Must-see attractions in Berlin

  • Luftbrückendenkmal

    Kreuzberg

    Nicknamed Hungerharke (Hunger Rake), the Berlin Airlift Memorial right outside the former Tempelhof Airport honours those who participated in keeping the…

  • Labyrinth Kindermuseum

    Berlin

    Don’t be scared off by the word ‘museum’ – this place inside an old factory is a fun and educational playground for the pre-teen set to subtly teach…

  • Chamissoplatz

    Kreuzberg

    Created in the 1880s, this charismatic square with its cobbled streets, old-time lanterns and octagonal public latrine looks virtually unchanged 140 years…

  • Abguss-Sammlung Antiker Plastik Berlin

    City West & Charlottenburg

    If you are a fan of antique sculpture or simply enjoy looking at naked guys with missing noses or other body protrusions, make this small collection a…

  • Friedhof Grosse Hamburger Strasse

    Berlin

    What looks like a small park was in fact Berlin’s first Jewish cemetery, destroyed by the Nazis in 1943. Some 2700 people were buried here between 1672…

  • Künstlerhaus Bethanien

    Kreuzberg

    Founded in 1975, the Künstlerhaus is an artistic sanctuary and creative cauldron for emerging artists from around the globe. In 2010 it moved into this…

  • Watchtower Erna-Berger-Strasse

    Berlin

    Imagine what it was like to be a Berlin Wall border guard when climbing up the iron ladder of one of the few remaining watchtowers. The octagonal…

  • Molecule Man

    Kreuzberg

    Right in the Spree River, near the Elsenbrücke bridge, this giant aluminium sculpture shows three bodies embracing and is meant to symbolise the joining…

  • Märchenbrunnen

    Friedrichshain

    This enchanting 1913 neo-baroque fountain consists of an arcade and a lusty cascade flanked by sculptures of frolicking turtles, frogs and characters from…

  • Aufbau Haus

    Kreuzberg

    A former factory has been reincarnated as a cross-cultural cauldron of creativity, led by the venerable namesake publishing house Aufbau Verlag. Other…

  • Rounded Heads Mural

    Kreuzberg

    Rounded Heads is a house-sized mural by internationally renowned Berlin street artist Nomad that shows a faceless person embracing a hooded character.

  • Siedlung Schillerpark

    Berlin

    The Siedlung Schillerpark is the oldest of Berlin’s five sprawling, modernist, 1920s housing estates that were inscribed on Unesco’s list of World…

  • Transit Mural

    Kreuzberg

    This five-storey-tall street mural by Belgian artist ROA depicts animal carcasses, including a sheep and a deer, in a distinctive monochrome spray-paint…

  • Yellow Man Mural

    Kreuzberg

    This wall-sized street mural showing a bizarrely dressed, seemingly genderless, yellow-skinned figure is a signature work by Os Gemeos, aka identical…

  • Pink Man Mural

    Kreuzberg

    Italian artist Blu created this house-sized mural that depicts a creature composed of hundreds of writhing pink bodies. Note the lone white guy crouched…

  • Boulevard der Stars

    Boulevard der Stars

    Berlin

    Berlin's own version of Hollywood's Walk of Fame features 101 (and counting) brass stars embedded in a red-asphalt 'carpet' along Potsdamer Strasse. They…

  • Tetes et Queue sculpture by Alexander Calder, outside New National Gallery (Neue Nationalgalerie).

    Neue Nationalgalerie

    Berlin

    The fabulous collection of early-20th-century art housed at the Neue Nationalgalerie is off view until renovations of the gallery, led by architect David…

  • Schloss Bellevue, Historic Building

    Schloss Bellevue

    Berlin

    While in office, the German president makes his or her temporary home in this snowy white neoclassical palace on the edge of the Tiergarten. Built in 1785…

  • Berlin 2021: Marlene Dietrich honorary grave of the state of Berlin. The inscription reads "Hier steh ich an den Marken meiner Tage" (literally: "Here I am standing at the border stones of my days")

    Marlene Dietrich Grave

    Berlin

    Germany's first actress to hit the big time in Hollywood, Marlene Dietrich was born in Schöneberg in 1901. In 1992 the 'Blue Angel' moved into her final…

  • Gelandet Sculpture

    Gelandet Sculpture

    Berlin

    Crane your neck to spot Auke de Vries's Gelandet (Landed, 2002), a dronelike iron sculpture teetering on the edge of the roof of the Daimler Services…

  • Boxers Sculpture, Sculpture

    Boxers Sculpture

    Berlin

    This 1987 sculpture by the American artist Keith Haring shows two cut-steel stick figures – one blue, one red – seemingly punching each other out. Or are…

  • Galileo Sculpture, Sculpture

    Galileo Sculpture

    Berlin

    In the middle of a pond is Mark Di Suvero's Galileo, an abstract jumble of rusted steel T-beams assembled into a gravity-defying sculpture.

  • Pfefferberg

    Prenzlauer Berg

    This rambling listed brewery compound has been adapted to house cultural venues, resto-bars, a hostel and offices. Beer production resumed in 2013 with…

  • Friedrich-Ludwig-Jahn-Sportpark

    Prenzlauer Berg

    Behind a short segment of the Berlin Wall (now an officially sanctioned practice ground for graffiti artists) loom the floodlights of the Friedrich-Ludwig…

  • Friedhof der Märzgefallenen

    Friedrichshain

    In a quiet corner of the Volkspark Friedrichshain, this cemetery is the final resting place of the victims of the revolutionary riots in March 1848, as…

  • Mont Klamott

    Friedrichshain

    Officially called Grosser Bunkerberg (Large Bunker Mountain), Mont Klamott is the taller of two 'mountains' created from piled-up wartime debris in…

  • Jugendfarm Moritzhof

    Prenzlauer Berg

    This educational farm playground for kids offers interaction with barnyard animals and courses in basket-weaving, forging, felting and other old-timey…

  • Weltbrunnen

    City West & Charlottenburg

    Everyone from foot-sore tourists to buskers and skateboarding teens gathers around the quirky Weltbrunnen, a 1983 creation of local artist Joachim…

  • Denkmal der Spanienkämpfer

    Friedrichshain

    Created by Fritz Cremer between 1966 and 1968, this monumental sculpture pays respect to the 2000 to 3000 Germans who died fighting fascism in the Spanish…

  • Grenzwachturm Schlesischer Busch

    Kreuzberg

    East German border guards, machine guns at the ready, used to keep an eye on the Berlin Wall and the infamous ‘death strip’ from this square concrete…

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