Tips for a weekend in Berlin


Weekend sigtseeing and shopping

Thinking about visiting Berlin for a weekend? Here, we have the best tips for your quick trip to the german capital city!

Experience the many sights and activities in Berlin at the weekend. With Stromma´s buses, you can easily get anywhere. Use Stromma Hop On-Hop Off buses in Berlin as often as possible. Our tickets are valid for 24 - 48 hours. It is enough time to look at all the sights without any rush. Everything about culture, art, architecture and shopping is offered to you here in Berlin. Here we give you our best tips of what to see and do and where to find the nearest bus stops.

Berlin bus sightseeing tour

The most comfortable way to discover the city. Get an initial overview and then hop off where you like. Berlin is big. Very big. The diameter of the city is 100 km. Even the Berliner who lives here has certainly not seen everything. Therefore, the tour with Stromma´s buses is the most ideal way to see the city comfortably. Stromma takes you to the most iconic and must-see sights. Our audio guide provides a lot of information in 16 languages. If something particularly awakes your interest, you can hop off and just catch a bus later or go for a walk.

Visit a Museum

There are over 175 museums in Berlin. From contemporary history to art to the curious, there is definitely something for you. Here are a couple of tips for your weekend in Berlin.

The Pergamon Museum

The Pergamon Museum in Berlin's district Mitte is part of the Museum Island and thus a UNESCO World Heritage. It consists of three museums: the Museum of Islamic Art, the Antiquities Collection and the Middle East Museum. Impressive exhibits await you in the Pergamon Museum, such as the Market Gate of Miletus, the Great Altar of Pergamon and the facade of the Caliph's Palace Mschatta.
Hop off at our stop 4 to visit this impressive museum.


The Futurium is an interactive exhibition on important future topics such as climate, living space, food and technology. Everything revolves around the question: How do we want to live? In the exhibition you can discover many possible futures, discuss them together in the forum and try out your own ideas in the Futurium Lab.
Get off at our stop 8 to visit this exhibition.

German Spy Museum

The German Spy Museum gives a unique insight into the hidden realm of espionage. You have the latest technology at your side to interactively uncover the ingenious and sometimes strange methods of agents and secret services. Decipher secret codes, pass the laser course or have your secure password cracked. Germany's only spy museum offers an exciting journey through time from the biblical spies to the present and future in the middle of the capital of spies.
Hop off at our stop 16 to visit this amazing museum.

Visit a panorama plattform in Berlin

High, higher, the highest. It seems as if one or the other architect wanted to outdo each other in a competition. This gives you the opportunity to reach unimagined heights.

Panorama Point

The fastest elevator in Europe takes you up to 100 meters in less than 20 seconds. Once there, a breathtaking panorama awaits you. The television tower, the Brandenburg Gate and the Memorial Church are at your feet.

From almost no other vantage point in Berlin can you see the architectural and historical highlights of the German capital than here. So many new, breathtaking impressions make you hungry. The panorama café therefore takes care of your culinary delights and provides you with tasty food and drinks.

Berlin Cathedral

The Berlin Cathedral with its Hohenzollern crypt is a true universe for you to discover. This magnificent Neo-Renaissance building is located in the heart of Berlin. With its imposing architecture, the four towers, the almost 100 meter high dome and the Golden Cross, it has become one of Berlin's landmarks. Over a hundred concerts and events take place in the Berlin Cathedral every year. A colorful church interior with fascinating mosaics, religious images and the dome with a spectacular 360° panoramic view await you.
Get off at bus stop 4 to visit the Berlin Cathedral.

Victory Collum

Another interesting sight along our hop on hop off sightseeing tour is the Victory Column. The Victory Column on the roundabout named Großer Stern (Big Star in German) in the Großer Tiergarten is one of the most important sights in Berlin and one of the most important national monuments in Germany. The winged sculpture on the Victory Column in the west of the city shines from afar. The winged sculpture Viktoria is also often called Goldelse in Berlin.

The viewing platform is located directly under the Goldelse. If you climb the 285 steps with a bit of perseverance, you will be rewarded with a great view over the Großer Tiergarten, the nearby Bellevue Palace and other parts of Berlin.
Get off at our stop 11 to climb the Victory Column.

Shopping in Berlin

Everybody who likes shopping will be perfectly happy in this city! Here are our best tips for your shopping weekend in Berlin.


The KaDeWe, an acronym for department store of the west, is Germany's best-known department store with an upscale range and luxury goods. Between the 1960s and late 1980s, KaDeWe was the place where politicians and affluent society bought their luxury goods.

It is located on Tauentzienstraße at Wittenbergplatz in the district of Schöneberg. With 34,000 products on 7,000 square meters, the delicatessen department in KaDeWe is the largest food department in Europe.
Hop off at our stop 13 to visit this still opulent store.

Galeries Lafayette

Discover the Galerie Lafayette and the French way of enjoying life in the center of Berlin on Friedrichstrasse. Lifestyle shopping awaits you at Galeries Lafayette with the latest fashion trends, international fashion, must-have accessories, sophisticated beauty products and French specialities, delicacies and books. In the in-house Le Gourmet restaurant you can enjoy French cuisine as well as sushi and burgers.
Hop off at our Stop 5 to visit Galeries Lafayette.

Hackischer Markt

The Hackesche Markt is a creative center in the Mitte district with design and fashion shops, international brands and numerous bars and restaurants. Hackescher Markt is the creative center between Friedrichstrasse and Alexanderplatz. Tourists like to come here to stroll through the streets around Hackescher Markt, to sit in one of the nice cafés or to buy one or the other design object.
Get off at our stop 3 to visit Hackescher Markt.

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