Do you have any plan of visiting Berlin or did you just moved to this city? Let’s go for a historic city tour this time. My 3 nights stay in Germany is one of the best city tours I had, and in this post, I’ll show you some places (alphabetically arranged) I’ve visited. Berlin is rich in history, made me fall in love, and understand more of it.
1. Alexanderplatz Berlin
Alexanderplatz is one of Berlin’s major commercial areas and transport hubs. Having a map helps a lot as some areas don’t speak English like the lady I spoke with on public transport information, and google map is very helpful in this kind of situation.
2. Alte Nationalgalerie
It’s was close when we reach the museum, so just did a couple of photos outside the museum. It is open from Tue – Sun, 10:00 am – 6:00 pm.
3. Berlin Cathedral Church
I love the architectural design of this cathedral, and for those who would like to attend the celebration service of worship, schedules are on Sundays at 10 am as well as on Saturdays and Sundays at 6 pm.
4. Berlin Escape Tunnel
Did you ever visit Berlin Bernauer Strasse’s beautiful place? In 1961, one of the world’s most brutal dictatorships, German people were divided: the East Berlin and West Berlin citizens. A tunnel was dug in this busy place of Bernauer Strasse for East Berlin citizens to escape and move to the West Berlin as they can’t stand the cruel situation in the East.
5. Berlin Wall
East Germany communists built Berlin Wall in two months, in 1961, to prevent its citizens from fleeing to the democratic West. Today, this is one of the most historical places that tourists will visit, which will amaze everyone on how people express their selves through these graffiti arts on the Berlin Wall.
6. Berliner Fernsehturm
If you are thinking of a place to eat somewhere with overlooking view REVOLVING RESTAURANT SPHERE, I recommend Berliner Fernsehturm. I will honestly say, it is a different experience to see Berlin from the top view, I felt the sadness or should I say the struggle of Berlin through its building colors maybe.
7. Bode Museum
I only got the chance to enter until the souvenir shop of the museum and took a few photos. There are a lot of interesting books in the shop that you may want to check.
8. Brandenburg Gate
Brandenburg Gate is Berlin’s most famous landmark. This symbolizes peace and unity while previously it was the symbol of the division of Berlin and German during the cold war.
9. Checkpoint Charlie
There were checkpoints Alpha and Bravo, but checkpoint Charlie in Friedrichstrasse is the only gateway where Allied diplomats, military personnel, and foreign tourists were allowed to pass into Berlin’s Soviet sector.
10. Holocaust Memorial
The Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe (Holocaust Memorial) is located one block south of the Brandenburg Gate, in the Mitte neighborhood so you can visit this place and Brandenburg gate in one day.
11. Memorial to the Sinti and Roma of Europe
In memory of the 220,000 – 500,000 people murdered under national socialism in the Porajmos – the Nazi genocide of the European Sinti and Roma peoples.
13. Sanssouci Palace, Brandenburg
Whenever I go somewhere, I always look for a nature thingy like a mountain outside the city, a beach probably or even a garden. The palace of Sanssouci Palace, Brandenburg, is half an hour away from Berlin, and its magical garden is stunning.
14. Streets of Berlin
Berlin has the best practice of recycling and saving our Earth. There are vending machines where you can deposit plastics in exchange for coins. Berlin promotes using bicycles in the city, and this inspires me, so when I went back to Barcelona, I started to rent bicing.
- Google maps is a great help, especially in cases of no one speaks English.
- Get a map of the public transport information and another from the hotel where you check-in.
NOTE: Use this as a reference for planning purposes only until we are allowed to travel again.