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Nine unique things you must do in Berlin

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Over the past few years, Berlin has firmly made and held its place as one of Europe’s most popular city breaks. Berlin has become known for its modern street art and hipster vibes while still holding on its history.  When planning my weekend in Berlin, I knew I had to visit the more traditional attractions such as the Brandenburg Gate and the East Side Gallery, but I also I wanted to find a different side to Berlin. I wanted to find the more unique things to do in Berlin.

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Nine unique things to do in Berlin

Visit the Museum of computer games

A museum dedicated to the history of computer games, from Pac-man to Nintendogs this museum has them all, a completely interactive museum that is good fun for everyone. Make sure you sign the waiver before playing on the pain station!
The Berlin Computer Game Museum
computer museum in Berlin, Germany on of the more unique tourist attractions
 Join a free walking tour

Join a free walking tour run by German students for all the insider information on Berlin. These guys know the city better than anywhere else and it is also a great way to meet other travellers. These tours run three times daily at 10.30am, 12.30pm and 2.00pm starting at the one80 hostel in Alexanderplatz.
Visit their website here 

I use Get Your Guide a lot when travelling and recommend checking out some of their tours below:

Visit Berlin Zoo

The Berlin Zoo is so beautiful, spacious and completely worth a visit, the collection of animals there are one of the widest ranges I have seen. Make sure you pay a visit to the adorable polar bear that plays in the water with her ball. Attached to the Zoo is also a large aquarium, and a combo ticket can be bought for 20 euro, entry to the Zoo on its own is 14.50 euro.
A photo booth photo of a couple in Berlin Zoo

 Eat at Burgermeister

A trip to Burgermeister is a MUST for anyone visiting Berlin, this burger place was recommend to me and now I am recommending it to everyone. They do a wide range of meat burgers and an awesome mango curry tofu burger, which is making me hungry just thinking about it! The average price of a burger and fries is roughly 6-7 euro.
Burgermeister Berlin - a popular burger chain in Berlin

 Visit the Currywurst Museum

Located near Check point Charlie, this museum is a place to visit if you are after a bit of silly fun. Completely dedicated to the famous german dish, this museum offers a fun interactive journey through the history of Currywurst.
Visit their website here 

tickets from the Currywurst museum in Berlin, one of Berlin's most unique attractions

Tour Berlin from the comfort of a bed

Legs hurting from all the walking? Lay down, relax and enjoy all the sights of Berlin from the comfort of a mobile bed. Prices start from 25 Euros for 30 minutes for two people or 45 Euros for 1 hour.
Visit their website here 

Visit the Berlin Story Bunker

Based inside an authentic world war 2 bunker, the bunker is three floors of the history of Berlin. Located on the third floor is the chamber of horrors – not for the faint hearted! Choose this place over the more traditional Berlin Dungeon, but don’t go on a Monday  like we did or it will be closed.


Looking for somewhere to stay in Berlin? I recommend the East Seven Hostel 

Take silly photos in one of the many street photo booths

There are old school  photo booths littered all over the streets of Berlin and for just 2 euro you can take black and white passport photos to help you remember your visit to the beautiful city.

photo booth on the streets of berlin, Germany
 Eat the best Vietnamese food outside of Vietnam

Berlin is a place for damn good food. I am not a fan of traditional German cuisine so I was pleasantly surprised to find an abundance of Asian restaurants – mainly Vietnamese, we ate in Monsieur Vuong and it was honestly as good as some of the dishes I ate in Vietnam. You queue to eat in this place for a reason. I loved Monsieur Voung so much I wrote a whole review about the restaurant. 

Read Next: A Guide to Berlin’s Street Art Scene

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  • Tink Jayne
    March 11, 2016 at 1:31 pm

    Haha, I did the bed tour thing. It was actually quite scary – there is no seat belt or anything to hold in. I just clung onto the duvet!
    Omg we searched for Burghermeister quite late at night and couldn’t find it and now, from your picture, I realise why – we were behind it the whole time (enjoying some Beers in a bar literally starting at it, haha!)
    x tink jayne – travel & lifestyle x

  • Curious Claire
    June 28, 2016 at 7:40 am

    I’m so glad burgermeister is on the list. Love that place! There’s also a tree in Berlin that has the Stand By Me lyrics carved into it

    • Dennis hudson
      July 12, 2017 at 2:27 pm

      Do you remember where the tree was located? Sounds cool!!!

  • Emma @ Adventures of a London Kiwi
    September 1, 2016 at 7:17 am

    This is making me want to revisit ASAP!

  • Courtney
    January 27, 2018 at 2:12 pm

    Ohh a tour on a bed! Now that sounds really fun! Great tips! Also have to try Currywurst Museum when I visit.

  • earthtoconnie
    August 2, 2019 at 3:49 pm

    I visited Berlin in 2017 and I can’t believe I never saw one of these street booths. I for sure would have stopped at everyone I saw


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