#ToDos for your city trip to Berlin
Even though we prefer to get away from the tourist masses, the classic sights are a must-see. Our tip: after we have dropped you off in Berlin, take the public bus line 100 from the Alexanderplatz along the stately “Unter den Linden” street to the stop Zoologischer Garten. This costs very little money and you will see such sights as the television tower, Brandenburg Gate, Humboldt University, the “Haus der Kulturen der Welt” (a forum for contemporary arts), the elephant gate of the Berlin zoo and the Gedächtniskirche (Memorial Church).
When you have checked off that item on your to-do list, it is worth strolling along the Spree river to make some new discoveries. Not only are there a large number of museums such as the Alte Nationalgalerie, the city is full of street art. The area between the Ostbahnhof and the Berlin Wall is one of the most popular places to see this. Be your own guide: the best way to enjoy the street art is to buy a Mate soda or a beer at a Späti convenience store and go explore.
If you have a little more time, take a trip out to Potsdam or discover a rarity in Germany, an abandoned amusement park in the Plänterwald, the “Spreepark”. Although you are no longer able to explore the premises on your own, the Grün Berlin group will give you a tour over the grounds and explain how the park evolved into what it is today.
Another highlight is the Teufelsberg. The easiest way to get there is by taking the S7 commuter train. The crumbling former US listening station offers a spectacular view over Grunewald and adjoining Berlin and has itself become an object of art.