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Things to do in Berlin

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 Guide

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.


Berlin Tourism


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.

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Equestrian Statue of Frederick the Great

Equestrian Statue of Frederick the Great

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Friedrichstrasse

Friedrichstrasse

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Friedrichstadt Passagen

Friedrichstadt Passagen

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Unter den Linden

Unter den Linden

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Luisenstadtischer Canal

Luisenstadtischer Canal

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Hackesche Höfe

Hackesche Höfe

The Hackescher Hof was built in the early 1900s and a number of different courtyards were joined to make one big complex that had multiple uses. It was constructed during the time when the city of Berlin was rapidly changing into a metropolitan. So in order to accommodate the growing population, the courtyards where connected to build houses for people.

The Hackescher Hof was built on a large area, which was located in the Scheunenviertel Quarter, near Rosenthaler Street and Oranienburger Street. The construction took place from 1906 till 1907 and was under the supervision of architect Kurt Berndt. The complex consisted of various offices, buildings and residential units. The offices faced the street, whereas the first courtyard consisted of a banquet hall. The 2nd and 3rd courtyard consisted of factories, whereas the remaining five consisted of housing units.

It was damaged during World War II during air raids by the British, but was renovated in 1961. Today, this place has a cinema, the famous Chameleon Theatre and several shops, galleries and restaurants. Make sure you visit the Hackescher Hof when in Berlin.

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KREUZBERG & NEUKOLLN

KREUZBERG & NEUKOLLN

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Deutsches Technikmuseum

Deutsches Technikmuseum

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Park am Gleisdreieck

Park am Gleisdreieck

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Viktoriapark

Viktoriapark