Self-guided Sightseeing Tour #17 in Berlin, Germany


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Tour Facts

Number of sights 30 sights
Distance 14.4 km
Ascend 301 m
Descend 309 m

Experience Berlin in Germany in a whole new way with our self-guided sightseeing tour. This site not only offers you practical information and insider tips, but also a rich variety of activities and sights you shouldn't miss. Whether you love art and culture, want to explore historical sites or simply want to experience the vibrant atmosphere of a lively city - you'll find everything you need for your personal adventure here.

Activities in BerlinIndividual Sights in Berlin

Sight 1: Ressurection Church

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Ressurection ChurchGerhardSchuhmacher (Diskussion) 14:50, 29 May 2016 (UTC) / CC BY-SA 4.0

The Church of the Resurrection of the Kirchenkreis Berlin Stadtmitte is a Protestant church in the Berlin district of Friedrichshain. It was built between 1892 and 1895 on the site of the former cemetery for the poor on Friedenstraße. Despite considerable structural changes after reconstruction in the 1950s, the church has been an architectural and cultural monument since the 1980s.

Wikipedia: Auferstehungskirche (Berlin-Friedrichshain) (DE), Website

241 meters / 3 minutes

Sight 2: St. Pius-Kirche

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St. Pius Church in Berlin-Friedrichshain is a Roman Catholic church named after Pope Pius V. The building at Palisadenstraße 73–74, built between 1889 and 1894 according to designs by Max Hasak, is now a listed building. In 2003, the parish of St. Pius merged with the parish of St. Antonius to form the parish of St. Anthony, but its parish church is St. Pius. The pastor of the parish in which the church is located is the retired cathedral canon Winfried Onizazuk, who was ordained a priest in 1983.

Wikipedia: St. Pius (Berlin) (DE), Website, Heritage Website

657 meters / 8 minutes

Sight 3: Büste Karl Marx

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The Strausberger Platz is a large urban square in the Berlin district of Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg and marks the border to the district of Mitte. It is connected via Karl-Marx-Allee with Alexanderplatz and via Lichtenberger Straße with the Platz der Vereinten Nationen. These two streets intersect in an oval roundabout at Strausberger Platz.

Wikipedia: Strausberger Platz (EN)

1503 meters / 18 minutes

Sight 4: Ruine der Franziskaner-Klosterkirche

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Ruine der Franziskaner-Klosterkirche No machine-readable author provided. Sansculotte assumed (based on copyright claims). / CC BY-SA 2.5

The Franziskaner-Klosterkirche was a church in the Mitte district of Berlin, founded in 1250 and now in ruins.

Wikipedia: Franziskaner-Klosterkirche (EN), Website

575 meters / 7 minutes

Sight 5: Direktorenhaus Berlin

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The Direktorenhaus Berlin is a gallery as well as an art and cultural center in Berlin's Mitte district. It was founded in 2010 by Pascal Johanssen and Katja Kleiss in Berlin as an exhibition venue for applied arts. The center is located on the grounds and building complex of the Alte Münze, the former state mint in the historic center of Berlin. After 20 years of vacancy, the dilapidated building was renovated by the operators of the director's house and thus saved from decay. The Direktorenhaus is also the headquarters of Musicboard Berlin, and well-known artists and musicians such as the Berlin rock band Bonaparte use the rooms of the house as studios and rehearsal rooms.

Wikipedia: Direktorenhaus (DE), Website

377 meters / 5 minutes

Sight 6: Ephraim-Palais

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The Ephraim Palace is a Rococo-style building in Berlin, Germany, originally constructed in 1766. Despite the destruction of the palace in 1936 by Nazi Germany, the beginning of a reconstruction was possible in 1985, as many elements of the facade had been stored in East Germany. Today, the Ephraim Palace is a cultural-heritage property and houses a museum, mostly dealing with cultural topics.

