|The Brandenburg Gate during the Festival of Lights.|
Visiting Berlin? There's simply tons to see, do, explore. Here are some of the posts about things we've done....
Knopf Paul - Kreuzberg's amazing button store
Filmpark Babelsberg - Outside Potsdam admittedly, but if you are a fan of the German film industry....
Tempelhof Airport (Tempelhofer Feld) - Flying kites amongst other things
The Botanic Gardens - Even enjoyable with kids!
The American School Bus - the place to go for hotdogs and frozen yoghurt
Tierpark Berlin - Berlin's *other* zoo!
The Chocolate Afternoon - visit Fassbender & Rausch & the Ritter Sport shop
Berlin's Tiergarten - Perfect for picnics and general wandering
Garten der Welt - Way out in Marzahn, but worth a visit for some great themed gardens & the architecture on the way there.
Touching Nemo's cousins - visiting Berlin Zoo Aquarium
Endless Adventures in Groupon: The dark restaurant - Me & my friend Sarah FINALLY go to Unsicht bar, the dark restaurant and have a great experience!
Recommendations for those with a fear of loneliness - The one where I visit the Checkpoint Charlie Museum, and Stadtbad Schoeneberg on possibly the busiest days of the year.
Adventures in Groupon: The Panoramapunkt, Kollhof Tower, Potsdamer Platz - seeing the sights of Berlin by way of Europe's fastest elevator.
Further adventures in Groupon: the hot air balloon - taking my camera on a little trip up in the Die Welt hot air balloon.
For the love of asparagus - slightly outside Berlin, in Klaistow, it's an asparagus farm with a snappy name.
Deep end boys and west end girls - Stadtbad Schoeneberg. My *favourite* pool!
227 days to go! - Visit Berlin's Christmas shop on the warmest day of the year.
Lego: That's what little boys are made of - visit the Legoland Discovery Centre (1000 times a year)
Cheep, cheep! But not so cheep for the over 3's - MACHMit Kinder Museum: it has an awfully good climbing thingy.
Walking, running, & skipping with dinosaurs - Germendorf Freizeit & Tierpark: admittedly slightly outside Berlin.
Choo, choo, choo, there's even a tiny little conga at Loxx Miniatur Railway - Loxx Miniatur Welten: nb. look out for ticket deals on Groupon.
1000 steps round.... Berlin Zoo - Berlin Zoo: brilliant. End of story.
1000 steps round.... the KaDeWe! - Berlin's equivalent of Harrods: great window displays, awesome food dept.
1000 steps from... kita - visit Tauentzienstrasse, the Ku'damm, and see some sights in the west!
Urban eyesores and satellite dish art - Fancy some urban art? Check out Pallasstrasse and all it's glory along with a giant war bunker.
A day out in Britzer Garten - a brilliant park for adults and kids alike - even has a wee train
Waking the dead - Schloss Charlottenburg & grounds: very pretty (there's also a great Christmas market there in November & December).
Is that a Snickers zipping past? No, it's a Marathon! - See the Berlin Marathon & Rollerblading Marathon (both in September)
Sunday Karaoke in Mauerpark - a must-see and there's a market and you can have a barbeque and see the Wall too.
Love me, love my dog - visit a flea market and pick up something (debatably) beautiful.
The hippie Carnival of Cultures & the Jewish Museum - not all rolled into one. Daniel Libeskind's architecture is amazing.
Part 2- Paradise: not to be confused with utopia or Tropical Islands - Tropical Islands, an indoor oasis. "sunshine indoors!"
Who am I? Where am I going? What am I doing here? - Go to the top of the Fernsehturm (TV tower)
I predict a riot - It's not May Day if there's not a riot, except before evening falls it's fun for all the family in Kreuzberg
Sew... a needle pulling thread - visit a sewing cafe or some of the beautiful fabric shops.
Falling in (camera) love all over again - see the sights from a different angle. or lens. whatever. just take your camera.
DSD (Do Something Different) The Harlem Globetrotters - Of all one million things we could go and see in a big city, we chose the Disney-fied version of basketball. It was awesome. Really.
DSD (Do Something Different) The Night (Afternoon) of the Jumps - Uh-huh. These things must be seen at least once in your life.
The Mysterious Fasching Carnival - or Karneval, or Fasching, or get hit in the eye with a boiled sweet day. Take an upturned umbrella, sharp elbows, a carrier bag and enjoy.
Cold, sunshiney days - visit Prenzlauerberg, renowned home of the yummy mummy.
To see oursels as ithers see us - Visit the food dept in the KaDeWe and laugh at the stereotypes.
On your marks for the Christmas sales - visit a Christmas market or 10.
Not suitable for those with heart problems -Visit a potato festival. Or any other festival-type thing that seems to have lingered on from the DDR days.
Yee-ha! At the American Festival - yup, it's another one. This time with horses.
An hour in the company of feral children - visit the annual sandcastle competition and the East Side Gallery.
Out and about in the DDR - Visit the quite small but brilliant DDR museum