Best Things to Do In Berlin, Germany
By Travel Noire
The capital of the biggest economy in the EU and the fourth largest economy in the world, of course, won’t fail to offer you what to do. Founded in 1237 AD and still maintaining as one of the most progressive cities in the world, Berlin offers both historical heritage and modern thrill.
Berlin straddles the banks of River Spree and has a temperate climate. It sits on important historical trade routes and has served as the capital of the Margraviate of Brandenburg, the Kingdom of Prussia, German Empire, Weimar Republic, the Third Reich, East German and now Germany.
Here are a few things you shouldn’t fail to do while Berlin so that you’ll never be bored on your next visit.
Visit the Sony Center
The Sony Center is located near the Potsdamer Platz. It has outstanding architecture and is of unique design. It was designed by Helmut Jann and was opened in the year 2000. The place was initially part of the no man’s land during the Berlin wall era and remained largely unreconstructed after World War II. Today the Sony Center has restaurants, Hotels, Cinema halls, a Legoland discovery center, a Sony Store and many other amazing things. It is located on a Railway station hence access is very convenient.
Tour the Numerous Berlin Monuments
A city that was found in 1237 AD and still stands as one of the most influential cities in the world definitely has numerous monuments within it. Berlin is both a modern and Historical City, never pass an opportunity to visit the monuments in Berlin. Among the monuments you can visit in Berlin are:-
- Brandenburg Gate – this is the face of Germany. It was built by King Frederick William II of Prussia in the 18th Century. It is in the Mitte district in Western Berlin.
- Reichstag – this is a historical edifice in Berlin build in 1894 to house the Imperial Diet (Parliament) of the German Empire. The top has a glass dome that gives a beautiful 360 degrees view of the city.
- Berliner Dom (Berlin Cathedral) – this replica of the St. Peters’ Basilica in the Vatican city is a symbol of Protestantism in Germany. It is located on the Museum Island in the Mitte District of Berlin.
- The Holocaust Memorial – Nobody wants to be reminded of the holocaust yet nobody would want to leave Berlin without witnessing one of the world’s most barbaric historical occurrences. The Holocaust Memorial consists of slabs arranged in a grid pattern in a sloping field located in the former location of the Berlin Wall.
Visit the Parks
Berlin has a good number of Parks that are well designed and constructed to the respected German standards. Here are some well known Parks you should pay a visit while in Berlin:
- Volkspark am Friedrichshain
- Mauerpark (go on Sunday for the flea market and infamous karaoke)
- Monbijou Park (it is right along the Spree, so it’s a perfect spot to just sit with friends with a beer)
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