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Unter den Linden

Unter den Linden

The city's most famous avenue leads from the Museum Island to the Brandenburg Gate. Today the street is lined with flagship stores and luxury car showrooms, government buildings, museums and hotels. In springtime one can smell the... Read More

Teufelsberg

Teufelsberg

This Cold War spy station relic, standing tall on Devil's Mountain, has been abandoned for over ten years. Grab an inquisitive pal and discover where American soldiers interrogated political prisoners during the Cold War, witness the... Read More

Soviet Memorial in Treptower Park

Soviet Memorial in Treptower Park

Situated in a large verdant park in an eastern neighbourhood, this impressive monument honours the tens of thousands of Soviet soldiers who died in Berlin during the apocalyptic battle to defeat Hitler. The site itself is said to be a... Read More

Siegesäule

Siegesäule

The victory column in the middle of a huge roundabout in the Tiergarten park was built to commemorate 19th-century victories over France, Denmark and Austria-Hungary. For a small entrance fee you can climb the steps to the platform... Read More

Schloss Charlottenburg Gardens

Schloss Charlottenburg Gardens

  These tranquil Charlottenburg gardens, located alongside the River Spree, make the perfect picnic spot. Choose one of the scattered white benches under the shade of the trees or perch on the steps leading down to the little lake... Read More

Reichstag

Reichstag

The Reichstag houses the national Parliament of the Federal Republic of Germany. Although initially built in 1894 it was disused from 1933-1990 after severe fire damage. Architect Norman Foster began restoration plans to create the... Read More

Potsdamer Platz Panoramic View Point

Potsdamer Platz Panoramic View Point

  Take a ride on Europe's fastest elevator to Potsdamer Platz's Panoramic Viewpoint. With an astonishing speed of 8.5m per second, you arrive at an amazing height of 90.15m before the lift attendant can even work out which language... Read More

Potsdamer Platz

Potsdamer Platz

Sixty hectares of pure entertainment located on the old East/West border, Potsdamer Platz is the symbolic heart of Berlin. It is the result of the sudden wasteland that was created in the centre of Berlin after the fall of the Wall in... Read More

Olympic Stadium

Olympic Stadium

Constructed for the 1936 Summer Olympic Games, the Berlin Olympic stadium was typical of the monumental architecture produced during the Nazi era. The stadium still hosts athletics events today. It's also the home stadium of the... Read More

Museum Island

Museum Island

Five world-class art museums populate the island in the River Spree, which was named a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1999. A stroll through the beautiful 19th-century architectural ensemble is as rewarding as a visit to one of the... Read More

Ku'damm

Ku'damm

Built in the days of the Kaiser, Kurfürstendamm was the playground of the growing bourgeoisie of the early 20th Century. Lined with imposing apartment buildings, luxury outlets and high-end restaurants, fashion chains and department... Read More

House of the Wannsee Conference

House of the Wannsee Conference

The huge Wannsee lake in southwest Berlin is nice for strolls and swimming in summer. And on its banks lies the House of the Wannsee Conference, an imposing villa where top Nazis met in 1942 to engineer the “Final Solution”, the... Read More

Holocaust Memorial

Holocaust Memorial

Directly in the centre of this crazy metropolis is something much more stark and sombre, the memorial to the murdered Jews of Europe. Thousands of visitors a year wander between the labyrinth of vast, stone structures taking time out to... Read More

Grünewald

Grünewald

Escape the midday summertime heat in the shade of Charlottenburg's Grünewald. Stretching for an impressive 8.6 square miles, it is Berlin's largest green area. So if you wish to explore a large section of it, hire a bike before... Read More

Görlitzer Park

Görlitzer Park

This scrappy park on the site of a former train station, which was destroyed in the war, is ground zero of the countercultural Kreuzberg scene and an interesting place to nurse one's hangover after a long summer night out. For the kids,... Read More

Fernsehturm

Fernsehturm

Berlin's iconic TV Tower stands as Germany's tallest structure at a colossal 368m. On a clear day you will have an unrivalled view stretching 40km outside of Berlin. This said, the viewing platform is completely enclosed Read More

Brandenburg Gate

Brandenburg Gate

Originally built to be a symbol of peace, its location during the Cold War saw the Brandenburg Gate be associated with the division of the city. Thankfully after the fall of the Berlin Wall it became a strong symbol of the... Read More

Berlin Wall Memorial

Berlin Wall Memorial

A visit to Berlin is incomplete without seeing the remains of the wall that once divided East and West. The best place to get a grasp of what it was like is the memorial on Bernauerstrasse, which includes a perfectly preserved stretch... Read More

Berlin Hi-Flyer

Berlin Hi-Flyer

Rise 150m above the city in the world's largest captive hot air balloon: the Berlin Hi-Flyer. This gas balloon filled with 5,500 cubic square metres of helium is attached to the ground by a thin steel cable. Rest-assured that if the... Read More

Berliner Dom

Berliner Dom

The enchanting neo-Renaissance, Baroque-influenced design of this renowned cathedral is captivating. Chapters from the New Testament are explained in the intricate illustrations that adorn the exterior and interior walls. For an... Read More


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