Places to Visit in Berlin

Lux 11, top hotel in berlin, is located in the pulsating heart of Berlin-Mitte. The best sights and attractions in Berlin are just around the corner. Places to visit in Berlin include museums, art galleries, start-up scene, media agencies and countless cafes, bars and restaurants. 

Just a little walk away from the Lux11 are:

- Alexanderplatz (Layer upon layer of Berlin’s urban history is located in Alexanderplatz, interweaving centuries of social, political, and architectural history and repeatedly the subject of public debate and urban design competitions)

- 360° Berlin Television Tower (Which is known to locals as the Fernehturm, and is instantly recognisable from the distance, stand outs of the skyline at 368m, making it the tallest building in Berlin. Built in the 1960s, visitors to the tower can enjoy a unique 360° panorama of the city.The Berlin Television Tower is located close to Alexanderplatz, right in the centre of what used to be East Berlin, and its multi-faceted architecture remains as intriguing as ever. Exiting the square are broad main streets such as the Karl-Marx-Allee, which is lined with buildings in the Socialist Classicism style.)

- Hackesche Höfe (The area, also known as the Scheunenviertel is one of Berlin’s top entertainment hubs, popular with Berliners and visitors alike and a magnet for club-goers since the 1990’s.)

- Museum Island (Berlin's Museum Island is one of the UNESCO world heritage sites and home to the city's most important exhibition centres: the Altes Museum (Old Museum), the Neues Museum (New Museum), the Bode Museum, the Pergamon Museum and the Alte Nationalgalerie (Old Nataional Gallery). The collections in these buildings encompass over 6,000 years of art and cultural history. The Berlin Stadtschloss (Royal Palace) also once stood on the island; however it was demolished during the GDR era, and replaced by the Palace of the Republic. There are plans to reconstruct the building in the coming year)

- Museum of GDR ( What remains of the GDR (German Democratic Republic) or East Germany today? The DDR Museum's lively interactive approach to 'Ostalgia' covers many fascinating aspects of everyday life behind the Iron Curtain, from the tiny Trabants and school exercise books to Stasi surveillance devices.)

- Berliner Rathaus - Rotes Rathaus (Berlin Rotes Rathaus, literally Red Town Hall, is the seat of the Berlin Senate – city government – as opposed to local, district government which is housed in the district Town Halls.)

- Berliner Dom (The Berliner Dom (Berlin Cathedral), completed in 1905, is Berlin’s largest and most important Protestant church as well as the sepulchre of the Prussian Hohenzollern dynasty)

- Französischer Dom (The Französischer Dom or French Cathedral is not a cathedral in the traditional sense of the word. The German name of Dom refers to the ‘domed’ tower later erected on the existing church in 1785, almost one hundred years after it had been built originally as the Französische Friedrichstadtkirche.)

- Deutscher Dom (Berlin's German Cathedral on the magnificent Gendarmenmarkt square was built in 1708. Curiously, its name refers to the French translation of the word dome meaning cupola. Rebuilt after World War II, it re-opened after restoration in October 1996.)

- Brandenburger Tor (The Brandenburg Gate is one of Berlin’s most important monuments – a landmark and symbol all in one with over two hundred years of history)

- Lustgarten (The Lustgarten (Pleasure Garden) is a quiet lawn, popular during the warmer season and well liked by tourists and Berliners alike as a pleasant bit of greenery to rest and lounge in at leisure. It is situated in front of the Altes Museum – the oldest museum in the Museumsinsel (Museum Island) ensemble between Karl-Liebknecht Strasse, Kupfergraben and the majestic Berliner Dom (Cathedral).)

- Quartier Potsdamer Platz (Berlin’s Potsdamer Platz is the most striking example of the urban renewal that turned Berlin into the ‘New Berlin’ in the 1990s although it is not, strictly speaking, a square.)

