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Check the most amazing and awe-inspiring places to visit in 柏林 can be found right here:
1. Brandenburg Gate
Arguably 柏林’s signature attraction, the Brandenburg Gate was commissioned in 1788 by King Frederick William II of Prussia as a sign of peace. During the Cold War this landmark turned into a symbol of division in Germany, but it is now considered an emblem of unity.
2. Holocaust Memorial (Holocaust Mahnmal)
It might look like a collection of lifeless concrete blocks on first inspection, but in many respects this is how the Nazi’s cruelely viewed victims of the Holocaust, as meaningless numbers and not real people.
3. 柏林 Television Tower (Fernsehturm)
For a 360-degree panoramic view of the city, head to 柏林 Television Tower, which the locals call Fernsehturm. As you make your way around you can read information plaques about notable sights on the horizon. Book in advance to ensure entry!
Due to its location on the Mauerstreifen, which was the military zone between both sides of the 柏林 Wall, the Reichstag was a sleeping giant for many years. But ever since the government decided to return after the reunification, it has been restored and modernised magnificently.
5. Museum Island
这 UNESCO-listed Word Heritage Site is home to five of 柏林’s most impressive and important museums. If you had to pick just one, the Pergamonmuseum features some incredible archaeological structures such as the two-storey Roman Gate of Miletus and a partial recreation of the Pergamon Altar.
6. The East Side Gallery
Although most of the 柏林 Wall was demolished between June and November 1990, a one-mile stretch known as the East Side Gallery is still standing. Here you can see how artists interpreted the feelings of East Germany during the Cold War.
7. Charlottenburg Palace
It is worth heading out of the city centre for the day to visit the Charlottenburg Palace. Constructed on behalf of Friedrich II as a castle for his wife Sophie Charlotte in 1695, this imposing structure features a mesmerising interior and its picturesque gardens aren’t bad either.
8. Olympic Stadium (Olympiastadion)
One of the few buildings that still showcase Nazi architecture in 柏林, the Olympic Stadium began life as a horse-racing track. However, it was rebuilt for the 1936 Olympics where black American athlete Jesse Owens won four medals and thus disproved Adolf Hilter’s ideas about racial inferiority.
Visiting all of these locations on short 柏林 city breaks might be a tall order – but don’t worry, you’ll catch what you missed on your next visit to this amazing city!
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