Berlin Underworlds. Almost 40 percent of the buildings in the city centre are holding underground secrets of old brewery cellars, pneumatic post and bunker system. Experience Berlin´s underground bunker and shelter constructions. Afterwards you can enjoy a freshly prepared hot chocolate in the incomparable ambience of the chocolate house Fassbender and Rausch at Gendarmenmarkt.
Topography of Terror. The majority of NS-regime crimes were planned and staged at the centre of these present-day sites. The central institutions of Nazi persecution and terror, the Secret State Police, the leadership of the SS and the Reich Security Main Office, were located here. Partially destroyed during the war, rendered unrecognizable after the war by demolition and conversion and eventually forgotten, this historic site was rediscovered in the early 1980s and gradually re-established in the historical memory of Berlin and the Federal Republic of Germany. What had been a partial wasteland in the shadow of the Berlin wall was ultimately transformed into a centre for the documentation of Nazi crimes. Free entry.
Show Palace. Welcome to the East End. The Broadway of Berlin and the city´s hip nightlife mile. It stretches from Unter den Linden along Friedrichstrasse to Hackescher Markt. And in the middle, you will find the Show Palace, Europe´s biggest theatre. The Show Place attracts visitors with magnificent revue shows. The modern shows are filled with the most modern aesthetic aspects and brand new high-tech effects. At the moment, Show Me is playing at the Show Palace.
The German capital is almost 9 times as large as Paris.
Bridges in Berlin
Note the bridgework the city has to offer; Berlin has more bridges than Venice.
City of Culture
Berlin's vibrant cultural scene has a lot to offer. There are over 170 museums and collections, 300 galleries and numerous special exhibitions and festivals. Three internationally renowned opera houses, a federal ballet, seven symphony orchestras, 15 chamber orchestras and about 850 choirs wait to be discovered. Musical theatres, federal as well as private stages, continue the capital's long theatrical history. Entertainment and arts are as exciting as they are diverse.
The Reichstag is the place of the Government of the Federal Republic. It used to be the government seat of the German Empire and the Weimar Republic as well. The newly designed glass dome offers a great view of the city. You need to register for entry in advance. The concierge can assist you.
Peacock Island (with real peacocks) and Glienicke Palace - the embodiment of Prince Carl's Italophilia - is part of the area designated by the UNESCO as a World Cultural Heritage site.