Quite possibly one of the coolest cities in Europe, Berlin is somewhere I can easily envision myself returning to to live in one day. I spent a day here with my aunt and uncle to discover some of the most iconic spots of the city.
Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe
Peter Eisenman created this stunning memorial to Holocaust victims. 2,711 columns create a maze-like structure that provide a moving experience to wander through and be reminded of the sad history they represent.
One of the most photographed spots in the city, Brandenburg Gate was built to represent peace in Germany.
One of the most well-known and recognized structures in the world, the Berlin Wall split the city of Berlin in two from 1961-1989. East Germany built the wall around West Berlin, most of which no longer exists today. The remains have been preserved, and are covered in colourful memories and murals.
This was the most well-known Berlin Wall crossing point between East and West Berlin during the Cold War. Be warned, they charge to take photos, and extra for costumes.
The Reichstag was built in 1894, and then during Hitler’s time, a fire damaged parts of it in a very controversial arson attack. If you have time, a 360-degree glass dome offers beautiful views of all of Berlin.
The Victory Column
This statue commemorates the Danish-Prussian War in 1864. “Golden Lizzy” sits on top, a bronze addition after the Franco-Prussian War of 1871.
*Including photos by Vanessa & Markus