Best of Berlin sights (video)

Berlin, Germany, sights

This short video, the Best of Berlin, is part of the INDIVUE Travel Opus to Europe and Berlin.

It shows ten of them essential places to visit there and also portrays the general neat and clean outlook of the Berlin centre. Photographs by Indivue.

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5 reasons to visit the Berlin Zoo

Gorilla in the Berlin Zoo

The Zoologischer Garten Berlin is a nice green area in the middle of the concrete jungle of Berlin and it is within a good access by public transport.

Feeding sea lion
Feeding sea lion

Here’s five more reasons to visit the Berlin Zoo

  1. If you’re living in the Nordic countries and you’d like to see a real Asian elephant without traveling to India, you will find it surprisingly near. From the Berlin Zoo.

2. If you’re traveling to Berlin with kids, then the Zoologischer Garden Berlin will be guaranteed to give a lot more rewarding experience than, for example, the Berlin Wall.

3. The trained sea lions of the Berlin Zoo provide an action-packed show which will amaze you with the wisdom and learning ability of the animal.

4. If you want to try what it feels like to look at the hippopotamus eye to eye, even that can be done in the Berlin Zoo.

5. And yet, if you want to see the real giraffe, zebra or rhino without traveling to Africa, these animals can be found from the Zoologischer Garden Berlin, which Wikipedia says to be one of the largest zoos in the world and the largest in terms of animal species.


Sea lion in the Berlin Zoo
Sea lion in the Berlin Zoo
Sealion performing in the Berlin Zoo
Sea lion performing in the Berlin Zoo
Baby elephant in the Berlin Zoo
Baby elephant in the Berlin Zoo

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and a photo collection from the Berlin Zoo here –

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Good hotel experience from Berlin

Hotel Scandic Potsdamer Platz Berlin aerial view

When I visited in Berlin, I stayed in a Hotel Scandic Potsdamer Platz.

A big moose was guarding the main entrance, bringing the Scandinavian feel to the guest right from the beginning.

The room I got was ok size for a short visit and it was having big windows, from the floor to the ceiling. The window offered a nice view outside, though there was not much to see except buildings.

Hotel Berlin Scandic Potsdamer Platz room and beds
Hotel Berlin Scandic Potsdamer Platz room and beds

In-between the bathroom and the bedroom there was an exceptional glass window decorated with Scandinavian birch leaves. The window was right next to your bathtub, but you could not see outside clearly.

Scandic Hotel room bathroom window
Scandic Hotel room bathroom window
Berlin Scandic Hotel Potsdamer Platz restaurant
Berlin Scandic Hotel Potsdamer Platz restaurant

What I loved the most about this hotel, in addition to its central location in Berlin, near the public transport, were the mornings. The morning buffet was one the best I’ve ever had – There were plenty of options for people eating gluten-free and organic food.

Nice interior detail was the clock in the restaurant, which was actually a tv showing videoart of time passing by. What a lovely idea to have art in the morning together with your lovely breakfast.

The restaurants in Hotel Scandic Potsdamer Platz were neat and clean and simply elegant in a Scandinavian way. Coming from Finland, it all felt familiar to me. Over all I had nothing to complain during my stay in this hotel, so if you’re after a nice hotel experience in Berlin, this is one option.

Find more images of Hotel Scandic Potsdamer Platz in the tiled gallery below and read more trip tips and travel experiences from Berlin here.

You might also be interested in the street life and people in Berlin.

Check also the Berlin Zoo.

Berlin in Finnish.


