Berlin Attractions & Things to Do in Berlin

Berlin is a popular tourist destination and offers many sights and attractions to explore. We have compiled a short list of things to do and attractions in Berlin to visit:

Fernsehturm (Television Tower)

The Berlin Fernsehturm is 368 meters high and the tallest building in Germany. It was built from 1965 to 1969 and is located in the city centre of Berlin, in the district Mitte. The tower is one Germany’s favourite tourist attractions. It has about a million visitors each year.
The observation deck and the tower restaurant are accessible to visitors. Two elevators go up to the ball of the tower and end at observation deck. Above the observation deck is the tower’s restaurant called Telecafé. This restaurant is 207.5 meters above the ground and indeed a sight to see!

AquaDom & SEA LIFE Berlin

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The SEA LIFE Berlin is located between the Fernsehturm and the museum island (an area of Berlin with many museums to visit) and particularly an attraction for families with children. It was built in 2003 while the whole building complex was constructed.
At the same time the world’s only free-standing cylindrical aquarium was created. It is named AquaDom. The glass building is 25 meters high and contains a volume of 1 million litres of salt water.

Take fascinating journey from the River Spree to the ocean depths at SEA LIFE Berlin. Explore 17 themed zones and soak up the view in our ocean tunnel. On your tour you can discover all kinds of underwater creatures. Each year a new special exhibition is also housed in the aquarium. Ticket Prices >

Another attraction to visit with kids is the LEGOLAND® Discovery Centre Berlin in the Sony Centre at Potsdamer Platz.

Brandenburger Tor (Brandenburg Gate)

The Brandenburger Tor is located at the Pariser Platz in the district Mitte. Together with the Pariser Platz the Gate is the end of the famous street “Unter den Linden”. It was built under the direction of Friedrich Wilhelm II during 1788 and 1791. The architecture is considered to be of early classicism. The Brandenburger Tor is one of the best known landmarks of Berlin and is a very popular attraction among tourists who flock to it on almost every day of the week.
In the past, the Brandenburger Tor marked the divide between East and West Berlin. Until the reunification of Germany it was considered a symbol of the cold war. Later it became the symbol of the reunification of Germany.

Near the Brandenburger Tor there is another well-visited attraction, the Madame Tussauds Berlin. Things to do here: admire the Hollywood celebrities, sport heroes, and stars of the past & present as life-like wax figures.

Reichstag

Since 1999 the Reichstag has been headquarter of the German Bundestag. The building was constructed by architect Paul Wallot in 1884 to 1894. This building accommodated the Reichstag of the German Empire and later the parliament of the Weimar Republic. The Reichstag was damaged by the Reichstag fire of 1933, and due to the Second World War. In the 60s, the building was restored. From 1991 to 1999 it was transformed again by adding a transparent dome.

The dome has become the most visited attraction and a symbol of Berlin. Visitors can take two elevators to the 24 meter high walk-in roof and from there onward to the dome. It measures 38 meters in diameter and has a height of 23.5 meters.
Thousands of visitors are view this sigth every day.

Potsdamer Platz

The Potsdamer Platz is in the district Berlin Mitte, between the historic centre and the new city in West Berlin. Until the Second World War the Potsdamer Platz with its many crossing trams and bus lines was one of the busiest squares in Europe.
After the reunification most of the square was completely rebuilt and it is one of the most prominent places of the city and attracts many tourists.

Alexanderplatz

Alexanderplatz is a central square and transportation hub. It is located in the district centre and is popularly known as “the Alex”. The square was named after Zar Alexander I.

Kurfürstendamm

The Kurfürstendamm - also popularly called Ku'damm - is a 3 ½-km main road in the district of Charlottenburg-Wilmersdorf, which leads from the Rathenauplatz in Grunewald to Breitscheidplatz in Charlottenburg. The Kurfürstendamm boulevard represents the West-City of Berlin.

Museum Island

The Museum Island is the northern part of the Spree Island in Berlin. It is the historic origin of many of Berlin’s museums and since 1999 it is an UNESCO World Heritage Site.

The Museum Island is home to the “Old” Museum (a collection of antiquities), the “New” Museum (Egyptian museum and papyrus collection), Pergamon Museum (architectural structures, antique sculptures), the Old National Gallery (sculptures and paintings of the 19th century) and the Bode Museum (including sculptures, Byzantine art). The five museums are part of the Museum Association of the National Museums in Berlin. The Museum Island is a much-visited tourist attraction and one of the most important museum complexes in the world.

Rotes Rathaus (Red City Hall)

The Red City Hall is located in Alt-Berlin (Old Berlin) in the district Mitte. It is the seat of the Berlin Senate and the Governing Mayor. The name of the building is based on design of the façade which consists of red bricks. The building was constructed by Hermann Friedrich Waesemann from 1861 to 1869.

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