Whether you were in Berlin already this year for IFA, or thinking of coming for the first-time next year, planning ahead for next year’s event is an absolute necessity.
This includes not only the meetings, but where to stay, and eventually where to take out your key partners… or where to simply go out and have some fun or explore. Our Where to Go in Berlin series aims to help in all departments.
This year’s editions began, as always, with a welcome message from Berlin’s Governing Mayor, Michael Müller, who showed why “24/7, 365 day a year” Berlin is such a special city.
In the following editions, we took a close-up look at somme of Berlin’s top neighbourhoods.
Along the Spree river from Mitte, Friedrichshain is a former East Berlin district that has become a hub for visitors who want to explore both the city’s compelling past and inspiring present. Known for its classic Soviet-inspired architecture on Karl-Marx- Allee, or its famous Sunday market on Boxhagener Platz, Friedrichhain’s landmark is the turreted Oberbaum Bridge that crosses Berlin’s major river.
The vibrant district of Neukölln is famed for its pan- Arabic and Turkish culture and cuisine, and its international newcomers. The remains of its 300-year-old Bohemian village of Rixdorf can be seen around Richardsplatz, a large historical square that hosts a legendary annual Christmas market. Here you can find some of the oldest architecture in Berlin, along with a number of traditional German eateries.
The once working-class and now sought-after Kreuzberg district is known for its diverse people, its international restaurants and cafes, and of course its all-night clubs and bars. To best appreciate the areas peculiar charm, its best to stroll around its very different neighbourhoods.
Peaceful, poignant, impressive, the memorial dedicated to Soviet soldiers in Treptower Park in Berlin reminds visitors about the inferno of the Battle of Berlin and the 80,000 dead on Russian side. The Memorial cannot fail to impress while its layout will remind of the emerging Cold War of Post- war Berlin.
DISCOVERING ZEHLENDORF In the early 19th century, Berlin became home to the romanticism movement. The southwest district of Zehlendorf, just facing the city of Postdam, turned into Berlin most romantic corner with a string of castles and gardens inspired by Rome and Ancient Egypt.
For the full version, click and go to each daily edition. Happy reading – and see you back in Berlin next year!