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Berlin’s sights – not to be missed

Every Berlin tour is sure to take in the TV Tower with its stunning views, the famous Brandenburg Gate and the Reichstag parliament building.

Here, you can buy your tickets for the TV Tower in advance and avoid long waiting times. On visitBerlin.de, it’s also quick and easy to order tickets for a Reichstag tour online.

You can also buy tickets for your city tour here – in just three minutes!

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Berlin's sights in an overview

Berlin has it all – sights, attractions and UNESCO World Heritage Sites. To recharge your batteries, it also has places of worship for all the world’s main religions, palaces, parks and gardens. For a quiet moment of reflection visit the spreading green cemeteries.

Berlin’s vantage points offer stunning views of the city – for instance, from the TV Tower, the Panoramapunkt on the 24th and 25th floors of the Kohlhoff Tower at Potsdamer Platz or, for a taste of Berlin’s countryside, the Müggelberg hills.

You can still sense Berlin’s turbulent past at the city’s many memorial sites or along the Berlin Wall trail – after all, this is where world history was made.

From the government quarter in the heart of Berlin to architectural highlights and insiders’ tips for all of Berlin’s districts – we show you the well-known and lesser known sights of Berlin! 

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Go to the must-see sights!

Visitors to Berlin are sure to head for the famous Brandenburg Gate, the TV Tower with its stunning views and the historic Reichstag parliament building.

A visit to the Berlin Wall Memorial in Bernauer Strasse is also a definite must, followed by some serious shopping in the many stores lining Kurfürstendamm boulevard.

Other major sights include the East Side Gallery and Checkpoint Charlie, as well as the Berlin Zoo – especially popular with families. The impressive Museum Island, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is a special highlight.  

So, as you see, it’s hard to limit yourself to only a few sights in Berlin. That makes selecting the top 10 sights in Berlin an almost impossible task – but we’ve given it our best shot. And as an extra, we’ve also added lots of tips for your visit!

The best way to explore the city and hear the most exciting stories about Berlin is on a sightseeing tour – by bus, bike, boat or on foot.

On visitBerlin.de, it’s simple and easy to buy your tickets online for city and guided tours.

For urban explorers, visiting Berlin is simply a must. Discover the city’s unexpected hidden gems, such as the former listening station on Teufelsberg hill.

Our visitors most popular tickets

Discover the greatest places to visit from other visitors! Here, you can find tickets for the most popular sights and attractions among our Berlin visitors.

Our travel service offers the ideal way to enjoy a stress-free holiday in Berlin, making it easy to buy tickets for top Berlin sights, attractions and exhibitions as well as the Berlin Zoo and the Tierpark wildlife park.

And it’s fast – so you can find the right ticket in just three minutes!

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Berlins Brandenburg Gate in Berlin in sunset
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Brandenburg Gate

Brandenburg Gate is the first stop for every visitor to Berlin! The city’s iconic landmark offers fascinating insights into the city’s history.

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Reichstag

With its imposing glass dome and immediately recognisable façade, the Reichstag is one of Berlin's most famous historic landmarks.

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Berlin TV Tower Twilight
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Berlin Television Tower

Built during the years of the GDR, the iconic TV Tower is now a symbol of the entire city. Enjoy the stunning panoramic views from the viewing platform!

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Museum Island

Berlin’s Museumsinsel, home to the legendary bust of Nefertiti and the Pergamon Altar – and five museums with works from Ancient Egypt, Byzantium and Berlin.

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Zoo Berlin

It’s the oldest zoo in Germany – but totally modern. The Zoologischer Garten and the Aquarium are a highlight for all the family.

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Park of Charlottenburg Palace in Berlin
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Charlottenburg Palace/ Old Palace

Discover the magic of the rococo at the beautiful Charlottenburg Palace – once a royal summer residence, today Berlin’s largest and most magnificent palace.

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Checkpoint Charlie

From Octopussy to The Spy Who Can In From The Cold: the history of espionage in Berlin at Checkpoint Charlie.

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Unter den Linden

From the Berlin Cathedral to the Brandenburg Gate, and many other landmarks in between – the magnificent boulevard Unter den Linden takes you right through the middle of Berlin.

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Kurfürstendamm: Shopping in Berlin
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Kurfürstendamm

No trip to Berlin is complete without a stroll down Kurfürstendamm. Berlin’s most popular shopping boulevard is the beating heart of the western city centre.

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Französischer Dom (French Cathedral) at Gendarmenmarkt in Berlin
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Gendarmenmarkt

The most beautiful square in Berlin? The most beautiful north of the Alps? Take a look for yourself at Gendarmenmarkt.

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East Side Gallery

1.3 kilometres of amazement: take a walk along the East Side Gallery and rediscover art and the history of the Berlin Wall.

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Potsdamer Platz Guide
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Potsdamer Platz

From an empty wasteland to a popular shopping and nightlife district: Potsdamer Platz in the heart of the city.

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Berliner Dom (Berlin Cathedral) in Berlin-Mitte
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Berlin Cathedral

The monumental Cathedral Church in Berlin is a major attraction – a richly decorated church interior, fascinating history and impressive architecture.

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Siegessäule

In the heart of Tiergarten Park, the Siegessäule (Victory Column) with its golden statue is one of the city’s must-see sights – complete with panoramic views!

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Berlin’s loveliest sights and most exciting attractions

Berlin is centuries old – yet also totally new and so diverse. This vibrant city is home to everything from historic buildings to memorials and modern industrial heritage sites.

Trace the route of the Berlin Wall, or climb to one of the city’s vantage points and enjoy the stunning panoramic views across the German capital.

Or visit one of the most popular attractions, from the Berlin Dungeon to Madame Tussauds and Legoland.

In the Reichstag building in Berlin’s government quarter, you can see the Bundestag, Germany’s parliament, at work. A tour of the Reichstag building’s impressive glass dome is a must – and it’s so easy to buy the tickets for tours from us!

Time for rest and relaxation? No problem in Berlin! Right in the heart of the city, you can find any number of quiet corners and spreading green spaces – from palaces, churches and greened graveyards to parks and gardens, including the central Tiergarten park, or the attractive Charlottenburg Palace grounds.  

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Berlin sightseeing tours

Berlin is a happening city, diverse and colourful – and never dull! Explore the urban jungle on a city tour through Berlin, past classic sights, historical locations and bustling neighbourhoods!

With the wide range of fascinating city tours, hop on/hop off bus tours, guided bike tours and adventure and activities tours on offer, it’s easy to discover Berlin’s fascinating diversity in your way.

To get you started, we have put together a selection of popular sightseeing tours in Berlin here! 

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