About Berlin Attractions
For a city so modern and fast-paced, Berlin certainly indulges its past. Indeed, the ultra-sleek phalanx of glass, steel and concrete does little to hide the citys true treasures. Mitte, the central district, boasts prominent sights like Alexanderplatz and its signature television tower, 13th-century Nikolaikirche and golden-domed Neue Synagogue. West is the Tiergarten section, home to the citys largest greenspace and the historic Reichstag, which received a modern glass dome in 1999. Southwest of Tiergarten is Charlottenburg, an area so esteemed in the 17th century that it became Queen Sophie-Charlottes summertime retreat. Today, its privileged status rests on the laurels of excellent shopping and dining. To the south is Kreuzberg, traditionally the citys Turkish district and home today to Europes liveliest bohemian population. Outside Berlin proper, charming Potsdam and its Schloss Sanssouci are must-visits, as is Spandauer Zitadelle, a fortress that dates from the 13th century.
About Kelly Sigmon
Senior editor Kelly Sigmon is Southern born and Ivy educated. During his tenure with the company, Kelly has prized being a mystery traveler and overseeing the printed 10Best Travel Guides for San Francisco, Miami, and Atlanta.
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