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Top Choice Museum in Museumsinsel & Alexanderplatz

Pergamonmuseum

Opening a fascinating window on to the ancient world, this palatial three-wing complex unites a rich feast of classical sculpture and monumental architecture from Greece, Rome, Babylon and the Middle East, including…
Top Choice Museum in Museumsinsel & Alexanderplatz

Neues Museum

David Chipperfield's reconstruction of the bombed-out Neues Museum is now the residence of Queen Nefertiti, the showstopper of the Egyptian Museum, which also features mummies, sculptures and sarcophagi. Pride of pl…
Top Choice Museum in Museumsinsel & Alexanderplatz

Museumsinsel

Walk through ancient Babylon, meet an Egyptian queen, clamber up a Greek altar or be mesmerised by Monet's ethereal landscapes. Welcome to Museumsinsel (Museum Island), Berlin's most important treasure trove, spanni…
Top Choice Club in Friedrichshain

Berghain/Panorama Bar

Only world-class spin-masters heat up this hedonistic bass-junkie hellhole inside a labyrinthine ex-power plant. Hard-edged minimal techno dominates the ex-turbine hall (Berghain) while house dominates at Panorama B…
Top Choice Palace in City West & Charlottenburg

Schloss Charlottenburg

Charlottenburg Palace is one of Berlin's few sites that still reflect the one-time grandeur of the Hohenzollern clan, which ruled the region from 1415 to 1918. Originally a petite summer retreat, it grew into an exq…
Top Choice Market in Kreuzberg & Neukölln

Markthalle Neun

This delightful 1891 market hall with its iron-beam-supported ceiling was saved by dedicated locals in 2009. On market days, local and regional producers present their wares, while on Street Food Thursday, a couple …
Top Choice Gallery in Scheunenviertel

Sammlung Boros

This Nazi-era bunker presents one of Berlin's finest private contemporary art collections, amassed by advertising guru Christian Boros who acquired the behemoth in 2003. A third selection of works went live in May 2…
Top Choice Gallery in Potsdamer Platz & Tiergarten

Gemäldegalerie

This museum ranks among the world's finest and most comprehensive collections of European art with about 1500 paintings spanning the arc of artistic vision from the 13th to the 18th century. Wear comfy shoes when ex…
Top Choice Food & Drink in Kreuzberg & Neukölln

Street Food Thursday

Every Thursday evening since 2013, a couple of dozen aspiring chefs set up their food stalls in Markthalle Neun, a historic market hall in Kreuzberg, and serve up delicious global street food. Order your favourites,…
Top Choice Museum in Scheunenviertel

Museum für Naturkunde

Fossils and minerals don’t quicken your pulse? Well, how about Tristan, the T-Rex? His skeleton is among the best-preserved in the world and, along with the 12m-high Brachiosaurus branchai, part of the Jurassic supe…