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Destination(s): Berlin

Kaiser-Wilhelm-Gedächtniskirche

Kaiser-Wilhelm-Gedächtniskirche

  • Breitscheidplatz
  • tel:+49 (0)30 218 5023
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  • Berlin, 10789
Berliner Mauer Dokumentationszentrum

Berliner Mauer Dokumentationszentrum

  • Bernauer Straße 111
  • tel:+49 (0)30 464 1030
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  • Berlin, 13355
Berliner Prater Garten

Berliner Prater Garten

  • Kastanienallee 7-9
  • tel:49 30 448 5688
  • Visit website
  • Berlin, 10435
Reichstag

Reichstag

  • Platz der Republik 1
  • tel:+49 (0)30 2270
  • Visit website
  • Berlin, 11011

The Reichstag building, completed in 1894, represents the heart of German politics and has been a witness to the country's troubled past. From an attempted communist coup and Nazi empowerment, to the DDR, when the building stood on the edge of the Iron Curtain. The roof of the Reichstag sports a huge glass dome designed by British architect Sir Norman Foster, from which spectacular views out across the ever changing city of Berlin can be seen. Directly opposite the Reichstag is the forest canopy of the Tierpark, divided by the former Siegesallee (Avenue of Victory) which was dismantled after the fall of Hitler. The Tierpark was the former hunting ground of the Prussian princes and of Kaiser Wilhelm II. read more about Reichstag

Fernsehturm

Fernsehturm

  • Panoramastraße 1A
  • Alexanderplatz
  • tel:+49 (0)30 242 3333
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  • Berlin, 10178

The Fernsehturm or TV tower, was built in 1965-69 as a mark of East German technological finesse. It stands at 368m and was aimed to prove Soviet advancement to the West Germans. The bland concrete tower is topped by a mirrored glass orb, which houses a cafe and is adorned with various satellites and antennas. The huge DDR disco ball caused some disappointment to the secular communists as when it is hit by the sun reflects a huge cross shaped light off its mirrored surface, that can be seen across the city centre. The tower acts as a central orientation point and will help guide you around the city. read more about Fernsehturm

Brandenburger Tor

Brandenburger Tor

  • Am Pariser Platz
  • tel:+49 (0)30 25 0025 (Touristen Information)
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  • Berlin, 10117

The Brandenburger Tor stands proudly between Berlin's famous boulevard Unter den Linden and the Tiergarten. The last remaining gate left of the old Berlin, the Brandenburger Tor managed to escape severe damage during WWII. Following that, the gate stood as an iconic part of the Cold War marking the divide between East and West Berlin and it was here that US President Ronald Regan addressing a crowd of West Germans in 1987 said "Come here to this gate! Mr. Gorbachev, open this gate! Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall! read more about Brandenburger Tor

Karl-Marx-Allee

Karl-Marx-Allee

  • Karl-Marx-Allee
  • (Alexanderplatz - Strausberger Platz - Frankfurter Tor)
  • tel:+49 (0)30 25 0025 (Touristen Information)
  • Visit website
  • Berlin, 10243
Holocaust Memorial

Holocaust Memorial

  • Cora-Berliner-Straße 1
  • tel:+49 (0)30 200 7660 / +49 (0)30 2639 4336
  • , 10117

Standing in the centre of Berlin, just five minutes walk away from the Reichstag the huge Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe stands as a remembrance of the darkest time of European history. The Holocaust Memorial consists of 2,711 concrete blocks of different heights and sizes, laid along uneven ground and covers 19,000m2. An exhibition showing the history of the Holocaust lies underneath the memorial and is open 7 days a week. The memorial was designed by architect Peter Eisenman and built in 1999. read more about Holocaust Memorial

Stasi Museum

Stasi Museum

  • 103 Ruschestrasse Haus 1
  • Forschungs- und Gedenkstätte Normannenstrasse
  • tel:+49 30 553 6854
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  • Berlin, 10365
Die Eins

