Berlin is a melting pot of diversity and creativity from all over the world, making it one of the top destinations for Instagrammable places in the world. In the German capital you will find it all: from luxurious, historical buildings to open-air galleries and from unique bars, amazing architecture to natural wonders. Read here more about our favourite photo spots in Berlin and have your camera ready!
Old National Gallery
The Museum Island is home to five of the best museums in all of Berlin and one of the most photogenic spots in the capital. It is located directly next to the Spree, so the mixture of water, dreamy willows and historical buildings make it perfect for an outside shooting.
Especially the Old National Gallery is a popular photo spot, especially he columned walkway, the Säulengalerie, on the outside is beautiful and allows you to get the most out of your pictures. It is often used for professional shootings or wedding photos, so it is better to avoid it during rush hours.
Viktoriapark is the highest elevated point in the city centre of Berlin, so you have a fantastic view from here over the city. The park also has a waterfall where the water cascades down the rocky slope. The water body in front of the waterfall as well as the countless flowers and the lush greenery make it a perfect photo spot. Try finding an angle where you can see the spires of the nearby church peak through the trees’ crowns for an even better shot, making it one of the most instagrammable places in Berlin.
It might surprise you but this underground station is another beloved photo spot and has made appearances in quite a few movies! Hollywood loves the bright orange pedestrian subway between the International Congress Centre and the bus station, scenes from movies like ‘Hannah’, ‘Bourne Supremacy’ and ‘Hunger Games’ were shot here.
The city of Berlin on the other hands sees it as an "eyesore". Nevertheless, the station makes for a unique backdrop for sure. The bright orange columns give the station a fascinating 70s vibe and you won’t find a location like this anywhere else.
At a constant -10°C degrees, the Berlin Icebar is literally the coolest and coldest bar in town! Enjoy drinks in glasses made of ice and embark on an Arctic adventure in the heart of Berlin. Embark on a historic German polar expedition with the crew of the Hansa and enjoy three free drinks on your journey.
The bar is not only the number one nightlife attraction in all of Berlin, it also is a one-of-a-kind photo location in the German capital. The unique interior made entirely of ice, so taking a selfie here is obviously a must-do!
Gardens of the World
On the eastern edge of the city, you can leave the buzzing city and go on a tour around the world. The Gardens of the World extend over the size of 60 football fields and are home to 10 national themed gardens and nine international garden galleries where you can discover fields full of flowers and plants from all over the world.
Not only can you immerse yourself in the gardens, but you can also experience a Korean tea ceremony, a Japanese cherry blossom festival or Scottish Highland games. What better photo location could there be for a journey through time or a romantic picture surrounded by flowers?
East Side Gallery
Located on the Northern side of the Spree, lies the East Side Gallery, the longest open-air exhibition in the world and the longest preserved part of the Berlin Wall in one piece. The over 100 artistic paintings from artists from all over the world are a must-see during your visit to Berlin!
Not only is the gallery a symbol of joy over the end of Germany’s division as well as a historical reminder to the German separation, it also surprises visitors with new motives at every step and section of the wall. Famous paintings include the portrait of the ‘Bruderkuss’ between Breschnew and Honecker painted by Russian artist Dmitri Wrubel and Thierry Noir’s pop art-like ‘Some Heads’ that you should not miss to take a picture of during your trip.
Another Insta-worthy place not to miss, although located a bit outside of the city centre, is Charlottenburg Palace, the home of a queen! Formerly the home of Brandenburg electors, Prussian kings and German emperors, the baroque-style Charlottenburg Palace is the largest and most important palace complex in Berlin to this day.
Marvel at the luxurious and magnificent decorations as well as the ceilings with golden ornaments, the perfect backdrop for a journey through time. Wander around and take pictures in the beautifully manicured gardens that take the art of garden design to another level. They make your pictures look colorful and bright even on a gloomy day!