Things to do in Berlin

I went to Berlin last year and asked Twitter what to do there. I got a ton of responses so I’m putting them here for the Public Good (and more immediately because Rachel asked for them and I needed something to link to).

Museums

DDR Museum
Checkpoint Charlie museum (two people)
Museum Island
History Museum
Pergamon
Stasi Museum
Hohenschonhausen
The coins in the Bode museum
Head of Nefertiti on Museum Island
Jewish Museum
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Shopping

‘Markets’
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Buildings

Reichstag
Brandenburg gate and museum
Holocaust Memorial
Tempelhof
‘Art installations on the water towers, built over the Nazi stadium’
Wall Memorial
‘Best bit of Wall is at Bernauer Str.’
Cathedral
Telecom tower
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Theatre/music

Friedrichstadt Palast (get last minute tickets from box office)
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Eating

We ate at Fes in Sudstern and it was AMAZING
Roast pig’s knuckle (two people)
Pasternak in Prenzlauer Berg (Russian)
Diener Tatersall
Renger-Patzsch
Peter Schlemihl
Beer gardens: Prater, Schleusenkrug (by streetlamp museum)
Currywurst
Cafe Oper
Pfannkucken @Brammibals
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Other

Original Walking Tours of Berlin (two people)
Sachsenhausen
Rent bikes
‘Poor but sexy’ bike tour
1930s dancehall
‘Avoid the big cat enclosure at the zoo. Appalling overpowering stinks’
‘Take the tube’
Walk Tiergarten to Brandenburg Gate
Swim a lake
Hang out in Neukoln

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