Mitte is the central neighborhood in Berlin, where visitors will find the bulk of the city's attractions, as well as many restaurants, bars and clubs. It’s the best base to explore Berlin’s historical and cultural center.
Brandenburg Gate, the only surviving city gate in Berlin, is one of the most recognizable sights in the city. It was the symbol of the border between East and West Berlin for decades and was isolated from both sides until the wall came down. Also in Mitte is the Berlin TV Tower (Fernsehturm), one of the tallest structures in Europe and therefore a great place for views of the city. It's located near Alexanderplatz, a big square in the center of the city where you'll find lots of shopping and the hub of Berlin’s public transportation system.
The Reichstag Building is the seat of the German government, located just a short walk from Brandenburg Gate. Free audio tours are available (with reservation) in the glass dome, where you can learn about the government and see the city from a new vantage point. Museum Island is also located in Mitte, near the impressive Berlin Cathedral. On Museum Island, you'll find five of Berlin's most popular museums: Pergamon Museum, Bode Museum, Neues Museum, Altes Museum, and Alte Nationalgalerie.