Take in a poignant piece of Germany’s modern history at the East Side Gallery. This significant remaining section of the Berlin Wall serves as a memorial for freedom, featuring 105 original pieces of work by artists from all over the world.
The boulevard Karl-Marx-Allee was built in the 1950s as a mile-long tribute to the architecture of the former Soviet Union. The Martin Gropius Building, with its stunning neo-Renaissance style, hosts exhibits on cultural history, photography, and contemporary art. In fact, there’s no shortage of excellent museums nearby, like the Berlinische Galerie with its focus on architecture, modern art, and photography. The Jewish Museum in Kreuzberg is one of the most frequently visited museums in Germany. It highlights over 2,000 years of German-Jewish history. Get hands-on experience at Science Center Spectrum with it’s 250 science experiments. Or how about a visit to the German Museum of Technology, located near Potsdamer Platz. The surrounding museum park explores the tension between nature and technology. Get in touch with your quirky side at The Museum der Dinge – quite literally the Museum of Things. It highlights everyday objects from the 20th and 21st centuries, from sneakers to coffee pots and everything in-between.
Feeling dorky? Release your inner computer geek at the Computerspielemuseum, with its massive collection of computer games. There’s more nerdy fun to be had at Roman- & Comicladen, a shop that holds a wide range of books, from comics to antique novels.
Take to the water for a riverboat cruise on the Landwehr Canal and the Spree river. As you float through the city, you’ll get gorgeous views of villas in Gründerzeit-style alongside contrasting modern architecture. Make time to rest and relax on the riverbank or explore one of Berlin’s many urban parks. Discover panoramic views, a magnificent fountain, and the stunning Schinkel monument in Berlin’s Viktoriapark. The public park is also a great spot for people-watching, from local joggers to international tourists.
Soak up some culture
If you haven’t quite mastered the German language, you’ll enjoy a live performance at the English Theatre Berlin, the only English-language theater in Berlin. The Hebbel am Ufer performance center was born from the fusion of three existing theaters in the city. Between its three venues, the center showcases live theater, performance art, and contemporary dance. The Berliner Criminal Theater is located in a former electrical substation – the perfect setting for its exciting murder mysteries!
Shopping in Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg
A healthy dose of retail therapy is waiting for you in Berlin’s city center. Be sure to make a stop at the Marheinekeplatz flea market, located in one of the last market halls in Berlin. You’re sure to leave with an armful of vintage originals. The boutiques around Boxhagener Platz are home to a scene of alternative fashion brands and young designers. Their styles will have you looking like one in a million!
Express yourself in Berlin at MOXY Hotel
Berlin’s stylish MOXY Hotel allows you to visit this world-class city without breaking the bank. Our boutique budget hotel in Berlin draws energy from the vibrant art community to deliver a unique hotel experience. From MOXY’s hotel bar to our sleek designer rooms, we deliver contemporary style mixed with a playful character. DIY your stay at MOXY with snacks and drinks 24/7, free computer access, meeting areas with 56-inch screens and comfy seating, fresh coffee in the lobby, free Wi-Fi at lightning speed, and an optional continental breakfast. Need some downtime? You’ll find air conditioning and a 42-inch flat screen in your room! Your favorite new budget hotel is located where the action is, near the Ostbahnhof train station and Berlin’s bustling concert venues and nightclubs.