Sanssouci Park & Palace
Between 1745 and 1747 Frederick the Great, King of Prussia, built a German version of the Versailles to serve as his summer residence. The king wanted to get away from the Berlin hustle and located the palace a little further away from Berlin to get his needed peace. In fact the name of the palace comes from French phrase “sans souci private://that translates to “without concernsprivate://.
Berlin allows you to step into the past by visiting various buildings used during crucial times in history. One of them is the Reichstag building, a historical edifice constructed to house the Imperial Diet of the German Empire. It fell into disuse after World War II but with time it became a touristic attraction and remembrance of a past empire.
If you want to know how it looked like to live in Berlin during the DDR period, this is the place. The DDR Museum is a well known museum in the centre of Berlin, located in the former governmental district of East Germany, right on the river Spree. Its exhibition shows the daily life in the Deutsche Demokratische Republik or DDR. It is a sort of interactive museum and one of the most-visited attractions in the German capital. Take a journey in time and see, touch, feel and experience the actual conditions of a long-defunct system accompanied by unique artifacts, futuristic technology and a prize-winning design.
Berlin Wall - Checkpoint Charlie
One of most significant milestones in European history – The Berlin Wall with its numerous checkpoints that remind us of a crucial time and the Cold War. The Checkpoint Charlie (or Checkpoint C) was the name given by the Western Allies to the best-known Berlin Wall crossing point between East Berlin and West Berlin during the mentioned War. It was designated as the single crossing point (by foot or by car) for foreigners and members of the Allied forces.
After the dissolution of the Eastern Bloc and the reunification of Germany, the building at Checkpoint Charlie became a tourist attraction. It is now located in the Allied Museum in the Dahlem neighborhood of Berlin.
When you visit a city like Berlin that has an enormuous historical value you can expect that the night life will be imersed in history too. The Bergain building, with its minimalist interior design, dominated by steel and concrete, offers a place to enjoy yourself called the Panorama Bar. The Bar itself is decorated by enormous Wolfgang Tillmans photographs and features tall windows with a view of East Berlin offering a unique experience of music, society and fun.
Pergamon museum on Museum Island
Shopping on Scheunenviertel
Berlin offers much more than just history, parks and museums. It has a colorful centre for drinking coffee, shopping and chatting with friends. Even dough it was regarded as a slum district and had a substantial Jewish population with a high proportion of migrants from Eastern Europe, Scheunenviertel transformed itself into a busy shopping, eating and entertainment zone. It has also become the darling of the city’s creative class with cafes and bars filled with fashion designers and actors.
It is situated on the north of the medieval Altberlin area, east of the Rosenthaler Straße and Hackescher Markt.
The Brandenburg Gate is one of the most well-known landmarks of Germany. As you will probably suppose, it is one of the numerous history symbols of the country. The gate was rebuilt in the late 18th century as a neoclassical triumphal arch and was often a site for major historical events. Today it is considered to be a symbol of the tumultuous history of Europe and Germany, but also of European unity and peace.
Each major city contains a point from which you can admire its majesty. Berlin has the Panoramapunkt, a 100 m viewing platform with the fastest elevator in Europe that takes 20 seconds to reach the 24th floor. It also includes a multimedia open air exhibition about the history of the Potsdamer Platz and the Panoramacafé with a delicious selection of beverages, snacks and cakes. This is the perfect way to complete your visit of Berlin.
You will certainly get hungry after all this visiting and walking around, so keep you dinner appointment free for the best restaurant in Germany – Marjellchen. You can find it in
an interesting building on Momsenstrasse in Charlottenburg, just a few hundred yards from the S-Bahn station at Savignyplatz. The friendly staff and escuisite recepies will make you feel like home. We recommend trying the Rinderroulade (bacon, onions, mustard and pickles wrapped in thinly sliced beef), the Schmandschinken (Cream Ham) or some other temtation.