Sights & Attractions in Berlin

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Name Category Location
 
Alexanderplatz
This bleak square, bordered by the train station,...
Squares Mitte
 
Altes Rathaus
A gilded figure of Atlas tops the tower of the...
Government Buildings Alter Markt (Old Market)
 
AquaDom & Sea Life Berlin
These commercially run, giant indoor tanks...
Zoos / Aquariums Mitte
 
Arena Badeschiff
In summer, a trip to the Arena Badeschiff is a...
Pools Treptow
 
Bebelplatz
After he became ruler in 1740, Frederick the...
Squares Mitte
 
Belvedere auf dem Pfingstberg
On a hill near Schloss Cecilienhof, the...
Viewpoints Neuer Garten
 
Berliner Dom
A church has stood here since 1536, but this...
Religious Sites Mitte
 
Berliner Fernsehturm
Finding Alexanderplatz is no problem: just head...
Architectural Sites Mitte
 
Berliner Rathaus
Nicknamed the "Rotes Rathaus" (Red Town Hall) for...
Government Buildings Mitte
 
Berlinische Galerie
Talk about site-specific art: all the modern art,...
Museums / Galleries Kreuzberg
 
Blain|Southern
The Berlin branch of a swish London gallery,...
Museums / Galleries Kreuzberg
 
Brandenburger Gate
As you exit Park Sanssouci and head into the Old...
Architectural Sites Neuer Markt (New Market)
 
Brandenburger Tor
Once the pride of Prussian Berlin and the city's...
Architectural Sites Mitte
 
Brecht-Weigel-Gedenkstätte
You can visit the former working and living...
Museums / Galleries Mitte
 
Britzer Garten
Named after the surrounding neighborhood of...
Gardens / Arboretums Neukolln
 
Brunnenplatz
When you see it for the first time, it can be...
Castles / Palaces Wedding
 
C/O Berlin
The C/O Berlin gallery recently moved across town...
Museums / Galleries Charlottenburg
 
Contemporary Fine Arts
From its perch on Am Kupfergraben, Contemporary...
Museums / Galleries Mitte
 
Dampfmaschinenhaus
Friedrich Wilhelm IV modeled this building...
Architectural Sites Neuer Markt (New Market)
 
DDR Museum
Half museum, half theme park, the DDR Museum...
Museums / Galleries Mitte
 
Denkmal für die Ermordeten Juden Europas
An expansive and unusual memorial dedicated to...
Memorials / Monuments Mitte
 
Deutscher Dom
The Deutscher Dom holds an extensive...
Museums / Galleries Mitte
 
Deutsches Historisches Museum
The museum is composed of two buildings. The...
Museums / Galleries Mitte
 
Deutsches Technikmuseum
A must if you're traveling with children, this...
Museums / Galleries Kreuzberg
 
Direktorenhaus
Just as much a draw for its architecture and...
Museums / Galleries Mitte
 
East Side Gallery
This 1-km (½-mi) stretch of concrete went from...
Public Art (Mural / Sculpture / Statue) Friedrichshain
 
Ehemalige Jüdische Mädchenschule
This boxy brick building in central Berlin, which...
Museums / Galleries, Stores / Malls Mitte
 
Friedrichstrasse
The once-bustling street of cafés and...
Neighborhoods / Streets Mitte
 
Galeria Plan B
In March 2012, Romanian gallery Plan B moved...
Museums / Galleries Kreuzberg
 
Galerie Isabella Bortolozzi
Bortolozzi consistently spots and cultivates the...
Museums / Galleries Kreuzberg
 
Galerie Verein Berliner Künstler
Founded in 1841, this is the oldest artist...
Museums / Galleries Kreuzberg
 
Gedenkstätte Berliner Mauer
This site combines memorials and a museum and...
Memorials / Monuments Wedding
 
Gedenkstätte Haus der Wannsee-Konferenz
The lovely lakeside setting of this Berlin villa...
Museums / Galleries Wannsee
 
Gedenkstätte und Museum Sachsenhausen
This concentration camp was established in 1936...
Museums / Galleries Oranienburg
 
Gendarmenmarkt
This is without a doubt the most elegant...
Squares Mitte
 
Gestalten Space
This courtyard space serves as art gallery and...
Museums / Galleries, Stores / Malls Mitte
 
Gutshof Britz
The current incarnation of the Museum Neukölln...
Museums / Galleries Neukolln
 
Hackesche Höfe
Built in 1905–07, this series of eight...
Architectural Sites Mitte
 
Hamburger Bahnhof - Museum für Gegenwart
This light-filled, remodeled train station is...
Museums / Galleries Mitte
 
