Berlin is the capital of Germany and the site of many global historical events. Its location is a great deal of architectural grandeur. There are many things to do and see in Berlin, including eating, entertainment, drinking (drinking is an activity anywhere you go in Germany) and sightseeing. And when you are sightseeing in Berlin, there are five things that you really should not miss. Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe; This memorial was opened to the public in May 2005. It is conveniently located near downtown Berlin and has an easy access to public transportation. It is a reminder of the atrocities done to people during the Second World War. It dauntingly reminds us that the same could happen again if we forget the screams of past.
East Side Gallery: This remnant of the Berlin wall stands flushed in colors contrasting the surrounding cityscape. This mile long stretch is the longest portion of the wall that still remains. It bears endless piece of artwork on it. Several emotional and political statements also mark its face. These statements induce strong feelings amongst not just the city people but also in the hearts of those who come to see it from all across the world.
Charlottenburg Palace: This palace is a stunning example of Baroque architecture. The grounds are delightful as well. Built in the late 17th Century as the summer residence for Sophie Charlotte. While a guided tour is not necessary to see some of the opulent rooms, to see all of the splendid sights, a tour must be taken. The tours guide book are in German but information sheets in other languages are provided.
St. Nicholas Church: This church is very old, and an excellent example of the changes that can take place over the centuries. Throughout history different features have been added, including a presbytery and two ornamental towers. It was hit during World War II, and remains un-restored and partially ruined as a testament to the destruction of war. It provided the setting for the 1307 agreement that united the two settlements that became Berlin: Berlin and Colln.
Brecht Weigel Museum: It displays the grand history of the Berlin theatre. It was originally the home of the famous playwright Bertolt Brecht and his actress wife Helen Weigel. It showcases the history of Berliner Ensemble, an 'epic theatre' company and displays vast information about the Berlin theatre through numerous manuscripts, and collection of printed works. It also features The Keller, a small restaurant located downstairs, good for catching a quick bite.
Potsdam Gardens are located about 25 minutes away from Berlin by train, in a town called Potsdam. You can see many beautiful gardens and spend the day relaxing and enjoying the beautiful sights and fragrant smells. Besides all these awesome places, Berlin has a lot more to offer to its visitors. There are a whole lot of places of cultural and historical value to visit in and around Berlin. So plan you Germany Holidays Travel.