Your can never get enough of Berlin – there are so many places to catch up to, so many museums to awe at, multiple burial sites flooded with tourists who pay their respects to the deceased Jews and the arresting graphic walls with historic imagery – transporting you back to the troubled antique times.
Berlin is an undoubted eclectic mix of history, culture and gorgeous sights – inviting tourists with open arms in all seasons!
Surf through these places to know what all Berlin has to offer you. We’d recommend not miss out on any site!
The Brandenburg Gate
Radiating history since 18th century, the Brandenburg Gate, symbolic of the East and West Berlin’s infamous rift is a significant landmark in the bustling Berlin.
Amidst the sparkles of the Spree river, stand a hive of museums, designated as a World Heritage Site. Spend leisure time, bemused by the impressive sculptures and be versed with Egyptian, Romantic, Neoclassical and Islamic artworks.
Berlin TV Tower
Climb up through the open jungle and sit atop the sky-high Berlin Tower, relishing the panoramic Berlin view. After your trail, dine a German platter at the revolving Berlin TV Tower restaurant.
A historically enriching experience would be visiting Reichstag, a glass dome that glistens political transparency and strength. Reichstag is where the Parliament sits and is introduced to the visitors by the available local guides in all possible foreign languages.
Picturesquely located, tourists drop by at the Berliner Dom to reach its summit and fill their Instagram frames. A 1905 building, representative of Neo-Renaissance style, the cathedral makes for a perfect evening visit!
East Side Gallery
Exhibiting the scarred Berlin history with paints and emotions is the East Side Gallery. It is a 1316 meter long gallery with almost a century wall paintings chronicling the atrocious old times of war and tragedy.
Hop onto a Trabi, a car of vintage appearance, symbolic of the earlier East Berlin times. The guide leads the way, while you enjoy the contemporary Berlin while perched on the window seat.
Berlin War Memorial
Reminding the Berlin heritage of the animosity between East and West Berlin is the Berlin War Memorial. What remains of the Berlin Wall is a 1.4 km stretch of bricks, punctuated with graffiti that tribute to those refugees who attempted to flee and those who pined for democratic freedom.
German Historical Museum
Built to commemorate the 750th anniversary of Berlin in 1987, the German Historical Museum is a rich reservoir of Berlin’s shaky history. It hosts artifacts dating back to the birth of this city to the time when the Berlin wall collapsed. These merchandise talk of art, medicine, fashion and photography of the bygone times.
Charlottenburg Palace and Park
A famous Berlin tourist attraction, Charlottenburg Palace is painted in confluence of Baroque and Rococo styles. Surrounded by an oriental garden, visitors tour around the belvedere, a mausoleum, a theater and a pavilion inside the palace.
Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe
This memorial site comprises of 2711 concrete slabs arranged in a parallel fashion- covering 19,000 square metres. It was constructed to pay respect to the Jews who lost their lives in the infamous Holocaust. Below this is an information center, that houses diaries, photographs and letters allowing you a peek into the dilapidated Jewish lives.
A new-era museum, the DDR gives us a glimpse into the early East Berlin life of surveillance through interactive exhibits. To help you travel back in time, they have created replicas of prison cells, interrogation rooms etc. and supplemented this with authentic information.
Berlin-Dahlem Botanical Garden and Botanical Museum
Having served as the kitchen and herb garden of the Royal Palace in the autocratic times, the Berlin-Dahlem Botanical Garden and Botanical Museum is a one-stop destination for flora mongers. This gigantic botanical garden embraces more 20,000 distinct flora species. The jewel in the crown is the central pond, home to multifarious marine and marsh plants.
Grosser Tiergarten and the Victory Column
A 2010 hectare expanse of greenery incorporating statues of historical importance, Grosser Tiergarten sees hoard of tourists every year. Statue of Queen Luise, Monument to Frederick Wilhelm III and impassive Victory Column – nicknamed as Golden Dizzy by locals; are representative of the nobility of kings and queens.
The Berlin Zoological Garden, located in Berlin’s Tigeraten was opened in 1844 and is a comprehensive collection of over 1380 different species of plants and an estimate of 20,200 animals. Spanning over 35 hectares, it also organizes and collaborates reintroduction programs for some of the most endangered species across the world.
Checkpoint Charlie served as the famous crossing point between East Berlin and West Berlin during the Cold War. It is a touristy spot and you can further visit the nearby places – Checkpoint Charlie museum or the Outdoor Photo Gallery and the Black Box Exhibit to heighten your experience.
Berlin is famous both for its traditional cuisines as well as diverse food delights at every street corner. The national pride of Berlin continues to be Currywurst – which is a grilled sausage whose element is enhanced by its sauce. It is made up of three key ingredients – ketchup, Worcestershire sauce and curry powder. You will find street carts selling this humbled dish at every nook of the city.
For an art connoisseur, Konzert Haus is heaven. It hosts a variety of concerts – ranging from symphonic to chamber music, music theaters and special children’s programmes. You will be an audience to world’s best ballet, opera and German music.