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  • RIchard035
    Northwood, UK1,271 contributions
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    Tours of the Reichstag run regularly through the day in several languages. You can book on line or at the ticket booth near the entrance. You don't need to arrive too early but I would allow plenty of time to find the entrance given the construction work around the building. We had an excellent tour led by Barbara. She showed us around the building and explained the work of the parliament and its members. The highlights were the visit to the parliament chamber and walking up to the top of the dome from where you get excellent views right across the city.
    Written 17 June 2024
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  • Jason S
    Melbourne, Australia2,054 contributions
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    Brandenburg Gate is a hub of activity and tourist central; gate has significant place in the history of berlin and Germany making it a must-see place.

    Great to see at night and day with the contrast, also late at night you get nice photos with gate lit up and only a handful of tourists.

    close by parks and restaurant's so lots of other things to do.
    Written 8 June 2024
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  • Diana R
    Ann Arbor64 contributions
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    This is a must-see. Without a lot of drama or moralizing, this exhibit quietly details Germany's gradual descent into Nazism. It illustrates how apparently decent family men and women and a gradual accumulation of often innocent-sounding laws all combined to create one of history's most horrific campaigns. You can go through this rather quickly and just focus on a few of the exhibits, or you could spend a day here. Displays like pictures of Mengele, Hoess and other Auschwitz officers relaxing and joking on a cigarette break, the month-by month list of laws passed, and the meticulous records of categories of prisoners and their disposition, give an immediacy and reality to something that most of us only have experienced as words on a page. This also shows how well Germany as a nation has owned and acknowledged its past. They take school children here. The US could learn a lot from their approach.
    Written 18 June 2024
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  • Rambling_Giant
    Glasgow, UK800 contributions
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    In all honesty, this was very hard to put into words. Erected at the heart of Berlin and overlooked by the Brandenburg Gate, this memorial (that commemorates the murdered Jews of Europe) sort of springs upon you without warning.

    Voted in by the German Parliament in 1999, the 19,000 square metre site houses 2,711 concrete stelae, with no markings. There is no significance to the number either - it’s merely based on the amount that can be fitted into the area. Peter Eisenman’s design was opened in 2005 and is often said to promote human reactions such as giddiness and uncertainty, due to the slope in the ground and the absence of a central point of remembrance.

    Underneath is a memorial that names over three million Jewish Holocaust victims.

    For me, it resembled a cemetery or something similar to that description. The fact that it wasn’t eye-catching nor were your eyes drawn to a specific location, tells me that the memorial should be witnessed as one, collective structure, just as the victims should be remembered.

    Definitely an eye-opener and a sobering experience, over a weekend that involved very little in sober experiences!
    Written 19 June 2024
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  • Omer A
    Hamburg, Germany113 contributions
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    Unlike other sites in Berlin, the audio guide here is not as straight forward. For a thorough visit, one needs around 3 hours. One also needs to differentiate between two things: one part of memorial is in a building which is time-sensitive, the other part is in open air, and probably not time-sensitive. Consider this when planning your visit. A good view of part of the memorial can be seen from the building's viewpoint. Entry to this building is free.
    Written 17 June 2024
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  • Robyn H
    Melbourne, Australia66 contributions
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    We visited ESG as part of an Insight Vacations 'Northern Capitals' tour. Some of the artwork is amazing! I found it a little disappointing. There is not much around that area, and it was quite busy - making it difficult to take pics.
    Personally, I would see the 'Topographie des Terrors' site - with sections of the wall, detailing the design, extent, stories etc. It is very chilling but extremely sobering. I found it much more impactful.
    Written 17 June 2024
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  • June A
    Surrey, UK2,734 contributions
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    This is a fabulous Museum filled to the brim with middle eastern history and artefacts. You can certainly learn a lot here.
    Written 7 May 2024
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  • Jason S
    Melbourne, Australia2,054 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    In all directions you look amazing architectural buildings making for Musuem Island great place to visit and explore, with museum and cathedral in the area making for an area a must visit destination.
    Written 10 June 2024
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  • RLCZ70
    Grand Island, NE801 contributions
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    Hard to miss when walking by, parts of it are under construction/repair, lots of people around as it is along the main streets of the City Centre
    Written 2 June 2024
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  • sheepygold
    london5,368 contributions
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    We booked online on the day so paid 24 Euro each. If you book a week in advance it's only 16 Euro. We arrived before 11.30 and left after 6 as there is so much to see, although we do tend to look at everything. It is a super zoo with almost everything translated into English. Food and drink expensive so bring your own. It was better later in the day as the crowds had gone by about 4pm.
    Written 16 June 2024
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  • Jason S
    Melbourne, Australia2,054 contributions
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    Big open green space next to Brandenburg Gate, lots of nice walking path, lawn area, monuments and history to the park.

    Having visited Tiergarten in summer and winter, it's a park that can be enjoyed all year round, I always make sure I visit this park whenever I'm in Berlin.
    Written 10 June 2024
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  • Loïs
    The Hague, The Netherlands15 contributions
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    I would say this is a museum that brings most people of the art community together: the variety of the objects in combination with the building is simply lovely.
    Written 6 June 2024
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  • Katie P
    North Wales, UK785 contributions
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    We had a walk around after paying our €2 enterance fee, and settled at one of the bars for drinks before getting a vegan sausage, cabbage, dumplings and sauce bowl (so tasty!) and a bratwurst! Fun spot to people watch, enjoy some traditional live music, and soak in the atmosphere.
    Written 13 January 2024
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  • CheshireEddy
    Cheshire23 contributions
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    This is the story of the Stasi Prison. Take the guided tour with contemporary tour guides. This would be one of my number one things to do in Berlin. The guides have first hand experience or know people who have. It was very moving and felt so relevant to what is happening in the world today. You will see the actual cells of Stasi prisoners along with an excellent exhibition on the first floor. Our guide was superb.
    Written 3 June 2024
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  • Omer A
    Hamburg, Germany113 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    One needs around 2 hours to thoroughly enjoy the experience. It has a very informative and helpful audio guide, which is available for free. The guide also serves as a good sequence.
    What I did not like was that even though there were clearly 14 minutes left in closing the place, the staff literally forced us to leave at the time. I insisted on going on until 5 minutes were left, but they would not listen at all. Minus one star for this.
    Written 17 June 2024
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