Places of interest in Berlin you can’t miss

Posted by on August 17, 2014

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Berlin is a city full of monuments, churches, museums and much more to visit. In fact, the German capital is considered a political and cultural center of Europe. Let’s see what’s worth seeing and visiting in this great city.

Start your visit from New Synagogue, which hits you with its gleaming golden dome, in the Nikolai quarter, overlooking the bustling financial district of the city near the Oranienburger Strasse. You can see the oriental style opulent, which reflects the pride and social status of the Jewish community that settled there at the end of the nineteenth century. Destroyed by an air raid in 1943, it was demolished in 1958 and then was built again, given the population growth of the Jewish community. Another place to visit is the Olympiastadion, where in 1936, a hundred thousand spectators attended the races of the Olympic Games.

New Synagogue

New Synagogue

Move then to the St. Nicholas’ Church that was rebuilt after being destroyed by bombing in 1943. Another great place you have to visit is Potsdamer Platz that was once Berlin’s busiest road intersection. Today it is one of the centers of attraction of the cosmopolitan life of Berlin. It has become the symbol of the new Berlin and has managed to become the true center of the new capital. While speaking about symbols, the Brandenburg Gate can be considered as one, thanks to its magnificance and elegance.

Brandenburg Gate

Brandenburg Gate

Berlin is also full of museums where you can admire the architectural wonders and works of ancient and modern art. To name a few, there are the museums of Mitte, Charlottenburg and Tiergarten. The city actually has 170 museums, where you can learn about any historical event and during the last weekend of January and August a hundred of them are open until two in the morning and there are concerts and performances of all kinds. You should also visit the district of Prenzlauer Berg, where a gallery of significance and worldwide fame is organised.

Prenzlauer Berg

Prenzlauer Berg

When you go to Berlin, one can’t miss the chance togo and see the Berlin Wall and walk next to what is left of it. A wall that tells the sad history of the country and is now remembered through a path that is interrupted by copper plates that read Berliner Mauer 1961-1989, or the duration of the division to the iconic fall.

Berlin wall

Berlin wall

Berlin Wall

Berlin Wall

Once you have visited the fascinating city of Berlin, you will have grown, from a cultural and historical point of view. It is definitely one of the cities you must visit at least once in your life.

For more on Berlin check: The futuristic Nhow Berlin Hotel | Germany, The Brandenburg Gate | Berlin, Five places worth losing sleep over in Berlin

Berlin sights photos by: Easy Traveler, Hans Vaupel, danichtf├╝r, Eug3nio, Hadar Naim

By +Nikos Kontorigas

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