This year Berlin moved ahead of Rome to be the third leading tourist destination in Europe. Some local cynics say that this is partly due to the excellent exploits of the cityīs marketing men but surely hype can only go so far?
As those who have been lucky enough to spend time in Berlin know the city is pretty fantastic. The term īonce bitten eternally smittenī seems very apt for most people experiencing Berlin. Where you may visit other places and have a genuine affection after, it can be a case of ībeen there done thatī and īthanks for the memoriesī. But Berlin seems to be able to lure people back eager to rekindle the good times they had in the city.
In terms of tourist attractions there is no shortage ranging from historical places of interest such as Checkpoint Charlie or Brandenburg Gate to modern innovative architecture such as the Reichstag dome and the sky scrappers at Potsdamer Platz.
Berlin is known for its thriving arts and cultural scene. One of the most visited free arty destinations for visitors is to check out the East Side Gallery. The outdoor gallery consists of paintings from over a hundred artists on a long stretch of the original Berlin Wall.
You can see the full Berlinīs Top 10 Tourist Attractions At a Glance at the Oh-Berlin blog.