You are in Berlin for a week or a long trip, there are some places you should not miss. Here is a list of top places to see while you’re in this amazing city.
1- The Unter den Linden avenue and the Brandenburg Gate:
The first is a famous Berlin promenade because of the many institutions that line it. The second was part of the Berlin Wall but is now the symbol of regained unity.
2- Museums Island (Museumsinsel)
There is much to see on the small island in the Spree river since it brings together five prestigious museums.
3- The Reichstag Palace:
He hosted the assembly of the Reichstag from 1894 to 1933, then Bundestag (the German Parliament) from 1999. A huge glass dome surmounts surprisingly the neoclassical architecture contrasts. The full name of the building is the Reichstagsgebäude, pronounce it correctly if you can.
4- The Charlottenburg Palace:
The largest palace in Berlin was commissioned by the Queen Sophie-Charlotte, wife of Friedrich I, as a summer residence. It is true that it matches the profile of a small holiday far away from the bustle of the city.
5- The Bebelplatz:
This famous square is bordered by the State Opera, St. Hedwig’s Cathedral, the Hotel de Rome and the Alte Bibliothek. It is especially famous for being the place of the Nazi book burnings ordered by Goebbels in 1933.
6- The Gendarmenmarkt:
Berliners consider this neoclassical architecture masterpiece as the most beautiful square in the city. It is flanked by two Protestant churches, including a French one built after the publication of the Edict of Nantes. A beautiful hand extended to French opponents of Catholicism.
7- The Kurfürstendamm:
With 3.5 kilometers long, this avenue is nicknamed the “German Champs Elysee”, just because it is lined with luxury shops, cafes, restaurants, theaters, cinemas and art galleries.
8- The Botanischer Garten:
The huge botanical garden has more than 22,000 species, making it one of the largest in Europe and the world. It may seem like a crazy idea to stroll around the tropical greenhouses when we are on holiday in Berlin. however, you’ll take it in consideration if you know that the average summer temperature is not exceeding 20 degrees.
The Checkpoint Charlie:
He was one of the positions to cross the Berlin Wall during the Cold War when the German capital was divided into two areas: east and west.
The Potsdamer Platz:
A Superb example of urban renewal. After the fall of the Berlin Wall, Potsdamer Platz became a major urban center, consisting of three districts respectively invested by DaimlerChrysler, Sony and Beisheim.