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The definitive Berlin to do list was one of the most popular articles when the site was still alive. I did not want to leave outdated information on the site, so I decided to close it down. However, here's list that I like to send to my friends & family when they visit. I hope you enjoy it, too.
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The definitive Berlin "To Do" list
There are some experiences unique to Berlin. Not all of them are free. Not all people will like them. But I do.
Sunset on Tempelhofer Feld
- A former airport has become one of the largest city-center parks of the world. It's incredible to have so much space. If you're lucky, you get to see a fantastic sunset. If you're even luckier, you can smell an aroma of freshly baked cookies coming from across the field, from the Bahlsen factory. Grab some drinks and a blanket, and enjoy the view.
Run the Berlin Half-Marathon
- Technically speaking, of course, you can run half-marathons everywhere in the world. But Berlin's official track is one of the easiest to run. It's a flat, straight, paved track that runs through the center of the city and loops back through all the sights. If you're a runner who wants to run on the track where professionals break historical records, Berlin is the right city for you. If you're a runner in Berlin looking for a nice loop, (Strava has a few good ones on its public Berlin map.
Eat Syrian Food
- Berlin has a reputation for being the original birthplace of the Döner Kebap. But what many don't know is that the city has also become a new bastion of Levantine, and specifically Syrian food, thanks to the nascent diaspora of refugees and immigrants. Stroll down Sonnenallee in Neukölln ("the street of the Arabs"), and you'll find brain-numbingly-good Syrian Shawarma (at Aldimashqui), Fatteh and Hummus at Akroum or Azzam, and Syrian sweets at Damaskus Konditorei . For even rarer, home-cooked style flavors, try Aleppo Supper Club (Makloubeh and Kabseh are excellent dishes to try) in Friedrichshain or divine Malakeh restaurant on Potsdamer Straße.
See contemporary art in Berlins war bunkers
- There are two very interesting art collections in Berlin: Boros and Feuerle. They are both located in two respective former war bunkers, and both offer guided tours. The Boros Collection is a private collection of contemporary art. It includes groups of works by international artists dating from 1990 to the present. Different facets of the collection are on public display in a converted bunker. The Feuerle Collection hosts exquisite, early Imperial Chinese stone and lacquer furniture and Chinese scholar furniture. The sound room, the incense room, the architecture and aura will blow your mind away.
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