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Early western slavic settlements from the 12th century may have been the beginning of an early Berlin. The first written records of towns appear later that century. The year 1237 is considered the founding of todays Berlin. It benefited and grew from being on trade routes from eastern to western Europe. Successors to Frederick I established Berlin as the capitol of Bradenburg and the Hohenzollern’s ruled in Berlin until 1918. Berlin continued to grow and gained power and recognition throughout Europe. By the end of the 19th century it was one of Europe’s powerhouses. Being a seat of power palaces where built, great institutions established and municipal infrastructure built to reflect its growth.

Wars have taken their toll on the city during the Thirty Years War , Seven Years War, Napoleon’s occupation, World War I, World War II and then the Cold War which separated the city into East and West. This history makes visiting Berlin a unique experience. Berlin has changed in the past few decades since the wall came down and a unified Berlin has so much to offer todays traveler. A visit to Berlin surpasses everyone’s expectations.

Regions of Berlin…

Mitte
  • Unter den Linden
  • Friedrichstadt
  • Museumsinsel
  • Alexanderpaltz & Atl-Berlin
  • Spreebogen & Regierungsviertel
  • Tiergarten
  • Spandauer Vorstadt
  • Potsdamer Platz and Kulturforum
  • Oranienburger Vorstadt
  • Steglitz-Zehlendorf
City West
  • Charlottenburg
  • Charlottenburg-Nord
  • Westend
  • Wilmersdorf
  • Grunewald
  • Schöneberg
  • Moabit
  • Reinickendorf & Spandau
  • Spandau
  • Reinickendorf
  • Tempelhof & Neukölin
  • Tempelhof
  • Neukölin
East Central
  • Kreuzberg
  • Friedrichshain
  • Prenzlauer Berg
  • Gesundbrunnen
  • Wedding
East
  • Marzahn and Hellersdorf
  • Pankow
Treptow-Köpenick
  • Müggelsee
  • Treptow
  • Köpenick
Points of Interests in Berlin…

Listed are some of the most interesting places to visit and see in Berlin.
* UNESCO World Heritage Site. You may sort the table below by alpha name, type of site, classification of site, area and district of Berlin

NameTypeClassAreaDistrict
Alte National GalleryMuseum19th century ArtMitteMuseumsinsel
Altes MuseumMuseumOld AntiquitiesMitteMuseumsinsel
BebelplatzLandmarkSquareMitteUnter den Linden
Berliner DomeLandmark:ReligiousCathedralMitteMuseumsinsel
Bode -MuseumMuseumArt & SculptureMitteMuseumsinsel
Brandenburg GateLandmarkGateMitteUnter den Linden
Deutscher DomLandmark:Religious
CathedralMitteFriedrichstadt
Deutsches History MuseumMuseumHistoryMitteUnter den Linden
French DomLandmark:Religious
CathedralMitteFriedrichstadt
Friedrichswerder KircheLandmark:Religious
ChurchMitteUnter den Linden
Gendarmenmarkt LandmarkSquareMitteFriedrichstadt
KunstHalleMuseumExhibitionMitteUnter den Linden
Memorial to Persecuted Homosexuals under NazismLandmarkMemorialMitteFriedrichstadt
Memorial to the Murdered Jews of EuropeLandmarkMemorialMitteFriedrichstadt
Museum for CommunicationMuseumCommunicationMitteFriedrichstadt
Neue WacheLandmarkMemorialMitteUnter den Linden
Neues MuseumMuseumEgyptian AntiquitiesMitteMuseumsinsel
Pariser PlatzLandmarkSquareMitteUnter den Linden
Pergamon MuseumMuseumClassical AntiquitiesMitteMuseumsinsel
Place of TearsMuseumHistoricMitteUnter den Linden
St. Hedwig's KathedraleLandmark:Religious
CathedralMitteUnter den Linden
StatdschlossLandmarkRe-constructed City PalaceMitteMuseumsinsel
Day Trips from Berlin…
  • Brandenburg
  • Dresden
  • Hamburg
  • Lehnitz Sea
  • Leipzig
  • Pfaueninsel
  • Potsdam
  • Rüdersdorf
  • Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp
  • Saxon Switzerland National Park
  • Spreeworld
  • Wandlitzsee
  • Wannsee

Transportation in Berlin…

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