Self-guided Sightseeing Tour #7 in Berlin, Germany


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Number of sights 30 sights
Distance 11.7 km
Ascend 228 m
Descend 230 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: 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 2: 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)

336 meters / 4 minutes

Sight 3: Schiller Monument

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The Schiller Monument is located in central Berlin (Berlin-Mitte) on Gendarmenmarkt, in front of the flight of steps leading up to the former royal theater, today a concert hall. It honors the poet, philosopher and historian Friedrich Schiller, who is also regarded as one of the most significant dramatists and lyricists of the German language. The set of statues was executed by Reinhold Begas a prominent 19th-century German sculptor. It is a registered historic monument.

Wikipedia: Schiller Monument (Berlin) (EN)

172 meters / 2 minutes

Sight 4: French Cathedral

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The French (Reformed) Church of Friedrichstadt is in Berlin at the Gendarmenmarkt, across the Konzerthaus and the German Cathedral. The earliest parts of the church date back to 1701, although it was subsequently expanded. After being heavily damaged during World War II, the church was rebuilt and continues to offer church services and concerts.

Wikipedia: French Cathedral, Berlin (EN), Website

99 meters / 1 minutes

Sight 5: 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 6: 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)

828 meters / 10 minutes

Sight 7: Denkzeichen Georg Elser

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The Georg Elser Memorial is a sculpture in Berlin's Mitte district in memory of the German Hitler assassin and resistance fighter against National Socialism Georg Elser. After his failed bomb attack on November 8, 1939 in Munich's Bürgerbräukeller, Elser was interned as a "special prisoner of the Führer" and murdered in 1945 on Hitler's orders in the Dachau concentration camp.

Wikipedia: Denkzeichen Georg Elser (DE)

417 meters / 5 minutes

Sight 8: Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe

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The Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, also known as the Holocaust Memorial, is a memorial in Berlin to the Jewish victims of the Holocaust, designed by architect Peter Eisenman and Buro Happold. It consists of a 1.9-hectare (4.7-acre) site covered with 2,711 concrete slabs or "stelae", arranged in a grid pattern on a sloping field. The original plan was to place nearly 4,000 slabs, but after the recalculation, the number of slabs that could legally fit into the designated areas was 2,711. The stelae are 2.38 m long, 0.95 m wide and vary in height from 0.2 to 4.7 metres. They are organized in rows, 54 of them going north–south, and 87 heading east–west at right angles but set slightly askew. An attached underground "Place of Information" holds the names of approximately 3 million Jewish Holocaust victims, obtained from the Israeli museum Yad Vashem.

Wikipedia: Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe (EN), Website

270 meters / 3 minutes

Sight 9: Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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The Goethe Monument is an outdoor 1880 memorial to German writer and statesman Johann Wolfgang von Goethe by Fritz Schaper, located in Tiergarten in Berlin, Germany. The sculpture's base depicts the allegorical figures of Drama, Lyric Poetry, and Science.

Wikipedia: Goethe Monument (Berlin) (EN)

83 meters / 1 minutes

Sight 10: Memorial to Homosexuals persecuted under Nazism

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The Memorial to Homosexuals persecuted under Nazism in Berlin was opened on 27 May 2008.

Wikipedia: Memorial to Homosexuals Persecuted Under Nazism (EN)

359 meters / 4 minutes

Sight 11: Global Stone Project

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Global Stone Project

Global Stone is a work of art by Wolfgang Kraker von Schwarzenfeld (1933–2024), originally intended as a peace project.

Wikipedia: Global Stone (DE)

278 meters / 3 minutes

Sight 12: Beethoven-Haydn-Mozart Monument

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The Beethoven–Haydn–Mozart Memorial is an outdoor memorial of 1904 to the classical composers Ludwig van Beethoven, Joseph Haydn and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, designed by Rudolf and Wolfgang Siemering and located in Tiergarten, Berlin, Germany. The monument was commissioned by Kaiser Wilhelm II. It suffered considerable damage during World War II and was only fully restored in 2005–2007.

Wikipedia: Beethoven–Haydn–Mozart Memorial (EN)

640 meters / 8 minutes

Sight 13: Museum of Film and Television Berlin

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Die Deutsche Kinemathek – Museum für Film und Fernsehen is a major German film archive located in Berlin.

Wikipedia: Museum of Film and Television Berlin (EN), Website

584 meters / 7 minutes

Sight 14: 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 15: 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 16: 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 17: 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

964 meters / 12 minutes

Sight 18: Sankt Matthäus-Kirche

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St. Matthew's Church is a Protestant church building on the southern edge of the Großer Tiergarten in Berlin's Mitte district. Today, it is the only historic building in the middle of the Kulturforum.

Wikipedia: St.-Matthäus-Kirche (Berlin-Tiergarten) (DE)

991 meters / 12 minutes

Sight 19: Embassy of the Republic of Estonia

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Embassy of the Republic of Estonia

The Estonian Embassy in Berlin is the diplomatic mission of Estonia in Germany. The embassy building is located at Hildebrandstraße 5 in the Berlin district of Tiergarten in the Mitte district. The ambassador since September 27, 2023 is Marika Linntam.

