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Top 10 Places to Visit in Berlin

Updated on April 9, 2013

Facts about Berlin

Berlin is the German capital as well as the seat of the German government. Berlin was already the capital of the Kingdom of Prussia, the German Empire, the Weimar Republic and the Third Reich. It was divided into East Berlin and West Berlin after the 2nd World War and was renamed the capital of Germany in 1990 after Germany’s reunification.

1 Reichstag

The Reichstag is a spectacular historical building from 1894 and is the seat of the Parliament in Berlin today. You will be able to marvel at the huge dome at the top of the magnificent building, the mirror cylinder at the center and the spectacular view of the Tiergarten. Guided tours show you where the German chancellor holds speeches.

Address:

Platz der Republik 1, 10557 Berlin-Tiergarten

How to get there by public transport:

S-Bahn (suburban train): S1, S2
Bus: 100

Hotels Nearby:

Hotel Intermezzo, Gertrud-Kolmar-Str. 5, 10117 Berlin

Hotel Adlon Kempinski, Unter den Linden 77, 10117 Berlin

Best Western Hotel, Albrechtstr. 25, 10117 Berlin

Hotel Allegra, Albrechtstr. 17, 10117 Berlin

2 The Brandenburg Gate

The Brandenburg Gate was constructed between 1788 and 1791 and is one of Berlin’s most important monuments with over two hundred years of history. The Brandenburg gate marked the border between East and West Germany before reunification and is the symbol of Germany’s unity.

Address:

Pariser Platz 1, 10117 Berlin-Mitte

How to get there by public transport:

S-Bahn: S1, S2
Bus: 100

Hotels Nearby:


Hotel Adlon Kempinski, Unter den Linden 77, 10117 Berlin

Arte Luise Kunsthotel, Luisenstr. 19, 10117 Berlin

Hotel Allegra, Albrechtstr. 17, 10117 Berlin

Hotel Amelie, Reinhardtstr. 21, 10117 Berlin

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3 Altes Museum

The Altes Museum was built between 1823 and 1830 and is one of the most significant buildings of classicism. The museum exhibits Greek and Roman artworks, sculptures and figures made from clay and bronze, vases as well as golden and silver treasures. The landmarked building is listed as a World Heritage Site of UNESCO and is one of the most significant museum complexes worldwide.

Address:

Bodestraße 1-3, 10178 Berlin-Mitte

How to get there by public transport:

S-Bahn: S3, S5, S7, S75
Tramway: M4, M5, M6
Bus: 100, 200

Hotels Nearby:

Radisson Blu Hotel Berlin, Karl-Liebknecht-Straße 3, 10178 Berlin

Hotel Kubrat, Leipziger Straße 21, 10117 Berlin

Hotel Hackescher Markt, Große Präsidentenstraße 8, 10178 Berlin

NH Potsdamer Platz, Stresemannstraße 47, 10963 Berlin

4 Unter den Linden

Unter den Linden is one of the most famous streets of Berlin. Along the street you will see many sights going from the Pariser Platz to the Schlossbrücke. The street has its origins in the 16th century, when it was used as a riding trail. Even though it was destroyed in the Second World War, it was reconstructed at the end of the 50s

Address:

Unter den Linden 1, 10117 Berlin-Mitte

How to get there by public transport:

S-Bahn: S1, S2, S25, S75
U-Bahn (subway): U6
Bus: 200, TXL


Hotels Nearby:

Maritim proArte Hotel, Friedrichstr. 151, 10117 Berlin

Artist Riverside Hotel & Spa, Friedrichstr. 106, 10117 Berlin

Hotel Allegra, Albrechtstr. 17, 10117 Berlin

Dietrich-Bonhoeffer-Hotel, Ziegelstr. 30, 10117 Berlin

Gendarmenmarkt, Konzerthaus, German & French Cathedral

5 Gendarmenmarkt

The Gendarmenmarkt is one of the most beautiful squares in Berlin. The Konzerthaus in the center is framed by the German and the French Cathedral. The square was created in the year 1688.

Address:

Gendarmenmarkt 1, 10117 Berlin-Mitte

How to get there by public transport:

U-Bahn: U6
Bus: 147

Hotels Nearby:

Maritim proArte Hotel, Friedrichstr. 151, 10117 Berlin

City Partner Hotel am Gendarmenmarkt, Leipziger Str. 65, 10117 Berlin

Angleterre Hotel, Friedrichstr. 31, 10969 Berlin

Meliá Hotel, Friedrichstr. 103, 10117 Berlin

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6 Kaiser-Wilhelm Gedächtniskirche

The Kaiser-Wilhelm Gedächtniskirche is a church that was ordered to be in 1900 with the purpose of establishing a remembrance of is grandfather William the First. It was almost completely destroyed in the war but was reconstructed. It is a very popular destination among tourists.

