Berlin intro and sightseeing

Being the largest city of Germany and being crowned as capital, Berlin offers overwhelming amounts of sightseeing and monuments easily appreciated by any visitor. In fact it may be tough for one to decide which of all of the different places to visit, as each monument or sightseeing has a special appearance in its own right, and devise its own beauty with a very magnificent style. As such, most of the historical monuments were destroyed during the second World War (WWII), nevertheless, Berlin offers it’s visitors a huge amount of rebuilt and restored pieces. Moreover, the architecture of Berlin and it’s many sky scrapers are extremely impressive, and at least seeing them in person is something that is highly recommended for all visitors of Berlin.

Fascinating destinations in Berlin

  • Alexanderplatz is one of the the busiest and most favourite spot for tourists visiting Berlin. Previously, further back in time, it was one of the most traffic-plagued public areas, and because of this it earned lot of ‘tragic’ fame. The gigantic 220 meter tall building on the east side of Alexanderplatz is considered the cream of the crop and really puts the spot over the i when it comes to the beauty of this place.
  • Berlin Hauptbahnhof is much like in the past, today something that puts visitors in awe of it’s glory, it is still today considered to be one of the best sightseeing spots of Berlin. Previously, at the time when Berlin was split into East and West Berlin, it served as West Berlin Central Station.
  • Checkpoint Charlie is truly a place that deserves a visit when staying in Berlin, even if you are only there for a day or two. It offers an interesting peek into the workings of Berlin during the Cold War and how Russia and the USA was involved.
  • Bebelplatz is Berlin’s largest and most important church, which rests under the huge green tomb. It was originally planned as the ‘Forum Fridericianum’, however it was not possible to be constructed completely due to the conflicts and wars that effected it, and now resumes one of the few most important monuments of Berlin.
  • The Reichstag in Berlin is considered to be one of the most important stoppages while going through the tour of the Reichstag in Berlin. It constitutes of a sample of great and impressive architectural buildings serving the government, it definitely deserves a glance.
  • The Jewish Museum in Berlin leaves a deep mark onto it’s visitors’ minds. It is a fascinating building that will take hold of it’s visitors, as it features a lot of details of the Jewish culture in Germany both then and now.
  • Potsdamer Platz is miraculously turned into one of the biggest buildings in Europe from the deserted wasteland, after the reunion of Berlin. It is a thorough combination of offices and entertainment complexes providing both fun and buzz as regards to shopping.
  • Hamburgerbahnof is a name that may get ‘rats’ crawling in your stomach, but it is actually the last remaining trainstation of Berlin of it’s first generation of stations. This oldie but goldie station was built in the 18th century and no longer serves as a train station, rather it is  a tourist attraction serving as a museum directed towards traffic and construction.
  • ICC is a 320 meter tall, monumental building that is the perfect place for any kind of event in need to be organized. This International Congress Centrum has been controversial, but gradually started to occupy the city’s economic life in the form of large trade fairs and other business meetings.
  • Unter den Linden is the place to be if you are interested in photography, this street will definitely occupy your treasured photo collection. This 1.5 km long street incorporates countless number of monuments at it’s sides. While pondering and wandering along Unter den Linden you will experience a lot of wonderful monuments while the street finally takes you to the Brandenburg gate.