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Germany's 16 states: Berlin

Berlin is many things: the German capital, seat of government and cultural metropolis. But above all Berlin is fascinating, a city that is constantly changing. Maybe that's why it's such a tourist hotspot.

Berlin remains an attractive destination - except in COVID-19 times. In 2019, 14 million visitors came to the German capital — nearly four times more tourists than Berlin's population. There are many good reasons to visit Berlin.

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Travel tips for Berlin

Women's places in Berlin

Berlin is the only German federal state in which International Women's Day is a public holiday. The capital can also be explored from a female perspective 365 days a year. Nicole Frölich, presenter of the DW travel magazine Check-in, even found this to be a completely new experience. Here are her tips.

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Berlin tips for women

Modern architecture

The world-famous art school for architecture and design Bauhaus celebrated its 100th birthday in 2019. How did Bauhaus influence architecture in the capital? Check-in presenter Nicole Frölich on the tracks of Walter Gropius, Mies van der Rohe and Co.

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On the Bauhaus Trail in Berlin

Old National Gallery

In contrast to Bauhaus architecture, the Old National Gallery on Berlin's Museum Island was built in the style of an ancient temple. Its rooms display the entire spectrum of 19th century German art and the beginnings of modernism, with masterpieces such as "The Monk by the Sea," by the Romantic painter Caspar David Friedrich.  

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#DailyDrone: The Alte Nationalgalerie

From Reichstag to Bundestag

A visit to the glass dome of the Reichstag building is an absolute must for many Berlin tourists! But the building also reflects like no other the eventful history of Germany, from the Empire to the present day.

Landmark Brandenburg Gate

Unforgotten are the images from the night of November 9, 1989, when East and West Berliners embraced each other on the Berlin Wall in front of the Brandenburg Gate. 30 years after the fall of the Berlin Wall, the famous gate is the symbol of the division and reunification of Germany — and one of the most photographed sights in Berlin.

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The Brandenburg Gate, a Berlin Landmark

Highlights in a 360-degree video

From the Reichstag building to the Brandenburg Gate; from Museum Island to Alexanderplatz: the largest and loveliest squares in the heart of Berlin. 

Use the mouse on your computer or your finger on your smartphone to choose what you want to see. Click on the video and drag the image sections wherever you want. If you have VR glasses, you can watch the video in virtual reality.

Your trip to Germany

Are you looking for recommendations for your visit to Germany? We've got them: Tips for Germany — state by state.


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