Things to Do

Your guide to the best museums, galleries, sights and attractions in Berlin



Family-friendly things to do

Zoologischer Garten & Aquarium

Germany's oldest zoo was opened in 1841 to designs by Martin Lichtenstein and Peter Joseph Lenné. With almost 14,000 creatures, it's one of the world's most important zoos, with more endangered species in its collection than any in Europe except Antwerp's. It's

  1. Hardenbergplatz 8
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Markthalle IX

  • Critics choice

There were originally 14 covered municipal markets opened in the late 19th century to replace the traditional outdoor varieties and increase hygiene standards. Most disappeared and this listed building was going to be sold to developers in 2009 when a trio of local

  1. Eisenbahnstrasse 42/43
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Deutsches Technikmuseum Berlin

  • Critics choice

Opened in 1982 in the former goods depot of the Anhalter Bahnhof, the German Museum of Technology is an eclectic, eccentric collection of new and antique industrial artefacts. The rail exhibits have pride of place, with the station sheds providing an ideal setting for

  1. Trebbiner Strasse 9
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Gay and lesbian Berlin

The best of LGBT Berlin

Discover Berlin's thriving lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender scene – with the best gay bars, clubs and saunas in the capital…

Gay pop-up parties

Time Out Berlin’s pick of the parties and clubs you have to be in-the-know to know about…

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