Berlin is the capital city of Germany. It is located in the northeastern Germany, on the banks of both the River Spree and Havel. It is the largest city in Germany and the seventh most populous urban area in the European Union.
Greenery covers over 1/3 of the city’s area. Both forests and parks abound. Major empires hail from here throughout history. It is also a major hub of culture, politics, media, and science.
Modern Berlin is a home to world’s famous universities, museum, orchestras, entertainment venues, sporting and cultural events. The city is famous for its festivals, architecture, nightlife and contemporary arts. The quality of life is also very high in Berlin.
Transportation throughout the city is complex. There are over 979 bridges in Berlin. On the other hand, the city is known for its highly developed system of bicycle lanes. It is a very popular way of transportation in Berlin. 70 per cents of the city’s population have bicycles. Railways are also a favorite way to get around.
The most widely known landmarks of Berlin are Pariser Platz with the Brandenburg Gates and Alexanderplatz with a TV tower and a World Clock. Other popular tourist spots are Unter den Linden (famous historical boulevard), the ruins of the Berlin Wall with East Side Gallery and Berlin Cathedral. Memorial of the Murdered Jews of Europe, Rotes Rathaus (Red City Hall), Berlin Zoo and the Reichstag also attract numerous visitors.
Also, if you have enough time, you can visit Charlottenburg Palace, Museum Island, Oberbaum Bridge, the Botanical Gardens, Spandau Citadel, Madame Tussauds Museum, Potsdamer Platz, and other popular tourist places. Keep in mind, to see The Pergamon Museum, you need to get in line early, as it is extremely popular!
If you are looking for a pleasant shopping experience, go to Friedrichstraße and Kurfürstendamm, where you will find large shopping malls and local stores of the world-famous designers.
Whatever you are looking for in your travel, be sure, Berlin has it! Come to the capital of Germany, and you won’t regret it!
September 14, 2016 10:47 am