In memory of the Berlin Wall and those who died attempting to get from one side of the wall to the other, a 200 metre portion of the main and inner walls and the “death strip” have been preserved between Ackerstrasse and Bergstrasse. The site was made a protected landmark in 1990 and is now the last genuine remnant of the Wall.
Designed by Norman Foster to represent the reunification of Germany – the Reichstag Dome is well worth a visit. The modern glass and steel design, with its sweeping circular internal walkway around a cone of internal mirrors, is an amazing contrast to the traditional neo-Baroque Reichstag building.
The Brandenburg Gate was commissioned by King William Frederick II of Prussia in 1788 and completed in 1791. It was seriously damaged during World War II and inaccessible during the post-war partition of Germany. It was featured heavily during the media coverage of the fall of the Berlin wall and has now been completely restored.