1 – Eat a Currywurst at Konnopke’s Imbiss which is located at Schonhauser Allee 44 B. This fast food dish has people lining up for it all day. Currywurst is a pork sausage that is steamed then fried and cut into slices. Then it is topped with curry ketchup. This mouth watering dish will definitely fill the belly and dance on your taste buds.
2 – Take a boat trip on River Spree and take the opportunity to stand on the landing stage that is located right beside Palace Charlottenburg. This cruise down the Spree will last three-and-half hours and you will float past the Berlin Cathedral, Potsdamer, Museum Island, and Reichstag to name a few.
3 – Go on a Trabi Safari at BallonGarten, Wilhelmstrasse/corner Zimmerstrasse and experience three different scenarios. Climb aboard and take a trip down the trail to the Berlin Wall. See where hot spots were during the Cold War and learn about what happened that finally brought the Wall down 20 years ago. Grab a seat on the Berlin-Classic and learn more about the historical roots throughout the city and how the middle class is growing literally and metaphorically. Alternatively take a ride down the Wild East. Here you can see what remains of the wall and its longest piece. Discover more about the split of the city and how it got to where it is today.
4 – Walk around Schloss Charlottenburg located at Luisenplatz & Spandauer Damm. The palace along with the adjoining garden complex is named after Queen Sophie-Charlotte. From 1695 through 1699 Friedrich III, her husband built this for his Queen so she could have a summer home. There is much see while walking around so purchasing a combination ticket is advised. Walk around the New Wing, New Pavilion, then venture down to the Mausoleum and see the tombs of Queen Luise and husband Friedrich Wilhelm III and Kaiser Wilhem along with his wife.
5 – Take a picture in one of “Berlin’s Photoautomaten” so you will always remember having visited Berlin. There are many Photoautomaten’s located around the train stations for people to snap a picture.
6 – Take Bus number 100 and visit all the main sites around the city. There are Berlin WelcomeCards that are 2-5 day passes. At any given time when the bus stops you are free to hop off and explore the area and hop back on when you are done. The bus passes through East and West Berlin with ease. If you want to admire a beautiful view of the city then make sure and hop off the bus at the Victory Column found on the Grober Stern. The view from the top of this building is awesome, but first there are 285 stairs waiting to be treaded upon before hitting the top.
7 – Visit Sachsenhausen (Memorial and Museum Sachsenhausen) located at Strasse der Nationen 22. Once the Berlin Wall came crashing down, the memorial fell under the administration of Brandenburg Ministry of Science, Research and Culture temporarily. The Brandenbur Memorial Foundation made the Museum and Memorial part of their Foundation. In 1981 the Death March was established to commemorate the period in 1945 when in the months of April and May 18,000 prisoners decided to rest for a few days in the woods while on their journey towards the north-west.
8 – Strandbad Grunau, Sportpromenade 9, is the place to relax and indulge in some dancing. The beats get to pumping with live performances from groups like Kimstar, Andy M, and Nico Casceur to name a few. Smokers are asked to refrain from dumping their fag-ends on the sand since cleaning is an expensive task.
9 – Pergammon Museum has a visitor entrance at Bodestralle 1-3. There are actually three museums located inside this lovely building and you can pick one or all three to visit. The museums are Museum of Islamic Art, Collection of Classical Antiquities, and the Museum of the Ancient Near East. The original building was built during 1910-1930, but the foundation was weak and the structure was falling. The building was completely flattened and redone in 2008 and its new avatar is bigger than ever before.
10 – Badeschiff (‘Bathing ship’), located at EichenstraBe 4, will leave you craving for the ship when you get back home. There is so much to do here – experience lying around on the deck while soaking up rays, jumping up and dancing on the sand and cooling off in a crystal clear pool that is 2.08m deep. After sunset join the nocturnal festivities under the inviting lights.