=

Berlin

165 expert recommended attractions

Filter results

Jewish Museum

Kreuzberg 97 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

One of Berlin's most architecturally significant buildings... also provides an intimate look into the history of Germany's Jewish population. — Condé Nast Traveler

The history of Germany's Jews from the Middle Ages through today is chronicled here, from prominent historical figures to the evolution of laws regarding Jews' participation in civil society. — Fodor's

In a landmark building by American-Polish architect Daniel Libeskind, Berlin's Jewish Museum offers a chronicle of the trials and triumphs in 2000 years of Jewish history in Germany. — Lonely Planet

10,000 iron cut-outs are... but one of many fascinating things to see at this museum. — Afar Magazine

Europe's largest Jewish Museum presents the panorama of German-Jewish history, its cultural achievements, and its horror. — Frommer's

Pergamon Museum

Mitte 96 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

An Aladdin’s cave of treasures, the Pergamon opens a fascinating window onto the ancient world and is the one museum in Berlin that should not be missed. — Lonely Planet

Inside, the major exhibit is the spectacular Pergamon Altar, dedicated to Zeus and Athena and dating from 180-160BC. — Condé Nast Traveler

One of the world's major archaeological museums, the Pergamon should not be missed. — Time Out

Pergamonmuseum houses several departments, but if you have time for only one exhibit, go to the Department of Greek and Roman Antiquities. — Frommer's

Known around the world for its reconstruction of ancient monuments, this is the most recent of the museums on Museum Island. — Michelin Guide

Neues Museum

Mitte 93 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

When the doors of this museum opened in 2009, it was the first time in 70 years that all five museums on Museum Island could be visited. — Frommer's

After 12 years of painstaking work, the Neoclassical structure reopens with one of the world’s top collections of Egyptian art and a singular beauty, the bust of Nefertiti. — Travel + Leisure

The museum is now home to the Museum of Pre- and Protohistory and the Egyptian Museum. In ruins prior to Reunification, the museum's richly decorated interior has been restored. — Michelin Guide

Oddly enough, the Neues Museum (literally “New Museum”) houses the old. Tourists don’t just visit this place because it’s on Museum Island—its collection earned it a spot among the stars. — Let's Go

Finally reopened in 2009 after extensive remodelling by the British architect David Chipperfield, this stunning building now houses the Egyptian Museum and Papyrus Collection. — Time Out

Reichstag Building

Mitte 93 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

Intended to symbolize a new, democratic Germany, its stroke of genius is to let light into a building famous for its negative associations. — Condé Nast Traveler

British architect Sir Norman Foster lightened up the gray monolith with a glass dome, which quickly became one of the city's main attractions. — Fodor's

The Reichstag, with its transparent Norman Foster dome and top-notch collection of contemporary art... is a blessing upon the urban grid. — Travel + Leisure

The controversial "new" Reichstag has nothing in common with the old building which was riddled with bullets. The new steel and glass dome, unveiled in 1999, is a symbol of democratic transparency. — Michelin Guide

The Reichstag serves as the German parliament building — Let's Go

East Side Gallery

Friedrichshain 92 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

An amazing site and a "must see" on any visit to Berlin! — Afar Magazine

Standing in an industrial wasteland, this 1,300m of the old Wall - the longest remaining section - provides an interesting glimpse into Berlin's recent history. — Michelin Guide

One of only a handful of standing sections of the Berlin Wall, the East Side Gallery is by far the longest and certainly the most interesting. — Travel + Leisure

This 1-km (½-mi) stretch of concrete went from guarded border to open-air gallery within three months. — Fodor's

The longest remaining portion of the Berlin Wall, this 1.3km stretch of cement slabs has been converted into the world’s largest open-air art gallery. — Let's Go

German Historical Museum

Mitte 92 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

The permanent exhibition outlines key periods of the country's history from a European perspective, from the Great Invasions to the modern era. — Michelin Guide

The history and artwork displayed in many Berlin museums is worth the trip. — Afar Magazine

The magnificent pink, baroque Prussian arsenal (Zeughaus) was constructed between 1695 and 1730, and is the oldest building on Unter den Linden. — Fodor's

From the Neanderthals to the Nazis and beyond, the entire saga of German history is presented. — Frommer's

Founded in 1987, the German Historical Museum is located in two buildings. — Travel + Leisure

Mauermuseum - Museum Haus am Checkpoint Charlie

Kreuzberg 91 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

Though we really don’t like this place, we can’t leave it out: Checkpoint Charlie is incredibly popular, absurd, and has hundreds of tourists and multiple Starbucks cafes (which... — Let's Go

This border crossing was once used by diplomats, foreigners and the military. The portraits of American and Soviet soldiers by Franck Thiel evoke the tensions of the Cold War. — Michelin Guide

One of the most educational experiences of my life. — Afar Magazine

Checkpoint Charlie was the principal gateway for Allies, other non-Germans and diplomats between the two Berlins from 1961 to 1990. — Lonely Planet

This private museum opened not long after the DDR erected the Berlin Wall in 1961 with the purpose of documenting the events that were taking place. — Time Out

