Berlin is a popular get-away destination, and that’s not without reason. The city is filled with cultural offers and experiences for anyone. Here are our suggestions for 5 summer activities you should add to your list, when visiting Berlin.
Top 5 summer activities in Berlin:
1. Berlin CitySightseeing Hop-On Hop-Off busses
2. The TV-Tower at Alexanderplatz
4. Madame Tussauds Berlin
5. Berlin DungeonSightseeing with the Hop-On Hop-Off busses
A sightseeing tour with the iconic red Hop-On Hop-Off busses is an easy way to get a good overview of what there is to see and experience in Berlin, while providing you with the freedom to see the sights in your own pace. If you haven’t been to Berlin before, it’s an incredibly easy way to experience the city. There are both tours to the old East and modern West Berlin.
The Hop-On Hop-Off bus tours are perfect for families traveling with children. In addition to the flexibility to jump on and off the busses as you please, the Hop-On Hop-Off busses also give a good overview of Berlin. Even the younger passengers sit high enough to get a good view. There are headphones with an electronic guide in many different languages for those who aren’t fluent in German.
The TV-Tower at Alexanderplatz
The TV-Tower rises 207 meters over ground, and the panorama view from the top is sensational! Maybe not for those suffering from fear of heights, but otherwise the perfect destination for early risers. The entrance for the TV-Tower opens at 9 AM and closes already at 11 AM, but there is hope the those struggling to get out of bed in the morning, because at night time the TV-Tower opens again along with the bar at the top.
For many interested in history, a visit to Sachsenhausen is at the top of the list of must-sees in Berlin. Sachsenhausen wasn’t just a concentration camp, but it also worked as a head quarters for the SS and training camp for the whole system of concentration camps. Thousands of Jews were sent here after the so-called ‘Crystal Night’, and tens of thousands Soviet prisoners died in the camp a few years later.
However, it wasn’t just the Nazis that used Sachsenhausen, the Communists also used the camp as a concentration camp for their political enemies five years after the Nazis had lost and the Soviet Union had taken control over East Berlin.Madame Tussauds Berlin
The popular wax museum isn’t just in London. Berlin has its own Madame Tussauds museum with many of today’s stars. A visit to Madame Tussauds is fun for both children and adults. At Madame Tussauds in Berlin you can pose in front of the paparazzi together with stars like Lady Gaga, George Clooney and Johnny Depp. And for all those true Beliebers there is the possibility to get your photo taken with Justin Bieber!
Even the summer has its rainy days. On those days, and for those who aren’t easily scared, Berlin Dungeon is the perfect place to seek cover from the rain. With more than 700 years of shocking European and German history, Berlin Dungeon is an incredibly exciting experience. Children must be 9 years old to get ind, but for families with older children it is a frightening, but still fun way to learn about history from the Middle Ages until the 20th century. Berlin Dungeon has several different shows, a raft ride and much much more. It’s perhaps not for those easily scared, but a must for those who love horror and history!