Top sights Berlin

Top sights Berlin

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Berlin Cathedral

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The Berlin Cathedral, the largest church in Berlin, sees itself as a central place of the Evangelical Church in Germany. With its church services, guided tours and more than 100 concerts and events each year, the Berlin Cathedral invites you to approach the Christian faith tradition in a musical and a spiritual way.

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Nikolaikirche (in the Nikolaiviertel)

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For nearly 800 years, the St. Nicholas Church dominates the center of Berlin. The church is located in the middle of the Nikolaiviertel - the oldest residential area in Berlin is characterized by medieval streets. The stone basement floors of the twin tower system are considered the oldest areas of Berlin that are still preserved. The permanent exhibition "From foundations to twin spiers" allows an insight into the history of the Church and the Nikolai quarter. Events, concerts and a weekly finale with organ music are held. There is a separate program for children and adolescents.

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Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church

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The Protestant Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church (also: colloquial short Memorial Church and the Berlin popularly called "Hollow Tooth") stands on the Breitscheidplatz between the Kurfürstendamm, Tauentzienstraße and the Budapester Straße in Berlin's Charlottenburg district. The undestroyed, old part, of the church is now a museum and a war memorial. It is considered a landmark of West Berlin.

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Checkpoint Charlie

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Checkpoint Charlie was one of the most famous Berlin border crossings at the Berlin Wall between 1961 and 1990. It combines in the Friedrichstrasse, between Zimmerstraße and Kochstraße, the Soviet with the US-American sector and thus the East Berlin district of Mitte, with the district of West-Berlin Kreuzberg . The checkpoint was set up as a result of the Wall in August 1961 in order to detect the border crossings of the Western Allied military personnel, the Soviet Military Liaison Mission (SMM) and foreign diplomats.

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Holocaust Memorial

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The Memorial for the Murdered Jews of Europe in central Berlin is the central Holocaust memorial site in Germany, a place of remembrance and commemoration of the six million Jewish victims of the Holocaust. Located between the Brandenburg Gate and Potsdamer Platz, the monument consists of the by Peter Eisenman designed site with ´stelae´ and an attached underground "Place of Information", that holds the names of all known Jewish Holocaust victims, obtained from the Israeli museum Yad Vashem.

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Reichstag

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The Reichstag is the building that is used by the German Congress (Bundestag). The busy history, with its ups and downs in Germanys history are reflected in the Reichstag. For years, the Reichstag building was right next to the Berlin Wall, after reunification, it was restored and decorated with a new dome, which has one of Berlin's most popular sights of the city.

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East Side Gallery

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The East Side Gallery is the world's longest open-air gallery. It was created in 1990 after the reunification. On a length of 1.3 kilometers painted 118 artists from all over the world of the Wall along the Mühlenstraße between Oberbaumbrücke and Ostbahnhof.

Car exhaust fumes and vandalism of the East Side Gallery grow strongly. The become unrecognizable motives were therefore largely by the artists 2009 original newly painted.

The spontaneous work of art between the Oberbaumbrücke and Ostbahnhof is now under monument protection.

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Brandenburg Gate

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The Brandenburg Gate was built from 1788 to 1791. Built by Carl Gotthard Langhans and is a well known landmark and national symbol, with the many important events in the history of Berlin, Germany, Europe and the world of 20th century are connected.

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Schloss Sanssouci

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No other palace is so connected with the personality of Frederick the Great as Sanssouci Palace. The name Sanssouci - without concern - is to be understood as a wish and leadership motif of the king, because here he retreted with his dogs the most. His summer residence was his last favorite and important refuge in difficult times. The location of the castle to the famous vineyard terraces and the originally preserved 18th century furnishing allow the visitor of today to dive into the world of the philosopher of Sanssouci.

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