Berlin, a city of great avenues and buildings, with a certain classic touch that has been completely rebuilt after the Second World War. City that offers a thousand faces, modern, multicultural and best of all, in which it is impossible to get bored.
We have made a list of what we believe are the 10 essential places to visit in Berlin, based on the 4 days we spent in the city. We start!
1. Brandenburg Gate and the Unter den Linden
The Brandenburg Gate is one of the symbols of Berlin, inaugurated in 1791, it is not the typical arch of triumph, but one of the old entrance gates to the city. At the top there is a quadriga that represents the Goddess of Victory and has been a privileged spectator of many parades and historical events in the city. We recommend you visit it during the day and especially at night, when it looks spectacularly lit.
It is located on the Pariser Platz, at the end of Unter den Linden, the most important street in the city. This 1.5km boulevard runs from the Brandenburg Gate to the castle bridge (Schlossbrücke). In this street there are also some of the most important buildings in Berlin, of which our favorites are the New Guard building with its moving sculpture inside, and Bebelplatz where there is a monument on the ground in memory of the burning of thousands of books in this square in Hitler's time.
A good option for a first contact with the city is to book a tour with a guide in Spanish or this free tour of Berlin with a guide in Spanish Free!, To learn more about the history and the many curiosities of the city.
2. Berlin Wall (East Side Gallery)
One of the best things to see and do in Berlin is to tour and see the art embodied in the Berlin Wall, especially the part of the East Side Gallery. This area of the wall of more than a kilometer is considered the largest outdoor art gallery in the world.
The wall was built after World War II, in the middle of the cold war and divided the city between the eastern and western zones. Many people died trying to pass by, until it fell in November 1989, a historic moment that was the beginning of the unification of the two Germanies. Do not miss several graffiti like kiss or that of the car coming out of the wall.
East Side Gallery is a bit far from the center, but is easily accessible by subway.
Bust of Nefertiti in the New Museum
Map of the best places to see in Berlin
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