Berlin's Multitude of Bridges
Berlin boasts more bridges than Venice – around 1,700 – spanning its numerous waterways and canals. This fact often surprises visitors, who associate such a density of bridges only with Venice.
World's Largest Cylindrical Aquarium
The AquaDom in Berlin, situated at the Radisson Blu Hotel, is the largest freestanding cylindrical aquarium globally, containing approximately one million liters of saltwater and over 1,500 fish.
Berlin's Zoo Excellence
The Berlin Zoological Garden is Germany's oldest zoo and presents the most comprehensive collection of species worldwide, attracting millions of visitors annually to its historic and biodiverse grounds.
Espionage's Towering Relic
Teufelsberg, or Devil's Mountain, is a man-made hill in Berlin. It houses an abandoned NSA spy station used during the Cold War, now a canvas for graffiti artists and a viewpoint for tourists.
Iconic Ampelmann Pedestrian Signals
Berlin's pedestrian traffic light symbol, the Ampelmann, is uniquely East German. Created in 1961, it gained cult status and survived the reunification, symbolizing the city's history and culture.
Currywurst: Berlin's Culinary Staple
Invented in 1949 by Herta Heuwer in Berlin, Currywurst is a fast food dish of steamed, then fried pork sausage seasoned with curry ketchup. It's so iconic, there's even a dedicated Currywurst Museum.
Repurposed Airport Turned Park
Tempelhofer Feld, formerly Tempelhof Airport, is now a massive public park. Here, Berliners and visitors alike enjoy recreational activities on runways where planes once took off and landed.