Attractions in Berlin

When it comes to the best attractions in Berlin, it's often remarked that knowing the recent past allows for a unique and fresh take on sites marred by past events. Even if you come to this European destination without much of a history lesson under your belt, the freshness of the architectural structures, urban designs and landscape is quite refreshing in comparison to its western European counterparts. In large part, this blend of historic and contemporary can be attributed to destruction of so many buildings and sites during World War II. In a massive rebuilding effort that has spanned the course of the last 50 years, Berlin has gone from a city left in shambles to a world-class destination dawning some of the most beautiful contemporary architecture in all of Europe. For a unique and intimate hangout, The Admiralbrücke is a tiny bridge with a lot of character. Cobblestone streets and hoards of young happy go lucky individuals occupy the majority of the space here, sipping on inexpensive drinks and chatting away. The Art Noveau style of the plaza provides a picturesque backdrop to this hot spot historic district. Along the more mainstream lines, no visit to Berlin is complete without those quintessential photos of the most renowned monuments in town. Among them, you'll certainly want to make a stop in front of the Berlin Cathedral, where this iconic response to Rome's St. Peters Basilica stands high and sturdy, despite extensive damage sustained during the second World War. Nearby, you'll find perhaps two of the most symbolic structures in all of Berlin these days. One is the Brandenburg Gate, an enormous architectural masterpiece that sits symbolically in between the former East and West Germany. Dominating the public square not too far away is the TV tower, a giant disco-like ball floating 368 meters above the ground. Here in another of Berlin's extensively rebuilt neighborhoods, you'll feel the grand openness of the city in the plaza known as Alexanderplatz. Locals and tourists alike congregate in this plaza, as a central point in the city, filling itself up when the weather is at it's most agreeable in summer. Perhaps the most magnificent boulevard in all of Berlin is Unter den Linden, a wide stretching boulevard lined with trees and an amazingly fresh feel, redesigned with sense of motion after being totally destroyed during the war. As with any city with a rich past, Berlin offers tourists the chance to see the reinvention of a place, the resilience of a people, and a diverse sense of culture on par with any great city in the world.

Kulturforum

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Kemperplatz

Cultural no-man's-land?... read more

Pariser Platz

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Pariser Platz

Berlin's Reception Room... read more

Hackescher Markt

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Oranienburger Street
(Oranienburger Straße / Rosenthaler Straße)

The lure of the East... read more

Leipziger Straße

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Leipziger Straße 48

Buildings as symbols... read more

Unter den Linden

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Schlossplatz
Brandenburger Tor

Boulevard of treasures... read more

Spree

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Nikolaikirchplatz

Berlin's Main River... read more

Alexanderplatz

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Alexanderplatz

Berlin's windswept heart... read more

Potsdamer Platz 1

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Potsdamer Platz 1

The Heart of New Berlin... read more

Kurfürstendamm

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Kurfürstendamm

Berlin's Champs-Elysèes... read more

Gendarmenmarkt

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Französische Straße

Classical beauty... read more

Kurfurstendamm (Ku'damm)

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Kurfurstendamm Karree

Shoppers' paradise... read more

Evangelische Kirche St. Peter und Paul auf Nikolskoe

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Nikolskoer Weg 15
Wannsee

Log Cabin on the River Havel... read more

Sportpalast

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Pallasstraße 35

Sport, welfare and war cries... read more

Europa-Center

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Tauentzienstraße 9-12

Outdated tourist attraction... read more

Cinestar Potsdamer Platz

Straße 5 Potsdamer, 10785 Berlin, Germany

Berlin Story Salon

Unter den Linden 26

Friedenskirche

Gertraudenplatz 6

Soul in Peace... read more

Haus der Kulturen der Welt

John-Foster-Dulles-Allee 10

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Berlin, Germany

Olympia-Stadion

Rossitter Weg

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