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.

Nikolaiviertel

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.

Topography of Terror

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.

Alexanderplatz

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.

Brandenburger Tor

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.

Gendarmenmarkt

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.