Berlin is full of exciting things to do and see, whether it be grabbing a bite to eat, sightseeing or heading out to a nightclub.
Check out Getting Around Berlin for information on travelling around Berlin and WCEU Accessibility page to find your way around Berlin with disabilities. You can also read Payment methods in Berlin for tips and advice on how to buy things during your visit.
Berlin is a popular tourist hotspot in Europe, and deservedly so. If you are interested in history and art or simply want to enjoy the local cuisine, Berlin will not disappoint.
The Reichstag has a rich and storied history and is the traditional home of the German government. Take a tour of the glass dome atop the building, added after reunification of East and West Germany, for a 360-degree view of the city. Admission is free, but you must register online to skip the queue and secure a date and time slot in advance. Bring a passport or European ID, and follow instructions sent to you on security and entry.
Address: Platz der Republik 1, 11011
This trendy strip can be found in the neighbourhood of Friedrichshain, a popular place for food in Berlin, known for its wide selection of yummy vegan food. A guided walking for vegans is on offer from Vegan Tours (website powered by WordPress).
Address: Simon-Dach-Straße, 10245
Berlin has a huge number of museums, many of the best of which are concentrated in the epicentre of Berlin’s thriving art scene on “Museum Island.” Here you will find the Pergamonmuseum (Pergamon Museum), Bode-Museum, Neues Museum (New Museum), Alte Nationalgalerie (Old National Gallery) and the Altes Museum (Old Museum). After a full day of museum hopping and admiring the Bust of Nefertiti and Gates of Babylon, you can cap off the evening at one of many cocktail bars, cafes and restaurants in the area.
Address: Museuminsel, 10178
Free walking tour
Join WCEU Communications team member Ryan Hellyer for a free walking tour of Berlin on the Wednesday before WCEU or choose another of many free walking tours on offer. Most tours include stories of Berlin’s history and a pass by the Reichstag, Brandenburg Gate, historic memorials and buildings, Alexanderplatz, the Berlin Wall and Checkpoint Charlie.
Known as a hip and vibrant neighbourhood in Berlin, Kreuzberg has trendy bars, clubs, eats, urban gardens and street art all around. Aside from being a popular place to buy a famous Berlin Döner Kebab, it is home to the East Side Gallery, where the most Instagrammable street art is found and the longest remaining piece of the Berlin wall has been turned into a 1.3 km-long piece of artwork.
WCEU Speaker, David Needham, signed up for a food and biking tour of Berlin. Cycling off the beaten path from East to West, you can explore how Berlin’s post-war history has shaped its food, people, places and street art, making it the vibrant city it is today.
Once the busiest airport in the world and the primary source of air traffic in and out of West Berlin during the Berlin Airlift, Tempelhof was permanently closed after reunification and is now used for tourism and recreation. Its public park has sprawling green areas for people and dogs, plus areas for cycling, walking and skateboarding. Tours are also available for the historic airport terminal building.
Address: Tempelhofer Damm, 12101