How to Take Great Instagram Photos in Berlin

The 7 Most Instagrammable Spots in Berlin

Germany’s capital city has such a rich history and unique art culture that you’ll find that the most Instagrammable spots in Berlin are actually some of the best places for Insta photos anywhere in the world.

The great thing about visiting Berlin is that it doesn’t matter what the weather’s like while you’re there. Photos of Berlin look just as great with grey skies as they do with fresh spring flowers and summer sunlight.

Next time you’re visiting, make sure you check out our guide before you go. Here are our top picks for the most Instagrammable spots in Berlin. These are all places where you’ll actually be able to use the #nofilter; the city is just that Instagrammable.

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1. East Side Gallery

The East Side Gallery is not only one of the most Instagrammable spots in Berlin, but it’s also one of the most Instagrammable spots in the entire world.

With over 1,300 metres of painted wall to choose from, you could spend an entire day walking up and down the length of the East Side Gallery searching for the perfect Insta shot.

We recommend making sure you at least get a photo in front of the iconic Fraternal Kiss.

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2. Brandenburg Gate

What is perhaps one of the city’s most iconic historical landmarks is also one of the most Instagrammable spots in Berlin. Brandenburg Gate, in all of its neoclassical glory, is extremely photogenic.

If you’re looking for a truly unique photo, then we recommend heading there at dawn or dusk. Not only will you miss the hoards of tourists that visit each day, but you’ll be able to get a unique shot of the gate that most people don’t get.

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3. The House of Small Wonder

What’s more Instagrammable than a whimsical cafe tucked away inside of a secret Japanese garden?

The House of Small Wonder is one of Berlin’s cutest cafes. It also makes for the perfect Berlin brunch photo, if that’s your Insta’s aesthetic. From the hanging plants to the beautifully curved staircase, this Japanese cafe is an Instagrammer’s dream setting.

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4. Reichstag Dom

If your Insta feed is filled with stunning shots of modern buildings and architectural delights, then you have to visit the famous Reichstag building while you’re in Berlin.

It’s one of the most Instagrammable spots in Berlin, yes, but it’s also just delightfully unique and refreshing in terms of modern architecture. 

If you purchase a ticket to enter the building, you’ll be able to go up to the viewing terrace at the top where you’ll enjoy stunning views of Tiergarten and more. They’re all top spots for a jealousy-inducing Insta post.

5. Alexanderplatz

Did you know that the World Clock at Alexanderplatz shows the current time for 148 major cities all around the world? If that’s not impressive enough to fit into a great Instagram post, then you can explore other areas of the city’s famous square.

There are food stalls, beer stands, and lots of other traditional German things to see and do around Alexanderplatz. You’ll have your fair share of choices when it comes to setting up the perfect picture.

6. The Berlin Cathedral

This spot actually doubles (or triples, even) as one of the most Instagrammable spots in Berlin simply due to the fact that there are so many things to look at in the background.

If you position your camera just right, you can see the Berlin Cathedral, the River Spree, and unique statues all in one frame. 

This is actually also one of the best spots for Insta photos regardless of the weather. It looks great on sunny days and in cloudy German weather.

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7. The Elsenbrücke Bridge

Looking for the perfect Berlin sunset shot? Head over to the famous Elsenbrücke Bridge. If you get there right before dusk and look west, you’ll be gifted with one of the most spectacular views in all of Berlin.

You should be able to see the Molecule Man sculpture, the TV Tower, and the Overbaum Bridge all in one frame.

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Elizabeth Thorn

Elizabeth has lived and worked in North America, South America, Europe, and Asia, all of which have contributed to her passion for travel writing. When she's not writing, you can find her exploring little hideouts in Colombia or watching photography tutorials on YouTube.

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