Berlin is endlessly fascinating and remains one of our favorite cities and travel destinations in the world. We’re continually shooting photos of the cool things we see and experience, and we’ve included the best of our Instagram Berlin feed our “Berlin photos” page here, which will continue to grow.

If you’ve not yet experienced Berlin, put it on your list immediately. The city is alive, artsy, vibrant, evolving, historic, and culturally edgy. You will be in for a treat. There is something here for everyone, from museum lovers, foodies, artists, musicians, history buffs, and nature lovers. In this city that truly never sleeps, the textures and shapes are endlessly inviting and there are so many Instagram Berlin moments.

Yet, despite its size, and the fact it is the capital of Germany, Berlin is, at its heart, a conglomeration of villages that remain compact and easily accessible by public transport or foot, each with its culture and vibe. Experience them all to experience this city.

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To learn more, be sure to read our “What to do in Berlin: The ultimate Berlin city guide.” And enjoy our Berlin photos below:

Sunburst at the Berlin Victory Column. @visit_berlin @germanytourism •⁣ #bestberlinphoto #bestcommunity ⁣•⁣ ⁣•⁣ ⁣•⁣ ⁣•⁣ ⁣#longexposure #travelphotographer #berlin #travelphotos #igersberlin #berlinstagram #longexpoelite #ig_berlin #travelguide #longexposure_shots #visit_berlin #astrophotography #longexpo #longexposurephotography #slowshutter #travelphoto #worldtravel #berlinstyle #berlincity #ig_berlincity #berlincalling #iloveberlin #sunflare #starburst #hitraveltales #travelinside ...

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Magical, enchanting bubbles. A child is completely entranced by the bubbles she is creating during Botanical Nights in Berlin. Read our story on the Botanical Nights event at http://bit.ly/botanicalnights. @berlinbotanicalgarden @visit_berlin •⁣ ⁣•⁣ ⁣•⁣ ⁣•⁣ ⁣•⁣ ⁣#travelphotographer #botanicalgarden #berlin #travelphotos #botanical #igersberlin #berlinstagram #ig_berlin #travelguide #visit_berlin #worldtravel #berlincity #diestadtberlin #travelphoto #berlinstyle #deutschland #ig_berlincity #berlinpage #berlincalling #ig_deutschland #iloveberlin #hitraveltales #bona19 ...

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Mommy? Get my ball … please? When you are just a small dog and you drop your ball into a canal and the water is deeper than you are tall and it seems very very scary. @visit_berlin •⁣ ⁣•⁣ ⁣•⁣ ⁣•⁣ ⁣•⁣ ⁣#travelphoto #berlin #travelpics #igersberlin #berlinstagram #ig_berlin #visit_berlin #travellife #traveltheworld #travels #travelblog #berlincity #diestadtberlin #pets #puppies #berlinstyle #dogoftheday #doglover #dogsofig #petstagram #dogs_of_instagram #doglife #lovedogs #dogslife #traveldiary ...

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Street artists in action! The annual Wide Open Walls art event in California’s capital of Sacramento attracts street artists from around the world each August. The city has hundreds of murals all over its streets that add to the city’s vibrance. The beauty of the event is taking walks to see murals being created and interacting with the artists. Herakut from Berlin was just finishing her workday on this amazing piece last year when we stopped to chat. @Herakut @hera_herakut @visitsacramento @WideOpenWalls @Thepeopleofsacramento •⁣ ⁣•⁣ ⁣•⁣ ⁣•⁣ ⁣•⁣ ⁣#mural #travelphoto #murals #sacramento #streetart #travelpics #artistcollective #visitsacramento #graffiti #graffitiart #urbanart #collective #travellife #traveltheworld #downtownsac #travelblog #sprayart #streetarteverywhere #muralart #graffitiwall #streetartistry #wallart #urbanwalls #streetartphotography #streetartist #hitraveltales ...

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Der Dude in Engelbecken, Berlin. Life becoming art as one of the many colorful characters in Berlin enjoys a warm summer morning reading while smoking on a garden bench beneath the shade of wisteria. These benches line Engelbecken, a small lake with fountains just across the street from the historic St. Michaels Church. #berlin #iloveberlin #engelbecken #streetphotography #hitraveltales @visit_berlin @germanytourism •⁣⁣ ⁣⁣•⁣⁣ ⁣⁣•⁣⁣ ⁣⁣•⁣⁣ ⁣⁣•⁣⁣ ⁣⁣#igersberlin #berlinstagram #ig_berlin #visit_berlin #berlincity #diestadtberlin #berlinstyle #streetart #streetlife #streetphotographers #streetphotographer #bnw #ig_berlincity #berlinpage #urbanandstreet #berlincalling #citylife #urbanphotography #lensculture #streetshot #kreuzberg ...

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Magical fairies and strange creatures at Botanical Nights in Berlin. The Botanical Garden in the Zehlendorf district opened in 1910 and each year plays host for one weekend to the creation of another world full of illuminations, performers and a whole lot of fun. #bona19 #berlin @berlinbotanicalgarden @visit_berlin #visit_berlin #iloveberlin #botanicalgardens ...

