Tourist Sites Near Urania

The Urania Center is conveniently located near bus stops and an underground station, but many sites can be reached quickly by foot.


Bauhaus Archive, an exhibit and gift shop highlighting modern design concepts
Berlin Bus Tours, the bus stop at the Wittenburgplatz train station is the entry point to a city-wide tour available from several sightseeing companies.
Ka De Wa, a famous department store, including an entire floor of gourmet eating
Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church, an anti-war memorial that celebrates reconciliation and features a glittering mosaic ceiling in the old church and sparkling blue stained glass in the modern church buildings
Segway city tour, for beginners or experienced riders is just a few blocks from the Urania.
Tiergarten, comparable to London’s Hyde Park or New York City’s Central Park, the Tiergarten (literally animal park, because it was originally a duke’s hunting ground) showcasing dazzling autumn leaves in November.
Wittenburgplatz, a large square with the underground station (with access to the entire region) and outdoor stands selling Wurtz (sausage), mulled wine, and pizza for an inexpensive lunch

Attractions on Bus Route 100

House of World Cultures
House of World Cultures – By Berthold Werner (Own work) [GFDL or CC BY-SA 3.0], via Wikimedia Commons

Catch route 100 on Kurfürstenstraße, just one block from Urania Center.
Berlin Cathedral offers beautiful architecture, wonderful organ music during services, and, for those willing to climb 270 steps, a stunning view of the city.
Brandenburg Gate, a famous Berlin landmark built in the 18th century as a triumphal arch
Brandenburger Tor Museum, showcasing 300 years of Berlin history
Europa Experience with 360° cinema and simulation games near the Brandenburg Gate
House of World Cultures, also known as the “Pregnant Oyster,” an exhibition hall dedicated to international, contemporary art
Museum Island houses five significant museums on this UNESCO World Heritage Site with art including Babylonian’s Ishtar gate, Egyptian artifacts including a bust of Nefertiti, classical sculptures, and paintings from masters including Manet, Monet, and Renoir.
Reichstag, Germany’s parliament building with a tour and view from the rooftop terrace has free entry, but advance registration is required.

Other Popular and Unique Attractions

Rotes Rathaus and Charlottenburg Palace
(L) The Rotes Rathaus – © Jorge Royan /, (R) Charlottenburg Palace By Axel Mauruszat (Own work), both via Wikimedia Commons

Antique Market at the Ostbahnhof, every Sunday at the East Train Station over 100 antique dealers offer books, furniture, and trinkets.
Berlin Modernism Housing Estates, a UNESCO World Heritage Site showcases Berlin’s foundational role in modern architecture
Berlin Philharmonic and Berlin Opera, both venues offer world class architecture and music.
Charlottenburg Palace is a majestic location with baroque interior design and large gardens next to a park and river.
Checkpoint Charlie is a remnant of the Berlin wall and entry/exit point that now seems out of place in a bustling section of the city.
Hauptbahnhof, Berlin’s main train station is the gateway to the region’s efficient transportation system.
Holocaust Memorial, the above-ground 4.5+ acre evocative design, not far from Brandenburg gate is always open. There is also an underground information center.
Legoland Discovery includes rides, a factory tour, play zones, and a cinema right in the heart of the city. If your little ones can’t come with you, the gift shop may still be worth a visit.
Rotes Rathaus, the Red Town Hall is a neo-renaissance building and Berlin’s town hall.

Visit the official Berlin tourism website for more information.

You can get discounts on transportation and many tourist activities with the Berlin Welcome Card