Berlin online and apps for Berlin

Berlin online and apps for Berlin

The whole city in your pocket

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There are many ways of discovering Berlin: thoroughly prepared with a travel guide or an informative website or directly on the spot with a practical app.

Along with practical apps for sightseeing, museums, events or travel information, you can also download audio books of literature tips and make that stroll through Berlin into a completely new experience.


Apps


Blogs


Websites

Apps for Berlin


Going Local Berlin

12 boroughs, 600 tips, 1 app: Discover the capital's neighbourhoods with the Berlin-App by visitBerlin. Now gratis available for iPhone and Android:

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  • Tours

360°Berlin – Just Berlin!

The strolls offered by 360°Berlin – Just Berlin presents the most beautiful neighbourhoods in Berlin. The free app provides tips on fashionable shops, restaurants, bars plus virtual tours with 360° panoramas, photos and videos.

Free download (in German):
iTunes App Store

Berlin travel guide app in German sign language

There are many travel guide apps for Berlin – but none had been in German sign language (DGS) until now. That’s now changing with this app available for iPhones + iPads which offers 95 videos that describe popular attractions, museums and parks in German sign language. In addition, the app includes information of particular interest to members of the deaf community under the "Deaf-Infos" category.

Download:
iTunes App Store

Top10 Berlin - Location Guide

The ten best locations for every occasion at a glance: Users of the free app Top10 Berlin can choose their favourite places, like and share them with friends. The app navigates Berliners and visitors easily from their position to the location.

Free download:
iTunes App Store
Google Play Store

Gardens, Parks and Pleasure Grounds - Lenné App

A Lenné app with multimedia tour of Glienicke is to be expanded in the coming years to a park guide "to go" for all Lenné works in the surroundings. This app shows you the way to the most beautiful gardens and parks of the famous german landscape designer Peter Joseph Lenné. A multimedia guide of Park Glienicke introduces you to the first park Lenné designed in former Prussia. The guide features audio comments, a gardeners quiz and historical footage. A glossary provides background knowledge about botany and landscape architecture.

Free Download:
iTunes App Store
Android Market

TownDives

TownDives enables you to discover Berlin off the beaten path. We offer a variety of perfect one-day travel itineraries made by real locals with love and containing activities perfectly matching each other. Download your perfect day and towndive instantly with no need for an internet connection.
Beta version download: www.towndive.com/berlin.html

Kamino Walking Tours

Lakeside adventures, hipsters meeting at Ostkreuz, an art odyssey through Mitte or maybe a more relaxed Sunday in the Mauerpark? The Kamino app guides visitors on tours of the capital ranging from 20 minutes to two hours (breaks in cafés not included).

Download for free:
iTunes App Store

komoot Bike Berlin App

What’s the best way from the hotel to the television tower by bicycle? Wherever you want to go, this app will find the shortest way – and taking into account if you want, for example, to go on asphalt roads. Even sightseeing tours without a specific destination in mind are easy to compile with this app.

Free download (in German):
iTunes App Store
Android Market

Bike Citizens app

Once across Berlin: the Bike Citizens app provides cyclists real-time navigation across the city's many bike paths and side streets. Visitors to the city can use the tour planner to set up their own sightseeing itinerary.

For more information and to download the app:
Bike Citizens app

VoiceMap - audio walks in Berlin

VoiceMap is a walking tour app that provides both visitors and locals with insightful audio commentary, and a free publishing tool for storytellers to create their own audio tours.

For more information and to download the app:
VoiceMap Berlin

Storyo

Tell and share your stories of Berlin with the photos on your smartphone. Using the app Storyo, you can create unique experiences with complete maps and more elements.

Download for free:
iTunes App Store
Google Play Store
Fire OS

Wiidii

Wiidii - this hybrid application is the new personal assistant and a combination of human assistance and artificial intelligence via voice control. The app gives you personalized answers and advices you about places you could enjoy. This application is also attractive for business people. According to your needs you can enter dates, reminder, reservations or to-do lists.

Download:
iTunes App Store
Google Play Store

Neukölln - KiezExplorer Berlin

The KiezExplorer lets you take a look behind the scenes of Neukölln, one of Berlins most vibrant and dynamic parts. By providing you with insider information, tips, guided tours and the latest events, the app lets you experience Neukölln in an entirely different way.

Download:
iTunes App Store

Parcview

For all who want to explore the green parts of the city is this WebApp perfect: A citymap shows you the way to parks and gardens as well as squares and memorials. There are also information about sights in the surrounding area.

for free: http://mobil.parcview.de

By Berliners for Berliners – Spotted by Locals

Insider tips for Berlin – that's what's promised by the revised version of the Spotted by Locals app. This guide to Berlin is written by those who know it best – Berliners – and is designed to take its users to largely unknown, but very interesting places in the city. The app is map-based and also works offline.

