One of the most beautiful squares in Europe, Gendarmenmarkt, is located in Berlin. It is also home to the world's largest open-air gallery - East Side Gallery. What else awaits us in the German capital?
If you fancy a white sausage in a spicy tomato sauce with curry, washed down with wheat beer, you should plan a trip to the German capital as soon as possible. You can eat this typical Berlin set already at the Main Railway Station, after entering one of the bars located there. If you have more patience, you may wait until you find one of the iconic booths in the city center.
Hedonic Disneyland for Adults
Young people like to visit Berlin for one reason - parties. There are hundreds of clubs and discos in the city offering fun until dawn with all styles of music. One of the most famous is club so36 , located at Oranienstraße 19 (Kreuzberg). Usually, it opens at 10 pm, but it does not start to bustle with life until an hour later. The staff wears nursing uniforms, and guests receive a drink in a lump of sugar upon entering. The venue is very large and the style of music changes every half an hour (meticulously measured on the clock under the ceiling).
Techno fans will surely know the Berghain club , also famous outside the country. Located inside an old power plant, it has a fantastic sound system. There is also a second club, the Panorama Bar, separated from Berghain by stairs. It's a great place to relax after an exhausting dance, have a drink, listen to house music and return to the dance floor at the techno temple.
Due to the strict selection, it is not easy to get into the club with the enigmatic name : // about blank . Long lines confirm that fun is guaranteed inside. There are two others right next to the club, Sisyphos and Wilde Renate, so if you fail, you can try your luck in one of them. On the other hand, those who go to Berlin to immerse themselves in hedonism can go, among others to the KitKat club.
This is just a fraction of all the places where you can party until you drop. Berlin does not sleep, and what happens in the city stays there.
Attractions of the day
During the day, the city offers even more attractions and you may not have enough time to get to know them all in one weekend. Berlin is best admired from the bird's eye view from the TV tower on Alexanderplatz, or Fernsehturm . The entrance ticket to the elevators to the revolving terrace costs approx. 12 euros. There is also a beautiful panorama from the terrace of the Park Inn hotel, which you can enter for 3 euros. The terrace is located on the 40th floor. Thrill-seekers can take advantage of the bungee jump (base flying) offered by the hotel.
It is worth going to the Pergamon Museum and climbing the Stair of Zeus to the very top of the famous altar. It also houses the reconstructed Temple of Athena. In the museum, you can take pictures of all objects except the head of Nefertiti in the Egyptian Museum. Admission costs around 10 euros.
You can also visit the glass dome on the parliament building. It weighs over 800 tons and is 23.5 meters high. The date of the visit must be booked online, and the entrance itself is free. There is an open terrace at the foot of the dome, from which you can see many sights (including the Brandenburg Gate) and the Tierpark.
Camping in Berlin
The city is full of hotels, private accommodation and hostels. People looking for cheaper accommodation may be interested in the Hotel & City-Camping Berlin offer (two sites: City Berlin on Gartenfelder Straße 1 and City Potsdam on Bäkehang 9A). Both centers advertise themselves as the cheapest campsites in Berlin. They are friendly for families with children, they have places for cars and campers. Adults will spend the night for 5 euros a day, children aged 3-14 - for 2.5 euros, while a motorhome seat costs 5-6 euros.
After the rest, you can see Berlin from the water and go on a cruise on the Spree. From this perspective, you can clearly see the Reichstag, the House of World Cultures, the cathedral or the museum island with 19th-century buildings. The price of the cruise is around 12 euros.
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