What to see in Berlin

Berlin – What to see and how to get around the low cost city

Berlin it is a city in turmoil, with large spaces, large streets, avant-garde architecture, creativity that can be felt everywhere.

It is a city where history, our history, imposes itself before our eyes even if we don’t want to see it.

Berlin is a city we have to deal with because in my opinion it is our past and in a certain way it is our future.
When I think of Berlin, typical words of futurism come to mind such as speed, dynamism, movement because this is what it is: a city where things change quickly and… set trends.

Berlin is in fact a sort of city populated by artists, it is no coincidence that now the new fashions come from here especially in terms of music and urban art.
But being an artist in a city is hard, we know, and perhaps there continue to be many of them here because it is still one economic city, especially when compared to other European capitals. Suffice it to say that an apartment here costs the same as a room to rent in London, even less.

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To see Berlin and enjoy it my advice is to go to estatethe most beautiful period.
The sun is shining, the sky is blue, it can be very hot but generally the temperature is pleasant.
To turn it which one low cost solution and more ecological than one bicycle?
Berlin is full of cycle paths and you can go anywhere by pedaling and do just like the Berliners do. Alternatively, public transport works very well all day, the subway runs 24 hours a day on weekends. Click on the image to enlarge and print it.

My favorite areas? All a East Berlinthe decadent and poor Berlin which is now becoming the “coolest” and most creative area, the one where artists vent their creativity by painting some of the most beautiful graffiti in the world.
It is no coincidence that here for lovers of urban art and graffiti it is possible to organize a tour dedicated to this and which goes well beyond the obligatory visit to the East Side Gallery but for the whole city. I will write an article about it soon graffiti tour in Berlin.

If, however, you love traditional tours then there are some points in the city that are musts. This is a path that you can also do just by bicycle or an excellent alternative to avoid getting confused and lost (Berlin is bigger than you might imagine) you could take the bus Berlin City Sightseeing with which you are sure to see everything you need.

city buildings near body of water during daytime

If, however, you want to discover it on your own and I repeat that cycling is an experience worth having, these are the musts in Berlin:

  • The Brandenburg Gatethe symbol of the Cold War and now the symbol of united Berlin
  • Il Reichstagseat of the German parliament and from which you can admire a fantastic view of the entire city.
  • Potsdamer Platz – It was once the center of Berlin and has now undergone a metamorphosis into an entertainment district.
  • East Side Gallery – a kilometer and a half of wall still intact and in which the murals were renovated two years ago. Beautiful and colorful it’s hard to think what it symbolized when you see it now.
  • The television tower from which you can enjoy a beautiful view, perhaps the most beautiful in Berlin. Entry costs €7
  • Berliner Dom the largest Protestant place of worship in the city. Beautiful at night when lit up.
  • Alexanderplatz the legendary square that Milva sang about in the Mitte district and in communist style considered the center of East Berlin and which maintains its communist style with the fountain of Friendship between peoples.
  • Il Charlottenbourg Castle which the largest historic building in Berlin with a beautiful English garden. As the name itself suggests, the castle is located in the Charlottenbourg district. From here you can also easily reach the Olympic Stadium
  • Checkpoint Charlie and the Wall Museum – the famous checkpoint on the border between the two areas since 1962. It connected the Soviet occupation area (Mitte) with the American one (Kreuzberg)
  • Museum Island – call museum island for the large number of museums, all part of the Berlin State Museums group and the Prussian Cultural Foundation.

And then Berlin’s nightlife has nothing to envy of other destinations not only in Europe but around the world. Just consider that here there is the most famous techno club in the world: the Berghain. But I will talk about the clubs in Berlin in another article.

In fact, Berlin is a city that you love or hate. There is no middle ground. It’s a strong city that perhaps you don’t like in itself but where something is in turmoil and you can feel it. There is life even if you don’t seem to see it on the main streets, it is growing and establishing itself as one of the most popular destinations in Europe.
I discovered it 7 years ago and since then I can’t help but go there at least a couple of times a year. There is an air of freedom and innovation and in recent years it has become international, all languages ​​are spoken and people from all over the world meet, without considering that a large Turkish community resides here (the kebab is delicious).

Berlin is the symbol of our generation and has been a city capable of recovering in 20 years to become the favorite historical/cultural/artistic destination in Europe.

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