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Berlin, Germany

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WHAT TO SEE & DO BERLIN ATTRACTIONS


ARCHITECTURE

Kantdreieck
Kantstrasse 155
Berlin
www.berlinerfernsehturm.de
New architecture by Josef Paul Kleihues.

DZ Bank
DZ Bank

Ludwig-Erhard-Haus
Fasanenstrasse 85
10623 Berlin, Germany
49-30-723-90157
www.leh-berlin.de
Bizarre structure by Nicholas Grimshaw with an outline inspired by an armadillo.

Neues Kranzler Eck
Kurfürstendamm & Joachimsthaler Strasse
www.neueskranzlereck.de
Helmut Jahn designed this new mall-and-office complex.

Philharmonie
Herbert-von-Karajan Strasse 1
10785 Berlin, Germany
49-30-254-88-999
www.berliner-philharmoniker.de
The extravagantly designed home of Berlin's world-famous orchestra.

Sony Center
Potsdamer Strasse
www.sonycenter.de
Dramatic Helmut Jahn-designed multi-use complex providing free public Wi-Fi
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CHURCHES

Kaiser Wilhelm Gedächtniskirche (Emperor William Memorial Church)
Breitscheidplatz
49-30-218-5023
www.gedaechtniskirche.com
Landmark wartime memorial in western Berlin.

Marienkirche (St Mary's Church)
Karl-Liebknecht-Strasse 8
49-30-242-4467
Dating back to the 13th century, this red brick church is filled with artistic treasures.

Nikolaikirche
Nikolaikirchplatz
10178 Berlin (Mitte)
49-30-2400-2162
Dating back to 1230, this church turned museum is Berlin's oldest surviving structure and is currently under restoration.

LANDMARKS

Hotel Adlon Kempinski
Unter den Linden 77
49-30-22610
www.hotel-adlon.de
Legendary hotel next to the Brandenburg Gate and Gehry's bank building.

Brandenburg Gate
Brandenburg Gate

Brandenburg Gate
Pariser Platz
The only surviving city gate and famous Berlin landmark.

Gedenkstätte Deutscher Widerstand (German Resistance Memorial Center)
Stauffenbergstrasse 13-14
49-30-2699-5000
www.gdw-berlin.de
A chronicle of German Nazi resistance in a historic site.

Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe
Bounded by Ebertstrasse, Behrensstrasse, Coral-Berliner-Strasse & Hannah-Arendt-Strasse
49-30-2639-4336
www.holocaust-mahnmal.de

Giant memorial and subterranean information center about the Holocaust.

Reichstag
Platz der Republik
49-30-2273-2152
www.reichstag.de

Take the lift to the stunning glass dome top for sweeping city views.

Schloss Charlottenburg (Charlottenburg Palace)
Spandauer Damm
49-30-390-911
www.spsg.de
Imposing royal residence with sprawling gardens.

MUSEUMS

Alte Nationalgalerie
Bodestrasse 1-3
10178 Berlin, Germany
49-30-2090-5577
www.smb.spk-berlin.de
Exquisite collection of 19th-century European paintings and sculpture.

Altes Museum
Am Lustgarten
10178 Berlin, Germany
49-30-2090-5577
www.smb.spk.berlin.de
Schinkel-designed museum houses antiquities from Egypt, Greece and Rome.

DDR Museum (GDR Museum)
Karl-Liebknecht-Strasse 1
349-30-847 123 731
www.ddr-museum.de
A fascinating glimpse at daily life behind the Iron Curtain.

Deutsches Historisches Museum (German Historical Museum)
Unter den Linden 2
49-30-2030-4444
www.dhm.de
Journey through 2000 years of German history without leaving the building, formerly Berlin's historic armory.

Fernsehturm
Fernsehturm

Gemäldegalerie
Matthäikirchplatz 8
10785 Berlin, Germany
49-30-266-2951
www.smb.spk-berlin.de
One of Berlin's premier art museums.

Haus am Checkpoint Charlie (Mauermuseum)
Friedrichstrasse 43
49-30-253-7250
10969 Berlin, Germany
www.mauer-museum.com
Explore the history of the Berlin Wall and the city during the Cold War.

Kennedy Museum
Pariser Platz 4a
49-30-2065 3570
www.thekennedys.de
Nonpolitical exhibit is like a 3D Kennedy family photo album.

Museum für Film und Fernsehen (Museum of Film & Television)
Potsdamer Strasse 2
49-30-300-9030
www.filmmuseum-berlin.de
Featuring silent movies to sci-fi, this high-tech museum charts the major milestones in German film and television history.

Neue Nationalgalerie
Potsdamer Strasse 50
10785 Berlin, Germany
49-30-266-2951
www.smb.spk-berlin.de
Houses 20th-century art in a stunning glass and steel building designed by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe

Pergamon Museum
Am Kupfergraben 5
10117 Berlin, Germany
49-30-2090-5577
www.smb.spk-berlin.de
Showcase of antiquities, including the famous Pergamon Altar.

Museum Berggruen
Schlossstrasse 1
49-30-326 9580
www.smb.spk-berlin.de
Features art by Picasso and his contemporaries.

Bröhan Museum
Schlossstrasse 1a
30-49-3269-0600
www.broehan-museum.de
Design and furniture by Rene Lalique, Henry van de Velde and other turn of the 20th century artists.

Museum Scharf-Gerstenberg
Schlossstraße 70
14059 Berlin (Charlottenburg)
49-30-3435-7315
www.smb.spk-berlin.de
Brand new museum zeroes in on Surrealist masters and the artists that inspired their vision.

KIDS

Legoland Discovery Center
Sony Center
Potsdamer Strasse
49-30-301 0400
www.legolanddiscoverycentre.com
All legos, all the time.

ENTERTAINMENT

Cinestar
Potsdamer Strasse 4
49-30-2606-6260
www.cinestar.de
Berlin's only all-English megaplex screening the latest U.S. films.

SHOPPING

Alexa
Alexanderstrasse 4
49-30-269-3400
www.alexacentre.com
Brand new mega-shopping mall in eastern city center.

Galeria Kaufhof
Alexanderplatz 9
10178 Berlin (Mitte)
49-30-247-430
GDR-era department store recently got a sleek makeover by Josef Paul Kleihues.

KaDeWe department store
KaDeWe department store

KaDeWe
Tauentzienstrasse 21-24
10789 Berlin
49-30-21210
www.kadewe.de
Europe's second biggest department store.

Potsdamer Platz Arkaden
Located in the Daimler City development on Alte Potsdamer Strasse
49-30-255-9270
www.potsdamer-platz-arkaden.de
Nicely designed indoor mall with more than 100 stores and eateries on three floors.

VIEWS

Fernsehturm (TV Tower)
Panoramastrasse 1A
10178 Berlin
49-30-242-3333
www.berlinerfernsehturm.de
At 1200 ft., this is Berlin's tallest structure.

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

BTM—the Berlin Tourist Information
Berlin Tourismus Marketing GmbH
Reservation and information: +49-30 / 25 00 25
www.visitBerlin.de


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