Favourite places in Berlin!
Sara, 17. Dezember 2019
The whole city is amazing in my eyes but if I had to narrow it down to sights, I would say that there are enough attractions to meet anyone’s interests. Below is a list of my favourite places and what to expect
East Side Gallery: The East Side Gallery is an open-air gallery that consists of murals painted on a 1,316m long remnant of the real Berlin Wall. I recommend going on a day with good weather as the gallery is outdoor. Since it runs along the canal, it is nice to relax after the walk and enjoy a beer.
Memorial of the Murdered Jews: The Memorial of the Murdered Jews is my favourite sight in Berlin. It was designed in memory of the Jewish victims of the Holocaust by the architect Peter Eisenman and the engineer Buro Happold. The site is made of 2711 grey concrete rectangular blocks, placed horizontally and differing in length vertically, making reference to coffins. They are arranged in a rectilinear way, with long narrow alleys in between them for people to wander in.
Brandenburg Gate: The Brandenburg Gate is situated very close to the Memorial of the Murdered Jews and to the Reichtag. The gate is an 18th-century neoclassical monument that holds significant historical importance. It is surrounded by many coffee shops and a platz where one can enjoy a little walk around
Museum Island: If you are interested in art, I recommend going to Museum Island. The island contains 5 museums that suit different tastes: Pergamonmuseum (Pergamon Museum), Bode-Museum, Neues Museum (New Museum), Alte Nationalgalerie (Old National Gallery) and Altes Museum (Old Museum)
Templehofer Feld: The Tempelhof airport was built at the beginning of the 1920s and closed in 2008. Ever since, it has become a park with a 6km cycling, skating and jogging trail as well as a huge BBQ area, a dog-walking field and a picnic area. It is great for a chill afternoon under the sun.
Mauer park: Mauerpark means “Wall Park” in German and refers to the former part of the Berlin Wall that was the Death Strip. Every Sunday there’s a flea market at the park with a crowd of tourists and Berliners looking for secondhand clothes and vintage items. There are also music shows and sport shows happening around the park. It is a great way to spend your Sunday.
Tiergarten: The Tiergarten is Berlin’s most popular inner-city park. The park welcomes bikers, joggers, families and is 210 hectares big. It is one of the largest urban gardens of Germany and is perfect for a nice walk and a picnic on a nice day. There is also a beer garden in the park called Café am Neuen See which is perfect for a good time with some friends.