Berlin is the third most visited place in Europe and it fascinates old men and young ones, art lovers and history buffs, people who are fond of architecture and underground clubbers. It is also the capital of Germany.Wherever, you visit Berlin you will experience the pulsating life of Berlin.
Berlin has art galleries, 170 museums all around, 300 clubs, 7000 bars and restaurants – out of which many of them open around the clock. When you walk through the city, you will discover variety of architectural styles, ranging from palaces and many skyscrapers.
Germany has one of the tallest structures in European Union, i.e., standing tall at 368 m – The Fernsehturm. It is visible throughout most of the central districts of Berlin. The city can be viewed from its 204 m high observation floor.
The Brandenburg Gate is an iconic landmark of Berlin and Germany. It also appears on the German Euro Coins. Other architecture buildings are Reichstag building, which is traditional seat of German Parliament, which was renovated in 1950 after the end of Second World War. Also, the building gained its new shape by the famous British architect Norman Foster in 1990. Schloss Charlotten burg is largest existing palace in Berlin and is worth seeing at least once in your lifetime.
The Berlin Wall was built to force a physical division between West Berlin and East Germany. This Wall was built between democracy and Communism during the Cold War. The Berlin Wall was erected in the dead of the night and for around 28 years kept East Germans from fleeing to the West. Its destruction was as immense as its creation andwas celebrated around the world. At the end of World War II, the allied powers divided Germany into four zones. Great Britain, United States, France and the Soviet Union occupied it. The same was done to Berlin.
The best sightseeing in Berlin is going on the bus tour. There are two kinds of tours:
- Traditional Tour (Red Tour): Enjoy the Red Tour of Berlin on a double-decker bus. There are many places to cover via Bus tour; some of the known ones are Brandenburg Gate, KaDewe, TV Tower and Checkpoint Charlie. You can also have an opportunity to explore the heart of the city by taking your own initiative. The Tour takes about 2 hours with live commentary in English and German and other language options via headphones like French, Spanish, Italian, Russian, Polish, Japanese and Chinese.
- Wall & Lifestyle Tour (Green Tour): If you think that you visited most of Berlin then visit the Berlin Wall Memorial and investigate the original WWII bunker, discover Prenzlauer Berg with its many restaurants and cafes. This tour takes around 2-hours and the live commentary is available in English and German.