Exploring Berlin: West Berlin

Hey friends!

Let’s talk about Exploring Berlin: West Berlin! As mentioned on the previous post – Exploring Berlin: East Berlin, we stayed mostly in East Berlin so we don’t have as many places to share about West Berlin.

However, we did stroll around famous Unter der Linden, checked Biniki Berlin and visited the main monuments around Potsdamer Platz.

Places to Eat and Drink Coffee in West Berlin

No news here: since we love coffee we are going to share the places that we like the most – not that many, but they are reeeeeeally nice!

There are 3 places on this list. The first one is Pastel – as the name suggests, you can eat a pastel de nata (portuguese custard tart). The owners are Portuguese and the pasteis de nata are sooooo good <3. The second place is Hallesches Haus, a beautiful café and shop and the third one is our favourite – Benedict! Benedict Berlin is a place where you can eat breakfast food for brunch, lunch and dinner. Whenever you want it – 24/7!!!

Hallesches Haus
Benedict Berlin

Places to Visit and Things to Do in West Berlin

In central Berlin – which is in fact still part of Mitte you can visit mos of the monuments related with the Second World War and Berlin Wall. Places worth visiting are the super touristic areas of Checkpoint Charlie and Potsdamer Platz but it’s also possible to visit Holocaust Memorial, Hitler’s bunker, Reichstag, Topographie des Terrors.

Even better is to stroll around Tiergarten, check Brandenburg Gate at sunset and end the day at Unter der Linden!

We also visited the cool Bikini Berlin – the building is beautiful, full of nice shops and the view from the terrace of Berlin Zoo is priceless! After that we went to see the exhibition at Bauhaus Archive (before moving to it’s new locations so was free!).

Did we enjoy Berlin: Yeah!! It’s so cool and the 4 days spent there were so nice and relaxed but at the same time is always good to be back in quirky Brighton ❤