Whether it’s sightseeing or trendy scenes, galleries or fine dining, music or fashion, there’s always something new in Berlin. But what is it that makes Berlin so attractive? It is the diversity, the contrasts and the inexhaustible possibilities that continue to thrill visitors from all over the world. To arrive in Berlin best prepared, here are some surprising facts and figures about the German Capital.
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Two of Berlin’s most famous landmarks are of course the Brandenburg Gate (Brandenburger Tor) as well as the Reichstag building with its glass dome on top. But there is much more to see and visit. Another famous symbol for the city of Berlin is the Berlin Television Tower, which is located in the heart of the city close to the Alexanderplatz. With its 368 meters, it’s the highest publicly accessible building in Europe and even the highest building in Germany. Unter den Linden and Kurfürstendamm are Berlin’s most beautiful boulevards when you want to take a stroll through the city. Unter den Linden goes all the way from the Brandenburg Gate to the Schlossbrücke Bridge and many important institutions can be found along the way such as the Humboldt University and the State Opera. At Kurfürstendamm, or simply “Kudamm”, numerous boutiques, shops and cafes are situated. Also it’s known to be Berlin’s most prestigious shopping area with fine boutiques and impressive historical buildings. To read more about these and other places and attractions in Berlin such as the Museum Island, Potsdamer Platz, Gendarmenmarkt and many others, please visit the Berlin tourism website.
If you are interested in a guided tour around Berlin and the sightseeing spots, bus tours like the Top Tour Sightseeing tours are a nice way to discover the city. It includes over 20 stops and a live guide in German and English language plus an electronic audio guide in 15 other languages.