About Berlin

Berlin is the capital city of Germany and one of the 16 states of the Federal Republic of Germany. City is best known for its historical associations as the German capital, internationalism and tolerance, lively nightlife, its many cafes, clubs, and bars, street art, and numerous museums, palaces, and other sites of historic interest.


Berlin's architecture is quite varied. Although badly damaged in the final years of World War II and broken apart during the Cold War, Berlin has reconstructed itself greatly, especially with the reunification push after the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989.

It is now possible to see representatives of many different historic periods in a short time within the city centre, from a few surviving medieval buildings near Alexanderplatz, to the ultra modern glass and steel structures at Potsdamer Platz. Because of its tumultuous history, Berlin remains a city with many distinctive neighbourhoods.


The Reichstag, seat of the German Parliament, is the most famous landmark in Berlin.

The Reichstag in Berlin is the traditional seat of the German Parliament. Built in 1894, the historic building was remodeled in the 1990s by British architect Sir Norman Foster. It was adorned with a modern glass dome, which offers a look into the parliamentary proceedings as well as panoramic views of the Berlin skyline.


There is almost always a line to get into the Reichstag, but don't worry, it moves fast and it's worth the wait.

The best time to visit the Reichstag is in the late afternoon or evening: The lines are usually shorter, and the view from the glass dome at sunset is spectacular.

Brandenburg Gate


Without a doubt, the Brandenburg Gate is Berlin's signature attraction. Built in 1791, it was just one of many old city gates around the city of Berlin which, at that time, was still a manageable size. The decorative Pariser Platz was laid at the foot of the gate and is now home to many of the city's important buildings, for example, the Hotel Adlon with its wealth of history and the Academy of the Arts.

Fernsehturm - Berlin Television Tower

Anyone who has ever been to Berlin has seen it. Indeed, it is hard to imagine not being able to take notice of it. No wonder - the Berlin Television Tower, which is 368 metres tall, is the highest publicly accessible building in Europe. But it's even more than that.