Known by the locals as Fernsehturm de Berlin, the Alexanderplatz tower is a TV tower located in Berlin. It looks like a really cool, really huge needle in the sky. It’s also the tallest building in Germany which is awesome!
There are so many museums all around Berlin, and they all have some really interesting artifacts. I’m typically not much of a museum girl for the most part, and although I was feeling lazy and tired on our museum day, I still enjoyed a lot of the things I saw. Also, it was summer and SWELTERING hot outside, so jumping into the air conditioning felt great.
We all know that parts of the Berlin Wall are still up in Berlin. But we also all learned about the fall of the Berlin Wall in high school history class. Well, you can find the line that marks where the wall used to be before its’ fall! It’s pretty cool to see.
I know, I know… Berlin doesn’t have any beaches. So what’s this beach bar? It’s a bar that’s been dressed up to look like it’s at a beach! You walk along a pathway, and on one side you have the river, on the other you have some really awesome graffiti, and at the end, you reach a ton of sand, and a beachy style bar. It was a really awesome place to chill out and have a few drinks. But when choosing your beer, be a little smarter than me… I accidentally picked a non-alcoholic beer. Where’s the fun in that!?
The Brandenburg Gate is an icon of Berlin, and one of the more well known historical landmarks in the city. If you go during the day, you can likely see some street performers entertaining all the tourists and passerby. If you go in the evening, you can see it lit up beautifully in the falling night.
The Cathedral is a stunning building with a lovely park to spend some relaxing time in! There’s also a fountain that provides a refreshing cool off, if you so please!
I’m sure many of you have seen photos of the different sized grey blocks taking up a huge chunk of area, but what you might not know is that this is actually Berlin’s ‘Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe’, also known as the Holocaust Memorial (the latter sounds a bit nicer rolling off the tongue…). Walking through it is so interesting, how they change size and height, it’s like walking through a concrete wonderland. It’s a really great and different way to memorialize the terrible genocide that happened.
I’m sure you thought this would be number 1, but it’s not! The Berlin Wall is a sight to see, that’s for sure, and walking along the great expanse of it is so interesting. You can see all the different art and graffiti that has been contributed to this iconic piece of German history, and it’s all so beautiful. Some of the art is really unusual, but it all makes for a great time.
Most cities in Europe offer a walking tour. Some are free, some are not. Berlin offers many different walking tours. Instead of choosing to do the basic walking tour, we decided to stray off the beaten path and do the alternative walking tour, and we were so glad we did! Not only was our tour guide super awesome, but he took us to places that we never would have found on our own! The beach bar and the line of the fallen wall were both two places he took us and we definitely wouldn’t have ended up there if we were strolling the city on a different tour (well, maybe the line we would have). He took us around and showed us some really incredible places with graffiti and art that was just as cool to see as the art on the Berlin Wall. Art is such a detrimental part of the history of Berlin, and this walking tour definitely showcases it. I highly suggest spending your time on this walking tour over any of the others. It was a very enjoyable way to spend a few hours!
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