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Planning a trip to Berlin

Berlin, a city with rich history and rich culture, became the first capital of German Empire. Along being the largest city in Germany, Berlin is also famous for being center of politics, culture, media, and science. The city has hundreds of galleries, many colorful events, and other sightseeing places to look forward to. Well while you are at Berlin, enjoying your vacations, you can enjoy some of the most important things, places, and we’ve got it all sorted for you. We have compiled the best places and things to do in Berlin, and make the most of your trip.

Things to do in Berlin

Fleamarket
Fleamarket
If you're a fan of old things, then you're in the right place. The 'RAW-Fleamarket' and the 'Fleamarket am Mauerpark' are well-known and popular with all bargain hunters in Berlin.
In contrast to the 'RAW-Fleamarket', the 'Fleamarket am Mauerpark' is less crowded. Look for interesting collectors' items, jewelery, clothes and toys, and perhaps you even get one or two small, precious treasures. Here, of course, is still haggling, what keeps the stuff.
But even if you do not want to buy anything, it is an interesting trip which makes fun the big and smal visitors.
Alexanderplatz
Alexanderplatz
On the north-eastern edge of the historical center of Berlin lies the beautiful 'Alexanderplatz'. The place in the district of the centre was named after the Russian tsar Alexander in 1805. In everyday language, however, he is usually called 'Alex' by the Berliners.
A large part of the square and surrounding buildings were destroyed in the Second World War and rebuilt in the 50/60 years.
Today the 'Alex' is a popular starting point for many excursions and thinbgs to do in Berlin.

It also offers numerous interesting restaurants, cozy cafés and lots of shopping places, as well as interesting places to visit in Berlin, such as the Red Town Hall, the Berlin TV tower, the world clock or the famous 'Nikolai-district'.
The Berliner TV tower is of course one of the most popular tourist attractions in Berlin and a visit here is a must for all who want to experience Berlin once from the bird's eye.
Holocaust Memorial
Holocaust Memorial
The memorial to the murdered Jews of Europe, called the Holocaust Memorial, is located in the center of Berlin and is reminiscent of the six million Jews who were murdered under the rule of Adolf Hitler and the Nazis.

The memorial consists of 2710 concrete steels built on an area of ​​around 19,000 square meters and is intended to encourage reflection and lingering. An impressive review of German history, with a partly oppressive atmosphere.

In an underground exhibition, the 'place of information', there is still much to know about the persecution and extermination of Jews in Europe. At computer stations, about four million names of Jewish Holocaust victims can be viewed.

A must for every visitor to Berlin who wants to deal with German history.

Tourist Attractions in Berlin

The Brandenburg Gate
The Brandenburg Gate
The 'Brandenburg Gate' is undoubtedly one of the most famous tourist attractions in Berlin. On the gate is the 'Quadriga' seen, probably built after the 'Mausoleum of Halikarnassos', one of the Seven Worldwonder. The arrival of the victorious goddess Victoria in the chariot was to represent the arrival of peace in Berlin.

The "Brandenburg Gate" borders the extensive green spaces of the 'Großer Tiergarten', which invite you to have a nice walk or to linger.

Today, the 'Brandenburg Gate' is a symbol of German reunification in 1989.
It is often used as a stage for big personalities and politicians such as the visits of former US presidents Ronald Reagen, Bill Clinton and Barack Obama.

A visit to the famous historic 'Brandenburg Gate' is an absolute must for every tourist in the capital.
Museum Island
Museum Island
The 'Museumsinsel' is in the north of the Spree island in the center of Berlin and today one of the famous places to visit in Berlin.
The 'Museuminsel' has been a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage since 1999 as a unique architectural and cultural ensemble.

The five museums located there show completely different exhibitions on various topics.

In the 'Old Museum' you can see a part of the collection of antiquities with various sculptures, historical weapons, gold jewelery and silver treasures of the Greek art and cultural history from the Cyclades culture to the Roman era. In addition, the art and culture of the Etruscans and Romans are exhibited on the upper floor.

The 'New Museum' contains the Egyptian Museum, including the famous bust of the Egyptian Queen Nefertiti and other works of art from the time of King Akhenaten. But also exhibits in prehistory and early history with finds from the Stone Age, Bronze Age and Iron Age, from Troy with copies of the Schliemann Gold and many more can be found in this museum.

The 'Pergamonmuseum' include Greek and Roman sculptures of the antique collection, the 'Museum of Islamic Art' with the art of Islamic peoples from the 8th to the 19th century.

The collection of the 'Old National Gallery' shows many remarkable paintings and sculptures of the 19th century by various famous artists.

The 'Bode Museum' shows Byzantine art from the 3rd to the 15th century, a sculpture collection of Italian and German sculptures and sculptures from the early Middle Ages to the 18th century, historical coin series and other intersting objects.

This island is a popular destination for art enthusiasts and a visit there is one of the things to do in Berlin that is suitable for the whole family.

Places to Visit in Berlin

Unter den Linden
Unter den Linden
Visit the most famous street in Berlin, Unter den Linden. This in literal means “Under the Lime Trees Avenue”. This street attracts both locals and tourists. The beauty of this place is that it started off as a riding spot but now it is an avenue where you can have a day off and relax from the hustle bustle of the city.
The Gendarmenmarkt
The Gendarmenmarkt
Another spot to be is the largest square in Berlin, The Gendarmenmarkt. The place is highly important as there are three most dominating historical buildings here; The Konzerthaus, the French Cathedral (Französischer Dom), and the Berlin Cathedral (Berliner Dom). Be it day or night time, this is one of the most famous spot in Berlin and you surely cannot miss to be here. Another attraction here is the Christmas Market, but this is only possible if you are planning a trip in winters.

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