Berlin is the capital of Germany and had a total population of 4.5 million people. The city has a rich history and is known for its involvement during the Second World War. Berlin is one of the most developed cities in Europe and thousands of people visit it in order to explore the museum, galleries, historic landmarks, and other tourist attractions.
Berlin is the capital of Germany and is the seventh most populous area in the European Union. It is located towards the northeast of Germany, on the banks of River Havel and Spree. The history of the place dates back to the 12th century when it consisted of several small settlements. It was in the 15th century that Berlin was established as the capital of the margraviate and was ruled by the Hohenzollern family till 1918. It played a very important role in the Second World War because the Nazi party killed the Jewish community of Berlin, which is referred to as the Holocaust. Due to the rich history of the place there are a lot of things to do in Berlin. You can get started by exploring the Reichstag that is where the German parliament is or can go to see the Berlin Wall and learn about why the wall was created to divide the city. Some of the other things to do in Berlin include going to the museums in order to learn about the history of the city. Some of the places that you should visit include Brandenburg Gate, Holocaust Memorial, Museum Island, Soviet War Memorial, and the Topography of Terror.
One of the most important cities in the world, Berlin is located on the Northern European Plain that is on the northwest side of the country. The climate of the city can be classified as maritime temperate with warm summers and cool winters. The city has six main districts known as City West, East, East Central, Mitte, North, and the South. You can reach the city by travelling via plane and landing at the Tegel International Airport and the Schönefeld Airport. Other means of transport include travelling by bus, train or car. The city receives thousands of tourists every year, so there are several places that you can visit. If you are a history buff, you should visit the Deutsches Historisches Museum, Kulturforum, Museen Charlotteburg, Museen Dahlem, and the Museumsinsel. Since Berlin is the city of art you should visit art galleries like the Art Center Berlin Friedrichstraße, Galerie Eigen & Art, and the loop -- raum fur aktuelle kunst. After you are done with this, you can have a look at the important landmarks like the Berlin Wall or Checkpoint Charlie. There are plenty of things to explore for nature lovers, as they can head to Berlin Zoo, Tierpark Berli, Viktoriapark, Tempelhofer Park, and the Botanischer Garten.
Treptower is one of the most peaceful parks in Berlin. The park is also home to a great Soviet War memorial. As you enter the park, you will see greenery everywhere. The place is popular among tourists and locals alike, who come here to have a good and relaxing time.
The park is often skipped in bus tours, but we would recommend making the time to come here if you have the time. You will find it to have a very calming and beautiful effect on you. Also, we cannot explain this but, there’s something very German about this park. That is something we have noticed in parks all over the world, even though they are all filled with greenery, they also end up representing their own country.
The Soviet War Memorial in Treptower Park is very impressive. It was built in 1949 to commemorate the Soviet soldiers who lost their lives in the Battle of Berlin. The main attraction of the monument is a 12m tall Soviet soldier, depicted holding a young German girl under a broken swastika. It is supposed to represent a soldier who risked his life to save a 3 year old German girl during the Battle of Berlin. As you walk towards the statue, you will also see 2 kneeling soldiers, which only heightens the solemn mood of the monument.
Alexanderplatz or Alex, is a buzzing public square in Berlin. If you want to experience the markets of Berlin and see how the locals live this is one of the best places to visit. You will be able to shop for some of the best things Germany has to offer, experience the local culture, and view some beautiful sights as well. It used to be the center of Berlin’s nightlife.
Alexanderplatz is also a great place for restaurants. The transportation hub allows for easy travel and the astounding array of shopping options will leave you dizzy. This is the best place in all of Berlin to go on a shopping spree, and we know when touring how important it is for people to be able to go to a good shopping area.
Alexanderplatz truly starts being busy when Christmas is near, as a very large Christmas market forms, offering great offers and deals on many products. The kiosks are just as lively as the shops, and you can also get great German treats to eat while you shop.
The Botanical Garden and Botanical Museum in Berlin is one of the finest in the world. Spanning an area of over 43 hectares and a collection of more than 22,000 different plant species, it definitely should not be skipped by any tourist. You will literally find plants from all over the world here, and some of them are a sight to behold due to their exotic nature.
The best part of visiting this place is the serene environment. You will feel like time itself is slowing down due to the peace and greenery you are surrounded by. If you are going on a romantic trip, this place will result in a beautiful experience. If you are going alone, then you’re in for an even better treat. Let your surroundings get to you, and you will feel very calm, relaxed, and happy. The garden is divided into many buildings and glasshouses.
The great pavilion is our favorite place in the garden, the temperature is 30 C, and the place is always humid to make sure the plants are kept in perfect condition. The greenhouses are divided mostly by areas, but some of them are also divided on the basis of the type of plants inside. Old World Succulents is the most interesting garden in our opinion, housing many plants from the exotic lands of Africa.