Berlin Schoenefeld is located 20 Km from Berlin which is Germany's capital city. There is both a rail and bus service available into the heart of Berlin, journey time is approximately 45 minutes.
The ReichstagThe Reichstag is the seat of the German Bundestag or federal government and, with its new dome, one of the Berlin's biggest crowd-draws in Berlin. Its colorful past reflects the turbulence of German history since the 19th century. After reunification, the German Federal Government decided to use the building as a parliament once again. From 1994-99 the Reichstag was reconstructed and extended by the Architect Sir Norman Forster, taking into consideration both the immense historical implications and its function as a modern working parliament, and adding an accessible dome.
The Brandenburg GateThe Brandenburg Gate, Berlin's only remaining city gate, is the true symbol of the city. Because it was situated in the no man's land just behind the wall, it also became symbolic of the division of the city. After the Fall of the Wall, the Gate was reopened on December 22, 1989.
After extensive renovation work, the Brandenburg Gate has been unwrapped in a spectacular show on October the 3rd, the Day of German Unity.
Checkpoint CharlieNumerous legends and agent stories are told about Checkpoint Charlie. The former border crossing point between East and West Berlin was the place where Soviet and American tanks stood face to face, after the construction of the Wall in 1961. Today, the checkpoint is commemorated by a border sign and a soldier's post. The museum Haus am Checkpoint Charlie tells the history of the Wall.
GendarmentmarktGendarmenmarkt is one of the most beautiful squares in Europe - a must for every tourist. Here the Deutscher Dom (German Cathedral), the Französischer Dom (French Cathedral) and the Konzerthaus create a beautiful architectural ensemble.
Unter den LindenBerlin's magnificent boulevard, the centrepiece of the Old Berlin, leads from Pariser Platz at the Brandenburg Gate to the Schlossbrücke bridge. Unter den Linden was originally a bridle path. During the Second World War, Hitler ordered the linden trees to be chopped down so that the road could be widened and integrated into the east-west axes; by the end of the war the avenue was a wasteland of ruins.
BrandendburgBrandenburg is worth a visit as you get everything in one there: the vibrant Berlin metropolis, the Potsdam State Capital – the former centre of Prussia with its castles and gardens (part of UNESCO’s world cultural heritage) – as well as the idyllic Mark Brandenburg countryside with more than 3,000 lakes and 30,000 km of watercourses (and thus Europe’s most extensive landscape of rivers and lakes). Landscapes, museums and monuments offer a fascinating insight into the region's history. There are also some very historic convents and monasteries in the region, and of course all memorial and technical monuments are open to visitors.