Berlin Wall – Perhaps the most iconic sight in Berlin, the Berlin Wall is imbued with the city’s fascinating past and showcases some beautiful artworks from some of the world’s best-known creatives.
Brandenburg Gate – Featured on numerous postcards of the city, this impressive piece of architecture harks back to Berlin’s days as an 18th Century neoclassical city.
Reichstag Building – A must-see historical building that once housed the Imperial Diet. These days, visitors can admire the incredibly detailed architecture.
Museum Island – Art and culture vultures should take the time to hop across the Spree River to Museum Island where there are a number of classic museums and modern art galleries to explore.
Topography of Terror – Situated on the popular Niederkirchnerstrasse, the Topography of Terror is an outdoor museum showcasing the vast and eclectic history of Berlin.
Potsdamer Platz – Lying about 1km to the south of the Brandenburg Gate, this square is an important central point of the city.
Checkpoint Charlie – One of the most famous sites in Berlin, this seemingly small patch of road once marked the best crossing point between East and West Berlin.
Alexanderplatz – Another well-known square in the heart of the city, it acts as a central transport hub and is surrounded by interesting communist architecture.
Berlin Zoological Garden – Visitors who are seeking a more natural experience should head to Berlin Zoo where they can see all manner of exotic and familiar animals as well as wander through the colourful gardens.
Fernsehturm Berlin – This television tower juts out above the rooftops of Berlin close to Alexanderplatz, cutting a fine silhouette against the skyline.
Charlottenburg Palace – The largest palace in Berlin is a beautiful example of intricate, ornate architecture, and is the only remaining royal residence that harks back to the days of the Hohenzollern family.
Jewish Museum – A moving institution that is one of the largest Jewish museums in the whole of Europe. It highlights the history of Jews in the city, showcasing important narratives and intriguing artefacts.
Berlin Cathedral – Yet another fine example of neoclassical architecture in Berlin. The Cathedral takes pride of place on Museum Island and is worth a visit inside, too, to see the elaborate murals and breath-taking religious sentiments.
Hackesche Hofe – This interconnected system of courtyards and narrow alleyways is like the city’s Old Town, featuring numerous independent shops, cafes, and restaurants, as well as a large collection of street art.
Grunewald – Berlin isn’t just block-like architecture and urban living, it also boasts a huge forest to the west of the city. At around 3,000 hectares, it’s the most expansive park in Berlin.
Old National Gallery – This impressive piece of grand architecture houses work by some of the world’s most well-known artists, as well as a selection of local creatives.