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Sightseeing and landmarks in Berlin

Art museums

Art Museum
“Art museum in a former railway station from the 19th century with works from 1960 to the present day.”
  • 156 locals recommend
Art Museum
“Really cool contemporary art museum, close to other famous sites like Checkpoint Charlie, Topography of Terror and some remnants of the Berlin wall”
  • 94 locals recommend
History Museum
“An archaeological museum with impressive treasures situated at the Museum Island close to Bode Museum”
  • 62 locals recommend
Art Museum
“Nice modern & contemporary art gallery from German artists. Mostly focused on Berlin. Def a must see if u are into that. ”
  • 68 locals recommend
Art Museum
“When they have an exhibition during your stay - go there. I somehow really like the space and the art they exhibit there ”
  • 75 locals recommend
Art Museum
“Enjoy a most admirable collection of 19th-century art. The exceptional harmony between the beautifully restored building and the collection allow for an immersive aesthetic experience. Open on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays between 10:00 and 18:00. On Thursdays it is open from 10:00 to 20:00.”
  • 17 locals recommend
Art Museum
“This beautiful museum houses a large collection of artifacts ranging from sculptures from different periods to Byzantine art. Their ars sacra collection has an impressive amount of medieval and gothic triptychs. Open on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays between 10:00 and 18:00. On Thursdays it is open from 10:00 to 20:00.”
  • 17 locals recommend
Art Museum
“Museum with art collections by Heinz Berggruen with works of classical modernism by Picasso, Cézanne & Klee.”
  • 26 locals recommend

History museums

Historic Site
“The Berlin Wall Memorial is the central memorial site of German division, located in the middle of the capital. Situated at the historic site on Bernauer Strasse, it extends along 1.4 kilometers of the former border strip. The memorial contains the last piece of Berlin Wall with the preserved grounds behind it and is thus able to convey an impression of how the border fortifications developed until the end of the 1980s. The events that took place here together with the preserved historical remnants and traces of border obstacles on display help to make the history of Germany's division comprehensible to visitors.”
  • 233 locals recommend
History Museum
“I don't know the curator, but he/she must be quite a person as there are really good art shows put on here. The building next door, the Liebeskind building, is a must-see. The architecture is quite breath-taking and can make you feel manic, and i guess that's pretty much the architect's point!”
  • 122 locals recommend
History Museum
“Subterranean museum exploring the city's underground history, with a focus on WWII bunkers.”
  • 113 locals recommend
History Museum
“An archaeological museum with impressive treasures situated at the Museum Island close to Bode Museum”
  • 62 locals recommend
History Museum
“Between 1933 and 1945, the central institutions of Nazi persecution and terror – the Secret State Police Office with its own “house prison,” the leadership of the SS and, during the Second World War, the Reich Security Main Office – were located on the present-day grounds of the “Topography of Terror”. This indoor/outdoor museum shows the history and impact of Nazi Germany.”
  • 54 locals recommend
History Museum
“Museum with interactive exhibits on everyday life in the GDR before German reunification.”
  • 46 locals recommend
History Museum
“Museum with Stasi espionage equipment & archives in the impressive former headquarters of the secret police.”
  • 50 locals recommend
History Museum
“A lot of what the world knows about Germany revolves around the II World War, but Germany and the germanic lands that it comprised during its many phases in History have a lot more to teach us. Visit the entrance hall, enjoy the stairs and discover surprising views. The modern extension of the museum is by IM Pei.”
  • 27 locals recommend

Scenic lookouts

Scenic Lookout
“There is hardly any corner in Berlin from which you cannot see the striking television tower on Alexanderplatz (some say the the DDR solider used the tower for watching its citizens). The tower ball of the tallest building in Germany offers a wide panoramic view.”
  • 220 locals recommend
Capitol Building
“The Reichstag building is associated with many important events in German history. Today the building is the seat of the Bundestag and invites visitors to visit the imposing glass dome.”
  • 109 locals recommend
Monument / Landmark
“67 meter high gilded pillar with viewing platform, which is reminiscent of the victory in the German-Danish War.”
  • 88 locals recommend
Mountain
“Rubble mountain in the west of Berlin with striking, decaying structures of a flight monitoring and listening station of the US armed forces.”
  • 102 locals recommend
Bridge
“Best bridge in Berlin. 2 sides to walk on depending on what you want to smell. Next door to East side Gallery so good for a combined visit. ”
  • 93 locals recommend
Capitol Building
“Neo-Renaissance style parliament building with a Norman Foster glass dome and panoramic city views.”
  • 44 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Solar is an easy walk from Potsdamer Platz. This is a bar where the bouncer's job is to make you feel welcome and safe. Since it's on the top floors of a large building, the views of Berlin are beautiful. Solar is two story, the first floor is a restaurant, the second a bar.”
  • 56 locals recommend
Capitol Building
“ If you are in Berlin, one of my highlights is the German Reichstag. The visit there can be combined with a breakfast or lunch in the Käfer restaurant. However, you have to book in advance. It is worth it!”
  • 19 locals recommend

Historic sites

Monument / Landmark
“rent a bike opposite and drive through the Tiergarten to the Brandenburg Gate”
  • 221 locals recommend
Historic Site
“The Berlin Wall Memorial is the central memorial site of German division, located in the middle of the capital. Situated at the historic site on Bernauer Strasse, it extends along 1.4 kilometers of the former border strip. The memorial contains the last piece of Berlin Wall with the preserved grounds behind it and is thus able to convey an impression of how the border fortifications developed until the end of the 1980s. The events that took place here together with the preserved historical remnants and traces of border obstacles on display help to make the history of Germany's division comprehensible to visitors.”
  • 233 locals recommend
Historic Site
“rebuilt after the original checkpoint in cold war, the former border crossing is an attraction for visitors. handsome soldiers in US and Sowiet uniforms are ready to take pictures with you (cost some money through T.T)”
  • 171 locals recommend
Monument / Landmark
“A Great walk and a must see for first time visitors. The longest remaining part of the Berlin Wall.”
  • 151 locals recommend
Church
“The tower ruins of the new-romanesque church destroyed during world war II, which today is a museum and memorial to peace.”
  • 88 locals recommend
History Museum
“Subterranean museum exploring the city's underground history, with a focus on WWII bunkers.”
  • 113 locals recommend
History Museum
“Museum with Stasi espionage equipment & archives in the impressive former headquarters of the secret police.”
  • 50 locals recommend
Historic Site
“A point of interest for anyone who wants to learn a little about Checkpoint Charlie. It is quite commercial but still a place to pass by when visiting Berlin for the first time, as not much from the wall of the checkpoint are left in the area. Further down you will see a checkpoint with some people dressed up as DDR and American soldiers, with whom you can take a picture for a fee. There is also a sign saying you are leaving/entering the Soviet/American sectors, which is always cute for those touristy photos everyone takes. Open every day from 9:00 to 22:00.”
  • 38 locals recommend

Libraries

Library
“For a selection of English books and media you can go a little further away, to Berlin's own American Memorial Library. You are free to enter and read a book without a library card - these are required only to rent the books. It is also a good spot to get some work done, as it is quiet. Open Mon - Sa, from 10:00 to 21:00.”
  • 7 locals recommend
Library
“A great library, it has huge windows and very different books. On a rainy and cold day, it's ideal to stay there on their comfy chairs and read a book.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Library
  • 4 locals recommend
Museum
“I love musical instruments. If you love them too, I would certainly recommend to come here.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Library
  • 1 local recommends
Library
  • 2 locals recommend
Library
  • 1 local recommends
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