Here are the top 26 tourist attractions to see in Berlin:

1. Berlin Wall Memorial and Documentation Centre

4.5 /5

2 km
from city center
1 out of 26
places to visit in Berlin

If there is one fragment of history almost everybody is acquainted with about Berlin, is the Berlin Wall.

2. Reichstag

4.3 /5

2 km
from city center
2 out of 26
places to visit in Berlin

The Reichstag is the seat of the German Parliament, called the Bundestag. Since the German reunification I October 1990, the German Federal Parliament decided to make the Reichstag the seat of the Parliament in Berlin, a year later. This building has been burnt, bombed and rebuilt, yet it remains Berlin's most iconic monument. Its most striking feature, the glittering glass dome is accessible by lift for a magnificent 360 degree view of the city. Following warnings of terrorism in 2010, entry to the Reichstag is strictly regulated. You have to register your name and date of birth in advance to reserve a place in the guided tour. Make sure to carry some ID.

3. Brandenburg Tor

4.2 /5

2 km
from city center
3 out of 26
places to visit in Berlin

The Brandenburg Tor or the Brandenburg Gate that stood as a partition between East and West Berlin, during the Cold War, now symbolises the reunification of Germany.

4. Fernsehturm, Berlin

3.8 /5

0 km
from city center
4 out of 26
places to visit in Berlin

The TV Tower is affectionately known as the 'Eiffel Tower of Berlin'. The highest publicly accessible building in Europe, you cannot miss the Berlin Television tower as it pierces through Berlin's skyline. Its construction back in 1969 symbolized a superiority and progress in socialist societies. Over the years it has stood as a landmark in Germany which millions flock to see. The view from the top is nothing short of mesmerizing of the dynamic and bustling capital city. There is also a revolving Sphere Restaurant to satiate your hunger pangs while up amidst the clouds.

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5. Museuminsel

3.8 /5

0 km
from city center
5 out of 26
places to visit in Berlin

On the island where Berlin's settlement began, the Museuminsel or Museum Island is a must visit. The island is home to five lavish museums that boast of art, architecture, sculpture and artefacts spanning over 6000 years in history. The Altes Museum showcases collections of Greek, Etruscan and Roman origin. Meet queen Nefertiti with other Egyptian antiquities in the Neues Museum. The Bode Museum is acclaimed for Byzantine and European sculptures from the Renaissance to the Baroque period. The Alte Nationalgalerie resembles an ancient temple and has on display French impressionist art. The Pergamon Museum is the show stealer, without a doubt. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Muesuminsel is a must visit in Berlin.

6. Charlottenburg Palace

3.7 /5

7 km
from city center
6 out of 26
places to visit in Berlin

Schloss Charlotten paints Berlin's skyline with regality and splendour. Built as the summer palace for Sophie Charlotte, the first queen of Prussia, the Charlotten Palace takes its name after her. The subsequent generations of the royal family continued to expand and remodelled the palace to add to its grandeur. Hence from a small summer home, it transitioned into an icon of opulence. The interiors of the castle have architectural styles representative of different eras. The old palace, with its alluring baroque rooms, the renowned porcelain cabinet and the new wing has elements of French art. You will be astounded by the grandeur of every chamber, banquet, the galleries and even the bathrooms. A stroll around the sprawling palace park is a must. As you walk through the canopied walkways and manicured lawns, you will come across the Belvedere with its own set of surprises inside and also the neoclassical Mausoleum where several royals lie in peace.

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7. Gendarmenmarket

3.6 /5

1 km
from city center
7 out of 26
places to visit in Berlin

One of the most beautiful squares in Berlin, the Gendarmenmarket is surrounded by the French Cathedral, German Cathedral and the Konzerthaus.

8. Berliner Dom

3.6 /5

0 km
from city center
8 out of 26
places to visit in Berlin

The Berlin Cathedral is located in the northern side of the Spree Island. If there is just one cathedral on the agenda it got to be this one.

9. Jewish Museum Berlin

3.5 /5

0 km
from city center
9 out of 26
places to visit in Berlin

The Jewish Museum is an interesting example of contemporary art in Berlin. Based on a design by American architect Daniel Libeskind, the zigzag museum resembles a shattered Star of David due to its rugged, windowless exterior. The exhibits trace Jewish lifestyle since the Middle Ages to the end of the Renaissance. The windowless Holocaust tower, the Garden of Exile and the architecture, on the whole, is expressive of the brutal treatment meted out to the Jews - isolation, exile and emptiness being the key theme.

 

 
 

10. Sammlung Boros

3.5 /5

1 km
from city center
10 out of 26
places to visit in Berlin

One of Berlin's most interesting collections of art given its location.

11. Pergamon Museum

3.4 /5

1 km
from city center
11 out of 26
places to visit in Berlin

This is Berlin's most frequented museum owing to the exquisite collection it has to flaunt, such as striking reconstructions of archaelogical buildings.

12. Victory Column

3.4 /5

4 km
from city center
12 out of 26
places to visit in Berlin

Berlin's Siegess_ule, or the Victory Column is another monument in Berlin that has reinvented itself from being the Prussian symbol of military victory in the 19th century to a tourist destination today.

13. Zoo Berlin

3.3 /5

5 km
from city center
13 out of 26
places to visit in Berlin

Germany's oldest zoological garden, the Berlin Zoo is one of the landmarks in the capital city.

14. DDR Museum

3.3 /5

0 km
from city center
14 out of 26
places to visit in Berlin

Half museum and half theme park, the DDR Museum pulls the Iron Curtain on an extinct society. You wil have a first hand experience of the life in East Germany under the socialism regime. How did it feel to be monitored in your homes or sit behind the feels of Trabi, you shall have the answers.

