Best Tourist Places to Visit in Berlin, Germany, Europe

Best Tourist Places to Visit in Berlin, Germany, Europe

Berlin is the capital and largest city of Germany lying on the River Spree geographically at 52°31′ N 13°23′ E. It is European Union’s 7th most populous urban area with a population of 3.3 million people. Berlin is highly renowned for its high quality living and besides this, it is also famous for its grand festivals, nightlife and universities. The economy of Berlin is concentrated on the large scale manufacturing industries and the service sector.

Berlin is spread over an area of 891.85 square kilometers of which 30% covers gardens, rivers, lakes and forests. Berlin experiences a temperate oceanic climate with warm summers and cold winters and receives an annual precipitation of 570 millimeters.


History of Berlin:

Berlin has a strong historical background and served as the capital of many renowned kingdoms such as the Kingdom of Prussia, the German Empire, the Weimar Republic and the Third Reich. Following the World War II, Berlin was divided into two parts, East Berlin (part of the German Democratic Republic) and West Berlin (part of the Federal Republic of Germany). With the reunification of states in 1990, Berlin continued to serve as capital of the whole Germany.


How to reach Berlin?

Berlin is served by the Berlin Tegel Airport situated in the suburb Tegel, around 8 km away from the downtown Berlin.

Air Berlin is the major airline serving Berlin Tegel Airport with scheduled flights to many major Asian, European and American cities, including Antalyam, Abu Dhabi, New York, Moscow, Rome, and Vienna.

There are day and night trains available from Paris, Zurich, Vienna and Amsterdam to Berlin.

Metro trains, luxury buses, rental bikes and cars are some smart travel options to move within the Berlin city.


Culture, Food and Shopping in Berlin:

Berlin Film Festival is a highly recognized cultural event in Berlin and other events include Lange Nacht der Museen and Oberbaumbrücke Festival.

Some major shopping streets in Berlin are:

  • Wilmersdorfer Strasse
  • Schloss-strasse
  • Friedrichstraße

Here are the famous restaurants in Berlin:

  • Cafe Sarotti-Höfe
  • Oderberger Straße
  • Café im Literaturhaus


Things to do in Berlin:

  • Day tours
  • Festival celebrations
  • Shopping


Tourist Attractions in Berlin:

Berlin Wall:

Berlin Wall is the first preference of tourists visiting Berlin. It is towards the eastern part of the city along the River Spree and was constructed to separate the city of Berlin to divide Germany as East Germany and West Germany in the middle of the 20th century. It was partially demolished after the consolidation of Germany during the 1990s.


Berlin Cathedral:

The Berlin Cathedral is a historic icon of Berlin located on the Museum Island, was initially constructed in 1451and rebuilt several times with the different architectural styles. A highly impressive structure, must visit.


Berliner Fernsehturm:

With a height of 368 meters, Berliner Fernsehturm is the tallest structure in Germany, was inaugurated on October 3, 1969, located at Panoramastraße 1A in Berlin City. The entrance fee is € 12.50.  It is worth a visit.


Other places of interest in Berlin include:

  • Museumsinsel
  • Museen Charlottenburg
  • Kulturforum
  • Deutsches Historisches Museum
  • Hamburger Bahnhof Museum für Gegenwart
  • Museum für Naturkunde
  • Jüdisches Museum
  • Berlin Wall Memorial
  • Topography of Terror
  • Art Center Berlin Friedrichstraße
  • Art Center Berlin Friedrichstraße
  • Kaiser Wilhelm Gedächtniskirche
  • Hedwigs Kathedrale
  • New Synagogue


Ideal time to visit Berlin:

From May to September is the most ideal time to travel historical Berlin City.


Accommodation options in Berlin:

Berlin is a high-tech city packed with full of world class hotels ranging from 2-star hotels to 5-star hotels. One can find budget options in the outskirts of the city that can also be booked through online. List of the prominent hotels in Berlin include:

  • Casa Camper Berlin
  • The Mandala Hotel
  • Hotel Adlon Kempinski
  • Melia Berlin
  • H10 Berlin Ku’damm
  • Radisson Blu Hotel
  • Hotel OTTO
  • Waldorf Astoria Berlin
  • InterContinental Berlin
  • Sofitel Berlin Gendarmenmarkt
  • Hotel Pension Enzian
  • Pension Galerie
  • Stars Guesthouse Berlin
  • Hotel Pension Fischer
  • Hotel Pension Senta

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