Mitte Orientation Tour, Berlin

Mitte Orientation Tour, Berlin
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The capital and the largest city of Germany, Berlin is also a major cultural, political, economic and scientific center of Europe. Today's Berlin is a thriving, modern and exciting destination, welcoming those who arrive on a leisure or business trip. Take this tour and find your way to main attractions of Mitte, the first and most central borough of Berlin.

Mitte Orientation Tour - Route Map

Guide Name: Mitte Orientation Tour
Guide Location: Germany » Berlin
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 14
Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 6.0 km
Author: clare
Friedrichstadt Palast

1) Friedrichstadt Palast (must see)

An extraordinary theater, Friedrichstadtpalast is the only Revue theater in Germany and the biggest of its kind in Europe. With a history of one hundred years, it amazes every time the public with great shows and the professionalism of its actors, singers, dancers and directors. Every time the curtain falls, it brings storming applause. The Friedrichstadt-Palast is also a revue in the Berlin district of Mitte (district center). The term Friedrichstadt-Palast designates both the building itself,...   view more
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Kunsthaus Tacheles

2) Kunsthaus Tacheles

The Kunsthaus Thacheles is a large graffiti covered warehouse in the former Jewish quarter of Berlin. It houses a group of artists who are being threatened with eviction.

The Kunsthaus Thacheles was once a supermarket near the Synagogue that served the Jewish residents of the location. It was a Nazi jail before the Second World War where prisoners from France were imprisoned. It later served as offices of unions during the communist era. After the fall of the Berlin Wall, a group of young...   view more
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Neue Synagoge

3) Neue Synagoge (must see)

The Neue Synagoge ("New Synagogue") was built 1859–1866 as the main synagogue of the Berlin Jewish community, on Oranienburger Straße. Because of its splendid eastern Moorish style and resemblance to the Alhambra, it is an important architectural monument of the second half of the 19th century in Berlin. The building was designed by Eduard Knoblauch. The front of the building, facing Oranienburger Straße, is richly ornamented with shaped bricks and terracotta, accented by coloured...   view more
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Pergamon Museum

4) Pergamon Museum (must see)

The Pergamon Museum is situated on the Museum Island in Berlin. The site was designed by Alfred Messel and Ludwig Hoffmann and was constructed in twenty years, from 1910 to 1930. The Pergamon houses original-sized, reconstructed monumental buildings such as the Pergamon Altar, the Market Gate of Miletus, all consisting of parts transported from Turkey. The museum is subdivided into the antiquity collection, the Middle East museum, and the museum of Islamic art. Besides Islamic artwork from the...   view more
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DDR Museum

5) DDR Museum

This small interactive museum gives a realistic picture of life in the former German Democratic Republic or East Germany. It gives an insight of the culture of a people living in a strictly communist state and also has a sense of nostalgia for a lifestyle that has disappeared forever.

The DDR museum is located in the former government district of the German Democratic Republic on the banks of the River Spree. It lies opposite the Berlin Cathedral. The director, Dr. Stephan Wolle created the...   view more
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Deutsches Historisches Museum

6) Deutsches Historisches Museum (must see)

The Deutsches Historisches Museum gives visitors an insight into the many events and upheavals in the history of Germany. It takes them on a journey through the history of the country over the last 2000 years.

The Deutsches Historisches Museum is housed in two buildings. The older building was the Prussian arsenal constructed between 1695 and 1730. It is one of the oldest surviving structures in Berlin. Many of the permanent exhibits of the museum are displayed here and the building also...   view more
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7) Bebelplatz (must see)

The Bebelplatz is a public square in the central Mitte district of Berlin, the capital of Germany. The square is located on the south side of the Unter den Linden boulevard, a major east-west thoroughfare in the city centre. The square is named after August Bebel, a founder of the Social Democratic Party of Germany in the 19th century. The square, then called Platz am Opernhaus, was laid out between 1741 and 1743 under the rule of King Frederick II of Prussia. The Bebelplatz is known as the site...   view more
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Deutscher Dom

8) Deutscher Dom (must see)

Deutscher Dom (English: German Cathedral) is the colloquial naming for the New Church (German: Neue Kirche) located in Berlin on the Gendarmenmarkt across from Französischer Dom (French Cathedral). In 1701-1708 Giovanni Simonetti built the first church after a design of Martin Grünberg. In 1780-1785 Georg Christian Unger modified the church and added the eastern domed tower after a design by Carl von Gontard. Christian Bernhard Rode created the statues, representing characters from the Old and...   view more
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Berlin Story

9) Berlin Story

Berlin Story is a bookstore, a publishing house and a kind of a museum wrapped into one. It is dedicated entirely, as the name suggests, to the city of Berlin. In business for ten years, the bookstore offers a vast selection of titles—more than 3,000 in twelve different languages, including some 300 titles in English—covering a broad range of topics, from Prussian kings to Third Reich history to the latest modern architecture to Berlin's famous citizens to party zones. On occasions,...   view more
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Komische Oper Berlin

10) Komische Oper Berlin

The Komische Oper Berlin is an opera company in Berlin, Germany, which specializes in German language productions of opera, operetta and musicals. The theater was built between 1891-1892 by architects Ferdinand Fellner and Hermann Helmer for a private society. It first opened on September 24, 1892 as "Theater Unter den Linden" with Adolf Ferron's operetta Daphne and Gaul and Haßreiter's ballet Die Welt in Bild und Tanz. In 1934 the theater was nationalized and renamed...   view more
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11) Holocaust-Mahnmal (must see)

The Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe (German: Denkmal für die ermordeten Juden Europas), also known as the Holocaust Memorial (German: Holocaust-Mahnmal), is a memorial in Berlin to the Jewish victims and other victims of the Holocaust, designed by architect Peter Eisenman and engineer Buro Happold. It consists of a 19,000 square meter site covered with 2,711 concrete slabs or "stelae", one for each page of the Talmud arranged in a grid pattern on a sloping field. According to...   view more
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Unter den Linden

12) Unter den Linden (must see)

Unter den Linden ("under the linden trees") is an iconic boulevard in the central Mitte district of Berlin, the capital of Germany. It is named for its linden (lime in British English) trees that line the grassed pedestrian mall between two carriageways. Unter den Linden runs east–west from the site of the former Stadtschloss royal palace at the Lustgarten park, where the demolished Palast der Republik used to be, to Pariser Platz and Brandenburg Gate. Unter den Linden at the heart...   view more
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Brandenburger Tor

13) Brandenburger Tor (must see)

The Brandenburg Gate (German: Brandenburger Tor) is a former city gate and one of the main symbols of Berlin and Germany. It is located west of the city center at the junction of Unter den Linden and Ebertstraße, immediately west of the Pariser Platz. It is the only remaining gate of a series through which one formerly entered Berlin. One block to the north stands the Reichstag building. The gate is the monumental entry to Unter den Linden, the renowned boulevard of linden trees which formerly...   view more
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14) Reichstag (must see)

The Reichstag building is a historical edifice in Berlin, Germany, constructed to house the Reichstag, parliament of the German Empire. It was opened in 1894 and housed the Reichstag until 1933, when it was severely damaged in a fire supposedly set by Dutch communist Marinus van der Lubbe. After the Second World War the Reichstag building fell into disuse as the parliament of the German Democratic Republic met in the Palace of the Republic in East Berlin and the parliament of the Federal...   view more
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