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Berlin has been the centre of the world during th 20th century and despite the wall has been tore down there still are loads of remnants that's worth to see if you are interested in this page of our history

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18 Places

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18 Places

Day 1

Berliner Mauerweg

Other Outdoor Activities

Mauermuseum - Museum Haus am Checkpoint Charlie

Speciality Museums

asisi Panorama Berlin

Points of Interest & Landmarks

Topographie des Terrors

Speciality Museums

Brandenburg Gate

Points of Interest & Landmarks, Monuments & Statues

Reichstag Building

Architectural Buildings, Government Buildings, Points of Interest & Landmarks

Checkpoint Charlie

Historic Sites, Points of Interest & Landmarks

Kurfurstendamm (Kurfurstendam)

Points of Interest & Landmarks, Parks

Day 2

Memorial of the Berlin Wall

Historic Sites

Flughafen Tempelhof

Speciality Museums

Friedrichstrasse

Points of Interest & Landmarks

Potsdamer Platz

Points of Interest & Landmarks, Neighbourhoods

Unter den Linden

Points of Interest & Landmarks, Historic Walking Areas

Day 3

Berlin TV Tower (Fernsehturm)

Observation Decks & Towers, Points of Interest & Landmarks, Architectural Buildings

East Side Gallery

Historic Sites, Points of Interest & Landmarks

Gedenkstaette Berlin-Hohenschoenhausen

Historic Sites

DDR Museum

Speciality Museums

Alexanderplatz

Points of Interest & Landmarks

Wallyontravel's City Tips

  • Bring cash with you, in Berlin cash is more used than credit cards (which are still not always accepted)
  • You can find good maps for this purpose all around the city
  • The city is really big, so you will have to use the public transport system, it's not too expensive but it's worth to buy a multi-day ticket.
    Day 1
  • Berliner Mauerweg
    Other Outdoor Activities
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    Wallyontravel Says:

    Mauerweg is actually the whole ride of the wall path, there is a map called Berlin Mauerweg that will be really worth to buy for a detailed route,

    Good for
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Must See
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • History Buff
    • Couples
    • Senior
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #34 of 198 Outdoor Activities in Berlin
    • A piece of history 02/06/2018
    • If the Cold War is our thing, this is a good place to start 06/09/2017
    • Berliner Mauerweg
    Address:
    Mauerweg
    13593 Berlin
    Germany
    Other:
  • Mauermuseum - Museum Haus am Checkpoint Charlie
    Speciality Museums
    See more photos
    Wallyontravel Says:

    Big and interesting museum, though a bit confusing in the inside but must see, there are explained the escape tries and the history of the wall

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • History Buff
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #351 of 996 things to do in Berlin
    • Rude personnel 04/06/2019
    • Interesting But Presentation Could Be Better 02/06/2019
    • Mauermuseum - Museum Haus am Checkpoint Charlie
    Address:
    Friedrichstr. 43-45
    10969 Berlin
    Germany
    Phone:
    +49 30 2537250
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    09:00 - 22:00
    Other:
  • asisi Panorama Berlin
    Points of Interest & Landmarks
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    Wallyontravel Says:

    This is a very simple attraction but really interesting, it offers a good look on both sides of the wall during an ordinary day of the 1980's

    Good for
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Must See
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • History Buff
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    Plan to stay:
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #127 of 996 things to do in Berlin
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Unique experience allowing you to experience the feeling of the Berlin Wall 17/06/2019
    • A very unique experience about life for Berliners with the wall on their doorstep 05/06/2019
    • asisi Panorama Berlin
    Address:
    Friedrichstrasse 205
    Checkpoint Charlie
    10117 Berlin
    Germany
    Phone:
    +49 341 3555340
    Price range:
    US$12 - US$12
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    10:00 - 18:00
    Other:
  • Topographie des Terrors
    Speciality Museums
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    Wallyontravel Says:

    This place mixes the Wall and WW2 history, worth seeing

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • History Buff
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    Plan to stay:
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #3 of 996 things to do in Berlin
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • A great overview, would recommend! 19/06/2019
    • Sobering 18/06/2019
    • Topographie des Terrors
    Address:
    Niederkirchnstrasse 8
    10963 Berlin
    Germany
    Phone:
    0049 30 254509-50
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    10:00 - 20:00
    Other:
  • Brandenburg Gate
    Points of Interest & Landmarks, Monuments & Statues
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    Wallyontravel Says:

    This place has really changed since 1989 but it has been really well rebuilt and it's in the centre of the political life of the capital city

