Main Berlin attractions and monuments
Brandenburg Gate - one of Berlin's most famous monuments. This symbol of the city was built in the 18th century. This originally customs gate is now located in the center of the city. It was rebuilt in the current style by the Prussian King Frederick William II. at the end of the 18th century. From the gate, the goddess of victory, Victoria, riding on an antique two-wheeled chariot drawn by four horses, looks down on us. Napoleon Bonaparte took this quadriga to Paris.
Berlin Cathedral - the largest Protestant church in Germany. The cathedral is located in the center of the city and is famous for its beautiful organ, frescoes and mosaics. The building, which was rebuilt several times, was damaged by Allied bombing, and the main nave of the cathedral was reopened only in 1993.
Berlin Town Hall or Rotes Rathaus (Red Town Hall) - a historic building in the city center from the second half of the 19th century. The mayor of Berlin and the city council are based here. Various official and cultural events are also held here. The German Republic was proclaimed in this important cultural monument in 1918. The central clock tower measures 74 m.
East Side Gallery - the longest surviving section of the Berlin Wall. It measures about 1.3 km and you can find it on the banks of the Spree in Mühlenstrasse. This wall features various art installations and graffiti that reflect the history of Berlin and the changes that have taken place there. Already in 1990, more than 100 German and foreign artists painted the wall.
Berliner Fernsehturm (Observation Tower) – originally a television tower built in 1965-69. Today, you will find an observation deck and a revolving restaurant at a height of 207 meters. It rotates three times per hour. It is the tallest free-standing structure in the European Union. The tower measures 368 meters.
Museum Island - a museum complex located on an island in the Spree River. The entire island has been on the UNESCO World Heritage List since 1999. It includes the Museum of Ancient Art, the Museum of Byzantium and the Museum of Germany. These museums contain collections of works of art from around the world. The newest museum on the island is:
The Pergamon Museum - one of the largest and most important museums in Berlin. It contains collections of ancient artifacts, including the famous Altar of Pergamon, which originated in the Greek city of Pergamon. In addition to collections of classical ancient art, you will also find exhibits of ancient Near Eastern and Islamic art.
Jewish Memorial (Holocaust Memorial) - probably the newest monument in Berlin, completed in 2005. The memorial, made of concrete blocks, can be found in the center of Berlin at Ebertstrasse. It is not bounded and can be accessed without restrictions. It is complemented by an underground museum.
Hackesche Höfe – courtyard complex consisting of eight interconnected courtyards from the beginning of the 20th century. They built this complex in the Art Nouveau style. Events such as literary evenings or Neopathic cabarets were held here.
These cultural monuments are just a few examples of what Berlin has to offer. The city is full of historical and cultural monuments, museums and galleries that attract millions of tourists every year.