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4 rooftops in Berlin during my holidays

Happy day, rooftop lover!

After a week of vacation, I bring you a special post of Terracismo de Altura in one of the most popular European capitals: Berlín.

Last week I was visiting this incredible city, and enjoying sightseeing along its streets, museums and rooftops.

As a big fan of terraces, I researched the rooftops of the city before going to Berlin so that I could visit a few during my stay in the German capital.

In this post I’ll show you the 4 rooftops in Berlin that I had time to go to during my holidays, but I intend to return to this city as soon as I can to continue getting to know the city and its rooftop terraces.

Let’s start!

1. The Monkey Bar Berlín 😍

This amazing terrace is the first of my 4 rooftops in Berlin and it’s located on the rooftop of the 25 hours hotel Bikini Berlin (Budapester Strasse 40) at one end of the Berlin Zoo in West Berlin.

 

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It’s one of the most trendy rooftops in Berlin, from where you can enjoy awesome views of the Kaiser Wilhelm memorial church and the square that surrounds it and have great cocktails. 🍸

 

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The best? You can see from above the monkeys at the Berlin Zoo. 🐒 The indoor viewpoint of The Monkey Bar overlooks that area and you can spy on them while enjoying the rest of the views. 

 

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You can find all the information of this awesome rooftop on its website www.monkeybarberlin.de 

 

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2. Park Inn Berlin Alexanderplatz 😎

Located on Alexanderplatz, the heart of East Berlin and one of Berliners favorite meeting points, this gigantic hotel almost rivals in height with the Fernehturm (TV tower), the tallest building in Europe. 😮

 

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The Park Inn Berlin Hotel has a rooftop terrace with incredible views. You have to earn the right to see them climbing the last five floors up the stairs. 🏃🏻‍♀️

But if you expect a terrace like the ones I usually show you, you´ll be a little disappointed, because it isn’t the same.

 

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Before going up to the terrace, you have to pay € 4. In this price isn’t included the drinks what you take on the rooftop. 

It has a very small bar counter at the entrance and you can sit on sun loungers facing the views.

 

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The truth is that it wasn’t one of the rooftops that I liked the most, but for the views it is worth to visit it. 😉

 

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You can see all the information you need on Park Inn Berlin Hotel website.

3. Reichstag Kaffe 🧐

A must-see when you go to Berlin is to visit the Reichstag Dome, designed by Norman Foster in the late 1990s. You can’t miss its 360-degree views of the city when, you travel to the German capital.

Awesome!

 

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Admission to see the Reichstag Dome is free, but you have to book the appointment one month before your trip to Berlin.

After the guided tour inside the Reichstag Dome is finished, you can have a drink at the Reichstag Kaffe, a beautiful terrace located at the base with fabulous views of East Berlin. 😍

 

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If you haven’t reserved previously, you won’t be able to have a table outside the terrace, but you can go out and enjoy the views and take many photos.

 

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It’s a functional terrace, and it’s essential if you visit the Reichstag Dome. 🤔

 

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Here you can see the INFORMATION to book your visit to the Reichstag Dome.

 

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4. Humboldt Terrassen 🤩

There’s a Royal Palace in Berlin.

Not much remains of the building after being bombed several times during World War II. After the War, this building remained within the GDR and was completely destroyed to raise the Palace of the Republic on this place.

The old Palace of the Republic was demolished in 2006 and the reconstruction works of the Royal Palace began. This is located on the Museum Island, and thanks to the sponsorship of a famous technological brand, reconstruction works can continue.

 

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On the side of the rebuilding palace overlooking the Unter der Linden boulevard, a cubic building known as the Humboldt Box was built in 2011 with two floors dedicated to exhibitions and a rooftop restoration area called Humboldt Terrassen, the last of my 4 rooftops in Berlin.

This building was closed in December 2018 to dismantle it in January 2019 and undertake the necessary works to supply the future palace of the city with geothermal energy.

 

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I wrote this post on the spring of 2018, before the closure of the Humboldt Box, so I was able to enjoy the Humboldt Terrassen. It is a pity that it no longer exists.

The views were impressive, you could see the facades of the Altes Museum, the Protestant Cathedral of Berlin, in the background on the left the Brandenburg Gate in the distance and on the right Alexanderplatz with the TV Tower standing out in the sky.

 

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It’s a pity that these images will not be seen again, as you will see the views were impressive. 😍

 

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Well these are the 4 rooftops in Berlin  that I could visit during my trip to the German capital in my four days of vacation.

Of course there are many more. As I want to return to the capital of Germany I will write a second part of this post with the missing ones.

I hope you liked traveling to Berlin for a while.

Until next time, rooftop lover!

Celeste Pino Rodríguez
celestinina@gmail.com
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