- With around 3.7 million inhabitants, the capital of Germany is a fascinating metropolitan area with rich culture, attracting thousands of travelers every year.
- Berlin breathes history and culture in every corner of the city.
- The city is famous for its vibrant nightlife, trendy bars, dozens of museums, outdoor walks and countless beautiful places to explore.
Today, Berlin is one of the most influential European cities when it comes to culture, science and politics. Every year, its millions of inhabitants soak in the city’s vibrant offerings while walking in lockstep with the millions more who visit. If you’re planning a trip, here are but a few of the things to see and do in Berlin.
1. Travel Through the History of Art on Museum Island
Museum Island, a UNESCO World Heritage site located on the River Spree, is an entire island dedicated to five world-famous museums.
- The oldest museum in Berlin, the Altes Museum houses antiquities from Greece and Rome along with an art collection from the Prussian Royal Family.
- The Neues Museum, rebuilt in 2009, is filled with timeless pieces from all over the world, with an emphasis on ancient Egyptian artifacts.
- With its world-renowned architecture reminiscent of ancient Greece, the Nationalgalarie exhibits an impressive neoclassical art collection spanning the last three centuries.
- Lay your eyes upon the extensive exhibit from the Byzantine era at the Bode-Museum.
- Finally, the most famous museum on the island, Pergamonmuseum, is filled with an unparalleled collection of works from antiquity, including the Pergamum Altar and the sculpture of the goddess Athena.
Museum Island is also home to the beautiful Berlin Cathedral. When booking your visit — in advance, it’s a busy place — allow yourself two days to take everything in.