Visit Germany's top tourist attraction
You'll arrive here if travelling from the UK on Eurostar.
You'll arrive here if travelling from the UK, via Paris. This is the main station in Berlin.
The German capital is packed with history and a sightseers dream. Visit the defining Brandenburg Gate, the Reichstag or the war memorial. For a bit of fun, hit the Tierpark, the kids will love it.Book Now
Though not a beautiful building, the Reichstag is Berlin's most iconic. The powerful structure has played a pivotal part in world history and still looms over the city. It's main attraction nowadays, is the Cupola - a giant glass dome supported by a remarkable mirrored column. A circular ramp leads up to a 360 degree viewing deck of the city.
Built to represent peace in 1791 the gate was, ironically, incorporated into the Berlin Wall during the communist government. Nowadays it stands as a symbol of reunification between West and East Germany.
Close to the Brandenburg Gate is the Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe. The memorial offers a poignant reflection on what was a dark time in German history. You can walk through the field of concrete pillars erected in memory of those lost to the holocaust. For more information on the memorial and the holocaust in general visit the underground information centre on site.
Erected during Germany's communist era, Checkpoint Charlie is the most famous of all East German-West German border crossings. Allied soldiers would need to register here before crossing into East Germany. It's such an iconic crossing that it has been involved in many a spy film, such as James Bond's Octopussy and The Spy Who Came in From the Cold.
Nearby is the Berlin Wall Museum which houses a replica of the first Allied guardhouse.
Yes, the Berlin Wall was demolished in 1989 but part of it was kept intact to act as a memorial. You'll find the memorial at the historic site on Bernauer Strasse, extending 1.4km along the former border between East and West Germany. Head to the Visitor Centre with its viewing platform and exhibtions about the erection and demolition of the wall.
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