15. East Side Gallery

3.2 /5

3 km
from city center
15 out of 26
places to visit in Berlin

A segment of the Berlin Wall has been converted into an open air gallery. After 28 years of its morose presence the Berlin Wall met its fate in 1989. While most of it was dismantled, a stretch along Muhlenstrasse, parallel to the Spree was converted to the East Side Gallery. Significant restoration work had to be undertaken over the years. The gallery not only stands for friendship and optimism, but all the freedom of expression. Artists from all over the world expressed that era's global euphoria through political statements, personal musings and artistic vision as illustrated on the wall.

16. Check Point Charlie

3.2 /5

2 km
from city center
16 out of 26
places to visit in Berlin

The former military checkpoint during the Cold War that divided Berlin. The famous border crossing between East Germany and West Germany, Checkpoint Charlie has been central to several thrillers and espionage films, including James Bond (read, Octopussy)! In those days this border was manned by the Soviet military in East Berlin's Mitte district and by the US military in West Berlin's Kreuzberg district. The cross over was only permitted for foreigners and diplomats. Today replicas of the earlier set up have been created along with the Wall Museum house which gives an insight to visitors about the Wall and various ingenious ideas of people who escaped through it.

17. Tiergarten

3.1 /5

4 km
from city center
17 out of 26
places to visit in Berlin

A former hunting ground was converted into Tiergarten, a leisure park for the people. Peter Lenne designed the landscape, now used by the locals for picnics, jogging, walking or simply lazing. On the edge of the park is the official residence of the president of Germany. Take one half of the day off to saunter around in the park or play your favourite sport, or to just relax on the lush greenery because you ought to visit the park known to be larger than Hyde Park!

18. Museum Island

0 km
from city center
18 out of 26
places to visit in Berlin

Museum Island, called as Museumsinsel in German, is home to a unique ensemble of 5 eminent museums namely Altes museum, Neuse museum, Alte Nationalgalerie, Bode Museum, and the Pergamon Museum. The island also consists of Berlin Cathedral and Lustgarten Park. This UNESCO World Heritage Site is filled with many archaeological artefacts and breathtaking painting collections.

19. Victory Column

4 km
from city center
19 out of 26
places to visit in Berlin

Victory Column (called as Siegessäule in German) is one of the main tourist attractions located at the Großer Stern (Great Star) in Tiergarten in Berlin, Germany. Inaugurated in 1873, this famous monument was built to commemorate the victory of Prussia (a prominent state of Germany in the past) in the Danish-Prussian War. Originally, the monument was constructed in Königsplatz (present Platz der Republik), but it was relocated in 1939 to follow Adolf Hitler’s future vision of transforming Berlin into the new capital of Germany.

20. Alexanderplatz

1 km
from city center
20 out of 26
places to visit in Berlin

Alexanderplatz is a popular tourist and transport hub in the Mitte district of Berlin, Germany. This large public square is home to various shopping hubs, food outlets and other entertainment venues. A lot of important attractions are situated nearby, making Alexanderplatz a recommended staging point while touring Berlin. With more than 360000 daily visitors, the square is the most visited place in Berlin.

21. Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church

5 km
from city center
21 out of 26
places to visit in Berlin

Originally built in 1890, Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church (commonly known as Gedächtniskirche in German) is one of the major landmarks residing on the Kurfürstendamm (Berlin’s extremely famous avenue). This protestant church is associated with the United Protestant Church body of the three states in Germany, namely, Berlin, Brandenburg, and a part of Saxony.

22. Mauerpark

2 km
from city center
22 out of 26
places to visit in Berlin

Mauerpark, located in the Prenzlauer district in Berlin, remains to be one of the most well-known places to visit among the youth residents of Berlin. This linear public park attracts musicians, nature and art enthusiasts, basketball players, jugglers, and in general, people who are looking to have a fun and relaxing time.

23. Topographie des Terrors

2 km
from city center
23 out of 26
places to visit in Berlin

Known since 1987 as the central site of management of Nazi crimes, Topography of Terror as it’s also called, now attracts thousands of visitors every year. The historic site is situated on Niederkirchnerstrasse a street in Berlin, Germany formerly also known as Prinz-Albrecht-Straße. Like most other historical monuments in Berlin, Topographie des terrors also has been through phases of demolition and reconstruction in the past.

24. Treptower Park

6 km
from city center
24 out of 26
places to visit in Berlin

Sited in the Alt-Treptow in the Treptow-Köpenick district of south of Central Berlin, Treptower Park is one of the most acclaimed green spaces in Berlin. The park is situated alongside river Spree and remains buzzed in festive utopia, especially in summer, when hundreds of people are seen sunbathing and enjoying the shade of trees and view of the river landscape.

25. Grosser Tiergarten, Berlin

25 out of 26
places to visit in Berlin

Tiergarten is the oldest and renowned public park that possesses a large amount of city’s green space. Accessible from any part of Berlin, the park also includes monuments, memorials and other attractions, making it a popular tourist place. Berlin Zoo, Victory column, tree lined paths, sunbathing grounds makes this park a friendly place for both the locals and tourists.

26. Tempelhof

26 out of 26
places to visit in Berlin

Tempelhof is lively, historic and centre of all the governance in Tempelhof Schöneberg district of Berlin. It has a population of both Germans and Non-German that includes ethnicities of Arabs, Turks, Polish and Russians being few of them. Tempelhof Airport now a nature park visited by the tourists as well as the locals has been a major part of Germany’s history and development since ages. Stroll at the green parks accessible easily by Berlin’s transportation or simply spend an entertaining day watching a Derby, the place has a mix of everything that speaks leisure.

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