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Things To Do in BERLIN in 2014

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WebBrat's Picks - everything you do in BERLIN will be wonderful, but these are my recommendations just off the beaten path.

All directions start at the , , or at Rathaus Steglitz from Best Western Hotel Steglitz Albrechtstrasse 2 BERLIN 12165
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Andrew Barracks
Take the 385 toward Lichterfelde, Appenzeller Str. to Bundesarchiv

Antique Street (Antik-Strasse)
Take the 2 toward Ruhleben to Sophie-Charlotte-Platz
All 28 stores are on Suarezstrasse

The Aquarium website
Take the 9 toward Osloer Str. to Zoologischer Garten Bhf

BAHS School (Wilma-Rudolph Oberschule)
Take the 1 toward S Potsdam Hauptbahnhof
Then take the 285 toward Dahlem, Am Waldfriedhof to Am Hegewinkel

BERLIN Grand Central - Lehrter Bahnhof
Take the 1 toward Oranienburg Bhf
Then take the 75 S Spandau Bhf to Hauptbahnhof-Lehrter Bahnhof

Biergarten - Café am Neuen See
BERLIN's biggest beer garden is idyllically located on the banks of the lake in the heart of Tiergarten park. Café am Neuen See is a traditional Bavarian beer garden that serves up southern German specialties (pretzel, white sausages, roast pork and meat loaf), as well as standard European dishes such as pasta, pizza and barbecued meat and fish. A large beer should help you wash down the hearty food. The garden is illuminated by hundreds of candles flickering on the tables.
Take the 9 toward Osloer Str. to Zoologischer Garten Bhf
Walk to Lichtensteinallee 2

Botanical Gardens website
Just walk!

The Brandenburg Gate (Brandenburger Tor, The Reichstag, The Tiergarten, Unter den Linden)
For a beautiful view of nightime BERLIN, visit the Reichstag Dome at dark!
The Brandenburg Gate is also stunning in the dark. Bring a tripod if you want to take pictures. Sunset will be about
4:20pm while we're there.
Take the 1 toward S Oranienburg Bhf to Unter den Linden

Bus 100
If you don't have time for a "Guided Tour" of BERLIN or prefer to do things on your own, a well known secret is to catch the regular commuter bus; Bus 100. Push your way to the front seat of the top level/double decker bus and take in the major sites of BERLIN. Even stunning at night!
Take the 148 toward Alexanderplatz to Alexanderplatz
Walk left after fac
ing the BurgerKing in Alexanderplatz. At the street, take another left. Under the bridge, on the other side of the street is where the Bus 100 starts. Push a little and make sure to get a seat on the top of the front of the Bus! You'll see almost all the BERLIN monuments and end up at the Zoo.

Charlottenburg Palace
Take the 9 toward Osloer Str. to BERLINer Str.
Then take the 7 toward Rathaus Spandau Bhf to Richard-Wagner-Platz

Checkpoint Charlie & Jewish Museum
Take the 148 toward Alexanderplatz to Stadtmitte/Leipziger Str.

Currywurst Museum website
Just 100m from Checkpoint Charlie.
Take the 148 toward Alexanderplatz to Stadtmitte/Leipziger Str.

DDR Museum website
Take the
M48 toward Alexanderplatz to Spandauer Str./Marienkirche

The Duck Pond
Take the 285 toward Am Waldfriedhof to Leichhardtstr.

The Dutch Quarter (Das Nikolaiviertel)
Take the 1 toward Oranienburg Bhf to Potsdamer Platz
Then take the 2 toward Pankow to Klosterstr.

Düppel
Take the 148 toward Zehlendorf, Busseallee to Fischerhüttenstr.
Then take the 112 toward Nikolassee to Spanische Allee/Potsdamer Chaussee

Europa Center & the KuDamm (Kaiser-Wilhelm Gedächtniskirche, The Irish Pub, The Water Clock)
Take the 9 toward Osloer Str. to Kurfürstendamm

Flea Market
Immediately across the street from our Hotel. Every Sunday vendors line the small park with their stalls. On Tuesday the Market returns but this time it's fruits, breads, meats and flowers.
At the end of the Park is a new Holocaust Wall. Similar to the Vietnam Wall, it lists those from the Steglitz area.

