Berlin, Germany

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The capital of Germany, Berlin is the most popular tourist destination during the winter holidays. Germans love to celebrate Christmas with an extra zeal and zest. Due to this reason Berlin Christmas markets are the best all around the world. The city is an eclectic mix of old and new culture and architecture. It boasts of hundreds of museums, art galleries, Berlin Opera, Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra and Museum Island. Museum Island is a UNESCO World Heritage Site filled with many museums and galleries portraying stunning displays. On top of being a cultural hub Berlin is also a major center for media, politics and sciences.

It is hard to choose the top Berlin, Germany tourist attractions because the city has a lot to offer. But I have still tried to come up with a list of the best Berlin, Germany Tourist Attractions.

The Rebuilt Reichstag

The Neo-Renaissance palace was burned down in 1933 but after a ten year reconstruction process it has come a glory of its own. The Kuppel, its replacement dome is completely made of glass and offers a stunning view especially at night time. The sight is so popular with tourists that tickets have to be requested in advance for entry into the dome!

Museum Island

Spree Island in a UNESCO World Heritage Site, more commonly known as the Museum Island. The name is due to presence of many world famous museums on this island namely; Old Museum (Altes Museum), New Museum (Neues Museum), Old National Gallery (Alte Nationalgalerie), Bode Museum and the Pergamon. These museums house the crown jewels, collection of Classical Antiquities, Byzantine art, Egyptian Papyrus Collection and Muslim art from the Middle East.

The Brandenburg Gate

A symbol of unity and peace, the Brandenburg Gate is a famous landmark and a top Berlin tourist attraction. It has a great beauty and is also a great historical significance.

The Berlin Wall Memorial and Checkpoint Charlie

The wall sheds a light on the dark past of Germany and was teared down in WWII. Now after reconstruction as a memorial it holds Marienfelde Refugee Center Museum, Window of Remembrance, Visitor Center and Museum Haus am Checkpoint Charlie.

Berlin TV Tower

An engineering marvel and the tallest structure in the whole Germany, the Berlin TV tower provides a wonderful vantage point of the whole city together with a restaurant to enjoy exquisite cuisines and wines.

Some other Berlin, Germany tourist attractions include Charlottenburg Palace and Park, DDR Museum, Treptower Park, Gendarmenmarkt, Alexanderplatz, Charlottenburg Palace, Pergamon Museum and many more.

Berlin Christmas Markets 2018

If you are visiting Berlin during the winter holidays than it is without question that you will be spending one the best Christmas of your life here in the world famous Berlin Christmas markets.

I have selected some of the best Christmas markets and fairs for you to visit during your holidays.

Christmas Market at Charlottenburg Palace

This market that is set up right in front of the palace, offers more than 250 vendors selling Christmas goods and foods. It also offers a Christmas fair with the merry-go rounds and the whole experience. The whole area including the palace grounds, is lit up like a Christmas tree. It is a sight to behold in December!

Christmas Market at the Bröhan Museum

This market is particularly famous for its artists and artisans.

Christmas Market at Schlossplatz in Köpenick

Kreuzboerg Christmas Market

Weihnachtsrodeo - Christmas Rodeo Design Market

Christmas Market at Gendarmenmarkt

Berlin Christmas Events 2018

Event

Date

Venue

Price

Christmas Garden Berlin

15 Nov

Botanischer Garten Berlin

from €8.50

The Nutcracker

17 Nov

Deutsche Oper Berlin

from €27.64

Christmas Party on the Spree

01 Dec

Hafen Treptow

from €32.00

Mariah Carey

05 Dec

Mercedes-Benz Arena Berlin

from €75.15

Gregorian - Holy Chants Tour 2018

07 Dec

Verti Music Hall

from €44.95

J.S. Bach: Christmas Oratorio (I-III)

14 Dec

Berliner Dom

from €12.65

Moscow State Ballett - Schwanensee

19 Dec

Theater am Potsdamer Platz

from €37.00

Roncalli Christmas Circus 2018/2019

21 Dec

Tempodrom

from €28.20

A Tribute to Sinatra and Friends

25 Dec

Theater am Potsdamer Platz

from €39.90

 

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