How to Spend a Weekend in Berlin

Berlin, Germany
Berlin, Germany. Photo by Stefan Widua on Unsplash

Berlin is Germany’s capital located smack-dab in the middle of the country. A complex history of division and reunification has left Berlin with no shortage of sites to see, it’s also known for its art scene and for being a hub of vegan cuisine. Should you find yourself in Berlin for only a limited time, here are our suggestions for the best ways to spend it:

The Reichstag Dome

This government building featuring some truly unique architecture has a rooftop terrace that offers stunning views of the city. It does require a reservation in advance, though, so if this is something that you’re interested in, be sure to plan ahead.

Markthalle Neun

This indoor food hall is the perfect place to head for lunch after a morning of site seeing. Kiosks offer prepared food of all kinds, so everyone is sure to find something they’ll enjoy. They also have a small market so you can take specialty products home with you.


If shopping is your thing, KaDeWe is the place for you. This luxury department store is over 100 years old, the building is stunning, and happens to be the second-largest store of its kind in Europe. Pop up to the 6th floor for tons of dining options.