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Museums

Pergamon Museum

Place: Berlin

The Pergamon Museum houses three museums: the Collection of Classical Antiquities, the Museum of Near Eastern Art and the Museum of Islamic Art. It also exhibits works of art from Greek and Roman antiquity.

https://www.smb.museum/museen-und-einrichtungen/pergamonmuseum/home.html

New Museum

Place: Berlin

Since 2009, the Neues Museum has housed the Egyptian Museum and Papyrus Collection with the bust of Nefertiti, the Museum of Prehistory and Early History with objects from the treasure of Priamos as well as parts of the Collection of Classical Antiquities.

https://www.smb.museum/museen-und-einrichtungen/neues-museum/home.html

German Museum of Technology

Place: Berlin

The Deutsches Technikmuseum (German Museum of Technology) offers you a multifaceted spectrum of old and new technology and its many references to the cultural and everyday history of mankind. With daily demonstrations, visitor activities and guided tours, the German Museum of Technology is an interactive place of learning and experience. An extensive library on the history of technology and the historical archive complete the offer.

https://sdtb.de/stiftung/startseite/

Museum of Natural History

Place: Berlin

The Museum of Natural History in Berlin is the largest natural history museum in Germany, alongside the Senckenberg Museum in Frankfurt and the Alexander Koenig Zoological Research Museum in Bonn.

https://www.museumfuernaturkunde.berlin/

Kienberg Park

Place: Berlin

The Kienbergpark, named after the Kienberg in Berlin-Hellersdorf, is a 60 hectare park with a 1.5 km long cable car completed for the IGA (International Garden Exhibition) in 2017. Keep an eye on everything as you float over the heads of other visitors.

https://gruen-berlin.de/kienbergpark

Schorfheide Game Park

Place: Groß Schönebeck

The Schorfheide Game Park is just an hour's drive from Berlin in the middle of the forest. Hundreds of square kilometres of forest - some of which even belong to the UNESCO World Heritage - invite you to hike and relax.

https://www.wildpark-schorfheide.de/de/

Potsdam

Place: Potsdam

Potsdam has much more to offer than its famous parks and castles. The inner city of Brandenburg's state capital, located directly southwest of Berlin, is also well worth a visit and offers a lot to discover on a day trip.

Please have a look at the excursion tips of our Potsdam hotels for details.

https://www.potsdamtourismus.de/

Grunewald tower

Place: Berlin

Take a deep breath. Around you far and wide only forest and water!

From the Grunewald tower you can enjoy this panorama. The western outskirts of Berlin are green - here in the middle of the Grunewald is the 55 metre high Grunewald Tower. From its viewing platform you have a wonderful view of the forest, meadows and water - the ideal photo spot.

https://www.berlin.de/sehenswuerdigkeiten/3560626-3558930-grunewaldturm.html

Citadel Spandau

Place: Berlin

The Spandau Citadel is one of the best-preserved Renaissance fortresses in Europe. History comes to life here as you roam the grounds of the citadel.

From the old town of Spandau you can reach the citadel in only 10 minutes on foot. The former military fortress from the 16th century is today a place where countless cultural events take place: Medieval festivals, music festivals, theatre and exhibitions.

http://www.zitadelle-berlin.de/

Events

Carnival of Cultures

Place: Berlin

Every year at Whitsun Berlin shows its most beautiful side: cosmopolitan and international, dynamic and full of life, diverse and colourful.

At the Carnival of Cultures you can let yourself be enchanted by impressive dancers and music from all over the world.

https://www.karneval-berlin.de/de/karneval.html

Fête de la Musique

Place: Berlin

The idea for the Fête de la Musique came from France. Since 1995, this festival has also achieved cult status in Berlin. Within the framework of the Fête de la Musique there is an exception for street music, so that amateurs and professionals of all musical styles can present their skills without a fee on public streets, squares and green spaces from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. free of charge.
The festival runs through all twelve Berlin districts. Locations where you can discover a lot with short distances are Spandauer Altstadt, Revaler Straße in Friedrichshain, Karl-Marx-Allee, Friedrichstraße, Unter den Linden and Rosa-Luxemburg-Platz.

https://www.fetedelamusique.de/

Berlinale

Place: Berlin

The Berlin International Film Festival, or Berlinale for short, is an annual film festival held in Berlin. The film festival is now one of the most important in the world. Within ten days, the Berlinale shows up to 400 films of various genres and genres. Around 300,000 tickets are sold to the public.

https://www.berlinale.de/de/HomePage.html

Berlin Marathon

Place: Berlin

It is the largest one-day sports event in Germany. Over 40,000 runners from around 120 countries traditionally take part in the Berlin Marathon every September. The 42.195 kilometre long course passes many famous sights such as the Siegessäule, the Brandenburg Gate, the Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church, the Berlin Cathedral and the television tower.

The day before, the mini-marathon will take place with more than 10,000 children. Have you been dreaming of taking part in a marathon? Not bad at all. Let yourself be carried away by the masses and cheer on the athletes!

https://www.bmw-berlin-marathon.com/

Festival of Lights

Place: Berlin

Every year in October, numerous buildings and squares are bathed in a new light from 7 p.m. to midnight. Thus also well-known sights like the Brandenburger gate or the Berlin cathedral become exciting again and pull also old-established citizens of Berlin from the sofa.

You are only in Berlin for a few days and would like to experience as much as possible? Of course there are also many special tours on land and water for this attractive event.

https://festival-of-lights.de/

City Trips

The Berlin of the Homeless

Place: Berlin

How do you live as a homeless person in Berlin? Where do you sleep, what do you eat? During the city tours of "querstadtein" the former homeless guides will show you the places of their past and tell you about their lives. This is not only extraordinarily exciting and brings a new perspective on the familiar, but at the same time promotes dialogue with a fringe group of society that is too often forgotten. Guided tours through Charlottenburg-Wilmersdorf and Mitte are currently offered.

https://querstadtein.org/

Berlin's darkest secrets

Place: Berlin

There is an incredible amount of history in Berlin, but you don't see it on every street corner. The "Berlin Trail Search" is dedicated to the most exciting and above all darkest episodes in Berlin's history - the colonial past, eugenics and euthanasia in the 20th century, the criminal Kreuzberg or the history of poverty in Berlin. Join a tour, on foot or on your bike, and be sure to tell stories about Berlin that even very few Berliners will be able to tell.

http://www.berliner-spurensuche.de/

City history from below

Place: Berlin

The "Berlin Underworlds" have long since ceased to be a secret, but they still remain hidden to most Berliners. Air-raid shelters from the Second World War, abandoned underground stations, bunkers from the Cold War, the Kindl brewery in Neukölln and escape tunnels during the Wall period - you can learn a lot about the city's history under the streets of Berlin.

https://www.berliner-unterwelten.de/

Smartphone through Berlin

Place: Berlin

Without a city guide, but armed only with a smartphone, you can explore Berlin's neighborhoods. The audio walks of "Stadt im Ohr" take you to the most interesting corners of the city and tell you many stories about people and buildings. With the "City in the Ear" app, you can get the audio guides on your smartphone and off you go: through Berlin Mitte, Friedrichshain, Friedenau and Wedding.

https://stadt-im-ohr.de/

Berlin culinary

Place: Berlin

The culinary city tours of "eat-the-world" take you through Berlin's neighborhoods and open new doors for even the most seasoned gastronomic fans. In addition to various delicacies in carefully selected restaurants and shops, you will of course receive additional background information on the respective neighborhood. The tours take three hours, during which you will be served a total of seven samples.

https://www.eat-the-world.com/
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