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Berlin, the capital of Germany, gets countless visitors each year, and this is not surprising because the city has very many attractions to offer. There are plenty of sights for tourists to see and many things to do.
Whatever you decide to do on your trip to Berlin, you will need to find some suitable accommodation if you are planning on staying in the city. Fortunately there is a very wide range of hotels, so you should be able to find a place that suits your needs, while you enjoy your visit to the German capital.
The Television Tower
Berlin’s Television Tower, or Fernsehturm, at 368 metres high, is one of the tallest buildings in Europe. It towers, literally, over the city and is a landmark that can be seen from every part of Berlin.
The Reichstag is another main landmark building in Berlin and another major attraction of the city. It has an impressive and massive glass dome, as well as a rooftop terrace and roof-garden restaurant. It is possible to view the dome from up close but you need to book in advance. The Reichstag provides wonderful views across the parliamentary and government quarter of Berlin.
The Berlin Wall
No visit to Berlin would be complete without viewing the surviving parts of the Berlin Wall that once separated East Berlin from West Berlin.
From 1961 to 1989, the Berlin Wall was a barrier that divided the city. Today a lot of what remains has been turned into an art gallery of stunning murals and sometimes controversial artwork that makes a social or political comment.
Museums in Berlin
Berlin has over 200 museums, so you are sure to find plenty to interest you in some of these. It is possible to get a Museum Pass that allows you to have free entry to 50 different museums for three consecutive days. With so many to choose from you will be spoiled for choice, and there are some very unusual museums in Berlin, including the Currywurst Museum, which is dedicated to the history and production of spicy and curried sausages.
Back in the days of the Cold War, when Berlin was a divided capital city, Checkpoint Charlie was the main border crossing point. It symbolised the territorial boundary between the East and West. Today it is one of the most popular sights to visit in Berlin.
If you fancy getting back to nature and relaxing amongst trees, flowers, grassy lawns and water gardens then Berlin is the place for you and is truly a city that is “Green.” There are over 2,500 public parks and gardens in Berlin. Just like with the museums of Berlin, there are so many parks you are spoiled for choice.