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Sightseeing and landmarks in Berlin

Art museums

Art Museum
“Hamburger Bahnhof used to be a railway station but is today a museum of contemporary art that always has interesting and moving exhibitions.”
  • 160 locals recommend
History Museum
“An archaeological museum with impressive treasures situated at the Museum Island close to Bode Museum”
  • 63 locals recommend
Art Museum
“Really cool contemporary art museum, close to other famous sites like Checkpoint Charlie, Topography of Terror and some remnants of the Berlin wall”
  • 93 locals recommend
Art Museum
“Modern Museum of Fine Arts, Photography & Architecture from Berlin from 1870 to the present.”
  • 67 locals recommend
Art Museum
“When they have an exhibition during your stay - go there. I somehow really like the space and the art they exhibit there ”
  • 75 locals recommend
Art Museum
“Enjoy a most admirable collection of 19th-century art. The exceptional harmony between the beautifully restored building and the collection allow for an immersive aesthetic experience. Open on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays between 10:00 and 18:00. On Thursdays it is open from 10:00 to 20:00.”
  • 16 locals recommend
Art Museum
“This beautiful museum houses a large collection of artifacts ranging from sculptures from different periods to Byzantine art. Their ars sacra collection has an impressive amount of medieval and gothic triptychs. Open on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays between 10:00 and 18:00. On Thursdays it is open from 10:00 to 20:00.”
  • 18 locals recommend
History Museum
“This is Berlin's Egyptian museum, as well a museum of both prehistory and early history. Displayed are not only artifacts but also testimonies of travelers and expeditions that allowed for the rediscovery of Ancient Egypt and lead to the phenomenon of 18th-century egyptomania that swept Europe. Most of the rooms are decorated in the style of Ancient Egyptian palaces and tombs, or with romantized scenes from its history painted in absolutely amazing frescos. Largely destroyed during the second world war, this 19th-century building has reopened not so many years ago, after a beautiful and intricate restoration process lead by David Chipperfield. Open on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays between 10:00 and 18:00. On Thursdays it is open from 10:00 to 20:00.”
  • 19 locals recommend

History museums

Historic Site
“If you want to know what the cold war and the wall meant to Berliners the Berlin Wall Memorial is a must – as opposed to other places such as the Wall Museum (Mauermuseum) ”
  • 236 locals recommend
History Museum
“A timeless monument to Jewish history and life in Germany, Daniel Libeskind's Berlin Jüdisches Museum is one of the world's undisputed museums and architectural gems. The museum is a stunning achievement in the architecture of cultural identity, a lasting expression of Jewish presence and dislocation and above all the attempt at integrating, physically and spiritually, the meaning of the Holocaust into the memory and consciousness of the city of Berlin. ”
  • 122 locals recommend
History Museum
“An archaeological museum with impressive treasures situated at the Museum Island close to Bode Museum”
  • 63 locals recommend
History Museum
“Fantastic cool experience! Guided tours in the under grounds of Berlin. Lots of different languages available. Get the deeb rooted history under your skin!”
  • 114 locals recommend
History Museum
“Built on the site of the Gestapo and SS headquarters, the Topography of Terror consists of an indoor exhibition documenting the atrocities carried out during the Nazi regime and an outdoor walking trail following the outline of the former buildings. Open every day from 9:00 to 20:00.”
  • 54 locals recommend
History Museum
“Museum with interactive exhibits on everyday life in the GDR before German reunification.”
  • 44 locals recommend
History Museum
“A lot of what the world knows about Germany revolves around the II World War, but Germany and the germanic lands that it comprised during its many phases in History have a lot more to teach us. Visit the entrance hall, enjoy the stairs and discover surprising views. The modern extension of the museum is by IM Pei.”
  • 29 locals recommend
History Museum
“Museum with Stasi espionage equipment & archives in the impressive former headquarters of the secret police.”
  • 50 locals recommend

