Things to do in Berlin

Here’s your key to the city. A definitive guide of the best local spots, as told by local Airbnb hosts



Best of the best

429 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Every Sunday, more than five thousand people pack themselves into the Mauerpark flea market and adjacent park.The Mauerpark - which translates to the Wall Park in English - was built after the reun... read more

Sundays at Mauerpark The flea market at Mauerpark is quite popular. It is frequently used as sunday afternoon activity by hip Berliners and tourists. Sunday Afternoon Cult: Karaoke at Mauerpark T... read more

You are now in a room with a view on 20th century history: the name "Mauerpark" means "Wall Park", referring to its status as a former part of the Berlin Wall. Nowadays 200 m of the Wall still sta... read more

400 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Every Sunday, more than five thousand people pack themselves into the Mauerpark flea market and adjacent park.The Mauerpark - which translates to the Wall Park in English - was built after the reun... read more

The biggest Flohmarkt in Berlin. Open only on Sundays. It´s usually packed with people so good if youre early. You can find everything there, from furniture, interior design, lots clothes, porcelai... read more

Open every Sunday since 2004, Flohmarkt am Mauerpark (German for Mauerpark Flea Market) is popular with both locals and tourists alike. While a newcomer to the Berlin flea market scene, it is becom... read more

339 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Liberal, disorientating, brutal and beautiful... Berghain. Oh, if the walls of this hardcore party chamber could talk... they'd shriek! The stories would certainly make tender souls blush, for hed... read more

One of the world's most famous night clubs, if not THE most famous one. Getting in is notoriously hard, and even if there are more theories on how to get in than there are stars in the observable u... read more

The Berghain, once rated the best club in the world is a must go for clubbers and electronic music lovers. It is hard to get inside, I'll be happy go give you advice :) The place is open 24+ hours.... read more

351 local Airbnb hosts recommend

This is a former airport which is now turned into a park. You can ride the bike or inline skates on the former runways... This place was the largest airport in the world when it opened and the for... read more

Tempelhofer Feld is the former West Germany airport. Since its closure it has become Berlin's largest community space, which includes community garden allotments - feel free to walk around the gard... read more

An absolute must-see place. A historical location, the former airport where Hitler had the million-man march, also the same place where the Americans flew in rations everyday for millions of people... read more

166 local Airbnb hosts recommend

This essential summertime party venue occupies a ramshackle old boat house on a side canal of the Spree River. The idyllic setting alone is something to write home about: wooden decks right above ... read more

All-night club with a deck out over the river, perfect for summer evenings. Gets rammed at the weekends. DJs keep playing till dawn, so can actually be a fun place to drop-by en route to a morning ... read more

Good night club spot on one of the busiest streets in Kreuzberg (after Oranienstrasse). Always cheap entry. Great in summer and autumn as the club is built from a fisherman shack outside on the canal

158 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Beautiful park with a hill which is rare for Berlin with summer waterfall, beer garden and cafe. Kreuzberg got it's name from this place: Kreuz meaning cross and berg meaning hill - there's a monum... read more

Lovely 19th century park, great for picnics, sunning or drinking wine at sunset. Excellent view over the city from the monument on top of the hill and an artificial waterfall in summer. Enjoy beer ... read more

A beautiful park with a waterfall and a great view of the neighborhood if you hike to the top of the hill. Golgatha beer garden and a nice playground are located in southwest corner of the park. Cl... read more

151 local Airbnb hosts recommend

BBI or Berlinburger International is a tiny place located at Pannierstrasse. Easily overssen it offers fantastic grande burger in Berlin - even the souces are homemade. Share the side-fries, that'l... read more

BBI or Berlinburger International: THE place for a huge and for me the best burger in Berlin - even the souces are homemade. Share the side-fries, that'll be enough ;)

You are a fan of burgers and fries? Here you go! Exceptionally long lines in summer, crowded tables right on a busy street, but you'll love it!