Download:
iTunes App Store
Android Market

Veikkos Archive

The Veikkos Archive is a historical atlas and provides information about the history of monuments and statues.
The Veikkos Archive is used with the free Wikitude app. The highlight: Veikkos with Wikitude uses the GPS and camera functions in users’ smartphones to display information and pictures of buildings that once stood at the user’s location. Another way to discover the relics of the past that are no longer visible to the naked eye.

Download:
iTunes App Store
Android Market

Twisper

The Twisper app not only gives visitors personal recommendations and travel tips for their visit to Berlin, but also allows them to put together their own travel guide with their favourite places. This can then be shared with the Twisper community and on Facebook and Twitter.

Download:
iTunes App Store

Seasonal Cities - Berlin

Seasonal Cities is a travel app offering seasonal tipps for Berlin, updated every three months with new content. The insider guides are written by leading travel journalists who actually live here. This means that users get the very best out of Berlin as the seasons and weather change throughout the year.

Download:
iTunes App Store

Storytude Audio-Touren

Exciting audio stories are on offer by Storytude Audio-Touren. Depending on where you are in Berlin, you can listen to a detective thriller story or sightseeing infos and experience the districts of Berlin in a completely new way. For example, "Rund um den Gendarmenmarkt" (Gendarmenmarkt and vicinity) for Friedrichstraße. Or experience the mysterious side of the Kulturbrauerei (Culture Brewery) with the ghost story “Triff mich im Dunklen” (Meet me in the Dark). The tour through Prenzlauer Berg, on the other hand, is dealt with in a romantic manner. For instance, “Ein aufrechter Kämpfer” (A Staunch Fighter) for your visit to the Oberbaumbrücke (Oberbaum Bridge) dives deep into East-West German history.

More on free download (in German): Click here!

The citySHOPPER App – The Shopping Guide for Berlin

The cityShopper app from myStyleSpotHunter take you on shopping tours of the best fashion boutiques in Berlin based on various themes and trends: for example, Berlin-based designers, green fashion, a black & white trend tour, and many more. The shop directory lets you set filters so you can find unique shops off the beaten path that will fit your taste and budget to a tee and carry the products you've been looking for.

Download:
iTunes App Store

Website offering smartphone audio guide apps

Anyone can post an audio guide at guidemate.com, as a result it’s a good place to get individual Berliners’ perspectives about their neighbourhoods and favourite places to hang out. The site currently offers several audio guides for Berlin.

  • Practical Info

Arrival Guide App

Everything you need to know about a destination provided as an easy-to-read overview by Arrival Guide – opening times, population or a currency conversion. All questions answered.

Free download (in English):
iTunes App Store

ParkTAG

The app for anyone looking for a place to park their vehicle: ParkTAG lets you know which public car park has available spaces before you drive up. If you're logged in, just indicate on the app that your space is now free and other users will see that the space is free and can spare themselves the hassle of hunting for that sometimes elusive free space.

Free download
iTunes App Store
Google Play

AroundMe

This free app will automatically (via GPS) tell you where you are, and allow you to readily find out where the next cash dispenser, restaurant, petrol station, cinema, hotel or supermarket is located.

Free download (in English):
iTunes App Store
Android Market

Berlin/Brandenburg – iFahrinfo

This free app helps reduce frustration due to late S-Bahn trains or last-minute train replacement services. iFahrinfo covers more than 13,000 stops and with schedules updated weekly by the VBB public transport system. The route planning feature and the built-in warnings for train delays or service disruptions help you get where you need to go simply and without long waits.

Download (in English):
iTunes App Store
Android Market

Berlin travel info plus

How do I get to Kurfürstendamm? The BVG FahrInfo Plus app from Berlin's public transport company gives you updated travel information for the city's S-Bahn, U-Bahn, buses and tramsn. You can also use the app to plan your route, but also purchase mobile tickets. The Berlin WelcomeCard and the CityTourCard are also available on the app.

Free download:
BVG

bluespot City Info App

bluespot, Berlin’s free city info app, helps you discover places, tours and events taking place all over the capital. It also includes useful tools, such as a taxi booker, transport timetables, bike rental and everything you’ll ever need to know about the Berlin WelcomeCard.

More info.

cityscouter.com

This app provides you with information on prices, opening times as well as reviews on all the important sightseeing attractions in Berlin. You can mark places you have visited either before or during your trip as “visit planned” or “already visited”.

Download (in English):
iTunes App Store

KiezDaten

The State Statistical Institute Berlin-Brandenburg now offers a neighbourhood data app (KiezDaten App) for the iPhone and the iPad. The app provides information on social structure, administration, politics and economy of the neighbourhood, and answered questions about, for example, the population and density, the last elections, schools and kindergartens in the vicinity and much more.

