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If you have extra time, Potsdamer Platz is worthwhile.

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#1 in Berlin

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Inspired by the Acropolis entrance in Athens, the Brandenburger Tor (Brandenburg Gate) is one of the most-photographed sites in Berlin. Located in Pariser Platz, one of the city's most famous squares, the Brandenburg Gate was built for King Frederick Wilhelm II in 1788. 
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Sightseeing Type
Less than 1 hour Time to Spend
Brandenburg Gate (Brandenburger Tor)
Inspired by the Acropolis entrance in Athens, the Brandenburger Tor (Brandenburg Gate) is one of the most-photographed sites in Berlin. Located in Pariser Platz, one of the city's most famous squares, the Brandenburg Gate was built for King Frederick Wilhelm II in 1788. 
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#3 in Berlin

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The Denkmal für die ermordeten Juden Europas, the Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, or more simply, Berlin's Holocaust Memorial, consists of a grid of 2,711 concrete blocks (some measure up to 6 feet tall) made to memorialize the 6 million Jewish victims of the Third Reich.
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Monuments and Memorials Type
1 to 2 hours Time to Spend
Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe
The Denkmal für die ermordeten Juden Europas, the Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, or more simply, Berlin's Holocaust Memorial, consists of a grid of 2,711 concrete blocks (some measure up to 6 feet tall) made to memorialize the 6 million Jewish victims of the Third Reich.
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#4 in Berlin

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Pre-World War II, Potsdamer Platz was Berlin's main plaza and a bustling one at that – but the ensuing wars left it ravaged. After the Berlin Wall fell and the Cold War ended, companies like Sony and Daimler moved in and built their headquarters on the square, thus revitalizing the area. 
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Neighborhood/Area Type
1 to 2 hours Time to Spend
Potsdamer Platz
Pre-World War II, Potsdamer Platz was Berlin's main plaza and a bustling one at that – but the ensuing wars left it ravaged. After the Berlin Wall fell and the Cold War ended, companies like Sony and Daimler moved in and built their headquarters on the square, thus revitalizing the area. 
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#5 in Berlin

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A symbol of Germany's past, present and future, the Reichstag or Parliament Building is a mesh of different architecture, ranging from the late 20th and late 21st centuries, and symbolizing the country's path from dark past to brighter future.
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Sightseeing Type
1 to 2 hours Time to Spend
Reichstag
A symbol of Germany's past, present and future, the Reichstag or Parliament Building is a mesh of different architecture, ranging from the late 20th and late 21st centuries, and symbolizing the country's path from dark past to brighter future.
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#6 in Berlin

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The expansive (at 630 acres) Tiergarten sprawls from central Berlin westward and attracts all those looking for respite from the city's clamor. The name of the park translates to "Animal Garden" because it served as a hunting ground for select Germans during the 17th century.
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Hiking Type
2 hours to Half Day Time to Spend
Tiergarten
The expansive (at 630 acres) Tiergarten sprawls from central Berlin westward and attracts all those looking for respite from the city's clamor. The name of the park translates to "Animal Garden" because it served as a hunting ground for select Germans during the 17th century.
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#7 in Berlin

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The Topography of Terror (Topographie des Terrors) museum sits on the site of the Gestapo and SS Police's former headquarters during World War II. By walking the grounds and touring the documentation center, travelers can learn about the atrocities committed by those German officers that once worked at this very site.
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Monuments and Memorials Type
1 to 2 hours Time to Spend
Topography of Terror
The Topography of Terror (Topographie des Terrors) museum sits on the site of the Gestapo and SS Police's former headquarters during World War II. By walking the grounds and touring the documentation center, travelers can learn about the atrocities committed by those German officers that once worked at this very site.
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#9 in Berlin

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The East Side Gallery refers to the longest intact section of the Berlin Wall, which stretches nearly a mile. If you want to experience the wall for the first time, this is the place to do it. After the Berlin Wall's fall (say that 10 times fast) in 1989, dozens of international artists congregated here and created paintings depicting the world's joyous and optimistic reactions to the end of the Cold War era. 
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Sightseeing Type
Less than 1 hour Time to Spend
East Side Gallery
The East Side Gallery refers to the longest intact section of the Berlin Wall, which stretches nearly a mile. If you want to experience the wall for the first time, this is the place to do it. After the Berlin Wall's fall (say that 10 times fast) in 1989, dozens of international artists congregated here and created paintings depicting the world's joyous and optimistic reactions to the end of the Cold War era. 
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