Berlin

Description: BerlinBerlin, the capital city, is a mammoth one and houses countless avenues of tourist interest. Numerous historic places, palaces, museums, art galleries, street art, buzzing nightlife, pubs, cafes and bars etc are present here. It is simply a marvelous place which can astonish any tourist coming here.

Berlin is home to a large number (around 70) of museums and art galleries. Purchasing a Museumspass is a great way to explore all of these at discounted rates. A number of them are housed at Museumsinsel, or Museum Island in German language. Major museums in this region include Pergamon-Museum, Altes Museum, Bode Museum, Neues Museum etc. These museums offer a glimpse of collections from various cultures including Egyptian, Greek, Byzantine, ancient Germany etc.

Other major museums in Berlin include Deutsches Historisches Museum, Jüdisches Museum, Gemäldegalerie, Museum für Naturkunde, Ethnological Museum, Berliner Medizinhistorisches Museum der Charité, the "Berlinische Galerie" and Ramones Museum Berlin. Visit Topography of Terror, an open air museum, to catch a glimpse of Nazi era horrors.

The city is also home to some of the finest and historically important churches in Europe. These churches are known to be architectural marvels as these have stunning structures. Berliner Dom, Deutscher Dom, Französischer Dom, Kaiser Wilhelm Gedächtniskirche, Nikolaikirche and Friedrichswerdersche Kirche are some of the renowned churches here.

One may find a number of monuments with observation towers in Berlin. These include TV Tower at Alexanderplatz, Bundestag (German Parliament), Kollhoff Tower, Europe Centre-Berlin Window etc. TV Tower near Alexanderplatz has a rotating café at its top and is quite an interesting place which ought to be visited.

There are a number of memorials in the city as well. Memorial to Berlin Wall, Memorial to Murdered Jews, Charlie Checkpoint etc are some prominent memorials that can be checked out. Berlin Wall is renowned around the world for being the point of separation between East and West Berlin. Charlie Checkpoint used to be only passage between the two parts of Berlin during Cold War era.

There are a number of other places of interest in this historic city. These places include Berlin Zoo, Tierpark Berlin, the Aquarium, parks, theaters, concert houses and sporting avenues etc. All these places are perfect for visit with families, especially with kids. In fact, the Berlin Zoo is renowned for being home to biggest range of species of animals one may find anywhere in the world.

A number of activities are worth enjoying in Berlin. Such activities include boat tours, Berlin Experts, Alternative Berlin, Ticket B City etc. One can have a glimpse of some of the finest places in this city with such tours.
A number of internationally renowned festivals are also organized in the city. Prominent festivals include Berlin Film Festival, Lange Nacht der Museen, Fete de la Musique, and Oberbaumbrücke Festival. Parades like Christopher Street Day, Karneval and Karneval der Kulturen are quite popular here as well.

Berlin enjoys great connectivity with most major cities of the world. Getting around is not an issue as it has an extensive travel network. Bicycling is a great way of exploring the city as a number of dedicated cycling paths are built here.