Taking a Berlin free walking tour gives you a sense of the richness of the art and culture scene in the city. Museums and art galleries abound. Not to mention the impressive architecture, historic landmarks, and street art you find. With so many interesting sights to choose from, here are some of the best spots to explore Berlin’s cultural treasures and creative inspirations.
Why go: One island. Five museums. Yes, you read that right. This UNESCO World Heritage site boasts a high concentration of world-class museums, there is really no compelling reason to skip a visit here. Explore the Pergamonmuseum (Pergamon Museum), Bode-Museum, Neues Museum (New Museum), Alte Nationalgalerie (Old National Gallery), Altes Museum (Old Museum) and marvel at their impressive collection of artworks and famous masterpieces.
The Brandenburg Gate (Brandenburger Tor)
Why go: The Brandenburg Gate is the city’s iconic 18th-century neoclassical monument. A visit to Berlin would be incomplete without seeing it. Highlights include the Pariser Platz, the Max Liebermann Haus and the Haus Sommer as well as the nearby attractions like the Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, the Reichstag – the German Bundestag, Tiergarten Park, Unter den Linden boulevard, and the Victory Column (Siegessäule).
The Berlin Wall Memorial (Gedenkstätte Berliner Mauer)
Why go: The Berlin Wall Memorial serves as the main memorial site that features an open-air exhibition. It offers a glimpse into the history of the wall. Some of the most notable points of interest include The East Side Gallery, the Marienfelde Refugee Center Museum, the Window of Remembrance, the visitor centre, and the observation tower among others.