255 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Tuesdays, Fridays and Saturdays there are excellent local farmers selling fruits, vegetables, meat, tofu, wine, cheese, olive oil, etc. It is the best local market in Berlin. Most days there is a ... read more

Great market hall to sample a huge variety of local goods and some amazing food. Streetfood Thursdays every week from 5 - 10pm. Sometimes Breakfast Market on Sundays. Check their website or Faceboo... read more

Amazing food in Berlin's oldest (surviving) market hall. Go here for regular weekend food stalls and monthly Streetfood Thursdays (late), Breakfast Market Sundays – check the website for exact dates.

138 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Perfect stop if you visit East Side Gallery. Great hamburgers and buns! The shack is an old renovated train station toilet from the 30s just under the train tracks. Worth visiting - don't forget to... read more

This burger kiosk is made out of an old public toilet, but don't let that put you off! Burgermeister is one of Berlin's most popular burger places, and for good reason. Simple menu, but everything ... read more

Great hamburgers and buns! The shack is an old renovated train station toilet from the 30s just under the train tracks. Worth visiting - dont forget to order chili cheese fries!

149 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Why swim in the river when you can swim in a pool... that's inside the river! This crazy place has a full size swimming pool submerged into the Spree, a small artificial beach on land and the vibe ... read more

Europe’s most extraordinary swimming pool and one of the coolest meeting points in town. Includes a floating pool on the river Spree, open air bar and beach-like sunbathing area

Europe’s most extraordinary swimming pool, floating on the river Spree, open air bar and beach-like sunbathing area and offers massages, sports classes, concerts and partys alike.

144 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Sit outside for authentic but reasonable priced pizza. Or do as a real German and visit the famous Admiralsbrücke with beers from the corner store ("Spätie" )

These pizzas are special. Real deal Italian owned, often crowded but they'll fit you in somehow. Cheap and fabulous, great canalside location.

Authentic Italian pizza! Sit outside on long tables until 22:00 or take it to go to eat on the bridge with beers from the corner store ("Spaetie" auf Deutsch)

#12

Watergate

Drinks & NightlifeNightclubs
49 Falckensteinstraße·Map·Website·

137 local Airbnb hosts recommend

To electronic music lovers, Watergate is an essential destination thanks to a flawless booking policy that brings in cream-of-the-crop DJs from international labels every weekend. It also gets our... read more

Watergate hosts house & techno DJs: split-level, two-room club overlooking the River Spree. Located on the river's edge with floor-to-ceiling glass windows, it offers a panoramic view of the Spree.

Watergate is a split-level, two-room club overlooking the River Spree. It offers panoramic views and is known for its LED lighting panel that spans the entire length of the top floor of the club.

210 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Beer garden / culture roof garden. On top of the parking garage of the shopping mall "Neukölln Arcaden". Beautiful sunset over the rooftops of Berlin.Take the elevator to go to the last parking dec... read more

Awesome bar with live music at times and amazing view from the rooftop. Enter through the Shopping Mal Neukölln Arcaden, take the elevator up to the 5th floor (park level) and walk up one more park... read more

This is a great place to chill, have a drink and a nice view over the city. Go to the Neukölln Arcaden, take the lift to the 4th floor and then follow the people up the roof of the parking space. S... read more

128 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Beste Bar im Kiez! Toller WhiskeySour and noch besseres Bier - Best bar around! Amazing whiskey sour and even better beer

A little bit more fancy, but with a nice relaxed atmosphere, Tier is famous for its sophisticated coctails. Perfect place to go for a date.

Cocktails at its best! If you like cocktails you will love this place! A little bit more expensive than the other Bars around but totally worth it.

134 local Airbnb hosts recommend

It is one of the best burger joints you can find in Berlin. Each burger is made with fresh ground beef and made to your liking. Served in English muffins with fries and a slice of pickle, it is har... read more

The best burgers i have tried in my life! :) Two american guys opened this place in Berlin few years ago. If you are looking for burgers - thats the place you should go to for sure!!!

