Berlin :  Stunning Architecture, Vibrant Culture and Dynamic Nightlife In The German Capital

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Berlin : Stunning Architecture, Vibrant Culture and Dynamic Nightlife In The German Capital

Berlin is often seen as the crown of cultural diversity in the world, a forefront for religious and ethnic diversity, this German city has been a prominent symbol of freedom in modern history. With it's significance in history, stunning architecture, vibrant culture and dynamic nightlife, Germany offers a wide range of attractions for all ages. Here are some of the most popular things to do in the German capital.

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Berlin : Stunning Architecture, Vibrant Culture and Dynamic Nightlife In The German Capital

1. The Charlottenburg Palace

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The Charlottenburg Palace is one of Berlin's most famous and beautiful royal palaces in the German capital. The Palace was built at the end of the 17th century and is particularly known for its weather-moving statue. The interior of the palace is decorated with exotic decorations in styles such as Rococo and Baroque, as well as a magnificent garden of natural charm with a unique and enchanting view. The Charlottenburg Palace has a theater, many statues and many passages that can take you to every part of the palace.

2. Brandenburg Gate

The Brandenburg Gate is one of the most iconic structures in Berlin, built to mark the road from Berlin to the town of Brandenburg. Built in the 18th century, the famous building has long been a symbol of the country. The Brandenburg Gate in Berlin is located in the Place Pariser, at the end of Unter den Linden, which makes for a great spot to start a walking tour around the city.

3. Siegessäule

The Siegessäule also known as the Victory Column was built in Berlin in July 1873 AD to commemorate the country's victory against Denmark when the region was known as Prussia. Although the tower is picturesque and a sight to behold in itself, a viewing platform at the top offers stunning views over the city and Tiergarten park should not be missed.

4. Berliner Fernsehturm

The Berliner Fernsehturm towers above the city of Berlin offering impeccable views over the metropolis. Located close to Alexanderplatz square in Berlin's Mitte district it rises to 368 meters tall and consists of 147 floors. Although construction on the tower finished in 1969, it still remains the tallest building in all of Germany and can be seen from most tourist spots in Berlin. Head to the top of the tower for some of the best views over the center of the city. The dome at the center of the tower often creates a reflection from the sun that appears in the shape of a cross, because of this many Berliners call it the 'Pope's revenge'.

5. Pergamon Museum

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The Pergamon Museum is one of Germany's most important and visted public museums, with historical monuments and works of arts from several civilizations dating back almost 4,000 years. The Pergamon Museum is located on an islet known as Museum Island in the River Spree. The displays consist of three main suites, a collection of classical monuments that occupy the architectural halls and sculpture pavilion, the Near East Museum and the Museum of Islamic Art. You can see the famous Ishtar Gate, the procession from the main road to the historical city of Babylon, as well as the drawings and cuneiform inscriptions above the slabs of clay, stone, wax, and metal. There's also a unique collection of ceramics, pottery and many treasures and artefacts of civilization, art, and culture.

6. The Neues Museum

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Another of Berlin's Museum Island attractions, The Neues Mueseum contains many precious and rare artefacts from the great civilizations throughout history. In particular it is famous for its early civilization exhibits such as the Egyptian, Prehistory and Early History collections.

7. The Old Berlin Museum

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The Old Berlin Museum (also called Altes Museum) is one of the oldest museums in the city, completed in 1830 and offers some stunning architecture with its pillars and sculptures based on the Roman Pantheon. First used to house the art collection of the Prussian royal family, the museum has expanded significantly, displaying art and treasures from all ages and the largest collection of Etruscan art outside of Italy.

8. The Museum of Musical Instruments Berlin

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The Museum of Musical Instruments Berlin is one of the most important museums in the world, well-known among those with a particular interest in music. The museum contains a huge collection of different musical instruments from the sixteenth century to the present day, from different civilizations and areas around the world.

9. Berlin Zoo

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The Berlin Zoo opened in August 1844 in the heart of Berlin's Charlottenburg district, minutes from the famous landmark, the Victory Column. Thanks to King Frederick William III of Prussia and his passion for exotic animals, the Berlin Zoo became the first zoo in Germany and the ninth around the world. The zoo includes about 17,000 different species of animals. In 1913, an aquarium was added to the zoo containing a range of different beautiful marine creatures, coral reefs and a shark pool, one of the largest collections in Europe. Berlin Zoo has a unique and rare collection of animals, with famous animals such as Knut the polar bear and Bao Bao the giant panda. The park is easily accessible due to its location in the middle of Berlin and distance from other tourist attractions in Berlin.

10. Tiergarten

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Berlin's green oasis in the city center, Tiergarten dates back all the way to 1527 and is one of the largest urban parks in Germany, offering a welcome respite from the stress of the busy city life. At the center of the park is the aforementioned Victory Column which towers over the area, along with various other sculptures most of which depict Prussian generals. Ideal for strolling around and enjoying the local nature and relaxation spots, the park also features a zoo at the southwestern tip.

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As one of the most significant cities for art and culture in Europe, offering an extensive mix of both modern and ancient collections, in Berlin you'll find a myriad of attractions and historical structures this guide can't even begin to cover. Immerse yourself and experience the German capital at it's full capacity.