"Berlin, Berlin, we're going to Berlin" is what German soccer fans chant every year when their favourite team qualifies for the final of the national DFB Cup, which is held every year in the state capital. We also want to give you some good reasons why you should take a closer look at the #multi-cultural metropolis in the east of #Germany. Whether it's classic sights like the #Brandenburg Gate or the Berlin TV tower, cool #markets and squares or hip districts and insider tips for a great view: We'll show you which highlights of the city you should pay special attention to.
Some of the Highlights
Palazzo Ottagonale - A slightly hidden but absolutely worthwhile #photo highlight near #Checkpoint Charlie. You will find yourself in a backyard, where red and blue houses contrast with each other in the most beautiful way. In the middle of this row of houses you should look up to the sky, where the buildings form an octagon. For all lovers of (almost) perfect #geometry and great lines!
Sony Store Berlin - Especially towards evening an absolute must-see for all those who like lively #colours: When you find yourself in the entrance area of this futuristic building ensemble on Potsdamer Strasse - which originally embodied the European headquarters of the electronics company - your gaze is directed towards the ceiling, where you are almost automatically drawn under the spell of the intense shades of blue and purple.
Brandenburg Gate - An absolute #classic and definitely a compulsory motif on your journey through the three and a half million metropolis. As Berlin's landmark and German national #symbol, which is besieged by tourists and photographers almost 24/7, it is not so easy to get a nice #snapshot without people or other disturbing effects. It is best to visit the Triumph Gate in the evening, because there are fewer visitors and the Brandenburg Gate is beautifully #illuminated all around.
House of Small Wonder - This Japanese themed breakfast, brunch and lunch #café in the style of a conservatory provides a pleasantly warm #atmosphere with its abundance of #plants and wooden furnishings. Just the #view of the spiral staircase, the many plants and the beautiful lighting when you enter the café is an absolute feast for the eyes and deserves at least one place in your #Instagram story.
Gendarmenmarkt - Some call it perhaps the most beautiful place in Berlin, Germany or even north of the Alps. On the grounds of the #Gendarmenmarkt in the Berlin Mitte district, you will find Karl Friedrich Schinkel's #Schauspielhaus, now used as a #concert hall, and the German and French Cathedrals - three wonderful and beautiful motifs both by day and by night that will certainly look great in your Instagram profile.
Berlin Cathedral - Especially if you are on your way from Brandenburg Gate to #Alexanderplatz, a detour to Berlin Cathedral is a must. The Protestant #church and burial place in the style of the #Neo-Renaissance is located at the Lustgarten on the Museum Island and thus directly on the #Spree, which guarantees a great photo motif as well as the impressive #architecture, the four towers and the almost 100-metre high dome of the cathedral.