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    Berlin, Germany - Top 10 Travel Attractions

    Geo Beats

    by Geo Beats

    Berlin, Germany - Top 10 Travel Attractions - as part of the travel series by GeoBeats.

    Here are the top 10 attractions of Berlin:

    Number 10 - Is the Charlottenburg Palace, Berlin's largest royal summer palace. Constructed in the late 17th century. this large, ornate landmark houses a 200-year-old mausoleum that served as a royal burial ground.

    Number 9 - The Berlin Cathedral. Centuries old, this historic landmark has been treasured by all of Germany. Several grand domes adorn the top of the cathedral. Its striking beauty makes the trip worthwhile.

    Number 8 - The Brandenburg gate. Completed in 1791, this gate is a symbol of Germany. After World War II, the gate was one of the 8 checkpoints between East and West Berlin.

    Number 7 - Is the Museum Island. Located in the center of Berlin on the river Spree, it has many world-renowned museums. Due to the art and history that is preserved here, the island is a UNESCO Heritage Site.

    Number 6 - The Holocaust Memorial. The memorial is a tribute to the millions of Jews killed by the Nazi government. It consists of 2007 stone slabs spread over an area the size of three soccer fields.

    Number 5 - is Reichstag, the seat of German Parliament. Built in 1894, it housed the Parliament of the German Empire and the Weimar Republic. In 1933, a suspicious fire in the Reichstag propelled the Nazi regime to power.

    Number 4 - The Potsdam Castle. Located about 15 miles outside of Berlin, the castle is a gorgeous masterpiece nestled amidst vineyards. This lovely structure is so exquisite that it is often regarded as the German equivalent of The Palace of Versailles.

    Number 3 - is the Berlin city hall. Built in Italian Renaissance style, its construction lasted from 1861 to 1869. Along with the State Government of Berlin it is also the office of the city's Governing Mayor.

    Number 2 - Checkpoint Charlie. Its name was given for the Berlin Wall crossing point between East and West Berlin during the Cold War.

    Number 1 - are the beer gardens. Most of these gardens re-open in summer following harsh winters. There are many beer gardens in the city where you can sit back and enjoy a glass of chilled beer.