Lives in Lyon, France
Since Aug 2011
35-49 year old male
History Museums, Speciality Museums
Architectural Buildings, Symphonies
Points of Interest & Landmarks, Parks, Lookouts
Speciality Museums, Points of Interest & Landmarks
Points of Interest & Landmarks
Architectural Buildings, Government Buildings, Points of Interest & Landmarks
Monuments & Statues, Points of Interest & Landmarks
Neighbourhoods, Points of Interest & Landmarks
Zipline & Aerial Adventure Parks
Great food, best pelmeny and other Russian specialities, bring friends for a shot of vodka or family for a delicious lunch.
Wonderful journey into jewish history, some pages on the second world war, great photo expos, very distinctive and unusual architechture of the building.
One of the best vietnamese places in town, light and delicious. This place is good for a quick meal (such as a soup) or a complete meal.
Emblematic park with some hidden treasures. Set in the heart of the city, the park used to be the Eastern extremety of the West Berlin. Very well maintained, it offers space for walks, jogging and even history-lover site-seeing.
This fantastic building is worth seeing in itself: the architechture from the 1960s is way ahead of time. It hosts some great concerts very regularly and boasts great accoustics.
This area is highly appeciated by the young crowds, orient lovers and lower budget travellers. Best Turkish restaurants are found here, some naughty night clubs, great Liquidrome spa (leave your suit at home), funky little shops, one of the best traditional restaurants (Max und Moritz), and so much more!
The trendy part of Berlin, which rose in popularity in the last 20 years. Great food spots, nice shopping, Mauer park BBQs, Sunday flee markets, Kulturbrauerei site...
Place where berliners come to picknic, play and listen to music, enjoy outdoor sports with friends or family. Weekend is most 'populated', however on sunny days you would meet youth relaxing on the lawns during the week as well. A major flee market is hosted right next to the park every Sunday.
One of the central spots in Charlottenburg, plenty of restaurants and within easy access to the shopping mecca of Ku'damm.
Great neighbourhood, yound and dynamic, with great cheap cafes, good bars and an array of night discos closer to Warschauer strasser station. Take a walk on the Frankfurter allee, you'll find the museum of Computer Games (I took my 10 y o daughter here, she loved it!), Stalinist architechture exposed at Frankfurter Tor, and if you walk far enough off the city centre you may even visit the gloomy Stasi museum. Closer to the river, don't miss the famous East Side gallerie, completely in public domain, as is the spirit of this freedom loving 'bezirk'.
This is simply the centre-post of the Mitte area, with many museums accumulated on a small 'island' next to Berliner dome. Beware of crowds on weekends. Try to explore before choosing which museum you want to see. Try also to look out for temporary expos that are sometimes of interest, such as the Bode museum exhibitions.
Central zoo next to Charlottenburg and Tiergarten neighbourhoods. Worth visiting especially with kids.
Set in the heart of Mitte area, this is one of the oldest squares in Berlin. The aesthetic impact is impressive. Don't forget your camera.
The historic parliament building which remained in shambles under the Soviet period. The dome restoration was commissioned to Norman Foster. The visit is free (once reserved online), the audio guides are supllied in several languages, these are also free and are really worth it. Reaching the top is easy for any type of traveller, wheelchair access is provided. Enjoy the city skyline along with some essential stories about Berlin's past.
This park is accessible from Kreuzberg with a short bicycle ride or a half-hour walk. The place is famour for its soviet war memorial, an impressive mix of monumentalism and German respect to the historic heritage (the place is surprisingly well maintained). The park also offers a great terrain for serious joggers, and some hiddeen spots for picnickers.
A must see if this is your first time in Berlin. Picture-taking time. The gate is right next to Tiergarten and Reichstag.
Trendy and posh place to be. Worth visiting the Museum of Cinema located here. Berlin's Lego land is small, but fun for kids under 10. Some good restaurants are found in the area, such as a nice COA viet-thai place next to the Ritz. Sony multiplex is of highest standard, most movies are in OV.
This is a great local initiative to tell tourists and Berliners about the past related to the Wall and the city's underground. The presentation is in a form of walks that last for 1-2 hours. The walks are organised for several languages (EN, FR, DE, ES, IT...) Personally, I took it 4 times, you may choose a different theme every time: war time underground, digging under the Wall in the 60s, etc. Tickets are on sale at the exit of Bernauer strasser metro exit. Very recommended.
This is great fun for kids of all ages, and adults keen on tree climbing. Not of easy access but certainly worth it if you have some free time (4-5 hours). Very close to Tegel airport. Dress sporty to feel good. Think of a snack or picnick to take during a break between tthe climbs.
This is a fantastic park that feels more like a safary than a zoo. You may spend a good part of the day here so think of a picnick on a lawn (the place doesn't boast good food unfortunately). The entrance fee is a bit pricy, but once you are inside, it's totally worth it. Especially on the sunny and warm days. The park is vast, with some new areas added every year. The Sea-lion is just charming. Don't miss the Lemur area where kids may caress these monkey-cat-like creatures.