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 sight, 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 sight. 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.
TitleAddress DescriptionDirections
Brandenburger Tor
Brandenburger Tor 2, 10117 Berlin, GermanyThe Brandenburg Gate is a must see.Directions
Reichstag Parliament Building
Platz der Republik 1, 11011 Berlin, GermanyIf 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.Directions
Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe
Hannah-Arendt-Straße, 10117 Berlin, GermanyA movingly simple memorial to the murdered Jews of Europe, be sure to take at least 30 minutes to wander quietly here.Directions
Gendarmenmarkt, 10117 Berlin, GermanyDon’t expect a market – It is an expansive, regal square where one of the many famous Berlin Christmas Markets takes place.Directions
Museumsinsel (Museum Island)
Museum Island, Berlin, GermanyOne island, five famous museums — Pargamonmuseum, Bode-Museum, Neues-Museum, Alte Nationalgalerie, and Altes Museum.Directions
Topography of Terror Museum
Niederkirchnerstraße 8, 10963 Berlin, GermanyRemembering 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.Directions
Checkpoint Charlie
Friedrichstraße 45, 10969 Berlin, GermanyTake 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.Directions
Hackescher Markt
Am Zwirngraben 8, 10178 Berlin, GermanyA very trendy and historical shopping area with loads of places to sit, eat and watch the world pass you by.Directions
Potsdamer Platz
Potsdamer Platz, 10785 Berlin, GermanyPotsdamer 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.Directions
Unter den Linden 7, 10117 Berlin, GermanyIf 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.Directions
Gedenkstaette Mauer
Berlin Wall Memorial, Bernauer Str. 111, 13355 Berlin, GermanyThe Gedenkstätte Berliner Mauer commemorates the division of Berlin by the Berlin Wall and the deaths that occurred there.Directions
Berlin Underground Tours - Gesundbrunnen station
Badstraße 1-3, 13357 Berlin, GermanyUnderground 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.Directions
Judengang (Jewish Walkway)
Knaackstraße 40, 10405 Berlin, GermanyLiterally 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.Directions
Oderberger Strasse Fire Station
Oderberger Str. 24, 10435 Berlin, GermanyThis, 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.Directions
Museum in the Kulturbrauerie
Knaackstraße 99, 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).

Schiffshebewerk Niederfinow
Hebewerkstraße 52, 16248 Niederfinow, GermanyThe 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.Directions
Turkish Market
Maybachufer, 12047 Berlin, GermanyThis 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.Directions
Q110 Bank of the Future
Friedrichstraße 181, 10117 Berlin, GermanyA 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.Directions
Mauerpark, Gleimstraße 55, 10437 Berlin, GermanyMauerpark 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.Directions
Markthalle Neun
Eisenbahnstraße 42/43, 10997 Berlin, GermanyThe 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.Directions
Winterfeldtplatz Market
Winterfeldtstraße 40, 10781 Berlin, GermanyThis 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.Directions
Museum at Pankow
Prenzlauer Allee 227-228, 10405 Berlin, GermanyA 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.Directions
Museum Seelower Höhen
Küstriner Str. 28, 15306 Seelow, GermanyJust 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.Directions
Jüdischer Friedhof
Schönhauser Allee 25, 10435 Berlin, GermanyRecognized 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.Directions
Stasi Museum
Ruschestraße 103/haus 1, 10365 Berlin, Germany

The Stasi Museum Berlin brings alive the terror lived by GDR’s residents for 41 years before the Berlin Wall fell.

Teufelsberg Berlin
Teufelsberg, 14055 Berlin, Germany

Teufelsberg Berlin is at once bizarre, haunting, edgy, eerie, beautiful, inspiring, and unnerving. It is a  must-see sight for anyone who loves street art.

