Berlin Attractions

For a lot of travelers going to Berlin for the first time, the immediate lure of a cultured city with a diverse past means that museums and historical sites are at the top of the list. Though Berlin boasts an array of first-class architectural landmarks and over 140 museums, it has also cemented itself as a top destination for young tourists looking for something edgy, progressive, and fixed on culture. To get an accurate glimpse of where Berliners see themselves on the map of contemporary cities, there’s no better way of experiencing this city than by pairing the old with the new. Perhaps among the top sites to see upon your arrival in Berlin is Fernsehturm, or the ‘TV tower’. Standing nearly 400 meters tall, arriving at the top of this iconic structure will give you great views of the expansive city of Berlin. From there, you’ll get a fresh perspective on the various neighborhoods you’re soon to be exploring on foot, by bus, taxi, and even the new preferred mode of transport for Berliners, by bike. For an interesting take on the new revolution of art and cultural activity that is defining Berlin in recent years, be sure to check out the various contemporary art spaces throughout the city. Among the most progressive yet, MADE, is a multi-disciplinary arts space that utilizes new systems of lighting and an open architectural space designed to harness the creativity of people coming form distinct backgrounds. Routine exhibitions and progressive happenings make this new establishment a must see, located at Alexanderstrasse 7. Pitched between two worlds, two frames of mind and a complex history, there is no better way to experience the new cultural diversity of Berlin then by visiting the extensively renovated Volksbühne. This theatre was first introduced in the early 20th century, and stands between the ideals of being a space for the elite and a theatre designed for the masses. Shows are planned regularly and listings are available on the theatre’s website. In recognition of their focus on the future, many historical sites in Berlin that formally stood as testaments to a divided past have since been opened up and depicted as emblems of a unified contemporary city. Among those historic sites, the Brandenburg Gate, originally from the 18th century stands in what was known as no man’s land, the divide between the former east and west Berlin. Today, it’s been opened up for pedestrians to walk through, leisurely and unguarded. It is among the many sites in Berlin that are not only being represented in a new light, but also experienced in a fresh and tasteful new form.

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Molecule Man

Botanischer Garten und Botanisches Museum

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Königin-Luise-Straße 6-8

Botanical gardens... read more


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Am Lustgarten 1

East & West History Collide... read more

Alte Nationalgalerie

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Bodestrasse 1-3

Old national gallery... read more

Neue Wache

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Unter den Linden 4

Memorial to the victims of war and political violence... read more


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Postdamer Strasse 2

100 years of film history... read more


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Mauerstraße 38

Big brother is watching you!... read more


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(Unter den Linden)

Classical architecture and burning books... read more


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Am Lustgarten
Vor dem Alten Museum

Garden of the royal family... read more

New Berlin Free Tour (The)

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Hallesches Ufer 32-38

Have you toured Berlin yet?... read more

Wasserwerk Teufelssee

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Teufelsseechaussee 22-28

Swimming and sunbathing... read more


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Am Oberbaum
Mühlenstraße / Stralauer Allee

Double-Decker Bridge... read more

ifa-Galerie Berlin

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Linienstraße 139/140

Gallery of the Institute for Foreign Relations...
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Haus am Lützowplatz

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Lützowplatz 9

Arts centre on the canal... read more

Glienicker Brücke

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Königstraße (Wannsee)

Building bridges... read more

Krumme Lanke

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Walking, sun-bathing and swimming... read more

Hanf Museum

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Mühlendamm 5

Hemp Museum... read more


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Kreuzbergstraße / Katzbachstraße

Fountains and mountains, dope and beer... read more

Museum für Naturkunde

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Invalidenstrasse 43

Natural History Museum... read more

Galerie argus fotokunst

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Marienstraße 26

Gallery of photographic art... read more
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