10 Things To Do While In Berlin
Sightseeing in Berlin
One of the most beautiful cities on Germany, Berlin is highly popular among fashionistas, art lovers, and music fans. An abode to the some of the most impressive monuments you’ll ever see, the iconic one is the Berlin Wall standing tall and glorious in the city. This city is a bon vivant allowing you to enjoy life and stays nothing less than addictive embracing, inspiring and accepting visitors. History and architecture aside, the city proffers its massive verdant shade cards of green, its sky bars and elegant restaurants. With various high quality boutiques and theatres, their annual calendar is lined up with concerts and music festivals of global acclaim. In spite of being a big metropolis, this city maintains the charm of an international village and attracts visitors from far and wide. With this blend of glamour and grit, this city will definitely leave you mesmerized, thanks to its eclectic culture, marvellous architecture, sumptuous food, crazy nightlife, and enthralling history. Mentioned below are the top 10 tourist attractions in Berlin.
Among the top tourist attractions in Berlin, the Charlottenburg Palace and Park is a Baroque summer palace with charming gardens and a world-famous collection of KPM porcelain. It was erected as the summer residence of the first Queen of Prussia and was subsequently remodeled as per the tastes of royal families that lived there. The Palace includes interior decorations in baroque as well as rococo styles, and a large garden including the belvedere, a theatre, a mausoleum, and a pavilion was later added behind the palace.
Berlin Victory Memorial:
One of the best-known symbols of Berlin, the Victory Memorial commemorates Prussia's victory in the FrancoGerman war. The 67-meter high iconic memorial is located in Berlin’s largest inner city park – the Tiergarten with the added bronze sculpture of Victoria weighing 35 tons on the top. Having been given the nickname of Goldelse meaning 'Golden Lizzy', its observation deck offers spectacular views of the city.
Berliner Unterwelten e.V.:
If you wish to experience the history of Berlin from an unusual perspective, then this is the best place to visit in Berlin! The Berlin Underworlds Association has constant tours of underground structures since 1999. They have put together several tours around the regional and mainline station, Gesundbrunnen, and also in other places of the city which run through mysterious and long-forgotten bunker and traffic facilities of Berlin Underground. Filming and photography are not permitted. It is mandatory to carry hoodies as it is cold inside, closed footwear and also equipments like flashlights
Located 50 kilometers away from the southern boundary of Berlin, the Tropical Island Resort is a theme park situated in the Cargo Lifter airship hangar known as Aerium, and is the biggest free-standing hall in the world. These islands have a capacity of 6,000 visitors a day and in the first year of its operation itself, it attracted 975,000 visitors. The islands are divided into many areas namely water slide tower, crazy golf course, African Jungle Lift, evening show area and internal accommodation area, with different admission fees. It also houses the biggest indoor rainforest in the world, many tropical plants, a beach, and a number of bars and restaurants.
From a historical standpoint, The Brandenburg Gate is a beautiful neoclassical monument from 18th century constructed on the site of a former city gate. A pivotal landmark and one of the top tourist attractions of the city, this gate was built by King Frederick Wilhelm II in 1791 and is considered not only as a symbol of the clamorous history of Europe and Germany, but also of European unity and peace.
Berlin Wall Memorial:
The Berlin Wall Memorial was constructed "in memory of the city's division from 13th August 1961 to 9th November 1989 and of the victims of communist tyranny". Checkpoint Charlie was the most important checkpoint between 1945 and 1989 and this is where a lot of people attempted to escape from the East. Today, it is not only a reminder for the division of Germany but also a famous Berlin sightseeing attraction.
Located right in the heart of Berlin’s city center, Museum Island is a grand body of 5 famous museums: Pergamon Museum, Bode Museum, Neues Museum, Alte Nationalgalerie and Altes Museum. The museum island was granted UNESCO National Heritage Site status in the year 1999. The entry to the island is free, however, the entry for various museums is paid. A Museum Island Pass is available for free entry to few museums.
With beautiful architecture and a majestic dome, Berlin Cathedral is undoubtedly one of the best tourist attractions in Berlin. The foundation of this enormous cathedral was laid in 1894, and after suffering heavy damage in World War II, it was restored in 1993. The ministry church and its dome with baptismal and conjugal shrines, the Hohenzollern crypt, the royal stairs and the Cathedral Museum are accessible by the visitors. They can also go to the top of the cathedral to get an exceptional view of Berlin.
Opened in 2001, this museum is one of the biggest museums in Europe and exhibits the social and cultural history of the Jews in Germany. The museum has German-Jewish history on display in the form of collections in the library and archives, as well as in the computer workstation at the museum’s Rafael Roth Learning Center. Along with permanent exhibitions, it also holds frequent temporary ones.
Built to house the Imperial Diet of the German Empire, this historical edifice is an important landmark in the city. Construction of the building began after the unification of Germany and was made open to the public in 1894. A key highlight of this building is the replacement dome and the supple, made of glass. It offers superb views of the surrounding city, especially at night from the rooftop restaurant. Note: Advance registration is required for the entry to the dome and terrace.