Haus am Waldsee
Built in the 1920s, when an earlier Berlin art...
Museums / Galleries Wannsee
 
Haus der Brandenburg-Preußischen Geschichte
The region's history museum, the Haus der...
Museums / Galleries Neuer Markt (New Market)
 
Heilandskirche Sacrow
You'd be forgiven for wondering if you'd been...
Religious Sites Farther Afield
 
Helga Maria Klosterfelde Edition
This gallery exhibits and sells multiples and...
Museums / Galleries Kreuzberg
 
Holländisches Viertel
The center of the small Holländisches...
Historic Districts / Sites Alter Markt (Old Market)
 
Hugenottenmuseum
Inside the Französischer Dom (French Cathedral),...
Museums / Galleries Mitte
 
Humboldt-Universität
Running the length of the west side of...
Educational Institutions Mitte
 
Insel der Jugend
The name of this tiny island is translated as...
Islands Treptow
 
Johann König
Located in a decidedly unartistic stretch of...
Museums / Galleries Kreuzberg
 
Jüdischer Friedhof Weissensee
More than 150,000 graves make up Europe's largest...
Cemeteries Prenzlauer Berg
 
Jüdisches Museum Berlin
The history of Germany's Jews from the Middle...
Museums / Galleries Kreuzberg
 
Kaiser-Wilhelm-Gedächtnis-Kirche
A dramatic reminder of World War II's...
Religious Sites Charlottenburg
 
Käthe-Kollwitz-Museum
Right next door to the Literaturhaus, this small...
Museums / Galleries Charlottenburg
 
The Kennedys
John F. Kennedy gave a historic In West Berlin in...
Museums / Galleries Mitte
 
Kollwitzplatz
Named for the painter, sculptor, and political...
Squares Prenzlauer Berg
 
Körnerpark
Two blocks west of gritty, noisy...
Parks Neukolln
 
Kulturbrauerei
The redbrick buildings of the old Schultheiss...
Industrial Sites Prenzlauer Berg
 
Kulturforum
This unique ensemble of museums, galleries, and...
Museums / Galleries Potsdamer Platz
 
Kurfürstendamm
This busy thoroughfare began as a riding path in...
Neighborhoods / Streets Charlottenburg
 
KW Institute for Contemporary Art
This gallery cum museum got its start in the...
Museums / Galleries Mitte
 
Labyrinth Kindermuseum
Rare is the children’s museum that inspires...
Museums / Galleries Wedding
 
Legoland Discovery Centre
A must-see when traveling with children is the...
Museums / Galleries Potsdamer Platz
 
Leopoldplatz
The spiritual and commercial heart of Wedding,...
Squares Wedding
 
Liquidrom
Germans love their thermal baths and saunas, and...
Hot Springs / Spas Kreuzberg
 
Literaturhaus Berlin
This grand, 19th-century villa on one of West...
Houses / Mansions Charlottenburg
 
Märkisches Museum
This redbrick attic includes exhibits on the...
Museums / Galleries Mitte
 
Martin-Gropius-Bau
This magnificent palazzo-like exhibition hall...
Museums / Galleries Kreuzberg
 
Mauermuseum-Museum Haus am Checkpoint Charlie
Just steps from the famous crossing point between...
Military Sites Kreuzberg
 
Museum Berggruen
This small modern-art museum just reopened in...
Museums / Galleries Charlottenburg
 
Museum Bröhan
This enjoyable, lesser-known museum of art deco,...
Museums / Galleries Charlottenburg
 
Museum der Dinge
The Museum der Dinge or “Museum of Things” is...
Museums / Galleries Kreuzberg
 
Museum für Fotografie–Helmut Newton Stiftung
Native son Helmut Newton (1920–2004) pledged...
Museums / Galleries Charlottenburg
 
Museum Neukölln
Every Berlin neighborhood has a Heimatmuseum,...
Museums / Galleries Neukolln
 
Museumsinsel
On the site of one of Berlin's two original...
Museums / Galleries Mitte
 
Mutter Fourage
After a trip out to Pfaueninsel or a long walk...
Restaurants Wannsee
 
Neue Nationalgalerie
Bauhaus member Mies van der Rohe originally...
Museums / Galleries Potsdamer Platz
 
Neue Synagoge
This meticulously restored landmark, built...
Educational Institutions Mitte
 
Neue Wache
One of many Berlin projects by the...
Memorials / Monuments Mitte
 
Neues Palais
The Neues Palais, a much larger and grander...
Museums / Galleries Sanssouci Park
 