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • History Buff
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    Plan to stay:
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #4 of 996 things to do in Berlin
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Worth a visit 19/06/2019
    • Splendid ! 19/06/2019
    • Brandenburg Gate
    Address:
    Pariser Platz
    10117 Berlin
    Germany
    Other:
  • Reichstag Building
    Architectural Buildings, Government Buildings, Points of Interest & Landmarks
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    Wallyontravel Says:

    Beautiful historical building, open to visitors, but get ready to long queues to go in

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • History Buff
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #1 of 996 things to do in Berlin
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Nice Tour 19/06/2019
    • Stunning (and clever) 19/06/2019
    • Reichstag Building
    Address:
    Platz der Republik 1
    10557 Berlin
    Germany
    Phone:
    +49 30 2270
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    08:00 - 22:00
    Other:
  • Checkpoint Charlie
    Historic Sites, Points of Interest & Landmarks
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    Wallyontravel Says:

    It is difficult now but it must try to look at it with the eyes of the age when the Wall was still up, it was just a passage between the two sides but very important

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • History Buff
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    Plan to stay:
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #321 of 996 things to do in Berlin
    • Huge disappointment 19/06/2019
    • Ok place 18/06/2019
    • Checkpoint Charlie
    Address:
    Friedrichstr. 43-45
    10969 Berlin
    Germany
    Other:
  • Kurfurstendamm (Kurfurstendam)
    Points of Interest & Landmarks, Parks
    See more photos
    Wallyontravel Says:

    Strange place, in the 1980's it was the commercial and shopping centre of west Berlin, but it has also a lot of problems, drugs sellers, prostitution, now it's more normal and clean, full of shops and restaurants, but it's worth a walk, if you on on Christmas time there are some beautiful Christmas markets and decorations

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Luxury Traveller
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • History Buff
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    Plan to stay:
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #82 of 996 things to do in Berlin
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Beautiful 18/06/2019
    • Ku'Damm is great day and night. 13/06/2019
    • Kurfurstendamm (Kurfurstendam)
    Other:
  • Day 2
  • Memorial of the Berlin Wall
    Historic Sites
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    Wallyontravel Says:

    Another place to not be missed, this is the "only" place in Berlin where it is possible to see the Wall as it was in it's structure, with the inside and outside wall, death strip, flood lights and patrol roads, really must go there. It's worth a visit to the nearby S-bahn Nordbahnhof where you can learn about the underground version of the wall

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • History Buff
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #2 of 996 things to do in Berlin
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • History in the present 19/06/2019
    • A long walk 19/06/2019
    • Memorial of the Berlin Wall
    Address:
    Bernauer Strasse 111
    13355 Berlin
    Germany
    Phone:
    +49 30 467986666
    Hours:
    Tue - Sun
    10:00 - 18:00
    Other:
  • Flughafen Tempelhof
    Speciality Museums
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    Wallyontravel Says:

    Historically speaking this is a place of great importance, for the airlift and for the world war 2 usage by nazists, they do very interesting guided tours that bring you through very many places and explain with good details the history and situation of the place

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • History Buff
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    Plan to stay:
    2-3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #46 of 996 things to do in Berlin
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • What an amazing building! 26/05/2019
    • It’s a mindset: why not visiting an airport as if you were visiting an old church? 22/05/2019
    • Flughafen Tempelhof
    Address:
    Tempelhofer Damm 1-7, GAT Terminal
    Tempelhofer Damm 1-7, GAT-Bereich
    12101 Berlin
    Germany
    Phone:
    +49 30 200037441
    Price range:
    US$15 - US$15
    Hours:
    Mon - Fri
    09:00 - 17:00
    Sat - Sun
    09:00 - 16:00
    Other:
  • Friedrichstrasse
    Points of Interest & Landmarks
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    Wallyontravel Says:

    Another place to loot at with the eyes of the past, interesting with some historical places to see

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Luxury Traveller
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • History Buff
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Shopping Fanatic
    • Family
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #110 of 996 things to do in Berlin
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Long street 05/06/2019
    • Strollers and shopping miles 22/05/2019
    • Friedrichstrasse
    Phone:
    +49 4930 20921300
    Other:
  • Potsdamer Platz
    Points of Interest & Landmarks, Neighbourhoods
    See more photos
    Wallyontravel Says:

    Completely different to the big empty waste that was at the time of the wall, it's not possible to recognize the place from the historical pictures, but it's worth to look at how it changed and it's a nice place for shopping and for a break, worth to go up on the lift on the panoramic place

