At the moment you can't visit Berlin with all its many sights. But you can use the various digital offers of Berlin's institutions to satisfy your wanderlust or simply to get to know something new in Berlin. So you can travel through the city and dive deep into Berlin's past.
And you'll get lots of great inspirations for your next visit, when we can welcome you back to Berlin. And for all Berliners there will be one or two surprises.
Have fun on your virtual Berlin trip.
Please show responsibility, wear your masks and adhere to the organisers' hygiene regulations. Only with your support will Berlin stay at its best!
Tip 1: Travelling to the architecture of the 1920s
Embark on a journey of discovery into the legendary 1920s. The multimedia bus tour from zeitreisen shows you the locations of the Babylon Berlin series or famous Berlin films. Although the tours are not taking place at the moment, time travel founder Arne Karsting will take you to the 75 most remarkable buildings of the 1920s on YouTube. In a humorous and entertaining way he introduces you to the Geyer film copy factory, the first residential tower in Berlin, the studio of Georg Kolbe and many other buildings in Berlin and tells you exciting stories about them.
By the way, you can find even more information about the buildings of Berlin's modernism and industrial culture on our website.
Tip 2: Viewing over the city from the television tower
The television tower is the striking landmark of Berlin with a fantastic panoramic view over the whole city. You can enjoy this view during a virtual visit. The webcam with a view of the Humboldtforum in the Berlin City Palace also tells you the current weather. If you feel like a visit now, you can buy a voucher and enjoy the anticipation of the view live from the TV tower over Berlin.
Tip 3: Diving into Berlin's history
Explore the future through history: The ABOUT BERLIN App brings Berlin history to life. Our free app tells you history you can touch, moving stories and the unknown. Take a look behind the scenes of Berlin's sights.
Tip 4: Strolling through the districts
The city guides of the StattReisen has put together films and photo reportages and will show you exciting places - with a special focus on the current situation and a look at Berlin history. They will take you to a former disinfection station or to the monument for Rudolf Virchow and tell you more about the times of cholera and the fight against the big infections.
Tip 5: Walking through Berlin and Potsdam's palaces
You can follow in the footsteps of the Prussian kings by taking a stroll through the offerings of the Prussian Palaces and Gardens Foundation. Under #wirbleibenzuhause they have compiled picture galleries, films, virtual tours and guided tours of current exhibitions. And what better destination at the moment than the little castle Sanssouci - meaning carefree?
And under #parkisart you can find even more beautiful pictures of the castles and gardens on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
Tip 6: Strolling through Berlin's parks
Out into the countryside is what Park TV has to offer. On the YouTube channel you can take a walk through Berlin's parks and gardens, but you can also find tips for staying fit at your desk or pulling rungs. Have a look inside and take a look behind the doors of the Oriental Garden.
Tip 7: Celebrate at the City Party
Pure Berlin nostalgia: This video by the TV station SFB (the forerunner of RBB) takes us far back into old West-Berlin. At the exuberant party of 1975, Berlin greats celebrate with well-known TV host Edith Hancke and music director Paul Kuhn in the disused Berlin underground station Nollendorfplatz, with German stars from the era like Willy Millowitsch, Peter Zadek, Heidi Kabel, Peter Frankenfeld and Heinz Schenk among the guests.
In addition to music to dance along with, there will also be recordings of old West Berlin, and you will learn a lot from that time. Or did you know that the Metropol was home to a cinema for adult movies back then?
Tip 8: Visiting the Reichstag
The Reichstag, seat of the German Bundestag, is one of Berlin's most important sights. A fascinating impression of the building is given by the 360-degree panorama with which you can stroll through the Reichstag.
Tip 9: Visiting Berlin Cathedral
You can also visit the Berlin Cathedral on a virtual sightseeing tour and take a look at its magnificent interior. With the 360° virtual tour of the cathedral, you can stroll through the imperial staircase and see the sermon church, the chancel and the baptismal and wedding church.
Tip 10: Taking a look at the Brandenburg Gate
What's it like at the Brandenburg Gate? With the webcam of Earth TV you can have a look at the Berlin landmark and get a taste of Berlin air.
Tip 11: 1000x Berlin
On the occasion of the 100th anniversary of Greater Berlin, the online portal 1000x Berlin shows an extensive collection of images. 1000 photographs from the collections of the Berlin District Museums and the Berlin City Museum illustrate in 150 thematic photo series how the image of Berlin has changed from the Weimar Republic to the present.
And as always...
- here you will find an overview of the current situation in Berlin.