The European continent is famous for its beautiful countries and is full of magnificent classic buildings. Germany is no exception, this country located in Western Europe is one of the most popular countries among tourists.
Berlin, the capital of the country where the Bayern München football club was born, has a myriad of beautiful tourist destinations that are guaranteed to fascinate you when you visit them. Come on, see the reviews!
- Brandenburg Gate
Not just a gate, the Brandenburg Gate is an icon of the city of Berlin which was once the wall that divided Germany in two during the cold war. After the wall fell, this gate was officially opened in 1989 and is a symbol of the unification of Germany.
This giant gate has a height of 26 meters with a length of 65.5 meters, you know! Brandenburg Gate is also one of the favorite locations for Germans to celebrate New Year’s Eve because this location will be enlivened with live music and fireworks. It’s so much fun!
This super majestic building turned out to be the parliament building in Germany. The hallmark of the Reichstag is the shimmering glass dome at the top of the building.
Being inside the dome also allows you to see the beauty of the city of Berlin from above. There is also an audio guide that will explain the Reichstag and parliament buildings in Germany. While traveling, all add knowledge!
- Museum Island
History buffs really must stop by Museum Island in Berlin. As the name implies, this place is an island filled with museums, you know! Located between the Spree and Kupfergraben rivers, this island has been named a UNESCO world heritage site, you know!
The oldest museum in Berlin, the Altes Museum, also known as the Old Museum, was built in 1830 on Museum Island to house ancient royal treasures.
There is also the Pergamon museum, one of Berlin’s most popular museums, which displays works of Islamic art as well as replicas of historical buildings in the Middle East. There are many other cool museums that you can visit, you know!
- Berlin Wall Memorial
At first glance, this wall looks like an ordinary wall, right? However, this wall with graffiti writing on it holds a historical story.
The Berlin Wall Memorial was built in 1961 by East Germans to prevent their citizens from fleeing to West Germany.
Formerly, this wall has a height of 4 meters and stretches for 155 kilometers. Since it was torn down in 1989, only a small part of the 1.4-kilometer-long Berlin Wall Memorial has been preserved.
- Checkpoint Charlie
Having a unique name, Checkpoint Charlie is the crossing point of the border between West Germany and East Germany during the cold war. Located on the corner of Friedrichstraße and Zimmerstraße streets, this location is often the setting for novels with thriller and spy themes, you know! Examples are James Bond in Octopussy and The Spy Who Came In From The Cold.
- Holocaust Memorial
The Holocaust Memorial is a 19,000 m² field on which there are 2,711 concrete slabs of varying heights. The monument, which was inaugurated in 2005, was built to commemorate the deaths of European Jews during the war.
This monument is also known as the Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe.
The difference in concrete heights at the Holocaust Memorial is due to the place where the monument was built, which is located on a gentle slope. The unevenness of the footing and the shape of this monument which looks like a maze makes many visitors feel confused and dizzy.
- Potsdamer Platz
Potsdamer Platz is a square as well as a crossroads in Berlin which is full of historical value. In the 1920s, this crossroads became the heart of the city as it was here that the first traffic lights operated in Europe. Restaurants, entertainment venues, and various shops also surround Postdamer Platz.
However, this place was destroyed during World War II and became the dividing line between West Berlin and East Berlin at that time. In the 1980s the Postdamer Platz was rebuilt and is now the bustling and super-complete city center of Berlin, you know! Malls, offices, cinemas, shops, public spaces, to casinos are in this place.
- Berlin’s Television Tower
As the name implies, this towering tower is a television tower in Berlin. Built-in 1960, this 200-meter-high tower is unique in the shape of a ball at the top, you know! Not just any ball, the shape of this ball was made so that people remember the Sputnik satellite which was made by the Soviet Union at that time.
Now, Berlin’s Television Tower has also become an icon of the city of Berlin and from here you can also enjoy an amazing view of Berlin from above. It’s so much fun!
Want to relax or work out in Berlin’s sprawling gardens? Tiergarten is the solution! However, who would have thought that this beautiful garden was once a hunting ground by kings in the 16th century? This park was destroyed during World War II.
Today, the Tiergarten has become a public space and an icon of the beautiful city of Berlin. Fountains, artificial lakes, shady trees, and a beautiful atmosphere
Similar to Potsdamer Platz, Alexanderplatz is also one of the busiest points in Berlin. This place is often abbreviated as Alex by residents.
Formerly in the 1850s, this place was a training ground for military soldiers and a place for buying and selling local farmers. Now, Alexanderplatz has become the center of Berlin, complete with malls, cinemas, and hotels, and is surrounded by super busy Berlin streets.
Those are 8 tourist destinations in Berlin that you can visit while on vacation in Germany. Not only beautiful and majestic, but it also turns out that every place has its own story in it, huh!