Address:

Breitscheidplatz 1, 10789 Berlin-Charlottenburg

How to get there by public transport:

S-Bahn: S5, S7, S75, S9
U-Bahn: U2, U9
Bus: 100, 110, 145, 200, 204, 249

Hotels Nearby:

Hotel Frühling am Zoo, Kurfürstendamm 17, 10719 Berlin

Hotelpension Savoy, Meineke Str. 4, 10719 Berlin

Upper Room Hotel, Rankestr. 3, 10789 Berlin

Hotel Zoo Berlin, Kurfürstendamm 25, 10719 Berlin

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7 Checkpoint Charlie

Checkpoint Charlie was the most famous border crossing point between east and West Berlin in the GDR era. Between 1945 and 1990 it was the connection between the US and Soviet sector. There are strict regulations regarding who was able to use this crossing point. It was only intended for military servants, foreigners and GDR as well as FRG representatives.

Address:

Friedrichstraße 43, 10969 Berlin-Kreuzberg

How to get there by public transport:

U-Bahn: U2, U6
Bus: M29, M48, 265

Hotels Nearby:

Winter's Hotel, Hedemannstr. 11-12, 10969 Berlin

Relexa Hotel Stuttgarter Hof, Anhalter Str. 8- 9, 10963 Berlin

City Gotland, Urbanstr. 171, 10961 Berlin

Angleterre Hotel, Friedrichstr. 31, 10969 Berlin

Suitehotel Berlin Potsdamer Platz, Anhalter Str. 2, 10963 Berlin

8 Schloss Charlottenburg

Schloss Charlottenburg King Friedrich named this castle after his wife Queen Sophie Charlotte after she died. The district is also named after her.

Address:

Spandauer Damm 10, 14059 Berlin-Charlottenburg

How to get there by public transport:

U-Bahn: U2
Bus: 309

Hotels Nearby:

Hotel Adam, Kaiser-Friedrich-Str. 51, 10627 Berlin

Kaiser Berlin Hotel, Kaiserdamm 6, 14057 Berlin

Hotel Am Stuttgarter Eck, Kaiser-Friedrich-Str. 54A, 10627 Berlin

Domicil Hotel Berlin, Kantstr. 111A, 10627 Berlin

9 Kurfürstendamm

The Kurfürstendamm is a famous boulevard with exclusive shops. It was built in 1542 amd was used by electors to gt from the city castle to the Grünwalder hunting lodge.

Address:

Kurfürstendamm 1, 10707 Berlin-Wilmersdorf

How to get there by public transport:

S-Bahn: S5, S7, S75, S9
U-Bahn: U2, U9
Bus: 100, 109, 110, 145, 200, 245, 249

Hotels Nearby:

Hotel Zoo Berlin, Kurfürstendamm 25, 10719 Berlin

Michele Pension, Winterfeldtstr. 42, 10781 Berlin

Hotel Concorde, Augsburger Str. 41, 10789 Berlin

Mark Hotel Meineke, Meinekestr. 10, 10719 Berlin

10 Berlin TV Tower

The Berlin TV Tower is Germany’s highest building and among the four highest buildings of Europe. It has a height of 368m.

Address:

Panoramastraße 1A, 10178 Berlin-Mitte

How to get there by public transport:

S-Bahn: S5, S7, S75, S9
U-Bahn: U2, U5, U8
Bus: 100, 148, 200, 248

Hotels Nearby:

Hotel Alexander Plaza, Rosenstr. 1, 10178 Berlin

Hotel Arena, Otto-Braun-Str. 25, 10178 Berlin

Hotel Hackescher Markt, Große Präsidentenstr. 8, 10178 Berlin

Derag Hotel and Living Hotel Henriette, Neue Rossstr. 13, 10179 Berlin

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    • AlexisG profile image

      Alexis 2 weeks ago

      Great list-this added a couple of things to my list!

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      Thomas Uhlmann 3 years ago from Berlin

      Good list. One should also take a walk through Kreuzberg and visit one of the great museums.

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      Ankit Agrawal 4 years ago from Ahmedabad,india

      Thanks for sharing this information...

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      srsddn 4 years ago from Dehra Dun, India

      Berlin seems to be a great place for visiting. A few places may still be reminding of the break up but the reunion was a great event for Germany. Thanks for sharing. Thumbed up.