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About Berlin

Berlin is the capital of the Federal Republic of Germany and with nearly 3.5 million inhabitants the most populous of all German cities. Berlin is an international metropole attracting more and more people from all over the world. Besides the night life, Berlin definitively is a place of culture. The manyfold events offer a variety of possibilities for each and everyone throughout the year at any time. “Berlin in Brief” highlights the main information at a glance. More and detailed information – including events & festivals, attractions & sights as well as museums – are listed on the main pages of the city.

 

Selected Tourist Attractions 

A selection of some of the main tourist attractions as well as of the most popular museums of Berlin offer an opportunity to see and to experience at least a part of Germany's capital. Tickets for sight-seeing tours and museums may be booked individually and directly via the respective links which are furnishing additional information.
 

Sightseeing Tours

Tour 1: Experience Berlin by Bus 100
Start at Zoologischer Garten or Alexanderplatz (directly connected with subway from the venue of the Global Summit 2016).
"Hop On-Hop Off" trip by public bus 100

Tour 2: Berlin Wall Tour (1h 45min / 15€)
Start at Alexanderplatz (directly connected with subway from the venue of the Global Summit 2016), 12 stops including Jewish Museum.
"Hop On-Hop Off" day-ticket available online or at the bus.

Tour 3: Berlin Classic Tour (2h / 17€)
Start at Gendarmenmarkt (venue of the Global Summit 2016), 13 stops including KaDeWe, Berlin’s most famous trademark department store.
"Hop On-Hop Off" day-ticket available online or at the bus.

Tour 4: Berlin Basics Tour (2h15min / 20€)
including Charlottenburg Palace and the possibility to visit Bröhan MuseumSammlung (Collection) Scharf-Gerstenberg and Museum Berggruen
Start at Gendarmenmarkt (venue of the Global Summit 2016), 18 stops including KaDeWe and Victory Column.
"Hop On-Hop Off" day-ticket available online or at the bus.

Tour 5: Excursion to Potsdam (4h / 39€)
including a visit to Sanssouci Palace
Start at Kurfürstendamm (connected with subway from the venue of the Global Summit 2016)
Reservation in advance is necessary

Tour 6: Day Trip to Dresden (10h / 49€)
Start at Zoologischer Garten (directly connected with subway from the venue of the Global Summit 2016)
Travel time to Dresden includes 2 hours each way
Reservation in advance is necessary.

Museums

The Museum Island (Museumsinsel) of Berlin is one of the country’s major sights. The island - the site of Berlin’s founding, eight centuries ago - is located in the very center of the city and encompasses seven museums.
10 of the most frequented museums of Berlin
34 museums and collections
60 museums in Berlin listed from A-Z

Tickets for most museums and collections are available online or at the respective entry.