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Sightseeing in Berlin

Plaza
“This charming and Bohemian time capsule of the neighborhood used to be a part of the historical village of Rixadorf. Walking through Richardplatz is bearing witness to the vestiges of antiquity. The oldest buildings in Neukölln are on or adjacent to Richardplatz. Many of the old village buildings like the church, the blacksmith, and the stein have been preserved and serve as an escape from the bustling cityscape. Richardplatz is a socially edifying focal point of Neukölln that acts as a talisman of history while also propelling itself into the future”
  • 41 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
Memorial Site
“This is an old GDR prison. The guides (especially if you speak German) are former inmates. So it is really personally and can be quiet shocking. You get to know a lot about Stasi (secret police of GDR) and about the communist regime.”
  • 25 locals recommend
Monument / Landmark
“This gate made history. Read up about it before you go, you will defenitely enjoy it even more. Amongst many others, Ronald Reagan once stood there and made his famous speech in which he said: "tear down this wall" in support to the people of West Berlin that were cut off from their families in East Berlin after the Berlin wall was built.”
  • 119 locals recommend
Historic Site
“Spreepark used to be the most prestigeous amusement park of the GDR. Now it is abandoned and there are guides showing you the left overs. Watch this documentary: Achterbahn”
  • 29 locals recommend
Performing Arts Venue
“The Haus der Kulturen der Welt (House of the Cultures of the World) is an arts venue, exhibition and cultural centre which has been operating since 1989. Situated in the Tiergarten area, between the park's green meadows and the banks of the Spree, its varied all-year-round programme includes exhibitions, talks, lectures and seminars, concerts and festivals. Its mission is to bring to Berliners an authentic, consistent fare of challenging, contemporary art and culture from around the world. ”
  • 20 locals recommend
Scenic Lookout
“Have you ever heard of "Langer Lulatsch"? That's how the inhabitants call the Funkturm. You can have lunch or a drink at the Funkturm restaurant in about 80 meters and enjoy the breathtaking view of Berlin.”
  • 18 locals recommend
Church
“The church and its congregation played a crucial role before and during the Wende (or peaceful revolution) in the former German Democratic Republic (East Germany) in the autumn of 1989.”
  • 19 locals recommend
Monument / Landmark
“One of Berlin's most famous sights, the Brandenburg Gate. Rising up from behind the Berlin Wall, it was a potent symbol of Berlin's division. ”
  • 10 locals recommend
City Hall
“The Red Town Hall (Rotes Rathaus), located in the Mitte district near Alexanderplatz, is one of Berlin's most famous landmarks. It is seat of the Governing Mayor and the Senate of Berlin. The Red Town Hall derives its name from the façade design which is made up of red bricks. Built between 1861 and 1869 according to plans by Hermann Waesemann, the first sitting of the magistrate in the new town hall was held as early as four years after the foundation stone was laid. The neo-renaissance building was designed as a multi-winged complex in round-arch style featuring three inner courtyards and a 74 meters high tower. Red Town Hall: Seat of the administration of reunified Berlin since 1991 Heavily damaged in World War II, the Red Town Hall was reconstructed in the postwar years. As a result of the division of Berlin the East Berlin magistrate held its sessions in the Red Town Hall and the West Berlin senate in Schöneberg town hall. In 1991 the Red Town Hall became again seat of government of the now reunified Berlin. The Red Town Hall consists of several significant rooms. The armorial hall used to be the meeting place of the city council assembly. The name of the hall derives from the windows which represent all the emblems of Berlin and the emblems of all the districts of the city. Today the armorial hall is used as a reception room for guests of state. Originally built as a room for festivities, the great ceremonial hall served as the assembly hall for the East Berlin city council assembly until 1990. It is the largest room in the town hall and is used today for events such as receptions and ceremonies. The column hall, nine meters high and considered the most beautiful hall of the building, used to accommodate the library. Today the column hall hosts exhibitions and events. ”
  • 12 locals recommend
Brewery
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“The industrial monument of the former Willner Brewery opened as an arts and cultural center and a beer garden. Nice place to enjoy beer and pizza away away from the more touristy places.”
  • 16 locals recommend
Historic Site
“The former checkpoint between East and West Berlin turned into museum. Small and informative. ”
  • 12 locals recommend
City Hall
“Am ersten Aprilwochenende findet der Berlin Halbmarathon statt. Einst war ich selber Teilnehmer. Jetzt bin ich Zuschauer”
  • 5 locals recommend
City Hall
“A historical place, where J.F.Kennedy was making his famous speech: " Ich bin ein Berliner!" to show american support with german people in Berlin after the wall was build.”
  • 9 locals recommend
Historic Site
“All in all a great museum, a must for any fan of cold war aviation but I suggest getting a cab from Spandau and bringing a packed lunch...”
  • 2 locals recommend
Plaza
“Richardplatz was the center of Rixdorf, a little valley founded in the year 1737. Like other valleys around it grew bigger and together they are Berlin. Thats the reason why Berlin has many centers :) .. here you can find still a "farm" with animals. If you are lucky you can hear still a rooster screaimng in the morning to wake you up. Sometimes there is a market there. You have a lot of bars, cafe´s and restaurants around.”
  • 3 locals recommend