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MitteBerlin

Berlin’s central district is a convergence of quaint residential streets, sprawling Soviet squares and some of Europe’s most revered museums.

Divided by the Berlin Wall for decades and now separated into several vastly differing neighborhoods, Berlin’s Mitte offers an intriguing cross section of the city. The district’s staggering TV tower rises from Alexanderplatz and has become a symbol of the city since its construction during the Cold War. Visit the fashionable shopping districts, an island dedicated to cultural institutions and some of Germany’s finest restaurants. Spend a day exploring the district on foot to see many of Berlin’s major attractions and to engage with its cosmopolitan residents going about their daily lives.

Start your exploration at Alexanderplatz, home to Berlin’s TV Tower (Fernsehturm). At 1,207 feet (368 meters) tall, the tower is one of the tallest structures in Germany and in the European Union. Walk around the pedestrianized area surrounding the tower to discover the World Time Clock installation as well as restaurants, bars and hotels. Beneath your feet you’ll find the Alexanderplatz U-Bahn station, one of the busiest in the city.

Walk the short distance to Hackescher Markt for excellent shopping. Choose between independent boutiques and international fashion outlets. The residential area to its north, between Linienstrasse and Torstrasse, is home to a number of small restaurants, cozy bars and the KW Institute, one of Berlin’s leading contemporary art institutions.

For more art and cultural museums, travel to Museum Island (Museumsinsel). Originally the sister city of Berlin, named Cölln, the island’s history dates back to the 13th century. Today the northern part of the island is known as Museum Island, the site of many of the city’s most significant museums and galleries, including the Pergamon Museum, the Old National Gallery and the New Museum. Purchase bundled tickets to see multiple institutions.

Join a walking tour departing from Alexanderplatz to see the historic sites of the city center, including Checkpoint Charlie, the Brandenburg Gate and the Holocaust Memorial also known as Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe. Mitte is well served by tram, train and bus. Find parking in lots and on streets throughout the area.

Top hotels in Mitte

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
MEININGER Hotel Berlin Tiergarten
MEININGER Hotel Berlin Tiergarten
3.5 out of 5
Turmstrasse 25-26, Berlin
The price is €41 per night

This family-friendly Berlin hotel is located near the airport, within 1 mi (2 km) of Tiergarten Park, Bellevue Palace and Victory Column. Reichstag Building ...

4.3/5Excellent! (872 reviews)

"Very good for the cost of the hotel and booked at very short notice."…"

Reviewed on 17 Mar 2020

MEININGER Hotel Berlin Tiergarten
Hampton By Hilton Berlin City Centre Alexanderplatz
Hampton By Hilton Berlin City Centre Alexanderplatz
3.5 out of 5
Otto-Braun-Strasse 69, Berlin
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is €76 per night

Located in Mitte, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Torstrasse and Berlin TV Tower. Hackescher Markt and DDR Museum are also within 1 mile (2 km). Alexanderplatz ...

4.4/5Wonderful! (2,572 reviews)

"A short walk from Alexadraplatz station . There were plenty of sights and a range of things to do in the vicinity. The hotel was modern, clean with basic facilities but the staff were polite and pleasant."…"

Reviewed on 20 Mar 2020

Hampton By Hilton Berlin City Centre Alexanderplatz
Hotel Berlin, Berlin
Hotel Berlin, Berlin
4.5 out of 5
Lützowplatz 17, Berlin, BE
The price is €71 per night

Located in Mitte, this luxury hotel is within 2 mi (3 km) of Potsdamer Platz, Brandenburg Gate and Reichstag Building. Checkpoint Charlie Museum and Galeries ...

4.2/5Very Good! (8,307 reviews)

"I just loved the whole layout and service of the hotel. It was super clean and just an awesome experience."…"

Reviewed on 2 Mar 2020

Hotel Berlin, Berlin
Meininger Hotel Berlin Mitte Humboldthaus
Meininger Hotel Berlin Mitte Humboldthaus
3 out of 5
Oranienburger Strasse 67/68, Berlin, BE
The price is €49 per night

Located in Mitte, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Friedrichstrasse, Friedrichstadt-Palast and Hackescher Markt. Humboldt University and Museum Island ...

4.1/5Very Good! (565 reviews)
Would stay here again.

"Very convenient location. Our room was really clean and large enough for the three of us. I recommend this hotel."…"

Reviewed on 23 Feb 2020

Meininger Hotel Berlin Mitte Humboldthaus
Sheraton Berlin Grand Hotel Esplanade
Sheraton Berlin Grand Hotel Esplanade
5 out of 5
Lützowufer 15, Berlin, BE
The price is €129 per night

Located in Mitte, this luxury hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Kurfürstendamm and Berlin Zoological Garden. Potsdamer Platz and Europa Center are also within ...

