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Top 35 attractions you must visit in Berlin

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About Berlin

Capital and largest city of Germany by both area and population. Berlin is a world city of culture, politics, media and sciences, and its economy is based on high-tech firms and the service sector, encompassing a diverse range of creative industries, research facilities, media corporations and convention venues.

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Attractions in Berlin

Martin-Gropius-Bau
Martin-Gropius-BauNiederkirchnerstraße 7, 10963 Berlin, Germany
Museums
Notable Architectures
Art Galleries

One of Germany's most beautiful historic exhibition buildings. Opened in 1881, the exhibition rooms surround an atrium decorated with mosaics and coats of arms of German states by the sculptor Otto Lessing. The museum is well known for it's selection of the exhibitions it displays.

Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe
Memorial to the Murdered Jews of EuropeCora-Berliner-Straße 1, 10117 Berlin, Germany
Museums
Memorials

Also known as the Holocaust Memorial, it is a memorial to the Jewish victims of the Holocaust. Consists of a 19,000-square-metre site covered with 2,711 concrete slabs arranged in a grid pattern on a sloping field. The slabs are designed to produce an uneasy, confusing atmosphere, to represent a supposedly ordered system that has lost touch with human reason.

Museum für Naturkunde - Natural History Museum
Museum für Naturkunde - Natural History MuseumInvalidenstraße 43, 10115 Berlin, Germany
Museums

Exhibits a vast range of specimens from various segments of natural history. The museum houses more than 30 million zoological, paleontological, and mineralogical specimens. It is famous for two exhibits: the largest mounted dinosaur in the world (a Giraffatitan skeleton), and a well-preserved specimen of the earliest known bird, Archaeopteryx.

Museum Village Düppel
Museum Village DüppelClauertstraße 11, 14163 Berlin, Germany
Forests
Museums
Old Ruins

Museum Village Düppel (Museumsdorf Düppel) is an open air museum presenting a reconstruction of an 800 year old village. The site of the formal settlement where the museum stands is now reconstructed with residences, storehouses, workshops, wells, fields and gardens. Uncoverd in 1967, it is estimated that the former settlement dates back to 1200 and was in use for 30 years.

Neue Nationalgalerie Berlin
Neue Nationalgalerie BerlinPotsdamer Straße 50, 10785 Berlin, Germany
Museums
Sculptures
Art Galleries

Neue Nationalgalerie is a museum of modern art, with a focus on art from early 20th century. The museum owns masterpeices from artists like Pablo Picasso, Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, Joan Miró, Wassily Kandinsky and Barnett Newman. Despite the large size of the museum, the exhibits are rotated at intervals as the collection of artworks at the museum is very large.

Neue Wache
Neue WacheUnter den Linden 4, 10117 Berlin, Germany
Monuments
Sculptures

A memorial for the victims of war and dictatorship. The sculpture in the memorial is an enlarged version of Käthe Kollwitz's "Mother with her Dead Son". The sculpture is directly placed under the oculus, and so is exposed to the rain, snow, and cold of the Berlin climate, symbolizing the suffering of civilians during World War II.

Neues Museum
Neues MuseumBodestraße 1-3, 10178 Berlin, Germany
Museums

A large museum housing Egyptian and Prehistory and Early History collections. The artifacts include the iconic bust of the Egyptian queen Nefertiti.

Pergamon Museum
Pergamon MuseumBodestraße 1-3, 10178 Berlin, Germany
Monuments
Museums

One of the most visited art museums in Germany housing large monumental buildings such as the Pergamon Altar, Ishtar Gate of Babylon, the Market Gate of Miletus etc..

Reichstag Building
Reichstag BuildingPlatz der Republik 1, 11011 Berlin, Germany
Iconic Buildings
Monuments

The meeting place of the German parliament. It was opened in 1894 and housed the parliment of German Empire until 1933, when it was severely damaged after being set on fire. The ruined building was partially refurbished in the 1960s, but a full restoration was made after German reunification on 3 October 1990. the restoration was completed in 1999.

Stasi Museum
Stasi MuseumNormannenstraße 20/Haus 1, 10365 Berlin, Germany
Museums
Memorials

Research and memorial centre showcasing the political system of the former East Germany. It is located in the former headquarters of the Stasi(Ministry for State Security), the official state security service of the East Germany. The centrepiece of the exhibition is the office and working quarters of the former head of the Stasi – Erich Mielke.

Topography of Terror
Topography of TerrorNiederkirchnerstraße 8, 10963 Berlin, Germany
Museums
Memorials

Located on the site where the principal instruments of Nazi persecution and terror were occured between 1933 and 1945: the headquarters of the Gestapo, the high command and security service of the SS, and from 1939 the Reich Security Main Office. The museum shed lights about these institutions and the crimes that were organised there. Photographs and documents illustrate the history from the time the Nazis took power until the end of the war.

Victory Column
Victory ColumnGroßer Stern, 10557 Berlin, Germany
Viewing Decks
Parks
Monuments

Designed after 1864 to commemorate the Prussian victory in the Danish-Prussian War. When it was inaugurated on 2 September 1873, Prussia had also defeated Austria and its German allies in the Austro-Prussian War (1866) and France in the Franco-Prussian War (1870–71), giving the statue a new purpose. These later victories inspired the addition of the bronze sculpture of Victoria, 8.3 metres (27 ft) high and weighing 35 tonnes.

Weißensee Cemetery Berlin (Jewish cemetery)
Weißensee Cemetery Berlin (Jewish cemetery)Herbert-Baum-Straße 45, 13088 Berlin, Germany
Tombs
Monuments
Memorials

The Weißensee Cemetery is the second largest Jewish cemetery in Europe, containing 115,000 graves covering an area of 100 acres. The cemetery was dedicated in 1880 and at present it contains a Holocaust memorial and memorial to Jews who lost their lives during World War I.

Zion Church
Zion ChurchZionskirchplatz, 10119 Berlin, Germany
Churches
Monuments
Art Galleries

A historically important church with role in East Germany's resistance movement and it's punk scene. The Zion Church now also serves as a artspace. On sundays visitors can climb up to the top of the church tower with a small fee.

Zoo Berlin
Zoo BerlinHardenbergplatz 8, 10787 Berlin, Germany
Zoos
Aquariums

Oldest and best-known zoo in Germany. It covers 35 hectares (86.5 acres) and has about 1,380 different species and over 20,200 animals, presenting one of the most comprehensive collections of species in the world. It is the most-visited zoo in Europe and one of the most popular worldwide. Regular animal feedings are among its most famous attractions.

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