What to do in Berlin? My guests always ask me. Luckily for them, that I am working on a BertaBerlin map for Mitte right now. It takes a lot of time to discover and test all the places, but here you have my Top 5 activities of Mitte. If you want to find more hidden gems of the German capital, pick a map in my shop.
Beach Mitte is – with 50 courts - the largest location to play beachvolleyball in Berlin. Besides playing Beachvolleyball you can dip your toe in the sand and enjoy a drink from their beach bar.
10115 Berlin (Mitte)
+49 177 28 06 861
Station: S1, S2, S25 Nordbahnhof
This contemporary art collection is located in a former bunker, designed specially for this display. Most rooms contain just one art piece. The bunker can only be visited with an in-house guide. The tours start on the hour in German, on the half-hour in English, and can be booked online.
10117 Berlin (Mitte)
+49 30 24 08 33 300
Station: U6, S1, S2, S5, S7, S25, S75 Friedrichstraße
Thu 15-20h, Fr-Sun 10-20h
The last relics of over 400 watchtowers from the GDR era can be found close by Potsdamer Platz. Take up the viewpoint of a GDR soldier just as the border soldiers used to.
Station: U2, S1, S2, S25 Potsdamer Platz
Mon-Sun 11-15h, but closed when it rains.
Here is a tipp for the perfect lunch break with classical music. The Espresso Concerts take place several times a month, but always at 14:00h. It last about 45 minutes. The actual venue space within the Konzerthaus will only be revealed upon entrance. The Espresso Concerts can be attend from September until June.
Station: U6 Französische Straße
Here you can experience the everyday life in the former East Germany. I especially like that covering a range of topics the Berlin Wall, the Stasi and much more the museum encourages its visitors to touch, feel and interact .
10178 Berlin (Mitte)
+49 30 84 71 23 731
Station: S5, S7, S75 Hackescher Markt
Sun-Fr 10-20h, Sat 10-22h
Payment by credit card
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