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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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