Long after you’ve seen all the standard “tourist sites,” countless other relatively unknown ones keep popping up and surprising you. Every time I revisit, it seems that another museum or funky exhibit has just opened or been discovered. The city is continually reinventing its secret tourist sights and I am never at a loss to see something new.
The Guardian recently asked four Berlin tour guides to come up with their “favorite alternative sights” in the German capital. The result is a short, but informative article one should keep handy if spending more than a couple of days here. Some of the suggestions I would consider a bit more mainstream than alternative, such as the now trendy Tacheles. Others, however, I have happily never heard about and plan on seeking out on my next visit–such as a crazy, all-night ping-pong bar named Dr Pong.