So you grabbed a little min-break or weekend in Berlin but what to see and do?
Obviously Berlin has a lot of rich history and there are plenty of major sights and attractions, but if you wanted to see a slightly alternative Berlin, away from the must do and sees on the checklist, we have a few suggestions for you.
You will notice lots of street art and graffiti in Berlin and Kreuzberg and Friedrichshain are good places to see some eye-catching examples. Like the huge astronaut on the side of a building on Mariannenstraße or other grand scale and slightly provocative street art like “brothers”on Curvystraße.
If you happen to be in Berlin on a Tuesday or Friday you should really take in the Turkish Market along the Maybachufer. The market is also in the Kreuzberg area which has a large Turkish community and is also home to students and artists. Over the last few years the area has become one of the liveliest places in the city.
Berlin offers a wide selection of international cuisine in places around the city but if you are looking for something a little unusual and delicious the Massai African Restaurant in the Prenzlauer Berg district will fit the bill. A chance to try such typically rare meats such as ostrich, wildebeest, zebra in fun and appealing surroundings.
Read our specially designed itinerary for a slightly alternative weekend in Berlin at the Oh-Berlin blog.