Free download (in German and English):
iTunes App Store

Pocket Quiz Berlin App

Could you say at the drop of a hat what the Schwangere Auster (Pregnant oyster) is and where you can find it? Questions like these not increase your knowledge of Berlin, but make for a bit of fun during the family outing in Berlin.

Download (in German):
iTunes App Store

Potsdamer Platz - The Platz to be

Whether lunch or a sweet dessert, rental, parking or architecture: the Potsdamer Platz app provides encompassing information about Potsdamer Platz - and suits for business as well as for Berlin visitors.

Free download (in German and English):
iTunes App Store

Yelp

You would like to go to a particular restaurant or store? Yelpwill provide you with comments made by visitors before you to that destination, so you can decide for yourself whether the trip is worthwhile.

Free download (in English):
iTunes App Store
Android Market

Taxi Berlin

You’ve got an urgent appointment and you don’t exactly know where you are? Well, now you can forget about such problems. This extremely practical app automatically determines where you are via GPS, tells you how much a taxi to your destination will cost, and sends the data online to the taxi control centre.

Free download (in English):
iTunes App Store

Tripwolf App

This app combines information from classic travel guide books with tips made by other travellers. You may even – and this is indeed the Tripwolf principle – join in yourself: upload your Berlin pictures or add newly discovered places for other visitors to Berlin.

Free download (in English):
iTunes App Store
Android Market

Vamos

This app takes its users to all the current and interesting events in the city. All of the Facebook events in the vicinity are displayed and the user will be spoilt for choice. You can also get a list of all the events your own Facebook friends are currently attending and opt to crash the party. All of the important information such as venue, cover charge or opening times are accessed directly through the app.

Download (in English):
iTunes App Store

Wheelmap

This mobile app from wheelmap.org offers people with disabilities hints for safe and accessible travel across the city. The current city map includes annotations for rail stations, theatres, restaurants and shopping centres for their degrees of wheelchair accessibility. Users can quickly figure out which places are barrier-free and what new places can be explored without further hesitation.

Download (in English):
iTunes App Store
Android Market

  • History

Jewish Cemeteries in Berlin

As the most important historic memorial garden of its kind in Germany, the Jüdischer Friedhof Weißensee is also one of the largest and best preserved Jewish cemeteries in Europe. QR codes are used to provide visitors to the Jewish cemeteries at Weißensee, Große Hamburger Straße and Schönhauser Allee information about the history of the places, the individual gravestones and the people buried there. The descriptions are available in German and English.

South-West Berlin

This app helps you explore the south-west corner of Berlin around the green district of Dahlem. The 90-minute "Nobel Trail" tour lets you follow the steps of fourteen Nobel Prize winners. Text, image and sound files offer in-depth portraits of the life, homes and workplaces of great scientists such as Max Planck, Otto Hahn and others.

Download (in German):
iTunes App Store

Virtual Concert in the Holocaust Memorial in Berlin

In May 2008, an unusual and unique concert took place at the Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe. The musicians of the Berlin Kammersymphonie performed a piece specially composed for this concert entitled “Vor dem Verstummen” (“Before the Silence”) for the 3,000 people in the audience. What set this piece apart is that at each stele of the memorial, the music had a different sound and each member of the audience heard the piece individually. Now, with the “Virtuelles Konzert” smartphone app, you can experience the concert in the Holocaust Memorial for yourself. The sound will change, depending on your location within the memorial.

Download:
iTunes App Store

WHATWASHERE_Berlin

WHATWASHERE_Berlin is an interactive city guide about the history of the German capital. The app takes the user around the Berlin of the 20th century. There are also historic films about the presented historical spots in Berlin.

Download:
iTunes App Store
Android Market

Historic Atlas of Berlin

What was Berlin like in the 15th to 19th century? Using the app “Historischer Atlas Berlin” (Historic Atlas of Berlin), you can virtually promenade through the past of the city. On six historic maps users can follow the development of streets and buildings through the centuries and even locate themselves.

Download:
Google Play Store

Station App for iOS

With Station App for iOS you will easily find your way around in Berlins public transport network. When you enter a U/S/Tram stop in Berlin, looking for a cool spot like restaurants, museums or doner shops, the App will find everything within walking distance.

Free download:
iTunes App Store


  • Berlin Wall

Mauerschau – the app all about the division of Berlin

Through eyewitness reports, archive photos and historic video material, this app makes it easier to visualise life in a divided Berlin. The app offers various tours through the German capital, stories about political divisions and the construction and eventual opening of the Berlin Wall.