Wikipedia: Estnische Botschaft in Berlin (DE), Website

460 meters / 6 minutes

Sight 20: Sitz des Präsidenten und der Hauptverwaltung der Stiftung Preußischer Kulturbesitz

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Sitz des Präsidenten und der Hauptverwaltung der Stiftung Preußischer Kulturbesitz Manfred Brückels / CC BY-SA 3.0

The Villa von der Heydt is a representative building from the second half of the 19th century in the Tiergarten district of Berlin. It is both one of the oldest and the only surviving free-standing villa of the once extensive villa development of the Tiergarten district from the 19th century. Since 1966 it has been a listed building, and since 1980 it has been used by the Prussian Cultural Heritage Foundation.

Wikipedia: Villa von der Heydt (Berlin-Tiergarten) (DE), Heritage Website

403 meters / 5 minutes

Sight 21: Lützowplatz

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Lützowplatz is a public, inner-city area with relatively high traffic in Berlin's Tiergarten district of Mitte.

Wikipedia: Lützowplatz (EN)

12 meters / 0 minutes

Sight 22: Herkules und der erymanthische Eber

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Herkules und der erymanthische EberOTFW, Berlin / CC BY-SA 3.0

Hercules and the Erymanthian Boar is an outdoor sculpture by Louis Tuaillon, located at Lützowplatz in Berlin-Tiergarten, Germany. It represents Hercules fighting the Erymanthian Boar, one of his Twelve Labours.

Wikipedia: Hercules and the Erymanthian Boar (EN)

643 meters / 8 minutes

Sight 23: Arc de 124,5°

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Arc de 124,5° Axel Mauruszat / Attribution

Arc de 124,5° is an outdoor sculpture by the French conceptual artist Bernar Venet, installed in Tempelhof-Schöneberg, Berlin, Germany.

Wikipedia: Arc de 124,5° (EN)

84 meters / 1 minutes

Sight 24: Haus der Werbung

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Haus der Werbung Manfred Brückels / CC BY-SA 3.0

The Haus der Werbung is a high-rise building in the Berlin district of Schöneberg at the intersection of Kleiststraße and An der Urania 20/22 and Keithstraße 2/4. The listed building was designed by the architect Rolf Gutbrod as the headquarters for Studio Dorland. That's why the building is also called the Dorland House.

Wikipedia: Haus der Werbung (DE)

701 meters / 8 minutes

Sight 25: Europa-Center

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The Europa-Center is a building complex on Breitscheidplatz in the Charlottenburg district of Berlin, with a shopping mall and a high-rise tower 86 metres (282 ft) tall. Built between 1963 and 1965, by 2003 it had been designated as a historically preserved building.

Wikipedia: Europa-Center (EN), Website

33 meters / 0 minutes

Sight 26: Die Stachelschweine

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Die Stachelschweine Unterberg, Rolf / CC BY-SA 3.0 de

The cabaret theatre Die Stachelschweine is the oldest cabaret in Berlin and the second oldest in all of Germany. It was founded in the fall of 1949 as an actors' collective in the artists' and students' pub Badewanne not far from Berlin's Memorial Church. The name Stachelschweine is based on a magazine of the 1920s, Das Stachelschwein, whose editor was the writer and cabaret artist Hans Reimann.

Wikipedia: Die Stachelschweine (DE), Website

415 meters / 5 minutes

Sight 27: Aquarium Berlin

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The Aquarium Berlin in Berlin is one of Germany's largest aquariums. The aquarium was built in 1913 as part of the Berlin Zoological Garden complex. Since its opening, the Zoo-Aquarium has been ranked among the public aquariums with the world's greatest biodiversity.

Wikipedia: Berlin Aquarium (EN), Website

616 meters / 7 minutes

Sight 28: Bikini Berlin

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Bikini Berlinindeedous / Attribution

The Bikini House is a listed building on Budapester Straße in City West in the Berlin district of Charlottenburg. The Bikini House is part of a building ensemble that today bears the name Bikini Berlin, historically the complex was called Zentrum am Zoo. These also included the high-rise building on Hardenbergplatz, the Zoo Palast, the Small High-Rise and the parking garage at the Zoo.

Wikipedia: Bikini-Haus (DE)

1190 meters / 14 minutes

Sight 29: Haus der Berliner Festspiele

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The Haus der Berliner Festspiele is a theater in Berlin.

Wikipedia: Haus der Berliner Festspiele (EN), Website

56 meters / 1 minutes

Sight 30: Bar jeder Vernunft

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The Bar jeder Vernunft is a theatre in Berlin's Wilmersdorf district, where the genres of chanson, cabaret, concert and musical are presented in a historic mirror tent. The audience sits at small tables or in boxes; It can also be fed.

Wikipedia: Bar jeder Vernunft (DE), Website


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