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Best travel destinations in Berlin

Posted on 11 March 2018 by admin (0)

Berlin, the capital of Germany, is a center of politics, science, media, and culture. Much fascinating sightseeing came into existence in the result of World War 2. Berlin has recreated with diverse cultures and architecture. It offers many things like dynamic entertainment, new and classical architecture, shopping, different sports and cultural institutions. Best tourist attractions of Berlin are described below.

  • Brandenburg Gate

Brandenburg was constructed for King Frederick Wilhelm || in 1788. It was created in the inspiration of Acropolis entrance in Athens. It is the most-photographed site in Berlin. It contributes much to the culture of the city. In Cold war, it was damaged very badly. But now it is a must see. Visitors must visit to witness the historical changes and history.

  • Museum Island

A group of five museums is named Museum Island. It is an island located between River Spree and kupfergraben. Beautiful and large gardens are clustered on the island. Names of museums are, Alte Nationalgalerie (Old National Gallery) has largest collection of 19th century paintings and sculptures, the Altes Museum (Old Museum) houses ancient Greek and Roman artifacts, the Neue Museum (New Museum) displays prehistoric pieces and Egyptian art, the Bode Museum has a large collection of sculptures, coin collections and paintings, and the very famous Pergamon museum is another house of Greek and Babylonian antiquities. Each museum reflects different aspects of art and culture of Germany. The buildings are rich in architecture and gardens are perfect for picnic.

  • The Berlin Wall Memorial and Checkpoint Charlie

The Berlin wall dated back to 1961. It was created to stop people of the eastern city, so they could not move to the western part of the city. In 1989, it was torn down to four meters high and was extended to 155 kilometers. Today, only 1.4-kilometer piece of wall is preserved as Berlin wall memorial. Main highlights are Marienfelde Refugee Center Museum and Visitor Center. The best crossing point between East and West Berlin is Museum Haus am Checkpoint Charlie, traces the history of human rights.

  • Charlottenburg Palace and Park

In the late 17th century, Charlottenburg was the most important place of residence for the German Royal Family. Then it was converted into a lavish palace with some additions. The highlights of the property are, New Wing having apartments and banqueting halls, State Dining Room, Golden Gallery, Palace Park and Grand Courtyard.

  • Berlin Zoological Gardens

Zoos are great attractions for animals and nature lovers. Zoologischer Garten Berlin is a famous attraction of Berlin. A research says that almost three million guests visit Zoologischer Garten Berlin each year. It was reconstructed completely after WW2. It has a great name in breeding programs. More than 17,000 animals including pandas, lions, polar bears and many others are living there. Aquarium Berlin is the main highlight.

  • The Gendarmenmarkt

It is one of the most stunning squares in the Berlin. Three historic buildings named, The Konzerthaus, The French Cathedral, and the Berlin Cathedral make the best picturesque corner. The Konzerthaus was built in 1821. Schiller Monument is noticeable for its four female figures on the fountain.