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A Quick Travel Guide To Berlin - Germany

April 17, 2012 | Comments: 0 | Views: 108

Planning for a vacation in Europe? Berlin is a wonderful city to explore. It is the largest city in Germany and it is also the capital city. It is located in northeastern Germany. It has fairly cool and humid climate that makes it comfortable for a tourist to go anytime of the year.

Berlin has a fascinating history, whose streets and architecture still bear evidence to its turbulent past. These days, Berlin is very well known as a party town because of its series of events and activities all year round like concerts, fashion shows, sports events, travel, street parties and much more. It is also the city to watch when it comes to art, music, fashion and design.

What to see in Berlin:

Pergamon Museum. Be amazed with the old Greek, Islamic, Babylonian, Roman and Middle Eastern art and architecture. It's the one museum in Berlin that should not be missed by visitors.

Panoramapunkt. Take a lift to the observation deck for the this bird's eye view of the city.

Schloss Charlottenburg. it is the largest palace in Berlin and one of the major tourist attractions. Some parts of the palace are open to the public including the old palace and the new wing.

Berlin Wall. It is the symbol of freedom over oppression. The east side gallery is the best-preserved stretch turned which is now an open-air gallery.

Checkpoint Charlie. The most famous guardhouse along the Berlin Wall.

The Story of Berlin Exhibition. Learn about the city's rich heritage and the history of the famous Berlin Wall.

Reichstag. it's a large domed building that is the home of the German Parliament. People always line up to go inside the building but the best time to visit is in the afternoon for you to witness the spectacular sunset. Restaurant Kaefer is on top of the Reichstag. It is the only restaurant in the world to be inside a parliamentary building.

Jewish Museum. Or the Judisches Museum. It is the largest and most unique museum in Europe. It is almost like the shape of Star of David and contains bizarre angles to symbolize the Holocaust.

Tiergarten. One of the world's largest city parks. People can have picnics and grill parties, as well as the usual park activities such as jogging, playing frisbee, and strolling in the park.

Kurfurstendamm. One of the most famous avenues in the city. It is full of houses, hotels, restaurants, and also shops of the famous designers. Check out the showrooms of some of the high end car brands.

Brandenburg Gate. It is the most famous landmark in Berlin. Take a picture with this wonderful historical monument.

Victory Column. An important monument to honor the significant military campaigns.

Gendarmen Market. A dazzling plaza with many spectacular neoclassical buildings around it.

When visiting Berlin never miss to dine in some of its top restaurants:

Facil - specialty: alba truffles Engelbecken - specialty: organic meat and seasonal produced such as roast organic veal meat loaf. Anna Blume - specialty: homemade cakes and java coffee. Spindler and Klatt - specialty: beef bavette and sesame potatoes. Tartane - specialty: burgers and Kölsch beers from Cologne.

Indeed, Berlin is the place to party, relax and enjoy.

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