I think every Russian should visit the Reichstag Building because the Russians (Kantaria and Yegorov) hoisted Victory Banner over Reichstag in 1945.
That's why I've visited Berlin for a few days last month.
I arrived in Berlin on Saturday, October 10. First of all I bought the daypass for the public transport. The daypass can be used for metro, bus and train (Zone A and B). It costs 6,90 euros.
Then I went to Berlin Zoo. As a student I bought a ticket with the reduction and I paid 10,00 euros. (normal price 15,00).
Next to the Zoo there is the Keiser Wilhelm Memorial Church. It was damaged during WWII and this church has never been fully restored to commemorate the horrors of war. The church is free for visit.
After visiting church I took the bus number 100 to the Berlin Victory Column. You should pay only 3 euros to get inside and you will enjoy the view of the city.
My next stop was the Reichstag Building, which is home of the Germany parlement. You should visit the building because it has rich history, huge architecture and very nice views from the top! Don't forget advanced registration! It is required (here make a free registration to get inside the roof terrace and dome of the Reichstag). You have to go through a security check to get inside the building.
My next place of visiting was the Brandenbrug Gate. It was built in the 18th century. Now Brandenbrug Gate is Berlin's symbol as the Eiffel Tower in Paris! I noticed the Germans don't use the selfie stick. So I changed it!
Near Brandenburg Gate there is the Holocaust Memorial. It is commemorating about more than 6 millions Jews murdered all around Europe.
When I was walking among the stelae, I felt the spirit of the war... difficult to explain.
Then I went to the shopping center "Arkaden". It is close to Potsdamer Platz so it was easy to find! "Arkaden" is a huge shopping center with more than 120 stores. I bought there everything for dinner in the hostel.
I woke up around 9 a.m and after handmade breakfast went to the Alexanderplatz. I've heard a lot of this place, so I really wanted to visit it.
It was named after a visite of Alexander I.
Near the Alexanderplaz you can see the Berlin Television Tower. If you go upstairs, you will get a view of the whole city!
I forgot to visit the next stop, but I advise surly to visit it. It is a Neptune Fountain. This fountain is with god of water Neptun in the centre. It is an amazing fountain!
Unter den Linden Boulevard is a pedestrian avenue where I walked and enjoyed the sight of Berlin's landmarks. It calls also "The linden trees".
From here there is not so far the Checkpoint Charlie. It was a place where a lot of people wanted to cross to the West.
Near the Check point, there is the Checkpoint Charlie Museum. "The exhibition presents the history of both parts of the divided city - their contrasts and similarities - from the end of World War II onwards".
At the end of my trip I visited the Berlin Wall Gallery. The most known picture of this wall is "The kis of death". It is the wall picture where Brezhnev is kissing Honecker!
I guess Berlin is the city which you have to visite and I'm sure you will like it!
10 good phrases/words to use during your visit
1. Hello / Goodbye
Hallo / Auf Wiedersehen
2. Yes / Not
Ja / nein
3. What time is it?
Wieviel Uhr ist es?
4. Where is ___?
Wo ist ___?
5. You are welcome
6. Excuse me / I'm sorry
Entschuldigung/ Ich bitte
7. Thank you very much!
8. What does it cost?
Wat kostet das?
10. Beer / Wine / Liquor
Bier / Gewächs / Liquor