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Guide to Berlin
Saturday, 22 March 2008 13:02
Berlin attracts more and more visitors. Here is our own guide to the city. Svenska Dagbladet also has it's guide. Museums Pergamon-Museum With 850,000 visitors a year, the Pergamon is Berlin's prime museum. Hardly surprising, given its three outstanding collections under one roof. Haus am Checkpoint Charlie The history of the Berlin Wall is documented at the most famous border crossing point. German Historical Museum Berlin On 28 May 1695, the Elector Friedrich III of Brandenburg, gave the orders to lay the foundation stone of the Berlin "Zeughaus", the Arsenal. The German Historical Museum invites the public to visit temporary and permanent exhibitions. Charlottenburg Palace Between 1695 and 1699, the Elector of Brandenburg, Frederick III, who in 1701 became the first Prussian King. He built it as a summer residence dedicated to his wife, Sophie Charlotte. Old National Gallery December 2001 the restoration of the Museum Island reached a significant milestone with the much-celebrated re-opening of the Alte Nationalgalerie, the Old National Gallery. New National Gallery In 1968, the New National Gallery was erected here as the first building, following designs by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe. At Matthäikirchplatz. German Museum of Technology Berlin The Technic-Museum continues the tradition of considerable technique museums, which were located in Berlin since world war II. The location at the Gleisdreieck is of historical importance. Old Museum The Altes Museum, built between 1823 and 1830 after the design by Karl Friedrich Schinkel, is one of the most important works in the architecture of Classicism. Stiftung Topographie des Terrors Between 1933 and 1945, the central institutions responsible for the repressive and criminal policies of National Socialism were located on the terrain of the Topography of Terror. Egyptian Museum The Ägyptisches Museum und Papyrussammlung moved to the Altes Museum at Museum Island. Old Masters Gallery The Gemäldegalerie possesses one of the world's finest collections of European art from the 13th to 18th century. Natural History Museum The Museum of Natural History in Berlin is one of the most important natural history museums of the world. Deutscher Dom The German cathedral was originally built in 1701. More than 50 years after its destruction in World war II it was rebuilt. It Re-Opened its doors in october 1996. There is plenty of more museums in the city. This online guide will help you find what you are looking for! Attractions Here is a few of Berlins biggest attractions: Alexanderplatz Berlin Cathedral Bode Museum Brandenburg Gate Charlottenburg Palace Dorotheenstadt Cemetery East-Side-Gallery Federal Chancellery Gendarmenmarkt Hackesche Höfe KaDeWe New Synagogue Olympic Grounds Radio Tower Television Tower The Wall that divided Berlin for almost 40 years is unique. The major parts of it has been torned down with the unification, leaving a few traces left.