One of the most beautiful squares in Europe, the Gendarmenmarkt, is located in Berlin. Also, here is the world's largest open-air gallery - East Side Gallery. What else is waiting for us in the German capital?
If someone wants to take on the white sausage in a spicy tomato sauce with curry, drink a wheat beer, should plan a trip to the German capital as soon as possible. This typical Berlin set can be enjoyed at the Central Station, after visiting one of the bars there. If anyone has more patience, can wait with the meal until he finds one of the booths in the city center, considered to be iconic.
Hedonistic Disneyland for adults
Young people visit Berlin eagerly especially for one reason - parties. In the city there are hundreds of clubs and discos offering fun until dawn with all styles of music. The best-known is definitely club so36, located on Oranienstraße 19 (Kreuzberg). Normally it opens at 22, but life begins to throb until an hour later. The personnel must wear nurse outfit, while guests receive at the entrance a drink in a form of sugar cube. The restaurant is very large, and the style of music changes there every half an hour (carefully measured on the clock on the ceiling).
Fans of techno surely know the club Berghain, also famous abroad. Located inside an old power plant, has a fantastic sound system. There’s also a second club, Panorama Bar, separated from Berghain with stairs. It's a great place to relax after an exhausting dance, have a drink, listen to house music and return to the dance floor to the temple of techno.
Due to the severe selection it’s not easy to get into the club with the enigmatic name ://about blank. Long queues confirm that in inside great fun is guaranteed. Right next to the club are two other, Sisyphos and Wilde Renate, so if you won’t get inside ://about blank, you can try your luck in one of them. Those, who go to Berlin to immerse in hedonism, can go KitKat Club.
It's barely a fraction of all the places, where you can have fun till you drop. Berlin doesn’t sleep, and what happens in the city – stays there.
Things to do during the day
During the day, the city offers even more attractions, and tourists may run out of time to get to know all of them in one weekend. Berlin in bird's eye view looks the best from the TV tower at Alexanderplatz, or Fernsehtrum. Lift ticket for the terrace costs approx. 12 euros. Beautiful panorama stretches from the terrace of the Hotel Park Inn, which can be reached after paying 3 euros. Terrace is located on the 40th floor. Lovers of adrenaline can use the bungee jump (base flying) that the hotel offers.
It’s worth to visit the Pergamon Museum and climb the Stairs of Zeus to the top of the famous altar. It also houses the reconstructed Temple of Athena. In the museum you can take pictures of all objects except the head of Nefertiti, in the Egyptian Museum. The entrance costs approx. 10 euros.
You can also visit the glass dome at the parliament building. It weighs over 800 tons, and its height reaches 23.5 meters. The time you want to visit it must be booked via the Internet in advance, and the entrance is free. At the foot of the dome there’s an open terrace, where you can see many monuments (including the Brandenburg Gate) and the Tierpark.
Camping in Berlin
In the city there’s no shortage of hotels, private accommodation and hostels. If you’re seeking for cheaper accommodation you may be interested in the offer of Hotel & City-Camping Berlin (two centers: City Berlin Gartenfelder Straße 1, and City Potsdam Bäkehang 9A). Both centers advertise themselves as the cheapest campsites in Berlin. They are friendly for families with children, have places both for cars and motorhomes. Stay of an adult costs 5 euros per day, children aged 3-14 years - 2.5 euro, while a place for the motorhome costs 5-6 euros.
After the rest, you can see Berlin from the water side and take a cruise on the River Spree. From this perspective, you can see great Reichstag, the House of World Cultures, the cathedral and the island of museums of the nineteenth-century buildings. Cruise price amounts approx. 12 euros.