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What to see in Berlin

Berlin Attractions


Berlin is teeming with history and its key attractions bear testimony to that. But even if you are not interested in Berlin's turbulent history, there is something to interest just about anyone of any age in this intriguing city. The sobering Checkpoint Charlie and Jewish Museum are two just examples of the many sights that serve as a stark reminder of Germany's complex past and history buffs will enjoy exploring all the museums and memorials this great city has to offer.

Younger visitors will enjoy a visit to the Legoland Discovery Centre where the children and the young at heart can marvel at the wonder that is Lego. The remains of the infamous Berlin Wall are now the Eastside Gallery, the largest open-air gallery in the world displaying graffiti from over 118 artists from around the world. It has become a major landmark in the city and a wonderful tourist attraction not to be missed.

The historic Hamburger Bahnhof, one of the most popular art galleries, is a must for culture lovers while the Postdamer Platz is a wonderful place to explore. The square, boasting a fantastic mix of restaurants, shopping centres, hotels, a casino, theatres and cinemas, draws both Berliners and tourists seeking good food and recreation. The Kollhoff building located in the square features a panorama platform, which can be reached by Europe's fastest express elevator, and offers breathtaking views of the city.

The Berlin Welcome Card offers discounts on most of Berlin's major attractions, as well as free travel on public transport within the city for one adult and up to three children aged 6 to 13. It ranges from €16.90 for 48 hours to €29.90 for five days. Culture vultures are also advised to buy the SchauLUST Museen Berlin ticket, which costs €19 (€9.50 with a student ID), is valid for three consecutive days, and allows free entry to over 50 museums. Both cards can be bought from railway stations and tourist information centres.


Allied Museum

Occupying an abandoned movie theatre, the Allied Museum is located on the former U.S. Army Europe's Berlin Brigade headquarters,…

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Berlin Jewish Museum

Since opening in 2001, the Berlin Jewish Museum in Lindenstrasse has already gained an international reputation for its…

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Berlin Wall Eastside Gallery

The remains of the infamous Berlin Wall have now become the largest open-air art gallery in the world. The longest section…

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Berliner Dom

The Berlin Cathedral was built between 1895 and 1905 and is a magnificent basilica that stands on the site of several…

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Brandenburg Gate

The impressive and symbolic Brandenburg Gate that lay forlorn for so long in the no man's land behind the Berlin Wall,…

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Charlottenburg Palace

Schloss Charlottenburg is the largest and oldest palace in Berlin, an 18th century Baroque structure that was originally…

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Checkpoint Charlie

The infamous border crossing point in the wall dividing West and East Berlin has now become a shrine to the wall's memory…

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Gendarmenmarkt

Said to be one of the most beautiful squares in Europe, the Gendarmenmarkt is certainly one of Berlin's most impressive…

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Hamburger Bahnhof

One of the most popular art galleries in Berlin is housed in a former train station. The historic Hamburger Bahnhof,…

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Pergamon Museum

The huge Pergamon Museum has three main departments, the Antiquity Collection, Islamic Art Museum and the Middle East…

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Potsdamer Platz

This vibrant square at Potsdamer Platz is the heart and soul of the 'New Berlin', which has emerged since the fall of…

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Reichstag

The Reichstag is one of Berlin's most famous buildings. The seat of Germany's parliament since 1894, the building has…

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The Story of Berlin

One of Berlin's most popular attractions, this unusual exhibition recounts the history of the German capital city from…

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