Iconic and hip burger/steak restaurant - very busy so book well in advance. US guests will love it here, even though it's quite tucked away in a corner of Prenzlauer Berg. No place for vegetarians!... read more

231 local Airbnb hosts recommend

A small island in the middle of the river Spree, with a complex of five internationally significant museums: - Old Museum (Altes Museum) - New Museum (Neues Museum) - Old National Gallery (Alte Nat... read more

Five museums are on that tiny iland and great ones too: Altes Museum (Old Museum) Neues Museum (New Museum) Alte Nationalgalerie (Old National Gallery) Bode Museum Pergamon Museum

Berlin's Museumsinsel (Museum Island) is a unique ensemble of five museums, including the Pergamon Museum, Bode Museum, Neues Museum, Alte Nationalgalerie & Altes Museum

447 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Berlin's East Side Gallery is made up of a stretch of what was once the Berlin Wall, now displaying political artworks from the time of the walls fall. It is located along the Spree River and is th... read more

"The East Side Gallery is an international memorial for freedom. It is a 1316 m long section of the Berlin Wall located near the centre of Berlin on Mühlenstraße in Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg. The ac... read more

This is the longest stretch of the Berlin wall that's still there. On the eastern side (which is actually the northern side) various artists have left large scale paitings - that's why it's called ... read more

114 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Great, city-famous burgers and fabulous fries. Also vegetarian and vegan choices. Mon - Sun: 11.30-1 am

Just very, very yummy! And it is right by the Tempelhofer Feld and the urban gardening area there. Just grab a drink at the next Späti and take burgers and frites to go. Find a nice spot somewhere ... read more

Great selection of Burgers (also very nice vegan ones!) (Make sure you try the sweet potato fries and the delicious dressings they make)

301 local Airbnb hosts recommend

The park is devided into two sections: One is the less touristy and local side. The other the more dirty, crowded and touristy park. You have gay cruising areas (play safe) next to family friend... read more

I nice place to take a walk or run. It's usually busy with the locals taking advantage of some nature within the city. You'll find people of all ages and engaged in all sorts of activities. There a... read more

The oldest public park in Berlin and the third-largest. In 1946 two artificial mountains hid two bunkers (after destroyed and covered by two million cubic meters of rubble from the destroyed city.

112 local Airbnb hosts recommend

I love this club! It's a very friendly place and feels like going to the party of a friend who is from an old but poverty striken noble family and inherited a run-down mansion.

The club has now carved out a mini-empire down the bottom of Stralauer Allee: there’s an outdoor garden area (with paddling pool), a labyrinth installation, café and most recently, …

One of Berlin's infamous techno clubs. But check out what it says on their website, styles vary.

106 local Airbnb hosts recommend

This rowdy beer garden has been doing Berliners a brisk service since 1852, and lies across the courtyard from an old ballroom of the same name, attracting a noisy crowd. The enthusiastic beer-swil... read more

Berlin's oldest Beer Garden, HUGE communal atmosphere. Very casual outdoor with beer, basic food such as sausages, french fries and self serve. TIP: find a seat first!

While not technically a brewery, they do have their own beer and the beer garden is a great place to pass a summer evening. They claim to be the oldest running beer garden in Berlin. The restaurant... read more

104 local Airbnb hosts recommend

M-F excellent lunch specials. Monday's salmon sweet potato rolls are my favorites, and the house Dudu Crunchy roll, excellent sushi with a Mexican flair as most of their dishes feature guacamole!

Euro-Asian fusion cuisine with the chance of seeing Brad Pitt or George Clooney. Try the "Crunchy Dudu", a fried sushi roll with lots of Avocado, Salmon and Tuna fish. Definitely a Berlin hot spot!

- you wanna sit next to George Clooney or another famous actor/actress? No prob! Just go there and order the seafood plate (my personal fav there) and wait...

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Sasaya

Food SceneRestaurants
50 Lychener Str.·Map·Hours·Website·

98 local Airbnb hosts recommend

While being one of, if not the best Japanese restaurant in Berlin you can have your share of Japanese classics like chirashi-don or sushi here without spending a fortune. Try the grilled fish!

