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Alexanderplatz
This bleak square, bordered by the train station, the Galeria...
Squares Mitte: Unter den Linden to Alexanderplatz
 
Bebelplatz
After he became ruler in 1740, Frederick the Great personally...
Squares Mitte: Unter den Linden to Alexanderplatz
 
Berliner Dom
A church has stood here since 1536, but this enormous version...
Religious Sites Mitte: Unter den Linden to Alexanderplatz
 
Berliner Fernsehturm
Finding Alexanderplatz is no problem: just head toward the 1,207-foot-high...
Architectural Sites Mitte: Unter den Linden to Alexanderplatz
 
Berliner Rathaus
Nicknamed the "Rotes Rathaus" (Red Town Hall) for its redbrick...
Government Buildings Mitte: Unter den Linden to Alexanderplatz
 
Berlinische Galerie
Talk about site-specific art: all the modern art, photography...
Museums / Galleries Potsdamer Platz and Kreuzberg
 
Brandenburger Tor
Once the pride of Prussian Berlin and the city's premier landmark...
Architectural Sites Mitte: Unter den Linden to Alexanderplatz
 
Brecht-Weigel-Gedenkstätte
You can visit the former working and living quarters of playwright...
Museums / Galleries Mitte's Scheunenviertel and Prenzlauer Berg
 
Denkmal für die Ermordeten Juden Europas
An expansive and unusual memorial dedicated to the 6 million...
Memorials / Monuments Mitte: Unter den Linden to Alexanderplatz
 
Deutsches Historisches Museum
The museum is composed of two buildings. The magnificent pink...
Museums / Galleries Mitte: Unter den Linden to Alexanderplatz
 
Friedrichstrasse
The once-bustling street of cafés and theaters of prewar Berlin...
Neighborhoods / Streets Mitte: Unter den Linden to Alexanderplatz
 
Gedenkstätte Berliner Mauer
This site combines memorials and a museum and research center...
Memorials / Monuments Wedding
 
Gedenkstätte Haus der Wannsee-Konferenz
The lovely lakeside setting of this Berlin villa belies the unimaginable...
Museums / Galleries Zehlendorf
 
Gedenkstätte und Museum Sachsenhausen
This concentration camp was established in 1936 and held 200,000...
Museums / Galleries Berlin
 
Gendarmenmarkt
This is without a doubt the most elegant square in former East...
Squares Mitte: Unter den Linden to Alexanderplatz
 
Hackesche Höfe
Built in 1905–07, this series of eight connected courtyards is...
Architectural Sites Mitte's Scheunenviertel and Prenzlauer Berg
 
Hamburger Bahnhof - Museum für Gegenwart
This light-filled, remodeled train station is home to a rich...
Museums / Galleries Tiergarten and the Government District
 
Humboldt-Universität
Running the length of the west side of Bebelplatz, the former...
Educational Institutions Mitte: Unter den Linden to Alexanderplatz
 
Jüdischer Friedhof Weissensee
More than 150,000 graves make up Europe's largest Jewish cemetery...
Cemeteries Mitte's Scheunenviertel and Prenzlauer Berg
 
Jüdisches Museum Berlin
The history of Germany's Jews from the Middle Ages through today...
Museums / Galleries Potsdamer Platz and Kreuzberg
 
Kaiser-Wilhelm-Gedächtnis-Kirche
A dramatic reminder of World War II's destruction, the ruined...
Religious Sites Kurfürstendamm and Western Downtown Berlin
 
Kaufhaus des Westens
The completely refurbished and modernized KaDeWe isn't just Berlin's...
Stores / Malls Kurfürstendamm and Western Downtown Berlin
 
Kollwitzplatz
Named for the painter, sculptor, and political activist Käthe...
Squares Mitte's Scheunenviertel and Prenzlauer Berg
 
