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Did you know that Berlin Germany has more than 140 Museums? Did you further know that this city has more than 1,400 bridges, and besides all that more than 100 additional places of interest? Read on to discover.

With about 3,400,000 inhabitants, Berlin is the largest City in Germany. It is 38 kilometres long and 45 kilometres wide. Consider that Berlin has a lot of suburbs and districts. As you know, the city was divided in its history. You will still recognize that there is/was East-Berlin and West-Berlin so it has a "City East" and a "City West".

Arrival is possible with four different options.

1. By aircraft – Berlin has three airports.

2. By train – it's a junction of the German Rail Network. Example, the station "Bahnhof Zoo" is located within Belin Mitte (City East), thus you have "instant access" to a lot of sights and pubs.

3. By Car – All motorways to Berlin lead to the "Berliner Ring". From there you can get to the inner city on various access roads.

4. By Bus – it's a well-priced and comfortable way to travel to this (or any other) city. The "Zentraler Omnibusbahnhof" (ZOB - Central Bus Station) is situated near the Exhibition Centre (ICC), in Charlottenburg, City West. From there, you have connections to over 350 destinations in Germany and Europe!

Now, shall we get started? Okay, c'mon, take my hand, let's go sightseeing! :-)


The Reichstag was constructed from 1884-94 by Paul Wallot, is the seat of the German Bundestag or federal government and, with its new transparent dome, one of the biggest crowd-draws in Berlin. Its colorful past reflects the turbulence of German history since the 19th century. From 1994-99, the Reichstag was reconstructed and extended by the Architect Sir Norman Forster. He decided to add an accessible transparent dome, inwhich you can walk through and "participate" and view how political decisions are made. One says, "We (the government) want to show that we have nothing to hide". Go to for further information on this monumental building.


This is the most legendary street in the whole city. It combines the architecture of the New Berlin with the tradition of the "Golden Twenties". In the Twenties, the 3.5 km long street was the location for pleasure palaces, cafés, theatres and variety theatres such as the famous "Wintergarten". After the division of the city, the Wall also cut through this street. The world famous Checkpoint Charlie was located at the border of the districts of Kreuzberg and Mitte and thus at the border of East and West Berlin. Not only visitors but also the employees from the new, chic offices, agencies and media centres all enjoy the urban spirit and New York flair of the new Friedrichstrasse.

Checkpoint Charlie

From 1961 to 1990, Checkpoint Charlie was the only border crossing point for the Allies, foreigners, employees of the Permanent Representation, and officials of the GDR. And it was the place where Soviet and American tanks stood face to face. Today, the checkpoint is commemorated by a border sign and a soldier's post. Stuck for a moment, the second part arrives soon :-) Then you can go on with your Berlin Sightseeing Tour. In it we will go to places like the Alexanderplatz, the Brandenburg Gate, and the Museum's Island.

Kind regards,
Marcus Hochstadt
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