Mitte is Berlin's historic center. Today, it's the hip place to be with loads of cafes, restaurants, shops and galleries.
Mitte, Berlin, Germany
St. Nicholas Quarter
St. Nicholas Quarter is centered around Berlin's oldest church, St. Nicholas. The quarter is a vibrant, pedestrian-only center that's home to lots of cafes and shops.
One of the most recognizable landmarks in the city is the Berliner Dom, or Berlin Cathedral, an enormous neo-baroque cathedral with a copper dome, well over 300 feet high.
Am Lustgarten 1, 10178, Berlin, Germany
Built in 1884, when Germany still had a king, it housed the legislative body, so his Royal Highness wasn't a big fan.
Platz der Republik 1, 10557, Tiergarten, Berlin, Germany
The Brandenburg Gate is one of the most defining landmarks in Berlin.
1-4 Seydelstrase, 10117 Mitte, Berlin, Germany
If you're a museum groupie, Museum Island is a must-see -- it's literally an island of museums, 5 to be exact.
The New Synagogue
It's no longer a place of worship, but it is the only synagogue in Berlin that wasn't destroyed by the Nazis.
Oranienburger Str 28/30, 10117, Berlin, Germany
Kurfürstendamm is a very popular street in Berlin, loaded with great shopping. One highlight is Kaufhaus Des Westens, an upscale department store that boasts the largest food hall in all of Europe.
Kurfürstendamm, 10789, Charlottenburg, Berlin, Germany
Unter den Linden
Unter den Linden, or Under the Linden Tree, is a street in the center of Berlin. It's one of the city's most celebrated boulevards.
Unter den Linden, Mitte 10117 Berlin, Germany
Tacheles is one of the last remaining communal art spaces in Berlin. Artists moved into the abandoned building after the Berlin Wall came down because it was rent-free.
Oranienburger Strase 54, 13437 Wittenau, Berlin, Germany
The Berlin Wall/Eastside Gallery
The Berlin Wall went up in 1961 and came down in 1989. The Eastside Gallery is the biggest remaining portion of it, and now it's home to the largest open-air gallery in the world.
Berlin Wall, Berlin, Germany
The Velvet is decorated with portraits of people who have fascinated us through the years, and there is a popular cocktail lounge in the lobby.
Oranienburger Strase 52, 10117 BERLIN