Best Japanese restaurant in the east part of Berlin. Reservation needed. (1 week prior least) Hard to reach, but dont give up. Its worth it.

Probably the best Japanese restaurant in all Berlin, it serves authentic and delicious food prepared in front of you by the super fast chef! Don't stick to sushi, all the other dishes are delicious!

102 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Home made pasta & pizza + Punk rock hall of fame. Decently priced. Children welcome.

Funky, casual pizza restaurant with stone oven Pizza. Try their speciality: Horse-meat pizza!

A classic italian restaurant, with a punk 80´s stile. Genuine italian food, good prices.

101 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Located in a tranquil area, this is the ideal spot for outdoors breakfast. Their breakfast menu are all delicious, not to mention the vast array of cakes available on display. It's a perfect way to... read more

Best brunch in Berlin - 3 tiered brunch towers filled to the brim with meats, cheese, fruits, vegetables, bread, etc (vegetarian options). Oh, and try the cake!

Very good for brunch time. You should try the cakes in case you had a little free corner left in your stomac:) Downside: very popular, thus crowded:(

164 local Airbnb hosts recommend

The Kurfürstendamm (colloquially Ku'damm) is one of the most famous avenues in Berlin. The street takes its name from the former Kurfürsten (prince-electors) of Brandenburg. This very broad, long b... read more

Shopping Avenue.. Everything from designer shops to H&M, KdW (Kaufhaus des Westens) department store, Eurocenter and Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church. Not far from the Zoo and Tiergarten.

Einkaufen bis zum Umfallen: historische Einkaufsstraße mit zahlreichen Flagship-Stores shop till you drop: historic shopping-street with many flagship-stores of world-brands

97 local Airbnb hosts recommend

This chic bar on Mitte's Torstraße is chock-full with people in the evenings. It's the right place for you if you are looking for more than only bar atmosphere without wanting to go to a club. Berl... read more

One of the older places in the area. The crowd is usually very touristy and hipster-heavy. Mixology level is of quite high quality. If you like dignified consumption make your way to the lounge ro... read more

Cool hangout if you want nice drinks, little expensive but one of the coolest bathrooms in Berlin. Crowd can vary, from cool to cheesy, just depends on the night. No cover. Open late.

161 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Every Tuesday and Saturday the calm Maybachufer transforms in noisy and busy „turkish market“, widely known as the „Türkenmarkt“. Along the canal you find stands with fresh stuff & delicious snacks.

Every Tuesday and Friday the biggest turkish market in Berlin. Nice location at the Landwehr canal. Big variety of vegetables, fruits and turkish specialities. Very busy, cheap and loud.

When it's sunny and Berlin is celebrating warm summer nights, people from Kreuzberg grab a drink and either walk along the canal or sit down in the gras and chat all night long. On and around Admir... read more

96 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Great place eto play some music from the jukebox, and if you are lucky you can catch the huge beach chair on the balcony, overlooking the channel and play some chess...

This bar and restaurant sits on the corner of the canal. It is an old Berlin institute and one of the few bars with a jukebox. We recommend getting a drink and sitting outside to people watch.

Great litte hangout with nautic decor just by the canal. Perfect in summer if you manage to catch a spot on the terrace and watch the boats go by.

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Monsieur Vuong

Food SceneRestaurants
$· 46 Alte Schönhauser Str.·Map·Hours·Website·

89 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Best vietnamese restaurant of Berlin, try the "lemon grass chicken with rice", they always have it on the menu - though the name changes every day. There is always a bit of a wait since it is quite... read more

In everyone's guidebooks, this Vietnamese restaurant is extremely popular - at all times of day! Fresh, tasty food and fast service - a place to drop by in if you want a quick bite to eat but be pr... read more

An institution in mitte, one of the best Vietnamese places in Berlin. Relaxed atmosphere and can feel cramped sometimes. Si An might be slightly better but depends on what you get. Cant go wrong wi... read more