Sights in Berlin
Most of the sights visited by tourists in Berlin can be found by simply walking from your language school Berlin Alexanderplatz towards the Rotes Rathaus, Museum Island, Unter den Linden and Brandenburg Gate. Go for a walk after your German course and discover German history up close.
Sea Life Berlin
A fantastic underwater world
10 minutes walking distance from the language school Berlin Alexanderplatz
Need an exotic change of pace after your German course in Berlin?
Native fish species as well as exotics from all over the world have found a home here: At Sea Life Berlin, more than 4,000 different sea creatures can be experienced up close on an area of 1,900 m², from small clown fish to large rays.
One particular highlight immediately catches the eye: the AquaDom, a 25 m high and over 11 m wide saltwater aquarium. In it, the visitor rides up and down in a lift and gets an impressive view of the coral reef with around 1,500 fish.
Those who want to get up close and personal can do so in the “touch tank” – here, among other things, the starfish in Sea Life are fed and can also be touched.
The Museum Island – Sightseeing XXL
Discover ancient collections and exhibits
A 20 minutes walk from your language school Berlin Alexanderplatz
After the language lessons, free time is the order of the day. No matter what you do, there are countless opportunities to test your language skills on the spot. If you can’t get enough of a visit to a museum, the Museum Island is just the place for you. Berlin’s most important museums are united on the Spree Island. Art and architecture find their perfection in this impressive ensemble, and no one can miss Germany’s most important art treasures.
The Old Museum stands opposite the Berlin Cathedral. Berlin’s oldest museum was built in 1830, modelled on the Pantheon in Rome, and is considered the main work of the famous Prussian master builder Karl-Friedrich Schinkel. Language students will be impressed by the gold and silver treasures in the antique collection and also marvel at the historic weapons and sculptures. At the back of the Altes Museum is the Old National Gallery. Here, paintings and sculptures from the 19th century are on display. One focus is on works by Caspar David Friedrich and works by the French Impressionists.
After World War II, the Neues Museum remained in ruins for a long time. Since 2009, the exhibition building has been resplendent in its former glory. The exhibits of the Egyptian Museum have found a worthy home here. The Egyptians’ cult of the dead is vividly illustrated by grave goods and mummies. The most valuable exhibit is the bust of Nefertiti.
Language students should bring plenty of time to visit the Pergamon Museum. The largest exhibition building on the Museum Island was built in 1930 and is particularly popular because of its fantastic reconstructions of famous ancient buildings. The Pergamon Altar and the Processional Way of Babylon are world-famous. Another exhibition shows the variety and wealth of forms of the art of Islamic peoples.
The domed building of the Bode Museum closes off the island to the north. Here, students will be able to view Byzantine works of art from twelve centuries and one of the largest coin cabinets in the world. There are many ways to engage intensively with a language. Museum visits are eventful and entertaining and are thus among the most enjoyable.
A romantic place to visit after your German language course
Also just 20 minutes away from your language school Berlin Alexanderplatz
The Gendarmenmarkt is considered one of the “most beautiful squares in Berlin” and has truly earned this designation. Above all, the concert hall and the German and French cathedrals dominate the square, which covers more than 3 hectares. Centrally located on the Gendarmenmarkt, the historic Schiller Monument, which was removed during the National Socialist era, has also been restored.
Three dates a year make the Gendarmenmarkt an additional attraction: in summer the “Classic Open Air” concert, in autumn the “Unity Festival” to celebrate German reunification and in winter the large “Christmas Market at the Gendarmenmarkt” – one of the most popular Christmas markets in all of Berlin.
Unter den Linden
Berlin’s magnificent boulevard – perfect for a stroll
Only 20 minutes away from your language school Berlin Alexanderplatz
“Unter den Linden” is probably one of the most important streets in the whole of Berlin. With a length of about 1.5 kilometres, it stretches from the Schlossbrücke to directly in front of the Brandenburg Gate and is also considered the city’s oldest promenade.
The boulevard owes its name to its magnificent border of linden trees, which stand along the street and overgrow it picturesquely, especially in summer. Benches along the edge invite you to take a breather and relax after a long day in Berlin.
Many famous buildings can also be found at the address “Unter den Linden”: The Madame Tussauds waxworks, universities or even embassies of various countries have their headquarters here. Historical buildings, such as the former residence of the Prussian king, can also be admired along the boulevard.
A beautiful walk after the German course at Alexanderplatz to a symbolic place
30 minutes from your language school Berlin Alexanderplatz
Do you want to visit the symbol of national unity after your German course? With your friends from the German course, you can start a walk from Alexanderpatz, past Berlin’s most interesting sights to the Brandenburg Gate.
The Brandenburg Gate in the Berlin-Mitte district is the crowning glory of the boulevard “Unter den Linden”. As early as 1788, the king of the time ordered the construction of the Brandenburg Gate as a symbol of Prussian power.
After the destruction caused by the Second World War, the Brandenburg Gate was painstakingly restored and later, during the division of Berlin, became the border marker between West Berlin and East Berlin.
Today, years after reunification, the Brandenburg Gate is all the more Berlin’s landmark and a symbol of national unity. With a length of 65.5 m and a height of 25 m, the natural stone structure is also a popular tourist magnet and photo object. The 5 passages and, of course, the Quadriga on the portico contribute significantly to the high recognition value of the Brandenburg Gate.
Do you know all the famous personalities?
A 30 minute walk from your language school Berlin Alexanderplatz
In summer 2008, the time had finally come: the legendary wax museum “Madame Tussauds” also opened its doors in Berlin. Hollywood stars, politicians and historical greats can be seen here in life-size and as if they had been cut out of your face.
In Berlin, of course, the current Federal Chancellor Angela Merkel and Mayor Klaus Wowereit have also been immortalised in wax and are always ready for a snapshot with visitors to Madame Tussauds – every day. The exhibition is open 364 days a year, the only exception being Christmas Eve on 24 December.
A memorial to contemplate
As well only 30 minute walk from your language school Berlin Alexanderplatz
On 12 May 2005, the “Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe” was inaugurated. In the previous two years, it had been erected on an area of 19,000 m².
Simple yet effective by its size alone, the Holocaust Memorial consists of 2,711 concrete pillars arranged at right angles on the undulating base. Since these concrete pillars are also referred to as stelae, the memorial is also called the “Field of Stelae” in common parlance.
The field of stelae is freely accessible to visitors from all sides – day and night. As soon as it gets dark, lighting shines between the stelae, which are up to 4 metres high, to show visitors the way. Located underground is the “Place of Information”, which complements the field of stelae with the historical context of the memorial.
Relax after your German course at Alexanderplatz. Berlin’s green lung!
30 minutes away from your language school Berlin Alexanderplatz
You want to relax after your German course? Do your homework in the grass?
The Tiergarten is not only one of the 12 districts of Berlin, but in common parlance it also means the “Great Zoo”. This is not a zoo, but a large, green park in the middle of the city.
With an area of around 2.1 km², the zoo is considered an idyllic oasis in the middle of the turbulent city of Berlin. Especially in summer, the Tiergarten is one of the most popular meeting places for sports, walks or relaxing in the sun.
In addition to the green spaces, the English Garden, numerous memorials and monuments as well as the Victory Column and the Office of the Federal President invite you to discover the Tierpark.
Want to see more? Here we have collected sights for you that are over 30 minutes away from your language school at Alexanderplatz.