Download:
iTunes App Store

Berlin Wall

Berlin Wall is an audio-visual guide using more than 100 videos to document life in the time the Berlin Wall was built and after. The app takes users along the former path of the Berlin Wall to historic sites including the Reichstag and Checkpoint Charlie. Additional background information and videos included.

Download € 2.69 (in English):
iTunes App Store

BerlinWallArt: The Wall before the Fall

The Berlin Wall Art app reconstructs the Iron Curtain with the last and most complete photo collection of the Berlin Wall. GPS positioning is used to show where the 330 photos were taken shortly before the Wall fell. Four different tours offer glimpses of what was once the graffiti-covered West Berlin side of the Wall.

Download (in English):
iTunes App Store
Android Market

GDR Dictatorship in Berlin

This app accompanies the user to key places in the history of East Germany's communist regime. Photo and text documents add information for each site, with most sites also having audio commentary. The forty stops can be discovered through one of several self-guided tours or on their own.

Download (in English):
iTunes App Store
Android Market

The Berlin Wall

For more than 28 years, Berlin was a city divided by a wall. Today, only a few reminders of the former division between East and West remain in the city. This app shows the former route of the wall on an interactive map. Additional photos, videos and informational texts are included for especially historical spots along the Wall such as Checkpoint Charlie. In "Discovery Mode", you can explore German-German division on your own or follow one of the suggested tours.

Download (in English):
iTunes App Store


  • Art

Time Travel at Potsdamer Platz

It only takes a code to time travel: The QR code on the digital cobblestone in front of the BahnTower at Potsdamer Platz takes visitors on a journey with panoramas of the photographer Jacques Obers. The pictures of 1987, 1990, 2000, and 2009 twist and turn with the angle of the user.

Link:
Time Travel at Potsdamer Platz

The Artguide App for Your Mobile

The Artguide app is a guide book for your mobile. You can download the free app and, once you decide on your destination, can purchase the guide for that sight. It includes an audio guide, an interactive floor plan, an e-book with all the usual guide book information, a chronology, and other features. In Berlin, the Artguide currently has guides for the modernist estates of Schillerpark and Falkenberg.

Download:
iTunes App Store
Android Market

me Berlin

me Collectors Room Berlin / Olbricht Foundation has teamed up with freshmuseum to develop the ‘me Berlin’ app that gives visitors a free augmented-reality tour of the current exhibition. Background information, personal stories and videos show art in a new light.

Download:
iTunes App Store
Android Market


  • Gastronomy

tip Speisekarte App

This App will tell you where the best restaurants in Berlin are to be found, gives you the assessment made by tipp gastronomy editors, details of the menu, as well as the shortest way to get there. You can even reserve a table online.

Download (in German):
iTunes App Store

Berlin Blogs


  • City life (in German)

blog.visitBerlin.de
visitBerlin.de’s press team reports on Berlin and describes all the attractions that this fascinating city has to offer. Plenty of personal experiences from Berlin.

hilker-berlin.de
Entertaining stories from Berlin, on art and lifestyle plus lots of exciting tips and ideas.

berlindesignblog.de
News from the Berlin designer scene.

naturtrip.org
The blog-team suggests places in Berlin and Brandenburg for a nice day out which are easy to reach by public transport. (in German)

visitBerlin-berlinale.blogspot.de
Temporary blog on Berlin’s biggest Film Festival with film reviews plus descriptions of the festival routine seen from a fan’s perspective.

  • In English

findingberlin.com
English language blog with lots of photos and videos showing the cultural diversity of the city.

iheartberlin.de
Our editors love Berlin, as you’ll see when you read the blog (in German and English)

stilinberlin.de
English language blog on fashion, design, art and style – plus where you can enjoy delicious meals in Berlin.

goodgoal.org
Ecological restaurants, small breweries, slow fashion and green hotels - Good Goal provides personal tips for a sustainable Berlin.

  • Gastronomy (in German)

eichiberlin.com
Author Peter Eichhorn dedicates his blog to writing about Berlin restaurants. With load of humour, he takes his readers on a dive into Berlin's nightlife with reports about the city's bars and pubs.

food.wetravel24.de
With the motto "whining and dining about restaurants, mainly in Berlin", this blog likes to try out new things. Thanks to the detailed reviews, menus with prices, addresses and links, this blog gives anyone interested an image of the establishments visited.

Berlin Websites


  • About Berlin

visitBerlin.de
The portal of Berlin’s official Tourist Information Service: All the information you need on the city, practical hotel bookings, favourable inclusive packages and ticket reservations.

Berlin.de
The city’s official portal: Official information of the Federal State of Berlin, its boroughs and public agencies plus lots of infos on the city.

utrip.com
Personalized itineraries for Berlin


  • Magazines

exberliner.com
Website of the English language magazine