No other city in Europe can offer the cultural dynamism, atmosphere and history of Berlin. After the fall of the Wall in 1989, huge sums of money were spent restoring the city to its former glory, and a city break to Berlin is a great way to explore this dynamic city.
Here are 3 things to do when enjoying a short break to Berlin:
Visit Museum Island
Towards the eastern end of Unter den Linden is the UNESCO World Heritage Site, Museum Island. Museum Island is home to five of Berlin’s most important museums and is a great place to spend a day. Highlights include the bust of Nefertiti and the stunning Pergamonmuseum, one of the world’s major archaeological museums.
Badeschiff (Bathing Ship)
One of the most unique tourist attractions in Berlin is the floating public swimming pool called the Badeschiff (bathing ship). The swimming pool was converted from the hull of a cargo ship and also has an area for soaking up the sun. At night, the pool turns into an ultra-cool live music venue that plays host to some of the most well-known DJ’s from around the world.
Stroll Through Berlin’s Past
One of the best ways to immerse yourself in the history of this great city is to simply take a stroll. A great place to start is on the Unter den Linden which has monuments that span the city’s unique history. At the heart of the Unter den Linden is the magnificent and iconic Brandenburg Gate and to the north of the Gate is the German Parliament’s Reichstag which was reconstructed by Paul Baumgarten between 1961 and 1964.