Last Updated:3/23/2006 11:39:46 AM
Berlin Tourist Attractions | About Berlin Germany Site Map Add to Favorites
Germany HotelsBook Hotels Worldwide - Save Upto 70% !!
Home About Us Contact Us About Germany Germany Cities Travel Guide
Select City
Select Hotel
Berlin City Information Berlin Hotels

Berlin is the largest City in Germany. It is 38 kilometres long and 45 kilometres wide and covers an area of 889 square kilometres. Compared to other European cities, Berlin with its less than 800 years is considered a rather young city, but its history is unique.


Berlin Tourist Attractions

-› Alexanderplatz :

This square used to be called "Oxen square". It got its present name after the visit in 1805 of Czar Alexander I. It developed into an important traffic junction and business centre from 1882 onwards. Alexanderplatz was modernised in the 1920s. Today only the office buildings of Peter Behren (Alexander - and Berolina-Haus) remain from that period. The surrounding apartment blocks were part of the reconstruction programme of the GDR, such as the "Haus des Lehrers" (Teachers House) with its frieze and the domed Congress Hall.

-› Alte Bibliothek (Old Library) :

This building in flamboyant baroque style was completed in 1780. It was popularly called "the commode". The library today is part of Humboldt University. Next to it stands the Alte Palais ( Old Palace ), built by Carl Ferdinand Langhans in between 1834-36.

-› Berliner Dom (Berlin Cathedral) :

The emperor William II had the unpretentious cathedral built by Schinkel torn down and replaced by this monumental neobaroque construction (1894-1905). After an extensive restoration the cathedral was consecrated once more in 1993. The big organ is particularly impressive, as is the imperial rood loft.

-› Berlin Wall :

Not much is left from the wall that ringed West-Berlin for 28 years and separated East from West. On Bernauer Strasse (Wedding) a memorial to the Wall was installed with a few remnants of the infamous wall as a background. Right across from here a documentation centre at the Evangelical Reconciliation Congregation is devoted to the history of the Berlin Wall. Further down on Eberswalder Strasse stands a "Wall Park". Memorial crosses along the Reichstag recall the victims of the Wall. Fragments of the wall can be bought at the infobox and in Niederkirchner Strasse.

-› Fernsehturm ( Television Tower ) :

Designed by Hermann Henselmann, also responsible for the Stalin-Alee (Boulevard), the tower was erected in between 1965-69. It is 365 metres high. A revolving café-restaurant at a height of 207 metres (one rotation takes half an hour) allows you to see as far as 40 kilometres away, provided the weather is fine of course. The Radio Tower (Funkturm) to the west, built in 1926, has a height of 150 metres.

-› Jüdisches Museum :

In September 2001, this permanent exposition was opened in the spectacular Daniel Libeskind building, which already became as a vacant building a symbol of Berlin and had 350.000 visitors in two years' time. The exposition illustrates by means of ordinary objects, documents and works of art the history of the Jews in Germany , from the beginning in Roman times until now.

-› Haus der Kulturen der Welt (House of the World's Cultures) :

This congress centre was a gift from the United States of America. In 1980 the concrete roof construction caved in. On the occasion of Berlin's 750th anniversary the centre was reconstructed. It has been the "House of the World's Cultures" since 1989, and is now a lively cultural centre that mainly attracts guests from non-European countries.

-› Marienkirche ( Church of Our Lady ) :

This second parish church of Berlin was constructed around 1270. It was renovated and extended on several occasions. The church possesses valuable works of art such as a bronze font (1437), a marble pulpit (1703) by Andreas Schlüter and the "Danse Macabre", a 15th century fresco painted after an outbreak of the plague.

    Hotel list in Germany  
a Augsburg Hotel  
a Baden-Baden Hotels  
a Berlin Hotels  
a Bonn Hotels  
a Bremen Hotels  
a Cologne Hotels  
a Dortmund Hotels  
a Dresden Hotels  
a Dusseldorf Hotels  
a Frankfurt Hotels  
a Freiburg Hotels  
a Fuessen Hotels  
a Garmisch-Partenkirchen  
a Hamburg Hotels  
a Hannover Hotels  
a Heidelberg Hotels  
a Karlsruhe Hotels  
a Koblenz Hotels  
a Leipzig Hotels  
a Luebeck Hotels  
a Munich Hotels  
a Muenster Hotels  
a Nuremberg Hotels  
a Passau Hotels  
a Rothenburg Hotels  
a Stuttgart Hotels  
a Wiesbaden Hotels  
Deal of The Month
Privacy Policy | Disclaimer | Travel Resources | Links Exchange | Other Destinations | FAQ | StayRes Hotels Network

Berlin Tourist Attractions | About Berlin Germany | Berlin Hotels Germany

Hotels in Germany :: Cheap Hotels in Germany :: Luxury Hotels in Germany :: Budget Hotels in Germany :: Star Hotels in Germany :: Discount Hotels in Germany
Copyright © All Rights Reserved.