All Sights on our Best of Berlin Tour

The Deutschlandmuseum in Berlin is a unique museum that conveys the multifaceted history of Germany in an impressive way. With its modern, interactive and audiovisual exhibition, visitors of all ages can experience around 2000 years of German history up close. From ancient artifacts to modern exhibits, the Deutschlandmuseum, which has received the THEA Award for Outstanding Achievement, reflects the diversity and development of German society.

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Bikini House Berlin was designed and built in the 1950s as an industrial building. Later it was also used as a commercial and office building. The entire building ensemble was realized with funding from the Marshall Plan. Today, the complex is a listed building and home to a variety of original and international stores, boutiques, flagship stores and restaurants.

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Covering an area of 33 hectares, the Berlin Zoological Garden is located in the Tiergarten district of Berlin. It is the oldest zoo in Germany and is home to over 20,000 animals and well over 1,000 species, including some endangered species. In the immediate vicinity is also the Aquarium Berlin, which offer an equally unique insight into the animal world. The Zoological Garden can be reached via the station of the same name "Zoologischer Garten".

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Anyone visiting Berlin should plan a visit to the Department Store of the West (KaDeWe for short). The department store founded by Adolf Jandorf on March 27, 1907 is the best-known department store in Germany. With over 60,000 square meters of retail space, it is also one of the largest shopping centers in Europe.

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A visit to the Berlin Philharmonic Hall is worth a trip in any case. After the old building was destroyed in World War II, the new Philharmonie was built in 1963 according to the plans of Hans Scharoun. Famous conductors such as Herbert von Karajan, Claudio Abbado and Sir Simon Rattle have helped the Berlin Philharmonie achieve worldwide fame in recent decades. The outstanding acoustics were calculated in detail at the planning stage and are still the standard by which other philharmonic halls are measured today. A component of the Berlin Philharmonic Hall is also a built-in organ, which comprises 91 stops. Due to the so-called "Weinberg architecture", one has a very good view of the stage almost everywhere.

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Unter den Linden was initially only a bridle path until Frederick the Great saw to its expansion into a large promenade. His equestrian statue still adorns the eastern end of the street. Today, the historic street is part of the city's lifestyle with numerous magnificent buildings that were rebuilt after World War II. These include the Princess Palace, the Armory, the Crown Prince Palace and the Opera House. We will introduce you to the history of the street Unter den Linden and its buildings on our city tour.

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The City Palace in Berlin was used as the residence of many electors, kings and emperors from 1443 onwards. The castle was built in the Baroque style and also has Classical influences. Since the beginning of the 20th century it has also been used by various authorities and for scientific institutions. The 70 meter high dome is a landmark of the city and serves as a popular photo motif.

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The futuristic Sony Center at Potsdamer Platz is a place that harmoniously unites diverse cultures and influences. It reflects current innovations and offers an exciting look into the future. Cultural diversity plays just as much a role as urban developments in the world's most important metropolises. This is where the future is written.

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The Ku'damm shopping mile is the perfect place for anyone looking for the latest fashion trends, exquisite designer stores or bargains. However, Ku'damm has much more to offer. Large department stores, such as the Europa Center, alternate here with small boutiques and leave almost nothing to be desired.

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The Red City Hall is one of the city's landmarks due to its striking architecture. It is the official seat of the city government and has 247 rooms where the future of the capital is shaped. The City Hall also houses a Coat of Arms Hall and a large banquet hall that can be used for receptions.

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The Museum Island is a unique ensemble of buildings located in the historic center of Berlin. The island combines the exhibitions of the Old Museum, the New Museum, the Old National Gallery, the Bode Museum and the Pergamon Museum. Through numerous cultural and artistic exhibitions, the island attracts countless visitors every year and is an absolute must on a city tour.

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Das Mauermuseum – Museum Haus am Checkpoint Charlie wurde kurz nach dem Bau der Berliner Mauer im August 1961 gegründet und im Oktober 1962 eröffnet. Sein Gründer, Dr. Rainer Hildebrandt, setzte sich am Checkpoint Charlie für die Opfer der Mauer ein und half denen, die nach Freiheit suchten. Das Museum beherbergt Zeugnisse erfolgreicher Fluchten und ist ein Museum des internationalen gewaltfreien Kampfes.

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The Humboldt Forum in the Berlin Palace is a center for knowledge and exchange in the fields of culture and science. In addition to the permanent exhibitions, there are also changing exhibitions of various collections. Just like Alexander von Humboldt, who gave the Forum its name, the Forum also deals with a wide range of research areas.

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The Holocaust Memorial is a central place in Berlin that commemorates the murder of the approximately six million Jews in Europe at the time of the Holocaust. The American architect Peter Eisenmann prevailed with his design in the artistic competition. The abstract wave-like form with over 2700 concrete steles is intended to stimulate reflection.

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Hackescher Markt is the creative core of the capital near Alexanderplatz and Friedrichstraße. The transformation of the market began directly after the fall of the Berlin Wall, when numerous creative artists and fashion designers shaped the place into a creative center of the city. The Hackesche Höfe were also extensively renovated after the fall of the Wall. To this day, they are home to numerous workshops in the fields of fashion, design, jewelry, art and culture. Numerous gastronomic establishments have also settled here.

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The Kaiser-Wilhelm Memorial Church on Berlin's Breitscheidplatz was inaugurated on September 1, 1895 and is certainly one of the most striking sights on a city tour of Berlin. The Protestant church, popularly called "hollow tooth", rings with 5 heavy bells over the Kurfürstendamm and with its neo-Romanesque architecture forms the focal point between Bikini Berlin, the Zoopalast and the Waldorf Astoria.

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If you want to go on an extensive shopping spree in Berlin, you can't miss the Europa Center. From multimedia to wellness, you can find everything your heart desires here. Over 70 stores as well as numerous restaurants and cafes form a focal point that has something to offer for every taste. The Europa Center focuses on the latest trends as well as on varied offers. With numerous events of all kinds, the center is also a focal point for the Berlin cabaret scene.

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The East Side Gallery is one of the most haunting sites in the capital, commemorating the Berlin Wall and its victims. Artists from all over the world have immortalized themselves on the East Side Gallery. In addition, "The Wall Museum" directly at the East Side Gallery offers the opportunity to experience history live. Take advantage of our stopover at the East Side Gallery and immerse yourself in the history of Berlin.

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The Reichstag building is one of the most prominent landmarks of the capital Berlin and an integral part of a city tour of Berlin. During the construction of the Berlin Reichstag, influences from the Renaissance, Baroque and Classicism were processed, so that a magnificent building was created. This had to be restored by the destruction in the First World War as well as the Second World War. Today, the Berlin Reichstag is the seat of the German Bundestag.

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The Brandenburg Gate is the most important landmark of the city and the symbolic place for the unity of Germany. Built in the years 1788 to 1791 according to the designs of Carl Gotthard Langhans, it is modeled on the Propylaea of the Acropolis. In 1793, the Brandenburg Gate was expanded with the addition of Johann Gottfried Shadow's Quadriga. While today the Brandenburg Gate is a symbol of unity, during the time of the GDR it was one of the symbols of German division.

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With its size of almost 368 meters, the Berlin TV Tower is the tallest building in the Federal Republic of Germany and the fourth tallest TV tower on the European continent. It was opened in the late 1960s and has been one of the city's landmarks ever since. In the TV tower there is a viewing platform and a panoramic restaurant. Today, the TV tower is a listed building.

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