travelgrove Travel Guides

Berlin Sights and Landmarks Guide, Germany

With its amazing cityscape, that is a perfect blend of the contemporary and the historical, Berlin is well known as one of the most developed cities in Europe. This is perhaps partly because of the fact that the city had to go extensive reconstruction after the widespread damage caused to it during the Second World War. 

Each borough or district in Berlin has a pretty distinct character and ambience, and one can easily spend weeks exploring this fabulous city and everything that it has to offer. Many of the popular museums and art galleries are in the Mitte area, which also features several interesting bars and restaurants. Schöneberg is an old world hippie district which is also the center of the gay community in Berlin. It features a popular flea market on Saturdays, and also has many lovely street cafes where you can sit at your leisure and watch the city in all its colorful variety.

Zehlendorf is another fine district which is often overlooked by tourists since it’s known primarily for the university, but it also has many fine museums as well as buildings of historical interest. The main street for shopping and dining is Kurfürstendamm, where many unexpected small delights can be found in the by lanes and smaller alleys, so don’t forget to check those out. 

Easily the most visited landmark is the site of the infamous Berlin Wall. There are actually two primary sites where a stretch of the Wall has been preserved as a gallery, as well as a couple of smaller sites. One of the best is the East Side Gallery near the River Spree, since it has several interesting murals on it. Another memorial spot where a section of the Wall has been preserved is near the Martin-Gropius-Bau museum. The Berlin Wall Memorial at the S-Bahn Nordbahnhof is not as frequented by tourists as the others, but it is one of the most realistic as well as controversial remnants of the Cold War area, being a memorial to those who died trying to cross over from one side to the other. Unlike the other memorials, it has no murals and is stark, with a viewing platform that allows one to imagine the scope of what the city must have been like during the Cold War days. The recently inaugurated Holocaust memorial is a somber and rather overwhelming structure, with its huge abstract mural and underground museum, which are dedicated to the Jews murdered all over Europe during the Second World War.

Ask our travel experts a question about Berlin

Things about Berlin you may be interested in


Read our members' reviews about Berlin

  • eratoUseful info about Berlin
    review by erato posted more then 30 days ago
    One fact about Berlin, Germany: the 70% of the city stands of forest. So Berlin is one of the cleanest and most beautiful cities of the world, with a lot of parks and threes even in the center, what gives an unbeatable, calm and comfortable feeling to the city. I spent there a week but I...
  • eratoPlaces to visit free in Berlin
    review by erato posted more then 30 days ago
    Berlin Sightseeing Berlin is one of the busiest capitals in Europe and still we, visitors must admit that it’s one of the most beautiful ones as well. city on its own is amazing, full of parks; Unequally among the European capitals the 70% of Berlin consists of forest, it's the most...
  • cipristbWhat you have to know about Berlin
    review by cipristb posted more then 30 days ago
    Berlin City is the largest city of Germany with 3.4 million inhabitants and an area of 892 square km so the city became the capital of the country. Berlin had the first time the status of the capital in 1871 and this status was maintained until 1945. With the passing of the years when Germany was...
view all

Read our members' travel tips about Berlin

No travel tips have been added yet for this category. Be the first to add a new one.


Members Who Have Been to Berlin

Community Galleries About Berlin

Browse our members' Berlin galleries to get a better impression of the place
show alladd gallery
the best travel deals provided by TravelZoo...
  •$508Multiple Airlines flightMultiple Airlines
    Oakland, CA (OAK)  Berlin, DE (SXF)
    03/01/2017 05:20 pm
    Berlin, DE (SXF)  Oakland, CA (OAK)
    03/14/2017 10:35 am
  •$676Thy Turkish Airlines flightThy Turkish Airlines
    Boston, MA (BOS)  Berlin, DE (TXL)
    10/31/2016 11:50 pm
    Berlin, DE (TXL)  Boston, MA (BOS)
    11/07/2016 07:00 am
  •$783British Midland flightBritish Midland
    Baltimore, MD (BWI)  Berlin, DE (SXF)
    11/17/2016 06:00 pm
    Berlin, DE (SXF)  Baltimore, MD (BWI)
    11/26/2016 11:35 am

Berlin City Ratings

  • Rating93%
    City Rank58
  • History & Culture: rated for 100%
  • Night Life & Entertainment: rated for 97%
  • Family & Fun: rated for 83%
  • Outdoors Activities: rated for 90%
  • Food: rated for 90%
  • Sightseeing: rated for 97%
  • Shopping: rated for 93%
  • Public Transportation: rated for 100%
  • Must visit this place: rated for 95%
Berlin is one of the "must visit" tourist destinations in the world. This rank is based on what other travelers shared about their experiences in Berlin
   Welcome to Travelgrove  register tell a friend bookmark it