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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Haus am Checkpoint Charlie

  • Critics choice

A little tacky, but essential for anyone interested in the Wall and the Cold War. This private museum opened not long after the DDR erected the Berlin Wall in 1961 with the purpose of documenting the events that were taking place. The exhibition charts the history of

  1. Friedrichstrasse 43-45
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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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