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Berlin is the perfect destination to visit in the summer. From the countless parks, to the rich history and the cozy biergartens; this is definitely a favorite of ours! For this reason, we want to show you some must-see places in Berlin, so that you know exactly where to go when you visit this special city.
A nice central place to start your adventure in the German capital is Alexanderplatz. Alexanderplatz can be found in Mitte, in the middle of Berlin, and was considered the center of East Berlin for years before the Berlin Wall came down. Not to be missed on this square is the Fernsehturm or the television tower. At 1,198 feet, this tower is higher than the Eiffel Tower (1,063 feet) and can be seen from all corners of the city (handy to keep an eye on if you get lost). Most people know that you can go into the Fernsehturm, but did you know that you can even dine here? Book a table at the window at restaurant Sphere and enjoy the spectacular view in a very special way!
Berlin may be known for its typical post-war architecture, but if you look carefully you can still taste the atmosphere of old Berlin. For example, right next to Alexanderplatz you will find the Nikolaiviertel. Walking here is like stepping into a medieval city. By the way, don't be fooled, because this idyllic part of Berlin has also been in ruins for a long time and was only rebuilt in the 1980s.
The next stop is the Berliner Dom. The Dom is a striking appearance and a must-see building. Admire this Evangelical church from the outside and certainly from the inside! Did you know that the Berliner Dom has not been open that long? Reconstructions to the church started in 1975 and since 1992 the doors of this eye-catcher have only been open again to the general public.
The cathedral is located on Museuminsel (museum island), an island in the middle of the Spree where you will find five world-famous museums, namely the Alte Nationalgalerie, the Altes Museum, Bode-Museum, Neues Museum, and finally, the Pergamon Museum. These are definitely recommended, rain or shine.
A must-see in Berlin, is, of course, the Brandenburg Gate. The Brandenburg Gate is a former city gate of 66 feet high, almost 213 feet wide, and 36 feet deep. Today you can just walk under it, but that has long been different. The Berlin Wall was close to the Brandenburger Tor and it was therefore inaccessible to both West and East Berliners for years. All the more reason to fully enjoy it during your visit!
Tiergarten, the green heart of the city, is located next to the Brandenburg Gate. At over 500 acres, this is Berlin's largest park; the ideal place for a lovely walk, picnic, or visit Café am Neuen See. Here you can drink a cold beer in the beer garden or rent a boat to float on the Neuen See.
We continue our trip and leave for Checkpoint Charlie. Checkpoint Charlie was perhaps the best-known passage between East and West Berlin. This was also the only post where foreigners could cross the border to and from the GDR (German Democratic Republic) at the time. Next to Checkpoint Charlie is the Museum Haus am Checkpoint Charlie, where you can learn all about the history of the Berlin Wall. In addition, in this museum, you will find countless stories about people who tried to cross the wall. An impressive piece of history that you should definitely not miss when you are in Berlin.
Tot slot is een echte must see natuurlijk de East Side Gallery. East Side Gallery het langste stuk van de Berlijnse muur dat nog staat en is bovendien een openlucht galerie van wel 1316 meter lang. Op de muur zijn kunstwerken te vinden van 118 artiesten uit 21 landen. Een van de bekendste kunstwerken is misschien wel “My God, Help Me to Survive This Deadly Love”, ook wel de “Fraternal Kiss” genoemd, een muurschildering waarop de socialistische broederkus van Leonid Brezhnev en Erich Honecker is afgebeeld. Wist je dat de kus die hierop afgebeeld is geen spotprent is! Deze broederlijke kus was een normale begroeting tussen socialistische leiders en zou symbool staan voor gelijkheid.
New budget Icelandic airline, PLAY Air, is offering bargain flights from the East Coast to Berlin during the late summer and fall months. There's also great value nonstop fares through Norwegian's newest budget airline, Norse Atlantic.
Are you visiting Berlin this summer? Then you can take advantage of a very cool deal from the BVG (public transport provider in Germany). For only €9 per month ($9.40) you can travel in June, July, and August for a bargain price! With this ticket you can make unlimited use of the bus, U-bahn, S-bahn, and regional trains.
After this period, you get the best deal if you buy tickets in a bundle (4 tickets for the AB lines in Berlin are then €9.40 ($9.82)) or if you take a day ticket it's €8.60 ($8.99).
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