My best travel tips for first-time visitors to Berlin

I love Berlin

Two years ago, I was so lucky to visit Berlin in Germany together with my family. I have always loved big cities, and this is no exception. The only bad thing about the vacation was that it was too short. We found there was so much to see and do in Berlin, and unfortunately, we didn’t get a chance to experience it all. But hey, there’s always a next time! Luckily, we did get a chance to see the tourist attractions and places we originally wanted to. It was only after arriving we realized how much more there was. These are my tips for any first-time traveler to Berlin. 

Charlottenburg Palace in Berlin

Charlottenburg Palace in Berlin

Do you want to feel like a prince or a princess for a day? Then this is the location for you! What’s the rent on this place? Have a peaceful walk around the Palace and take in the beauty of the famous surrounding gardens. I honestly felt like I and my entire family had traveled back in time. Pretend you’re from the rococo period and feel like royalty in the biggest palace in Berlin. For over 300 years it has been standing there with all of its beauty, only 20 minutes away from the center of Berlin. If you want, you can book a tour HERE

Brandenburg Gate

One of the most famous landmarks in all of Germany. You can not leave Berlin before paying this place a visit. The city gate has been standing for over 250 years. Brandenburg Gate once represented the division that was during the Cold War, but now has been transformed into a symbol for unity and peace. On this historical location in 1987, Ronald Reagan uttered the now-famous sentence: “Mr. Gorbachov – tear down this wall!”. Thinking about how much this place has meant for history and the world, this is definitely a place you have to visit and experience for yourself. 

Brandenburg Gate in Berlin

Checkpoint Charlie in Berlin

One of the most known and famous symbols in Berlin from the Cold War. Checkpoint Charlie used to be the border crossing between West and East Berlin. Now one of the biggest tourist attractions in Germany. We took so many pictures from here, that we could fill up an entire photo album. It was so amazing having more than a week in such an interesting city. But I still have so many more things on my list over places I want to see in Germany. 

So much to experience!  

Besides having just the most fascinating historical sites and attractions, there are a lot of other things to do in Berlin. The food is absolutely amazing and I must have gained quite a lot of weight just during this week. No to mention all the beer! Gotta love a nation that cherishes their beer as much as Germany does! Have you been to Germany? What are other must-see places in your opinion? Do you want to read more of my travel tips? Click HERE if you’d like to read about my favorite neighborhood in London!

– A