Freedom Bridge (Glienicker Brücke)
Take the 1 toward S Potsdam Hauptbahnhof to S Wannsee Bhf
Then take the 316 toward Potsdam, Glienicker Brücke to Potsdam, Glienicker Brücke

Harnack-House website
Take the X83 toward Königin-Luise-Str./Clayallee to Dahlem-Dorf
Then take the 3 toward Krumme Lanke to Thielplatz

The U.S. Army Hospital
Take the 148 toward Busseallee. to Fabeckstr.

Jewish Museum BERLIN website
Lindenstr. 20 10969 BERLIN-Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg
Take the 1 toward Oranienburg Bhf to Anhalter Bahnhof

KaDeWe
Take the 2 toward Pankow to Wittenbergplatz

McNair Museum website
Take the 285 toward Am Waldfriedhof to Goerzallee/Platz des 4. Juli Walk onto McNair Barracks to Building 1025

Museum Island (Museumsinsel)
Take the 1 toward Oranienburg Bhf to Friedrichstr. Bhf
Then take the 5 toward S Strausberg Nord to Hackescher Markt

The Olympic Stadium - Site of the 1936 Olympics and the 2006 World Cup.
Take the 9 toward Osloer Str. to Zoologischer Garten Bhf
Then take the 9 toward Olympiastadion to Olympiastadion

Oskar-Helene-Heim
Enjoy a Currywurst and a Pommes mit Mayo at the Imbiss!
Take the X83 toward Königin-Luise-Str./Clayallee to Königin-Luise-Str./Clayallee
Then take the 115 toward Neuruppiner Str. to U Oskar-Helene-Heim

Peacock Island (Pfaueninsel)
Take the 1 toward S Potsdam Hauptbahnhof to S Wannsee Bhf
Then take the 218 toward Pfaueninsel (BERLIN) to Pfaueninsel (BERLIN)

Potsdam website
There's LOTS to do in Postdam. Here's a website to get you started.
Take the 1 toward Potsdam Hauptbahnhof to Potsdam Hauptbahnhof

Potsdamer Platz (The Congress Hall, Sony Center)
Take the 1 toward Frohnau to Potsdamer Platz

The Radio Tower (Funkturm)
Take the 9 toward Osloer Str. to Bundesplatz
Then take the 47 toward Gesundbrunnen to Messe Nord/ICC

The Ramones Museum website
Did you know Dee Dee Ramone went to BAHS? He was Douglas Colvin '70.
Take the 1 toward Oranienburg Bhf to Oranienburger Str

Ritter SPORT CHOCOWORLD website
Take the 1 toward S Frohnau to Friedrichstr. Bhf
Then take the 6 toward Alt-Mariendorf to Französische Str

River Cruise website
This is a unique and great way to see BERLIN.

The RTO (-Lichterfelde West)
Take the 1 toward Potsdam Hauptbahnhof to Lichterfelde West

Spy Museum website
Opening date not announced yet.

Stasi Museum website
Did you know that the Stasi had a file on 1 out of 12 East Berliners?
Take the 1 toward Oranienburg Bhf to Schöneberg Bhf
Then take the 42 toward Ringbahn to Frankfurter Allee
Then take the 5 toward Hönow to Magdalenenstraße

Sundgauer
Take the 1 toward Potsdam Hauptbahnhof to Sundgauer Str.

T.A.R. School (Quentin Blake Oberschule)
Take the X83 toward Königin-Luise-Str./Clayallee to Königin-Luise-Str./Clayallee
Then take the 115 toward Neuruppiner Str. to Hüttenweg

Templehof
Take the 9 toward Osloer Str. to BERLINer Str.
Then take the 7 toward Rudow to Mehringdamm
Then take the 6 toward Alt-Mariendorf to Platz der Luftbrücke

Tierpark BERLIN website
This is different from the Zoo... It's the largest landscape animal park in Europe. 10,000 animals and 1,000 species, open-air enclosures and magnificent buildings for a fauna from 5 continents nestled among the gardens of the former castle grounds Friedrichsfelde.
Take the 1 toward Oranienburg Bhf to Friedrichstr. Bhf
Then take the 5 toward Strausberg Nord to Lichtenberg Bhf
Then take the 5 toward Hönow to Tierpark

Tour - Original BERLIN Walks website
Tours in English with Guides
1. Discover BERLIN (all-in-one, main sights tour)
2. Infamous Third Reich Sites
3. Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp Memorial
4. Jewish Life in BERLIN ~ the old Jewish quarter
5. Discover Potsdam
6. Cold War BERLIN
7. Queer BERLIN

Tour - Scenic Flights of Berlin website
Fly right into the middle of the city and enjoy the fantastic view.

