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    The Ultimate Berlin bucket list

    Berlin is definitely one of Europe’s most popular city breaks. Full of rich history, beautiful architecture, delicious food and plenty of nightlife – it’s not a surprise that British holidaymakers of various stripes choose Berlin as their city break destination of choice.

    Whether you’re preparing for your first visit, or you’re heading back for your second (which wouldn’t be surprising, as many people do go back again!) make sure you keep this handy list nearby and tick off as many as you can.

    1.       Get a selfie in front of the Brandenburg Gate

    2.       Appreciate art on Museum Island

    3.       Enjoy the view from the top of the Fernsehturm

    4.       Drive around the city in a Trabi

    5.       Wander between the pillars of The Holocaust Memorial

    6.       Take a photo at Checkpoint Charlie

    7.       Treat yourself to a currywurst

    8.       Explore the city by bike

    9.       Have a picnic in Tiergarten, the city’s largest green space

    10.   Admire the striking beauty of the 300-year-old Charlottenburg Palace

    11.   Learn more about Germany’s Jewish history at the abstract Jewish Museum

    12.   Relax on a river cruise along the Spree and Havel

    13.   Gaze into the AquaDom – the largest fish tank in the world

    14.   Admire the graffiti art at the East Side Gallery

    15.   Spot the Ampelmann on the East German pedestrian lights

    16.   Stroll through the Berlin Botanischer Garten, the second largest botanical garden in the world.

    17.   Drink German beer in a Biergarten

    18.   Shop at the Mauer Park Flea Market

    19.   Walk (or drive) across the famous Oberbaum Bridge

    20.   Pay your respects at the Soviet War Memorial in Treptower Park

    21.   Delve deeper into the history of WW2 at the Topography of Terror

    22.   Have a somber moment exploring the Alter St.-Matthäus-Kirchhof, keeping an eye out for the grave of the Brothers Grimm.

    23.   Set outside the city and pay your respects at the Sachsenhausen-Oranienburg concentration camp

    24.   Learn about the history of Berlin at The Story of Berlin Museum.

    25.   Visit in the winter and inhale the buzz of the famous Christmas Markets

    26.   Chill out on the abandoned runways of the non-operational Tempelhof Airport.

    27.   Look up and admire the golden Neue Synagogue.

    28.   Make a luxurious purchase at KaDeWe, a high-end shopping mall

    29.   Blag your way into Berghain, the city’s most exclusive nightclub

    30.   Walk along the Berlin Wall and swot up on history at its educational touchpoints

    What is your must-see bucket list activities in Berlin? Let us know in the comments.

    Edited by Morag@BarrheadTravel


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