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24 HOURS IN BERLIN: Main Places To Visit

24 HOURS IN BERLIN: Main Places To Visit
13.08.2019

24 HOURS IN BERLIN: Main Places To Visit

So you have got 24 hours in Berlin and not a clue where to start – then this post is for you! I’m going to share with you my highlight’s and ‘must-do’s’ for 48 hours in Berlin which will help you experience as much of the city as possible without having you feeling like you’re racing around the town!

ALEXANDERPLATZ & THE WORLD TIME CLOCK

Alexanderplatz is a great place to start. The World Time Clock has become a meeting point for locals and visitors alike – and at 10m tall, it’s hard to miss it! With a revolving cylinder displaying the 24 world time zones and corresponding major cities, it is constructed so that you can read the time in any of the named locations. A simplified solar system sits atop the World Time Clock and revolves once per minute. It’s really a sight you do not want to miss on your Berlin tour.

MUSEUM ISLAND

This is just one of the 5 museums located on the banks of the River Spree, which were collectively named as a UNESCO Heritage Site in 1999.
*Tip: For museum lovers, the Berlin Welcome Card includes free entry to each site*

BERLIN CATHEDRAL


Nestled between the museums of Museum island is Berlin Cathedral. Another truly beautiful building, take a seat on the well-tended grassy areas outside and enjoy the view!
And if you and your buddies are feeling a little adventurous – hire one of these 6-seater circular bikes and give yourself the funniest tour of the Mitte district that you could ever experience!

BRANDENBURG GATE

A sight to behold at any time of the day, it’s stunning architecture makes for beautiful photographs and ensures it is one of Berlin’s best-known landmarks. Once a symbol of war and division in Germany, it is now a symbol of peace and unity.

REICHSTAG

The Reichstag houses Germany’s Parliament and is one of the most historically significant buildings in Berlin. Partly destroyed as a result of an arson attack in 1933, it fell into disrepair and although it was made safe in the 1960’s, no attempt was made to restore it until the reunification of Germany in 1990. Following completion in 1999, it once again became the site when the German Parliament meets.

The restored building also boasts a glass dome which provides 360 degree views of the surrounds and looks down on the parliament floor below. Entry is free; however, it is highly recommended that you register your interest in walking the dome prior to your arrival in Berlin.

HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL

A Monument and Information Center combined, no trip to Berlin will be complete without paying your respects to the murdered Jews of Europe. This site provides a very large memorial to a terrible point in Germany’s history and is free for all the enter.

BERLIN WALL

Once a physical symbol of separation and the suppression of human rights under the Communist ruled East Berlin, the remaining sections of the wall on are now covered in colorful graffiti.

CHECKPOINT CHARLIE & POTZDAMER PLATZ

A site that has been memorialized in many movies, it was the best known official crossing point between East and West Berlin during the separation years. A slightly unimpressive sight these days, and overrun with commercial business trying the cash in, a quick stop here for the customary photo is all the time you’ll need.
You will never forget each of your 24 hours in Berlin if you surrender yourself with history and best cites of this miraculous city!

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