Wikipedia: Ephraim Palace (EN), Website, Heritage Website

504 meters / 6 minutes

Sight 7: Marx-Engels Forum

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Marx-Engels Forum Håkan Henriksson (Narking) / CC BY 3.0

Marx-Engels-Forum is a public park in the central Mitte district of Berlin, the capital of Germany. It is named for Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels, authors of The Communist Manifesto of 1848 and regarded as two of the most influential people in the socialist movement. The park was created by the authorities of the former German Democratic Republic (GDR) in 1986.

Wikipedia: Marx-Engels Forum (EN)

511 meters / 6 minutes

Sight 8: Berlin Cathedral

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Berlin Cathedral, also known as the Evangelical Supreme Parish and Collegiate Church, is a monumental German Protestant church and dynastic tomb on the Museum Island in central Berlin. Having its origins as a castle chapel for the Berlin Palace, several structures have served to house the church since the 15th century. The present collegiate church was built from 1894 to 1905 by order of Emperor William II according to plans by Julius Raschdorff in Renaissance and Baroque Revival styles. The listed building is the largest Protestant church in Germany and one of the most important dynastic tombs in Europe. In addition to church services, the cathedral is used for state ceremonies, concerts and other events.

Wikipedia: Berlin Cathedral (EN), Website, Heritage Website, Youtube

282 meters / 3 minutes

Sight 9: Humboldt Forum

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Humboldt Forum

The Humboldt Forum is a museum dedicated to human history, art and culture, located in the Berlin Palace on the Museum Island in the historic centre of Berlin. It is named in honour of the Prussian scholars Wilhelm and Alexander von Humboldt. Considered the "German equivalent" of the British Museum, the Humboldt Forum houses the non-European collections of the Berlin State Museums, temporary exhibitions and public events. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, it opened digitally on 16 December 2020 and became accessible to the general public on 20 July 2021.

Wikipedia: Humboldt Forum (EN), Url, Website, Wheelchair Website

312 meters / 4 minutes

Sight 10: Neuer Marstall

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The Neuer Marstall is a listed historic building in Berlin, Germany located on the Schloßplatz and the Spree River. Completed in 1901 and facing the former Royal Palace, the neo-Baroque "New Stables" once sheltered the Royal equerry, horses and carriages of Imperial Germany. The complex also included three enclosed courtyards, a riding school, and the Knights College.

Wikipedia: Neuer Marstall (EN)

914 meters / 11 minutes

Sight 11: Inselbrücke

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Inselbrücke Angela Monika Arnold, Berlin / CC BY-SA 3.0

The Island Bridge is a road bridge over the western arm of the Spree that has existed since the 17th century. It is the first bridge on the Spree Island in the direction of the river and is located in the catchment area of the historic Berlin harbor. Today's stone arched bridge dates from 1912–1913, built according to plans by Ludwig Hoffmann and city planning officer Krause and is a listed building.

Wikipedia: Inselbrücke (DE), Heritage Website

432 meters / 5 minutes

Sight 12: Grünstraßenbrücke

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The Grünstraßenbrücke in Berlin's Mitte district is one of the early Spree crossings in the old Kölln city centre. Instead of a wooden yoke bridge with flaps for the ship passages, the stone Grünstraße bridge was built from 1903 to 1905. After partial destruction at the end of the Second World War and subsequent repairs, it has been on Berlin's list of architectural monuments since the 1970s.

Wikipedia: Grünstraßenbrücke (DE), Heritage Website

688 meters / 8 minutes

Sight 13: Embassy of the Kingdom of Morocco

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Embassy of the Kingdom of Morocco

The Moroccan Embassy in Berlin is the headquarters of the Moroccan diplomatic mission in Germany. The embassy building is located at Niederwallstraße 39 in Berlin's Mitte district of the same name.

Wikipedia: Marokkanische Botschaft in Berlin (DE), Website

86 meters / 1 minutes

Sight 14: Denkzeichen Modezentrum Hausvogteiplatz

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Hausvogteiplatz is located in Berlin's Mitte district at the interface between Friedrichswerder and Friedrichstadt. It is a relatively small diagonally triangular square that was built on former fortifications. In the 19th and early 20th centuries, it gained supra-regional importance as the centre of Berlin ready-to-wear. Part of the development is a listed building. On the square is the monument Modezentrum Hausvogteiplatz.

