lot you can do in Berlin.
Here are some essential things you must do when you are in Berlin-
The Popular 155 Km Berlin wall which was demolished on 9th November 1989 holds a high historical value. To know more about this wall and its story give a visit to Checkpoint Charlie which is a former east-west border control turned tourist centre. For more intimate experience you can take a walk along the wall running through the Freidrichshain-Kreuzberg region.
2) Enjoy a Panoramic View of the City
Berlin’s architecture is well known around the world and the city is a mix of traditional as well as modern concrete structures. To get the best aerial view of the city you have to go to the house of German Parliament, i.e. Reichstag. From its glass roof you will get a mesmerizing view of the city.
There are many bike-rental outlets spread around Berlin. You can find one and rent a bike at a very affordable rate. A bike tour will allow you to explore the beautiful city closely. You can start your tour from Reichstag, and from passing through the Parliament you can head towards Tiergarden, and completing your tour passing through Holocaust Memorial, Potsdamer Platz, Checkpoint Charlie, and ending it with Topography of Terror.
Berlin is an excellent place for shopping. You can buy unique vintage clothing at Prenzlauer Berg, and for rather designer and modern apparels you can head towards KaDeWe which is Europe’s largest shopping centre. For budget clothing Torstraße and Mulackstraße areas are the best.
A trip to Berlin is a waste if you don’t pay a visit to a restaurant and have some exotic German food. For an unusual food delight you can go to Currywurst and have its unique sausage dish. Other excellent places for dining include Konnopke’s Imbiss, Musashi, and Schlemmerbuffet.