Kulturbrauerei
The redbrick buildings of the old Schultheiss brewery are typical...
Industrial Sites Mitte's Scheunenviertel and Prenzlauer Berg
 
Kulturforum
This unique ensemble of museums, galleries, and the Philharmonic...
Museums / Galleries Potsdamer Platz and Kreuzberg
 
Kurfürstendamm
This busy thoroughfare began as a riding path in the 16th century...
Neighborhoods / Streets Kurfürstendamm and Western Downtown Berlin
 
Legoland Discovery Centre
A must-see when traveling with children is the Legoland Discovery...
Museums / Galleries Potsdamer Platz and Kreuzberg
 
Martin-Gropius-Bau
This magnificent palazzo-like exhibition hall first opened in...
Museums / Galleries Potsdamer Platz and Kreuzberg
 
Mauermuseum-Museum Haus am Checkpoint Charlie
Just steps from the famous crossing point between the two Berlins...
Military Sites Potsdamer Platz and Kreuzberg
 
Museum Berggruen
This small modern-art museum just reopened in 2013 after extensive...
Museums / Galleries Charlottenburg
 
Museum für Fotografie–Helmut Newton Stiftung
Native son Helmut Newton (1920–2004) pledged this collection...
Museums / Galleries Kurfürstendamm and Western Downtown Berlin
 
Museumsinsel
On the site of one of Berlin's two original settlements, this...
Museums / Galleries Mitte: Unter den Linden to Alexanderplatz
 
Neue Nationalgalerie
Bauhaus member Mies van der Rohe originally designed this glass-box...
Museums / Galleries Potsdamer Platz and Kreuzberg
 
Neue Synagoge
This meticulously restored landmark, built between 1859 and 1866...
Educational Institutions Mitte's Scheunenviertel and Prenzlauer Berg
 
Neue Wache
One of many Berlin projects by the early-19th-century architect...
Memorials / Monuments Mitte: Unter den Linden to Alexanderplatz
 
Nikolaiviertel
Renovated in the 1980s and a tad concrete-heavy as a result...
Neighborhoods / Streets Mitte: Unter den Linden to Alexanderplatz
 
Reichstag
After last meeting here in 1933, the Bundestag, Germany's federal...
Government Buildings Tiergarten and the Government District
 
Schloss Charlottenburg
A grand reminder of imperial days, this showplace served as a...
Castles / Palaces Charlottenburg
 
Siegessäule
The 227-foot granite, sandstone, and bronze column is topped...
Memorials / Monuments Tiergarten and the Government District
 
Sony Center
This glass-and-steel construction wraps around a spectacular...
Architectural Sites Potsdamer Platz and Kreuzberg
 
Sowjetisches Ehrenmal Tiergarten
Built immediately after World War II, this monument stands as...
Memorials / Monuments Tiergarten and the Government District
 
St. Hedwigs-Kathedrale
The green-patina dome belongs to St. Hedwigskathedrale. Begun...
Religious Sites Mitte: Unter den Linden to Alexanderplatz
 
St. Marienkirche
This medieval church, one of the finest in Berlin, is best known...
Religious Sites Mitte: Unter den Linden to Alexanderplatz
 
The Story of Berlin
You can't miss this multimedia museum for the airplane wing exhibited...
Museums / Galleries Kurfürstendamm and Western Downtown Berlin
 
Tiergarten
The quiet greenery of the 630-acre Tiergarten is a beloved oasis...
Parks Tiergarten and the Government District
 
Topographie des Terrors
Before 2010, Topographie des Terrors was an open-air exhibit...
Museums / Galleries Potsdamer Platz and Kreuzberg
 
Unter den Linden
The name of this historic Berlin thoroughfare, between the Brandenburg...
Squares Mitte: Unter den Linden to Alexanderplatz
 
Zoologischer Garten
Even though Knut, the polar bear cub who captured the heart of...
Zoos / Aquariums Kurfürstendamm and Western Downtown Berlin
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