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Population: 3.47 mio.
Dialling code: 030
Post code: D-10001 to D-14961
Airport: Tegel, Tempelhof, Schnefeld: Berlin Brandenburg Flughafen Holding GmbH Flughafen Schnefeld 12521; Berlin(0180) 5000-186,
Area: 891.41 km
Car registration: B
Bundesland: Berlin

Tourist central
Berlin Tourismus Marketing GmbH
Am Karlsbad 11
10785 Berlin
Tel.: 030 / 264748-62-0

Information (home country):
tel 01 90/0-16316 (EUR 0,45-1,20/MIn.)

Reservation (home country):
tel 0 30/25 00 25

Information and reservation (abroad):
tel +49 18 05/75 40 40


Schloss Sanssouci
An der Orangerie
14414 Potsdam
tel 0331 / 9694202

Between 1745-1747,Frederick The Great, King of Prussia, had the castle of Sanssouci built. The building is 97 metres long and 12 metres high. The whole park of Sanssouci covers an area of approximately 300 hectares. The "Rmische Bder", modelled on Roman baths, are a part of the vast castle grounds, as well as the Chinese Tea-house (Chinesisches Teehaus), an Orangerie and a dragon house (Drachenhaus).

10783 Berlin (Charlottenburg)

The Kaiser-Wilhelm-Gedchtniskirche was built between 1891 and 1895. This church was bombed in World War II from the year 1943 on and completely destroyed till 1945. The new building was consecrated in December 1961.

Brandenburger Tor
(Brandenburg Gate)
Pariser Platz
10117 Berlin (Mitte)

The Brandenburg Gate is the landmark of Berlin and a symbol of Germany`s overcome separation. Originally, the building was a town-gate. With the city`s extension, it was located in the city centre and later on the border. The gate proved to be inaccessible from either side of the wall.

10557 Berlin (Tiergarten)
Tel 030/2270

Opening time:
Dome: 8am-midnight daily, admission only before 10pm.

The parliamentary rooms are not accessible at the present time.

The Reichstag building was created in 1884-94. With the foundation of the German Reich in 1871, the construction of an edifice for the German parliament, the Deutscher Reichstag, had become necessary. On the 5th of December 1894, after ten years of construction activity, the six-storey building was opened. In 1935, the NS-government used the house for the presentation of propaganda films. Since May 1999, the restored building houses the German parliament, the Deutscher Bundestag.

Potsdamer Platz
10785 Berlin (Tiergarten)

In the Second World War, the Potsdamer Platz was largely destroyed. During the occupation by the Allied forces, the 50-hectare area developed into a borderland between East and West. After the demolition of the Berlin Wall in 1990, the Potsdamer Platz temporarily remained an unused area. After the sale of neighbouring real estates to the companies Daimler-Benz AG (debis) and Sony, the time of reconstruction was rung in.

Checkpoint Charlie
Friedrichstr. 200
10178 Berlin (Mitte)

From 1960 till 1990, the former control post at the sector crossing Friedrichstrae was the only transit point for diplomats and members of the Allied forces, as well as for any other foreigner joining the intra-urban border traffic. The inhabitants of West Berlin, private visitors to the GDR and the citizens of West Germany were not allowed to use the crossing.

Schloss Charlottenburg
14059 Berlin (Charlottenburg)
Phone: 030/320 91 275

Opening time
Tu-Fr 9am-17pm
Sa/Su 10am-17pm

combined ticket for all buildings 15 DM
Single tickets:
Historical rooms 4 DM
Knobelsdorff Flgel 3 DM
Neringbau, Schinkel or Belvedere 2.50 DM
Mausoleum 1 DM
Galerie der Romantik 4 DM
On Sundays and during the holidays free entrance

The castle of Charlottenburg was built between 1695-1746 by stages. The 50-metre dome-tower rises above the Ehrenhof with the equestrian statue of the Groer Kurfrst. The vast castle gardens were laid out from 1697 and comprises, amongst other things, the mausoleum for Queen Luise (who deceased in 1810) and her spouse King Friedrich Willhelm III (who lived until 1840).

Zoologischer Garten Berlin
Hardenbergplatz 8
10787 Berlin (Charlottenburg)
Tel.: 254010, fax: 25401255

Opening time:
Zoo: 9am-6.30pm, in wintertime till nightfall;
aquarium: 9am-6pm

Admission: zoo: 15 DM
aquarium: 15 DM
combined ticket: 24 DM

19,000 animals (around 1,500 different species) live in the 35-hectare zoological park. The aquarium contains the greatest number of species in Europe, with more than 10,000 animals and more than 650 species.

Fernsehturm (television tower)
Panoramastrae 1a
10178 Berlin (Mitte)
Telefon: +49 (0) 30 / 242 33 33
Telefax: +49 (0) 30 / 242 59 22

Opening time:
from March till October 9am - 1am daily
from November till February 10am - midnight daily
attention: for security reasons, access is not possible for disabled persons who have to use a wheel chair

12 DM; under-16s: 5 DM

The 368-metre and 26,000-ton Berlin television tower on Alexanderplatz was constructed in 1965-1969 and counts among the landmarks of the reunified city today. In its ball-shaped top, both the panorama floor (203-metre)and the tower restaurant(207-metre, diameter: 29-metre, about 200 seats) are situated.