The district Mitte is in the centre of old Berlin. The borders generally zig zag their way through the historical districts. Some of the place names, which refer back to the city gates of the toll walls, are now in bordering suburbs – for example Kottbusser Tor in Kreuzberg and Frankfurter Tor in Friedrichshain.
And: This is where you find most of the tourist highlights. Starting at Brandenburger Tor, you can go along the famous promenade “Unter den Linden” (just a note - there is a lot of construction going on on “Unter den Linden” at the moment due to the new U-Bahn) and discover different historical buildings such as the Staatsoper, Zeughaus, Humboldt University and then go on to the Alexanderplatz and the TV tower.
Don’t miss the „Museuminsel“ (museum island) with the Bode Museum, the newly constructed City Palace, the red town hall, the French cathedral and, and, and…..
Temporary living is also possible in Mitte – in the quieter side streets, or in the busy Scheunenviertel, in the highrise blocks on Leipziger Straße or Alexanderplatz, in small apartments or in townhouses.