Berlin

Berlin, Capital of Germany

Currency: Euro

Language: German, English, French

Tax Refund: Can be done together on your final departure from European Union

From Airport / Train Station to the City

Buses from Tegel International Airport operate to Hauptbahnhof. Take bus 117. It takes around 45 minutes to get to Hauptbahnhof or Zoologischer Garten. Here you can change to the S-Bahn, do note that your bus ticket remains valid for this.

Berlin have many train station such as the Zoologischer Garten in the West, and Ostbahnhof in the East and also the newly open Hauptbahnhof. All are connected to either S- or U-Bahn

Attractions

Museumsinsel

Known as the museum island this place is a Unesco World Heritage Site which show its importance through the numerous number of museum being housed here. Check it out, even if you do not wish to enter any of them the exterior of them are also gorgeous enough. One of the must see would be the Bode Museum located on the tip of the island.

Kulturforum

A collection of cultural buildings at the edge of the once West Germany which was built in the 1950 and 1960s. It represent a point of time in history and the cultural difference at that point.

Berlin Wall Memorial

Located off the west of the city centre which can be access via the Bernauer Strabe Ubahn station, this place is a memorial to the once Berlin Wall. A preserved section of the once original Berlin Wall can also be found here. The documentation and visitor centre can also be visited and many history and stories can be found here.

Berliner Dom

The biggest and most impressive church in the whole of Berlin, it is built at the turn of 19th and 20th century. The entrance are chargeable though and you could get a great view of the city on the top of the Dom. The façade of the church is extremely symbolic and impressive.

Kaiser Wilhelm Gedächtniskirche

This is a highly symbolic church in the city with history traced back to 1895. The place was rebuilt after the World War 2 and the most special part of the church would be the hexagon bell tower and worship hall.

Marienkirche

Also known as the St Mary Church, this is a striking Gothic church with red brick. However the most impressive attraction of this place would be the large medieval fresco of Dance of Death that was painted in 1485. And that is a must see.

Reichstag building – Bundestag

This is the German Parliament building that was rebuilt in 1999 with a spectacular new glass dome that offers a great view of the entire city. It is also free to visit. Although you would have to register in advance.

Checkpoint Charlie

The checkpoint Charlie was an iconic passageway between the East and the West during the period of the cold war. It is a place of historical significant. In the past, this is the only way where people could legally cross over to the other side. The guardhouse and signage could still be found here.

Tiergarten

This is Berlin most famous inner garden in the city, it is also one of the largest in the whole of Germany. On the weekends and especially in the summer you would be able to see many people spending time here with their families.

Brandenburg Gate

An 18th century neoclassic monument in Berlin, it is built in the 18th century and is one of the greatest example in the town. It has 12 columns and is one of the greatest photo spot in town.

Gendarmenmarkt

This is the central square in the heart of Berlin, it is always full of activity. The square is also lined up with many prominent buildings from churches to opera. There is also a monumental statue of Germany well known poet Friedrich Schiller.