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  • 26. Neue Wache - New Guard House

    It was built as a guard house in 1816 by an architect Karl Friedrich Schinkel. It was designed as an example of French classicism. At first it was actually used as a guard house, but frown the year...

  • 27. History - Cold War

    In 1945 the war in Europe ended and the allies took over the administration of Berlin but there was soon a falling out between east & west as to how Berlin was to develop. The cold war had begun and...

  • 28. Parliament Buildings

    To complement the German Parliament in the grand old Reichstag, are the Parliament buildings housed in a very modern Paul-Loebe House next door. With sleek mathematical lines, huge glass frontage, and...

  • 29. Olympiastadion

    Situated in the Ruhleben district of West Berlin, and with so many other things to see in the city centre, you’re probably wondering if it’s worth taking the time and trouble to travel over here. Of...

  • 30. Pergamon Museum

    I was always thinking that gaping at the old, dusty vases or ruins is a complete waste of time. Who cares that it is an Umayyad art, stelea from Assur... even the perspective of seeing Ishtar Gate...

  • 31. Neue Synagoge

    Once the largest synagogue in Europe, this building was first built back in 1859-1866 by the German architect, Eduard Knoblauch. Sadly it was heavily damaged in World War Two and was rebuilt in...

  • 32. 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...

  • 33. Hitlers Bunker - Führerbunker

    I am sure that Berlin changed a lot after Second World War. Hitler's bunker place is a quarter of block of flats now with a car parking. It is hard to tell if something survived under the soil, as...

  • 34. Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp

    There is a lot of information and there are exhibits and detailed accounts and explanations in both German and English.... although some of these you may not wish to read - especially the experiments...

  • 35. Kreuzberg and Prenzlauer Berg

    This monument and area is worth a visit only because it was created during the GDR days and probably would not exist today. Ernst Thälmann was leader of the German Communist Party during the Weimar...

  • 36. Sony Center

    The Sony Center (or Centre if you prefer the original English spelling) is one of the most compelling icons of modern Berlin. Situated in the heart of Potsdamer Platz which was decimated in WW2 and...

  • 37. Rotes Rathaus

    Name of Red Town Hall comes from simply the color of building. It was built in the second half of 19th century on former site of medieval Berlin houses. It is neo - Renaissance style, putting a few...

  • 38. Stasi Museum

    This museum, along with the DDR and "Checkpoint Charlie" museum, gives you the feel of the Cold War, but also how far Europe has come since the fall of the Berlin Wall. While the museum is depressing...

  • 39. KaDeWe - Kaufhaus des Westens

    KaDeWe (Kaufhaus des Westens) is the largest department store in continental Europe and there's something for everyone. Even if you don't want to buy anything, I recommend a visit to the food hall,...

  • 40. Gemaldegalerie

    It was my third visit to this museum and my enthusiasm already expressed here in 2006 has not wavered. The Gemäldegalerie is and remains for me one of the four best museums of ancient paintings in...

  • 41. Graveyards

    The Old Garrison Cemetery covers an area of 0.9 ha is one of the oldest cemeteries in Berlin and dates back to 1706. The cemetery was split between officers and men and was used until 1867 when it was...

  • 42. Pariser Platz

    Pariser Platz stands at the eastern end of Unter den Linden next to the Brandenburg Gate. It was laid out between 1732 and 1734 in what was a Baroque expansion of the city. It received its present...

  • 43. DDR Museum

    It´s worth a visit. The fun part is the apartment made with old things from DDR where you can go around exploring. You can eat a lunch in the restaurant - I can recommend the solijanka soup, it´s...

  • 44. Soviet War Memorial

    This is the third Soviet Memorial and cemetery in Berlin and the least known. Located in the district of Pankow it takes more of an effort to get to the memorial than the other two. I actually stayed...

  • 45. Christmas Markets

    Berlin has some of the best and most famous Christmas markets in Europe. There are around 60 open every year, usually between November and the end of December. Some require and entry fee, but most...

  • 46. Walking

    If you start walking north along Schönhauser Allee from Senefelder Platz subway station there is an area of land running down the centre of the road. This just appears to be parkland making the area...

  • 47. Bebelplatz

    Located just off Unter den Linden is an elegant square called Bebelplatz, which dates back to 1740. It was originally called Opernplatz, after the Opera House which was built here from...

  • 48. Marienkirche

    Finally I have found quite rare still in modern Berlin - Gothic one. It was St. Mary's church. Originally it was built in 13th century, but this one survived with already some modifications after...

  • 49. Egyptian Museum

    The Egyptian Museum of Berlin is for me one of the three best European museums about Egypt with Le Louvre and the British Museum. I have visited the collection twice when it was located in...

  • 50. Hamburger Bahnhof

    this is the place to go if you are into modern art, although after a long walk along the canals it's a very quiet and soothing walk down the steps into this beautiful former train station. everyone...

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