Arts and Cultural
Labyrinth Kindermuseum Berlin
Children can embark on a variety of adventures within this museum - one of Germany's leading children's museums - including fairy-tales, world cultures, health, children's rights and much more.
No visit to the Berlin Mitte neighborhood would be complete without a visit to the Mitte Museum, which offers a glimpse into the history of the area's history, from its gradual development into the "heart of Berlin", industrialization in the 19th century, the famous scientists who conducted their research here, the theatres in the district and the salon culture.
Overseen by the Prussian Cultural Heritage Foundation, this central complex of museums is located in Berlin Mitte and was added to the UNESCO list of World Heritage Sites in 1999. The group of museums includes the Altes Museum (Roman and Greek Classical Antiquities); Alte Nationalgalerie (19th century sculptures and paintings); Pergamon Museum (Islamic art, ancient near east art); the Museum of Byzantine Art and several more.
Points of Interest
Affectionately known as simply "Alex" by Berliners, this modern transit junction, shopping area and major pedestrian zone has witnessed history dating back to the Middle Ages when it was a cattle market, to November 4, 1989 when one million people gathered to demonstrate just before the fall of the Berlin Wall. Today, it is home to the TV Tower, the landmark World Time Clock, the Alexa shopping mall and the Brunnen der Völkerfreundschaft (Fountain of Friendship amongst Peoples).
Berlin Cathedral (Berliner Dom)
Built in 1451, the largest and most impressive church in Berlin is located next to Museum Island and one of the major draws is that visitors can climb to the dome for a breathtaking view of Berlin.
Berlin TV Tower (Berliner Fernsehturm)
At 207 meters, the Berlin TV Tower is the tallest structure in Germany and one of Berlin's top attractions, affording visitors the opportunity to see all of Berlin's sites, including the Reichstag (Parliament building), the Brandenburg Gate, Olympic Stadium, Potsdamer Platz and more.
Berlin Victory Column (Siegessäule)
The 67-meter high column of victory was relocated in the Tiergarten's main roundabout in 1938 and is an interesting example of allegorical representations linking German traditional mythological symbols to its imperial days of Prussian military victory.
Brandenburg Gate (Brandenburg Tor)
As one of Germany's best-known landmarks, this architecturally magnificent neo-classical triumphal arch has played witness to some of the most significant moments in modern history and this former city gate - rebuilt in the late 18th century - is the monumental entry to Unter den Linden, the famous boulevard of linden trees which formerly led directly to the city palace of the Prussian monarchs.
Checkpoint Charlie, along with Glienicker Brücke (Glienicker Bridge) was the best known border-crossing of Cold War days, and remains a must-see sight in Berlin with tremendous historical and emotional resonance as an iconic marker of territorial boundary and political division.
As one of the liveliest squares in all of Germany, Potsdamer Platz features such draws as the Debis Tower (Renzo Piano), the DaimlerChrysler Atrium with its public spaces, art exhibitions and an auto showroom as well as a film museum, shopping center, casino and more.
Formerly known as a center for bohemian Berlin youth, this area - which borders Mitte to the west and southwest - has experienced a recent gentrification, with over 300 buildings remaining protected as historic monuments and the area bursting with cafes, restaurants, bars and a vibrant social scene.
A stunning example of Renaissance, baroque and classic architecture, the newly restored Reichstag played center stage to momentous events in German history, including the official reunification of Germany that was held here on October 2, 1990, and visitor highlights include a ride to the top of the building to a large viewing terrace for the breathtaking views of Tiergarten, the dome and the mirror cylinder at the center.
Zoologischer Garten (Berlin Zoological Garden)
Located in Berlin's Tiergarten, the oldest zoo in Germany opened in 1844 and today, the Berlin Zoological Garden covers 34 hectares or 84 acres, is home to 13,700 animals and 1,400 species, and welcomes over 3 million visitors a year as one of Berlin's most popular attractions.
Built to look like a luxury liner, this shopping center - located in Berlin Wedding - features over 100 upscale stores, cafes and restaurants, leisure facilities and more.
With origins dating back to the 1500s, this very broad, long boulevard - known locally as the Ku'damm - is one of the most famous avenues in Berlin and is considered the Champs-Élysées of Berlin with its high end shops, fashion designers, restaurants and endless people-watching opportunities.
Mulackstraße und Alte Schönhauser
Tucked away in the Berlin-Mitte area is an area known for its exclusive cult labels, international designers, hot Berlin designers and style-conscious fashionistas, found both in small boutiques and flagship stores along a very popular fashion shopping mile.
Sports & Entertainment
Olympic Stadium (Olympiastadion)
Originally built for the 1936 Summer Olympics, the second largest stadium in Germany has been home to the Hertha Berlin football team since 1963, and has enjoyed a strong footballing tradition, having hosted three and six matches in the 1974 FIFA World Cup and 2006 FIFA World Cup, respectively.
What's Nearby - Corporate Locations
- Air Berlin
- Bayer Health Care Pharmaceuticals
- Berlin Chemie
- Daimler Chrysler
- Deutsche Bahn
- Fraunhofer Institut
- Höffner Möbelgesellschaft Gmbh & Co.
- Internationales Congress Centrum (ICC)
- Jewish Hospital of Berlin
- Messe Berlin
- Music Pictures Limited Berlin