What to do during a stay in Berlin?

29th April 2021

What to do during a stay in Berlin?

Are you going to Berlin for the weekend and are you lost in the midst of all the things to do? We will try to help you discover Berlin, with its best addresses and a tour to make sure you don't miss out on anything of the city. Before you set off to discover the city, to make the most of your stay, remember to book your accommodation (hotel, apartment hotel, short-term rental, etc.). Your accommodation will be the key to a successful stay. Discover our selection of visits, outings and good addresses in Berlin.

Visiting historic Berlin


The German capital is a city steeped in history with a rich heritage. While it would be difficult to see it all in one trip to Berlin, here are a few must-sees.


Book a short term rental near the remains of the Berlin Wall


The Berlin Wall divided the city in two for 28 years until it fell in 1989. A section that remains standing along the Berlin river Spree is a must-see. To learn more about its history, there are several sites dedicated to it, such as the Berlin Wall Memorial. Book your short term rental in Berlin near the remains of the Wall.


Gedenkstätte Berliner Mauer - Bernauer Str. 111, 13355 Berlin


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Find accommodation in Berlin near the Holocaust Memorial Labyrinth


The Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe was opened in 2005 in the heart of the city. On 19,000 m2, 2,711 grey steles of different sizes and without inscriptions were placed in a labyrinth. Designed by the artist Peter Eisenman, this monumental place of remembrance does not leave its visitors indifferent.


Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe - Cora-Berliner-Straße 1, 10117 Berlin

Weekend in Berlin
Weekend in Berlin


Book a furnished flat in Berlin near the Unterwelten-Museum


Berlin has a lively underground life! The city is full of tunnels, galleries and bunkers. They were dug out during the Second World War as a place of refuge and are now home to Berlin's hottest parties. If you are not in the mood for a party, the Berliner Unterwelten (Berlin Underground) association offers you the chance to discover the city's underground world.


Berliner Unterwelten (Berliner Unterwelten e.V.) - Brunnenstraße 105, 13355 Berlin


Find an apartment-hotel in Berlin near the Reichstag Palace


Built in 1884 and designed by the German architect Paul Wallot, this neo-classical building housed the Reichstag within its walls from 1894. Today it is the seat of the German Parliament and is open to the public. The building contains many works of art, remnants of the Nazi party, and a spectacular glass dome designed by Norman Foster, from which you can enjoy a panoramic view of the city.


Reichstag Palace - Platz der Republik 1, 11011 Berlin


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Accommodation in Berlin near Charlottenburg Palace


This sumptuous palace, commissioned by Queen Sophie-Charlotte, second wife of Frederick III, was designed by the architect Nering. It was originally built between 1695 and 1699 and then extended several times until 1713. What's on the agenda for your visit? Lavish rococo decorations on the inside, and baroque, fairytale gardens on the outside.


Schloss Charlottenburg - Spandauer Damm 10-22, 14059 Berlin


Choose furnished accommodation in Berlin near Checkpoint Charlie


During the Cold War, people had to pass through border crossings to enter East or West Berlin. Now a historical site, Checkpoint Charlie is one of the most poignant reminders of this period of political division.


Checkpoint Charlie - Friedrichstraße 43-45, 10117 Berlin


Discover Berlin's cultural and leisure activities


Berlin is renowned for its cultural and artistic landscape. There are around 170 museums and hundreds of theatres. It's impossible to get bored! It is a pleasant city to live in, and also has a number of places to relax where Berliners and tourists like to meet at weekends or at the end of the day. Our ideas for going out and having fun in Berlin. You can also consult the website of the Berlin Tourist Office.


Book a furnished flat in Berlin in the Museum Island district


The Museum Island is located right in the centre of Berlin on the famous river Spree. It includes 5 prestigious museums dedicated to Egyptian art, classical antiquities, Islamic art, 19th century paintings and sculptures, Byzantine art, etc. There is something for everyone! This museum complex is one of the most important in the world. The complex was even listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1999.


Museumsinsel - Bodestraße 1-3, 10178 Berlin


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An apartment-hotel in the centre of Berlin to learn about street art


In Berlin, art is everywhere. It can be found in museums as well as on the streets. Many of the city's walls are covered in street art. So be sure to look around while you're out and about! One wall in particular, located in the East Side Gallery, a remnant of the historic Berlin Wall, is covered in a mural that is well worth a look.


