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Best things to do in Berlin

Discover the city according to locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

Historic Site
“This famous historical sight is just 20mins away by foot. Visit the museums and amusement features on sight and have lunch in some of Kreuzberg's most famous restaurants. You could also visit its notorious bars later in the night. Enjoy! Nearby sights are the Topography of Terror and the Jewish Museum.”
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Shopping Centre
“This is the second mall in the direct surrounding of the appartment. Here you could find even more fashion labels, clothing stores, handbags -, shoes -, watches and jewelry stores, a high-tech store (Saturn), many restaurants with international quisine of different class, as well as two grocery stores (Edeka and Aldi - Discounter), two large art supply stores, sports wear stores, a bank office of the national bank - Sparkasse, a fitness gym with swimming pool and many more. Enjoy!”
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Plaza
“A very modern square with a lot to see. Among its sights are the Film Museum in the Sony Center (a building straight from the future), the Neue Nationalgalerie - where you can peruse modern art in a modern architectural icon by Mies van der Rohe -, as well as the Gemäldegalerie - a picture gallery home to famous paintings by the great old masters. Then there is still the Phillarmonie, and opposite to it, the Staatbibliothek (state library), both architectural masterpieces by local hero, Hans Scharoun. Do yourself a favor and go inside!”
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Monument / Landmark
“Cycle past this amazing and eye-opening grass-roots historic true-Berlin landmark.”
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Zoo
“Berlin's famous zoo is just a short S-Bahn train ride away. Inside its beautiful grounds you'll find the most comprehensive collection of species in the world. Open every day from 9:00 to 18:00.”
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Park
“Wonderful park with old trees and large grassy spaces. One of the few places in the city with a view and the only park with a wonderful. Monument and viewpoint reached by a small uphill climb. Cafes and restaurants nearby.”
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Burger Restaurant
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“A very typical Berlin style vibrant burger place and a cult for people in the city! Even worth visiting including surrounding area just for the experience!”
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Monument / Landmark
“Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe by Peter Eisenman, with an unmissable underground documentation center.”
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Park
“Trashy but very popular, nice spot in the heart of Kreuzberg, nice to go around there, restaurants, bars... ”
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Other Great Outdoors
“Market on Tuesdays and Fridays. Special atmosphere. Nice street food. Most interesting is around 5 pm, when the prices for groceries and fruit drop ridiculously... ”
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Hotel
“Amazing square with lots of places to visit and to have a breakfast or a lunch.”
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Plaza
“If you are looking for a place to shop for clothes, this is the place to go. There's hardly a flagship store of every more up-market brand missing if you stroll along Rosenthaler Straße and into Neue Schönhauser Straße. The Hackeschen Höfe are also worth checking out for their architecture and the backyard flair.”
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Miscellaneous Shop
“A regular shopping mall with a variety of things to buy, from clothing to electronics to food”
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Church
“Berliner Dom is the most beautiful cathedral in the City of Berlin, it is located beside the Lustgarten Park, Spree River and nearby the Museumsinsel. You can rest in the park in front and take a lot of stunning images! 30mins away by bus (Bus 200 from Potsdamer Platz)”
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Point of Interest
“Former airport and locals hangout and barbecue place during warm sunny days”
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History Museum
“ In addition to curating Jewish history, the Jewish Museum features collections of Jewish art. The permanent exhibition "Two Millennia of German Jewish History" presented Germany through the eyes of the Jewish minority. The Rafael Roth Gallery is located in the basement of the Jewish Museum Berlin. The collection is now divided into four areas: ceremonial objects and applied arts, fine arts, photography, and lastly, everyday culture. There are also temporary exhibits featuring a broad range of themes, eras and genres. Open every day from 9:00 to 20:00.”
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