Berlin triptips and travel experiences

Checkpoint Charlie in Berlin

The first time I travelled Berlin was in 2015 and I immediately fancied the Berlin-Tegel airport. The easiness of traveling onwards from there is worth mentioning. Had read a lot of positive reviews about Pergamon museum and because of that I felt a little disappointed after seeing the exhibition inside the museum. I would myself recommend that museum only to people unfamiliar with the East. Otherwise the museum did not have much new or exciting to see, at least in 2015. Especially if you’ve travelled in India

Exhibition in Pergamon Museum in Berlin
Exhibition in Pergamon Museum in Berlin

Whereas the Neues Museum in the Berlin Museum Island offered a very interesting and comprehensive view to the past of the humankind. The exhibition was in a way amazing and inspiring. It would be worth visiting there even without the famous Nefertiti, which you were not allowed to photograph.

Neues Museum in Berlin
Neues Museum in Berlin
Exhibition in Neues Museum, Berlin
Exhibition in Neues Museum

Checkpoint Charlie in Berlin was a tiny part of our history commercialized well into a modern day use. It was used as a place to take selfies with the “soldiers” from the past. I think this place is worth seeing if you’re into photography. It is also brilliant advertisement for the Mc Donald’s restaurant right next to it. You might even wanna have a bite of a hamburger with some history alongside.

Checkpoint Charlie in Berlin
Checkpoint Charlie

Branderburg Gate in Berlin did not startle me, but the Holocaust Memorial I would recommend for photographers and those travellers interested in history. That impressive but yet modest looking memorial can make you very serious. Another similar grave sight is the Topography of Terror.

Branderburg Gate Berlin
Branderburg Gate
Holocaust memorial in Berlin
Holocaust memorial
Panorama of Topografie Des Terrors in Berlin
Panorama of Topografie Des Terrors

Berlin Zoo makes it easy to take a taxi to a jungle. All the monkeys, elephants and giraffes are right there in the middle of the city, with a skyscraper in the background. I would recommend this zoo experience to all the families with young kids visiting Berlin. One can get to the zoo easily with the public transport.

Hippopotamuses in Berlin Zoo
Hippopotamuses in Berlin Zoo

In the end, the Berlin TV tower (Fernsehturm) and Panoramapunkt will give you a very nice views above the whole city of Berlin.

See them and a lot more from the video Best of Berlin below –

And last but not least – Do not forget to visit the Art Market, when in Berlin.

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Berlin view from Panoramapunkt
Berlin view from Panoramapunkt

You can read the Berlin trip tips and travel experiences also in Finnish

Travel Opus to Europe

Travel Opus to Europe

Travel Opus to Europe is one of INDIVUE’s Travel Opus works.

You can find blog and video articles related to travel and art, with traveltips to Europe from the links below.

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European cities

Here below are all the European cities Indivue has visited, photographed and written about so far – find the stories in the links:

Amsterdam in 1 minute (video)

Art and travel tips for Amsterdam

Amsterdam in Fin

Art and travel tips for Barcelona

Barcelona in Fin

Art and travel tips for Berlin

Berlin triptips and travel experiences

Hotel experience from Berlin

People and street life of Berlin

Video: Best of Berlin sights

Berlin in Fin

Art and travel tips for Copenhagen

Tivoli in Copenhagen

Video: Best of Copenhagen

Copenhagen in Fin

Amos Rex art museum in Helsinki

Beaches of Vuosaari

Helsinki metrostations

Helsinki centre in summertime

Oodi in Helsinki

Seurasaari, island in Helsinki

Wintertime in Helsinki

Helsinki in Fin

Art and travel tips for Oslo

Oslo in videos

Video: Best sights in Oslo

Oslo in Fin

The best sights, hotels and restaurants in Paris

Paris in 1 minute (video)

Video: Best sights in Paris

Video: Tribute to Notre Dame

Video: Trip to the top of the Eiffel Tower

Paris in Fin

Art and travel tips for Rome

Rome in Fin

Restaurant experience in Stockholm

Stockholm in Fin

Vatican in Fin


European capitals

Here below are all the European countries and their capitals. Names written with the capital letters are straight links for more information on the subject.

