Visiting Berlin – the middle ground between past and future

Whether you like history, culture, nightlife or all of these things together Berlin is the perfect place able to satisfy every type of interest.

Checkpoint Charlie, Berlin 1988

Checkpoint Charlie, Berlin 1988

Although the German capital is a vast and sprawling metropolis, the heritage of the dense network of transport makes it easy to get around even for those who visit it for the first time. Berlin offers its visitors the chance to immerse themselves in a different world by itself. Reason why it’s most popular for the very young, or for those guys who prefer the usual travel vacation study, often choosing to learn German because of the many professional opportunities that this language offers and organizing study trips to Berlin.

Berlin Zoo

Berlin Zoo

From modern skyscrapers to large zoos, Berlin is truly a heaven of points of interest. The many museums of art and history with the monuments of the city and the many attractions offered during the nightlife make it difficult to draw up a list of places to see in Berlin. But what is it that drives people to the German capital although it is well known that it is neither a city that is remembered for his art, nor the classic destination for couples? The answer might be: the History.

Berlin-Altes Museum

Berlin-Altes Museum

Especially the history of 1900, one that speaks of divisions, dictatorships, hope and reconciliation. A story that you see everywhere, not only when you visit what remains of the famous Berlin Wall but also in the hasty reconstructions that have tried to eliminate the symbols of the past. This contrast between past and future gave birth to modernity in this hectic and fascinating Berlin and it is this aspect that makes it so attractive, operating as if to draw young people from all over Europe.

Berlin wall

Berlin wall

There is often a hit parade of people that absolutely must be seen: The places which you must not miss when you go in the German capital are listed below: the Alte National gallery (which houses one of Germany’s largest collections of works, art of the nineteenth century), the Brandenburg Gate (the only one left standing among the 18 that once allowed access to the city and that have accompanied it throughout its history), the Mitte (which in German means center, a connotation that this part of the Berlin Wall’s lost and the resulting division between East and West that now has different shades: the Mitte of artists, melancholy and sad memories, museums and art ) Potsdamer Platz (which in 1920 represented the heart of the city’s most vibrant and irreverent in Europe and in the second half of the 90s became the biggest building site to house European cinema, offices, apartments and the International Film Festival of Berlin); Alexanderplatz (a masterpiece of kitsch communist palaces and avenues, among which the large globe of the TV tower, the Television Tower); Friedrichstrasse (the long way, exclusive of the city), and Pergamon Museum (one of most famous and popular archaeological museums of Germany on the island of museums on the Spree River).

BERLIN 4D from Ringo Paulusch

In short, given the large amount of places to visit in Berlin, you just need to plan your itinerary and depart for the most exciting capital of Europe!

Berlin City photo 1: jmvanelk , Berlin City photo 2: heatheronhertravels ,Berlin City 3: Daniel Mennerich, Berlin City photo 4: gavinbloys

One Response to Visiting Berlin – the middle ground between past and future

  1. Great article, Berlin is well worth visiting. It has a lot to offer and there are many historical places to visit there.

    Warren April 2, 2012 at 7:16 pm Reply

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