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Hidden Gems
    • History Buff
    • Shopping Fanatic
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    • Nightlife Seeker
    • Foodie
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #95 of 996 things to do in Berlin
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Interesting 27/05/2019
    • Urban desighn highlight 22/05/2019
    • Potsdamer Platz
    Address:
    Potsdamer Platz
    Tiegarten
    10785 Berlin
    Germany
    Phone:
    +49 30 6883150
    Other:
  • Unter den Linden
    Points of Interest & Landmarks, Historic Walking Areas
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    Wallyontravel Says:

    Beautiful road, the centre of the former DDR, their political centre was there

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • History Buff
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    Plan to stay:
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #116 of 996 things to do in Berlin
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Could be good - but now it is under construction 02/06/2019
    • Beautiful 26/05/2019
    • Unter den Linden
    Other:
  • Day 3
  • Berlin TV Tower (Fernsehturm)
    Observation Decks & Towers, Points of Interest & Landmarks, Architectural Buildings
    See more photos
    Wallyontravel Says:

    If you want to have a look to Berlin from above, go there, and get ready to queue to go up

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Must See
    • Hidden Gems
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    Plan to stay:
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #113 of 996 things to do in Berlin
    • Stunning views, rather expensive. The fast track queue is even more expensive. 18/06/2019
    • Landmark 18/06/2019
    • Berlin TV Tower (Fernsehturm)
    Address:
    Panoramastr. 1A
    10178 Berlin
    Germany
    Phone:
    +49 30 247575875
    Price range:
    US$18 - US$18
    Other:
  • East Side Gallery
    Historic Sites, Points of Interest & Landmarks
    See more photos
    Wallyontravel Says:

    The longest part of the wall still standing, full of paintings from various artists

    Good for
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Must See
    • Hidden Gems
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • History Buff
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #7 of 996 things to do in Berlin
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Amazing Gallery 19/06/2019
    • Interesting and inspiryng 19/06/2019
    • East Side Gallery
    Address:
    Muehlenstrasse 3-100
    Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg
    14167 Berlin
    Germany
    Phone:
    +49 30 2517159
    Other:
  • Gedenkstaette Berlin-Hohenschoenhausen
    Historic Sites
    See more photos
    Wallyontravel Says:

    This is really a must, they have very good guided tours where they explain in details how was the life there and the reasons where people were jailed and the methods of the DDR

    Good for
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Must See
    • Hidden Gems
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • History Buff
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    Tips
    • go to Lichtemberg by Ubahn and take bus 256 to Liebenwarder strasse, leave the bus at the stop Genslerstrasse and walk in the direction of the nearby hotel Columbus (and pass it)
    • have a walk around the district, which was an "all Stasi world", look at the big buildings, the standardization was so high in the east that I thought to be in Poland
    Plan to stay:
    More than 3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #10 of 996 things to do in Berlin
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Gedenkstaette 13/06/2019
    • Excellent view into the repression of the DDR 09/06/2019
    • Gedenkstaette Berlin-Hohenschoenhausen
    Address:
    Genslerstrasse 66
    13055 Berlin
    Germany
    Phone:
    +49 30 98608230
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    09:00 - 18:00
    Other:
  • DDR Museum
    Speciality Museums
    See more photos
    Wallyontravel Says:

    If you have the luck (which I didn't have) to visit it when it is not completely crowded you could appreciate the things of the DDR age and touch everything, sit in the Trabi and in a typical living room of the age

    Good for
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • History Buff
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    Plan to stay:
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #102 of 996 things to do in Berlin
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Was surprised how much I enjoyed this!! 17/06/2019
    • Immersive and Entertaining History of Divided Berlin 12/06/2019
    • DDR Museum
    Address:
    Karl-Liebknecht-Str. 1
    Direkt an der Spree, opposite of Berliner Dom
    10178 Berlin
    Germany
    Phone:
    +49 30 847123730
    Price range:
    US$12 - US$12
    Hours:
    Sun - Fri
    10:00 - 20:00
    Sat
    10:00 - 22:00
    Other:
  • Alexanderplatz
    Points of Interest & Landmarks
    See more photos
    Wallyontravel Says:

    During Chrismas time there are some markets, for the rest is usually rather crowded but it's worth a walk

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • History Buff
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    Plan to stay:
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #121 of 996 things to do in Berlin
    • Great Experience 11/06/2019
    • Buzzing area of the city 06/06/2019
    • Alexanderplatz
    Other:
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