Historical sightseeing in Berlin

Historical sightseeing in Berlin

"Brandenburger-Berlin"The capital of Germany is a very historical city in all senses. It is very easy to understand this just by going for a walk around its streets and observe its striking architecture. Berlin is the biggest city in Germany and has been the capital of the country since the Prussian Kingdom times. Divided into two completely different cities after the Second World War, Berlin has a unique character that makes it to be one of the most interesting capitals in Euro and a Mecca for media, science arts and politics.

The capital of Germany is a very historical city in all senses. It is very easy to understand this just by going for a walk around its streets and observe its striking architecture. Berlin is the biggest city in Germany and has been the capital of the country since the Prussian Kingdom times. Divided into two completely different cities after the Second World War, Berlin has a unique character that makes it to be one of the most interesting capitals in Euro and a Mecca for media, science arts and politics.

Sightseeing around the city is very easy and the city’s local transportation network is quite efficient and easy to use, which helps you very much to plan your holidays with plenty of time for diverse activities. If you are passionate about history, Berlin is definitively the right city to visit   and surely you will enjoy longer hours  in its multiple historic landmarks .

First of all, when coming to Berlin, it is very important to choose an area of the city that you want to explore the most and get accommodation right there. Renting holiday apartments in Berlin has been becoming one of the most popular options of accommodation among tourist, not only because their very convenient locations, but also because they offer  a completely different experience in terms of culture and interaction to the German lifestyle.

"Berlin museumsinsel"

Every historical tour around the city should start at Museumsinsel (Museum Island). Located in the Spree River, this UNESCO World Heritage site, houses five of the oldest and most important museums of the city, which were built between 1830 and 1930. Here you will find the Altes Museum(Old Museum), which contains Roman and Greek objects from ancient times, the Bode Museum, famous for housing one of the largest numismatic collections in the world, the Pergamon Museum that exhibits the astonishing Pergamon Altar, the Neues Museum (New Museum) that contains the famous 3300-year-old Nefertiti Bust and The Alte Nationalgalerie (Old National Gallery) that houses a vast range of pieces from Classicism and Romanticism.

After experiencing the magnificent Museum Island, your next destination should be the Supreme Parish and Collegiate Church (Supreme Parish and Cathedral Church), better known as the Berlin cathedral (although it is not a cathedral), which is the biggest in the city and a core important meeting point for Protestants in Germany. The image of this amazing church has the ability to stick in your brain for long time.

Coming to Berlin and not visiting the iconic Brandenburg Gate, is like not having been in the city. Built as a peace emblem, this unique landmark is so important that even appears on the most of Euro cent coins and had a major significance in the reconstruction and reunification of West and East Germany.

Finally, you should head to the famous Victory column which was designed to commemorate the Prussian victory over Denmark in the so-called Danish-Prussian War.  This Frederick Drake masterpiece,  is a symbol of the German military power and highlights the character of the city with war historical touch.

After a long day of historical sightseeing around the city, there is nothing better than have a home made dinner at your Berlin apartments and close with a flourish your day.

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