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When you stumble into the amazing Angélique Kidjo rehearsing for a concert in three hours. Total treat!!! 🥰🎶 @germanytourism @hkw_berlin @visit_berlin @angeliquekidjo #hitraveltales #berlin #visit_berlin #wassermusik #angeliquekidjo #music #travelblog ...

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So much fun and magical experiences at Botanical Nights in Berlin. Fairies, mystical creatures and talking trees transformed the botanical gardens into another world 🌎 @visit_berlin #visit_berlin #berlin #botanicalgardens #iloveberlin #bona19 #hitraveltales ...

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Comedy, great music 🎶 and amazing performance with Felice and Cortes Young. Herr Widderstein and Lou were thrilled 😄 to meet the performing rat, Tom, and his sidekick Cortes. @felicemusic.berlin @visit_berlin #bona19 #visitberlin #berlinnights #music #circus ...

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Lecker! 🍷 Love the “Wine Store at Holzmarkt” in Berlin. Great prices, generous pours, tasting before you order included, and super fun and friendly staff. We took our glasses of dry moscato to enjoy the sun beside the Spree river. #berlin @visitberlin @holzmarkt_25 #winetasting #wine #visitberlin #berlinstagram #travelphoto . . . . . #instapassport #aroundtheworldpix #ig_masterpiece #flashesofdelight #travelog #mytinyatlas #visualmobs #liveauthentic #foodbeast #eeeeeats #eatfamous #feedfeed #dailyfoodfeed #onthetable #ig_deutschland #diestadtberlin #berlinstagram #berlinstyle ...

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Sticks flying at Mauer Park. Puto Production, with Damian Blanco from Cuba on the left and Miguel Alejandro from Chile on the right, electrifies a crowd gathered at Mauer Park on a summer Sunday in Berlin, pounding out amazing rhythms with intense energy. #putoproduction #mauerpark #hitraveltales #berlin @visit_berlin #rythmn ...

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Street art extravaganza at Mauerpark. On many Sundays when the weather is nice, a section of the Berlin Wall in Mauerpark attracts street artists from around Berlin, Germany, Europe and the world to create new, colorful, masterpieces. Each works, side-by-side with others, on their own section of wall as music from performers on the open grass space below reverberates through the air. @visit_berlin @germanytourism #berlin #berlinwall #mauerpark #streetart #hitraveltales @urbannationberlin #streetartberlin @_street_art_berlin_ ...

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Sometimes you just HAVE to dance! 🕺💃 Piping in music to the Speakers ARENA, an interactive sculpture of 320 recycled and connected speakers formed into the shape of a mini amphitheater. Located on a small square in front of Pallisstr. 5 in Berlin-Schöneberg, you can connect to the speakers via Bluetooth from your phone as we did here. The ARENA is open from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily until October 27, 2019. Artist Benoit Maubrey has been building speaker sculptures for public spaces since 1983. #speakersarena #berlin #hitraveltales @visit_berlin @germanytourism ...

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Noodles are served … lecker lecker lecker. Thai Wiese, as it is known as in German (Thai meadow), grew from Thai residents gathering to picnic in Preussen Park in the city neighborhood called Wilmersdorf. Word spread, entrepreneurship kicked in, Thai Park was born. Get your Thai fix of some of the best Thai food in Berlin every Saturday or Sunday between April and October. Bring a blanket. By the way, “lecker” in German means “yummy.” #berlin #hitraveltales #thaiwiese @visit_berlin #foodmarket ...

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Nations, flags and a memorial in Berlin. The U.S. embassy and the Reichstag Building viewed from the Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe (Denkmal für die ermordeten Juden Europas). @visit_berlin #berlin #usembassy #hitraveltales #reichstagbuilding #jewishmemorial ...

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A street artist and his shadow. On a sunny Sunday in Mauerpark, Berlin, a street artist works on his next creation while his shadow lends a hand. #berlin #berlinwall #streetart #streetartist #shadow #hitraveltales #mauerpark @visit_berlin @urbannationberlin @trey.nk ...

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Worlds torn apart, but reunited despite tragedy, or because of it. The destruction in the Notre Dame cathedral, a world treasure, was such an event. The outpouring of love and shedding of unified tears globally for what Notre Dame represents was such a moment … reconciliation. ⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣Reconciliation is a sculpture by Josefina de Vasconcellos.⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣“The sculpture was originally conceived in the aftermath of the War. Europe was in shock, people were stunned. I read in a newspaper about a woman who crossed Europe on foot to find her husband, and I was so moved that I made the sculpture. Then I thought that it wasn’t only about the reunion of two people but hopefully a reunion of nations which had been fighting,” said Vasconcellos. ⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣To mark the 50th anniversary of the end of World War II in 1995, bronze casts of this sculpture were placed in the ruins of Coventry Cathedral and in the Hiroshima Peace Park in Japan. An additional cast can be found in the Stormont Estate in Belfast. To mark the opening of the rebuilt Reichstag Building in 1999 in Berlin, another cast – the one you see here — was placed as part of the Berlin Wall memorial.⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣ #notredame #berlin #berlinwall #berlinwallmemorial #sculpture #hiroshimapeacememorial #coventrycathedral #JosefinadeVasconcellos @visit_berlin #hitraveltales ...

