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18 Amazing Places You Must-See In Berlin

18 Amazing Places You Must-See In Berlin

on Feb. 20, 2015 by

Long nights of research went into locating the best attractions, events and restaurants for our family vacation to Berlin which I listed below and includes 2x jam-packed Berlin YouTube videos.

Tips & Advice

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Many speculate it being the best city in Europe but after a thorough adventure through Berlin I came to a different conclusion.

Places

  • 1. Das Klo

    Unique toilet themed bar with eclectic decor and karaoke

  • 2. Topology Of Terror

    Modern center on the site of the former Gestapo headquarters, documenting the horrors of Nazism

  • 3. DDR Museum

    Everyday life in pre-unified Germany showcased in museum of interactive exhibits

  • 4. Brandenburg Tor

    One of the best-known landmarks of Germany

    Brandenburger Tor 2, 10117 Berlin, Germany

  • 5. Reichstag

    Constructed to house the Imperial Diet of the German Empire

    Platz der Republik 1, 10557 Berlin, Germany

  • 6. Alexanderplatz

    Large public square and transport hub in the central Mitte district

    S+U Alexanderplatz (Berlin) [U2], 10178 Berlin, Germany

  • 7. Gendarmenmarkt

    First built in 1688. It stood as a marketplace and was part of the citys Western expansion of Friedrichstadt

    Markgrafenstraße 38, 10117 Berlin, Germany

  • 8. Berliner Dom

    Beautiful cathedral finished in 1905 and is a main work of Historicist architecture of the Kaiserzeit

    Am Lustgarten 9, 10178 Berlin, Germany

  • 9. Checkpoint Charlie

    Name given by the Western Allies to the best-known Berlin Wall crossing point between East Berlin and West Berlin during the Cold War

    Friedrichstraße 46, 10969 Berlin, Germany

  • 10. Potsdamer Platz

    Since German reunification, Potsdamer Platz has been the site of major redevelopment projects

    Potsdamer Platz 1, 10785 Berlin, Germany

  • 11. East Side Gallery

    An international memorial for freedom. It is a 1.3 km long section of the Berlin Wall

    Mühlenstraße 17, 10243 Berlin, Germany

  • 12. Sony Center

    It opened in 2000 and houses Sonys European headquarters

    Potsdamer Straße 4, 10785 Berlin, Germany

  • 13. Holocaust Memorial

    Memorial in Berlin to the Jewish victims of the Holocaust, designed by architect Peter Eisenman

    Hannah-Arendt-Straße, 10117 Berlin, Germany

  • 14. Kaiser Wilhelm Church

    The original church on the site was built in the 1890s. It was badly damaged in a bombing raid in 1943

    Kurfürstendamm 237, 10719 Berlin, Germany

  • 15. Hauptbahnhof

    The main railway station in Berlin

    Hauptbahnhof, Berlin Central Station, Europaplatz 1, 10557 Berlin, Germany

  • 16. Ritter Sport Store

    One of the coolest stores in Berlin where you can make your own custom chocolate bar

    Französische Straße 24, 10117 Berlin, Germany

  • 17. Café Kranzler

    A famous café on Kurfürstendamm in the Charlottenburg district

  • 18. Fernsehturm

    One of the most prominent symbols of the country

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My family and I packed our bags during Christmas and flew with KLM to the capital of Germany, Berlin.

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We visited a large amount of places which I listed below, which is a must-see if you ever decide to visit.

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My personal favorites were Das Klo, which is a toilet themed bar, the Berliner Dom and the DDR museum.

German Schnitzel for dinner in Berlin, Berlin, GermanyGerman Schnitzel for dinner

During Christmas you can find many Christmas markets around town, the best one was located at the Gendarmenmarket.

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Berlin is definitely a gem of city but it has its flaws, it could have been the time of the year, Christmas shopping, New Year's stress, we basically had a very bad experience with the local service, primarily at restaurants.

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Maybe they have something against the Dutch but we noticed after many restaurant visits that the service was sloppy, unpolite and very slow. It may have been the East side of Berlin where we were primarily residing.

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