Surrounded by the rivers Spree and Havel Berlin it is the third most visited city in Europe. Capital of the Federal Republic of Germany, it also has been the capital of the Kingdom of Prussia, the German Empire, the Weimar Republic and the Third Reich in the past. With an area of 892 square kilometers, Berlin is home of 3.4 million people.
After the World War II, the city was divided into two parts the East, German Democratic Republic (GDR) and West strip, Federal Republic of Germany (FRG). In 1990 after the fall of the wall, the city finally recovers its status as capital of the country.
The city's population consists mainly in foreign people coming from other countries, which is why it is very common to find in the city a large number of Turks, Italians, Poles and Russians.
The city is full of interesting places to visit one of the main symbols is the Berlin Wall, in some places you can still see sections of the construction that once divided the city in a physical and ideological way. In Mühlenstrasse it is possible to see a stretch of about a mile. Nearby it is the Brandenburg Gate between the wall quarters and watchtowers of the GDR police, which today it is a symbol of the country reunification. Another attraction is the Reichstag Building federal parliament building, called Bundestag, it keeps the original external walls, the interior was renewed, and the dome glass allows to enjoy a wonderful view of the city. Another must see place that you cannot miss if you are around the city it is the Holocaust Memorial. The 2,711 concrete blocks recall the lived horrors during the Holocaust.
Kaiser-Wilhelm-Gedächtniskirche it is located in the center of West Berlin, it was bombed by the allies during World War II. The building has been preserved without restoring it to remember the consequences of war. Also in the hub of the city it is Potsdamer Platz, where you can find some shopping centers and buildings that mark a new era for Berlin.
Berlin is known as a first level cultural and artistic center, a city full of history and interesting alternatives for all tastes. It is a city with contrasts a place where history coexists with modern life, art and nightlife.
Opened in 2000, located at the Potsdamer Platz, the Sony Center is an amazing complex of commercial buildings that were carried out by Sony. The resort has a variety of recreational attractions, among which highlights different shops, IMAX Theater, cinemas, restaurants and of course great Sony stores. Also the favorite attraction for children and adults is the Legoland Discovery Centre. With no doubt it is a place where you can meet t...Map of Sony Center
St. Hedwig's Cathedral it is perfectly located in the heart of the city, in the Bebelplatz. Due to the war in 1943 it was entirely destroyed, and rebuild works ended in 1963 almost 20 years later. With a neoclassical style and a circular structure, the facade of the cathedral emulates the Pantheon in Rome, something which makes it unique in the city. The spectacular turquoise dome that crowns it adds great appeal to it. With a his...Map of St. Hedwig's Cathedral
Built in 1969 by the now defunct German Democratic Republic, the Fernsehturm is a television tower located in the heart of Berlin near Alexanderplatz . With its 368 meters high, was declared the tallest building in Germany and the second tallest tower in Europe. The terrace and the restaurant are located at a height of 207 meters and rotate on its axis every half allowing getting amazing panoramic views of the city of Berlin.Map of TV Tower
In the city center of Berlin, near the river Spree and the Palace of the Republic you will find a big square called Alexanderplatz. Surrounded by several important buildings it is considered one of the city vital points. Other interesting sites in Alexanderplatz are the Park Inn Hotel Berlin considered the tallest building in the city, the World Time Clock showing the time throughout the globe, and the Galeria Kaufhof. Alexanderplat...Map of Alexanderplatz
The botanical garden called Botanischer Garten Berlin in German it is located in the Lichterfelde and Dahlem districts belonging to the city of Berlin. With 43 hectares and around of 22,000 plant specimens, it is considered one of the larger and more recognized gardens in all Europe. Inside the property you will also find a huge greenhouse with hundreds of trees and exotic plants and a Botanical Museum (Botanisches Museum) which als...Map of Botanical Garden
Built and completed in 1874, this majestic monument was constructed to commemorate the victories of the Prussian army. With its 69 meters high is ideally located in the city center, in Tiergarten on a roundabout that unifies the five most important avenues of the city. Besides of the striking gold colored of goddess Victoria located at the top of the column, the viewpoint located at 258 meters high, allows to get wonderful views of ...Map of Victory Column