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MitteBerlin

Berlin’s central district is a convergence of quaint residential streets, sprawling Soviet squares and some of Europe’s most revered museums.

Divided by the Berlin Wall for decades and now separated into several vastly differing neighborhoods, Berlin’s Mitte offers an intriguing cross section of the city. The district’s staggering TV tower rises from Alexanderplatz and has become a symbol of the city since its construction during the Cold War. Visit the fashionable shopping districts, an island dedicated to cultural institutions and some of Germany’s finest restaurants. Spend a day exploring the district on foot to see many of Berlin’s major attractions and to engage with its cosmopolitan residents going about their daily lives.

Start your exploration at Alexanderplatz, home to Berlin’s TV Tower (Fernsehturm). At 1,207 feet (368 meters) tall, the tower is one of the tallest structures in Germany and in the European Union. Walk around the pedestrianized area surrounding the tower to discover the World Time Clock installation as well as restaurants, bars and hotels. Beneath your feet you’ll find the Alexanderplatz U-Bahn station, one of the busiest in the city.

Walk the short distance to Hackescher Markt for excellent shopping. Choose between independent boutiques and international fashion outlets. The residential area to its north, between Linienstrasse and Torstrasse, is home to a number of small restaurants, cozy bars and the KW Institute, one of Berlin’s leading contemporary art institutions.

For more art and cultural museums, travel to Museum Island (Museumsinsel). Originally the sister city of Berlin, named Cölln, the island’s history dates back to the 13th century. Today the northern part of the island is known as Museum Island, the site of many of the city’s most significant museums and galleries, including the Pergamon Museum, the Old National Gallery and the New Museum. Purchase bundled tickets to see multiple institutions.

Join a walking tour departing from Alexanderplatz to see the historic sites of the city center, including Checkpoint Charlie, the Brandenburg Gate and the Holocaust Memorial also known as Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe. Mitte is well served by tram, train and bus. Find parking in lots and on streets throughout the area.


Popular places to visit in Mitte

Alexanderplatz
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Alexanderplatz

4/5(100 reviews)

There are many debates about where the real centre of Berlin is, but Alexanderplatz, with its teetering tower and retail therapy, is certainly a contender.

Potsdamer Platz
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Potsdamer Platz

4/5(86 reviews)

This public square once lay divided between East and West Germany, now it brings people together in a celebration of their city.

Berlin TV Tower
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Berlin TV Tower

4/5(45 reviews)

Take in breathtaking views of Berlin and enjoy a meal in a revolving restaurant inside the sphere of this iconic tower, the tallest structure in Germany.

Brandenburg Gate
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Brandenburg Gate

4.5/5(117 reviews)

One of Europe’s most powerful landmarks, this German symbol dates back to 1791 and has played a huge role in the country’s political culture ever since.

Berlin Zoological Garden
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Berlin Zoological Garden

4/5(14 reviews)

Visit some of the world’s most exotic animals without leaving the city. Berlin houses one of the biggest and most elegant zoos in Europe.

Reichstag Building
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Reichstag Building

4.5/5(82 reviews)

A real survivor of the city's recent past, in the face of bombings and ambush, the German Parliament building stands tall as a symbol of hope and unity in the city.

Top activities in Mitte

City Center Half-Day Walking Tour
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City Center Half-Day Walking Tour

NZ$35
Per adult
94% of travellers recommend
Hitler’s Germany: Berlin during the Third Reich & WWII Walking Tour
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Hitler’s Germany: Berlin during the Third Reich & WWII Walking Tour

NZ$25
Per adult
96% of travellers recommend
Berlin WelcomeCard
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Berlin WelcomeCard

NZ$41
Per adult
88% of travellers recommend
Berlin Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour
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Berlin Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

NZ$48
Per adult
74% of travellers recommend
Shore Excursion: Berlin Hop-on Hop-off
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Shore Excursion: Berlin Hop-on Hop-off

NZ$48
Per adult
Skip the Line: Mauermuseum Checkpoint Charlie Entrance Ticket Berlin
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Skip the Line: Mauermuseum Checkpoint Charlie Entrance Ticket Berlin

NZ$26
Per adult
100% of travellers recommend

Top hotels in Mitte

Select Hotel Berlin Gendarmenmarkt
Select Hotel Berlin Gendarmenmarkt
4 out of 5
Charlottenstrasse 66, Berlin, BE
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is NZ$76 per night from 5 Nov. to 6 Nov.

Located in Mitte, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Friedrichstrasse, Gendarmenmarkt and Konzerthaus Berlin. Checkpoint Charlie and Checkpoint Charlie ...

4.2/5Very Good! (1,823 reviews)

"Small but great room. Centrally located and easy access to pub;ic transportation."…"

Reviewed on 12 Oct. 2020

Select Hotel Berlin Gendarmenmarkt
Select Hotel Berlin The Wall
Select Hotel Berlin The Wall
4 out of 5
Zimmerstrasse 88, Berlin, BE
The price is NZ$82 per night from 23 Oct. to 24 Oct.

