Berlin is a fantastic city to visit also one of the top tourist cities in Europe. The German capital is known for its important historical architecture, alternative culture and fantastic night-life. Many people who come here on a city break choose to stay in cool hotels Berlin or unusual hotels Berlin to make their trip a little more interesting. Here are five places to visit in Berlin that really shouldn’t be missed:
1.Tacheles – This is a very funky place, it’s actually an old department store turned warehouse artist residence. It’s an interesting visit full of eccentric artists and their even more eccentric paintings and sculptures. There’s also a cool DJ bar outside complete with a sandy beach in the courtyard.
2. Checkpoint Charlie and Checkpoint Charlie Museum – This is a very important historical tourist attraction and will give you a taste of what life is like before the fall of the Berlin wall. Also visit the interesting museum which which details Germany during the cold war with plenty of real photos to illustrate the stories.
3. Hackesche Hofe – This is a great place in the very trendy Mitte district. It’s actually a redeveloped courtyard with an attractive Moorish styling. You’ll find lots of funky bars, hip cafes and even an art-house cinema. A great place to meet with friends or just hangout for a bit. Also a great place to stay as there are plenty of Berlin style cool hotels in this area.
4.East Side Gallery – This is the largest preserved part of the wall which can be reached a little out of the centre of Berlin. Artists from all over the world has adorned the gallery with their own interpretations. Don’t forget to take your camera!
5. Reichstag – This is a very significant but highly controversial building but one which is also very beautiful. If you plan to visit just remember the queues can get very long.