It’s no secret that Berlin is becoming home to more and more creatives. The city’s ‘poor but sexy’ vibe is now a haven for all sorts of visual artists, photographers, and filmmakers. At Beazy, we also like to share insights and experiences (not just gear). We decided to share our favourite spots to take photos in Berlin, from the best angles capturing the city's landmarks to the most stunning street art, architectural buildings and gardens.

1. Berliner Philharmonie

Address: Herbert-von-Karajan-Str. 1, 10785 Berlin Germany

The Berliner Philharmonie, located in the new urban centre of Potsdamer Platz, was built in 1963 by the german architect Hans Scharoun. Its extraordinary tent-like shape and its remarkable yellow colour made the Philharmonic one of the most popular locations for photographers and visual artists. The Philharmonie's asymmetric lines, angles and bright yellow facades will make each one of your shots stand out.

"People facing one another, ranged in circles in powerful floating arcs around a soaring crystal pyramid."
That's Hans Scharoun's vision of the perfect theatre.

Beazymeet Dmitry Dreyer Berliner Philharmonie most beautiful shootinglocation.
Photo by Dmitry Dreyer, Beazymeet Movement.

Berliner Philharmonie photo location Berlin
Photo by Simone Hutsch on Unsplash

2. Tempodrom

Address: Möckernstraße 10, 10963 Kreuzberg

Very close to the Berliner Philharmonie, you will easily spot the Tempodrom: a beautiful and unique multi-purpose event venue, founded by Irene Moessinger in 1980.
Wondering why Tempodrom would be great for your next shoot? Its white tent-shaped roof creates a thrilling symmetric architectural background. Your model will stand out in the foreground in the most unique way.

Beazymeet tempodrom best shooting location Berlin
Photo by Julia Besson,  Dance Beazymeet

3. Gärten der Welt

Address: Blumberger Damm 44, 12685 Berlin, Marzahn-Hellersdorf 

Photo by Mahdi Esmailoghli in the Garten der Welt, best photo location in Berlin
Photo by Mahdi Esmailoghli

The stunning international “Gardens of the world” are located in the recreation park in Berlin’s eastern district Marzahn (which is by the way famous for its prefabricated buildings, also named “Plattenbauromantik” in German). You can get there anytime between the 1st March and 31st October, the ticket price is 7€.

Secret tip: From the Gardens of World, you can take a trip with the IGA Cable Car, the only Berlin Cableway. It’s a 1.6km long gondola lift line crossing the districts Marzahn and Hellersdorf.

This huge 250-acre location includes a slew of stunning gardens inspired from around the globe: Chinese, Japanese, Balinese, Korean, Italian and other traditional gardens will take your breath away.

Without any doubt, the major photogenic highlight of this spot is the mirror installation in the centre of the garden, which allows photographers to create beautiful light & shadow compositions. The stunning oriental garden will also allow you to find a piece of heaven and escape the city jungle for a while.

Photo by Pavel Nekoranec in the Garten der Welt, best photo location in Berlin
Photo by Pavel Nekoranec on Unsplash

4. Wolkenhain auf dem Kienbergpark

Address: Hellersdorfer Str. 159, 12619 Berlin

After a 20minutes near the Gardens of the World, you will finally discover this location, composed of a perfect match of architectural urban landscape and nature vibes. The highlight of the park is the 110-metre-high Kienberg with the so-called “Wolkenhain” at its top. Wolkenhain is an impressive 30-metre-high lookout tower, which looks like a walk-in floating cloud and ensures an incredible view over all of Berlin.

Best photo and shooting location in Berlin, Wolkenhain offers the best angles for stunning photos.
Shot by Julia Besson during the Acrobats BeazyMeet.

5. HKW - Haus der Kulturen der Welt

Address: John-Foster-Dulles-Allee 10, 10557 Berlin

In the heart of the new government district of Berlin and Tiergarten, you will fall in love with the impressive Congress Hall and its surrounding park. HKW was founded in 1989 because of the increasingly important role culture played in international relations. Nowadays, it offers access to exhibitions, workshops, dance and theatre performances as well as films and festivals. Its curved lines and stunning colours will make all your photos stand out while offering an impressive array of backgrounds and spots.

The HKW is one of the best photo locations in Berlin. Photo by Yannes Kiefer
Photo by Yannes Kiefer on Unsplash
The HKW is one of the best place to take photos in Berlin. Photo by Guevoon during our Beazymeet
Photo of @omaraway_ by @guevoon, Movement BeazyMeet

6. Teufelsberg (the Devil's Mountain)

Address: Teufelsberg, 14055 Berlin

Previously used as a listening station during the cold war, Teufelsberg was originally built out of ruins and debris of the second world war. This incredible location offers access to stunning street art, amazing abandoned buildings to explore and the purest "poor but sexy" vibe you can find. Beware! You will have to get a special ticket for entering the area with a camera, worth around 10€. If you decide to explore the area, you should also go on a hike on Drachenberg (the Dragon’s mountain), which will give you the best point of view over Teufelsberg.

