Berlin – the urbane interface between sanes and freaks. What kind of attractions in Berlin you shouldn’t miss?

Sightseeing in Berlin after your German Course at Alexanderplatz

Your second chapter is starting right now in Berlin, the capital of Germany. You are one of 3.4 million people in one of the most visited cities in Europe. Berlin is very popular for its cross-cultural nature, its nightlife and is a hub for political and cultural activities.

Kapitel Zwei. Deutsch-Sprachschule Berlin” is located centrally, S + U Alexanderplatz in Berlin-Mitte. From here you reach your accommodation, your university or your work easily and quickly. In Berlin Mitte you will find trendy clubs and bars, shops, art galleries and numerous hostels.

With a nice view of the Alexanderplatz and the TV Tower  our language school is the ideal starting point for you to discover Berlin. The famous districts of Berlin Prenzlauer Berg, Friedrichshain and Kreuzberg are in direct neighbourhood. Subway or tram are only a few minutes away.

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After your German Course

Once your German lessons are over for the day you can venture out: start from the Kapitel Zwei language school (SEO) to explore Berlin and the Berlin area. We would like to make some suggestions:

Alexanderplatz

  • Visit the Alexanderplatz and the largest TV tower in Europe. From up there you have a wonderful view of Berlin. With its 368 meters it is the highest viewpoint in Berlin and therefore a famous sight.

Hackescher Markt and the Museum Island

Berlin Mitte

  • The Brandenburger Tor (Gate) (1788-1791) is the most famous sight of Berlin and can be reached by bus (TXL, 100) S-Bahn within 15 minutes. Maybe you and your friends have already been there for the Love Parade, the European Football Championship, New Year’s Eve or one of the many demonstrations. From the historical point of view the Brandenburg Gate was a symbol of division of Berlin and Germany until 1989. Today it is a national symbol of German reunification.
  • From the Brandenburg Gate you can walk to the famous Potsdamer Platz, where East and West Berlin meet. The Potsdamer Platz with its special architecture represents the new and modern Berlin. You can go shopping in the Potsdamer Platz Arkaden and with some luck you might even spot a movie star in front of the theatre at the Berlin Film Festival Berlinale.
  • To learn more about Berlin’s history, visit Checkpoint Charlie. This was the most popular border crossing between East and West Berlin between 1961 and 1990. This is probably where some GDR functionary smuggled chocolate, cigarettes, music and tights for their loved ones. For more reliable information about the Wall, the Cold War and the demand for democracy, visit the Museum at Checkpoint Charlie.
  • Politically interested students may want to visit the Kanzleramt (Chancellor’s Office) at Hauptbahnhof and try a knock on the door of Angela Merkel’s office. Then you might want to walk directly to Friedrichstraße along the Spree River through the Government Quarter, featuring the German Federal Parliament (Reichstag). On November 9th 1918, the Social Democrat Philipp Scheidemann proclaimed the republic from the west balcony of the Reichstag beating Karl Liebknecht to it.
  • You also should not miss the Gendarmenmarkt in Berlin Mitte, a place of political events for Prussia and Germany. Which one of the two domes is the German Cathedral (Deutsche Dom) and which is the French Cathedral (Französische Dom)? In addition the many cafés around invite for a break.

Berlin and the Spree River

  • Furthermore, we recommend a boat trip on the river Spree starting from the nearby S-train stations Jannowitzbrücke or Hackescher Markt. Relax, take some snaps and discover Berlin as you cruise 44 km on the water.
  • Do not miss a walk along the Spree River and have look at the East Side Gallery, an international memorial for freedom. It is a 1.3 km long section of the Berlin Wall. You can start at the Oberbaumbrücke nearby metro and train station Warschauer Straße.

Parks and Palaces

Surrounding

  • Finally you will have to make a trip to the surrounding region of Berlin: For example Potsdam with its beautiful Sanssouci Palace are worth a visit as is a trip to the Pfaueninsel, which is part of the UNESCO world cultural heritage. Click here for more information about sightseeing in and around Berlin.

Close to universities

From S+U station “Alexanderplatz” you can reach your university comfortably

Close to libriaries

For our ambitious readers, there are two large public libraries

Nightlife

The Berlin nightlife enjoys a legendary reputation. All the countless bars, pubs and nightclubs are perfect places for new ideas and trends. New locations open all the time and are waiting to welcome you! Find out more about Berlin’s cultural life and partying:

Flea markets

  • Whether you need a bike, a musical instrument, clothes, household goods or in fact anything at all then come and visit one of the many flea markets in Berlin. The most famous one is called “Mauerpark” and it takes place every Sunday. It is located near the subway station “Eberswalder Straße” in Berlin “Prenzlauer Berg”. In the Mauerpark you can also take to the stage as an (un) talented karaoke singer in an amphitheater. Berlin will celebrate you. More information you find here.

Infrastructure

Last but not least, Berlin provides a perfect public transport system. More information on tickets and all connections can be found here.