Ten Things To Do Within Ten Minutes Walk Of Generator Berlin Mitte
Berlin is a city that never sleeps and the Generator Berlin Mitte hostel is right in the heart of the action. If you are staying with us then have a look at all the amazing things there are to do within a 10 minute walk:
1. Museum Island
A trip to Berlin would not be complete without seeing Museum Island. You can get all your culture in one day here with five significant museums on the island.
2. Unter den linden
Another must see for Berlin visitors is Unter den Linden the famous pedestrian walkway lined with lime trees. With shops, cafes, tours and historic landmarks, every inch of this walk will catch your eye.
3. Ramones Museum
A little known gem in Berlin Mitte is the Ramones Museum, just around the corner from Generator. You can sip a great cup of coffee and browse the memorabilia on the wall or listen to some live music.
4. Museum of Natural History
A more traditional form of museum, the Museum of Natural History is well worth a visit. Particular exhibits to see include the largest mounted dinosaur skeleton in the world and the largest piece of amber in the world.
5. Monbijou Park
For a bit of fresh air and green head to Monbijou Park which is only a couple of minutes walk down Oranienburger Strasse. There is also a little footbridge which takes you to Museum Island.
6. Kunsthaus Tacheles
If you are looking for a bit of bohemian culture then try Kunsthaus Tacheles. A historic monument to art and the building was used as an illegal artist colony and the walls still bear their skilled graffiti.
Fancy scaring yourself a little? Then visit the Gespenstermauer or “Ghost Wall”, only a few steps away from Generator. Legend has it that the spirits of two children can be seen running from the street and then they disappear into the wall at this certain spot. If you leave a penny in a crack on the wall the children are said to do you a small favour.
8. New Synagogue
Oranienburger Straße is one of Berlin’s oldest streets and was formerly a centre of Jewish life; so it is no surprise that the street contains one of the most stunning Jewish buildings in Berlin. This gorgeous Moorish style building is more than 150 years old and is one of the few to survive the Kristallnacht.
9. The Kennedys museum
“Ich bin ein Berliner” famously quoted by JFK on his visit to Berlin in 1963 only a few months before his violent death. This museum has collections of photographs, letters and official documents of this iconic family.
10. KW Institute for Contemporary Art
If you like your art a bit more up to date then head to the KW Institute for Contemporary Art on Auguststrasse. There is no permanent collection so each time you visit you are likely to see something different.
After a nice walk around Berlin Mitte, you must be a bit thirsty for a chilled and refreshing drink in the sun. Don’t worry, we’ll help you decide which bar to go to in our guide to the five best bars in Berlin Mitte.