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.
Things to see and do in Berlin
The Berlin Cathedral was completed in 1.905. It is Berlin‘s largest church.
The cathedral is famous for its dome.
Am Lustgarten, 10178
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 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
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
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
The Alexanderplatz is a famous public square located in the Mitte district.
The famous Berlin Television Tower is close to the square.
The Holocaust Memorial is a memorial to the Jewish victims of the Holocaust.
Cora-Berliner-Straße 1, 10117
The Museum Island is located in the Mitte district. The complex has 5 museums: Altes Museum, Neues Museum, Alte Nationalgalerie, Bode-Museum and Pergamonmuseum.
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 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.
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
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.
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
The Tiergarten is Berlin’s most popular inner-city park.
It is among the largest urban gardens of Germany.
Where to stay
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.
Marlene-Dietrich-Platz 2, 10785
The Hilton is located in the Mitte district, a central area of Berlin.
Rooms are equipped with a flat-screen TV and minibar.
Mohrenstraße 30, 10117
The InterCity is located close to the Central Station.
It has 412 rooms equipped with a TV, sitting area, minibar and safe.
Katharina-Paulus-Straße 5, 10557
The Eurostars is located at Friedrichstrasse.
Rooms are equipped with a with flat-screen TV, tea/coffee maker.
Friedrichstraße 99, 10117
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 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
The Europa Center is located 4 km from the Brandenburg Gate.
Brands: Adidas, Bonita, Claire´s, others.
Tauentzienstraße 9-12, 10789
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 is located 9 km from the Brandenburg Gate.
Brands: Bonita, Cecil, Tom Tailor, Tommy Hilfiger.
Schloßstraße 34, 12163
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.
Potsdam – 40 km
Dresden– 193 km
Leipzig – 190 km
Erfurt – 302 km
Lübeck – 308 km
Hamburg – 208 km
Schwerin – 213 km