There is so much to see and do in Berlin! Use our travel map of Berlin below to help you decide where to go, what to do next, and even find your way from one fantastic site, restaurant or place to stay to the next. If it is on our map below, we’ve been there and can recommend it. Simply click on any pin to launch additional details about any site. Links will take you to additional information as appropriate. Use the navigation feature at the bottom of our map of Berlin to plot a route once you are in the city — using Google’s directions to determine a best route for walking, driving or public transit. We recommend also looking at our Berlin City Guide and using in tandem with this map.
Brandenburg Gate is Berlin's signature attraction. A visit to Brandenburg Gate and the Berlin Tourist Info Centre in its south wing can be easily combined with a leisurely stroll along the Unter den Linden boulevard with its numerous places of interest. The Reichstag with its striking glass dome is also just a few minutes' walk from Brandenburg Gate.
Pariser Platz 1, 10117 Berlin, Germany
In the shopping area at the new Berlin Central Station in a good position opposite the DB Information at the entrance Europaplatz you find the Berlin Tourist Info Centre. As soon as you arrive in the city, you can come here to make hotel bookings, get information and buy tickets. The new Berlin Central Station is a fascinating example of contemporary architecture, greeting travellers to the city with a bright and friendly atmosphere and a fantastic choice of shops. Centrally located, it is very close to the government quarter.
Hauptbahnhof, Europaplatz 1, 10557 Berlin, Germany
Perfect for Berlin visitors arriving at Tegel airport. The Berlin Tourist Info Centre is located near the Gate 1 in Terminal A. It is open daily from 8 am to 9 pm.
Berlin Tegel Airport (TXL), Zufahrt zum Flughafen Tegel, 13405 Berlin, Germany
The Europa Center at Breitscheidplatz is not just one of the most famous shopping centres in the city. It also distinguished by its location in the heart of West Berlin. The legendary Kaufhaus des Westens (KaDeWe), the Kurfürstendamm shopping street, the Berlin Zoo, and the historic Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church, are only a few steps away from here. The Berlin Tourist Information Centre here is also open on Sundays.
Tauentzienstraße 9, 10789 Berlin, Germany
The Brandenburg Gate is a must see. Learn more in our Discover Berlin Walking Tour: Shortlist of Top Sites.
Brandenburger Tor 2, 10117 Berlin, Germany
If you have the time, and it is worth it, make a mandatory reservation to visit the dome from where you can look over Berlin and along the Spree river. Learn more in our Discover Berlin Walking Tour: Shortlist of Top Sites.
Platz der Republik 1, 11011 Berlin, Germany
A movingly simple memorial to the murdered Jews of Europe, be sure to take at least 30 minutes to wander quietly here. Learn more in our Discover Berlin Walking Tour: Shortlist of Top Sites.
Hannah-Arendt-Straße, 10117 Berlin, Germany
Don’t expect a market – It is an expansive, regal square where one of the many famous Berlin Christmas Markets takes place. Learn more in our Discover Berlin Walking Tour: Shortlist of Top Sites.
Gendarmenmarkt, 10117 Berlin, Germany
One island, five famous museums -- Pargamonmuseum, Bode-Museum, Neues-Museum, Alte Nationalgalerie, and Altes Museum. Learn more in our Discover Berlin Walking Tour: Shortlist of Top Sites.
Museum Island, Berlin, Germany
Remembering terror and persecution – the documentation centre Topographie des Terrors is a popular destination located on the site where the headquarters for the Gestapo, the SS high command and security services, and the Reich Security Main Office were located. Learn more in our Discover Berlin Walking Tour: Shortlist of Top Sites.
Niederkirchnerstraße 8, 10963 Berlin, Germany
Take your photo by the “You are now leaving the American sector” sign since everybody does). We'd recommend that you do not waste your time at the museum, though; since it was moved from its original spot, it’s become over-commercialized and way too pricy. Learn more in our Discover Berlin Walking Tour: Shortlist of Top Sites.
