In the GDR (former communist part for Germany) the "Alex" was the central square of East Berlin and junction for the major road axes in all directions. On the 4th of November 1989 the “Alexanderplatz” became venue of the end of the socialist government of the GDR. Sights at Alexanderplatz are for example the TV tower, the world clock or the prefabricated buildings at Mollstraße. Picture: Scholvien, visitBerlin
With its worship services, tours and many events, he invites you to approach the Christian faith tradition in many ways. The Berlin Cathedral, the largest church in Berlin, Germany's central place of the Protestant Church. First construction already been destroyed in the war in the Middle Ages, fully restored in 2002.
The architect Alfred Koerner and under the direction of the garden director Adolf Engler in the district of Steglitz Botanical Garden is one of 43 acres and an estimated 22,000 plant species among the largest and most diverse botanical gardens in the world.
What was once the symbol of the division of Berlin, and thus was a symbol of the cold war, is now the landmark of a united Germany. The Brandenburg Gate is the world's most famous symbol of Berlin and embodies not only long-standing history, but also regularly unites people from all over the world for concerts and other events. Picture: Scholvien, visitBerlin
At no other place the atmosphere of the Cold War could be felt so clearly as at the Checkpoint Charlie. Now, there is no more watchtowers and harassments, just a replica of a guardhouse reminds of the frosty checkpoint. Not only an interesting place in Kreuzberg, but also a piece of history to see and touch in the Museum of the Berlin Wall. Picture: Scholvien, visitBerlin
East Side Gallery
The East Side Gallery is the longest open-air gallery in the world. At a length of 1.3 kilometers painted 118 artists from around the world along the interior wall of the mill road between Oberbaumbruecke and Ostbahnhof. In 1990, after the reunification the artists had to paint the East Side Gallery in 2009 again in its original due to car exhaust.
TV Tower Berlin
With 368 meters the tallest structure in Germany and at the same time the most prominent landmark of Berlin - the TV tower! In the Tower Ball locals and tourists flock to dine or to enjoy on the observation deck a view over Berlin.
Berlin’s Museumsinsel (Museum Island) is a unique ensemble of five museums, including the Pergamon Museum - built on the small island in Berlin’s Spree River between 1824 and 1930. Since 1999 the Berlin Museum Island belongs to the Unesco World Heritage Site.
Reichstag – Germany´s parliament building
At the end of Tiergarten you are more or less automatically heading towards the Brandenburg Gate, Berlin’s symbol for re-unification, surrounded by the Reichstag, Germany’s parliament building, that we do recommend to pay a visit to also. Don’t get alarmed by the long cues, they pass faster than you imagine… On the opposite you will see the chancellor’s residence, the Kanzleramt, amongst locals called “Waschmachine” (=laundromat). Have a look at it and you will figure out, why that is.
The largest and most beautiful castle in Berlin! The castle was built at the request of Sophie Charlotte, the wife of Frederic III, as a summer residence. From every corner of the castle you have a magnificent view in the large garden, which isespecially admired by visitors today. You can also see the large porcelain collection of the cosmopolitan „Sophie Charlotte” and many unique pieces of antique furniture from the Far East. Picture: Scholvien, visitBerlin
The Victory Column, with its golden Victoria, is also known as "The Gold Else." To commemorate the victory of the Prussian-Danish war, it was built to plans by Heinrich Strack. After the climb of 285 stairs to the supervision platform, visitors will be rewarded with a wonderful panoramic view. Picture: Scholvien, visitBerlin