11 Unique Berlin Photo Spots in 2022

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Where are the Top Berlin Photo Spots? An Insider’s Guide

Whether you are visiting the city or an Instagram-obsessed local, you may be wondering where to find the prettiest Berlin photo spots in 2022. And, if you’re anything like me, you may want to go beyond just snapping shots of the Brandenburg Gate.

So this post will cover the top lesser-known scenic spots in Berlin, split into 3 categories: historical sights, icons from an alternative viewpoint, and the most Instagrammable neighbourhoods in Berlin. Happy exploring!

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Altstadt Spandau definitely counts as one of the top Berlin photo spots for history buffs.

Historical Berlin Photo Spots

Herzberge Klinik, Lichtenberg

The heritage-listed Herzberge Clinic in Lichtenberg was commissioned by Queen Elizabeth of Prussia at the start of the 19th century. The red-brick buildings and manicured gardens still boast the same regal appearance 200 years later.

The main building of the hospital is flanked by large magnolia trees, making this amongst the best Berlin photo spots in the spring. Pro tip: while you’re there, you can walk over to the Dong Xuan Center, Germany’s largest Asian market.

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The Herzberge Clinic in Lichtenberg is without a doubt one of the top Berlin photo spots away from the crowds.

Schloss Biesdorf, Berlin’s Pink Palace

Sometimes, you have to go to the outer edges of the city to discover Berlin’s top photo spots. When I discovered that Berlin had a pink palace named Schloss Biesdorf, I knew that I had to visit. But life got in the way for a while, and I moved to Switzerland and back, and did not get the chance until recently.

Because I am a huge fan of photography and everything girly, I fell for this neoclassical beauty right away.

The palace was built by a duke in 1868, purchased by the Siemens family shortly thereafter, bombed during WWII and restored post-communism to its former glory. In terms of access, the Palace is conveniently located a couple hundred metres from S-Biesdorf.

One of the most instagrammable places in Berlin is Schloss Biesdorf
Schloss Biesdorf, one of the best Berlin photo spots for a quiet shoot.

Zur Letzten Instanz

The other day, I stumbled upon the oldest pub in Berlin called “Zur Letzten Instanz”. It has been running since and is located right next to Berlin’s original 13th-century city wall. Did you even know Berlin was once a fortified city? That was news to me! You can still see some of the ruins next to the pub.

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The first Berlin Wall.
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Forget the Nikolaiviertel! Zur Letzen Instanz and its surrounds make up the oldest part of Berlin.

Old Town Köpenick

If you read my post on the top things to do in Berlin this summer, you will already be familiar with Köpenick. This is without a doubt one of the most Instagrammable places in Berlin that only locals know about. Köpenick escaped WWII bombings.

As a result, the old town looks much like it did back in the 1600s, with cobblestone streets, castles, turrets and a few half-timber houses. Set where the Dahme River meets the Spree, Altstadt Köpenick is crisscrossed with canals, adding to the picturesque scenery.

19 thoughts on “11 Unique Berlin Photo Spots in 2022

  1. bergmannkiez looks amazing. I’ve never been to Berlin but now I know where to go. Thanks for the tips!

  2. “Oh, the places you’ll go”! Dr. Seuss could have been writing about Berlin and the fascinating places to which Berlin and Around continues to introduce us! Thank you for always sharing your finds with your followers. The tips, stories and photos never fail to delight.

  3. So cool to discover these places! I have visited Berlin 3/4 times already but there are some places that you recommended that I have never seen! i hope to go there again!

  4. omg i’m one hundred thousand percent going to berlin the second travel opens up, it looks so incredibly beautiful. great post!

  5. Great post, especially the inclusion of lesser known sites in Berlin! As a Randberliner, I barely went to the centre any more as it got so so crowded and these photo spots are wonderful. The Herzberge Clinic is a favourite of mine too, especially when combined with the Vietnamese Centre behind it for brilliant food and good hairdressing 🙂

  6. Berlin is definitely on my bucket list for when I revisit Germany in the near future. It looks so beautiful and offers a lot of fun spots. 🙂

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