Friedrichstraße 45, 10969 Berlin, Germany
A very trendy and historical shopping area with loads of places to sit, eat and watch the world pass you by. Learn more in our Discover Berlin Walking Tour: Shortlist of Top Sites.
Am Zwirngraben 8, 10178 Berlin, Germany
Potsdamer Platz is an important public square and traffic intersection in the center of Berlin, Germany, lying about 1 km south of the Brandenburg Gate and the Reichstag, and close to the southeast corner of the Tiergarten park. Learn more in our Discover Berlin Walking Tour: Shortlist of Top Sites.
Potsdamer Platz, 10785 Berlin, Germany
If you find you are walking down a main shopping thoroughfare, Unter den Linden, check out Bebelplatz (Bebel Square), the site of the 1933 Nazi book burnings. Learn more in our Discover Berlin Walking Tour: Shortlist of Top Sites.
Unter den Linden 7, 10117 Berlin, Germany
A wonderful place to sit and while away time is at a sister location to Café Anna Blume, the “SowohlAlsAuch” restaurant and coffee house, diagonally across the street. To learn more, be sure to read our story, Quick Prenzlauer Berg Travel Guide To A Berlin Hotspot.
Kollwitzstraße 88, 10435 Berlin, Germany
Cafe Fleury is a wonderful place for people-watching on the patio with quiche or salads. Learn more by reading our story, Dine, Wine, Dawdle and Doze When Visiting Berlin.
Weinbergsweg 20, 10119 Berlin, Germany
Süsse Sünde (Sweet Sins) walk-up ice cream counter across the street for desert (try “Schoko-Chili-Sauerkirsch” aka Chocolate Chili Sour Cherry, “Pfirsich-Lavendula” aka Peach-Lavender, etc…). Learn more by reading our story, Dine, Wine, Dawdle and Doze When Visiting Berlin.
Weinbergsweg 21, 10119 Berlin, Germany
Yumcha Heroes dumpling house with Asian dim sum, soups, salads and noodles for a refreshing break from German meats and cabbage. Learn more by reading our story, Dine, Wine, Dawdle and Doze When Visiting Berlin.
Weinbergsweg 8, 10119 Berlin, Germany
The Gedenkstätte Berliner Mauer commemorates the division of Berlin by the Berlin Wall and the deaths that occurred there.
Berlin Wall Memorial, Bernauer Str. 111, 13355 Berlin, Germany
Underground city tours always seemed to be a tourist come-on to me, but then we discovered Berlin Underground tours. Not a for-profit business, not a tour that drops you off in a gift shop, not a tour that starts in a bar and highlights raucous partying, this is the real deal in Berlin’s Underground. Learn more in our story, Haunting History on Berlin Underground Tours.
Badstraße 1-3, 13357 Berlin, Germany
Built in 1902 as a public bathhouse for Berlin and constructed in German Renaissance style, this magnificent building and pool fell into disrepair and went out of service in the mid 1990’s. The building was purchased by the neighboring GLS Language School and is now part of that campus, renamed the Hotel Oderberger and open only since January 2016. To learn more, be sure to read our story, Quick Prenzlauer Berg Travel Guide To A Berlin Hotspot.
Oderberger Str. 57, 10435 Berlin, Germany
Literally translated, the name means the “Jewish Walkway” and runs from Knaackstrasse to Senefelderplatz in the Kollwitz area, providing access to the rear entrance to the Jewish cemetery on Schönhauser Allee. To learn more, be sure to read our story, Quick Prenzlauer Berg Travel Guide To A Berlin Hotspot.
Knaackstraße 40, 10405 Berlin, Germany
This, the oldest fire station still on duty today in Germany, was opened on Nov. 26, 1883. Don’t stand in the driveway as emergency vehicles still come and go … with urgency. To learn more, be sure to read our story, Quick Prenzlauer Berg Travel Guide To A Berlin Hotspot.
Oderberger Str. 24, 10435 Berlin, Germany
An absolute must-visit is the Museum in the Kulturbrauerie – “Alltag in Der DDR.” (Free admission). Open since 2014, this relatively new, very lively, interactive, permanent exhibit is stunningly well created, showing visitors what everyday life was really like in the DDR (former East Germany, a.k.a. GDR). To learn more, be sure to read our story, Quick Prenzlauer Berg Travel Guide To A Berlin Hotspot.
