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Mitte Guide: Spend Less, Do More

Welcome To Mitte

The German word for ‘middle’, Mitte is the central hub of Berlin. As such, it is home to many of the city’s most famous historical landmarks, popular attractions and spectacular sights so you will be spoilt for choice for things to do. It’s important to plan ahead by researching the options that interest you and your travelling companions the most to avoid missing out!

You won’t want to miss seeing these.

In Mitte you will find the Berlin Wall Memorial, Brandenburg Gate, the site of the 1933 book burning at Bebelplatz, the churches of St. Nicholas and Friedrichswerder and the seat of the German Parliament, the Reichstag, to name just a few. It would seem that one site is more famous than the next, so if you are limited for time consider a free self-guided walking tour, a bike tour or a hop on hop off bus tour to make the most of your time in this spectacular district. Another great option is to travel by boat on a tour of the Spree River for a cooler alternative.

If your visit to some of the famous sites triggers your interest to learn more about the history of the city, Museum Island is well worth a visit. Consisting of five museums this magnificent structure is listed as a World Heritage Site.

Family Fun!

Sea Life is a fantastic place to visit, especially if you are travelling with children. It has two main attractions the first being a thirteen themed aquaria which features fish in various habitats. This leads to AquaDom, the largest cylindrical tank in the world which contains over a million litres of water and over 2,500 colourful species of fish. It’s fascinating for children and a lovely way for adults to spend an afternoon in relaxing surrounds.

Join the culinary scene!

For some of the best fresh produce in the country, head to the farmers’ market Hackescher Markt. As you approach, the first thing you will notice is the impressive colonial architecture. While you are there you will find a large courtyard with an array of unique boutiques that provide options that differ from the famous brand names located at the more well-known but pricey Friedrichstrasse area. So pick up a few souvenirs before heading to one of the many hidden away restaurants which attract both locals and tourists. You can even join a three hour food tour which commences in this area and will give you a taste of some of the beast food Mitte as to offer. The area becomes very lively by night and is a great place to wind down with a pint of traditional beer.

Dance the night away

Ballhaus Berlin is a venue where you can have a great night on the town in a stylish old fashioned atmosphere. Performance range from cabaret to rock and roll and the best part is that it is generally not well known to tourists so it provides an authentic German experience. Check the website for upcoming events.

Your Cheaperthanhotels Team

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