The energetic city of Berlin has become very popular among tourists due to its vibrant urban life and due to its impressive history and culture. But the capital of Germany has much more than this, so let’s not forget the other important reasons why Berlin is such a great destination: the affordability, because tourists prefer low prices, the art, for those who love visiting museums and galleries, the palaces, like Potsdam’s Schloss Sanssouci and not at least, the numerous curiosities and interesting facts about the city.
1.Berlin has more bridges than Venice. With more than 180 kilometers of navigable waterways, the city hosts around 1700 bridges, some of them really impressive, which are a good reason to explore Berlin by a boat tour.
2.The tallest structure in Germany is located in the center of Berlin (Alexanderplatz) and it is the TV Tower of the city. It has about 370 metres high, is one of the largest constructions in Europe and it attracts more than 1 million visitors yearly. The view from above is fantastic, tourists being able to reach the height of 207 meters, where the last accessible floor is.
3.It is the greenest city in Germany. 44% of Berlin is covered by parks, woods and recreational areas. Even if at the first sight the city only has large streets with imposing buildings, the green spaces cover almost half of the city. You should visit The Garden of the World, with the largest Chinese garden in Europe, and other traditional gardens from Asia, Europe and the Orient.
4.Berlin has more museums than rainy days in a year. Yes, there are about 106 rainy days in Berlin, while the number of museums reaches 180. Here it is the world’s largest universal museum, The Museum Island, which is a complex of other five renowned museums, located on Spree River.
5.It is the city where the first set of traffic lights was put into service, more exactly in Potsdamer Platz, in 1924.
6.Here you find the largest shopping malls. For shopping lovers, here is the paradise! The largest shopping center is Gropius Passagen, located in Neukolln, with 85 000 square meters of shopping pleasure. On the second and third places are The Potsdamer Platz Arkaden and Alexa Centre.
7.Berlin is the only city that has three active opera houses, so opera lovers can choose between Berliner Staatsoper, the Deutsche Oper Berlin and the Komische Oper.
8.Berlin is nine times bigger than Paris and it has the largest train station in Europe.
9.Berlin’s Jewish History is another interesting fact you should find out more about. So visit the Judisches Museum, the Neue Synagogue and the Holocaust Memorial, made of 2771 blocks of different heights, arranged across the area of a housing block.
10.The underground tours are a very curious activity for tourists, since they can visit the extensive network of subterranean architecture. The main tour takes place across civilian shelters and bunker complexes used during the bombing campaign in Berlin, in the Second World War. The rooms are dark and claustrophobic, hinting the psychological and physical reality of living in a time of war.
These being the best curiosities about Berlin, you should visit the city to see by yourself all these fascinating things. Book your flight to Berlin on TripEconomy and explore the beauty of the city, with all its captivating facts, history and culture.