Berlin - there is always something going on! Visit Brandenburg Gate, Museum Island and Alexanderplatz

XcelTrip|3 min read|Jul 13, 2019

Berlin is not only capital of Germany but the country's largest city and a major center of politics, culture, media, and science. Noted for its cultural flair, Berlin is home to the world famous Berlin Opera and Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, while its diverse art scene encompasses hundreds of galleries, events, and museums, including those on Museum Island, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Berlin offers an eclectic mix of new and classic architecture, dynamic entertainment, shopping, and a wide variety of sports and cultural institutions.


Berlin's most famous historic landmark is the Brandenburg Gate (Brandenburger Tor)

Brandenburg Gate is Neoclassical gate was commissioned by King Frederick Wilhelm II in 1788, and its design was inspired by the Propylaea in Athens' Acropolis. The sandstone monument is 26 meters tall, standing in the Mitte district's Pariser Platz, just a block from the Reichstag building.

Museum Island

Granted UNESCO National Heritage Site status in the year 1999, Berlin's Museum Island was designed to be "a sanctuary of art and science". The island is home to no less than five of Berlin's major museums. The museums that make up Museum Island are located on the northern part of the Spreeinsel (Spree Island). Together this cluster of grand museum buildings forms one of the world's greatest museum complexes.


Alexanderplatz has always been one of the liveliest places in Berlin, with shops, cinemas, restaurants, and many attractions within walking distance. Alexanderplatz in Mitte is one of the best-known public squares in Berlin – and it’s certainly the biggest. Named after Tsar Alexander I, who visited the Prussian capital in 1805, most people simply call it Alex.

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