DDR Museum

Mitte 91 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

An interactive and highly entertaining exhibit about life during socialism. — Fodor's

This unique museum portrays life in the former East Germany. Various aspects of daily existence are explored through a variety of exhibits. — Michelin Guide

A fascinating insight into daily life in the Eastern Bloc.  — Atlas Obscura

This is 'Ostalgia' in action. Touch screens, sound effects and even the 'DDR Game' mean that the more distasteful aspects of East German life are cheerfully glossed over. — Time Out

This museum admirably sets out to showcase what daily life was like for the citizens of the now-defunct German Democratic Republic. — Frommer's

Brandenburg Gate

Mitte 90 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

A symbol of division during the Cold War, the landmark Brandenburg Gate now epitomises German reunification. — Lonely Planet

The gate is the monumental entry to Unter den Linden, the tree-lined boulevard (named after linden trees) which formerly led directly to the city palace of the Prussian monarchs. — Afar Magazine

This triumphal gate is now the emblem of Berlin but for nearly three decades it was a symbol of the divided city: the monument used to be an integral part of the Berlin Wall. — Michelin Guide

With its commanding vantage point over Unter den Linden, the Brandenburger Tor provides a spectacular gateway to Berlin and its history. — Time Out

Once the pride of Prussian Berlin and the city's premier landmark, the Brandenburger Tor was left in a desolate no-man's-land when the Wall was built. — Fodor's

  • 2
  • 55
  • 11
  • 9
  • 6

The Holocaust Memorial - Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe

Mitte 90 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

New York architect Peter Eisenman's haunting field of concrete pillars. — Travel + Leisure

The American architect deliberately placed many of the dark gray slabs, with their knife--sharp edges, off--kilter, evoking tombstones in an unkempt graveyard. — Frommer's

Stark concrete blocks arranged in a grid pattern across an entire city block commemorate the Jews killed by the Nazis. — Let's Go

The football-field-sized Memorial to the Murdered European Jews... by American architect Peter Eisenman consists of 2711 sarcophagi-like concrete columns. — Lonely Planet

Peter Eisenman’s hugely controversial 2,700 concrete slabs (stelae) are arranged in a neat grid spread across 200,000 square feet of prime Berlin real estate near the Brandenburger Tor. — The Telegraph

New National Gallery

Charlottenburg 88 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

Just behind Potsdamer Platz—and anchoring the jagged golden twins that are the Philharmonic and the city library—sits the starkly modern glass cube of the New National Gallery. — Travel + Leisure

This building made of glass and steel (1968) by Mies Van der Rohe houses paintings and sculptures from the early 20C to the 1960s. — Michelin Guide

In its modern glass-and-steel home designed by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe (1886-1969), the Neue Nationalgalerie is a sequel of sorts to the art at Dahlem. — Frommer's

Bauhaus member Mies van der Rohe originally designed this glass-box structure for Bacardi Rum in Cuba, but Berlin became the site of its realization in 1968. — Fodor's

Designed in the 1960s by Mies van der Rohe, the New National Gallery houses German and international paintings from the 20th century. — Time Out

Charlottenburg Palace

Charlottenburg 88 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

The summer residence of the Hohenzollern, is one of the most beautiful buildings in Berlin, with Baroque and Rococo apartments surrounded by magnificent gardens. — Michelin Guide

Schloss Charlottenburg, one of the finest examples of baroque architecture in Germany, was built by Sophie Charlotte. — Frommer's

The grandest of Berlin’s surviving nine former royal pads is Schloss Charlottenburg. — Lonely Planet

A grand reminder of imperial days, this showplace served as a city residence for the Prussian rulers. — Fodor's

When the Wall went up, Charlottenburg became the commercial heart of West Berlin, as it remains today. The Lehrter Bahnhof is the point of entry for many first-time visitors to Berlin. — Concierge

Museum Berggruen

Charlottenburg 87 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

If you've ever seen a piece of jewelry set with lapis lazuli, then you know the shade—a deep, rich blue like a Van Gogh painting or expensive silk. Now imagine an entire city entrance... — Afar Magazine

It holds works by Matisse, Klee, Giacometti, and Picasso, who is particularly well represented with more than 100 works. — Fodor's

The museum, an enormous expanse of glass windows and simple symmetry, contains a small but impressive collection of international 20th-century painting and sculpture. — Frommer's

An attractive modern building that never lets its collection down. — Condé Nast Traveler

If you feel strongly about Picasso, you should visit this museum. They keep two whole floors devoted almost solely to his work, plus a couple of random African masks. — Let's Go

Memorial of the Berlin Wall

Mitte 87 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

The government created a memorial center and reconstructed a partial stretch of the Wall at Bernauer Strasse and Ackerstrasse, at a cost of over a million euros. — Frommer's

This memorial bears witness to divided Berlin, and is the only remaining section of the Berlin Wall that is preserved in its entirety. — Michelin Guide

This site combines memorials and a museum and research center on the Berlin Wall. — Fodor's

The Berlin Wall Memorial is the central memorial site of German division. — Lonely Planet

