Museum Island is located on the northern half of a historically-significant island in the Spree River that runs through Berlin. The island takes its name from the five Berlin State Museums that reside in the area - the Altes Museum, the Bode Museum, the Alte Nationalgalerie, the Neues Museum, and the Pergamon Museum. Museum Island was designated a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1999. The island's first museum was erected in 1797, and the whole area was designated specifically for art and science by King Frederick William IV of Prussia in 1841. An assemblage of spectacular historical monuments, the Museum Island is a stunning heritage hub.
Dit museum herbergt een grote collectie voorwerpen uit de oude wereld, het kroonstuk is het altaar van de Tempel van Zeus in Pergamon (180-160 eeuw), een van 's werelds meest belangrijke archeologische vondsten. Het museum herbergt ook delen van het prachtige Antique Collection, Oost-Aziatische Collectie, Nabije Oosten Museum en de Islamitische Museum. De elektronische gidsen voor bezoekers zijn zeer informatief en zijn beschikbaar in verschillende talen voor een kleine vergoeding.
Built for the 1936 Olympic Games, the Olympiastadion conjures up memories of excited fans and Jesse Owens sprinting and leaping for four gold medals. Today, the Olympiastadion is home to Berlin's premier soccer club, Hertha BSC, and hosts major sporting events like the ISTAF Athletics Meeting. International performers like Michael Jackson, Beyonce, The Rolling Stones and U2 have taken the crowds by storm with their dazzling concerts here. Designed to impress the world, this monumental multi-purpose arena has done just that since its reopening in 2004. Visitors can wander around the stadium on event-free days, or choose to go on a guided tour of the massive arena. The visitor's center is perfect to learn more about the fascinating history of this monumental structure.
Berlin's most successful musical theater was opened in 1895 deep in the western part of town, hence the name "Theater des Westens". Considered one of the most beautiful theaters in Germany, the building was used by the Berlin Opera in the post-war years. When the Opera moved to a new purpose-built opera house in 1961, the Theater des Westens returned to its roots, running "My Fair Lady" to great popular acclaim. Since then the theater has cemented its reputation as Berlin's best venue for musical entertainment.
Heinz Berggruen was a passionate 20th-century art collector and native Berliner. Although he moved to the United States, his large and impressive collection of art remained in Berlin at the Museum Berggruen and is open for the public. Visitors can expect to see a large collection from the greatest artists of the modern era, including Picasso and Klee. This is a special treat for Picasso afficionados, up to three floors of the museum are dedicated largely to this revolutionary artist.
Casual, lively and constantly evolving, Klunkerkranich offers a uniquely local experience. The rooftop that was once a parking garage is now is transformed into a relaxed space where you can kick off your shoes, settle into the comfy sofas and enjoy a chilled beer. The rooftop hosts several local events and concerts, local bands come in to play a lively set or the atmosphere is charged up by a DJ spinning the latest tracks. Everyone is welcome to stop in, relax and enjoy the gorgeous view across the city. You can even enjoy a local seasonal market in spring, while the community garden project offers a welcome burst of green to the concrete cityscape. A great place to enjoy an evening out with friends or simply watch a sunset, your time at Klunkerkranich is bound to be a memorable one. Timing is seasonal, hence it is better to check the website for the hours.
Opened in 1929, just three years before Hitler seized power, this art house film theater soon became a place of refuge for anti-Nazi resistance fighters during the Third Reich. A commemorative plaque in the foyer reminds visitors of those dark days. After the War, the Babylon became socialist East Germany's only art house cinema. Even after the fall of the Wall, the cinema has remained true to its tradition and continues to show old silent movies, East German classics and other controversial or arty films, all of which should make any film lover's heart beat a little faster. Besides these, it also hosts concerts, theater, readings, festivals and workshops.
Gelegen op het Alexanderplatz in het hart van Oost-Berlijn, torent dit gebouw uit 1960 over de hele stad. Gebouwd door de communistische autoriteiten tijdens de hoogtij dagen van de Koude Oorlog, hebben de West-Berlijners de Tv-toren stiekem omgedoopt tot ´de wraak van de Paus 'vanwege het blinkende kruis dat op de top van de toren verschijnt als de zon erop schijnt. Hoewel door velen beschouwd als een oogzeer, is het uitzicht vanaf de top moeilijk te verslaan. het ronddraaiende Telecafé op 207 meter is een aangename plek om te stoppen voor koffie en een ontspannen blik over de stad.
The MeMu Menschen Museum is a unique body art museum which showcases the anatomy of the human body. The exhibits on display here answer many of the mysteries of the human body and visitors can learn more about the structure of the body. There are more than 200 exhibits here which showcase the various anatomical movements of the body and the functions of the organs. A truly unique museum, this place is definitely worth a visit.
CineStar CUBIX am Alexanderplatz is set in a cube-shaped steel and glass building. Spread across four floors, it features nine modern screening halls. It is one of the popular multiplexes in the city for movie-goers. Enjoy the latest Hollywood flicks and German cinema in this stylish theater.
Originally built in 1914, the Volksbühne am Rosa Luxemburg Platz was rebuilt in 1954 after the World War II bombings nearly ravaged it. This venerable theater is known for its experimental productions that not only appeal the masses but also the critics. Their paradoxical shows are always engaging and thought-provoking, making them one of the best contemporary theaters in the nation.
Nestled in the heart of the city and overlooking the St. Mary's Church (Marienkirche), Berliner Fernsehturm (TV Tower) and Neptunbrunnen, Haus ungarn is indeed in an enviable location. It is also near the DDR Museum and Berliner Dom. Set in the former Hungarian cultural center, this modernized event venue offers flexible spaces for a variety of events such as concerts, parties, galas, shoots, product launches, fashion shows, workshops and exhibitions. Their terrace is a much sought after place for its panoramic views.