Classic attractions can be found in the Mitte district in the heart of Berlin. Here you’ll find Branderburger Tor (the Brandenburg Gate) at one end of the famous Unter den Linden boulevard, and the Berliner Dom (Berlin Cathedral) and Alexanderplatz – a well-known square and a public transport hub – at the other end. In Mitte you can also check out the Reichstag (parliament building) with its large glass dome, which is itself a famous landmark.
You can also take in some beautiful views of Berlin from the city's famous Fernsehturm (TV Tower) with its revolving restaurant, and from the huge Siegessäule victory monument.
On the Museumsinsel (Museum Island) in the River Spree you’ll find several museums – the most famous being the Pergamon Museum. The Jüdisches Museum (Jewish Museum) with its spectacular architecture is also well worth a visit.
Kaiser-Wilhelm-Gedächtniskirche (Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church) – ruins of the church that was destroyed in a bombing raid during World War II. A rebuilt church with a new tower incorporates parts of the original church ruins.
Holocaust memorial – a monument built in memory of the Holocaust victims, with thousands of large stone blocks laid out as a maze in the middle of the city.
East Side Gallery – 1.3km long part of the Berlin Wall decorated with artworks.
Haus am Checkpoint Charlie – a museum at the old border crossing between East and West Berlin.
Tiergarten – Berlin's largest park is close to the Berliner Zoo (Zoologischer Garten Berlin), one of the largest zoos in the world.