Knaackstraße 99, 10435 Berlin, Germany
The Schiffshebewerk Niederfinow was completed in 1934 and is part of the Haavel-Oder waterway connecting the Elbe and Oder river basins. The waterway begins in Berlin at the Spandau lock and opens into the West Oder at the border area between Poland and Germany. Watching ships being raised and lowered in this ship elevator is amazing.
Hebewerkstraße 52, 16248 Niederfinow, Germany
A concierge? A gift and trinket store? A bar and coffeehouse? Waiters and fine décor? This is a bank? Yes, this is Germany’s “Deutsche Bank” — the so-called “Bank of the Future” in central Berlin, the company’s one-and-only concept bank where it tests ideas for the world. Be sure to read our two stories on this bank: "Berlin Bank of the Future by Deutsche Bank" and "Q110 Bank of the Future in Berlin by Deutsche Bank gets revamp".
Friedrichstraße 181, 10117 Berlin, Germany
This street market has been a tradition since Turkish families starting coming to Germany some five decades ago. Of course, over the years, it is has developed, grown and become more refined, including not only Turkish food but also German and others. We first visited it in the late 80s, in fact. Read our stories "Berlin Turkish Market: flavors, food, deals in oriental bazaar setting" and "5 great Berlin street food markets".
Maybachufer, 12047 Berlin, Germany
Mauerpark Berlin is a must-visit scene on Sundays from Spring to Fall with a wonderfully quirky flea market as well as superb food, drinks and free music. Watch our Mauerpark video here.
Mauerpark, Gleimstraße 55, 10437 Berlin, Germany
The Markthalle is open Tuesday-Saturday as a regular market – both farmers and other fun stuff — but on Thursday evenings it transforms into “Street Food Thursday,” begun in 2013 as the Berlin street food/food truck scene was catching on. Read our story on Berlin street food markets here.
Eisenbahnstraße 42/43, 10997 Berlin, Germany
This is the real deal weekly farmer’s market that so happens to have a street fair and street food feel too, but all in a true German fashion. Winterfeldtplatz Market is the largest and most well-known Berlin street market. Read our story on Berlin street food markets here.
Winterfeldtstraße 40, 10781 Berlin, Germany
This street food/food truck gathering happened sporadically for a few years, perhaps only once a month or just in the summer. Since 2015, it is a weekly affair most of the year. Be sure to read our story on Berlin street markets here.
Schönhauser Allee 38, 10435 Berlin, Germany
You can read about Thai Wiese in our Photographer’s Diary, here. This Berlin street food market began – or so the story goes – when Thai residents started gathering in Preussen Park for their own gatherings to cook, eat and hang out. Locals were intrigued by the food and then the light bulb went off – we could sell it! And so they did. And we thank them for it.
Thaipark, Brandenburgische Str., 10707 Berlin, Germany
Just 1 hour and 30 minutes east of central Berlin by car, near the Polish border and the Oder River is the site of the biggest battle of WWII fought on German soil. Memorializing this battle at at Seelower Höhen (Seelow Heights) and located at the highest point overlooking the farmlands below sits the Museum Seelower Höhen, an incredibly moving destination for anyone even remotely interested in the history of World War II, history or war and Europe in general.
Küstriner Str. 28, 15306 Seelow, Germany
A far less known, but fascinating museum in Berlin, is the Museum at Pankow, showing through pictures, video, audio and text life specifically in Prenzlauer Berg before, during and after the fall of the Berlin Wall.
Prenzlauer Allee 227-228, 10405 Berlin, Germany
Recognized as Berlin’s second Jewish cemetery and opened in 1827, the setting of the “Jüdischer Friedhof” is as beautiful as it is somber. This is where you will find the grave sites of many famous Jewish people, including the artist Max Liebermann.
Schönhauser Allee 25, 10435 Berlin, Germany