Things to see in Berlin
Tips from real travelers about attractions and what to see in Berlin.
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The Brandenburg Gate is very beautiful, very well-lit, and full of tourists who walk and or are mounted on horse-drawn carriages, which makes everything even more beautiful. It is a symbol of freedom and unification of the two Germa...
Few monuments built in the memory of victims are able to convey a feeling as deep as this one does. Solemn and eerie, walking through it gives you an intense feeling of loneliness that completely invades you. Located in the city cen...
The triumphal entrance to Pergamon Museum in Berlin is only the beginning of the museum the altar of Zeus at Pergamum. The city of Pergamum is located near Troy, in Turkey, and its history is mixed with the mythology of the settleme...
One of Berlin's cosmopolitan hearts, a true hive of activity. Make Alexanderplatz your launching point to sample the overwhelming variety of shops (Berliners have transformed window displays into gallery-worthy affairs), bars, and r...
The Reichstag building (where the German parliament meets) is located in the district of Tiergarten, Berlin. The way the building looks now is due to several renovations, and especially the work of British architect Norman Foster in...
Berlin was my second stop in my Europe trip. The place I spent the most time was the Berlin Wall. I would sit in thought and reflection as to the events surrounding this monument.
Located at Potsdamer Platz, this was completed in 2000 to house the offices of the company Sony in Berlin. It consists of seven buildings in which there are cinemas and offices, restaurants, shops and other entertainment venues. The...
The "Berliner Dom" is a Lutheran Church and is located in Berlin Mitte, the place by the Spree River where this beautiful city was founded. It isn´t super old as it was built between 1895 and 1905 by the order of William II and desi...
The Weltzeituhr is a world clock that is installed in the main square of Alexanderplatz in the heart of Berlin. The clock gives the time in many countries at the same time. The monument is circular and represents the different time ...
A wonderful park in Berlin that should not be missed and I recommend cycling across it as it's very large (the largest in the city) and thus it's easier to get an overall idea. It's curious how at the weekend the Tiergarten is full ...
In 2005 the National Ballet was founded, to the great satisfaction of Berliners and visitors, led by one of the great dancers, Vladimir Malakhov. This change in the organization meant a much broader program and so the two operas (St...
Tacheles is a large building located in the Mitte-Scheunenviertel, "squatters-section," home to a lot of artists and artisans. Admission is free. You can come and walk around the building quietly and respectfully because the people ...
As our visit to Berlin was in February, we found Unter Den Linden covered in snow. We read many references on the boulevard and, despite the weather, we enjoyed its charm and beauty. Absolutely recommended!
I was in Berlin 4 months ago and visited the Kunhaus, or squat. I read that it has been sold to a German hotel chain to build a mid-priced hotel. I encourage you to go to Berlin to visit it as it's days are numbered.
One thing I liked about Berlin was our visit to Mauerpark on Sunday. In the clearing of a battered football field we came across a giant trail of resale stalls, or as they say now 'vintage', and several Turkish food stalls with love...
Hackescher Square is located besides the River Spree on the other side of Museum Island. It's a nice place to go out at night for a drink. There are several restaurants, such as a Spanish tapas restaurant, and another with Asian cui...
Wars are hated for destroying human lives, but the monuments that arise from them are often gems. It is strange and paradoxical to think what is capable of building the human being can be, in turn what can destroy it. This is the ca...
This was a cool section of the Berlin wall that is still standing. Graffiti artists have done an amazing job with the different stories on each section of the wall. Sadly some people have defaced the artwork, but you can still make ...
Alexanderplatz ("Alex") is perhaps the busiest square in vibrant Berlin, in it stands the massive red town hall (red for the color of its bricks) and the seat of the Senate and of the Mayor. Alexanderplatz area is very peaceful with...
A true icon of Classical Greece, the totem of philosophers, as I love Greek art and studied philosophy I was doubly impressed! It's not a question of artistic genius, or of knowing that originally this bust was at the entrance of th...
The Sachsenhausen concentration camp, located in the town of Oranienburg, was built by the Nazis in 1936 to confine or massively liquidate political opponents, Jews, Gypsies, homosexuals, prisoners of war and Jehovah's Witnesses. Ap...
This is situated between the rivers Spree and Kupfergraben channel, and consists of five buildings: The Altes Museum, the Neues Museum, the Alte Nationalgalerie, the Bode-Museum and Pergaminmuseum. The five museums reflect the histo...
The bus 100 is a convenient and cheap way to explore Berlin, beginning in Alexander Platz and going all over the city, passing by the door of Brademburgo, Parliament, the Tiergarten and ending at the famous Zoo station. The ticket i...
In plain parisian Berlin, which at the time was the area of french occupation after the war, you will find the Lafayette Galleries, which was built in 1996 by Jean Nouvel. The visit is interesting from an architectural point of view.
Checkpoint Charlie is the name given by the Western Allies to the border established between East Berlin and West Berlin during the Cold War. Checkpoint Charlie became a symbol of the Cold War, which led to the division of the two G...
This church is one of the most visited in Berlin as it's very close to the Red Town Hall and TV Tower (Toothpick). It has undergone several reconstructions and changes, most of the current structure is XV-XVI century. This building,...
This place is in the Jewish quarter of Berlin. Just outside the entrance also can enter (I forget the name) that have patios shops in every yard, between the blocks. There is an exhibition on mechanical machines like metal bird that...
For people who like electronic music, Techno and Minimal especially, this is a must if passing through Berlin. Berghain is a former power station which we had heard of before traveling to Berlin, so one afternoon we decided to take ...
Getting to Berlin and taking a boat ride on the River Speer is a wonderful experience as you see much of the city from the boat, both ultra modern buildings and old factories that give a special air to Berlin, also the parks. If you...
The history of Germany has called my attention for years. It's incredible that a country that was totally destroyed, is now up and really a powerhouse. The Berlin Wall is awesome and now only remains as a representation of that stor...
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