Mitte is home to most of Berlin’s main landmarks and top tourist sites. It’s where you’ll find many of the city’s museums, Checkpoint Charlie, the Berlin parliament, lots of trendy shopping outlets and the colours of Germany.
Friedrichshain is synonymous with Berlin’s punk, squater, skater and alternative scene. It’s also home to the colourful murals painted on the remnants of the Berlin Wall at the East Side Gallery.
Adlershof in the south east of the city is where Berlin’s students of technology hang out. It used to be a former settlement, going all the way back to Büdner.
This once-upon-a-time centre for bohemian artists is now packed with family-orientated parks and playgrounds and kid-friendly ice cream shops and cafés. It is also home to the festive Mauer Park flea and food market.
Marzahn is where to go to see seemingly never-ending blocks of concrete, Communist architecture. You can get a real taste for the old east here, but luckily artworks, colourful paint and nature add some much-needed life.