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I will get to Berlin in morning (9 am) in Berlin Hbf station and leave there in the evening (9 pm) in the same station. In Berlin Hbf, is there a luggage storing service?

What places I should visit and how do I get around the city?

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    I am German and have been to Berlin as a tourist. If you stau in Berlin for just one day, I would recommend you visit the 'Reichstag', the German parliament. It is only a few minutes to go from the station. You may go on the roof, where you have a nice view on the governmental quarter including the 'Kanzleramt', the German White House ;-)
    Next stop should be the Brandenburger Tor and the traditional hotel 'Adlon'. From there, walk along Berlin's biggest Boulevard 'unter den Linden'. All these attractions are very close together (about a Mile)

    Visiting Berlin, I strongly recommend to take a lesson in history. World history has been writen in the divided city. Go and see the remains of the Berlin Wall and you must visit the Checkpoint Charlie museum. It is one of the best exhibitions I have ever seen. Even if you dislike museums, it is highly recommendable. Everything is explained in English, too.

    If there is time left for you, the Kurfürstendamm is a nice Boulevard to walk along and if you like, do Somerset shopping.

    Have fun the German capital! over 5 years ago

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    Please browse Berlin by location since I have written alot about Berlin, particularly in relaton to history, here before besides Andreas has given you very good advice.

    Near Kurfurstendamn in Tauzienstrasse, I think, is the large department store Kaufhaus des Westens, better known as KaDeWe. It stocks everything and don't miss the amazing food hall on the top floor. over 5 years ago

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    Andreas touched on most of the big attractions. The only thing I'd add (since you would be passing by it anyways, should you decide to follow some of his other suggestions) is the holocaust monument. It's close to the Brandenburg Gate. over 5 years ago

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    Rent a bike and do all of the things above in one day. Don't forget to go to the Jewish museum. The building itself by Daniël Liebeskind is worth a visit, but take your time here and you will 'feel' what war is... over 5 years ago

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    Definitely go to the Soviet Memorial at Treptower Park (SBahnhof Treptower Park on the Ringbahn)- it is a memorial built after WWII for the fallen soldiers from the Soviet Union and it is probably the most intense, overwhelming memorials I have ever been to. The museum underneath the Holocaust Memorial is worth a visit too- and it's free. Also, check out Tacheles- an abandoned building that used to house a bunch of cool artists selling their stuff. They are going to tear it down soon which is really sad but it is very East Berlin and definitely worth it. over 5 years ago

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    Thank you all! over 5 years ago

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    I recommend the New Europe/Sanderman's 2-3 hour walking tour. The guides are great fun, have lots of local knowledge and you learn so much about the city and the different sights in a short time. It is a great way to get acquainted with the city and then you know exactly where you want to spend the rest of your day. From memory, it is a free tour and you tip your guide at the end of the tour depending on how well they did. Definitely worthwhile! over 5 years ago

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    Don't go to the Checkpoint Charlie museum. in fact, stay away from the area full stop. Pre-fabricated American tourist trap. The reichstag is good, but you need to book in advance, to visit the domed roof. Visit the holocaust memorial at Brandenburg tor and Berlin wall memorial at bernauerstrasse. The east side gallery at ostbanhof is also worth a visit over 5 years ago

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    P.s. I would also definitely recommend the free tour...there's obviously only so much you can fit into 1 day over 5 years ago

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    There is a luggage storage at the Hauptbahnhof :). Wow, one day in Berlin, what should you see? There is so much to see and do here. I would recommend a walking tour, because this will cover almost all major sight in the city centre, and the tourguides really know a lot about the german history. A really good company is the Brewers company (www.brewersberlintours.com)
    For traveling around the city buy an AB-daypass, for 6,30cents.
    For eating, try a currywurst (typical berlin sausage) at Konnopkes ( U-station eberswalderstrs.) Have a great time in Berlin!! over 5 years ago

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    take a free tour with New Europe Tours:
    http://www.newberlintours.com/ over 4 years ago

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