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The Best Way for Black Professionals to Explore Berlin

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Berlin Television Tower/Fernsehturm (Image: iStock)

Is “Explore Berlin” an item on your travel bucket list?

Boasting a population of more than 3 million people, Berlin is the capital of Germany and is the largest city in the country.

German is the official language of Berlin. But there’s a fair amount of people in tourist areas who speak English. If you want to learn the basics, download a foreign language app before your trip to help you better interact with the locals.

Whether you are going to Berlin to explore the city’s top attractions, gain new entrepreneurial inspiration, or take advantage of a career opportunity, here’s how you can make the most of 48 hours.

Get a Berlin Welcome Card 

There’s so much to do in Berlin and so many ways to do it in this big city. If you’re looking to explore some of the city’s historic sites and most visited attractions, don’t forget to check out the Berlin Welcome Card!

With the Berlin Welcome Card, you’ll get free access to public transportation. That’s a bonus in any major city! Then, you’re free to roam around the city and use your Berlin Welcome Card to get discounts at local restaurants, premium bars, galleries, and museums.

Plan ahead to find out what attractions qualify for discounted rates.

Hop on the City Circle sightseeing bus

When you’re in a city for a short period of time, it’s important to create an efficient schedule. The best way to maximize your time as you explore Berlin is on the City Circle hop-on/hop-off sightseeing tour buses. You can see the best of Berlin in less than 4 hours! 

The City Circle sightseeing bus takes you around the city on a narrated tour. You will get to see historic buildings, museums, and shopping centers all from one ride. Just hop off at one stop and hop back on when you’re ready to see another part of the city. 

The bus leads you to more than 10 stops of attractions including Brandenburg Gate, Berlin Wall, Charlottenburg Palace, and Potsdamer Platz. Buses run every 10 minutes so you’ll be able to make the most of your time in between landmarks. 

Tour Museum Island 

Museums are filled with artifacts that tell the story of the past. Some of Berlin’s most remarkable moments are captured in exhibits found on Museum Island

Take the City Circle sightseeing bus to Museum Island and you’ll be in the middle of some of the biggest exhibits that the capital has to offer. You can check out some of the top museums including the German Historical Museum and Museum of Natural History.

If you’re a lifelong student of art and history, Museum Island will be food for your soul.

Stay in the center of the city

If you’re only going to be in Berlin for a couple of days, you want to stay as close to the action as possible. Grimm’s Postdamer Platz Hotel is a cozy, fairy-tale themed hotel that gives you the type of enchantment that you see on television. Throughout the hotel, you’ll catch glimpses of the popular story of the Brothers Grimm through the vibrant colors and wall decor.

Within a few minutes of walking, you’ll find areas filled with shopping, attractions, and restaurants.  There’s never a dull moment around Grimm’s Hotel. But you’re far enough away from it all so that you’ll be able to easily unwind after a day of exploring.

Cool off at the Berlin Icebar

Have you ever wanted to drink from a real ice glass? You’ll have the best stories to tell your clients and co-workers after having a drink at the Angiyok – ICEBAR BERLIN. 

You’ll be given a coat and gloves as you head down under to a bar where everything is made of ice! Immerse yourself in temperatures around -10 degrees Celsius as you sit on ice sculptures and take pictures before your fingers start to freeze. This is probably the coolest experience you’ll find in Berlin (literally!). 

Are you planning a trip to explore Berlin soon? If so, make sure you check out some of these places to make the most of your trip.

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