Berlin TOP tourist attractions

Berlin is the capital city of Germany, with a population of 3.400.000 citizens over a surface of 891 square kilometers. It is Germany’s largest city and has a surface 9 times bigger than Paris’. The city has 12 districts.

Berlin it is well-known for its high standards, its various cafes and restaurants, its sundry places of culture like palaces and museums and its rich history.

There are many sites that you can admire in Berlin. Here is a list of places that you should definitely see during your Berlin vacation:

Brandenburg Gate is the emblem of Berlin. It was engineered between 1788-1791. It separated Berlin in two (Western Berlin and Eastern Berlin). On December 22th, 1989 when the Berlin Fall had fallen, the Brandenburg Gate was once again opened.

The German parliament (Reichstag), set up between 1884-1894 was destroyed by bombings at the end of The Second World War. It has been restored in a creative way (today, the structure has an enormous glass roof). Norman Foster is the architect responsible for this assignment.

Berlin Reichstag
Berlin Reichstag

Friedrichstadtpalast Palace is the place where you can watch interesting shows. Some of the 153 city museums that would present curiosity are: Museum of History, Egyptian Museum, Alte und Neue National Gallery (where you can look up to the pieces of remarkable painters such as Picasso or Dali), the Pergamon Museum (with attractions like Zeus’ Altar of Pergamon or the Roman Gate from Milet).

Television Tower (1965-1969) is the tallest building in Berlin, reaching 368 m. At the height of 250 m you can serve lunch and admire the entire city panorama in a restaurant that revolves around its axis in approximately 30 minutes.

Berlin TV tower
Berlin TV tower

Gedächniskirche Church (1891-1895) is an Neo-Roman style Evangelical church that was almost totally ruined at the end of the Second World War. The recent part was erected between 1959-1961 by the architect Egon Eiermann.

Close to the Brandenburg Gate was constructed a monument in the memory of the Jews killed in the war. The monument consists of 2711 impressive concrete blocks stretched on a surface of 19000 square meters.

Nikolaiviertel is a tiny district situated in the city’s historic center. Its narrow streets are notorious and have a lot of restaurants, shops, bars and cafes. In the center of Nikolaiviertel lies the oldest Berlin church, Nikolaikirche

Charlottenburg Palace (1695-1699) is the most beautiful palace in Berlin. It was erected as a summer residence by Friedrich III for his wife, Sophie Charlotte.

Berlin Schloss Charlottenburg
Berlin Schloss Charlottenburg

The Berlin Zoo is the most important and greatest zoo in the world. It has over 1400 distinct species and a total of 19000 animals. There you can admire one of the most pleasing] and largest aquariums in the world.

Berlin Hauptbahnhof is one of the avant-garde and recent projects accomplished in Berlin. It is the biggest railway station in Europe and it was inaugurated on the occasion of World Football Championship in Germany 2006.

The Berlin Wall was a hallmark of the Cold War, splitting the Western Berlin from the German Democratic Republic. In November 1989 the wall fell, stopping the communist influence and permitting Germany to take an important step toward its reunification.

Berlin is one of the most delightful capitals in Europe and is definitely a place to see as soon as possible. You won’t feel sorry.

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