Hohenschönhausen Stasi memorial prison
Genslerstraße 66, 13055 Berlin, GermanyMany hundreds died in the Hohenschönhausen Stasi memorial prison in Berlin during its operation by the GDR. You can only visit with a guide, many of whom were former prisoners.Directions
Hotel Tiergarten
Alt-Moabit 89, 10559 Berlin, GermanyFamily run and wonderful! Located opposite the Kleiner Tiergarten park it is prefectly central location for exploring the Mitte. Excellent breakfast buffet.Directions
Hotel am Steinplatz
Steinpl. 4, 10623 Berlin, GermanyWe loved our stay at this hotel! It is in a beautiful, historic Art Nouveau building located less than half a mile from the famous Ku’damm boulevard in Berlin’s stylish Charlottenburg district.Directions
Hotel Oderberger
Oderberger Str. 57, 10435 Berlin, GermanyBuilt 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.Directions
Kulturbrauerei Street Food
Schönhauser Allee 38, 10435 Berlin, GermanyThis 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.Directions
Thai Wiese
Thaipark, Brandenburgische Str., 10707 Berlin, GermanyThis 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.Directions
Cafe Fleury
Weinbergsweg 20, 10119 Berlin, GermanyCafe Fleury is a wonderful place for people-watching on the patio with quiche or salads.Directions
Süsse Sünde
Weinbergsweg 21, 10119 Berlin, GermanySüsse 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…).Directions
Yumcha Heros
Weinbergsweg 8, 10119 Berlin, GermanyYumcha Heroes dumpling house with Asian dim sum, soups, salads and noodles for a refreshing break from German meats and cabbage.Directions
Sowohl Als Auch Restaurant and Coffee House
Kollwitzstraße 88, 10435 Berlin, GermanyA 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.Directions
Berlin Tourist Information - Brandenburg Gate
Pariser Platz 1, 10117 Berlin, GermanyBrandenburg 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.Directions
Berlin Tourist Information - Berlin Central Station
Hauptbahnhof, Europaplatz 1, 10557 Berlin, GermanyIn 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.Directions
Berlin Tourist Information - Europa Center
Tauentzienstraße 9, 10789 Berlin, GermanyThe 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.Directions
Berlin Tourist Information - Tegel Airport
Berlin Tegel Airport (TXL), Zufahrt zum Flughafen Tegel, 13405 Berlin, GermanyPerfect 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.Directions
Christmas market at Gendarmenmarkt
Gendarmenmarkt, 10117 Berlin, Germany

The Christmas market at Gendarmenmarkt is one of the most popular in Berlin in large part because of its spectacular location — tucked in between Französischer Dom and Deutscher Dom. This market is more on the luxury end with finer handcrafts and gift items. And of course, like any good Christmas market, plenty of food and Glühwein stands. It costs one euro to enter, or you can go between 11 and 2 p.m. Monday through Friday for free admission.

Christmas market at Roten Rathaus
Rathausstraße 15, 10178 Berlin, Germany

The Berliner Weihnachtszeit next to the Rotes Rathaus and near Alexanderplatz. This Christmas market is so very, very fun! Click on the link to view a 360 video and as you spin the 360 video around, you will see the huge Ferris wheel, the Fernsehturm (Berlin TV Tower), and the iceskating rink — reportedly one of the largest in Berlin. And Santa even flies over (with the help of a cable above) several times during the evening. Wander around the stalls decorated in early 1900s style Berlin and enjoy Glühwein (mulled wine), tasty pastries and delicious sausages.

Follow Me

Michael Hodgson

Co-Conspirator at HI Travel Tales
Winner of a 2018 Silver Medal from the North American Travel Journalists Association for travel writing excellence, Michael has authored more than 16 books and penned many hundreds of feature articles over the years. His bylines have appeared in Backpacker, Men's Journal, Men's Health, Outside, The San Jose Mercury News, Portland Oregonian and more. His travels have taken him to all seven continents. He is a member in good standing of the North American Travel Journalists Association and the Professional Travel Bloggers Association.
Follow Me