When people think about visiting Europe, the capital of Germany is often at the top their lists and with good reason as there are many things to do in Berlin. Berlin is one of the most dynamic and exciting European destinations. It is a major bustling metropolis that is teeming with culture and history. No serious scholar of either subject would visit Germany without a stop to the famed city that produced so many great minds. Regardless whether you want to go to museums, historic sites, enjoy fine dining, or the famous nightlife, the many things to do in Berlin will not leave you disappointed.
Berlin is home to many museums and galleries that cater to a wide range of artistic tastes. If you are the kind of person who enjoys classic art then you should visit the Gemäldegalerie, or Painting Gallery. The Painting Galley has a very extensive collection of work by artists who are referred to as the “Old Masters.” Time wise, the scope of that museum’s collection spans the 13th to 18th centuries. If your artistic preference are on the more modern side of the spectrum then you will likely enjoy a stop at the world famous Neue Nationalgalerie. In English the name means The New National Gallery and it’s collection is indicative of that. The Neue Nationalgalerie specializes in modern European art of the 20th and 21st centuries. These are just two of Berlins many art galleries and museums.
For the history enthusiast Berlin has a lot to offer as well. It goes without saying that any scholar of Holocaust and Second World War would have a lot to see in Berlin. The list of World War II related sites is too numerous to write down. The same can be said for all the Cold War history. Berlin is home to the Stasi Museum, which chronicles the history of the East German secret police, Check Point Charlie which was the line at which the Iron Curtain fell, dividing Western and Eastern Europe, and moreover, a Cold War buff can even visit the remaining pieces of the Berlin Wall.
If you are looking for fine dining Berlin has a number of Michelin rated restaurants. In fact the famous guide book ranks the city quite highly when it comes to cuisine. Also popular in Berlin is the incredible and vibrant performing arts scene. At any given time, there are countless performances going on in the city from drama, to music, and beyond. Last but not least is Berlin’s famous nightlife. People travel from all over Europe to experience the incredible clubs and fantastic culture. In fact it is considered one of Europe’s premier nightlife destinations and caters to a wide range of interests and lifestyles.
So if you are looking for a fantastic trip to a major world capital, book a trip to Berlin. Not only is it one of the most popular places to visit in Germany, it is also one of the most historical and important cities in Europe. No backpacking trip is complete without stopping here.