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Shadows, street art and play. A girl and her shadow run by street art on the Berlin Wall in Mauerpark as the art appears to be watching. @visit_berlin #mauerpark #streetart #streetphotography #berlin ...

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Egg on the head. Egg flies as a member of the audience crushes an egg on the head of one of the members of the Buckit Drummers, performing to a packed crowd at Mauerpark in Berlin on a sunny Sunday afternoon. @visit_berlin @buckitdrummers #mauerpark #buckitdrummers #berlin ...

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Sunset Berlin. Sunny days along the Spree in Berlin mean lovely sunsets to usher the daytime into night. #sunset #berlin @VisitBerlin ...

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Dunking for dinner. Swan lifts its head out of the water after foraging for food on the Landwehrkanal in Berlin. Sunny days bring out the best in Berlin. @visitberlin #swan #berlin ...

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Photographers taking photos of photos. From 1961 to 1989, the Berlin Wall ran along Bernauer Straße, and at this section of Ackerstraße the area fell within what is known as the “death strip”. Nearby, there is a memorial to a church, the Versöhnungskirche or Church of Reconciliation, that was dynamited by the East German authorities in 1985 to clear the strip. The photos on the wall of this building show the area in various stages of the Berlin Wall. #berlinwall @visit_berlin #hitraveltales #berlin ...

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Sunset and reflections follow a short rain storm in Berlin. Looking across Engelbecken (Angel’s Pond) toward Michaelkirche and Cafe am Engelbecken. #kreuzberg @visit_berlin #hitraveltales #sunset#sunsets ...

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Berlin’s urban oasis! In Berlin’s Kreuzberg district, formerly in the “No Man’s Land” area of the Berlin Wall, is an urban delight called Engelbecken or Angel’s Pond. Cafe am Engelbecken sits right on the pond — a perfect stop on those spring days almost upon us for breakfast, coffee or a light meal. #kreuzberg #Berlinwall @visit_berlin @germanytourism ...

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Red lights paint an alley beside the Arena Berlin event center. Eerie, spooky, awesome. @visit_berlin @arenaclub_official #nightphotography #streetlife #berlin ...

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Michael capturing the sights and sounds at Kaiser Wilhelm Gedächtnis Kirche Weihnachtsmarkt in Berlin. Because we get asked what gear we use often, Michael uses a Panasonic GH5 and Azden mic while staying warm and comfy in his ExOfficio Cosimo travel jacket and toting camera gear around in a MindShift PhotoCross. Happy New Year all. 😉 @visit_berlin @mindshiftgear @panasonicgh5 @exofficio @azdenproaudio @thinktankphoto #berlin #christmasmarkets #travelgear #traveltips ...

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Bubbles dance around Santa’s train at the Spandau Christmas market just outside of Berlin. #berlin #christmasmarket @visit_berlin #spandau ...

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Berliner Fernsehturm (TV tower) peeks through spinning spokes of the famous giant Ferris wheel that is open during the Christmas market at Rotes Rathaus (near Alexanderplatz). @visit_berlin @germanytourism #berlin #christmasmarket #nightphotography ...

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The Ice Queen glides through the crowds at Weihnachtsmarkt in the Gendarmenmarkt — a very popular Christmas market in Berlin. #berlin #christmasmarket @visit_berlin ...

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Roasted chestnuts. Smell of baked goods, Glühwein and the sounds of Christmas carols and laughter filling the air. Perfect! Berlin Christmas market at Gendarmenmarkt. @visit_berlin @germanytourism #christmasmarkets #visitgermany #germanytourism #berlin #visit_berlin ...

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Santa flies over the Christmas Market at the Berlin Town Hall (Rotes Rathaus Market). This Christmas Market is famous for its Ferris wheel, circular ice rink, and Old Berlin style. And yes, Santa Claus flies over with a jet-propelled sleigh (hey, the reindeer get tired with all this work you know) every 30 minutes. @visit_berlin @germanytourism #berlin #christmasmarkets #santaclaus ...

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The Berlin Wall — a few months after its fall. The photo was taken in early 1990 from the West side looking back at the Bundestag government building. This section of the wall is now gone. Let us never forget — on this, the 29th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. #berlin #berlinwall ...

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Björn Glaesmann of Flow of Fire — a troupe of fire artists and performers — wows a crowd with an extraordinary show of fire and sparks. This was during Berlin Leuchtet 2018 on the Gendarmenmarkt plaza. #flowoffire #berlin #berlinleuchtet #fireshow ...

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Award-winning travel writers, Michael Hodgson and Therese Iknoian, use words, art, video and photography to guide you on their journeys around the world, and inspire you to embark on your own travel adventure soon. They are members of the North American Travel Journalists Association and the Professional Travel Bloggers Association.
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