  • AMSTERDAM (Netherlands)
  • Andorra la Vella (Andorra)
  • Ankara (Turkey)
  • Athens (Greeze)
  • Belgrade (Serbia)
  • BERLIN (Germany)
  • Bern (Switzerland)
  • Bratislava (Slovakia)
  • Brussels (Belgium)
  • Bucharest (Romania)
  • Budapest (Hungary)
  • Chisinau (Moldova)
  • COPENHAGEN (Denmark)
  • Dublin (Ireland)
  • HELSINKI (Finland)
  • Kiev (Ukraine)
  • Lisbon (Portugal)
  • Ljubljana (Slovenia)
  • London (United Kingdom)
  • Luxembourg City
  • Madrid (Spain)
  • Minsk (Belarus)
  • Monaco
  • Moscow (Russia)
  • Nicosia (Cyprus)
  • Nuuk (Greenland)
  • OSLO (Norway)
  • PARIS (France)
  • Podgorica (Montenegro)
  • Prague (Czech Republic)
  • Pristina (Kosovo)
  • Reykjavík (Iceland)
  • Riga (Latvia)
  • ROME (Italy)
  • San Marino
  • Sarajevo (Bosnia and Herzegovina)
  • Skopje (Macedonia)
  • Sofia (Bulgaria)
  • STOCKHOLM (Sweden)
  • Tallinn (Estonia)
  • Tirana (Albania)
  • Vaduz (Liechtenstein)
  • Valletta (Malta)
  • Vienna (Austria)
  • Vilnius (Lithuania)
  • Warsaw (Poland)
  • Zagreb (Croatia)

Indivue art inspired by Oslo
Inspired by Oslo

Member countries of the European Union

The countries below are the members of the European Union. The euro sign, if attached, means the country uses the one and the same euro currency in that country, making traveling there a lot easier.

  • Austria €
  • Belgium €
  • Bulgaria
  • Croatia
  • Cyprus €
  • Czechia
  • Denmark
  • Estonia €
  • Finland
  • France
  • Germany
  • Greece €
  • Hungary €
  • Ireland €
  • Italy
  • Latvia €
  • Lithuania €
  • Luxembourg €
  • Malta €
  • Netherlands
  • Poland
  • Portugal €
  • Romania
  • Slovakia €
  • Slovenia €
  • Spain
  • Sweden
  • United Kingdom

Indivue Art inspired by Rome, Italy
Inspired by Rome

Videos from Europe

Videos made by INDIVUE on the road in Europe:

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Travel Opus to Europe
Travel Opus to Europe

5 random scenes from Berlin

Gendarmenmarkt, Berlin

Here’s some 5 random scenes from Berlin, Germany. These photos have been taken with an unusual method, which will explain any distortion met.

The first image is from the plaza near the Checkpoint Charlie. In the image you can see a museum or an exhibition hall presenting the story of the Berlin Wall. Near by this, on the other side of the road, was a free outdoor exhibition of the same subject.

The second image is from a grass field next to Alter museum in the Berlin Museum Island. The building in the middle is apparently a church. Behind it you can see the Berlin TV tower, Fehrnsehtum.

In the third image you can see among others the Concert Hall, Konzerthauz, of Berlin.

The fourth image takes you underground in Berlin, and the metro tunnel.

The fifth image is from the Sony Center, which is an architechturally fascinating experience especially in the evening time. There are also restaurants, museum and a movie theatre for a time pass.

Plaza near Checkpoint Charlie
Plaza near Checkpoint Charlie
Berlin Television Tower, Fernsehturm
Berlin Television Tower, Fernsehturm
Gendarmenmarkt, Berlin
Gendarmenmarkt, Berlin
Metrotunnel, Berlin
Metrotunnel, Berlin
Sony Center, Berlin
Sony Center, Berlin

These were some 5 random scenes from Berlin and now you can read what else Indivue has blogged about Berlin and Europe as well.

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Art and traveltips for Berlin, Germany

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This week, let me introduce to you an Indivue digital painting inspired by Berlin, Germany.

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