National Geographic Walking Berlin
by: National Geographic
The world’s great cities are showcased in this exciting National Geographic series presenting must-do neighborhood itineraries, insider tips for visiting recommended sights, and indispensable information for the most enjoyable urban adventure imaginable.
National Geographic Walking Guide Berlin is the ideal tool to appreciate the quintessence of Berlin. After the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989, the city, split and diverse, revived around its historic center, and today its cultural scene is the liveliest in Europe. Berlin has completely changed, thanks to the work of the most important contemporary architects. However, its history lives on in the monuments of the Habsburg era, the reminiscences of the Cold War, and in the numerous museums and memorials.
BRIEF VISITS: If you have only a day or a weekend available, children with you, or if you are looking for a little fun, we provide specialized as well as tailor-made tours dedicated to modern history and to the intrigues of espionage.
DISTRICTS TOUR: Also included are seven step-by-step itineraries of the most important districts of Berlin, including the most important attractions in the city. While sightseeing, the main points of interest are highlighted on the map alongside important details for visitors and historical information. Main attractions range from a 13th-century old town on the river Spree and the political center along the grand boulevard, Unter den Linden, to the elegant royal district of Charlottenburg. Itineraries are offered for each district, and “In Detail” sections explore iconic places in depth. “This Is Berlin” sections explore interesting aspects of the city’s history, culture, and life. “The Best” sections suggest the can’t-miss places and activities in a city that offers infinite spaces, opportunities, and events to entertain visitors.