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  • Brandenburger Tor

    1. Brandenburger Tor

    Mitte | Building/Architectural Site

    Once the pride of Prussian Berlin and the city's premier landmark, the Brandenburger Tor was left in a desolate no-man's-land when the Wall...Read More

    Brandenburger Tor
  • DDR Museum

    2. DDR Museum

    Mitte | Museum/Gallery

    Half museum, half theme park, the DDR Museum is an interactive and highly entertaining exhibit about life during socialism. It’s difficult to...Read More

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  • Denkmal für die Ermordeten Juden Europas

    3. Denkmal für die Ermordeten Juden Europas

    Mitte | Memorial/Monument/Tomb

    An expansive and unusual memorial dedicated to the 6 million Jews who were killed in the Holocaust, the monument was designed by American architect...Read More

    Denkmal für die Ermordeten Juden Europas
  • East Side Gallery

    4. East Side Gallery

    Friedrichshain | Public Art (Mural/Sculpture/Statue)

    This 1-km (½-mi) stretch of concrete went from guarded border to open-air gallery within three months. East Berliners breached the Wall on November...Read More

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  • 5. Ehemalige Jüdische Mädchenschule

    Mitte | Museum/Gallery

    This boxy brick building in central Berlin, which formerly served as a Jewish girls' school and then a military hospital during WWII, sat neglected...Read More

  • Kulturforum

    6. Kulturforum

    Potsdamer Platz | Museum/Gallery

    This unique ensemble of museums, galleries, and the Philharmonic Hall was long in the making. The first designs were submitted in the 1960s...Read More

  • Mauermuseum-Museum Haus am Checkpoint Charlie

    7. Mauermuseum-Museum Haus am Checkpoint Charlie

    Kreuzberg | Military Site

    Just steps from the famous crossing point between the two Berlins, the Wall Museum–House at Checkpoint Charlie presents visitors with the story...Read More

    Mauermuseum-Museum Haus am Checkpoint Charlie
  • Museumsinsel

    8. Museumsinsel

    Mitte | Museum/Gallery

    On the site of one of Berlin's two original settlements, this unique complex of five state museums is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and a must...Read More

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  • Reichstag

    9. Reichstag

    Mitte | Government Building

    After last meeting here in 1933, the Bundestag, Germany's federal parliament, returned to its traditional seat in the spring of 1999. British...Read More

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  • 10. Sammlung Boros

    Mitte | Museum/Gallery

    This private collection has become one of Berlin’s star attractions, thanks to its unusual location inside a hulking WWII bunker in Mitte....Read More

  • Schloss Sanssouci

    11. Schloss Sanssouci


    Prussia's most famous king, Friedrich II—Frederick the Great—spent more time at his summer residence, Schloss Sanssouci , than in the capital...Read More

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  • 12. Spy Museum

    Potsdamer Platz | Museum/Gallery

    Some 25 years after the end of the Cold War, a new museum dedicated to the world of espionage opened in September 2015. The museum features...Read More

  • Tempelhofer Park

    13. Tempelhofer Park

    Neukölln | Park/Playground

    Of all Berlin’s many transformations, this one—from airport to park—might be the quickest. The iconic airport (it was the site of the 1948–49...Read More

    Tempelhofer Park
  • Topographie des Terrors

    14. Topographie des Terrors

    Kreuzberg | Museum/Gallery

    Before 2010, Topographie des Terrors was an open-air exhibit, fully exposed to the elements. Now, in a stunning new indoor exhibition center...Read More

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  • 15. 48 Stunden Neukölln

    Neukölln | Festival–Sight

    For two days in June, the working-class neighborhood of Neukölln, now home to boutiques and hip hangouts, celebrates the district’s diversity...Read More

  • Alexanderplatz

    16. Alexanderplatz

    Mitte | Plaza/Square/Piazza

    This bleak square, bordered by the train station, the Galeria Kaufhof department store, and the 37-story Park Inn Berlin-Alexanderplatz hotel...Read More

  • Alexandrowka

    17. Alexandrowka

    Historic District/Site

    If you take Tram 92 to Neuer Garten, you'll pass by an unusual sight: a cluster of intricately carved wooden houses that look like something...Read More

  • Alter Markt

    18. Alter Markt


    The "Old Market" square is the hub of Potsdam's historical center and was home to the city's baroque palace for three centuries. The area was...Read More

    Alter Markt
  • 19. AquaDom & Sea Life Berlin

    Mitte | Zoo/Aquarium

    These commercially run, giant indoor tanks showcase local marine life, beginning with the Spree River, moving on to Berlin's lakes, and then...Read More

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  • 20. Arena Badeschiff


    In summer, a trip to the Arena Badeschiff is a must. The outdoor pool is set on a boat anchored on the river Spree, offering great views of...Read More

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