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10 LOCAL THINGS TO DO IN BERLIN


by Emre Semercioğlu

Berlin is such an amazing city which will surprise you with something new each time you visit. Below, I will try to list my favorite things that I have experienced during my last visit in Berlin. I hope you will enjoy reading it :)

1- VISIT KÖNIGIN ELISABETH (ABANDONED HOSPITAL)

Berlin has many abandoned buildings and many people come to Berlin just to see these abandoned buildings. Konigin Elisabeth Hospital is one of them. It's opened in 1843. The graffiti on the hospital walls will be enough to amaze you. Book this local guided abandoned places tour!

2- JOIN OPEN AIR KARAOKE IN MAUERPARK

If you are in Berlin on a Sunday, you should visit Mauerpark. There are public Karaoke performances in the park. Overcome your fears and get on the stage to sing a song. I am sure you will have many moments to remember. There is also a flea market where you can find second-hand clothes, vintage bags and jewellery. See local tours & experiences in Berlin

3- EAT MUSTAFA'S GEMUSE KEBAP

Well, I can say that it's the best place to taste Gemüse Kebap in Berlin. Just give it a try, you won't regret it. See local food tours in Berlin

4- HAVE A REST BY LANDWEHR CANAL

After a long day of walking through Berlin streets, banks of Landwehr Canal is the best place to take a rest. You can also sit on grasses, smoke or drink there with other people. Find locals who can show you Berlin.

5- GET TO THE HILL OF TEUFELSBERG

Teufelsberg is a hill made of rubble that covers an under-construction Nazi military-technical college. There was a spy station on the hill, that was used by the NSA during the Cold War. It's one of the popular abandoned places in Berlin, enjoy the lovely view of Berlin. See abandoned places tours in Berlin.

6- CYCLE AROUND TIERGARTEN PARK

Rent a bike and go to Tiergarten which is Berlin's greenest park. Be careful, Park is so huge that you can get lost there :) But definitely, it's one of the best places to take a rest. Find local guided bike tours in Berlin.

7- VISIT BRANDENBURG GATE AT NIGHT

If you google "Berlin", you will probably see the Brandenburg Gate :) So don't forget to give it a visit, it's worth seeing. It's more beautiful at night. If you are lucky, you can see some light shows too. See more on the history tour of Berlin.

8-- CHECK POINT CHARLIE: TAKE PICTURES WITH U.S. SOLDIERS

Checkpoint Charlie is the crossing point between East Berlin and West Berlin during the Cold War (1947 - 1991) It's a must see place if you are interested in the history of Berlin. See more on the history tour of Berlin.

9- GO TO A TECHNO CLUB IN BERLIN

Berlin is still the house of techno music in Europe. You can find many techno clubs around the city. Some of them are in modern buildings, some of them are in abandoned places by the river. If you would like to explore the nightlife of Berlin with a local, check out this pub crawler tour.

10- TAKE A SELFIE IN FRONT OF THE BERLIN WALL

Berlin wall was built in 1961 and remained as a barrier until 1989. It was dividing Berlin into two sides as West Berlin and East Berlin. Now the wall is covered with outstanding works of street art. See more on the street art tours of Berlin


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