Berlin Travel Guide

Berlin is the capital of Germany and the largest city in the country.

It is known for its cultural scene and its diverse art scene covers hundreds of galleries, events and museums.

Find information to help you plan a trip to Berlin: Best Attractions, Best Hotels, Where to shop.

Sights

Berlin Cathedral

Berlin Cathedral

The Berlin Cathedral was completed in 1.905. It is Berlin‘s largest church.

The cathedral is famous for its dome.

Am Lustgarten, 10178 

Brandenburg Gate

Brandenburg Gate

The Brandenburg Gate is a monument in Berlin and a symbol of the city.

It was built on the orders of Prussian king Frederick William II.

Pariser Platz, 10117 

Unter den Linden

Unter den Linden

Unter den Linden is a famous avenue in Berlin. It has 1400 meters and connects the Pariser Platz in front of the Brandenburg Gate to the Lustgarten.

Unter den Linden, 10117

Berlin Wall

Berlin Wall

The Berlin Wall divided Berlin from 1961 to 1989.

The wall was more than 140 kilometres long. Today there are parts of the wall including a 1,4 km preserved as part of the Berlin Wall Memorial.

Bernauer Str. 111, 13355

Charlottenburg Palace

Charlottenburg Palace

The Charlottenburg Palace is the largest and most significant palace complex in Berlin.

During the Second World War, the palace was damaged but it was reconstructed.

Spandauer Damm 20-24, 14059

Alexanderplatz

Alexanderplatz

The Alexanderplatz is a famous public square located in the Mitte district.

The famous Berlin Television Tower is close to the square.

Alexanderplatz, 10178 

Holocaust Memorial

Holocaust Memorial

The Holocaust Memorial is a memorial to the Jewish victims of the Holocaust.

Cora-Berliner-Straße 1, 10117

Museum Island

Museum Island

The Museum Island is located in the Mitte district. The complex has 5 museums: Altes Museum, Neues Museum, Alte Nationalgalerie, Bode-Museum and Pergamonmuseum.

Museumsinsel

Checkpoint Charlie

Checkpoint Charlie

The Checkpoint Charlie was a crossing point between East Berlin and West Berlin during the Cold War.

The name was given by the Western Allies.

Friedrichstraße 43-45, 10117 

Gendarmenmarkt

Gendarmenmarkt

Gendarmenmarkt is a square in Berlin where the Konzerthaus and the Deutscher and Französischer cathedrals are located.

In the middle of the square there is a statue of Friedrich Schiller.

Gendarmenmarkt, 10117 

Reichstag

Reichstag

The Reichstag is a symbol of Berlin.

After the German reunification in 1990, the Bundestag has decided to make one year later the reconstruction of the building.

After its completion in 1999, it once again became the meeting place of the German parliament.

The roof terrace and dome of the Reichstag can be visited by the public.

Platz der Republik 1, 11011

Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church

Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church

The Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church is located on the Kurfürstendamm.

 It was badly damaged in a bombing raid in 1943 and the damaged spire of the old church has been retained and its ground floor has been made into a memorial hall.

Breitscheidplatz, 10789

Potsdamer Platz

Potsdamer Platz

Potsdamer Platz is an important square in Berlin.

It was totally destroyed during World War II and then left desolate during the Cold War.

Since German reunification, Potsdamer Platz has been the site of major redevelopment projects.

Potsdamer Platz, 10785

Tiergarten

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The Tiergarten is Berlin’s most popular inner-city park.

It is among the largest urban gardens of Germany.

Tiergarten

Where to stay

Grand Hyatt

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The Grand Hyatt is located in the Potsdamer Platz district. The location is ideal for sightseeing.

The hotel has 342 rooms, a spa and a terrace.

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Marlene-Dietrich-Platz 2, 10785

Hilton

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The Hilton is located in the Mitte district, a central area of Berlin.

Rooms are equipped with a flat-screen TV and minibar.

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Mohrenstraße 30, 10117 

InterCity

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The InterCity is located close to the Central Station.

It has 412 rooms equipped with a TV, sitting area, minibar and safe.

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Katharina-Paulus-Straße 5, 10557

Eurostars

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The Eurostars is located at Friedrichstrasse.

Rooms are equipped with a with flat-screen TV, tea/coffee maker.

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Friedrichstraße 99, 10117 

Shopping

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Berlin is a shopping paradise. You will find from traditional department stores, modern shopping malls, luxury designer shops to small craft stores.

The shopping area known as Kurfürstendamm includes the Tauentzien Strasse, as its entire extension to the east. Also explore the parallel streets: Fasanenstrasse, Knesebeckstrasse, Bleibtreustrasse.

Malls and Department Stores

KaDeWe

KaDeWe is a department store. A variety of luxury brands like Cartier, Gucci, Hermès, Dior, Prada, Fendi, Chanel can be found there.

It´s worth visiting the gourmet department located on the 6th floor.

Tauentzienstraße 21-24, 10789 Berlin

Europa Center

The Europa Center is located 4 km from the Brandenburg Gate.

Brands: Adidas, Bonita, Claire´s, others.

Tauentzienstraße 9-12, 10789 

Wilmersdorfer Arcaden

The Wilmersdorfer Arcaden is located 5 km from the Brandenburg Gate.

Brands: Bonita, Marc O´Polo, New Yorker, Pandora, others.

Wilmersdorfer Str. 46, 10627

Mall of Berlin at Leipziger

The Mall of Berlin at Leipziger is located a 14 minutes’ walk from the Brandenburg Gate.

Brands: Adidas, Armani Jeans, Hugo Boss, Lacoste, Mango, Marc O´Polo, Mavi.

Leipziger Pl. 12, 10117

Potsdamer Platz Arkaden

The Potsdamer Platz Arkaden is located 220 meters from the Potsdamer Platz.

Brands: Bonita, Camper, Douglas, Esprit, Forever 21, Guess.

Alte Potsdamer Str. 7, 10785 

Das Schloss

Das Schloss is located 9 km from the Brandenburg Gate.

Brands: Bonita, Cecil, Tom Tailor, Tommy Hilfiger.

Schloßstraße 34, 12163

Galeries Lafayette

The Galeries Lafayette is a French department store chain.

The store was constructed between 1991 and 1995.

Brands: Burberry, Chanel, Champs, Chloé, Gucci.

Französische Straße 23, 10117 

Plan your Trip

Berlin has easy train access from various cities in Germany. Famous cities nearby: Potsdam, Dresden, Erfurt, Lübeck, Schwerin.

Distances

Potsdam – 40 km

Dresden– 193 km

Leipzig – 190 km

Erfurt – 302 km

Lübeck – 308 km

Hamburg – 208 km

Schwerin – 213 km

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