The Bernauer Strasse Memorial... includes a preserved piece of the border fortifications along with a beautiful memorial to the wall. — Condé Nast Traveler

  • 1
  • 11
  • 6
  • 2
  • 8

Deutsche Kinemathek Museum fur Film und Fernsehen

Charlottenburg 87 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

Within the Sony Center is the small but fun Museum für Film und Fernsehen, which presents the groundbreaking history of German moviemaking with eye-catching displays. — Fodor's

A multimedia journey through German film history and a behind-the-scenes look at special effects are what await visitors to the Filmmuseum Berlin. — Lonely Planet

A thematic and chronological tour through the saga of the much-troubled German cinema is on show here. — Frommer's

The archives contain no fewer than 10 000 German and foreign films and over a million documents, photos, posters and programmes. — Michelin Guide

Ask five German film enthusiasts about the state of contemporary German cinema and be prepared for five different responses. — Time Out

  • 6
  • 2
  • 1
  • 11
  • 9

Bauhaus Archive / Museum of Design

Charlottenburg 87 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

The school has since been converted into a museum that displays modernist examples of art, graphic design, and furniture from the movement. — Afar Magazine

Walter Gropius’s 1919 Bauhaus Manifesto championed the synergy of art and craftsmanship in design—and the sleek, beautifully made merchandise offered here reflects that marriage. — Travel + Leisure

Walter Gropius, founder of the Bauhaus school, designed the elegant white building that now houses this absorbing design museum. — Time Out

The Bauhaus Museum houses a permanent exhibition of photos and architectural designs relating to the Bauhaus school. — Frommer's

Bauhaus founder Walter Gropius himself designed the avant-garde building that now houses the Bauhaus archive and museum with its distinctive white shed roofs. — Lonely Planet

Brucke Museum

Zehlendorf 87 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

The Brücke (The Bridge) houses a number of brightly-colored oil paintings which you’d think were put together by Monet. — Let's Go

This museum is dedicated to the largest group of Expressionist artists in Germany, known as the "Die Brücke" group. — Michelin Guide

This small museum is dedicated to the work of Die Brücke ('The Bridge'), a group of Expressionist painters that was founded in Dresden in 1905 before later moving to Berlin. — Time Out

Some of our all-time favorite German artists, especially Ernst Kirchner (1880-1938), have a museum devoted to their work. — Frommer's

In 1905 Karl Schmidt-Rottluff, Erich Heckel and Ernst Ludwig Kirchner founded Germany’s first modern-artist group, called Die Brücke (The Bridge). — Lonely Planet

  • 58
  • 11
  • 9
  • 1
  • 2

Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church

Charlottenburg 86 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

The bombed-out tower of this landmark church serves as an antiwar memorial, standing quiet and dignified amid the roaring traffic. — Lonely Planet

The Kaiser-Wilhem-Gedächtniskirche is often referred to by locals as the "hollow tooth".The new church and bell tower and are now one of the symbols of Berlin. — Michelin Guide

Part church and part memorial, the Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church serves as a reminder of the destructiveness of war and the human will to survive. — Travel + Leisure

A dramatic reminder of World War II's destruction, the ruined bell tower is all that remains of this once massive church. — Fodor's

There is no more evocative site in the western sector of Berlin to remind us of the horrors of war. — Frommer's

  • 2
  • 11
  • 12
  • 6
  • 1

Gendarmenmarkt

Berlin 86 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

This square is without a doubt one of the most beautiful in Berlin. — Michelin Guide

Twin churches... flank this monumentally graceful baroque square—the most beautiful architectural ensemble in Berlin. — Frommer's

Berlin's most graceful square is bookended by the domed German and French cathedrals and punctuated by the grandly porticoed Konzerthaus Berlin. — Lonely Planet

This is without a doubt the most elegant square in former East Berlin. — Fodor's

  • 11
  • 1
  • 2
  • 6

Neue Synagoge Berlin - Centrum Judaicum

Mitte 86 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

The original New Synagogue, finished in 1866 in what was then the predominantly Jewish part of the city, was Germany's largest synagogue at that time. — Lonely Planet

Built in 1857-66 as the Berlin Jewish community's showpiece, it was the New Synagogue that was attacked during Kristallnacht in 1938, but not too badly damaged. — Time Out

The Centrum Judaicum recounts the synagogue's history. A glass wall marks the end of the restored section. This overlooks a garden, where traces of the original building can be seen. — Michelin Guide

During its heyday, with 3,200 seats and a design inspired by the Moorish architecture of the Alhambra in Granada, Spain, it was the largest synagogue in Germany. — Frommer's

This meticulously restored landmark, built between 1859 and 1866, is an exotic amalgam of styles, the whole faintly Middle Eastern. — Fodor's

  • 2
  • 9
  • 11
  • 1
  • 6
Back to Search Results

Filters  

  • Museums
    51 museums and galleries
  • Outdoors
    11 parks, gardens and outdoor attractions
  • Historical
    10 places of historical interest

or use your email address:

Register Login

Already have an account?

Log in →
Forgot password?

Don't have an account yet?

Register →