Berlin, as the capital of Germany is one of the most recommended cities to visit, due to the huge range of things to see and do during a trip. In this page we offer some useful information on Zoos, Historical sites, religious sites, viewpoints and much more:
Zoo and Wildlife Parks
AquaDom: It's the world largest free-standing aquarium with more than 2500 colorful sea creatures featured in a spacey structure that seems have landed from another planet.
Tierpark Berlin: It's one of the largest zoos in whole Europe and hosts animals from different parts of the world. You'll see one of the biggest snake farms here.
Zoologischer Garten: It's the oldest zoo in Germany, with more than 14000 creatures that live in a beautiful landscape. This zoo also hosts an aquarium.
Berliner Rathaus: This building was constructed in 1860; it was used during communist times as the Town hall and known as Rotes Rathaus (Red Town Hall).
Forschungs- und Gedenkstätte Normannenstrasse: It was the Research and Documentation Centre Normannenstrasse and now it's known as the Stasi Museum, and is open to public it means that Stasi files (historical documents) are now freely accessible.
Gedenkstätte Berlin-Hohenschönhausen: This place is dedicated to the research of history of the Hohenschönhausen prison and encourages people to critic the awareness of the methods of political persecution; most buildings and furniture are intact.
Gedenkstätte Plötzensee: This historical site is where The Nazis killed over 2500 prisoners in one night. You'll see exhibitions about the concentration camps and victims of fascism.
Museum Berlin-Karlshorst: The Museum hosts 16 rooms, which will take you through the World War I and II. You'll see the room where Nazis surrender in 1945.
Brandenburger Tor: It's a gate that represents a triumphal arch with four-horse chariot driven by Victory. It was damaged during World War II but renovated till nowadays.
Gedenkstätte Haus der Wannsee-Konferenz: It's a stretch of the Berlin Wall in the middle of the capital; this place has been preserved in order to keep the historical remnants and make the history of the division more comprehensible to visitors.
Siegessäule: It's the biggest monument of Tiergarten's district; it commemorates the Prussian campaigns against Denmark, Austria and France; on the top of the monument you can see the Goddess of Victory, if you want to visit the viewing platform you must go through its 285 steps.
Berliner Dom: The Berliner Dom was designed under Italian Renaissance style, and was restored recently in its interior. The Cathedral contains several art works from ancient periods of history.
Deutscher Dom: This Cathedral and The Französischer Dom were built by Carl von Gontard with a neoclassical style. There are guided tours about the history of German parliamentary system.
Friedrichswerdersche-Kirche: This church was designed by Karl Friedrichs Schinkel and takes its name in his honor.
Funkturm: It's a tower of 368 meters (1,207 ft) and is considered a symbol of the East German capital, so one of the most popular Berlin images. A visit will provide awesome views of the city.
Französischer Dom/Hugenottenmuseum: This tower was built under Baroque style and is purely decorative and hosts an exhibition on the history of French Protestants in Germany. It was bombed during World War II but restored in 1980.
Fernsehturm: Funkturn is a Radio Towe of 138 meters and due to its appearance seems to be the smaller version of Eiffel Tower.
Berlin is waiting for you, and sure this city worth your visit, you will not be disappointed.
Below we offer a list with other attractions you must visit:
- Berlin Zoo
- East Side Gallery.
- The paintings Gallery (Gemaeldegallerie).
- Potsdamer Platz.
- Checkpoint Charlie.
- Schloss Charlottenburg.
- Jewish Museum.
- Berlin hinterland
- Pergammon Museum
- Berlin Radisson Hotel