After the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989, Berlin has transformed itself into a world city of politics, culture, science and media. With 3.5 million people living in the city, Berlin is Germany’s largest city and Europe’s second most populous city. With its stunning architecture, entertainment, culture, shopping and nightlife, Berlin is one of the world’s hippest and popular tourist destinations

Reichstag (Parliament Building)

The Reichstag building is a historical building in Berlin and one of Berlin’s top tourist attractions. The Reichstag was originally built for the meeting place of the German parliament but in 1922, it was severely damaged in a fire and was abandoned. After the Reunification of East and West Berlin on October 3, 1990, British architect Sir Norman Foster led Reichstag’s reconstruction and designed the Reichstag’s infamous roof glass dome. The large glass dome offers a magnificent 360 degree view of the surrounding Berlin cityscape especially at night and from inside the dome, you can see the parliament’s main hall below

Checkpoint Charlie Museum

The Checkpoint Charlie Museum or known as Mauermuseum or Haus am Checkpoint Charlie in Germany, is a major tourist attraction in Berlin. The museum got its name from the famous crossing checkpoint between East and West Germany. Among the displays are the history of the Berlin Wall and the stories of those who escaped from East Germany inclusive of the photos and related recordings of successful escape attempts and the escape equipments such as getaway cars, hot-air balloons, chairlifts, and a even miniature submarine!

Kaufhaus des Westens (Department Store of the West)

The completely modernized and refurbished Kaufhaus des Westens or”Department Store of the West” is continental Europe’s largest and Berlin’s classiest department store. During the Nazi era, its Jewish owners sold it away and toward the end of the war, it was nearly destroyed when an American airplane crashed into it. Today, it is a seven-floor shopping haven and it is well known for the champagne bars, restaurants, beer bars, food and delicatessen counters that occupy its top two floors and its magnificent rooftop winter garden

Charlottenburg Palace

Located in the Charlottenburg district, Charlottenburg Palace with its gardens is one of Berlin’s top tourist attractions. It is Berlin’s largest palace and the city’s only surviving royal residence dating back to the Hohenzollern family era. The palace was completed at the end of the 17th century and during the 18th century; Charlottenburg Palace was expanded with exquisite baroque and rococo internal decoration. Behind Charlottenburg Palace, a large formal garden was added including, a mausoleum, belvedere, a pavilion and a theatre.

Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe

The Holocaust Memorial also known as the Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, is an expansive memorial to the 6 million Jewish victims who were killed in the Holocaust. This Berlin tourist attraction which is located near Brandenburg Gate in Berlin is holds a grid of 2,711 concrete slabs called stelae. These stelaes are 2.38 m long, 0.95 m wide and vary in height from 0.2 to 4.8 m each. There are no paths in this stunning memorial and it can be entered from all sides. In the southeast corner lies an underground information centre is home to the names of all known victims of the Jewish Holocaust, gathered from Yad Vashem museum in Israel.

Brandenburger Tor (Brandenburg Gate)

Built in the late 18th century, the Brandenburg Gate also known as Brandenburger Tor, is designed as a triumphal arch for King Frederick Wilhelm II. It is the only remaining gate of 14 through which Berlin can be entered. Brandenburger Tor is located west of Berlin city centre at the junction of Ebertstraße and Unter den Linden, facing Pariser Platz. During World War II, Brandenburger Tor was heavily damaged and it was left desolated when the Berlin Wall was built but in 2002, this famous landmark was fully restored by Berlin Monument Conservation Foundation. Now, this sandstone gateway has become the host of Berlin’s New Year’s Eve parties and Unification Day and is one of Berlin’s most famous tourist attraction and landmarks

Siegessäule

Siegessaule is an old monument which is 60 meter high. At the top, visitors can enjoy breathtaking views of Berlin city center. Unfortunately, no elevator is available so visitors would have to climb 285 steps to the top of the monument and its well worth it. Situated at the top of the monument, the statue of Victoria is the place where the angels gather in the famous film Der Himmel über Berlin.

Berliner Fernsehturm

At 368 meters high, Berliner Fernsehturm is the tallest TV tower in Tourist attractions in Berlin Germany and Germany and is one of Berlin’s popular attractions. It is located in the city centre of Berlin, Germany, close to Alexanderplatz, and was completed in 1969. There is an observation deck and a revolving restaurant in the Berliner Fernsehturm sphere. The observation deck which also called panoramic floor about 203 metres high and visibility can reach 42 kilometres on a clear day. Visitors will have to take the lift to go to the tower sphere; alternatively, visitors can climb up 986 steps. There is also a restaurant named Telecafé, which is just around 207 metres above ground and it will rotate once every 30 minutes.

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