During my first trip to Europe, out of all the cities I had the chance to visit, Berlin resonated with me the most. I don’t know if it was because of the similarities to my home town Seattle, the outrageous variety in food or the unbelievable art scattered throughout the city or something else. Whatever it was, Berlin had a true mysteriousness that drew me in the entire week I spent there. It was nothing short of incredible. With that being said, I’ve compiled a list of my absolute must things to do in Berlin.
1East Side Gallery
The East Side Gallery was one of my favorite things to see in Berlin. This is the longest remaining stretch of the Berlin Wall. It’s been transformed into an incredible art gallery and is quite enjoyable to see, rain or shine! Take some iconic photos for your instagram feed or get a padlock and lock it on the gate. Enjoy one of the most amazing things to see in Berlin.
2Urban Spree Art Gallery
This was one of my favorite things to see during my time in Berlin. The Urban Spree Art Gallery features art in several different formats by local creators. I snagged a one-off t-shirt and my friends found a couple cool paintings to take home. For every art fanatic, visiting the Urban Spree Art Gallery is an absolute must.
Klunchenkronich was a very interesting experience for my friends and I, in both good and bad ways. The bad being, this spot is extremely hard to find. The space actually occupies the rooftop of a mall in the middle of Berlin. My tip to you, when you get to the mall, take the escalators to the top floor, navigate your way to the elevators and go up some more. Eventually you’ll find, to me, the most beautiful view of Berlin. Sip a beer and enjoy a panoramic view of Berlin. You can also listen to some awesome live Japanese pop bands and enjoy some delicious house-made snacks.
If you’re into strange things, you can’t miss Berlin’s upside-down bar; Madame Claude. We weren’t there for long but this mysterious establishment was really well done and fun. They have live music on the weekends and literally almost everything is upside-down, almost. You can also enjoy the different themed rooms while you relax with your friends and chat life.
5Go For A Walk
Honestly, Berlin is a relatively safe place, especially during the daytime. I highly recommend just going on an adventure and take a walk across town. Check out the local shops, fill your belly with delicious treats from local restaurants and be enamored by the never ending art throughout the city.