Berlin is one of the biggest cities of Europe. It is the largest city in Germany and it is best known for its history, internationality, tolerance, lively nightlife, distinctive neighborhoods and for its numerous palaces, museums and other interesting attractions. One of our users, José Ángel, has made a Berlin walk that go through some of the most emblematic sites of Berlin.
1. Reichstag, located in the district of Tiergarten, it was the seat of the German Empire from 1871 to 1918 and today is the German parliament.
2. The Brandenburg Gate was built on the eighteenth century as a sign of peace. Having suffered considerable damage in World War II, it was restored from 2000 to 2002.
3. Holocaust Memorial is a memorial in Berlin to the Jewish victims of the Holocaust. It consists of a 19,000 square metres site covered with 2,711 concrete slabs, arranged in a grid pattern on a sloping field.
4. Postdamer Place is one of the most important tourist attractions in Berlin. It is a modern mix of shops, restaurants, theatres and cinemas.
5. Checkpoint Charlie was the best-known Berlin Wall crossing point between East Berlin and West Berlin during the Cold War. After the dissolution of the Eastern Bloc and the reunification of Germany, the building at Checkpoint Charlie became a tourist attraction. It is now located in the Allied Museum.
6. The Fernsehturm is a television tower in the city centre. The tower was constructed between 1965 and 1969 by the former German Democratic Republic (GDR) administration who intended it as a symbol of Berlin.
7. The Friedrichstraße is a major culture and shopping street in the city.