4.3/5Excellent! (2,077 reviews)

"The hotel was ideal location for bus travel. The rooms were excellent and the staff very helpful. The leisure facilities were in excellent condition but not large."…"

Reviewed on 16 Mar 2020

Sheraton Berlin Grand Hotel Esplanade
Pullman Berlin Schweizerhof
Pullman Berlin Schweizerhof
5 out of 5
Budapester Str. 25, Berlin, BE
The price is €129 per night

Located in Mitte, this luxury hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Kurfürstendamm and Berlin Zoological Garden. Europa Center and Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church ...

4.7/5Exceptional! (3,836 reviews)

"Good pool and leisure facilities. Could do a proper swim"…"

Reviewed on 8 Mar 2020

Pullman Berlin Schweizerhof

Popular places to visit in Mitte

Alexanderplatz
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Alexanderplatz

4/5(1,068 reviews)

With its stark, 1960s layout, “Alex” is a showcase of Communist-era architecture and a lively central meeting place for locals.

Potsdamer Platz
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Potsdamer Platz

4/5(889 reviews)

Berliners come to celebrate their city in this public square, which was leveled during World War II and isolated in the Cold War.

Brandenburg Gate
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Brandenburg Gate

4.5/5(1,133 reviews)

This symbol of German unification ranks alongside Paris' Arc de Triomphe as one of Europe’s most iconic and emotive monuments.

Berlin TV Tower
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Berlin TV Tower

4.5/5(657 reviews)

Take in breathtaking views of Berlin and enjoy a meal in a revolving restaurant inside the sphere of this iconic tower, the tallest structure in Germany.

Berlin Zoological Garden
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Berlin Zoological Garden

4.5/5(292 reviews)

Say “guten tag” to some of the world’s most exotic creatures in one of Europe’s most comprehensive and elegant zoos.

Reichstag Building
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Reichstag Building

4.5/5(834 reviews)

Torched by Hitler, bombed by Britain and stormed by the Russians, the seat of German power has risen again as a symbol of a united and progressive Germany.

Top things to do in Mitte

Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp Memorial Full-Day Tour
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Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp Memorial Full-Day Tour

92% of travellers recommend
€19
Per adult
Historic City Center Cruise
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Historic City Center Cruise

84% of travellers recommend
€19
Per adult
Skip-the-Line DDR Museum
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Skip-the-Line DDR Museum

84% of travellers recommend
€12
Per adult
German Spy Museum Tickets
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German Spy Museum Tickets

84% of travellers recommend
€12
Per adult
Hop-On Hop-Off - Best of Berlin Tour
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Hop-On Hop-Off - Best of Berlin Tour

72% of travellers recommend
€10
Per adult
Best of Berlin Segway Tour in 90 minutes
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Best of Berlin Segway Tour in 90 minutes

100% of travellers recommend
€45
Per adult

Other areas in Berlin

Tiergarten which includes heritage elements and heritage architecture

Tiergarten

4/5Very Good!(3 area reviews)

Gourmet restaurants a must-see zoo and top sights from Potsdamer Platz to Berlin Zoological Garden – discover Tiergarten, a destination also famous for its shopping.

Tiergarten
Prenzlauer Berg showing a city

Prenzlauer Berg

Travellers choose Prenzlauer Berg for its lively bars. Hop aboard the metro at Greifswalder Straße S-Bahn or Prenzlauer Allee S-Bahn and check out top sights like Velodrom.

Prenzlauer Berg
Kreuzberg showing outdoor art as well as an individual female

Kreuzberg

4/5Very Good!(182 area reviews)

Known for its ample dining options and fascinating museums, there's plenty to explore in Kreuzberg. You can visit top attractions like Checkpoint Charlie and Friedrichstrasse, and jump on the metro at Prinzenstrasse U-Bahn or Moritzplatz U-Bahn to see more of the city.

Kreuzberg
Schoeneberg showing a city

Schoeneberg

4.5/5Wonderful!(141 area reviews)

Kurfürstendamm and Department Store of the West are top sights in Schoeneberg, and you should be sure to explore the popular shops. Hop aboard the metro at Schöneberg S-Bahn or Innsbrucker Platz Station to see more sights in the area.

Schoeneberg
Wilmersdorf featuring street scenes

Wilmersdorf

4.5/5Wonderful!(174 area reviews)

Consider a visit to Kurfürstendamm and take some time to enjoy the abundant dining options during your time in Wilmersdorf. If you want to see more of the city, jump on the metro at Blissestrasse U-Bahn or Fehrbelliner Place U-Bahn.

Wilmersdorf
Friedrichshain which includes outdoor art

Friedrichshain

4/5Very Good!(172 area reviews)

Known for its lively bars and interesting museums, there's plenty to explore in Friedrichshain. Top attractions like Mercedes-Benz Arena and East Side Gallery are major draws, and you can catch the metro at Frankfurter Gate U-Bahn or Warschauer Straße Station to see more of the city.

Friedrichshain