Wikipedia: Denkzeichen Modezentrum Hausvogteiplatz (DE)

576 meters / 7 minutes

Sight 15: French Friedrichsstadt Church

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French Friedrichsstadt ChurchDe-okin 18:52, 29 May 2009 (UTC) / CC BY-SA 3.0

The French Friedrichstadt Church is a church on the Gendarmenmarkt in Friedrichstadt in the Berlin district of Mitte. It was built at the beginning of the 18th century by the Berlin Huguenot community. It is structurally connected to the French Cathedral, a tower built almost a hundred years later. Today, the church serves as a place of worship for the French Church of Berlin and the Communauté protestante francophone de Berlin.

Wikipedia: Französische Friedrichstadtkirche (DE), Website

544 meters / 7 minutes

Sight 16: New Church

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The New Church, is located in Berlin on the Gendarmenmarkt across from French Church of Friedrichstadt. Its parish comprised the northern part of the then new quarter of Friedrichstadt, which until then belonged to the parish of the congregations of Jerusalem's Church. The Lutheran and Calvinist congregants used German as their native language, as opposed to the French-speaking Calvinist congregation of the adjacent French Church of Friedrichstadt. The congregants' native language combined with the domed tower earned the church its colloquial name Deutscher Dom. While the church physically resembles a cathedral, it is not a cathedral in the formal sense of the word, as it was never the seat of a bishop.

Wikipedia: Neue Kirche, Berlin (EN)

775 meters / 9 minutes

Sight 17: Mossehaus

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Mossehaus is an office building on 18–25 Schützenstraße in Berlin, renovated and with a corner designed by Erich Mendelsohn between 1921 and 1923.

Wikipedia: Mossehaus (EN)

523 meters / 6 minutes

Sight 18: Houseball

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HouseballSteve Collis from Melbourne, Australia / CC BY 2.0

Houseball is an 11-metre-high sculpture by sculptors Claes Oldenburg and Coosje van Bruggen in Berlin's Mitte district. It is located on Bethlehem Church Square in front of the Philip Johnson House in the immediate vicinity of Friedrichstraße, where the former Bohemian Bethlehem Church stood from 1737 to 1963.

Wikipedia: Houseball (DE)

196 meters / 2 minutes

Sight 19: Communication Museum Berlin

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The Museum of Communication Berlin is one of several locations of the Museumsstiftung Post und Telekommunikation, a foundation under public law that is directly established by the federal government. It is located in Berlin's Mitte district in the building of the former Reichspostmuseum on the corner of Leipziger Straße and Mauerstraße. The building has been a listed building since 1977.

Wikipedia: Museum für Kommunikation Berlin (DE), Website

294 meters / 4 minutes

Sight 20: Kurt Christoph von Schwerin

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The statue of Kurt Christoph Graf von Schwerin is a bronze sculpture by August Kiss at Zietenplatz in Berlin, Germany.

Wikipedia: Statue of Kurt Christoph Graf von Schwerin (EN)

172 meters / 2 minutes

Sight 21: Leopold I of Anhalt-Dessau

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The statue of Leopold I, Prince of Anhalt-Dessau is a bronze sculpture installed at Wilhelmplatz in Berlin, Germany.

Wikipedia: Statue of Leopold I, Prince of Anhalt-Dessau (EN)

407 meters / 5 minutes

Sight 22: Federal Council

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Federal Council

The German Bundesrat is a legislative body that represents the sixteen Länder of Germany at the federal level. The Bundesrat meets at the former Prussian House of Lords in Berlin. Its second seat is located in the former West German capital of Bonn.

