Top Things to Do in Berlin

Want to see the best of Berlin when you visit? Berlin is full of brilliant attractions and landmarks that it can be hard to prioritise what to see and do. We've collated some of our top tips below. If you want to see the best of Berlin we suggest grabbing a Berlin Pass which gives free entry to over 50 of the best attractions.


Berlin is home to some of the most exciting museums in Europe. The city even has a whole area dedicated to some of the most internationally important museums on it's very own “ Berlin Museum Island”.  Visitors can enjoy free entry to the Bode Museum which displays the Sculpture Collection, the Numismatic Colletion and works from the Gemäldegalerie - Old Master Paintings, as well as the Pergamon Museum which holds many pieces from Babylon, Uruk, Assur, Priene and Egypt. For those with a historical interest in the days of the Third Reich and World War II we recommend you visit the Anne Frank Zentrum (Anne Franck Centre) , Deutsch-Russisches Museum (German-Russian Museum) or the Mauer Museum (Checkpoint Charlie Museum).

Art Galleries

Berlin has a rich supply of art galleries exhibiting a wide range of work from contemporary modern pieces to Asian collections to collections containing centuries old work. The Germalde Gallery is one of the most popular galleries in Berlin and is seen as one of the most important in the world due to it's collections from European artists of the 13th to 18th Century. Another gallery popular with art lovers is the Alte National Gallery with its impressive exhibition of art from 19th Century. Another must-see during a visit to Berlin is the Neue National Gallery - home to a masterpieces from a number of popular Brucke artists.

Historic Buildings

It is hardly surprising that Germany’s most important city has many historical sights including the world famous Berliner Dom and the Deutscher Dom. Visiting Berlin is an unforgettable experience and there is great depth to the city's history. Many of the sights and landmarks are hundreds of years old, each with a fascinating story to tell. Visiting historical places in Berlin would normally be expensive, but not with a Berlin Pass, as you can visit the popular must-see historical sights for free - a great saving on sightseeing.

Tours & Cruises

The best way to discover Berlin is with a hop-on-hop-off bus tour of the city. Every Berlin Pass comes complete with a 1 day ticket for a guided bus tour - the perfect way to learn all about the city from the comfort of your seat. A river cruise of Berlin offers a slightly different view of the city and is a relaxing way to take in the sights. With a Berlin Pass you get a 1 hour circular cruise of the River Spree and the tour includes expert commentary to help you identify the landmarks and sights as you pass them. If you're looking for an active tour of Berlin, Berlin Bike Tours are a great way to experiences behind-the-scenes and down the side streets. These guided tours offer a unique experience and those looking for something a bit more adventurous.

Places of Interest

Berlin has many different cultural layers and has a lot to interest all visitors from war museums to modern art collections, all found within a city with a rich and diverse architecture. The Checkpoint Charlie border crossing is iconic place in Berlin's long history and is home to the Mauer Museum. This popular museum details the history of where East met West Germany during much of the Cold War. The Deutscher Dom is another cathedral and popular place to visit in Berlin. The Kunstbibliothek, or the Art Library, has a huge collection of drawings, printed works and photograph - not to be missed by art lovers or those interested in graphic deisgn.

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