East Side Gallery - Mühlenstraße 3-100, 10243 Berlin


Accommodation in Berlin near the Tiergarten


If you need to go green, head to the Tiergarten. Nestled in the heart of the city, it stretches over 210 hectares. Formerly a royal hunting ground, it was transformed into a park by Frederick III at the end of the 17th century. A real green lung of Berlin, it gives its visitors the impression of being in the middle of a forest. It is the ideal place to relax and get away from the hustle and bustle of the city.


Teich im Tiergarten - Str. des 17. Juni, 10557 Berlin


Choose a furnished rental in Berlin to immerse yourself in the Badeschiff


The Badeschiff is Berlin's most famous swimming pool. Set on the Spree, Berlin's river, it seems to float on the water. This impressive facility opened in 2004 and is also equipped with a huge wooden deck with sunbeds for relaxing between swims. You can swim in the Badeschiff in summer as well as when it snows, because in winter the pool is covered.


Badeschiff - Eichenstraße 4, 12435 Berlin


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Feast on Berlin's culinary delights


Berlin is without doubt one of the most beautiful business destinations. The city's leisure, history and culture are not its only assets. Berlin is also a capital where you can eat well. The culinary diversity is impressive, not to mention the beer that accompanies every dish. Here are five specialities and a selection of beer bars to relax in after a day of business meetings.


Currywurst on the go


Ideal between meetings when you don't really have time for lunch, currywurst is a typical Berlin street food dish. This no-frills dish became popular in the post-war era. It consists of a sausage, boiled or grilled, sliced or whole, topped with tomato sauce and curry. It is usually served with chips.


Where to eat it? In Berlin's snack bars such as:


Konnopke's Imbiß - Schönhauser Allee 44b, 10435 Berlin

Curry 36 - Mehringdamm 36, 10961 Berlin

Bier's Kudamm 195 - Kurfürstendamm 195, 10707 Berlin


The very popular Döner Kebab


Berlin is a cosmopolitan city and its cuisine is full of traditions from other countries. Invented in the 1970s in Berlin, the kebab is the traditional Turkish sandwich filled with spit-roasted veal or lamb. But in the German capital, the kebab is much more gourmet than the one we are used to. The delicately grilled meat is accompanied by fresh and tasty vegetables and raw vegetables.


To enjoy a doner kebab, go to Mustafa's Gemüse Kebap - Mehringdamm 32, 10961 Berlin


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The traditional Eisbein


German cuisine is known for its body-consciousness. Eisbein is a typical German dish. It consists of a pork shank with pea puree and sauerkraut: something to warm up with! In the same vein, there is the Kasseler Rippenspeer, smoked and salted pork ribs or the Schlachtplatte, a dish of black pudding, liver sausage and pig's trotters. Most of Berlin's main courses are accompanied by Pellkartoffel, or potatoes in French, which replace bread and are cooked with all kinds of sauces.


Here are two places to try the typical specialities:


Zur letzten Instanz - Waisenstraße 14-16, 10179 Berlin

Kartoffelkeller - Albrechtstraße 14B, 10117 Berlin


The delicious Berliner Pfannkuchen


For breakfast, snack or dessert, you can enjoy a Berliner Pfannkuchen. This large doughnut is filled with jam, custard or chocolate. This sweet little treat is a popular accompaniment to the coffee break, a sacred moment for Berliners.


Käsekuchen, German cheesecake


This cheesecake is the German version of the classic Anglo-Saxon cheesecake. Just like the Berliner Pfannkuchen, Berliners love it with a good coffee. Where can you find these sweet treats? In most of the city's pastry shops, such as :


Sammy`s Berliner Donuts - Sophienstraße 30, 10178 Berlin

Barcomis Deli - Sophienstraße 21, 10178 Berlin

Sugarclan - Original Berliner Pfannkuchen - Grünberger Str. 85, 10245 Berlin

Princess Cheesecake - Tucholskystraße 37, 10117 Berlin

Siebert Bakery - Schönfließer Str. 12, 10439 Berlin


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Taste the countless varieties of German beer


Germany is undoubtedly the land of beer. And even if you're not in Munich, you won't go hungry in Berlin. Our selection of bars to try.


Madame Claude to lose your bearings and drink a pint upside down.

Madame Claude - Lübbener Str. 19, 10997 Berlin


Badfish Bar for a friendly atmosphere with electronic music.

Badfish Bar - Stargarder Str. 14, 10437 Berlin


Vagabund Brauerei for bottled beers.

Vagabund Brauerei - Antwerpener Str. 3, 13353 Berlin


Bei Schlawinchen for 24-hour beer drinking in a vintage setting.

Bei Schlawinchen - Schönleinstraße 34, 10967 Berlin


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