Mitte Orientation Walk, Berlin

Mitte Orientation Walk, Berlin
Image Courtesy of Flickr and Leon Bovenkerk
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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 Walk Map

Guide Name: Mitte Orientation Walk
Guide Location: Germany » Berlin (See other walking tours in Berlin)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 13
Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 5.8 km
Author: clare
Reichstag

1) 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
Image Courtesy of Wikimedia and Mike Peel
Sight description based on wikipedia
Brandenburger Tor

2) 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
Image Courtesy of Flickr and Ashwin Kumar
Sight description based on wikipedia
Pariser Platz

3) Pariser Platz (must see)

The Pariser Platz is a large square located behind the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin. It was named after the French capital city, Paris to commemorate the defeat of Napoleon and occupation of France by Prussian armed forces and other armies that formed the allied forces in 1814.

The Pariser Platz was a grand square in Berlin and many important buildings stood around it. It was laid between 1732 and 1735 and was simply called the square at first before being renamed in honor of the services of...   view more
Image Courtesy of Flickr and Omar Omar
Sight description based on wikipedia
Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe

4) Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe (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
Image Courtesy of Flickr and perceptions (on & off)
Sight description based on wikipedia
Unter den Linden

5) 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
Image Courtesy of Wikimedia and Dnsob
Sight description based on wikipedia
Bebelplatz

6) 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
Image Courtesy of Wikimedia and Adam Carr
Sight description based on wikipedia
St. Hedwig Cathedral

7) St. Hedwig Cathedral (must see)

St. Hedwig's Cathedral (German: Sankt-Hedwigs-Kathedrale) is a Roman Catholic cathedral on the Bebelplatz in Berlin, Germany. It is the seat of the Archbishop of Berlin, Cardinal Georg Sterzinsky. It was built in the 18th century as the first Catholic church in Prussia after the Protestant Reformation by permission of King Frederick II. The intention of Frederick was to offer the numerous Catholic immigrants that had arrived in Berlin, especially those from Upper Silesia, a place of...   view more
Image Courtesy of Wikimedia and Beek100
Sight description based on wikipedia
Berlin Cathedral

8) Berlin Cathedral (must see)

The Berlin Cathedral had never been a cathedral in the actual sense of that term, since Berlin, let alone this Cathedral, had never been the seat of a Catholic bishop. On 6 September 1750 the new baroque Calvinist Supreme Parish Church was inaugurated, built by Johann Boumann the Elder in 1747-1750. After dismantling the movable interior, Boumann's building was exploded in 1893 and Julius and Otto Raschdorff, father and son, built the present Supreme Parish and Cathedral Church in exuberant...   view more
Image Courtesy of Wikimedia and ger1axg
Sight description based on wikipedia
Deutsches Historisches Museum

9) 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
Image Courtesy of Wikimedia and Sir James
Sight description based on wikipedia
Gendarmenmarkt

10) Gendarmenmarkt

The Gendarmenmarkt is a square in Berlin and the site of an architectural ensemble including the Konzerthaus (concert hall) and the French Dom and the Deutscher Dom. In the centre of the square stands a monumental statue of Germany's renowned poet Friedrich Schiller. The Konzerthaus Berlin is the most recent building on the Gendarmenmarkt. During World War II, most of the buildings were badly damaged or destroyed. Today all of them have been...   view more
Image Courtesy of Flickr and Leon Bovenkerk
Sight description based on wikipedia
Deutscher Dom

11) 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
Image Courtesy of Flickr and Flavio Ensiki
Sight description based on wikipedia
Friedrichstrasse

12) Friedrichstrasse

The Friedrichstrasse (lit. Frederick Street) is a major culture and shopping street in central Berlin, forming the core of the Friedrichstadt neighborhood and giving the name to Berlin Friedrichstrasse station. This is the central Berlin's traditional shopping street. Friedrichstrasse was rebuilt in the 1990s, and at the time it was the city's largest construction project; work continues north of Friedrichstrasse station, a number of well-known architects contributing to the...   view more
Image Courtesy of Flickr and Jorge Franganillo
Sight description based on wikipedia
Checkpoint Charlie

13) Checkpoint Charlie (must see)

Checkpoint Charlie was one of the three crossing points from East to West Germany after the construction of the Berlin Wall. It later became the one of the symbols of the cold war and is a tourist attraction because of its immortalization by American movies and spy novels.

After the completion of the building of the Berlin wall, the Americans established three crossing points, A, B and C. They were called Checkpoint Alpha, Bravo and Charlie by the NATO forces. Checkpoint Charlie became the...   view more
Image Courtesy of Wikimedia and Raimond Spekking
Sight description based on wikipedia

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