This froufrou baroque palace was blueprinted by Johann Arnold Nering and was the residence of young Frederick before he became ‘the...
Deutsches Historisches Museum
If you’re wondering what the Germans have been up to for the past two millennia, take a spin around this engaging museum in the baroque...
Staatsoper Unter den Linden
Berlin’s opulent state opera was commissioned as the royal opera house by Frederick the Great and designed by his friend and master...
Part of the Deutsches Historisches Museum, this compact cinema presents a diverse program of sophisticated movies from around the world...
Cafe im Deutschen Historischen Museum
Even if history leaves you cold, this cafe inside the German Historical Museum is a lovely spot for breakfast, cakes, a snack or a full...
Unter den Linden 4 · interesting places nearby
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This columned, temple-like neoclassical structure (1818) was Karl Friedrich Schinkel’s first important Berlin commission. Originally a memorial to the victims of anti-Napoleonic wars, it is now Germany’s Central Memorial for the Victims of War and Dictatorship. Its austere interior is dominated by Käthe Kollwitz’ heart-wrenching sculpture of a mother cradling her dead soldier son.
Buried beneath are the remains of an unknown soldier, a Nazi resistance fighter and soil from nine European battlefields and concentration camps.