Just as elegant as an ancient temple: The magnificent museum buildings are located on an island in the middle of the river Spree and are recognized as UNESCO World Heritage. Here you will find numerous works of art and artefacts from Berlin, Egypt and Byzantium.
Berlin Mitte, Website
Pit and Paula nibble on their bamboo poles timidly. Since beginning of the year the panda offspring can be observed on their first clumsy explorations. In the background, polar wolves howl, elephants trumpet and pink flamingos stalk the lake landscape - after all, Berlin Zoo is the most species-rich zoo in the world!
Hardenbergplatz 8, 10787 Berlin, https://www.zoo-berlin.de/en
East Side Gallery:
Pictures by artists from all over the world and the longest preserved piece of the Berlin Wall can be found at the East Side Gallery right next to the Schulz Hotel.
Mühlenstraße 3-100, 10243 Berlin, Website
Berlin Wall Memorial
What did the border complex that separated East and West Germany look like? The open-air exhibition Memorials to the Berlin Wall, which commemorates the division of Germany and its victims, gives you an impression.
Gedenkstätte Berliner Mauer, Bernauer Straße 111, Website
Probably the most famous military checkpoint Checkpoint Charlie served as a border crossing point for functionaries, diplomats and foreigners during the German division. In 1961 American and Soviet tanks with live ammunition faced each other here - only at the last second could a third world war be prevented.
Checkpoint Charlie, Friedrichstraße 43-45, Website
Charlottenburg Palace Gardens
World famous naturalist and explorer Alexander von Humboldt travelled through Asia and America to study plants, animals and nature. In his hometown Berlin he often visited King Friedrich William IV, who appreciated him as a stimulating conversation partner.
Spandauer Damm 10-22, 14059 Berlin, Website
Berlins oldest university is named after the Humboldt-brothers and is still today one of the most renowned universities worldwide. Berlin's oldest university was named after the Humboldt brothers and is still one of the most universities worldwide. A monument commemorates the dark chapter of the book-burning by the National Socialists in 1933.
Unter den Linden 6, 10117 Berlin
Fat Mary – „Die dicke Marie”
Germany’s oldest tree was christened “Fat Mary” by the Humboldt Brothers and is estimated 900 years old. Even Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Germany’s most famous writer, once visited the tree. Very close by is the Tegel Castle (also called Humboldt Castle), where descendants of Wilhelm von Humboldt still live today. Guided tours through the Humboldt Museum are possible on Mondays in summer.
Die dicke Marie, An der Malche 1, 13507 Berlin
Children‘s pool (Kinderbad Monbijou)
While the little visitors splash around in the children's pool, the grown-ups relax on the green lawn with a magnificent view of the Museum Island.
Kinderbad Monbijou, Oranienburger Str., 10178 Berlin, Website
Rent a pedal boat:
Explore Berlin by water. Kayaks, SUPs and pedal boats can be rented e.g. at the Island of Youth (Insel der Jugend) at Treptower Park.
Alt-Treptow 6, 12435 Berlin, Kanuliebe
City-cruise on the river Spree
Experience the government district, the Federal Chancellery and the historical Nikolai Quarter conveniently from your river cruise. You can get on board just a few metres from the hotel at the East Side Gallery.
Vanille & Marille
Once founded in a backyard in Kreuzberg, Vanille and Marille still relies on traditional craftsmanship and 100% natural ingredients. Choose from around 20 varieties at seven locations. Especially popular: black lemon ice cream.
Schlesische Strasse 7, 10997 Berlin, www.vanille-marille.de
Delabuu Ice Cream
3 rolls of strawberry ice cream please! At Delabuu you create your ice cream roll from over 70 different ingredients (like fruit, sauces or chocolate). It is prepared in front of your eyes similar to a crêpe. The trend originates from Thailand, where it is sold at street stalls and markets.
Krossener Str. 15, 10245 Berlin, on Facebook
Chipi Chipi Bombón
Making ice cream is an art! At least when you ask Chipi Chipi Bombón. Besides traditional Italian and Argentinean recipes like Banana Split, you can also get unusual varieties here. The whole range is made from hay milk, which includes a healthy diet for the milk cows.
Warschauer Str. 12, 10243 Berlin, www.chipichipibombon.com
Rent a bike
Do you want to discover Berlin by bike? Bike-Sharing now makes it easy to rent bikes via an app.
Intermediate bicycle tour along the famous sights of Berlin like the Brandenburg Gate, the Gendarmenmarkt and the Straße des 17. Juni. On the way you have a great view of the television tower. Highlight of the tour is the Tiergarten - one of the largest parks in Germany with endless lawns for sunbathing, bodies of water and beer gardens.
Berlin Wall Trail (Berliner Mauerweg)
Follow the route of the former GDR border installations through Berlin and experience a piece of German-German history.
Cross the bridge “Oberbaum-Brücke” and follow the river Spree to Treptower Park. There you can have a nice stroll along the river and explore the Isle of Youth (Insel der Jugend), the Soviet Memorial and the overgrown remains of the amusement park “Spreepark Berlin”. On the way back you can stop by at the food market hall “Markthalle Neun” for a snack.
Alt-Treptow, 12435 Berlin, Website