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Sightseeing in Berlin

Discover the vibrant and historic city of Berlin through its many iconic sights and landmarks. From the Brandenburg Gate to the Berlin Wall Memorial, this bustling metropolis is brimming with rich history and cultural significance waiting to be explored. Looking for the best viewpoints in Berlin for that perfect Instagram shot? Join us as we uncover the top sightseeing spots in the city and make your visit unforgettable.

1. Karl-Marx-Allee, Berlin

Karl-Marx-Allee - View

In Berlin's Friedrichshain and Mitte, Karl-Marx-Allee is a monumental socialist boulevard built by the German Democratic Republic. It runs from Alexanderplatz to the Frankfurter Tor. Today, the boulevard is named after Karl Marx.

2. Brandenburger Tor, Berlin

Brandenburg Gate Sunset

Iconic gate that, while interesting historically, serves as a bit of a tourist trap for people looking for Instagram shots. It's best seen walking through on your way to the Tiergarten and a beer at Cafe am Neuen See.

3. Berlin Wall Memorial, Berlin

Berlin Wall Memorial

While the East Side Gallery shows the postwar beauty of what the wall can be, the Berlin Wall Memorial is a nice monument frozen in time. Worth seeing both.

4. Checkpoint Charlie, Berlin

Checkpoint Charlie Afternoon

Historical site that is home to the former Berlin Wall and a small museum. It can be a bit touristy with people trying to take photos, but that doesn't mean it isn't worth a look for history buffs.

5. Berlin Victory Column, Berlin

Berlin Victory Column Statue

While this monument is nice to look at, it's even better to experience it on the inside. Accessible through underground passages. You can go to the top for stunning views of the Tiergarten - best at sunset.

6. Gendarmenmarkt, Berlin

Gendarmenmarkt - Square

Public square built in 1688 distinguished by its surrounding buildings, including the Deutscher Dom and Französischer Dom which both feature eye-catching architectural features. Often hosts events such as a Christmas market and concerts.

7. Reichstag, Berlin

Reichstag Exterior

Tourist heavy destination but very historically relevant and interesting, so it's definitely worth the trip and the cost of a tour. The modern glass dome contrasts with the historical building in a very Berlin way.

8. Berliner Dom, Berlin

Berliner Dom

Stunning cathedral for architecture lovers. Walk around the outside first to take it in, then go inside to check out the dome, organ, and intricate artwork. Take the 270 steps to the top for an aerial view of Berlin.

9. Molecule Man, Berlin

Molecule Man - City sculpture 1

Massive 30-meter-tall human sculpture in the river Spree at the intersection of the Fredrichshain, Kreuzberg, and Treptow. Covered in holes, they're thought to represent human molecules coming together to create existence.

10. Museum Island, Berlin

Museumsinsel - Great View 1

Unique museum complex on Spreeinsel in the heart of Berlin. The island comprises five museums, and the landmark Berlin Cathedral. It's connected to Brandenburg Tor by a metro, where there are many other sights to explore.

11. Flakturm Humboldthain, Berlin

Flakturm Humboldthain - View 1

Wonderful opportunity for enthusiasts of World War II to see a well-preserved German defensive installation. Although it's a bit of a hike up, the stairs and paths are in good condition, and the view (by Berlin standards), is impressive.

12. Berliner Fernsehturm, Berlin

Berliner Fernsehturm

Unless you are going to take the elevator up for the view, the TV tower is what all Berliners use as a navigation tool to stay as far away from Alexanderplatz as possible.

13. Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, Berlin

Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe

Profoundly moving outdoor memorial park made up of 2,700 concrete pillars in memory of the Jewish people who perished during the Holocaust.

14. Hackesche Höfe, Berlin

Hackesche Höfe 1

Eight interconnected courtyards with hidden nooks, alleys, and shops welcome visitors with a peaceful embrace amongst the hustle of Mitte. Though some visit for the facades alone, locals also come here for a movie, dinner, or show.