Berlin is a wonderful European capital with an impressive history. The capital of Germany has become one of the most important tourist destinations in the world, and it definitely has a unique, beautiful charm. To make the most of your trip, stay in Scheunenviertel, the old Jewish neighborhood in the Mitte district, a charismatic labyrinth of shopping streets, elegant cafes and hotels, offering affordable prices.
If you don’t want to have breakfast at your hotel, go to Münzstrasse 8, more specifically the Oliv restaurant, to enjoy a great coffee and delicious meals with eggs and fruit salads, which will provide you with the energy you need for a day in Berlin.
Then head directly to the Museuminsel, a very important, a complex of five UNESCO World Heritage Museums, showcasing 6,000 years of European and international history. The museums open their gates at 10 am, which means that if you can get there early you’ll have a good chance of not meeting large groups of tourists. Focus on two of these museums: The first is the Pergamonmuseum (Am Kupfergraben 5) with the ancient Pergamon and the Ishtar Babylonian Gate. Then, prepare to meet the Egyptian queen Nefertiti, whose bust is the main attraction of the recently opened Neues Museum.
After visiting these amazing museums, take on a relaxing cruise on the Spree river, which will show you even more about the history of Berlin. Discover traditional old buildings, bars, and check out the beautiful architecture of the central train station.
Then, take a taxi to the Fischers Fritz restaurant for a truly unique dish of fish and seafood. In the afternoon, for three courses you’ll only pay 47 euros. You can also order only two courses (35 euros). The restaurant is also famous for having the best chocolate in the city.
Next, head on to the Gendarmenmarkt, the most charming market in Berlin, where the German and French cathedrals are located, as well as the Konzerthaus, the concert hall.
You can also visit the famous Charlie Checkpoint, dating back to the Cold War, which is now a very important tourist attraction. Next, go north towards Friedrichstrasse to Unter den Linden, Berlin’s largest boulevard, then take a left on Pariser Platz, where you’ll find another important landmark, the Brandenburg Gate
Then return to the Scheunenviertel street, where you will find a lot of shops where you can buy nice gifts for your friends and family. Try a traditional Vietnamese soup at the Vietnamese pho Restaurant, and then spend an enjoyable night on a journey through time in Chamäleon Variete, where cabaret is brought back to life in an Art Nouveau ballroom, located in the open air complex of Hackesche Höfe.
Another great place to visit is the Clärchens Ballhaus, a 19th century dance hall where everyone, regardless of age, dances along tango, swing and disco rhythms. And while there, do not forget to watch the beautiful on the rooftop terrace during summer.