Berlin is a big city full of experiences, life and multiculturalism. There’s 12 different districts and every district is like a country itself. I fell in love with Berlin and I definitely will go back. Just remember to be careful with personal belongings in the big city! I actually got my iPhone stolen after few hours in Berlin, and got the “it’s normal here” answer from the police and locals. But, Berlin has to be on your bucketlist. So much history, good vibes and art. If you love art and history – then this is really the place for you.
Here’s some of the most trendy districts you’ll have to visit in Berlin:
1.The Turkish district in Kreuzberg
You have the “Turkish” district in Kreuzberg where it says “welcome to Turkey” in Turkish as soon as you drive in. Here you’ll find multiple Turkish restaurants, small shops and cafés. Every Tuesdays and Fridays there’s a market where you can buy everything from fruits, vegetables to shoes. There’s a famous dönershop here called “Mustafas” where you probably have to stand in line for 40 minutes to buy one. But totally worth the wait!
Don’t miss the East Side Gallery south of the district.This is the longest remaining section of the Berlin Wall at 1.3 km long. Between 1990 and 2000, 118 artists from 21 different countries painted different artistic expressions on the walls. By all means ; be sure to bring a good camera !
2.Berlin’s heart, Mitte
In Mitte is where it all happens. The best restaurants, bars, clubs, cafés and shopping areas. Make sure you visit Alexanderplatz, Postdamer Platz and the famous gate, Brandenburger Tor.
Alexanderplatz is one of Berlin’s most famous squares and got it’s name from the tsar of Russia, Alexander I, in 1805.
Postdamer Platz has the TV-tower everyone is talking about, with a restaurant on top. In the same area you’ll find good shopping opportunities and the largest Primark in Berlin.
Brandenburger Tor is the gate where it all happened: the entry of Napoleon, nazi parades, Hitlers’ speeches, the speech of Ronald Reagan and the celebrations after the fall of Berlin wall.
Out clubbing? You have to check out Tube Station – the best hip hop and r&b club in town.
3. Best shopping in Charlottenburg
There’s a reason for naming Berlin a “shopping mekka”. The big shopping centers and streets is hard to ignore. Kind of a “mini” London, but still huge.
The elegant shopping street Kurfürstendamm is 3,5 kilometers long with every shops you can think of: designer shops like Prada, Cartier and Versace, and other chain stores like Zara and Forever 21.
If you’re looking for only high end and designer brands, then take a step into the shopping center, Kadawe. It kind of reminds me of Harrods in London, with its 7 stairs and designer boutiques.
Where to stay: Riu Plaza Hotel
Where to party: Tube Station
Where to eat: Mustafas döner
Where to go shopping: Mall of Berlin