Berlin enjoys of much history and its key attractions bare testimony to that. But there is something to interest just about anyone of any age in this fascinating city. The infamous Checkpoint Charlie and Jewish Museum are two just examples of the many sights that serve as a stark reminder of Germany's torrid past and history buffs will enjoy exploring all the museums and memorials this great city has to give.
Berlin Welcome Card
The Berlin Welcome Card provides discounts on most of Berlin's principal attractions, besides free travel on public transport within the city for one adult and up to three children aged 6-13. Culture vultures are advised to buy the SchauLUST Museen Berlin ticket, which is valid for three consecutive days and permits free entry to over 50 museums. Both cards can be bought from railway stations and tourist information centres.
The awesome and symbolic Brandenburg Gate that be forlorn for so long in the no man's land behind the Berlin Wall, is now once again renovated and public, along with the newly reconstructed Pariser Platz that links the gate to the beautiful Unter den ...
The atrocious border crossing point in the wall dividing West and East Berlin has now become a shrine to the wall's memory with the addition of a museum, Haus am Checkpoint Charlie. For nearly 30 years, among 1961 and 1990, Checkpoint Charlie in the Friedrichstrasse...
The rests of the infamous Berlin Wall have now become the biggest open-air art gallery in the world. The longest section of the wall, which has been conserved, stretches from Ostbahnhof station to the Oberbaumbrucke, and has been given over to graffiti artists...
Although comparatively new the Jewish Museum in Lindenstrasse has already obtained an international reputation for its emphatic architecture and unique exhibitions that bring history alive. The bulk of the museum is placed in a windowless...
One of the most famous art galleries in Berlin is placed in a train station. The historic Hamburger Bahnhof, built in 1846 at the Tiergarten, was terribly damaged during the Second World War, but has been restored and reopened, with extra modern...
This resonant square is the nucleus and soul of the 'New Berlin', which has appeared since the fall of the wall in 1989. The primary square was once one of the busiest junctions in Europe with a principal train station sited on it. Nevertheless after injury during the Second World War...
LEGOLAND Discovery Centre
The recently opened LEGOLAND Discovery Centre is the first indoor LEGOLAND in the world and offers an amazing journey through a land of colour, creativity, learning and play. There is a fun factory, where real LEGO bricks are made, a 4-D cinema show...
The Story of Berlin
One of Berlin's most famous attractions, the peculiar exhibition narrates the history of the German capital city from its foundation until the fall of the Wall. The Story of Berlin is divided into 25 theme rooms and gives attention to the feelings...
Said to be one of the most wonderful squares in Europe, the Gendarmenmarkt is really one of Berlin's most impressive squares that was created as a market place in the 17th century. During World War II most of the buildings were devastated...
Schloss Charlottenburg is the biggest palace in Berlin, an 18th-century baroque structure that was originally constructed as the summer home for Sophie Charlotte, the wife of Elector Frederick III who became the first Prussian king.
The Berlin Cathedral was built among 1895 and 1905 and is a majestic basilica that stands on the site of many earlier structures. Inside, the crypt involves over 80 sarcophagi of Prussian royals, while other areas of interest. Inside, the crypt involves over 80 sarcophagi...
This immense museum possesses 3 principal departments, the Antiquity Collection, Islamic Art Museum and the Middle East Museum that house parts of reconstructed monumental buildings transported from original excavation sites from ancient lands.