Berlin offers every visitor what they like. Here you can find world-famous sights like the Brandenburg Gate, stroll through parks, go on the water and discover the city’s museums. But there are also places in Berlin that are a little off the beaten track. It is precisely these places, the “Berlin insider tips”, that make life in the city what we Berliners love so much.
I would like to introduce some of these places here.
Discover our Berlin insider tips
A stroll through Berlin Mitte takes you to the Schleusengraben, a smaller canal on the Spree. Here you will find the Jungfernbrücke, which connects the Friedrichsgracht with the Unterwasserstraße.
During a walk along the Müggelspree River, we noticed the striking building of the Berliner Bürgerbräu. It attracted us almost magically and we tried to catch some impressions.
A relic from GDR times that I had never heard of is the Marx Engels Forum. I went in search of clues and am amazed at what people don't know.
Did you know that there are currently 17 Spree tunnels in Berlin? There are already construction plans for tunnel number 18. Rotterdam has the Maastunnel and Berlin has the pedestrian tunnel Friedrichshagen - a tunnel under the Müggelspree.
The Hansa Quarter is just a few steps away on foot from the Großer Stern and the Siegessäule. Visually, there is a "wild jumble" of buildings that do not fit together. The fact that these buildings were designed by well-known architects and why they were built there is a special story.
One of the most interesting clocks in Berlin is the "Mengenlehreuhr"(set theory clock) or "Berlin Clock", which has certainly driven numerous viewers to despair.
Around General-Pape-Strasse, you can discover the former military site at 14 stations with the help of the history trail. Two stations are particularly impressive - the heavy load body and the SA-Memorial Site SA Prison Papestraße.
Not too much longer there will be the Gaslamp Open Air in Berlin that you can discover for free. But you can still see some of the old street lighting in the Großer Tiergarten.
In the Klosterstraße in Berlin Mitte stands the oldest church of the reformed community of Berlin. The Parochial Church has not only an interesting nave, but also a churchyard and a crypt that should not be missed.
I was traveling in Berlin - actually with a completely different goal - and suddenly stood in front of the Berlin Monastery Ruins. My actual goal had to wait, my urge to discover was awakened - I wanted to see more and especially to know more.
In Steglitz is a building that I have not seen anywhere else in the kind, the Bierpinsel (beer brush). During my last stroll on Schloßstraße, I took a closer look at this unusual building.
42 metres high are the murals in Berlin's highest open-air gallery in the Artpark Tegel, located on eight high-rise walls in the immediate vicinity of the Tegeler See lake.
While wandering the streets of Tegel, we passed a place that is still a testimony to the occupation of Berlin - the Gare Française de Tegel. A rather inconspicuous building that was the terminus of the French train.
Berlin, Open Monument Day 2018 - and I finally have time to join one of the free guided tours. In the program, a guided tour to a place that I would not have seen as a monument jumps into my eye.
I admit it, a tour of a crematorium sounds strange at first until you learn what is in the building today.
This article begins with …once upon a time… and ends with a big question mark. Once upon a time, the Siemensstadt S-Bahn ran from Jungfernheide station to Haselhorst. It's not that long ago that even my parents still drove this route to school and university every day and countless Siemens workers used this route every…
Berlin is so wonderfully diverse and offers interesting excursion options that we, as Berliners, are only gradually discovering. We went on a discovery trip to the Old Malt House of the Schultheiss Brewery.
What a lot there is to find in Berlin's underground. Not only cellars, kilometre-long pipelines or sewers can be found here - here you can also find buried underground tunnels or underground tunnels that were built and never used. Come with us into the Eisack tunnel and deep under Innsbrucker Platz.
Tempelhof Airport is one of the monumental buildings of National Socialism. In the first part of the report on our sightseeing tour, I report on the development and our discoveries at the airport up to 1945.
For a long time, Tempelhof Airport was one of three Berlin airports. It was finally closed in 2008. The history of the airport is marked by myths and mysteries, some of which remain unexplained to this day.
"Experience the city" is the motto of Ulrike, who offered us an interesting walk through Neukölln at the ReiseBlogger Camp. Not through all of Neukölln, Ulrike led us through Rixdorf.
The best way to find out where Berlin's coldest point is is to ask the meteorologists - or look at the Berlin city map and search for a name that actually reveals exactly that it must be particularly cold here - Eiskeller (ice cellar).
Not so long ago in the year 1969, a wondrous amusement park opened in East Berlin. It was called Spreepark Berlin and it remained open until 2002.