Now that travelling abroad has re-opened we can all indulge in our love for exploring new sights and sounds. Berlin is under 2 hours from London by plane which makes it a perfect long weekend destination. Berlin is a city with an incredible history but also one which has embraced stunning new architecture. There are so many things to see and do that it’s hard to narrow it down. Here are our top 4 ideas of things to do on a weekend in Berlin.
If you have an interest in all things WWII then you will find that you will be fully occupied in Berlin. Everywhere you look you will find things of interest.
The Reichstag Building which is Berlin’s Parliament Building, restored after WWII, was the seat of the Weimar Republic Government before being seized by the Nazis in 1933.
The documentation of Topography of Terror is a museum – not for the faint hearted – which provides information to the general public about the most important institutions of National Socialist persecution and terror. You can book on to a tour for further in depth history.
The Holocaust Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe seems to divide opinion. It’s worth a visit to make up your own mind. The memorial was opened in 2005 and covers 19,000 square metres. There is an underground museum which is definitely worth visiting while you are there.
2. The Berlin Wall
A visit to Berlin wouldn’t be complete without a visit to the Berlin Wall memorial. Whilst you are here you should visit the free Documentation Center. The history comes alive here with so much to learn via photographs and videos. There is a platform at the top of the Documentation Center which will afford you a panoramic view of the Berlin Wall Memorial with an intact portion of the wall.
Providing a much needed respite from the hustle and bustle of the City, the Tiergarten is a huge lush park which is highly recommended. Staying in a hotel bordering this park would be lovely and tranquil. Ensure you get Ebooking as early as possible to find your perfect accommodation for your stay in Berlin. There are some fantastic options to suit all sorts of budgets.
4. The Berlin Zoo
Zoo Berlin is worth visiting for the great diversity of animals they house. Number one on your list of animals to see should be the amazing Giant Pandas. You could set aside a whole day for your visit to the Zoo and it would be a day well spent.
We hope you find these suggestions useful? Of course there are many more things to do in Berlin, including visiting the Brandenburg Bathing Lakes, wandering around the city and people watching, soaking in the atmosphere in one of the many charming indoor cafes and bars or dining alfresco, to name but a few. But it is also nice to tick some of the big attractions off your list so that you get to experience a wide variety of cultural and fun aspects of this awesome city. Have you ever been to Berlin? Please do let us know in the comments below if there are other things you would recommend doing while there too…