Berlin Things to Do

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  • 1. Reichstag

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    A Large impressive building which gives tours up into the impressive glass dome at its peak. Please note: These do however need to be booked in advance. It housed the main parliament in the run up to...

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  • 2. Checkpoint Charlie

    3.5 out of 5 stars

    The old border between the Soviet and American sector of Berlin. A museum stands to one side of the old sentry gate and there are usually a few actors dressed up as gardens as a re-enactment. You can...

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  • 3. History - World War II

    At first glance the Schwerbelastungskörper (heavy load bearing body) looks like a gasometer. The ground in this area is sandy and this huge concrete cylinder was constructed in 1941, at a cost of...

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  • 4. Tiergarten - Zoo

    Berlin zoo is one of the biggest zoos in Germany. It is also quite famous worldwide, so when I visited Berlin, I knew I wanted to go to the zoo as well. I had big expectations and the zoo fully met...

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  • 5. Alexanderplatz

    4 out of 5 stars

    You get a really good view from up there. Go there when they open then there´s no line. If you are travelling in a group and somebody dosen´t want to go up, there´s a Starbuck on ground floor where...

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  • 6. Potsdamer Platz

    4 out of 5 stars

    At a point where five roads converged at the old Potsdam Gate, Potsdamer Platz became the busiest and most recognized intersection in Germany - if not Europe. It became so busy that Europe’s first...

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  • 7. Holocaust Memorial

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    The memorial close to Brandenburger Tor is also something not to be missed. The sheer number of blocks and stones of various sizes give weight to the number of people lost during the holocaust. Take a...

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  • 8. Berlin Wall

    Some guides tell you this museum is not as popular as some of the others like Checkpoint Charlie because it is not as central; do not be fooled. After being closed for a year the museum was reopened...

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  • 9. Brandenburger Tor

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Like others mentioned here it is indeed most cruel irony that this monumental gate was built as a symbol of peace. The Brandenburg Gate was commissioned in 1788 by Friedrich Wilhelm II, King of...

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  • 10. Fernsehturm - TV Tower

    4 out of 5 stars

    Probably the best view of Berlin that you can possibly get. I was there on a very busy saturday and purchased my tickets around 1pm, but then needed to wait for around 4 hours before i was able to go...

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  • 11. Museum Island - Pergamon Museum

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Another astonishing part of the Pergamon museum is that of the monumental reconstruction of archaeological building ensembles of Babylon (modern Iraq). After passing under the Roman Gate of Miletus...

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  • 12. Berliner Dom - Berlin Cathedral

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    As someone whom has been brought up as a christian, i find it very odd to be asked to pay to enter a church so i decided on this moment not to go inside, however the outside of the church is still...

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  • 13. East Side Gallery

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    This is one of the longest surviving sections of the Berlin Wall being 1.3 kms in length and is the largest open air gallery in the world. It comprises of the work of 118 different artists from 21...

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  • 14. Kaiser Wilhelm Gedaechtniskirche

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church, colloquially called Gedachtniskirche, is located in Kurfurstendamm avenue and is definitely the main landmarks of Berlin. The original church was built in 1890 by order...

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  • 15. Gendarmenmarkt

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    I’m not going to lie to you. I’ve never regarded Berlin as a beautiful city - fascinating yes - but not beautiful, but the Gendarmenmarkt is as near as it gets for a Berlin Square/Plaza/Piazza to be...

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  • 16. Siegessaeule - Victory Column

    The victory column was built to commemorate the Prussian victory over Denmark in the Danish-Prussian war in 1864. By the time it was completed in 1873 Prussia had also defeated Austria in the...

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  • 17. Topography of Terror

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Anyone who has an interest in where the Nazis held their seat of power may want to include Wilhelmstrasse on their itinerary - but it has to be stressed that very few buildings have survived from that...

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  • 18. Schloss Charlottenburg - Charlottenburg Palace

    4 out of 5 stars

    Charlottenburg is the largest palace in Berlin, used by Hohenzollern family. It was built as a summer residence for Sophie Charlotte, in 1695 - 1699. After a few years palace was expanded, it was one...

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  • 19. Unter den Linden

    4 out of 5 stars

    This venerable opera house has been the scene of some very lively and innovative productions in recent years, for instance Rinaldo by Georg Friedrich Haendel (1685-1759). This production was not...

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  • 20. Ku-Damm - Kurfuerstendamm

    The Kurfürstendamm or simply Ku'damm is Berlin's most popular shopping street. Stretching for 3.5 km (2 miles) westwards from the Memorial Church it is a wide boulevard flanked by shops, hotels and...

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  • 21. Jewish Museum

    4 out of 5 stars

    This museum, designed by the world famous Polish-American architect, Daniel Libeskind, is a mixture of both old and new. Entry is through the former Kollegienhaus, a fine Baroque building which dates...

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  • 22. Day Trip to Potsdam

    I thought Potsdam was an interesting town but the highlight for me was our chance to explore the enormous park west of the town of Potsdam. The park has numerous Palaces or Schloss created during the...

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  • 23. Museumsinsel - Museum Island

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    I hope I will live long enough to see the end of the renovation works at what is going to be one of the cultural highlights of our old continent. On my first visit in the early 1990s I saw the...

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  • 24. Nikolaiviertel

    The church today hosts an ecclesiastical museum. You can also see a model of the original church. The interior is exceptionally light. I would not expected this of such an old and darkish brick...

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  • 25. Hackesche Höfe

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    The Hackesche Hoefe are eight interlinking courtyards at the heart of the new Berlin that give a whole area its name and host a wide range of entertainment and culture - day and night. The courtyards...

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