- Bundeskanzleramt (The spectacular architectural ensemble of the new German Chancellery was designed by Berlin based architects Axel Schultes und Charlotte Frank during the time (1982-1998) when Chancellor Helmut Kohl was in office. It is one of the most impressive structures in the newly created government district)

- Checkpoint Charlie (Checkpoint Charlie, along with Glienicker Brücke (Glienicker Bridge) was the best known border-crossing of Cold War days)

- Regierungsviertel (After the old diplomatic district laid idle for decades following the war, international life moved back in after the fall of the Wall: A walk through the district takes one from the Pariser Platz to the Austrien Embassy, India’s, Egypt’s and South Africa’s, etc.. Thereto, in the triangle a new “city in the city” has come into being: next to the CDU Federal Office and many luxury apartments, there are also the five Nordic Embassies in a building ensemble to come across, which is encased by an enormous copper band.)

- East-Side-Gallery (The East Side Gallery is a 1.3 km-long painted stretch of the former Berlin Wall along the Mühlenstrasse in former East Berlin. It is the largest open-air gallery in the world with over one hundred original mural paintings)

- Gendarmenmarkt (One of the most stunning squares in the city, located close to Friedrichstraße, Berlin's exclusive shopping street in the central Mitte district. Three of the most impressive examples of architecture in the capital city are to be found here: the Concert House designed by Schinkel and the German and French Cathedrals)

- Holocost-Memorial (Berlin’s Holocaust Memorial, located in Mitte on a stretch of the former “death strip”, where the Wall once stood near the Brandenburg Gate, is Berlin’s stunning monument to the Holocaust, dedicated to the Jewish victims of the Nazi genocide of World War II.)

- New Synagogue (The New Synagogue, along with the Jewish Museum and the Holocaust Memorial is one of Berlin’s most significant Jewish landmarks. Built in 1866 as the largest Jewish place of worship in Germany, to seat 3200 people the Neue Synagogue was a symbol of the thriving Jewish community)

- Reichstag (Following German reunification on October 3, 1990 the Bundestag (German Federal Parliament) decided, one year later, to reinstate the Reichstag as the seat of Parliament in Berlin, the restored capital of reunited Germany.)

- Siegessäule (Berlin’s Siegessäule - Victory Column - is another of Berlin’s monuments that has reinvented itself through the ages - from symbol of Prussian military victory in the 19th century to that of Berlin’s thriving gay community and favourite tourist spot today.)

- Berlin Wall Monument (This evocative stretch of the Berlin Wall on Bernauerstrasse is one of the few remnants of the concrete wall left untouched since 1989. The Gedenkstätte - monument - includes a Documentation Centre which chronicles the history and experience of the Berlin Wall.)

- Nikolaiviertel ( the Nikolaiviertel has been renovated in its original medieval style. As well as several interesting museums you can also find numerous small shops here offering souvenirs, arts and crafts and antiques.

- Akademie der Künste (Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Karl Friedrich Schinkel, Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy, Max Liebermann, Käthe Kollwitz, Ricarda Huch... There are many important names on the long list of members and honorary members of the Berliner Akademie der Künste. No wonder, since also the duties of the academy are anything but minimal: it is to advocate the “cause of art” in society, impart new artistic tendencies and tend the cultural heritage. And: it should be internationally active and thereby represent the art and culture of Germany to the world)

- Boulevard of the Stars (Just like Hollywood: At Potsdamer Platz, the greatest actors and directors of 120 years of German-speaking film and television history are commemorated with a star on the Boulevard of Stars. Marlene Dietrich, Armin Mueller-Stahl and the director Wim Wenders are some of the stars who have received the honour. The long "red carpet" with its glittering golden stars runs between the Sony Center – which houses the Film Museum and several cinemas – and the Potsdamer Platz. In so-called Star cameras, you can see the celebrities soar above their stars and have your photo taken with them)

- Unter den Linden (Going back as far as the 19th century, the "Linden" was Berlin's most glamorous central boulevard, perfect for promenading and strolling. Nowadays, the boulevard is as charming as ever and home to buildings such as the Humboldt University, the German Historical Museum, the German Cathedral and the State Opera)

- Tiergarten (Tiergarten in Berlin refers to the parliamentary, government and diplomatic district as well as to Berlin’s largest and most popular inner-city park.)

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