Located in Mitte, this hotel is steps away from Checkpoint Charlie, Friedrichstrasse and Checkpoint Charlie Museum. Gendarmenmarkt and Potsdamer Platz are also ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (1,651 reviews)

"This is a lovely place to stay! And the COVID-19 precautions they are taking really put me at ease 😊"…"

Reviewed on 24 Aug. 2020

Select Hotel Berlin The Wall
MEININGER Hotel Berlin Tiergarten
MEININGER Hotel Berlin Tiergarten
3.5 out of 5
Turmstrasse 25-26, Berlin
The price is NZ$76 per night from 11 Nov. to 12 Nov.

This family-friendly Berlin hotel is located near the airport, within 2 mi (3 km) of Bellevue Palace, Reichstag Building and Berlin Zoological Garden. Victory ...

4.2/5Excellent! (952 reviews)

"Very good for the cost of the hotel and booked at very short notice."…"

Reviewed on 17 Mar. 2020

MEININGER Hotel Berlin Tiergarten
Hampton By Hilton Berlin City Centre Alexanderplatz
Hampton By Hilton Berlin City Centre Alexanderplatz
3.5 out of 5
Otto-Braun-Strasse 69, Berlin
The price is NZ$119 per night from 8 Nov. to 9 Nov.

Located in Mitte, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Torstrasse and Alexanderplatz. Berlin TV Tower and DDR Museum are also within 1 mile (2 km). Alexanderplatz ...

4.4/5Excellent! (2,704 reviews)

"The Staff is outstanding; friendly, cooperative and understanding"…"

Reviewed on 20 Sep. 2020

Hampton By Hilton Berlin City Centre Alexanderplatz
Park Inn by Radisson Berlin Alexanderplatz
Park Inn by Radisson Berlin Alexanderplatz
4.5 out of 5
Alexanderplatz 7, Berlin, BE
The price is NZ$127 per night from 1 Nov. to 2 Nov.

Located in Mitte, this luxury hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Alexanderplatz and Berlin TV Tower. Red Town Hall and DDR Museum are also within 15 minutes. ...

4/5Very Good! (2,876 reviews)

"The breakfast was awful.... worst breakfast I’ve ever had!!"…"

Reviewed on 25 Aug. 2020

Park Inn by Radisson Berlin Alexanderplatz
TITANIC Chaussee Berlin
TITANIC Chaussee Berlin
4 out of 5
Chaussee Str 30, Berlin
The price is NZ$115 per night from 19 Nov. to 20 Nov.

Located in Mitte, this spa hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Charite, Berlin Wall Memorial and Friedrichstadt-Palast. Reichstag Building and Museum Island ...

4.4/5Excellent! (1,125 reviews)

"Great location - right by the Ubahn, and the tram line. Easy to walk to places. Friendly helpful staff Comfortable room Very, very good breakfast"…"

Reviewed on 9 Oct. 2020

TITANIC Chaussee Berlin
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

Other areas in Berlin

Unter den Linden featuring heritage architecture

Unter den Linden

The abundant dining options and interesting museums are just a few top-rate features of the neighbourhood. Make a stop by Friedrichstrasse or Brandenburg Gate while you're visiting, and jump aboard the metro at Brandenburger Gate Station to get around town.

Unter den Linden
Tiergarten showing heritage elements and heritage architecture

Tiergarten

4/5Very Good!(1 area review)

Gourmet restaurants a must-see zoo and top sights from Potsdamer Platz to Berlin Zoological Garden – discover Tiergarten, a destination also famous for its shopping.

Tiergarten
Prenzlauer Berg featuring a city

Prenzlauer Berg

Travellers choose Prenzlauer Berg for its lively bars. Hop aboard the metro at Greifswalder Straße S-Bahn or Prenzlauer Allee S-Bahn and check out top sights like Velodrom.

Prenzlauer Berg
Kreuzberg which includes outdoor art as well as an individual female

Kreuzberg

4.5/5Wonderful!(20 area reviews)

Known for its ample dining options and fascinating museums, there's plenty to explore in Kreuzberg. You can visit top attractions like Checkpoint Charlie Museum and Checkpoint Charlie, and jump on the metro at Prinzenstrasse U-Bahn or Moritzplatz U-Bahn to see more of the city.

Kreuzberg
Schoeneberg, Berlin, Germany

Schoeneberg

4.5/5Wonderful!(19 area reviews)

Kurfürstendamm and Department Store of the West are top sights in Schoeneberg, and you should be sure to explore the popular shops. Hop aboard the metro at Schöneberg S-Bahn or Innsbrucker Platz Station to see more sights in the area.

Schoeneberg
Wilmersdorf featuring street scenes

Wilmersdorf

4/5Very Good!(17 area reviews)

Consider a visit to Kurfürstendamm and take some time to enjoy the abundant dining options during your time in Wilmersdorf. If you want to see more of the city, jump on the metro at Blissestrasse U-Bahn or Fehrbelliner Place U-Bahn.

Wilmersdorf


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