Sights A-Z

Sights A-Z

There are questions that can be answered quite easily. And then there are questions such as: "What's the first place we'll visit in Berlin?" Difficult questions indeed. Especially difficult because there are so many sights in Berlin. That's why we have put together a list of Berlin's sights: First, things you really must see, e.g. the Brandenburg Gate or the Television Tower. But we also show you the most important palaces, viewpoints, memorials, places of worship, and the most beautiful of the capital's hidden places.

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The rich and famous might park their yachts here, but you’ll be looking down at them from on high – because your task is to jump. On a bungee cord! All dates and tickets...
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BERLIN is the trademark of the capital. Just as colorful, just as alive, just as charming!
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History hands-on: what was life like under communism, with the Wall, secret police, nude beaches, Spreewald gherkins, and full employment while having nothing to buy?
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The Potsdamer Platz quarter is one of the most exciting and multifaceted corners of the German capital. Up to 100,000 people come to this square every day to experience...
For over 160 years now, the Friedrichshain park has been a popular retreat from the hustle and bustle of city life. It is Berlin's oldest municipal park. The 78 and 48...
The Armoury is the oldest surviving building located on Unter den Linden and it is also the most important large Baroque structure in the capital. Initially built as an...
The synagogue congregation Adass Jisroel, Berlin, which was founded in 1869, still sees itself today as an association of Jewish life that is dedicated to maintaining...
The Tempelhof Airport is a piece of Berliner history: already, the stiff, monumental architecture reveals the mark of the Third Reich, whose largest completed building...
Alexanderplatz is one of the most famous squares in Berlin and certainly the largest. Named after the Russian Czar Alexander I, who visited the capital of Prussia in...
The Old Jewish Cemetery on Grosse Hamburger Strasse is the oldest cemetery for Berlin's Jewish community after the Judenkiewer in Spandau. In the area around the current...
The views of the Havel river are breathtaking. The water glitters in the sun, steamers chug by and, in the distance, there's Glienicke Bridge. It must have looked pretty...
Bebelplatz is one of the most beautiful squares in the capital. This is partly due to the surrounding buildings but is also due to the fact that is located on the...
Since the beginning of 1994, the Bellevue Palace in Berlin has been the official residence of the Federal President. Located in the midst of the Tiergarten, right on the...
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With its magnificent dome, the Berlin Cathedral is definitely one of the capital’s crowd pullers. Located in the northern area of the Spree Island, many of the buildings...
Berlin Central Station is one of the most spectacular architectural projects of the capital. After undergoing eleven years of construction, the station formerly known as...
The city hall with its striking facade is one of the landmarks of Berlin. The name "red city hall" is a playful reference to the building material of the red bricks....
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Anyone who has ever been to Berlin has seen it. Indeed, it is hard to imagine not being able to take notice of it. No wonder - the Berlin Television Tower, which is 368...
If you are walking from the boulevard Unter den Linden to the Bebelplatz, you will probably see people who watch together on a spot on the floor. Only on closer...
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With 22.000 types of plants, Berlin’s Botanical Gardens rank among the three most important botanical gardens in the entire world. Created between 1897 and 1910...
While the only remaining city gate of Berlin formerly used to represent the separation of the city between East and West Berlin, since the Berlin Wall came down in 1989...
The vestibule leads directly into the terrace room. You then pass the grand piano and a set of walnut chairs before entering the second room – the hunting room which was...
Since its inception in 1955, the Bundeswehr has lost around 3100 soldiers and individuals in civilan services. Federal President Horst Köhler officially inaugurated the...
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"Fat good-for-nothing" – not really a flattering nickname, especially for a king. But the people felt that the name suited the hedonistic Friedrich Wilhelm II well....
Designed as a park cemetery, the facility was still consecrated as a cemetery for the poor on May 21, 1881, but due to its beautiful design more and more wealthy...
The Jewish community and family centre hosts a school and offers for families, a mikwe and a visitor centre with information about Jewish sights, services and shops with...
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Charlottenburg Palace is one of the landmarks of Berlin. The largest and most beautiful royal palace still standing in the capital, Charlottenburg was erected as the...
It is the scene of several thrillers and espionage novels ranging from James Bond's "Octo-pussy" to "The Spy Who Came in From the Cold" by John le Carré: Checkpoint...
The protestant church of St. Mary was founded during the first medieval urban expansion of Berlin in 1250 as a parish church for the new town. Like the newly renovated...
The Dicke Marie (fat Mary) tree has experienced a great deal. About 800 or 900 years ago, when it first buried its roots in the Brandenburg sand, there were still bears...
Every big city has a cemetery of its own for prominent people who once lived there. At the Doro-theenstädtischen cemetery in Berlin located at Chauseestraße 126, the...

Located directly on the water, this romantic, relaxed and comfortable restaurant is decorated with wooden furniture, old lamps and ornate picture frames. Simply put, Freischwimmer is a cool location in Kreuzberg’s Flutgraben area. The restaurant is in a very old building that was once used for renting and repairing boats. The entrance is directly next to Berlin’s oldest gas station. You can sit outdoors during the summer and indoors during the winter.