Travelling feeds the soul and there are many people who have spent their life feeding their souls. The experiences of a lifetime of travels enlighten the true essence of our being and keeping this in mind can make the experience even better for you.
With your passport in your hand and a bag over your shoulders, it’s time to explore the beauty of this world. If you have a bucket list of places you want to visit, what’s stopping you? And if you are planning to make another trip abroad, Berlin should definitely be on your list. Its underground culture is quite unusual and so are all the secret spots this city has to offer. Furthermore, the hidden gems are actually the best spots to tantalize your mind and get the best of your trip to Berlin. So let’s get started and get a glimpse of the best hidden places to visit in Berlin.
A wonderland of massive robotic creatures, Monsterkabinett is truly the place to visit for all art lovers. The massive metal creatures are visions of nightmares and look remarkable, so if you are hoping to experience something quite different while travelling to Berlin, then Monsterkabinett is definitely your cup of tea. Haunted house enthusiasts will love this local attraction that’s open all year round. For art lovers, this place holds a special appeal so whichever group you belong to, make sure you visit Monsterkabinett. From skittering arachnoid robots to leering, malformed sculptures and aggressive actors straight out of a haunted house film set, Monsterkabinett will make your day!
Natur-Park Schöneberger Südgelände
AIf you’ve ever wanted to travel back in time, this is the perfect opportunity and one of the most serene hidden gems in Berlin. Natur-Park Schöneberger Südgelände is the place where technology meets nature. A place at which you can explore water towers and railway tracks on foot, to become one with the nature. It was originally a part of the industrial area during World War II but has laid vacant since the end of the war.
Want to get an idea of the traditional Berlin courtyards? Hackesche Höfe is your ticket to this blast from the past. Although it is Berlin’s most popular attraction, many tourists prefer the familiarity of the busy city life. Hackesche Höfe is a small and largely unexplored hidden gem in Berlin. The yards are interlinked and are the perfect break from the hassles of city life. You can sit down to enjoy a cup of coffee in the many small shops and admire the art work but its also a great place to shop and satisfy your shopaholic soul. All in all, Hackesche Höfe is the perfect combo of traditional Berlin with a hipster’s spirit.
The Mauerpark is located in Berlin's Prenzlauer Berg district and is has come famous from being a part of the Berlin Wall. Although the park is well known, the Sunday Flea Market is still on the list of the hidden gems in Berlin. But since it’s quickly becoming a favorite among the locals and tourists alike, its status of a hidden gem is in jeopardy. If you feel like going on a treasure hunt, Mauerpark Flea Market is definitely the place to be. You not only get to see the place where the infamous Berlin Wall used to be, you can also get the chance to buy some souvenirs as well. Vintage vinyl and retro brands are just a few treasures available at the market. The food stalls and beer garden make Mauerpark the perfect place to spend a lazy Sunday.
Pfaueninsel (Peacock Island)
Need to plan a quiet getaway with your partner? What can be better than Peacock Island. Situated in Berlin-Wannsee, the island is the part of UNESCO World Heritage Site and spans over 67 hectares. The island is known as an idyll of nature and features some free roaming peacocks and exotic birds. The best thing about the island is its rich variety of flora. The landscaped grounds on Peacock Island feature a number of architectural features including, the dairy, designed as the Gothic ruins of a monastery, the Memorial Temple for Queen Louise, and the neo-Gothic Kavaliershaus to house members of the court. A perfect venue for a relaxing day of sightseeing but be aware that the whole island is a no smoking zone.
If you want to try something crazy, here’s your chance to do so!. There are many clubs and discos in Berlin to soothe the little dancer inside you. But if you want to experience the magic of hidden gems in Berlin, Teledisko is the place to visit. Also known as the world’s smallest disco and situated in RAW-Gelände, Teledisko is just an old phone booth that has been transformed into a disco. It can fit only two people at a time but promises great fun. It is coin operated, and features all the regulars that a club has to offer. A smoke machine, stroboscope, light effects, and even a disco ball. It is the perfect place to unwind with your best friend and make the most of your trip to Berlin. So let go of your inhibitions, let your hair down and party away. A great opportunity to dance the night away but make sure you are not scared of closeted spaces because it’s going to be a tight fit!.
So, don’t let the hot spots in Berlin sidetrack you. Visit these hidden gems in Berlin and explore the real Berlin.