Attractions

Top Choice Area in Potsdamer Platz & Tiergarten

Potsdamer Platz

The rebirth of the historic Potsdamer Platz was Europe's biggest building project of the 1990s, a showcase of urban renewal masterminded by such top international architects as Renzo Piano and Helmut Jahn. An entire…
Area in City West & Charlottenburg

Kurfürstendamm

The 3.5km Kurfürstendamm is a ribbon of commerce that began as a bridle path to the royal hunting lodge in the Grunewald forest. In the early 1870s, Otto von Bismarck, the Iron Chancellor, decided that the capital o…
Area in Kreuzberg & Neukölln

Rixdorf

Weavers from Bohemia first settled in quiet Rixdorf, a tiny historic village centred on Richardplatz, in the early 18th century. Some of the original buildings still survive, including a blacksmith, a farmhouse and …
Area in Potsdamer Platz & Tiergarten

Diplomatenviertel

In the 1920s, a quiet villa-studded colony south of the Tiergarten evolved into Berlin's embassy quarter. After WWII the obliterated area remained in a state of quiet decay while the embassies all set up in the West…
Area in Museumsinsel & Alexanderplatz

Nikolaiviertel

Commissioned by the East German government in celebration of Berlin's 750th birthday, the twee Nicholas Quarter is a half-hearted attempt at re-creating the city's medieval birthplace around its oldest surviving bui…
Area in Kreuzberg & Neukölln

Bergmannkiez

One of Berlin’s most charismatic neighbourhoods, the Bergmannkiez in western Kreuzberg, named for its main shopping strip, the Bergmannstrasse, is chock-a-block with people-watching cafes, bars and indie shops. It c…
Area in Prenzlauer Berg

Wohnstadt Carl Legien

Built by Bruno Taut between 1928 and 1930, Wohnstadt Carl Legien was one of six 1920s Berlin housing estates inducted to the Unesco World Heritage List in July 2008. It consists of rows of four-to-five-storey-high h…