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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Department Store
“Opened in 1907, it is the most famous department store in Germany and the largest department store in continental Europe.”
  • 261 locals recommend
Plaza
“You like New York? Ok welcome in little New York haha i mean welcome at Potsdamer Platz. Big buildings and many lights in the evening. Good place for shopping and shoot photos.”
  • 170 locals recommend
Zoo
“Oldest zoo in Germany. Together with the aquarium it is the most visited place in Berlin.”
  • 136 locals recommend
Neighbourhood
“The central district of Tiergarten is known for the huge park of the same name, home to the Berlin zoo, the Victory Column with its winged statue and the lively, lakeside Café am Neuen See. To the south, galleries and designer shops around Potsdamer Strasse attract art lovers and in-the-know visitors. Bordering Potsdamer Platz, the Kulturforum includes several State Museums and the Berliner Philharmonie concert hall. ”
  • 173 locals recommend
Capitol Building
“Climbing up the dome and seeing the federal parliament at work is one of Berlin's most popular attractions. This is unfortunately not as convenient to access as it once was. It remains free but visitors need to book a few days in advance through the Bundestag website.”
  • 110 locals recommend
Monument / Landmark
“Berlin's Siegessäule - Victory Column - is another of Berlin's monuments that has reinvented itself through the ages - from symbol of Prussian military victory in the 19th century to a favourite tourist spot today. As US Presidential candidate, Barack Obama chose the Siegessäule as the alternative spot to the Brandenburg Gate for his speech to 200,000 Berliners on July 24, 2008. ”
  • 89 locals recommend
Church
“The tower ruins of the new-romanesque church destroyed during world war II, which today is a museum and memorial to peace.”
  • 90 locals recommend
Cocktail Bar
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“Very stylish, different from Berlin's own style but still modern and hipster. Very nice view of the city. ”
  • 115 locals recommend
Capitol Building
“Neo-Renaissance style parliament building with a Norman Foster glass dome and panoramic city views.”
  • 42 locals recommend
Shopping Mall
“Stroll through this concept mall with many young designers and innovative products. At the end of the day, you can enjoy a cocktail in the Monkey Bar and let the evening fade away while watching the animals at the nearby zoo.”
  • 91 locals recommend
Beer Garden
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“All-day seasonal cuisine by the fireplace or outside by the water, before breakfast over the pizza to the cocktail.”
  • 108 locals recommend
Park
“It is the biggest and most beautiful park in Berlin, includes monuments, pathways and a few special gardens inside, An absolute must on your Berlin trip ! A few minutes on foot and you will be there”
  • 65 locals recommend
Art Museum
“When they have an exhibition during your stay - go there. I somehow really like the space and the art they exhibit there ”
  • 75 locals recommend
Concert Hall
“Modern concert hall of the Berliner Philharmoniker from 1960 with gold-colored facade and tent-like structure.”
  • 44 locals recommend
Clothing Store
“67 meter high gilded pillar with viewing platform, which is reminiscent of the victory in the German-Danish War.”
  • 20 locals recommend
Movie Theatre
“A cinema from another time, you should book the "loge" to enjoy a cold drink served directly in your big leather armchair.”
  • 35 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Beer Garden
“All-day seasonal cuisine by the fireplace or outside by the water, before breakfast over the pizza to the cocktail.”
  • 108 locals recommend
Café
“Chic, Viennese-style coffeehouse in a Neo-Renaissance villa known for its fresh pastries & cakes”
  • 38 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Middle Eastern food, beautiful view, nice atmosphere and drinks. You can also enjoy the Monkey Bar after eating - reservation required!”
  • 20 locals recommend
Beer Garden
“Family-run restaurant with beer garden and river views serving hearty German and international cuisine.”
  • 25 locals recommend
Gastropub
“Very old bar/restaurant with good german food. The atmosphere is very nice and the whole place reminds a bit of old Berlin... As it is a small place, seats are limited - you should reserve in adavance.”
  • 15 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
“Restaurant on a boat. You can sit outside of inside. Very beautifu view to the river and bridge. ”
  • 19 locals recommend
Bar
“This old-school bar and restaurant sits underneath an S-Bahn station. Portions are huge, the beer is cold and the staff is super friendly.”
  • 20 locals recommend
Brewery
“Some great beers and amazing food. They turned a bunch of containers into a really cozy and welcoming place. ”
  • 15 locals recommend

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