Famous Berlin Avenues and Squares

A city’s monuments and museums are as important as its avenues, squares and arteries and in this respect Berlin has a lot to offer. Discover the numerous modern streets seeped in historical events.  

Most important avenues

Unter den Linden

Unter den Linden, meaning “under the linden trees” in German, is one of the main boulevards in Berlin, along with Kurfürstendamm.

Ku'Damm

The Kurfürstendamm, coloquially known as Ku’Damm, is one of the most distinguished avenues in Berlin and a famous shopping street, along with Unter den Linden.

Most popular squares

Alexanderplatz

Alexanderplatz has been considered the heart of Berlin since the Middle Ages. Learn about its fascinating history and the events that took place here.

Potsdamer Platz

Potsdamer Platz was once one of the noisiest public squares in Berlin. Presently, it is the heart of unified and modern Berlin.

Gendarmenmarkt

Gendarmenmarkt is one of the splendid squares in Berlin. Founded during the 12th century, it is home of the Konzerthaus and the German and French Churches.

Bebelplatz

Bebelplatz is one of the most famous squares in Berlin owing to the fact that the Nazi book burning took place here on the 10 May 1933.

Pariser Platz

Pariser Platz is one of the most important squares in Berlin. Located at the end of Unter den Linden, it is found by the Brandenburg Gate.

Top sights

Museum Island

The Museum Island (Museumsinsel) in Berlin has been given this name because it houses a complex of world-renowned museums.