Berlin has a lot of great places to offer and fun things to do, not only for the locals but also for tourists. As a tourist however, you don’t always know the special places that make Berlin so interesting. Here, we have listed some hidden spots in Berlin for tourists to try out.
Hidden spot: Teledisko
Berlin is the owner of the smallest club in the world. Yes, not the best, biggest, or loudest, but the smallest. This club is inside an old telephone box. Maximum capacity? Three people. Price? 2€. You simply enter your song on the screen, put in your coins, and dance like there is no tomorrow! The Teledisko has an integrated photo/video system which allows you to capture the moment forever. You pay another 2€ for this function but it is not obligatory. Either way, I`m sure that it is still one of the cheapest parties you’ve been to! Currently there are two booths scattered around Berlin, one in Mexico City and also three that are available for renting for your own mini-party wherever you want in the world! This secret hidden spot moves around Berlin constantly, so keep an eye out!
Berlin’s Mauerpark Fleamarket
Secondly, we want to share one of the most unique flea markets in Berlin. There are a couple of flea markets in Berlin but the one at Mauerpark is certainly worth a visit. You can easily spend the whole day eating at one of the many delicious stands, browsing through vintage clothing or records, or sitting on the grass with a cold beer whilst being entertained by one of many buskers. There are a few beer gardens and many ways to socialise. Handmade jewellery from the locals and fabrics in all colours fill the stands at the park in Prenzlauer Berg. On the flea market of Mauerpark, you will definitely find some hidden gems for a fraction of their original price. Every Sunday you can visit the market where the Berlin Wall used to be. This is one of the best hidden spots for tourists!
The secret Karaoke at Mauerpark
Next, we have our most local attraction on the list, if you are looking for a more memorable experience. A popular local attraction is the karaoke at Mauerpark, which takes place every Sunday evening. It is simply an openair-spectacle where people sing/yell their favourite songs in front of hundreds of people. Everybody gathers around in ‘The Bearpit’ and can volunteer to sing. Whether you are a local or a tourist, anybody who is brave enough to pick up the microphone can give it a shot. We recommend spending the day at the flea market in Mauerpark before settling down and enjoying the singing. Keep an eye on the Facebook page for special announcements or events happening! It is a hidden spot, but once the singing begins, it is hard for these artists to stay hidden!
Our next ‘secret spot’ on the list is actually not so hidden. It’s hard to hide the whole of Neukölln! It used to be one of the poorer areas in Berlin, but now it has redeemed itself and is the place to be. Get lost in all the streets and explore the coffee shops, art galleries and bars. In this neighbourhood, you will find a lot of expats from abroad and a huge international scene in general. If hanging out with young people isn’t your thing, do not worry, there is still a visit-worthy place in Neukölln. Schillerpromenade is an abandoned airport that has been transformed to a public space to hang with friends, go for a run, or simply enjoy the sunshine in summer.
The best way to get to know all the hidden spots in Berlin for tourists is still by making friends with the locals and going around Berlin with them. If you are also interested in learning German whilst in Berlin, make sure to check out our German courses.