Wikipedia: German Bundesrat (EN), Website

181 meters / 2 minutes

Sight 23: German Spy Museum

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The Berlin Spy Museum is a private museum in Berlin which was created by former journalist Franz-Michael Günther. The museum opened to the public on the 19th of September 2015. Günther's aspirations were to create a museum devoted to the history of spies and espionage in the former spy capital of Germany. The museum is located in the central area of Potsdamer Platz, formerly known as the "death strip", as it lies on the perimeters of the wall which once divided East and West Berlin. The museum acts as an educational institution, with its permanent exhibitions bridging together centuries of espionage stories and tactics, immersing visitors in a multi-media experience. The museum particularly focuses on the World Wars and the Cold War through a range of a 1000 different exhibits and artefacts. Since its opening in 2015, 1,000,000 people have visited the museum and recently in 2020 it was nominated for the European Museum of the Year Award. The Berlin Spy Museum is partnered with the International Spy Museum in Washington, D.C., and many of the artefacts and installations within the museum have captured media attention around the world.

Wikipedia: Berlin Spy Museum (EN), Website

66 meters / 1 minutes

Sight 24: Deutschlandmuseum

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The Deutschlandmuseum is a museum of German history in Berlin that opened on June 17, 2023, complementing and collaborating with the already existing museums on the same topic. The exhibition is presented with the most modern technical means.

Wikipedia: Deutschlandmuseum (DE), Website

179 meters / 2 minutes

Sight 25: Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Nuclear Safety and Consumer Protection

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Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Nuclear Safety and Consumer Protection

The Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Nuclear Safety and Consumer Protection is a supreme federal authority of the Federal Republic of Germany. His headquarters or first office is in the federal city of Bonn, his second office in Berlin. Since 8 December 2021, the responsible federal minister in Scholz's cabinet has been Steffi Lemke of Bündnis 90/Die Grünen.

Wikipedia: Bundesministerium für Umwelt, Naturschutz und nukleare Sicherheit (DE), Website, Mastodon

301 meters / 4 minutes

Sight 26: Karl August von Hardenberg

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Karl August von Hardenberg

The Hardenberg monument to the right in front of the Prussian State Parliament, the seat of the Berlin House of Representatives, commemorates the Prussian statesman and reformer Karl August von Hardenberg (1750–1822).

Wikipedia: Hardenberg-Denkmal (Berlin) (DE)

790 meters / 9 minutes

Sight 27: Das Center am Potsdamer Platz

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The Center Potsdamer Platz, known as Sony Center until March 2023, is a complex of eight buildings located at the Potsdamer Platz in Berlin, Germany, designed by Helmut Jahn. It opened in 2000 and houses Sony's German headquarters. The cinemas in the center were closed at the end of 2019.

Wikipedia: Sony Center (EN)

594 meters / 7 minutes

Sight 28: Komödie am Kurfürstendamm

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Komödie am Kurfürstendamm Photo: Andreas Praefcke / CC BY 3.0

The Theater am Kurfürstendamm is a well-known private theater in Berlin and was located on the Kurfürstendamm until 2018 with the Komödie am Kurfürstendamm in the Ku'damm-Karree. Since September 2018, the theatre and comedy has been playing under the name Komödie am Kurfürstendamm at the Schiller Theater. From March 2023, the theatre will use the Theater am Potsdamer Platz as a transitional venue until the completion of construction work on the Ku'damm-Karree.

Wikipedia: Theater am Kurfürstendamm (DE), Website

291 meters / 3 minutes

Sight 29: Stage Bluemax Theater

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The Blue Max Theater in Berlin is a cultural building that was converted from the former IMAX cinema especially for the Blue Man Group's show. The theatre hall offers space for 600 spectators.

Wikipedia: BlueMax Theater (DE)

1445 meters / 17 minutes

Sight 30: Bauhaus Archive

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The Bauhaus Archive is a state archive and Museum of Design located in Berlin. It collects art pieces, items, documents and literature which relate to the Bauhaus School (1919–1933), and puts them on public display. Currently, the museum is closed due to construction works and will reopen in 2022. It has a temporary space at Knesbeckstr. 1–2 in Berlin-Charlottenburg.

Wikipedia: Bauhaus Archive (EN), Website, Heritage Website


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