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Top 10 sights in Berlin

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Due to the current coronavirus pandemic, all Berlin museums and cultural institutions have been closed since April 24, 2021 until further notice.

Little time for a Berlin city trip or looking for the Top 10 sights in Berlin? We have selected the ten highlights among the Berlin sights. Not an easy choice - the city offers so many exciting places. You can see all of these places on a Berlin city tour.

Top 1: Reichstag

Here you can step on the heads of the politicians: Visitors can take a look at the hustle and bustle in the city from the roof terrace and the imposing glass dome on the Reichstag. Around the Parliament there are also many government buildings like that Federal Chancellery, and the Brandenburg Gate, our top 2.

Experience the government district and many other highlights from the water with a boat tour:

Tickets for boat tours

Top 2: Brandenburg Gate

Without a doubt, it is the symbol of the city and symbol of reunification: that Brandenburg Gate. Completed in 1791, it was just one of many old city gates around Berlin, which was still manageable at the time. In front of the gate, a decorative square was created - Pariser Platz - where many of the city's important buildings such as the historic Hotel Adlon or the Academy of Arts are still to this day.

Our tip: The Berlin Welcome Card gives you free travel through the city.

Berlin Welcome Card

Top 3: TV tower

Already visible from afar and at 368 meters the tallest building in Berlin: the Television tower. Built in the 1960s, it offers visitors a unique 360 ​​° panorama over the city. The television tower is right on Alexanderplatz, the center of old East Berlin.

Enjoy the breathtaking view from the television tower without queuing:

Tickets for the television tower

Tip: Visit the Berlin TV tower and save with Berlin Welcome Card 25 percent entry! The Berlin WelcomeCard allows free travel on public transport - and favorable conditions with over 200 partners who grant discounts of up to 50%.

Berlin Welcome Card

Top 4: Humboldt Forum

Right across from the Berliner Museum Island has opened a new, cosmopolitan forum for culture, art and science in the heart of the capital: the Humboldt Forum. It extends - visible from afar - over an area of ​​around 30,000 square meters. The reconstructed baroque palace facades glow in light quince yellow. State-of-the-art interactive exhibitions await you under one roof and spread over five floors. At the end of 2021, the world-famous collections of the Ethnological Museum and the Museum of Asian Art will also be on view here.

Take a look around the corner from the Humboldt Forum: Die Friedrichswerder Church, Built by Schinkel, it is now a very special museum that shows classicist sculptures in the high, neo-Gothic church interior.

Top 5: Gendarmenmarkt

In close proximity to the Friedrichstrasse, the exclusive shopping street in Berlin-Mitte, is one of the most beautiful squares in Berlin: the Gendarmenmarkt. With the concert hall designed by Schinkel and the German Cathedral and French cathedral here are three architectural highlights of the capital.

Combine your visit to the Gendarmenmarkt with a city tour and discover other top sights:

Tickets for hop-on hop-off bus tours

Top 6: Kurfürstendamm

Of the Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church from Breitscheidtplatz to Berlin's classy residential area on Halensee Kurfürstendamm: Berlin's most popular shopping mile, where the noblest brands and the big fashion chains have settled. That too KaDeWe, the largest department store on the European mainland, is located on the extension of Kurfürstendamm, the "Tauentzienstrasse". And for little Berlin guests this is Berlin Zoo exciting, Germany's oldest zoo.

Tickets for the Berlin Zoo

Top 7: Charlottenburg Palace

Somewhat outside of the center is the splendid one Charlottenbur PalaceG. The Prussian head of state Friedrich III. Erected around 1700 for his beloved and popular wife, Sophie-Charlotte, it is located in the middle of a picturesque palace park directly on the Spree. If you don't want to take a walk in the park, you can also take part in the Charlottenburg museums directly across the street on Schloßstraße.

Top 8: Museum Island