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Berlin is a beautiful city with a lot of history. The capital of Germany has a lot to offer, from cultural melting pot the Kreuzberg district to historical sites like the Bundestag. But what if you want to spend some money in the best record store or planning a night out? Here are our top 8 things to do in Berlin.
1. Dance Vinyl Records Browsing @ The Record Loft
Dance vinyl diggers, eat your heart out! The Record Loft, located in the Kreuzberg district, is the place to be for the best second hand dance vinyl. From Disco to contemporary Techno, the Record Loft offers a wide array of dance records at a fair price!
The Record Loft – Adalbertstraße 9, Berlin
2. Enjoy your last days of summer @ Lollapalooza Berlin
The Lollapalooza Festival marks the end of every year’s festival summer in Europe. The first edition was held in the second weekend of September in 2014, at the historical airport ground of Berlin-Tempelhof. It’s a two day festival and previous line-ups included many famous bands, like Bastille, Sam Smith and the Foo Fighters. This year the festival is being held at Olympia Park.
Lollapalooza Festival – Friedrich-Friesen-Allee, Berlin
3. Free Jazz jam sessions @ Quasimodo
Quasimodo is one of Berlin’s oldest Jazz clubs and is located in the Charlottenburg district. The venue is known for its (free!) Wednesday Nights jam sessions that are held in the basement of the beautiful former dance hall. If Jam sessions isn’t your cup of tea, then you might find something interesting in their concert agenda.
Quasimodo – 12a Kantstrasse, Berlin
4. Street music festival @ East Side Gallery
When you’re in Berlin, the East Side Gallery is a must see. The wall was once part of the Berlin Wall (which used to divide West and East Berlin from 1961 up until 1989) and is now the longest open-air gallery in the whole world. Every year in September the East Side Gallery is the location of a street music festival (free of charge!), where all street artists are welcome to perform.
Street Music Festival East Side Gallery – Mühlenstraße 17, Berlin
5. Concert night @ Mercedes-Benz Arena
Just a few steps away from the East Side Gallery lies the Mercedes-Benz Arena (former O2 Arena). If you want to see the A-listers play, then this is the place to be. Paul McCartney, Muse, Rihanna, U2, and many other big names have all played in this giant music venue, which can hold up to 17.000 people.
Mercedes-Benz Arena – Mercedes-Platz 1, Berlin
6. Vinyl as far as the eye can see @ Space Hall
From soul to new wave and from rock to techno, Space Hall has it all! You might want to add an extra day to your trip to Berlin if you’re planning to visit this massive vinyl store. The choices are endless!
Space Hall – Zossener Str. 33, Berlin
7. Dancing the night away @ Berghain / Panorama Bar
Berlin is the capital of techno. One of the most well-known techno clubs is Berghain. Berghain is an old power station, where all techno lovers can eat their heart out. Dance for hours (Thursday-Saturday from midnight) with dubstep, minimal and house music. Well… if you’re lucky enough to get in, the bouncers are pretty strict!
Berghain / Panorama Bar – Am Wriezener Bahnhof, Friedrichshain, Berlin
8. Another techno night @ Tresor
Tresor doesn’t need much introduction. It’s by far the biggest and one of the oldest techno club in Berlin. It even has its own record label, which featured techno giants like Jeff Mills and Robert Hood. And the same goes for this one: the bouncers are strict!
Tresor – Kopenicker Strasse 70, Berlin
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