And that’s why in 1989 it was clear: the Wall had to go. The ewerk is located directly on the former border strip between East and West, the extent of which can easily be traced from our roof terrace. Look for the stones embedded in the street along Zimmerstrasse that mark the course of the Wall, and head to Checkpoint Charlie to learn more about the history of Berlin as a divided city from 1961 to 1989.
An absolute must on a visit to Berlin is a stop at the Brandenburg Gate. The classical sandstone structure is the most significant symbol of German reunification and one of the most important landmarks of the city.
The Brandenburg Gate is also the perfect starting point for a tour of the area, such as the Government Quarter, the Victory Column, and the Tiergarten.
After a stroll along the Unter den Linden boulevard, past the Staatsoper, the Berlin Cathedral Church and Museum Island, you’ll reach Alexanderplatz with its famous TV Tower. If you’re keen to get a view of the city from its 368 m height, be sure to buy tickets in advance in order to avoid the long queues at the entrance.