2- Learn about the city's history
The Jewish Museum
has two thousand years of German-Jewish history on display and it’s well worth a look. Particularly powerful is the 24m high Holocaust Tower
, an unheated concrete silo, representing the helplessness and persecution of the Jews during the war. You'll also find Checkpoint Charlie
, the historic crossing point from East to West Berlin, and where Allied and Soviet tanks famously faced-off during the crisis of 1961. On Cora-Berliner-Straße, you’ll find 2,711 concrete plinths of different heights. Finished in 2004, the Holocaust Memorial
is a powerful and sobering reminder of the horrors inflicted on the Jews during the war.
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3- Brandenburg Gate
One of the main attractions of Berlin: the famous Brandenburg Gate
. This German icon, which was inaugurated in 1791, has witnessed the best and worst moments of the city. Pay attention to the imposing quadriga that decorates the top of the gate: it is one of the things that will call your attention the most. For many years it was one of the gateways to the city.
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Now we don’t think we’re telling you anything new when we recommend you try a currywurst
. But it is entirely possible you didn’t know just how much the Germans love this particular sausage. So much so that there’s even a Currywurst Museum
! You can find this wonderful dish almost everywhere in Berlin, but the most famous is found at Konnopke's Imbiss
, a legendary food stand in East Berlin found beside the U-Bahn in Prenzlauer Berg. This Berlin treasure has been serving incredibly happy customers ever since 1930.
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