The German capital Berlin is unique because of its history. The Wall physically dividing the city into two zones for about 28 years. The beautiful buildings from before the Second World War, combined with modern architecture is worth to visit. People who used to visit Berlin at the time of the Berlin Wall will no longer recognize large parts of the city. When you visit Berlin, there are two great ways to discover the sights. First of all, Berlin is a real cycling city where you can rent bicycles in many places.Keep reading below, to find out about our top 5 things to do in Berlin and enjoy your vacation!
The Berlin Wall is the symbol of the division of Germany during the Cold War. The 45.3-kilometer-long fence has separated the residents of West Berlin and East Berlin from each other for more than 28 years. The wall was mainly intended to prevent residents from the German Democratic Republic (East Germany) from fleeing to the west.
During the division of Berlin, there were a few passageways where you could travel between East and West Berlin. The third passage, Checkpoint Charlie (C is the third letter of
the alphabet), is a major landmark in Berlin. It’s a replica of the original guardhouse between the American and Russian zones.
The Berlin television tower (368 meters) has become an icon in the German capital. The great thing is that you can also visit the Fernsehturm. Take the elevator to a height of 203 meters. From there you have a breathtaking view of the city and the surrounding area. When the weather is clear, you can see up to 30 to 40 kilometers.
This busy square has always been an important transport hub in Berlin. During WWII II, Potsdamer Platz was almost completely destroyed. After the reunification, Potsdamer Platz was completely rebuilt into a modern design square. On Potsdamer Platz you will find a few segments of the Berlin Wall, one of the five remaining watchtowers and modern high-rises including the Sony Center.
Brandenburg Gate & Unter den Linden
At Pariser Platz is the poplar photographed gateway to Berlin, the Brandenburg Gate. The entrance gate is a second version, which was built in 1788. The gate is at the end of the Unter den Linden pageant. This avenue offers a wealth of beautiful buildings such as the Alte Library, the prestigious Adlon Hotel and the Berliner Staatsoper.
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