Neugerriemschneider
One of Berlin’s heavy hitters, this Mitte...
Museums / Galleries Mitte
 
Nikolaikirche
Karl Friedrich Schinkel designed the Alter...
Religious Sites Alter Markt (Old Market)
 
Nikolaiviertel
Renovated in the 1980s and a tad...
Neighborhoods / Streets Mitte
 
Olympic Stadium
Berlin's famous sports attraction is the 1936...
Sports Venues Charlottenburg
 
Panke Canal
Long neglected in favor of Kreuzberg’s more...
Bodies of Water Wedding
 
Panoramapunkt
Located 300 feet above Potsdamer Platz at the...
Viewpoints Potsdamer Platz
 
Park am Gleisdreieck
Like the more glamorous Tempelhof Park,...
Parks Kreuzberg
 
Park Babelsberg
Less well known than the gleaming Sans Souci but...
Castles / Palaces Farther Afield
 
Pfaueninsel
Prussian king Friedrich Wilhelm II whisked his...
Islands Wannsee
 
Planet Modulor
Billed as a creative center, this complex of...
Stores / Malls Kreuzberg
 
Potsdam Filmmuseum
Another facet of Potsdam’s illustrious...
Museums / Galleries Neuer Markt (New Market)
 
Prinzessinnengarten
This charming urban garden on the bustling...
Gardens / Arboretums Kreuzberg
 
Reichstag
After last meeting here in 1933, the Bundestag,...
Government Buildings Mitte
 
Richardplatz
Back when this part of Neukölln was a Bohemian...
Squares Neukolln
 
Sammlung Boros
This private collection has become one of...
Museums / Galleries Mitte
 
Schloss Cecilienhof
Resembling a rambling, Tudor manor house, Schloss...
Castles / Palaces Neuer Garten
 
Schloss Charlottenburg
A grand reminder of imperial days, this showplace...
Castles / Palaces Charlottenburg
 
Schloss Charlottenhof
Schloss Charlottenhof is in the southern part of...
Castles / Palaces Sanssouci Park
 
Schloss Sanssouci
Prussia's most famous king, Friedrich...
Castles / Palaces Sanssouci Park
 
Siegessäule
The 227-foot granite, sandstone, and bronze...
Memorials / Monuments Tiergarten
 
Sommer & Kohl
In what was once a mattress factory, Patricia...
Museums / Galleries Kreuzberg
 
Sony Center
This glass-and-steel construction wraps around a...
Architectural Sites Potsdamer Platz
 
Sowjetisches Ehrenmal Tiergarten
Built immediately after World War II, this...
Memorials / Monuments Tiergarten
 
Sowjetisches Ehrenmal Treptower Park
The Sowjetisches Ehrenmal in Treptower Park just...
Memorials / Monuments Treptow
 
St. Agnes Kirche und Galerie
Hidden away in a part of Kreuzberg most visitors...
Religious Sites Kreuzberg
 
St. Hedwigs-Kathedrale
The green-patina dome belongs to St....
Religious Sites Mitte
 
St. Marienkirche
This medieval church, one of the finest in...
Religious Sites Mitte
 
Stadtbad Neukölln
In a city dotted with lakes, pools, and thermal...
Hot Springs / Spas Neukolln
 
The Story of Berlin
You can't miss this multimedia museum for the...
Museums / Galleries Charlottenburg
 
Strandbad Wannsee
The huge Strandbad Wannsee attracts as many as...
Beaches Wannsee
 
Supportico Lopez
Recently joining Sommer + Kohl's courtyard (in...
Museums / Galleries Kreuzberg
 
Tempelhofer Park
Of all Berlin’s many transformations, this...
Parks Neukolln
 
Teufelsberg
When it comes to the strange history of this...
Local Interest–Sight Grunewald
 
Thomas Fischer
One of the hottest young dealers in town, Thomas...
Museums / Galleries Kreuzberg
 
Tiergarten
The quiet greenery of the 630-acre Tiergarten...
Parks Tiergarten
 
Topographie des Terrors
Before 2010, Topographie des Terrors was an...
Museums / Galleries Mitte
 
Treptower Park
Perhaps best known for the Soviet War Memorial...
Parks Treptow
 
Uferhallen
This complex, constructed in 1873, was originally...
Stores / Malls Wedding
 
Unter den Linden
The name of this historic Berlin thoroughfare,...
Squares Mitte
 
Viktoriapark
A neighborhood favorite, the small Viktoriapark...
Parks Kreuzberg
 
Zoologischer Garten
Even though Knut, the polar bear cub who captured...
Zoos / Aquariums Tiergarten

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