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3 days in Berlin

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3 days in Berlin
A tour of the best things to do during a weekend in Berlin. Make sure you have comfortable shoes and a camera. Pick up a free map at one of the tourist centers or at your hotel and hostel.
Good for: Families, Groups, Seniors, Individuals
Seasons: Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
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Day 1
Brandenburg Gate (Brandenburger Tor)
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Brandenburg Gate (Brandenburger Tor)

Located in no-man's land between East and West Germany during the Cold War, this famous monument, built during the 18th-century reign of Friedrich Wilhelm II, has long been a defining symbol of Berlin and both the city's division and unification.

Fee: No      Duration of visit: 1-2 hours
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Charlottenburg Palace (Schloss Charlottenburg)
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Charlottenburg Palace (Schloss Charlottenburg)

Built from 1695–99 as a summer residence for Sophie Charlotte, this palace is a stunning example of baroque architecture.

Fee: Yes      Duration of visit: 2-3 hours
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Television Tower
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Television Tower

The best and highest point from which to admire Berlin.Do you want to discover Berlin 360°? Then you will be in just the right place at the TV Tower. From 203 and 207 metres high you can look out over the entire city with its large number of tourist attractions: you can see the Reichstag (Parliament building), the Brandenburg Gate and the Main Railway Station from here, as well as the... More

The best and highest point from which to admire Berlin.Do you want to discover Berlin 360°? Then you will be in just the right place at the TV Tower. From 203 and 207 metres high you can look out over the entire city with its large number of tourist attractions: you can see the Reichstag (Parliament building), the Brandenburg Gate and the Main Railway Station from here, as well as the Olympic Stadium, the Museum Island (Museumsinsel) and the Potsdam Square (Potsdamer Platz).With almost 1.2 million visitors every year, the Berlin TV Tower is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Berlin. For an extra treat, enjoy a meal in Sphere, the revolving restaurant. You will be able to admire Berlin from all angles without leaving your seat. Less

Fee: Yes      Duration of visit: 1-2 hours
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Alexanderplatz
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Alexanderplatz

In the 1970s, Alexanderplatz became an experiment in socialist urban aesthetics. The square is the home to the World Time Clock, a continually rotating installation that shows the time around the globe and Hermann Henselmann’s Haus des Lehrers.

Fee: No      Duration of visit: 1-2 hours
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Zur Letzten Instanz (seit 1621)
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Zur Letzten Instanz (seit 1621)

Napoleon is believed to have once dined at this restaurant, which opened in 1621.

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Day 2
Berlin Cathedral
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Berlin Cathedral

This ornate Protestant cathedral is one of Berlin's best known landmarks.

Fee: Yes      Duration of visit: 1-2 hours
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Pergamon Museum
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Pergamon Museum

This internationally renowned ancient history museum contains several fantastic artifacts, including the huge Altar of Zeus and the famous Ishtar Gate from Babylon.

Fee: Yes      Duration of visit: 2-3 hours
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Unter den Linden
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Unter den Linden

This famous East Berlin street is lined with interesting attractions and historic sites.

Fee: No      Duration of visit: 2-3 hours
Day 3
Reichstag Building
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Reichstag Building

With the help of  the visitors office of the Bundestag, try out the Arts and Architecture tour or an actual tour of the Reichstag (if Parliament is... more »

Fee: No      Duration of visit: 2-3 hours
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Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church
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Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church

The ruins of this famous landmark, damaged during World War II bombings, serve as a symbol of the destruction of war.

Fee: Yes      Duration of visit: 1-2 hours
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Gemaeldegalerie
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Gemaeldegalerie

A wide selection of European artwork, dating from the 1200s through the 1700s, can be found at this popular museum.

Fee: Yes      Duration of visit: 2-3 hours
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Joseph Roth Diele
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Joseph Roth Diele

This restaurant is named after an Austrian Jewish writer who lived next door before being forced into exile by the Nazis. Known for German-style sandwiches and cakes.

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