Visiting a big city as Berlin and with a lot of things to see is not a easy task, from museums to the traditionals restorants every corner in Berlin is full of people and full of places to see. Berlin, capital of Germany a very amazing city that everyone what to visit. Berlin has a lot of places that you can visit there and also it has so much thing you can do, but we will share just 7 best of them.
Berlin, the capital of Germany and the country’s largest city, is also a major center of politics, culture, media, and science. Noted for its cultural flair, Berlin is home to the world famous Berlin Opera and Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, while its diverse art scene encompasses hundreds of galleries, events, and museums, including those centered around Museum Island, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Nothing says “Berlin” quite like the Brandenburg Gate , long the city’s most defining monument and its answer to the Arc de Triomphe in Paris Loosely modeled on the Acropolis in Athens and built for King Frederick Wilhelm II in 1791, this 26-meter-high sandstone monument in the Mitte district’s Pariser Platz was Berlin’s first Neoclassical structure, notable for its four-horse chariot, its six large columns on each side forming five passages for use by traffic , and the two buildings used by toll-collectors and guards. Brandenburg Gate continues to be of symbolic importance and has seen many famous visitors, including Presidents Bill Clinton and Barack Obama. It was also the scene of a poignant gesture when German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Russia’s Mikhail Gorbachev, and Poland’s Lech Walesa walked through the gate in 1999 to commemorate the tearing down of the Berlin Wall 20 years earlier.
Between the River Spree and the Kupfergraben, a 400-meter-long canal, Museum Island is a wonderful part of old Berlin to explore. Here you’ll find many of the city’s oldest and most important museums, including the Old Museum, built in 1830 to house the Crown Jewels and other royal treasures. Further development saw the construction of the New Museum in 1855, followed by the National Gallery in 1876, and the Bode Museum in 1904, home to one of the city’s finest collections of antiquities. If you’re only able to see one or two museums due to time restrictions, make sure one of them is the Pergamon with its spectacular reconstructed historic buildings from the Middle East. Also of interest for art buffs is the Old National Gallery with its fine collections of 19th-century paintings. Adding to the whole experience is the fact Museum Island is almost entirely devoid of traffic.
The history of the Berlin Wall began in 1961 when East Germany sealed off the eastern part of the city to stem the flood of refugees from east to west. By the time it was torn down in 1989, the four-meter-high wall extended 155 kilometers, dissected 55 streets, and possessed 293 observation towers and 57 bunkers. Today, only small stretches of this graffiti-covered travesty remain, including a 1.4-kilometer stretch preserved as part of the Berlin Wall Memorial, a chilling reminder of the animosity that once divided Europe. Highlights include the Marienfelde Refugee Center Museum with its exhibits relating to the one-and-a-half million people who passed through Berlin as refugees, the Monument in Memory of the Divided City and the Victims of Communist Tyranny, the Window of Remembrance, and a Visitor Center with views over the remains of the wall. Also of interest is Museum Haus am Checkpoint Charlie marking the best-known crossing point between East and West Berlin and with displays and artifacts tracing the history of human rights.
The Gendarmenmarkt, one of Berlin’s largest squares, is dominated by three large historic buildings the Konzerthaus, the French Cathedral , and the Berlin Cathedral hat together form one of the most picturesque corners of the city. Laid out in the 17th century and named after a regiment of Gendarmerie that had a guardhouse here, it remains one of the city’s most popular places, day and night. The Konzerthaus, built in 1821 on the site of an earlier theater, has long been one of Berlin’s most important theaters – Goethe’s Iphigeniewas performed at its opening and is as famous for its architectural splendor as it is for the first-rate performances of Konzerthausorchester Berlin, one of the country’s most popular symphony orchestras. In front of the building stands the Schiller Monument, notable for its four female figures on the fountain canopy representing Lyric Poetry , Drama Histor Beethoven, Michelangelo, and others, and Philosophy . If visiting in winter, be sure to time your visit to coincide with the Gendarmenmarkt’s popular Christmas Market.
Another well known square in Berlin, Alexanderplatz was the very center of East Berlin life and is now home to the World Time Clock, a popular meeting place.
With the proclamation of the German Empire in the Hall of Mirrors at Versailles in 1871, Berlin acquired the role as capital of the Empire and found itself in need of a larger, more prestigious building to serve as home to its government. The foundation stone for the new Reichstag, a huge and elegantly proportioned Neo-Renaissance palace, was laid by the Emperor himself in 1884, and completed ten years later. After its destruction by fire in 1933, much of the former structure was rebuilt in 1970, but with the decision to return the seat of government to Berlin from Bonn after reunification, the Reichstag underwent a complete renovation in the late 1990s. A highlight of this magnificent reconstruction is the replacement dome, the Kuppel, made of glass and offering superb views of the surrounding city, especially at night from the Rooftop Restaurant.
Zoologischer Garten Berlin is the oldest such establishment in Germany and remains one of Berlin’s most popular attractions, welcoming more than three million guests each year. Established in 1844 and completely rebuilt after WWII, this very modern zoo and its aquarium does an excellent job of displaying the animals in its care in their natural environment, and has earned a reputation for its many successful breeding programs. With more than 15,000 animals representing some 1,600 species, including pandas and apes in large open-air enclosures, as well as predator and nocturnal animal houses and Europe’s biggest aviary, expect to spend the best part of a day here. Be sure to also visit Aquarium Berlin, one of the zoo’s main attractions. Built in 1913, it remains one of the largest such facilities in Germany with more than 9,000 creatures housed in its 250 tanks, including reef and tiger sharks, jellyfish, tropical fish, reptiles, and insects. Another zoo of interest is Tierpark Berlin, home to some 7,250 animals from 840 different species.
Literally translated as the “Animal Garden,” Berlin’s Grosser Tiergarten has long been an important part of the city. Originally an Electoral hunting reserve in which deer, wild pigs, and other game were kept, it was transformed into a park in 1700, designed originally in French style, and later converted into an English-style landscaped park. Attractively laid out with an abundance of trees and shrubs and expanses of grass and flower borders, the Tiergarten covers some 520 acres and is a favorite spot for relaxation, walking, and boating. The park also contains numerous important statues and monuments, including the Statue of Queen Luise erected in 1880, depicting her in a long dress with a relief recalling her care of wounded soldiers during the War of 1806, and a Monument to Frederick Wilhelm III unveiled in 1849 with reliefs reflecting the King’s peace-loving disposition. The most important of the Tiergarten’s monuments, however, is the massive Victory Column, a superb 70-meter-tall structure built on a roundabout and crowned by an eight-meter-high gold statue of Victoria (dubbed Golden Lizzy by locals). Completed in 1873, it’s well worth climbing the 285 steps to the top of this magnificent monument for the views over the Tiergarten.
This is our list with top 7 places to visit in the big city and wonderful city of the Berlin,Germany.