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Berlin Sightseeing: The Top Instagram Spots in the City

February 24, 2017 10:00 am by

Ready to double your follower count? Up your Berlin Sightseeing with a guide to some of the best Instagram spots in Berlin

With centuries of history, alternative stores, innovative art, three UNESCO World Heritage Sites and more museums than rainy days, Berlin is a traveller’s dream city. With plenty to explore from art to history and more, you’ll want to keep your camera handy because we’ve got the lowdown on some of the best photo spots around the city. So grab your portable charger because you’re in for some serious Berlin sightseeing when you follow our guide to the best Instagram spots in Berlin.

Berliner Dom

As one of the city’s most striking structures, the Berliner Dom’s neo-Baroque details and distinctive mint domes are photographic gold. Located on Berlin’s picturesque Museum Island, this cathedral is the biggest in Berlin and is one of the most frequently snapped sights in the capital. Once you’ve taken your exterior shot, venture inside to explore the cathedral museum and climb the grand Imperial Staircase to the quieter Baptismal and Matrimonial Chapels. Don’t forget to climb to the top of the dome for a breathtaking 360 degree view of the city.

Pergamon Museum

Add a dash of culture to your Instagram feed at the Pergamon Museum, which allows visitors to take photographs (as long as you don’t use flash). Besides its stunning neo-classical facade which looks like something out of ancient Rome, its exhibits and particularly its significant Greek and Roman art collection are rife with archaeological treasures. Zoom in and capture the details of the Pergamon Altar, whose intricate carvings detail the war between Olympian gods and Giants.

River Spree

Take to the water for a different perspective on Berlin’s iconic sights in a Berlin River Cruise, which floats along the twisting heart of the capital. See the proud red, black and yellow flags flutter over the Reichstag, revel in the historical architecture of Museum Island’s best sights and attempt to capture the whole spire of the sky high TV Tower in a photograph. The best thing about this hour-long cruise is that you’ll be able to kick back and relax after a day spent pounding the pavement, plus you’ll also learn a few things from their bilingual English and German commentary along the ride.

East Side Gallery

Once a key figure in Germany’s Cold War past, the Berlin Wall has since been transformed into an explosion of colour by street artists and a symbol of the capital’s creative spirit. Covered in art from internationally renowned artists, it has since become a freedom memorial and its longest stretch has become an open-air gallery with over 100 works of art. While many of the pieces are sealed off by metal fencing which make photographing them a little difficult, there’s enough vibrant works that aren’t if you’re looking for the perfect Instagram shot.

Tiergarten

Escape the skyscrapers and explore Berlin’s lush greenery at Tiergarten, a sprawling park that covers over 600 acres of land. Teeming with lakes, lawns and even a cheeky Biergarten, it’s a fantastic place to relax and stroll around while photographing the urban sanctuary. A highlight of the park is the Victory Column, a statue commemorating Prussia’s victory in the Danish-Prussian war, topped with a golden statue of the angel Victoria with her wings spread wide.

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