The new and old capital of Germany offers a great variety of sightseeing highlights. Millions of people from all over the world yearly travel to Berlin for a reason. If you also plan a city trip to Berlin, then you should not miss these 10 tourist attractions.
10. TV Tower at Alexanderplatz
The TV Tower, close to Alexanderplatz, with its height of 368 meters is the tallest structure in Germany. You have a wonderful view of the TV Tower’s café in a height of 200 meters. By the way the café turns around 2 times in about an hour.
9. Potsdamer Platz
The public square Potsdamer Platz once was the biggest construction site in Europe. Now it is the home of impressive modern buildings that offers a variety of entertainment facilities like big cinemas, nice restaurants and popular shopping malls.
8. Hackesche Höfe
The Hackesche Höfe are situated at the Hackescher Markt and attract tourists because of the special Jugendstil (Art Nouveau) design. Furthermore there is a comfortable cinema as well as a vaudeville theater and nice cafés and elegant boutiques.
7. Charlottenburg Palace
The Charlottenburg Palace ist the largest palace in Berlin and is the home of the biggest collection of french paintings of the 18th century outisde of France. Not only the interesting museums of Charlottenburg Palace, but also the gardens are a major tourist attraction.
6. Museum Island
The Museum Island is the northern half of an island in the Spree river and is the home of numerous precious exhibits of thousands of years ago. The ensemble of the Old Museum and New Museum, the Old National Gallery and both the Pergamom- and Bode Musem was added to the UNESCO list of World Heritage Sites in 1999.
5. Unter den Linden
Unter den Linden is a boulevard in the Mitte district of Berlin and leads from Pariser Platz (situated at the Brandenburg Gate) through to Museum Island. At a length of 1 kilometer you can lionize superb buildings like Humboldt University, Berlin State Opera and Zeughaus (old Arsenal).
4. Reichstag Building
Since 1999 the Reichstag building is the meeting place of the German parliament. The highlight of this tourist attraction is the large glass dome at the very top of the Reichstag building. Even though you have to stand in a queue for a long time to get into the building it is really worth it. From the large glass dome you have a 360-degree view of Berlin.
3. Oranienburger Street
The Oranienburger Straße runs from Hackescher Markt to Friedrichstraße. The street attracts tourists due to its popular nightlife with numerous restaurants and bars.
2. Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church
The Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church was built around 1895 and heavily destroyed during World War II. Because the ruine of the half-destroyed tower, the Memorial Church is nicknamed “der Hohle Zahn” (The Hollow Tooth).
1. Brandenburg Gate
The Brandenburg Gate is a symbol of Germany’s unity and the most popular tourist attraction in Berlin. Directly situated by the Brandenburg Gate is the Pariser Platz, a public square, which is surrounded by famous buildings like the Hotel Adlon, French Embassy, Academy of Arts etc.