Arts and Cultural
Bauhaus Archive/Museum of Design
This museum highlights the Bauhaus, the most influential school of architecture, design and art in the 20th century. The collection features modern paintings, drawings, sculptures, architecture, furniture, ceramics, metalwork, and photography by Bauhaus students and masters, including Vasily Kandinsky.
A UNESCO National Heritage Site, Berlin's Museum Island - between the Spree River and the Kupfergraben - features five amazing museums and many historic landmarks, including the Old National Gallery, Altes Museum, Bode Museum, Neues Museum, Pergamon Museum and the Dom, Berlin's protestant Cathedral.
One of the most popular attractions in Berlin, the German Museum of Technology showcases communication, transportation and energy technologies through hands-on exhibits, activities and tours. See locomotives and planes, computers, cameras, engines, scientific instruments, and the new Aeronautic and Space Collection.
Points of Interest
Constructed in 1961 by the German Democratic Republic to divide East and West Berlin, the Berlin Wall represents the city's spirit of freedom. Most of the wall was demolished in 1990, but there's a restored stretch along the southern border, including the East Side Gallery with 106 paintings, and the infamous Checkpoint Charlie.
Honoring the murdered Jews of Europe, the German Holocaust Memorial remembers and documents the 6 million victims of the Holocaust. Located in the center of Berlin, the Memorial consists of the Field of Stelae designed by Peter Eisenman and the underground Information Centre with dramatic exhibits and the Room of Names.
Built in 1699, Schloss Charlottenburg is a magnificent palace framed by a baroque-style garden. The Old Palace features a collection of 18th century French paintings, baroque rooms, royal apartments, Chinese and Japanese porcelain, and silver. The New Wing, with its rococo grandeur and fine furniture, was added by Friederich the Great.
A popular shopping destination in Berlin, Alexanderplatz is a historic square with unique attractions and retailers. Home to the TV Tower and Fountain of People's Friendship, Alexanderplatz features the Galeria Kaufhof shopping center and brand stores, such as New Yorker, C & A and Saturn.
Fashionistas can shop like a local at this hip vintage clothing store in Berlin. Garage is a spacious basement with second-hand apparel and accessories sold by the kilogram, and shoppers can browse the Wednesday happy hour between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m., when the prices drop 30%.
This scenic park in Berlin has a vibrant Sunday flea market with stalls selling vintage goods, antiques, clothes, furniture, toys, jewelry, t-shirts and gadgets. The market also features local art, live music, the city's best people watching, as well as a beer garden with local brews and tasty street eats.
Sports and Entertainment
Beer and bratwurst on the Floating Lounge is divine as the sun sets over the Spree River. The retro lounge and sundeck on Eastern Comfort Hostelboat is a cool place to chill and meet people from around the world. Every Wednesday, the lounge hosts a world language party with a fun international crowd.
Hertha Berliner Sport-Club von 1892 is a German association football club in Berlin. With a long history as Berlin's most cheered for team, Hertha BSC competes in 2.Bundesliga and plays at Berlin's Olympiastadion, originally built for the 1936 Summer Olympics.
Built for the 1936 Summer Olympics in Berlin, Olympiastadion is a world-class sports and entertainment stadium and home of Hertha BSC football club. Host of the 2006 FIFA World Cup final, Olympiastadion also hosts concerts and events, and visitors can also visit Olympiapark Berlin and enjoy panoramic views from the Glockenturm bell tower.
What's Nearby - Cities
- Bautzen - 164.7 km / 102.3 miles
- Dresden - 165.1 km / 102.6 miles
- Halle - 152 km / 94.6 miles
- Leipzig - 149.6 km / 93 miles
- Magdeburg - 128.2 km / 79.6 miles
- MeiBen - 151.6 km / 94.2 miles
- Nordsachsen - 118 km / 73.5 miles
- Oberhavel - 45 km / 27.9 miles
- Szczecin - 126.3 km / 78.5 miles
What's Nearby - Corporate
- Berlin Financial District - 20 km / 12.43 miles
- Bombardier Transportation - 0.8 km / 0.5 mile
- H.E.S. Stahlwerk - 0.8 km / 0.5 mile
- ICC Convention Center - 25 km / 15.6 miles
- Messe Berlin (Exhibition Center) - 25 km / 15.6 miles
- Technologiezentrum - 0.8 km / 0.5 mile