Scenic lookouts

Scenic Viewpoint
“Offering breathtaking views over the German capital, the TV Tower cuts a striking image against the Berlin skyline. Secure yourself a hassle-free entrance ticket to this famous city attraction and bypass the infamous queues of people lining up outside. ”
  • 219 locals recommend
Capitol Building
“Climbing up the dome and seeing the federal parliament at work is one of Berlin's most popular attractions. This is unfortunately not as convenient to access as it once was. It remains free but visitors need to book a few days in advance through the Bundestag website.”
  • 110 locals recommend
Bridge
“Best bridge in Berlin. 2 sides to walk on depending on what you want to smell. Next door to East side Gallery so good for a combined visit. ”
  • 93 locals recommend
Monument / Landmark
“Berlin's Siegessäule - Victory Column - is another of Berlin's monuments that has reinvented itself through the ages - from symbol of Prussian military victory in the 19th century to a favourite tourist spot today. As US Presidential candidate, Barack Obama chose the Siegessäule as the alternative spot to the Brandenburg Gate for his speech to 200,000 Berliners on July 24, 2008. ”
  • 89 locals recommend
Capitol Building
“Neo-Renaissance style parliament building with a Norman Foster glass dome and panoramic city views.”
  • 42 locals recommend
Mountain
“Rubble mountain in the west of Berlin with striking, decaying structures of a flight monitoring and listening station of the US armed forces.”
  • 102 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Solar is an easy walk from Potsdamer Platz. This is a bar where the bouncer's job is to make you feel welcome and safe. Since it's on the top floors of a large building, the views of Berlin are beautiful. Solar is two story, the first floor is a restaurant, the second a bar.”
  • 59 locals recommend
Capitol Building
“ If you are in Berlin, one of my highlights is the German Reichstag. The visit there can be combined with a breakfast or lunch in the Käfer restaurant. However, you have to book in advance. It is worth it!”
  • 20 locals recommend

Historic sites

Monument / Landmark
“A classic must see in Berlin! Jewish memorial right around the corner... another must see.”
  • 221 locals recommend
Historic Site
“If you want to know what the cold war and the wall meant to Berliners the Berlin Wall Memorial is a must – as opposed to other places such as the Wall Museum (Mauermuseum) ”
  • 236 locals recommend
Historic Site
“At the intersection of Zimmerstraße and Friedrichstraße, Checkpoint Charlie is still an impressive reminder of Germany's most famous former border crossing and the time of the Cold War. Today the wall has disappeared and the watchtowers and barriers of the former military checkpoint have been replaced by replicas, which are amongst Berlin's most popular photo themes. Experience the whole history in the Wall Museum or take a fast Trabitour along the former course of the Wall.”
  • 173 locals recommend
Monument / Landmark
“Once it was the Berlin Wall. Now it’s the longest open-air gallery in the world ”
  • 152 locals recommend
History Museum
“Fantastic cool experience! Guided tours in the under grounds of Berlin. Lots of different languages available. Get the deeb rooted history under your skin!”
  • 114 locals recommend
Church
“The tower ruins of the new-romanesque church destroyed during world war II, which today is a museum and memorial to peace.”
  • 90 locals recommend
History Museum
“Museum with Stasi espionage equipment & archives in the impressive former headquarters of the secret police.”
  • 50 locals recommend
Plaza
“This charming and Bohemian time capsule of the neighborhood used to be a part of the historical village of Rixadorf. Walking through Richardplatz is bearing witness to the vestiges of antiquity. The oldest buildings in Neukölln are on or adjacent to Richardplatz. Many of the old village buildings like the church, the blacksmith, and the stein have been preserved and serve as an escape from the bustling cityscape. Richardplatz is a socially edifying focal point of Neukölln that acts as a talisman of history while also propelling itself into the future”
  • 41 locals recommend

Libraries

Library
“For a selection of English books and media you can go a little further away, to Berlin's own American Memorial Library. You are free to enter and read a book without a library card - these are required only to rent the books. It is also a good spot to get some work done, as it is quiet. Open Mon - Sa, from 10:00 to 21:00.”
  • 7 locals recommend
Library
“A great library, it has huge windows and very different books. On a rainy and cold day, it's ideal to stay there on their comfy chairs and read a book.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Library
  • 4 locals recommend
Museum
“I love musical instruments. If you love them too, I would certainly recommend to come here.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Library
  • 1 local recommends
Library
  • 1 local recommends
Library
  • 1 local recommends