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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
  • 4. 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

  • Museumsinsel

    5. 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

    6. 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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  • 7. 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

  • Alexanderplatz

    8. 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

  • 9. 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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  • 10. Bebelplatz

    Mitte | Plaza/Square/Piazza

    After he became ruler in 1740, Frederick the Great personally planned the buildings surrounding this square (which has a huge parking garage...Read More

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  • Berliner Dom

    11. Berliner Dom

    Mitte | Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    A church has stood here since 1536, but this enormous version dates from 1905, making it the largest 20th-century Protestant church in Germany...Read More

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  • 12. Berliner Fernsehturm

    Mitte | Building/Architectural Site

    Finding Alexanderplatz is no problem: just head toward the 1,207-foot-high tower piercing the sky. Built in 1969 as a signal to the West (clearly...Read More

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  • 13. Berliner Rathaus

    Mitte | Government Building

    Nicknamed the "Rotes Rathaus" (Red Town Hall) for its redbrick design, the town hall was completed in 1869. Its most distinguishing features...Read More

  • 14. Brecht-Weigel-Gedenkstätte

    Mitte | Museum/Gallery

    You can visit the former working and living quarters of playwright Bertolt Brecht and his wife, actress Helene Weigel, and scholars can browse...Read More

  • 15. Contemporary Fine Arts

    Mitte | Museum/Gallery

    From its perch on Am Kupfergraben, Contemporary Fine Arts (CFA) Berlin has a perfect view of Museum Island and its hoard of daily visitors....Read More

  • 16. Deutscher Dom

    Mitte | Museum/Gallery

    The Deutscher Dom holds an extensive exhibition on the emergence of the democratic parliamentary system in Germany since the late 1800s, including...Read More

  • Deutsches Historisches Museum

    17. Deutsches Historisches Museum

    Mitte | Museum/Gallery

    The museum is composed of two buildings. The magnificent pink, baroque Prussian arsenal (Zeughaus) was constructed between 1695 and 1730, and...Read More

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  • 18. Direktorenhaus

    Mitte | Museum/Gallery

    Just as much a draw for its architecture and history as for the quirky, off-kilter art shows and events that take place here, Direktorenhaus...Read More

  • Friedrichstrasse

    19. Friedrichstrasse


    The once-bustling street of cafés and theaters of prewar Berlin has risen from the rubble of war and Communist neglect to reclaim the crowds...Read More

  • Gendarmenmarkt

    20. Gendarmenmarkt


    This is without a doubt the most elegant square in former East Berlin. Anchored by the beautifully reconstructed 1818 Konzerthaus and the Deutscher...Read More


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