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Top 7 Places in Berlin You Shouldn't Miss During Your Trip

Updated on May 12, 2020
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Nikhil is a passionate writer who has been writing on various exciting destinations in India and around the world.

About Berlin - The Capital of The Land of Poets and Thinkers

From being the center of a complex, turbulent place, to becoming one of the most developed global cities, the German capital has come a long way. The city is believed to be as old as 775 years (sigh) and growing!

Berlin, as it's known today, is the melting point of various businesses, cultures, artistic expressions, and global nomads.

It encompasses a perfect blend of history and culture and also offers exciting nightlife to thousands and millions of travelers who flock to this city every year.

It's a town that holds several worth-telling stories of the past and the present, awe-inspiring architecture, and countless, interesting places to see and explore.

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Yes, most of them could be the old ones, but if you see closely, there are high chances you will find a lot of fun and insightful places as well, which you must visit with your friends and family. So, without any further wait, let us list out and discuss the top seven attractions to visit in Berlin, the 'Grey City':

Top Seven Best Places to Visit in Berlin

1. East Side Gallery

Located near the city's center in Friedrichshain, East Side Gallery is an outdoor art gallery that holds colorful murals painted on the longest remaining stretch of the infamous Berlin Wall. Start your journey from Ostbahnhof, discussing the various historical events with your friends before reaching the endpoint of the bridge.

Since its inception, the gallery has been a go-to place for artists and activists to express their opinions and thoughts fearlessly.

A trip to Berlin is considered incomplete without visiting the East Side Gallery.

And it's best to travel with like-minded people who have at least little interest in art and history.

2. Topography of Terror

To get more glimpse and insights into Berlin's past, the Topography of Terror can be the next best place you should head to. As per the reports, more than a million people visited this museum in the year 2018, thus, making it one of the top-rated tourist spot. If you're a history lover, then I'm sure you'll be able to spend hours here.

It is open for the public seven days a week and admission is free. As most of the surface is hard and made with stone, don't forget to bring your favorite walking shoes during your trip

3. Grunewald Forest

Grunewald Forest
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Looking for some outdoor escape with your family or special one? Well, Grunewald Forest could be one of the perfect spots for you.

This enchanting area, situated in Berlin's western edge, offers several lakes, running trails, and an overall unique experience that will last in your memories for many years.

Further, to explore the unexplored, be sure to head to Teufelsberg, which is a former US spy station. Wander around the site, and you will get to know several dark facts and stories about it.

4. Tierpark Berlin

Claimed to be Europe's biggest animal park, Tierpark is one of the two zoos in the city. When searching for friendly-family sites, Tierpark can be one of the ideal places to visit in Berlin.

You and your children will witness more than 9,000 animals and their species up close, along with the experiencing various shows and events in the zoo.

There is a large open area for your kids to have some fun, play around, and explore the surroundings.

5. Pergamon Museum

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The Pergamon is one of five major museums situated on the Museum Island, in the central Mitte district of Berlin. It comprises of three different mini-museums inside of it, all of which consists of the rare antiquities and rare, ancient art collections.

If you are an avid art lover, you can't miss out on heading to this wonderful museum and explore the length and breadth of it.

The Pergamon Museum is one of the remarkable places to visit in Berlin. So, don't forget to include it on your travel list during your tour.

6. Sanssouci Palace and Park

Sanssouci Palace, Berlin
Sanssouci Palace, Berlin | Source

The Sanssouci Palace and Park can be your reason to escape the loud and fast Berlin. When planning a trip in summer, don't miss to take some time out going to the spot.

Although located about 36 km from the city center in Potsdam, it is one of the top-rated tourist attractions for nature enthusiasts and lovers. It is evident from the fact that the place has been listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site. Except for Mondays, it is open from Tuesdays to Sundays from 10 am to 5.30 pm.

7. Winterfeldtplatz

After taking an hour or so rest in the afternoon, get yourself ready to spend a great evening the city in Winterfeldtplatz. In this lively outdoor market, you will be able to go shopping and buy some gifts for your loved ones.

From fresh produce, clothing, to exclusive accessories, it offers a wide range of products and services.

Conclusion

Whether you're thinking of a week-long vacation with your family or a quick weekend getaway with your best buddies, the Berlin city gives you a unique and unforgettable experience every time you travel. As mentioned above, it boasts something for everyone.

From outdoor recreation areas, parks, to interesting museums and lively places, this Grey City has it all.

So, what are you waiting for? Plan your holiday right away and get ready for your next travel trip of 2020.

This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.

© 2020 Nikhil Sharma

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    • sachnikh profile imageAUTHOR

      Nikhil Sharma 

      11 months ago from India

      Definitely Niks. In my honest opinion, Berlin is a place that empowers a mystical yet free-spirited vibes. This is what makes it different from all other global cities. From work-life balance to the unique culture and diverse class of the population, Berlin is extremely classy and unique. It's good to know that you've been to Germany already. Hope to see your next article in these places.

    • sachnikh profile imageAUTHOR

      Nikhil Sharma 

      11 months ago from India

      I'm glad to know that you found this article useful, Nitin sir. I like reading and writing travel blogs, especially that of foreign places. It's my pleasure to provide you with a virtual tour, sir. Thank you for dropping a lovely comment.

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      Niks 

      11 months ago from India

      After reading your article I would like to include Berlin in my dream destination's list. Last year, I was in Germany but didn't get to see Berlin. I was in Boppard and Stuttgart. An amazing description of Berlin along with beautiful photos!

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      Nitin Khaire 

      12 months ago from Mumbai

      It is a nice article Nikhil. Well written and informative for tourists. Thank you for providing me a virtual tour of Berlin.

    • sachnikh profile imageAUTHOR

      Nikhil Sharma 

      12 months ago from India

      Yes, you're right Suchismita. The coronavirus pandemic has barred everyone around the world from traveling. Although it cannot stop us from learning all the amazing places the world has to offer on the Internet.

      I hope the situation gets normal as soon as possible and we have an effective vaccine for the same soon.

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      Suchismita Pradhan 

      12 months ago from India

      Berlin is in my bucket list but 2020 is not the right year to explore any country due to the pandemic.Nice article.

    • sachnikh profile imageAUTHOR

      Nikhil Sharma 

      13 months ago from India

      Thank you Prantika, JC Scull, and Liz Westwood for your valuable comments. I will continue to post such useful articles.

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      Prantika Samanta 

      13 months ago from Kolkata, India

      It is a wonderful article and thank you for being our virtual guide. Great to know about so many interesting places. Whenever I plan to go there, I will keep your article handy for ready reference.

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      JC Scull 

      13 months ago from Gainesville, Florida

      Very nice article Nikhil.

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      Liz Westwood 

      13 months ago from UK

      Berlin is on my list of places to visit. You have highlighted some interesting sites. I'm not sure about the Topography of terror though.

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