Our beautiful capital city combines history with modernity
With around 3. 7 million inhabitants, the city is the most populous and, at 892 square kilometres, also the largest municipality in Germany. The Berlin-Brandenburg region is very rich in forests and water and offers over 350 kilometres of unique nature experiences. In Berlin alone there are 50 lakes, three rivers and eight canals. Take a break at one of the lakes and enjoy the water before your way takes you past fields, memorials of German history and brick Gothic.
Explore Berlin and the surrounding area with its many attractions!
The capital is the largest multicultural metropolis in Germany with extensive parks, forests and lakes. This relaxedness can be found everywhere in the city.
Berlin is the city of arts, artists and museums
Thanks to its diverse museum landscape, the many theatres and the Philharmonie, Berlin is considered a cultural metropolis worldwide.
Over 170 museums - including the world-famous Museum Island - display the world's treasures. Major orchestras - such as the internationally acclaimed Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra - and its three major opera houses with their sensational opera and ballet productions make Berlin an Eldorado for classical music lovers from all over the world.
And the numerous theatres, variety shows, revue theatres and the many cabarets provide entertainment for every taste.
Countless shopping opportunities are offered by the famous Kurfürstendamm, the elegant Friedrichstraße and the original boutiques around the Hackesche Höfe.
Berlin sets the latest trends in lifestyle, music and art. Inspired by the exuberant creativity, more and more artists from all over the world are coming to Berlin, making the metropolis one of the most exciting places in Europe.
Constant change is the hallmark of this lively metropolis bubbling over with energy.
Top 10 Shopping Streets in Berlin
Huge shopping centres, numerous shopping streets, fashion stores and branches of well-known shops are lined up here.
- Alexanderplatz with the shopping center "Alexa".
- Kurfürstendamm - "Bikini Berlin", "Europa-Center" and the "KaDeWe".
- Hackescher Markt and courtyards.
- Friedrichstraße - "Kulturkaufhaus Dussmann".
- Schloßstraße - "Das Schloss", the "Forum Steglitz" and the "Schloss-Straßen-Center".
- Schönhauser Allee - "Schönhauser Allee Arcaden".
- Frankfurter Allee - "Ring Center". Wilmersdorfer Strasse -
- "Wilmersdorfer Arcaden". Karl-Marx-Strasse - "Neukölln Arcaden". Torstraße
- Carl-Schurz Straße - "Spandau Arcaden".
Potsdam is embedded in a unique cultural landscape. These include the world-famous palaces and gardens, the historic quarters, the Biosphere and Volkspark, and the Bornstedt crown estate.
Potsdam is known worldwide for its historical heritage as the residence of the German emperors. The city encompasses Germany's largest contiguous cultural heritage with around twenty Prussian palaces and parks, which were added to the UNESCO World Heritage List after the fall of communism in 1990.
Unique backdrops of historic buildings and UNESCO World Heritage Sites can be enjoyed by boat from the Havel River, on sightseeing tours or round trips
Brandenburg an der Havel
Brandenburg an der Havel is considered the birthplace of the Mark Brandenburg. The city looks back on more than 1000 years of history. The historical Old Town, the New Town and the Dominsel with their outstanding monuments are testimony to the changing history of the country and the city. Brandenburg is a city on the water. It is located in the largest contiguous European inland water sports area of the “Potsdam and Brandenburg Havel Lakes. ” Water sports enthusiasts, anglers as well as cycling and hiking enthusiasts will find numerous opportunities to relax actively.
The district southwest of Nauen was first mentioned in documents in 1173. Groß Behnitz is one of the largest landscape parks in Havelland, preserved in their original form. The public, approx. 30 hectares of park, accessible all around the lake, is the last of an ice age chain of lakes. Since 1966, it has been listed as a monument. Also worth seeing is the railway station built in the 1870s with a classicist station building, goods shed, water tower, line guard house and interlocking.
Der Bahnhof lag an der in den 1860er Jahren geplanten Eisenbahnverbindung von Hannover nach Berlin, die auf Grund einer Spende der Familie Borsig über Groß Behnitz geführt wurde.
Those who drive through Oranienburg cannot overlook the castle. The bright white building stands for one of the great epochs of Prussian history, the reign of the Great Elector Friedrich Wilhelm, today Oranienburg is a lively and lively place. The green city on the Havel is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the state of Brandenburg – with two museums in the oldest Baroque castle, the Mark Brandenburg, the Sachsenhausen Memorial and Museum and the Germendorf Zoo and Leisure Park.