If there is one thing you can guarantee from a Berlin holiday, it is that it will be filled with exciting and thought-provoking experiences. No matter where your interests lie, Berlin is filled with such a diverse range of attractions that any visitor will find them short on time no matter the length of stay. If it is history that attracts you to Berlin, there are few cities in the world that have had a more turbulent recent past than Berlin and this shows around every corner of the city. If it is the night life that is the main attraction, then Berlin is famous for its range of clubs and bars that will satisfy any late-night reveller. p>
Since the Berlin Wall was pulled down, Berlin has become one of the most influential cultural centres in the world. Tourists are attracted for many reasons but its turbulent history during the 21st century has unmistakably shaped Germany’s capital in a way that has made it raw and uniquely attractive. The city has countless museums and points of historical influence to suit every visitor. Berlin is extremely popular to younger people and is seen to be one of the most alternative destinations for artists and tourists alike. Aside from the Berlin’s highly visible history, many visitors come for Berlin’s famous night life.
Perhaps the most famous landmark of Berlin is the Television Tower near Alexanderplatz; its 368 meters makes in not only the tallest building in Berlin, but also in the whole of Germany and the tallest accessible building in Europe. At the top of this tower are panoramic views of the entire city but more importantly there is a revolving restaurant where you can take in the view and eat a great meal.
A short walk from the TV Tower is the UNESCO World Heritage site, Museum Island which began life when the Altes Museum opened in 1830. Over the next hundred years, the Pergamon Museum, the Bode Museum, Neuses Museum and the Alte Nationalgalerie were added to the island giving it the name, Museum Island. These 5 internationally renowned museums are all collected on an island in the River Spree, right in the centre of Berlin.
Out of the top things to do in Berlin, a visit to the Berlin wall is without a doubt amongst the most important. The East Side Gallery is a segment of the Berlin Wall that has been turned into an open-air gallery that stretches over a kilometre long. Contributions to the piece of art often reflect the hardships of the time in an ironic way however a walk along the River Spree is the DDR Museum which shows an accurate portrayal of life during the Berlin Wall.
After walking around countless museums and seeing the tourist attractions in Berlin, it’s important to revitalise and taste some of the food that the city has to offer. The best way to do that is through the city’s markets such as the Turkish Market in Kreuzberg. Markethalle Neun is a historic market that dates back 125 years; it sells an abundance of food and holds weekly events such as Street Food Thursday and a Breakfast Market every third Sunday. Markethalle Neun also hold a number of other events that will satisfy any tastes and is truly the home of Berlin food.
Berlin holidays are always guaranteed to be action packed, but also educational, cultural and exciting.