Marco Polo’s list of the top 10 things not to be missed in Berlin! Our best recommendations – from the top down – help you to plan your tour of Berlin’s most important sights.
1. PARISER PLATZ
This square comes top of our list with its captivating mix of the Brandenburg Gate, a classy hotel, embassies and the Academy of Arts.
Five different museums boasting one of the most valuable collections of art and historical artefacts in the world! The Pergamon altar in the Pergamonmuseum and the Neues Museum’s bust of Nefertiti are particularly worth a visit.
Visit the Fernsehturm (TV Tower) for great views of the square, the World Clock, the Neptune
Fountain, the Rotes Rathaus, the Alexa Shopping Centre and many department stores.
The view from the glass dome of the Reichstag lets you keep an eye on the city’s government district while admiring the plenary chamber, the Brandenburg Gate and the old centre of Berlin.
5. SONY CENTER
Fantastic light effects make Potsdamer Platz particularly entrancing at night. The Film and TV Museum is a must.
Found near Friedrichstraße, Berlin’s most beautiful square is home to the historic glory of the Konzerthaus and the German and French cathedrals.
7. SCHLOSS CHARLOTTENBURG
Berlin’s largest palace with private royal apartments, a valuable art collection and a French baroque garden. Queen Luise is entombed in the Mausoleum.
8. JÜDISCHES MUSEUM
Two thousand years of Jewish history are documented within Daniel Libeskind’s breathtaking architectural design.
The ruined old tower rises up high into the sky like an admonitory finger while the New Church’s 30,000 blocks of glass gleam next door.
10. HACKESCHE HÖFE
An ensemble of courtyards off the Hackescher Markt with shops, theatres and a cinema.
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