The boutique Hotel Indigo Berlin - Ku’Damm is steps from Kurfürstendamm shopping street, famous for its bold street art, eclectic architecture and iconic Café Kranzler. Explore contemporary art galleries nearby, or visit the pandas at leafy Zoo Berlin.
The Lutheran Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church is a monument built by Franz Schwechten in memory of Kaiser Wilhelm l at Breitscheidplatz in Berlin's Charlottenburg district. It is one of the most famous landmarks in the west of Berlin and one of the most popular sights of the city.
With approx. 1,500 different species (including the aquarium), the Berlin Zoo is one of the world's most species-rich zoos. Created in 1844 on the initiative of zoologists Alexander von Humboldt and Martin Lichtenstein, it was Germany's first zoo. Some of the first animals came from Peacock Island, which was named after its free-ranging avian inhabitants.
With a sales area of 60,000 square meters, Kaufhaus des Westens is currently one of the largest department stores in Europe. With a rich history, KaDeWe dates back to 1907. Besides the countless luxury brand stores, it houses the second largest grocery sector in a department store in the world.
The victory column in Berlin is now one of the cities most popular attractions. It was originally build as a celebration of the Prussian victory in the Second Schleswig War. After the later victories in unification wars, the statue of Victoria, Roman goddess of victory, was built. Today it can be visited, and the viewing platforms offer a splendid glance over Berlin.
The Holocaust Memorial consists of an undulating field with about 2,700 stelae. The abstract shape is designed to have a thought-provoking effect on visitors. The "Place of Information" underneath the Holocaust Memorial documents the persecution and extinction of European Jews.
Charlottenburg Palace is a baroque monument dating back to the 17th century. For almost 200 years it served as the summer residence of Prussian Kings, and today it can be visited. It is located in the district Charlottenburg of Berlin and it is the most important palace complex in the city.
Potsdam Square is an important square with an interesting history in the centre of the city. Prior to its completion it was Europe's largest construction site. Don't forget to visit the "Panoramapunkt" viewing platform. The cafés, cinemas and shopping facilities located between the futuristic skyscrapers are popular with Berliners and tourists alike.
The heart of the government district in Berlin is the Reichstag building. Originally built in 1894, and renovated in 1999, the Reichstag houses the German federal parliament. The inscription "Dem deutschen Volke" can be seen on the frieze of the building.
The history of the Brandenburg Gate goes back almost 200 years. A symbol of the division of Berlin until 1989, it is now a national symbol of unity and one of the city's most recognisable landmarks.
Checkpoint Charlie represents a crossing point over the Berlin Wall border. From 1961 until 1990 it connected West and East Berlin, or the USA side with the Soviet side of the city. Today you can observe a replica of the American control barracks, as well as visit the Wall Museum nearby the checkpoint.
The northern end of the Spree island in Berlin's Mitte district is home to one of Europe's most outstanding museum complexes, the Museumsinsel. The complex was developed by five different architects between 1824 and 1930. The museum quarter was named a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1999. Tickets are available at the concierge desk.
At 368 metres (1,207 ft) high, Berlin's TV tower is one of Europe's tallest freestanding structures, and it's also Berlin's most striking landmark. The visitor platform features a revolving restaurant with a 360-degree view of the city. It owes its existence to the fact that the German Democratic Republic needed a television tower. A VIP tickets gives you instant admission without having to wait. Tickets are available at the concierge desk.
With 20.000 different species of plants, come and experience the world of botany. Currently under renovations, the Botanical Museum is the only one of its kind in Central Europe. The Victoria House, which is over 100 years old, is just one of the gems that can be found in this 43 hectare plant paradise.