Die Eins

  • Wilhelmstraße 67a
  • tel:49 30 2248 9888
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  • Berlin, 10117
East Side Gallery

East Side Gallery

  • Mühlenstrasse
  • (Mühlenstraße)
  • tel:+49 (0)30 251 7159
  • Visit website
  • Berlin, 10243

The biggest outdoor gallery in the world, the East Side Gallery runs along the largest remaining section of the Berlin Wall, constructed by the Soviets in 1961 to divide East from West Berlin. When the Iron Curtain fell in 1989 many parts of the wall were destroyed as the city of Berlin was reunited following the end of the Cold War. 160 international artists were invited to paint giant murals along the wall that runs along the River Spree in the eastern district of Freidrichshain. The East Side Gallery has remained untouched for the last 20 years, however its future is uncertain. Restoration is planned however regeneration of the area may threaten this political landmark. read more about East Side Gallery

Unter den Linden

Unter den Linden

  • Schlossplatz
  • Brandenburger Tor
  • tel:+49 (0)30 25 0025 (Touristen Information)
  • Visit website
  • Berlin, 10117

Unter den Linden is Berlin's spectacular, wide, tree-lined avenue that forms the hub of Old Berlin. The avenue leads through the centre of the city from Pariser Platz at the Brandenburg Gate to the Lustgarten. Along its pavements lie many imperial buildings including the Opera House, Humboldt university, the Academic Library, St. Hedwig's cathedral, the Berliner Dom. Many of the buildings were designed by the famous German architect Karl Schinkel. According to its name, the street is lined with linden trees that Hitler ordered to be chopped down so that the road could be widened during the Second World War. Many buildings were destroyed during allied bombing but Unter den Linden has been gradually restored to its former glory. read more about Unter den Linden

Bar 25

Bar 25

  • Holzmarktstraße 25
  • tel:+49 30 2758 3209
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  • Berlin, 10243
Bebelplatz

Bebelplatz

  • Bebelplatz
  • (Unter den Linden)
  • tel:+49 (0)30 25 0025 (Touristen Information)
  • Visit website
  • Berlin, 10117

This historical square is surrounded by the Humboldt university buildings, the State Opera House and the Berliner Dom. Bebelplatz stands just off the grand avenue of Unter den Linden. Bebelplatz is most famous as the place of the Nazi book burning in 1933 when members of the Nazi party burned the books of academics that they felt were unsympathetic to their political movement. This included works by Karl Marx, Alfred Kerr and Kurt Tucholsky. An underground library full of shelves of empty books stands as a memorial of this and can be seen through a glass window in the middle of the square. read more about Bebelplatz

Oststrand

Oststrand

  • 24-26 Mühlenstrasse
  • tel:+49 30 2838 5588
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  • Berlin, 10243
Museumsinsel

Museumsinsel

  • Am Lustgarten 1
  • tel:+49 30 266 2987
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  • Berlin, 10117
Hackescher Markt

Hackescher Markt

  • Oranienburger Street
  • (Oranienburger Straße / Rosenthaler Straße)
  • tel:+49 (0)30 25 0025 (Touristen Information)
  • Visit website
  • Berlin, 10178

A great place for wining and dinning on your first evening in Berlin. Hackescher Markt sits in the thriving centre of Berlin's Mitte district. Packed with über cool boutiques, cafes and galleries this is the perfect place from which to start exploring the historical centre of Berlin. Daily tours of the city leave from outside the Hackescher Markt train station and be sure to check out the craft market here every Thursday and Saturday. read more about Hackescher Markt

Bagdad

Bagdad

  • Schlesische Straße 2
  • tel:49 30 612 6962
  • Berlin
Watergate Club

Watergate Club

  • Falckensteinstr.49
  • (Oberbaumbrücke)
  • tel:49 0 30 612 80 396
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  • Berlin-Kreuzberg, 10997