What are the best things to do in Berlin?

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Katherine Sacks

Berlin is home to a vibrant mix of Old World history, modern, International flair, and eclectic artisan studios and galleries. With such a wide spread of attractions, visitors have an array of options at their fingertips, and there is really something for everyone in Berlin.

History buffs can dig into Berlin’s storied past by touring the Deutsches Historische Museum, checking out the remains of the Berlin Wall, and walking around Olympiastadion. Art aficionados will enjoy the city’s wide variety, everything from the classic paintings inside the Alte National Galerie and the modern Hamburger Banhof (inside a former train station) to a growing number of smaller, avant-garde galleries. If you appreciate architecture, Berlin’s varied style can be seen in the neoclassic Brandenburger Tor, the GDR-era Alexanderplatz, and the modern Potsdamer Platz. Nature lovers can enjoy a walk through Tiergarten park, enjoy the flora and fauna at the Botanischer Garten, or head west to Berlin’s popular Wannsee Lake, whose beaches are heavily packed come summertime. And fashionistas will appreciate the city’s luxury department stores and neighborhoods like Mitte and Prenzlauer Berg, where you can find first-rate boutiques, as well as great vintage finds.

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