Berlin the city with two faces that keeps both the charm of an important and historical cities of the old continent that an interesting and modern European metropolis. Able to meet the needs of young people and adults.
Berlin thanks to its public transport system is very convenient and well organized, which is based on an integrated system of bus, Metro (called U-Bahn), and surface trains (S-Bahn) and boats on rivers and canals, is very easy to move . Thus even with limited time you can visit several attractions. Let’s start with those things that every tourist in the world visiting Berlin saw.
The Brandenburg Gate in Berlin the most famous monument in Berlin and is known worldwide as a symbol of the city itself and Germany. Until a few years ago it was the symbol of the division of the city and visitors climbed up to its observation deck, to cast an eye beyond the Iron Curtain, beyond the no man’s land that separated geographically and politically East Berlin from West Berlin . When the night of 9 November 1989 the wall was demolished, thousands of people gathered right in front of the door, which had been closed since 1969 in the “no man’s land” between the two sectors of the city.
The Berlin Holocaust Memorial, designed by American architect Peter Eisenman occupies an area of 19 o’clock square meters with its 2,711 concrete blocks of different sizes, monument commemorating the Jewish victims of the Nazi genocide. The monument was inaugurated May 10, 2005, two days before the opening to the public with a total cost of about 25 million euro.
Potsdamer Platz is the most striking example of how, in the nineties, urban renewal has been able to transform Berlin into the “New Berlin” of today. In fact Potsdamer Platz means more than a square a whole area consists of three areas, known as Daimler City or Area Daimler Chrysler (1998), Sony Center (2000) and Beisheim Centre (2004), which until 1989 was considered a no man’s land separating the Wall East Berlin from West Berlin.
The East Side Gallery is what remains of the Berlin Wall. With its murals that cover an area of 80 meters, from Oberbaumbruecke station Ostbahnhof, it is considered an international monument to freedom.
Museum Island Berlin
Museum Island, the Museum Island, is the heart of Berlin and is one of the most important museum complexes in the world. On this island, between the River Spree and the channel Kupfergraben, there are five major world-class museums and, in 1999, Museum Island has been declared a World Heritage Site by Unesco. Altes Museum, Neues Museum, Alte Nationalgalerie, Bode Museum and Pergamon Museum are veritable treasure rooms: the archaeological collections and prestigious collections of works of art reveal the history and beauty of ancient civilizations, such as the Mesopotamian, Egyptian, Greek, Roman, Byzantine, Islamic and medieval.
A short walk from Museum Island, stands the magnificent Berlin Cathedral, heavily damaged during World War II, the world’s Cathedral remained closed until 1993, while renovations continued until 2006, when they were made visible eight mosaics of the dome. The external structure of the dome has been rebuilt, with some simplifications, between 1975 and 1982.
Alexander Platz in Berlin
an important square in Berlin’s Mitte district. Major shopping center, transport and road network node, Alexanderplatz is historically considered the center of the eastern part of the city. Named in honor of the Russian tsar Alexander I and became the center of East Germany during the Cold War, today the square offers all the comfort and luxury of the Western metropolitan centers.
The Spree is the main waterway of Berlin and flows into the Havel, which also passes through the city. The walking tour is about 46 km and at times the river, which crosses the city from the southeast to the northwest, reaches a width of 50 meters, forming an island in the city center. When the sun is shining in Berlin, a boat ride is a pleasant and relaxing alternative ways to see the city.