Berlin, the capital of Germany is one of the big hubs in Europe attracting millions of tourists per year. It is the biggest and one of the most diverse cities in Germany. In fact, it has so much to offer that it makes everyone feel at home: from a rich history to an artistic and innovative front. Berlin is also one of the leaders in research, with Charité playing a big role.
We can’t talk about Berlin without mentioning it’s bubbling nightlife, world renown clubs, bars and venues that put it on the global scene. Berlin is the city that never sleeps! Don’t forget to sign up to our Social Program to discover the gems of Berlin with us!
Here are a couple of Berlin’s most known landmarks:
Brandenburg Gate: or Brandenburger Tor in German, was built in the 18 th and served as a gate between Berlin and the townof Brandenburg an der Havel. It is located in Mitte, right next to Unter den Lidnen and the Reichstag. The Brandenburg Gate played a symbolic role in Berlin’s history: after the Prussian defeat in 1806, Napoleon took the Quadriga (the chariot with four horses on top of the Gate) to Paris. It was then recruited back in 1814. You can visit the Brandenburg gate during the day, but also at night as it is very nicely lit. Tip: don’t forget to visit the Jewish memorial that’s right next to it, and keep an eye out for the Victory Column (Siegesäule), that you can spot in the distance if you look to the west.
TV Tower: the TV Tower was built in the 1960s in the past German Democratic Republic, it is to date the tallest structure in Germany and the second tallest in the EU. On the top floors is an observatory platform and a fancy rotating restaurant where you can go and have a meal or maybe just something for your sweet tooth while enjoying the great view over berlin. Another spot with a good view is the Berliner Dom that’s only a couple of minutes by foot from the TV tower.
Tip: if you are planning on going up to the observatory platform or restaurant, buy the tickets online as you will skip the normally very long queue and get an early bird discount.
Reichstag: The Reichstag was built in the 19 th century and served to house the Imperial Diet until it was set on fire in 1933. After the second world war, the building, in ruin, was deserted as the parliament moved to Bonn. It was reconstructed in the 1960s and “wrapped up” before being presented to the public, as an effect of surprise. It is now one of the most visited attractions in Germany, so you definitely should consider checking it out, or even visiting the cupola.
Fun fact: Berlin is the only city in the world with three active opera houses. If you are interested in ballets or operas this is a great opportunity to indulge in the culture offered by this amazing city.
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We can’t wait to welcome you all in our great city, Berlin!