What to do in Berlin at night

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What to do in Berlin at night

Berlin’s got a reputation for being is one of Europe’s most exciting nightlife destinations, with West Berlin being favored by older and wealthier people, while East Berlin — Mitte and Kreuzberg catering to the younger and more alternative scene. If you’re wondering what to do in Berlin at night, here are a few ideas.

  • Visit Tajikistan Tearoom

Berlin’s full of places you don’t quite expect to see — for example a central Asian tearoom — add it on your list of what to do in Berlin at night. The tearoom was actually built in the 1970s as a Tajikistan pavilion at the Leipzig trade fair. After the trade fair ended, the pavilion was donated by the Soviet Republic of Tajikistan to their DDR hosts. Somehow it ended up in Berlin! You’ll find the décor (and everything inside to be a fantastic mixture of Persian and Russian cultures). Guests sit on the floor and tea and food are served on low wooden tables. It’s a bit off the beaten track so when you take a Berlin tour with a local guide, get them to point it out to you.

  • Take a Craft Beer and Brewery Tour

Germans are pretty good at brewing beer — they’ve been doing it for centuries – as far back as Roman times. So take a local beer tour and enjoy some rare beers which you might not find in main street bars. Soak up Berlin’s beer history with a tour around a micro-brewery, see what a burgeoning craft beer scene there really is in this city, and enjoy one of the fun things to do in Berlin at night. Sample different brews whilst munching on salty pretzels — the ideal accompaniment to any great German beer.

What to do at night in Berlin

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Amy Elisabetta & Uygur

A customized trip with Elisabetta & Uygur

We totally enjoyed our private guided tour with Elisabetta and Uygur ( and their adorable and very well behaved 1 year old ). We need to customize our tour because one member of our group could not do the full length of the walking tour. We Elisabetta was wonderful and flexible to work with setting this up. She was responsive to our needs and easy to communicate with in planning, and stayed in communication until the tour. The tour was very interesting and she and her husband were very informative about street art, honest when they didn’t know the answer and fun to be with. It was easy to joke with them and they are very pleasant tour guides. We truly enjoyed the tour so thank you

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Rodney Miha

A customized trip with Miha

We had an amazing time with Miha who showed us all the best parts of Berlin with particular focus on the Cold War and WW2.

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We went on bikes which is a great way to see lots of the city in 4 hours. He even recommended us two great places for lunch for later in our stay both of which were excellent!

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Marsha Eros

Third Reich Tour with a local

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  • See Mengenlehreuhr: A Very Unusual Clock

Still wandering what to do in Berlin at night? It’s great lit up at night. It’s a retro-futuristic conversation piece. It’s a clock that you probably won’t be able to tell the time by. It’s the Mengenlehreuhr and is well worth a night trip. Installed in Berlin in 1975 it consists of 24 lights that blink on and off in patterns that measure a 24-hour cycle — if you can decipher it of course. The lights represent either, five hour units, one hour units, or minutes and seconds. If added correctly, you can tell the time. Take a local guide — they’ll be able to help you out with that!

  • Experience an Exotic Peruvian Dinner for Food Lovers

Local German food’s fantastic, but Berlin’s a multi-cultural place, so to really get a feel for the overall culture why not experience a home cooked meal from a local that’s a little more exotic? One of the best things to add on your list of what to do in Berlin at night is to enjoy Peruvian food! If you don’t even know what that is, here are a few examples of what could be on the menu: Tequeños con Palta (wanton filled with cheese with an avocado sauce). Aji de Gallina (chicken in a spicy sauce, Parmesan cheese served with potatoes and rice) and for dessert: Pie de Limón (Lemon pie).

  • Take a Vintage Shopping Tour

Shopping in the evenings is no problem here! Berlin’s the vintage shopping capital of Europe. Second-hand clothing stores scatter this vast city. It doesn’t matter if you’re male or female — everyone should do vintage. Part of the allure is the idea that you could be on the precipice of finding something amazing. That authentic pair of vintage 70s flare jeans you’ve always wanted to recreate the definitive Starsky and Hutch look, or an awesome Levi’s trucker jacket could just be just around the corner. Style wise Berlin’s vintage stores vary quite a bit, from the flea-market rawness of Humana Kaufhaus to the high-end cool of Down by Retro.

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