Berlin city attractions make the city take a place among the top destinations in Europe. The historical background of the city unites the moving daytime and nightlife in Berlin. The city attracts art-lovers with many art galleries and events.
Berlin city attractions
In this article, we will list 10 must-see places in Berlin.
1) Brandenburg Gate
The most iconic landmark of Berlin is the Brandenburg Gate. Completed in 1971, the gate has witnessed the long history of the city and been closed and opened from time to time. Once symbolizing the division of nations, the Brandenburg Gate has gained a totally different meaning today: a symbol of unity and peace. After the fall of Berlin Wall in 1989, the gate was opened as a pedestrian zone.
Built with four wings, two indoor courtyards, and a chamber in 1893, the Reichstag building survived a huge fire in 1933. Many parts of the building had to be restored, however; the Reichstag is still an important and magnificent attraction in Berlin. Admission is free; advance registration required.
Named after the Tsar of Russia, Alexander the First, the Alexanderplatz is a transportation hub and a very central shopping zone now. Also, you can enjoy many festivals here from Oktoberfest to Christmas Markets.
4) East Side Gallery
It is a unique landmark of Berlin as the most significant remaining part of the Berlin Wall. The East Side Gallery, an international memorial for freedom has become the world’s longest open-air art gallery with the graffiti designs painted after the fall of the wall. There are more than 100 artworks at the gallery, so you will need around 1-2 hours to see all of them.
5) Museum für Naturkunde
Natural History Museum or Museum für Naturkunde is home to 30 million items including zoological, paleontological and mineralogical-petrological collections. 120,000 recordings of animal sounds are also an interesting part of the museum.
6) Unter den Linden
Unter den Linden is actually the way from East Berlin to the West Side. Along the way, the Linden trees will accompany your walk and you will arrive at the Brandenburg Gate. The historical buildings such as the Humboldt University and Germany’s Historical Museum are the other attractive offers of the Unter den Linden.
7) Holocaust Memorial
The Holocaust Memorial has been built to honor the murdered Jews of Europe. There are the information center and the exhibition on the site. The significance of the Holocaust Memorial does not come from its design but from the meaning, which represents the regret and sorrow for what happened in the past.
Berlin’s tallest structure! Any more words needed? You can see virtually every part of Berlin from Fernsehturm, which is more than 360 meters tall. It is also used as the television tower of the city. It was opened in 1969. Various films on different topics such as communist propaganda were shown at the Fersehturm to promote East Berlin’s quality of life.
9) Berliner Dom
The Berliner Dom is a baroque Cathedral located on Museum Island in Berlin and it is the biggest Protestant Church of the city. However, for the tourists, the church is attractive for its domed ceiling decorated with eight mosaics. We suggest you visit the Berliner Dom when it is hosting a concert so that you can experience unforgettable moments in this amazing building.
Gendarmenmarkt is a square surrounded by three amazing landmarks, namely the Konzerthaus, the Franzosischer Dom and, the Deutscher Dom. The square was originally built to be the Linden Markt, and then turned into an architectural beauty in time.
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