Teufelsberg, shot by Gero Camp. Stunning spot for photos and videos
Teufelsberg, shot by Gero Camp
Teufelsberg is the coolest location to take photos in Berlin. Street art, tags and abandoned vibes in this beautiful shot by Carolin ThiergartA
Photo of Alice Magat by Carolin Thiergart, BeazyMeet #4

7. Oscar Niemeyer Haus

Address: Altonauer Str.12, 10557 Berlin

Introducing the Oscar Niemeyer Haus, an outstanding 8-floor block on Altonaer Straße in Berlin’s Hansaviertel district. The building is one of the 35 constructions of the famous urban renewal Project of West Berlin, the International Building Exhibition (IBA). The IBA is based on two principles, “careful urban renewal" and “critical reconstruction”. The Oscar Niemeyer Haus is a very powerful, colourful architecture treasure for fans of symmetric and colour composition shots.

The Oscar Niemeyer Haus best location for portraits in Berlin Germany
Photo by Elvira Nisman

8. Olympiastadion Berlin

Address: Olympischer Platz 3, 14053 Berlin

This huge sports stadium inside Olympiapark is located on the outskirts of Berlin, north of Grünewald. Originally built by Werner March for the 1936 Summer Olympics under the influence of the Nazi Regime, the monumental power of the Stadium can still be felt in the unique building architecture. The entrance ticket starts at 6€.
If you find time to go to Olympiastadion at night, your camera will get through with an interplay of symmetry, modern architecture and antique gloss.

The Olympiastadion as a location for photos and shootings in Berlin Germany, unsplash photo
Olympiastadion shot by Radek Kozák
The Olympiastadion as a location for photos and shootings in Berlin Germany
Photo by Mari Ganesh Kumar on Unsplash

9. Le Corbusier Haus

Address: Flatowallee 16, 14055 Berlin

Close to the Olympiastadion, “Le Corbusier Haus” will inspire you with its fascinating mosaic of colours and its brutalist architecture. Le Corbusier Haus was designed 1957 by Charles-Édouard Jeanneret, better known as Le Corbusier. After many buildings were destroyed after World War II, radical design started dominating Berlin. Bring your camera and get your best architecture shots!

Le Corbusier Haus is a great location for photoshoots and film productions in Berlin
Shot by Elvira Nisman

10. ICC - International Congress Centrum Berlin

Address: Messedamm 22, 14057 Berlin

Called “spaceship”, “Noah's Ark” or even “aluminium monster” - the International Congress Centrum stands in the western part of Berlin. This giant High-Tech complex from the 1970s will offer you unique opportunities to play with high contrast, intense shadows and highlights thanks to its powerful concrete blocks. Don't forget to check the parks!

ICC best place to take photos in Berlin shot by Justin Buisson
Shot by Justin Buisson on Unsplash

ICC best place to take photos in Berlin shot by Elvira Nisman
Shot by Elvira Nisman

11. The Washing Machine - Bundeskanzleramt

Address: Adele-Schreiber-Krieger-Straße 1, 10117 Berlin

In the heart of Berlin’s new government district, the Bundeskanzleramt (Federal Chancellery) is home to the parliamentary library. The Paul-Löbe-Haus and Marie-Elisabeth-Lüders-Haus buildings are linked to each other through a steel bridge, symbolising the reunification. The central part of the Bundeskanzleramt is cube-shaped. Even if the “Washing machine” is not really a secret location, you can use its breathtaking shapes to create stunning portraits and minimalistic shots.

The Washing Machine (Bundeskanzleramt) is a great spot for photos in Berlin, Germany
Shot by Marc Kleen on Unsplash


12. The Berlin-Dahlem Botanical Garden

Address: Königin-Luise-Straße 6-8, 14195 Berlin

More than 100 years old, the Botanical Garden (Botanischer Garden) is one of the largest and most influential gardens of its kind. Once described as “The World in One Garden”, Adolf Engler put his idea into action by building it in 1907. Nowadays, the 43-hectare garden gathers around 20.000 plants and counts 15 greenhouses, including the Great Tropical House. A short-day trip to Dahlem with your camera has to be on your bucket list! If you are a fan of plant photography or portraits with exotic backgrounds, then you’re at the right place. However, if you plan a proper commercial shooting, it is absolutelymandatory to send a shooting request to the botanical garden.

Berlin Botanical Garden take photos and best portraits in Berlin. Amazing photo by photographer Djamel Kramcha
Photo by Djamel Kramcha
Berlin Botanical Garden take photos and best portraits in Berlin
Photo by @fr.eedom

13. RAW-Gelände

Address: Revaler Str. 99, 10245 Berlin

RAW-Gelände stands a few meters away from the busy Warschauer Straße, one of the most vibrant streets in Berlin connecting the hip districts Kreuzberg and Friedrichshain. It’s an open space with a lot of graffiti, urban arts, cafes, and hip places to grab lunch. At the same time, it provides spaces for intercultural projects, exhibitions, and flea markets and is also home to many lively clubs. Street photographers will absoltely love this colourful open space.

RAW-Gelände complex as one of the best shooting location in Berlin. Photo by Carmen Gondard
Photo of Oliver by Carmen Gondard, BeazyMeet Street Art
RAW-Gelände complex as one of the best shooting location in Berlin. Photo by Ivan Debak
Photo of Kelly, by Ivan Debak. BeazyMeet Street Art.