There are several must-see places in Berlin. Here is a list, which is not meant to be exhaustive. Furthermore, the free travel guidebooks for Berlin, Germany can help you plan a trip to the German capital. These are our suggestions:
- Berlin Wall (East Side Gallery)
One of the city’s ex-libris is the Berlin Wall. It is one of the biggest marks of the Cold War and although there is not much left of the wall, there are some places where you can still see it. If you take the U1 underground line you can quickly reach Warschauer Straße, the closest stop to East Side Gallery.
- Brandenburg Doors
The Brandenburg Gate, the monument that symbolized for decades the division of Berlin, is one of the symbols of the city. After the fall of the wall in 1989, it was no longer an isolated monument in no man’s land, inaccessible to both western and eastern citizens and became the emblem of reunified Germany.
- Holocaust Monument
On Ebertstrasse you can reach the Holocaust Monument, a way to get to know the city by meditating on one of the most remarkable events in its history: the high mortality rate of people persecuted and murdered during World War II.
- Potsdamer Platz and Sony Center
At Potsdamer Platz you can get a first glimpse of what’s left of the Berlin Wall, as well as enjoy the illuminated dome of the Sony Center, one of West Berlin’s ex-libris and capitalist world. This area at the end of World War II was a wasteland destroyed by war and was later crossed by the wall.
Alexanderplatz is one of the largest squares in Europe and the center of East Berlin during the Cold War. The main attraction of the square is the World Clock (Weltzeituhr), which is, by the way, an astronomical clock.