Things to do
The pulsating energy of Berlin is never more present than after sundown. Whatever your musical tastes – ambient, drum and bass, pop or even something more classical – you’ll find somewhere that suits. Berliners have a seemingly insatiable appetite for partying, so expect venues to remain open into the early hours.
Berlin’s thriving art scene can be found in over 400 galleries – many housed in unique spaces, like the Hamburger Bahnhof – Museum für Gegenwart, which is part of an old railway station. Or the KW Institute for Contemporary Art that’s in an ex-margarine factory. And art has become part of the fabric of the city at the East Side Gallery. The murals that cover the remnants of the Berlin Wall here form the world’s biggest open-air gallery.
There are historical sites and landmarks seemingly on ever corner – revealing Berlin’s divisive past and contemporary reunification. Here you can visit Checkpoint Charlie, The Reichstag, Brandenburg Gate and humbling monuments such as the Topographie des Terrors and Berlin Wall Memorial.