Besides being the capital of Germany and its largest city, Berlin is the hub of dynamic culture, delicious food, avant-garde technology, vibrant nightlife and abundant history. Historical figures like Einstein, JFK, Marx and of course Hitler have been instrumental in shaping the history of Berlin. Visiting any of the Berlin tourist places ensures an interaction with the city’s rich history.
Visit the Berlin Wall Memorial and gaze upon Checkpoint Charlie, the best-known crossing point between the east and the west. On the other hand, if you’re a party person looking for places to visit in Berlin, you will find them aplenty. Berlin tourist places include something for every taste, age group and budget. From compact underground clubs to techno shrines, fancy beer gardens to classy cocktail galleries, everywhere you go you’ll find Berliners having a good time!
Here are a few must visit places in Berlin.
A meeting place for the ‘Bundestag’ or the Federal Assembly, the Reichstag Building is one of Berlin’s most popular landmarks. Standing at the northern end of the Ebertstrasse, the building has since been well-known overhauled to keep up with the times. Visitors can also get a bird’s eye view of the city from the building’s glass dome, making the Reichstag one of the best places to go in Berlin.
Amongst the recommended places to visit in Berlin, is the Berlin Wall Memorial. This monument gives you a moving perception into the division of the capital. What was once a border strip, is now a place of commemoration and nostalgia. Located between the districts of Wedding and Mitte on Bernauer Straße, the memorial is dedicated to the victims of the divide.
It is said to be the most beautiful public square in Berlin. Flanked by a concert house and two churches, it transforms into a Christmas market during winter. During summer, it hosts beautiful open-air orchestras. The Gendarmenmarkt is located close to the city’s most unique shopping street, the Friedrichstraße.
For shopping, one of the places to visit in Berlin is Kurfürstendamm. Extending all the way from the ruins of the Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church to the elegant Halensee neighbourhood, Kurfürstendamm features the most exclusive brands.
Berlin is home to many other cultural and historical marvels. There is always something happening in the City of Freedom. Choose a Berlin holiday package from SOTC and be a part of the excitement.