THINGS TO SEE AND DO IN BERLIN

The best things to see and do in Berlin

The Branderburg Gate
The Branderburg Gate

When the satnav of my car marked over twenty kilometers to the center of Berlin, I entered into the surroundings of the city. But although Berlin is an enormeus place, I was surprised because there wasn’t too much traffic and a lot of place to park.

A Trabant in Berlin
A Trabant in Berlin

But I don’t recomend you visit the city by car. Berlin has an excellent public transport, although I think that the best option is to take or rent a bicycle.

Spee River
Spee River

There are many cities in Europe most beautiful than Berlin, but I like this town because it has very interesating contemporany history. There isn’t another place where you can see the differences between west and east (DDR) side in the same city.

The Wall
The Wall

The East Side Gallery, Check Point Charlie or the DDR Museum are an interesting examples where you can return several years, when the city was divided by the wall. Besides, you will find other remains for the ancient comunist period in the east side like the Fernsehturm, his wide avenues, many enormeus buildings of concrete and the curious traffic lights Ampelmännchen.

Here was The Wall
Here was The Wall
DDR traffic lights
DDR traffic lights
DDR traffic lights
DDR traffic lights
In The Wall
In The Wall
The East Side Gallery
The East Side Gallery

But Berlin has more things than DDR remains. Everybody knows the Brandenburg Gate, the Bundestag or the very modern Postdamer Platz. Besides you can walk around the central street Under der Linden, the places near the Spee River or the Island of Museums.

Karl Marx Avenue
Karl Marx Avenue
Memorial who died crossing the river
Memorial who died crossing the river

But I always recomend that if you want to know a place you musn’t be too much time in museums and you must be more time in bars. Therefore, if you want to enjoy Berlin, Imagine the contemporany history in his steets, walk by the city centre and have a delicious German beer in their bars (and choose bars with local people!)

Berlin and the River Spee
Berlin and the River Spee

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