List of sights in Berlin

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Berlin grew out of the historic city centre, the Nikolai quarter, its sister town of Cölln, the settlements founded by the Elector, such as Dorotheenstadt or Friedrichstadt and finally the creation of Greater Berlin in 1920, when the hitherto independent towns of Spandau, Charlottenburg or Cöpenick were merged with the old Berlin to form a city of four million inhabitants. This decentralised historical development has resulted in a plethora of sights in Berlin today – not just in the centre of the city, but also in the outlying boroughs.

For various reasons the main symbol of the city is the Brandenburg Gate; its unmissable landmarks are the Berlin TV tower in Mitte and the broadcasting tower on exhibition land in Westend.

Selected sights[edit]


Rotes Rathaus (Red City Hall)
View over Gendarmenmarkt at night
Weltzeituhr on Alexanderplatz with Berlin TV tower

East Centre (Mitte)[edit]

Beach at Museum Island

West Centre[edit]

The New Berlin around Potsdamer Platz[edit]

Government quarter[edit]

Inside Government quarter

Outlying areas[edit]





The Great Tropical House at the Botanical Gardens




Monuments and memorial sites[edit]

Equestrian statue of Frederick the Great

Gallery of Berlin sights and attractions[edit]

See also[edit]

External links[edit]