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Best Things To Do in Berlin

Berlin's history of battling ideologies makes for some of the most fascinating sightseeing in Europe. Explore the remnants of the Berlin Wall, the glorious dome atop the Reichstag (Parliament Building) or the peaceful greenery in Tiergarten. You can also take a walking or bicycle tour and marvel at the vast historical, architectural and natural sights. If you tend to enjoy what UNESCO names world heritage sites, don't miss Museum Island.

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#1
Museumsinsel (Museum Island)
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Overall Rating: Rating: 5.0

Why go: Museumsinsel (or Museum Island) is the name given to a clump of five museums clustered on a tiny island in ... read more»

#2
Viktoriapark Free attraction
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Overall Rating: Rating: 4.5

Why go: Burrowed in the hipster neighborhood of Kreuzberg, Viktoriapark is a popular hangout for local Berliners especially in warm weather. Yahoo ... read more»

#3
Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe Free attraction
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Overall Rating: Rating: 4.5

Why go: The Denkmal für die ermordeten Juden Europas, the Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, or more simply, Berlin's ... read more»

#4
Tiergarten Free attraction
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Overall Rating: Rating: 4.5

Why go: The expansive (at 630 acres) Tiergarten sprawls from central Berlin westward and attracts all those looking for respite from the ... read more»

#5
Brandenburg Gate (Brandenburger Tor) Free attraction
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Overall Rating: Rating: 4.5

Why go: Designed off the Acropolis' entrance in Athens, the Brandenburger Tor (Brandenburg Gate) is one of the most-photographed sites in Berlin ... read more»

#6
Potsdamer Platz Free attraction
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Overall Rating: Rating: 4.5

Why go: Pre-World War II, Potsdamer Platz was Berlin's main plaza and a bustling one at that -- but the ensuing wars ... read more»

#7
Parliament Building (Reichstag) Free attraction
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Overall Rating: Rating: 4.5

Why go: A symbol of Germany's past, present and future, the Reichstag or Parliament Building is a mesh of different architecture ... read more»

#8
Pergamonmuseum
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Overall Rating: Rating: 4.0

Why go: The Pergamonmuseum, located on (Museum Island) on the River Spree, is one of travelers' most loved museums. Filled with ... read more»

#9
East Side Gallery Free attraction
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Overall Rating: Rating: 4.0

Why go: The East Side Gallery refers to the longest intact section of the Berlin Wall, located off the Warschauer Strasse S-bahn ... read more»

#10
Topography of Terror Free attraction
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Overall Rating: Rating: 4.0

Why go: The Topography of Terror (Topographie des Terrors) museum rests on the site of the Gestapo and SS Police's former ... read more»

#11
TV Tower (Fernsehturm)
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Overall Rating: Rating: 3.5

Why go: For the ever-popular panorama of the city, the Fernsehturm (TV Tower) is a great place to go. And as the ... read more»

#12
Berlin Zoo (Zoologischer Garten)
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Overall Rating: Rating: 3.5

Why go: Zoos are frequently top attractions for families, and the Zoologischer Garten Berlin is no different. More than 14,000 animals ... read more»

#13
Checkpoint Charlie Museum (Haus am Checkpoint Charlie)
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Overall Rating: Rating: 3.5

Why go: Many say a visit to the Checkpoint Charlie border crossing should not come without a visit to the Haus am ... read more»

#14
Charlottenburg Palace (Schloss Charlottenburg)
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Overall Rating: Rating: 3.5

Why go: Beginning its life as a summer home for the royal family in the late 17th century, Schloss Charlottenburg became a ... read more»

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