Top 3 places to see and top 3 things to do in Berlin (Germany)

  • By Mike N
  • Cities
  • 01.05.2016

Germany is a beautiful country with lots to see and do, including:
Brandenburger Tor (Brandenburg Gate)
The Brandenburger Tor is one of the most visited landmarks in Berlin. It is a symbol of the reunification of the country, as well as standing for both peace and war. It’s less crowded at night and you can take a photo next to it when it is lighted up, which looks awesome.

Fernsehturm (TV Tower)
The Fernsehturm TV tower was built in 1960s in the old city of East Berlin and it is 368 meters high, making it the tallest German structure. You can get a great view of the city on its observation deck and they say you can see for up to 42 kilometers on a clear day.  

Museum Island
If you love going to museums, don’t miss Museum Island where many of the city’s 200 museums are located all in one area. It’s a UNESCO World Heritage Site as well. Some of these museums include Berlin’s Museum of Natural History, and the Jewish Museum.

Checkpoint Charlie
This is the famous border crossing between East and West Berlin when they were separated during the Cold War. It’s also the site of a famous standoff between the US and some Soviet tanks.

Zoologischer Garten (Zoological Garden)
This is the country’s oldest zoo and it houses more than 1,500 species of 16,000 different animals. It is where the famous polar bear Knut lived before his death in 201. In spring you can see all the newborn baby animals, so it’s the best time to visit.

Reichstag building (Parliament)
Built in the 19th century, the Reichstag housed the German parliament. It features a large glass dome where visitors can see the German politicians working, and you can get a great view of the city.