Tour - Balloon/Hi-Flyer website
The BERLIN Hi-Flyer is one of the largest helium balloons in the world. You ascend without a sound in a gondola into the sky above BERLIN. You feel as though you are floating freely, and yet, you are connected to the ground with a steel rope. An electric motor gently brings you back to the ground. While you are ascending, the pilot will provide you with much interesting information about BERLIN. Once you arrive at the top, you will have a view across the entire city!

Tour - Fat Tire Bike Tours - BERLIN website
BERLIN is a very flat, bike-friendly city and our tours take advantage of this by riding almost exclusively on bike paths and less-traveled roads.

Tour - Humboldt Tours BERLIN website
Humboldt Tours BERLIN are doctoral German history students at the Humboldt University and the FU, and students with the American Fulbright Program.

Tour - New BERLIN Tours website
The Cold War was fought in the shadows of BERLIN. The people, places, and secrets that kept two worlds on the brink of World War III and the Wall that separated them. On this 3.5 hour walking tour, explore BERLIN's former Soviet Sector - a Cold War battle ground and the foundation of Communist East BERLIN. Learn about life behind the Iron Curtain. See how the Stasi, the largest spy network the world has ever seen, kept an entire population under observation. Trace the CIA and KGB spy stories at the US, North Korean, and massive Soviet embassies. And more. The tour runs in all weathers. No reservations necessary. Just show up.

Tour - Underground BERLIN website
Experience BERLIN's history from an unusual perspective. Since 1997 the BERLINer Unterwelten e.V. has offered regular organised tours of BERLIN's underground installations. Though predominantly in the spaces below BERLIN's Gesundbrunnen station, tours are also offered in several other subterranean complexes usually never accessible to the public.
Take the 1 toward Schöneberg to Schöneberg
Then take the 42 toward Gesundbrunnen to Gesundbrunnen

Trabi
Museum website

Trabi Tour website
Drive a Trabant around Berlin.

Treptow Park - dedicated to the soviet soldiers fighting for BERLIN: 5,000 are buried here
Take the 1 toward Schöneberg to Schöneberg
Then take the 42 toward Gesundbrunnen to Treptower Park

Truman Plaza (Outpost Theatre, now The Allied Museum)
Take the X83 toward Königin-Luise-Str./Clayallee to Königin-Luise-Str./Clayallee
Then take the 115 toward Neuruppiner Str. to Hüttenweg

TV Tower (The Pope's Revenge, Fernsehturm) website
Eat lunch at the rotating restaurant with a 360° view of BERLIN
Take the 148 toward Alexanderplatz to Alexanderplatz

Victory Column
Take the 9 toward Osloer Str. to Zoologischer Garten Bhf
Then take the 100 toward Alexanderplatz Bhf to Großer Stern

The Wall website
Almost a mile long stretch remaining of the wall in BERLIN.
Take the 9 toward Osloer Str. to Kurfürstendamm
Then take the 1 toward Warschauer Str. to Warschauer Str.

Wannsee
Take the 1 toward Potsdam Hauptbahnhof to Wannsee Bhf

Wannsee Conference Center website
On January 20th, 1942 fifteen high-ranking civil servants and SS-officers met in this house to discuss plans of "The Final Solution" of the Jewish question in Europe, the decision to deport the Jews of Europe to the East and murder them. On the 50th anniversary of the conference a memorial and educational center was opened in the villa in 1992.
Take the 1 toward Potsdam Hauptbahnhof to Wannsee Bhf
Then take the 114 toward Krankenhaus Heckeshorn to Seglerweg

The Zoo website
Take the 9 toward Osloer Str. to Zoologischer Garten Bhf




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