How good that there are so many lakes in Berlin and the surrounding area. Otherwise, this incredible variety of cultural and gastronomic impressions would be unbearable. Because Berlin rocks! 

By train to the Museum Island: Plan arrival

Not exactly the most creative idea, but certainly the most practical: If you've never been to Berlin, Germany's largest metropolis with almost four million inhabitants and an area of 892 square kilometers, you should first take a bus. With a hop-on hop-off highlight bus, you can take a look at the most important sights such as the Brandenburg Gate, the Gendarmenmarkt, the TV Tower, the Kudamm, or even the Reichstag with its picturesque dome, and decide which of them you want to take a closer look at later.

The Museum Island with five great museums and the Greek-like colonnade of the Kolonnadenhof. Bellevue Palace, of course, and Friedrichstrasse and its surroundings, where shopping dreams come true. An interesting scene of gastronomy, art and culture has settled in Berlin-Mitte, without the "old school" hipsters in Kreuzberg or Schöneberg particularly scratching it - Berlin has room for everyone and everything.

If you have had enough of the sometimes quite demanding metropolis of Berlin after the many museums, galleries, stores, churches and shopping temples, you have a choice: Wannsee or Grunewald, Krumme Lanke or Müggelsee - and that is only a small selection. Actually, everywhere in Berlin you are quite close to a possibility for local recreation - so if you chill in the afternoon at the lido after a chic day in the city and then experience a concert at the Waldbühne in the evening, you haven't done anything wrong. More Berlin does not go. 

You can find more information about Berlin here: Great freedom on the Spree