If your travels bring you to Berlin, Germany there is plenty to do to occupy your time. Whether you are there for a day or a week you will have more than enough to do and see during your stay. Staying at a HouseTrip lodging while in Berlin is a great place to start and these top cool and fun attractions are a great way to kick off your itinerary!
Walk Through the Grunewald Forest
Grunewald Forest is known throughout Europe as Berlin’s largest forested area, and can be found south-west of Charlottenburg. This beautiful green expanse is easily accessible and is a popular stopping place for couples and families alike. Pack a picnic and enjoy a day of peaceful respite from the bustle, noise, and crowds of the city. Venture through the woods on foot, bicycle or on horseback and enjoy the cool and refreshing waters of several freshwater lakes.
Go Bargain Hunting in Mauer Park
Berlin locals know the joy of shopping and they embrace their markets, squares, boutiques, and plazas. One of the most popular is Prenzlauer Berg’s Mauerpark which draws in shoppers and bargain hunters to the area for shopping fun from sun up till sun down. The park holds a huge flea market every Sunday and you can find just about anything under the sun for sale, including bicycles, food, souvenirs, clothes, vintage records, pianos, antiques, furniture, and more!
Indulge in some DDR ‘Ostalgia’
Soviet occupation came to an end in 1990, and today the DDR Museum allows visitors to step back in time and experience what life was like in communist East Germany in the old days. The interactive museum has activities for young and old visitors alike: look through collections of East German memorabilia, mimic a Stasi officer, review written orders and reports, and even listen in on a tapped phone line and bugged apartment flat. Out on the streets visitors can rent a Trabant, the classic car of that era that was produced in former East Germany and they can drive around town in it for the day.
Walk the Berlin Wall
The famous Berlin Wall was mostly demolished during the historical liberation that took place from June and November 1990. A restored stretch has been erected and now remains in its original place along the southern border of Wedding and Mitte. The famous checkpoint between east and west border, Checkpoint Charlie, is now a tourist centre on the history of the wall and of Germany at tat time. You can also walk along remnants of the wall between Freidrichshain-Kreuzberg districts and look at the graffiti and art that still decorates the wall today.
Take a Photoautomaten Selfie
Posing for photobooth shots in one of Berlin’s Photoautomaten has become a sort of obligatory activity for those visiting Berlin. These black and white photo booths can be found throughout the city and are always open so you can always get memorable shots whenever the mood hits. The photos only take a few minutes to print and you can have fun and memorable photos of you, your loved one, or all your friend crammed into the tiny booth. Fun times are sure to be had when Photoautomaten booths are involved.
Dance Until Sunrise
For those looking for a fun party scene, Berlin is more of a 48-hour city with as many great night time venues as it has. Party weekends frequently stretch well into weekdays and the good times never end. Whether you are looking for food, drinks, party time, dance craze, or just a good night with friends you can find it all and so much more right here in Berlin!