Berlin Historic Sites

Berlin is awash with history and heritage listed buildings. Despite the devastating damage suffered towards the end of World War Two Berlin has managed to preserve and many of its architectural wonders.

My Destination Berlin features information on many buildings of historical interest throughout Berlin from grand Prussian buildings to more recent Soviet era monuments.  Many historical buildings are concentrated in Mitte, including the Berlin Cathedral, Rotes Rathaus (Red Town Hall), the German and the French Cathedral on Gendarmenmarkt, the Reichstaggebäude (German Parliament Building) and of course the Brandenburger Tor.

Brandenburger Tor

Brandenburger Tor Mitte, Berlin

The Brandenburger Tor is one of Berlin's most recognisable landmarks. After sitting in the shadow of the Berlin Wall for 30 years it has now become a powerful symbol of united Germany.

Teufelsberg Abandoned Spy Station

Teufelsberg Abandoned Spy Station Charlottenburg, Berlin

Atop the tallest hill in Berlin sits the listening station built by the NSA and abandoned after the fall of the Berlin Wall. It offers amazing views of Berlin.


Alexanderplatz Mitte, Berlin

Alexanderplatz, in addition to being one of Berlin's busiest transport hubs, is also a busy town square which hosts many festivals with lots to see and do.

The Reichstag -The German Parliament Building

The Reichstag -The German Parliament Building Mitte, Berlin

A visit to the dome of the Reichstag offers a unique view over the area as well as some interesting information on the history of the building and its modern restoration.

Topography of Terror

Topography of Terror Kreuzberg, Berlin

Set out on the former site of the secret state police and SS headquarters, the Topography of Terror is a documentation centre detailing the European dimensions of the Nazi reign of terror.


Nikolaiviertel Mitte, Berlin

The Nikolaiviertel is the historical heart of Berlin and home to Berlin's oldest building. Along the medieval lanes and allyways you will find a nice mixture of shops, restaurants and museums.


Gendarmenmarkt Mitte, Berlin

The Gendarmenmarkt is one of the most beautiful squares in Berlin and is best known for the trio of buildings comprising the Deutscher Dom, the Französischer Dom, and the Konzerthaus.

Sachsenhausen concentration camp

Sachsenhausen concentration camp Brandenburg, Berlin

The former Sachsenhausen concentration camp is a powerful memorial with exhibits detailing all facets of life at the camp set out in original and reproduced buildings on the historic site of the camp.


Kulturbrauerei Prenzlauer-Berg, Berlin

With a mixture of parties, theatre, bars, billiard hall, cinema, live music, beer gardens and markets, the Kulturbrauerei is one of the cultural hubs of Prenzlauer Berg.


Olympiastadion Charlottenburg, Berlin

One of the most famous sports stadiums in the world, the Olympiastadion is the location of countless iconic moments.


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