A trip to Berlin

by Camilla Nørager

Welcome to the capital of Germany - one of the most popular Western European cities. There is a mind-blowing amount of history, culture and architecture in this city. You will never run out of things to see!

Berlin has been the center point in a gruesome war. It has been torn apart, reunited, destroyed and built back up. The whole city is a monument in itself. The city oozes of charm and soul with its dramatic past in the rear view, and now being a modern big city in constant development.

What to experience

There are so many things to do and experience in Berlin. You will find hundreds of attractions, which makes it exciting for first time visitors. It can also be overwhelming, which is why we have collected a guide with some of our favorite things to experience in the capital.

Berliner Fernsehturm: the capital, like most of the country, is very flat. Therefore, you will inevitably spot the 368 m tall television tower. At the top of the tower, you will get a 360-degree view over Berlin.

Berliner Dom: this is the biggest and most beautiful cathedral in Berlin. It was unfortunately severely damaged during WW2, it was not before 1993 that it was fit for use again. For another great view over Berlin, make sure to make your way up to the green dome.

Brandenburger Tor: it would be safe to say that you have not really been to Berlin before you have been to the world-known city gate at the end of Unter den Linden. This is the last of a total of 18 city gates. Today the gate is a symbol of freedom and the reunion of Germany.

Holocaust Memorial: this memorial is to honor the 6 million jews who were killed in Europe during WW2. The memorial consists of 2711 concrete pellets covering an area of 19000 square meters. It is a touching, hard and thought-spiking experience.

East Side Gallery: it is crazy to think that the Berlin Wall was more than 45km long, when there is so little left of it. At the East Side Gallery, you will find 1,3 km of the wall, making it the longest piece of remains after the fall in 1989. Note that this is not just a big gray wall, it is in fact decorated with art by artists from all over the world.

Where to live

Berlin has a lot of nice and cozy areas and parts around the city. Being one of the biggest cities in Europe, it can be a challenge to choose the right place to stay. That is why we have collected some areas that might inspire you!

Mitte: this is a great place to stay, whether it is your first or hundred time visiting the city. Some might even say that it is the best place to stay for tourists. It is the center of Berlin, and therefore it is right in the middle of everything – hence the name.

Charlottenburg: this is a nice and cheaper alternative to some of the more expensive areas. It is a very elegant part of the city, where you generally get a lot for your money. It is also one of the less touristy areas, which might be attractive for some people.

Prenzlauer Berg: located in the southern part of Pankow, is this popular area. It is a favorite among many people as it is calm, on the cheaper side and close to the center. It is especially a great choice if you are traveling with family.

Kreuzberg: this is one of the more colorful, festive and multicultural parts of the city. There is room for everyone here, and the area is full of artists, activists, hippies and more. You will find a lot of great restaurants, bars and galleries. It is especially a great place to stay for young travelers.

Friedrichshain: this is one of the smallest parts of Berlin. It is full of gray concrete buildings; however, it is not as boring as it may look! You will find great restaurants, stores, bars and crazy pulsating nightclubs.

So, now you can go and experience all these places and attractions that Berlin has to offer for yourself. Remember to enjoy all the new impressions, and take in every minute of it. And then, when you come back home, with a bag full of memories, we are here to help you capture and preserve them on posters.

Choose from our big variety of Berlin posters - or send us a picture you have captured yourself!

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