What to see in Berlin?
Berlin is considered one of the most popular tourist sites in central Europe. The capital of Germany, the cultural and economic center of the EU, a city with a long history and rich cultural heritage. We will tell you what to see in Berlin when you decide to go to this wonderful German city on the banks of the river Spree.
Sights of Berlin
Undoubtedly, the symbol of Berlin is the Brandenburg Gate - an architectural monument in the heart of the capital. It was created at the end of the XVIII century and to this day is one of the epicenters of the attention of tourists. After 1989, when the Berlin Wall fell, the gate was considered to be a symbol of the reunification and unification of Germany, as they had previously separated Berlin from the rest of the country. Symbolic in this story is the original name of the gate - the Gate of the World.
Everyone is obliged to visit the former Reichstag building as a sign of respect to the soldiers who fell during the Great Patriotic War. Nowadays, meetings of the parliament are held in the Reichstag building.
The German parliament is open to tourists, but first, everyone should register - and notify the host about their visit. Fill out a form with your personal data and wait for an invitation, with which you can then safely go on a trip to the Reichstag building. Also, invitations can be received at the entrance to the building in the order of a live queue, but this can take you a lot of time, because there are always a lot of people willing.
For a large number of tourists, Berlin is associated with the Berlin Wall. It was erected in 1961 and fell in 1989. During the period of its existence, the walls were detained and convicted about 70 thousand people who tried to illegally cross the border of the Federal Republic of Germany and the GDR. Within days after the fall, the wall was literally dismantled over the stone. The ruins that have survived to our day adorn all kinds of graffiti that attract tourists' photo lenses. On one of the slabs of the wall a famous painting by artist Dmitry Vrubel is painted - a kiss of Leonid Brezhnev and Eric Honecker.
Be sure to visit Potsdamer Platz - one of the largest squares in the German capital, which has gathered around itself the buildings of modern architecture - powerful glass high-rises from concrete.
Berlin TV Tower
Do not overlook the Berlin TV Tower, which is located in the center of the capital on Alexanderplatz. The building of the tower is considered the highest building in Germany, and on top there is a revolving restaurant where you can enjoy the panorama of the city at lunch.
Red Town Hall
Just a few steps from the TV tower is the building of the Red Town Hall - the historical monument of the city. The town hall received its name because of the facade, made of red brick. Since 1991, the residence of the Senate of Berlin has been located here, and during the working day the building is open to tourists.
The Museum Island is the territory of the Spreeinsel Island in the historical center of Berlin. There are a number of famous Berlin museums. Since 1991, the museum ensemble is included in the UNESCO list. Pergamon Museum is considered one of the largest on the island. Here, tourists are presented with the expositions of three collections of the museum: the Antique, the Museum of Islamic Art and the Persian.