Tourist accommodation in Germany
Tourist accommodation in Germany is very different - from affordable campsites and hostels to luxury five-star hotels of world famous chains. You can rent a hotel room, apartments, and an…

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Zwinger Palace
The authors of this architectural masterpiece are architect Matthäus Daniel Pöppelmann and sculptor Balthasar Permoser. The ensemble of the Zwinger Palace consists of three galleries - a gross pavilion, a…

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Cologne Town Hall
The historic Cologne City Hall (Kölner Rathaus) is located in the old town of Cologne, in western Germany, in the federal state of North Rhine-Westphalia. The first mention of the…

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Berlin sights

This article presents a rating of the best sights of Berlin with photos and descriptions in Russian. The best sights of Berlin are shown on the map. You will also learn what to see in Berlin on your own in 1 day and discover Berlin for children.

Berlin can rightly be called the cultural capital of Germany. It is here that the main attractions are collected, such as museums, galleries, cathedrals, ancient castles, theaters and much more. A walk through Berlin’s well-groomed scenic parks will be remembered for a long time. It is definitely worth taking a child on a trip, as in addition to the standard set of attractions, a little traveler will certainly enjoy one of Berlin’s amusement parks.

The architecture of the city is amazing: historic buildings are replaced by modern skyscrapers. We can safely say that it is hardly possible to get to know the capital of Germany in a day in detail with so many iconic places.

If this is your first time in Berlin, you should start your acquaintance with a visit to the most important symbols of the city – the Reichstag building with a glass dome, the Brandenburg Gate and the remains of the Berlin Wall. Perhaps the most famous site is Checkpoint Charlie, a border checkpoint on Friedrichstrasse that has become the scene of a historic tank confrontation.

Not far from Checkpoint Charlie and the Brandenburg Gate there is a completely non-trivial attraction – the Die Welt balloon, without which it’s quite difficult to imagine the panorama of Berlin. On the ball you can rise to a height of 150 meters and see Berlin in miniature.

One of the most visited attractions can be called Treptow Park. It is there that the monument to the War of the Liberator is located, symbolizing the feat of the Soviet people.

History buffs rush to the Spandau Citadel. The Spandau complex served as a prison and was closed to the public for many years. From now on, tourists have a unique opportunity to get acquainted with the citadel, whose rich history begins in 1594.

The Pletzensee Prison Museum is still being used for its intended purpose. The memorial keeps the memory of the terrible events of the Third Reich, when over 3,000 people were executed in the walls of the Pletzensee, among which were Musa Jalil, Julius Fucik, Vera Obolenskaya and other famous personalities.

If you spend only a few days in Berlin and little time is allocated for sightseeing, then you should definitely visit the largest palace complex in the capital – Charlottenburg, which was the favorite residence of seven generations of rulers.

Berlin’s main museums are concentrated on Museum Island, which has been under the auspices of UNESCO since 1999. The most interesting exhibition venues are the Bode Museum, the Old Museum, the New Museum with an exposition of the Egyptian Museum, the Old National Gallery and the Pergamon Museum. Also on the island is the Berlin Cathedral and Lustgarten Park with a huge granite bowl – a favorite vacation spot for citizens and tourists.

Berlin Zoo attracts thousands of tourists from all over the world. Tiergarten is home to over 17,000 representatives of the fauna. Zoo visitors especially enjoy participating in the animal feeding process.

Perhaps the only attraction of Berlin, which can be seen from many areas of the city, is the Berlin TV tower. At the top of the tower is an observation deck, from where the whole of Berlin opens up at a glance.

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