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.
Checkpoint Charlie Museum is a popular tourist attraction, with over 850,000 visitors here per year. The museum is made to commemorate and display the people who attempted to escape the Berlin wall, and the effect which the wall had on people. It started as a small exhibit by Dr. Rainer Hildebrandt, in an apartment with just 2 rooms. As the stories and visitors grew, the museum too expanded; however, it still seems too small for everything that is inside it.
One of the most popular areas of the museum is the one showing things which were used in successful escape attempts. It makes you relate to the human need of freedom to see the desperate measures people used to create for a better life. This includes hot air balloons, a mini U-boat, and even chairlifts. Stories of people who died are also presented, to depict the emotional toll of the wall.
The Checkpoint Charlie Museum celebrates the people who tried to escape, either successfully or unsuccessfully. This is one of the most unique museums we have visited, and the displays here are cramped together. It almost makes you feel like there is too much of a story to tell, and it makes us think that the overwhelming vibe we got here was intentional.