Landmarks in Berlin
Dear Berlin Visitors! Berlin is not only a city, but also a federal state. Accordingly, this city holds ready an incredible variety of services for you. We have put together a selection which not purport to be complete or representative.
We just want to provide a little help and give incentives. For further advice or ticket reservations, please call our colleagues at the reception with help and support! We wish you a pleasant stay in Berlin!
GUIDED TOURS IN BERLIN
Tired of old-fashioned Sightseeing? Join a Guided Tour and do some Sight-Jogging or discover Berlin by Segway. For a real Berlin-Experience try a Trabi-Ralley. If you feel realy active, a Bike Tour alongside the Berlin Wall might just be the thing to do.
WITH THE RICKSHAW ACROSS THE KURFÜRSTENDAMM
Our in-house rickshaw driver calls himself a capital city pilot and was, among other things, a film projectionist throughout Berlin. He is a contemporary witness to over 40 years of Berlin history and now lets you participate in his experiences. Experience this versed city tour with real Berlin stories and get to know the obvious and the hidden. The route as well as the start and end points can be individually arranged.
ZEITREISEN / VIDEOBUSTOUR
The city explorations of Zeitreisen (time travel) are very special discoveries. They tell the story of the city and take a look behind the scenes. Experience a unique combination of sightseeing and multimedia on a Videobustour!
CREATIVE KU’DAMM. NOW AND THEN
… From the stars of the 1920s to contemporary art, fashion and architecture – a cultural-historical walk: upper class grand buildings and avantgarde buildings, places with Italian flair and many cafés, antiques shop and fashion labels… Discover the charming West in a new light!is an easy walk from the hotel.
STERN & KREISSCHIFFFAHRT
Leave the hustle of Berlin’s busy streets behind and enjoy the most beautiful view of the city as you cruise along riverbanks of Havel and Spree and picturesque lakes.
KAISER WILHELM MEMORIAL CHURCH
… is an easy walk from the hotel. The church was built by F. Schwechten between 1891–1895 in neo-Roman style. After being destroyed by bombs in World War II, it is preserved as a somber edifice reminding us of the horrors of war. The Hollywood Media Hotel is its sponsor.
Berlin’s largest castle and a masterpiece of barock architecture, it is surrounded by a magnificent garden. Take some time out to discover this castle, named after the extraordinary queen Sophie Charlotte. You’ll go on a fascinating journey, traversing three centuries at the very place where history was made.
colloquially known by Berliners Ku’damm, is a major road in Berlin’s Charlottenburg-Wilmersdorf, which leads to the Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church. The Kurfürstendamm is dominated by trade and catering and is considered one of the tourist points of contact in the Berlin City-West.
THE VICTORY COLUMN
… is a national edifice commemorating the “Unification Wars”. Following the victorious wars against Austria and France, it was crowned with the Golden Victoria. In street lingo, she is known as “Golden Eliza” (Goldelse). The observation platform affords a beautiful view of downtown.
… has a long history. Before the World War II, when situated in front of the intercontinental railway station of the same name and its many intersecting trolley and bus lines, it was one of the busiest squares in Europe. It also featured Europe’s first traffic lights.
… used to be the notorious border crossing through the Berlin wall between 1961 and 1990. It connected the Russian and American sectors. The history of “Checkpoint Charlie” is chronicled in the “House at Checkpoint Charlie”.
“BERLIN WALL” MEMORIAL
…is the central location of remembrance commemorating Germany’s partition, located in Bernauer Street in the city’s center. It preserves a symbolic stretch of the wall, with all its surrounding death strip obstacles to convey a realistic impression of the fortification’s forbidding presence at the end of the 1980s. Photo: P. Leibing, Bildarchiv Preußischer Kulturbesitz
… is an architectural gem and considered one of Europe’s most attractive squares. The French Cathedral, the German Cathedral and the Concert Hall combine to make it a vista of architectural beauty and harmony.
MUSEUM ISLAND BERLIN
Berlin’s Museum Island is part of the Unesco’s cultural heritage. It is the core of Berlin’s vast array of museums and, as one of the foremost museum complexes in the world, serves as a magnet for tourists from all over.
BERLIN’S HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL – MEMORIAL FOR EUROPE’S MURDERED JEWS
The Holocaust memorial, as it is commonly called, mourns the millions of Jews murdered during the Nazis’ reign of terror. The structure was erected between 2003 and spring 2005 on 19,000 sq.m. of space in the vicinity of the Brandenburg Gate.
is the world’s longest mural and revisits German reunification. View graffiti and murals stemming from the time around the early 1990s that were officially preserved as historic landmarks on the occasion of the 20th anniversary of the wall’s fall.
Is the city’s preeminent landmark. Together with being a national symbol, it evokes many historic events woven not only into Berlin’s, but Germany’s and Europe’s past as well, especially relating to the 20th century. The Brandenburg Gate represented the former demarcation line between East and West Berlin.
UNTER DEN LINDEN
is Berlin’s showcase, central thoroughfare. It runs from Pariser Square at the Brandenburg gate’s east end for about a mile eastward to Schlossbrücke and forms a link to Museum Island and the eastern part of downtown with its hard-to-miss TV tower.