Brandenburg Gate is the famous symbol of Berlin. It is situated in the center of the city, in Pariser Platz, close to the Reichstag and to Potsdamer Platz. It was once the symbol of the division between Western Berlin and Eastern Berlin. After the German reunification, it became the symbol of the reunited Berlin. Many concerts and the New Year’s Eve party take place right in front of the Brandenburg Gate.
Official website: www.bundestag.de
Official website: www.museumsinsel-berlin.de
Official website: www.dhm.de
Jewish Museum talks about history of Jews in Germany.
Official website: www.juedisches-museum-berlin.de
Museum fur Naturkunde or Natural Science Museum presents history of the world of animals and plants.
Official website: www.museum.hu-berlin.de
Checkpoint Charlie was the border between Western and Eastern Berlin, where diplomats were allowed to pass between the two parts. People wanting to escape Eastern Berlin often did it through this checkpoint. You can find here Mauermuseum, which houses objects of that time.
Official website: www.mauermuseum.de
DDR Museum shows a lot of objects from former German Democratic Republic. This is the best place to remember the Trabant and other such things.
Official website: ww.ddr-museum.de
Berliner Fernsehturm is a 368 meter high TV tower. It is situated in Alexanderplatz and offers a great view of the city, as the observation deck is about 200 m high.
Official website: www.berlinerfernsehturm.de
Berlin Zoo is very big and has a great variety of animals. An Aquarium is nearby. Both have separate entrances, so you can visit only one of them or both.
Official zoo website: www.zoo-berlin.de
Official aquarium website: www.aquarium-berlin.de
Tierpark Berlin is the second zoo of the city. It is bigger than Berlin Zoo, but there are less animals.
Official website: www.tierpark-berlin.de
Marienkirche is located near Alexanderplatz and has the highest church tower in Berlin (90 m).
Nikolaikirche is the oldest church in Berlin. It was built in the 13th century.
Topography of Terror presents the terrors applied by the Nazi to their opponents. It is made up on a prison used by the Nazi regime.
Official website: www.topographie.de
Neue Nationalgalerie or New National Gallery houses temporary art exhibitions.
Official website: www.neue-nationalgalerie.de
Tiergarten is the largest park in Berlin. Many concerts are held here or next to the Brandenburg Gate nearby. Tiergarten is full of people during weekends.
Schloss Charlottenburg or Charlottenburg Palace was the summer residence of Sophie Charlotte, Frederick 3rd’s wife. A tour of the palace will take you through all the rooms inside. All of them are beautifully decorated. Don’t miss the gardens, they are very nice during summer.
Official website: Schloss Charlottenburg
Official website: www.gruen-berlin.de/parks-gardens/gardens-of-the-world
Stasi Museum presents the procedures applied by DDR secret police.
Official website: www.stasi-museum.de