A truly tragic and poignant piece of history that no visit to Berlin would be complete without witnessing for yourself. Getting lost within it (literally) is an experience you won't forget.
Former West Berlin
Abounded American Spy station during the Second World War outside the city! It's an insider tip, a must if you seek adventure. Many artists works on art installations there and the view it's just Wow
Rosenthaler Straße 39
Scruffy little laneway, hidden from sight and boasting cute little shops, galleries, the Otto Weidt museum and the permanent Anne Frank exhibition. History in this often ignored area is captivating!
Teufelsberg Listening Station
There are loads of abandoned buildings in Berlin but does it get any weirder than an old US listening station built on an artificial mountain made of rubble on top of a Nazi military college? Nein.
Straße des 17. Juni
This is Berlins magnificent symbol and in the middle of a multicultural city. The Berlin Wall was right beside it in the past
Berlin Stasi Prison
I didn't feel too comfortable snapping pics inside, but this is something you have to experience. Take a guided tour from a former prisoner and try to gain scope of the Stasi's operations. Chilling.
Grünhofer Weg 30
In-between apartments with a limited supply of €? Then it's a fiver a night tent in a disused hangar for you my friend. Bring a can-do attitude and a few bottles of red wine, you're going to need it!
Platz der Republik 1
It's so, so easy to never get round to this if you live in Berlin. Don't let it happen. Aerial views of the entire cityscape with a walking audio tour that unravels the capital's incredible history.
Abandoned Iraqi Embassy
No one bothered to empty this place of documents and books. There's a tiny room w/ a ladder leading onto the roof. Kinda illegal so I'm not saying I went or that you should go. Unrelated topic: I lie.
This may looking like nothing, but I assure you, it isn't. This is all that remains of the Führerbunker, a chilling piece of history that's very hard to comprehend. Should be seen by all.
Berlin's most iconic monument and Germany's tallest structure! Amazing 386m high view of this incredible city, located in the touristy Alexanderplatz, but totally worth it!
Formally the Ministry of Aviation, and the heart of the Luftwaffe for Nazi Germany. Eerily this is one of the few buildings that was completely unscathed by Allied bombing. A moving historical site.
Straße des 17. Juni
The gate is beautiful when the sun is setting. Near the gate is a monument with a timeline of a war. It's a symbol of both division and reunification of Berlin
Once a month all the city streets belongs to the bike's lovers! The Critical Mass event shows up against the traffic laws but it's also a relaxing and fun way to discover Berlin!
Strolling under the purple wisteria in summer is a joy! In winter watching the snow fall into the Engelbecken is one of the most relaxing ways to spend a cold afternoon. Grab a snack, enjoy the view!
Soviet War Memorial
Built to commemorate fallen Soviet soldiers during the Battle of Berlin, this monument served as the GDR's main war memorial. It is a bleak yet breathtaking reminder of Berlin's past.
If like me, you continually forget that Sundays are closed for supermarket shopping, then Hauptbahnhof is your best friend. When a späti just isn't going to cut it, HBh has saved me more than once!
One of the central squares of the capital; Pariser Platz is flanked by the Brandenburg Gate, the renowned Hotel Adlon and the Berlin Academy of Arts. A heaving hub of activity, day or night.
A must-see experience of Berlin that you won't regret. If you've got a few hours to kill, grab a ticket as it's so worth the wait. Marvel at the beauty that is Berlin from her iconic TV Tower!
Askanischer Platz 6
Imagine at Anhalter Bahnhof was the biggest and most important train station of Berlin - and it seemed to have been very beautiful
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