Topographie des Terrors
In the same spot where the most feared institutions of Nazi Germany (including the Gestapo headquarters and the SS central command) once...
Berlin Wall Watchtower Erna-Berger-Strasse
This mushroom-shaped structure is one of the few remaining border watchtowers set up along the Berlin Wall. Guards had to climb up a...
Catch the Good Bye, Lenin! vibe on tours of Berlin with you driving or riding as a passenger in a convoy of GDR-made Trabant cars...
Watch the city light up from this 17th-floor glass-walled sky lounge above a posh restaurant (mains €18 to €37). With its dim lighting,...
Even without seeing an exhibit, it's well worth stopping by the restaurant of the Martin-Gropius-Bau for snacks, ice cream or cooked...
Niederkirchner Strasse 7 · interesting places nearby
With its mosaics, terracotta reliefs and airy atrium, this Italian Renaissance–style exhibit space named for its architect (Bauhaus founder Walter Gropius' great-uncle) is a celebrated venue for high-calibre travelling shows. Whether it's a David Bowie retrospective, the latest works of Ai Weiwei or an ethnological exhibit on the mysteries of Angkor Wat, it's bound to be well curated and utterly fascinating.
The Berlin state parliament convenes in the stately neo-Renaissance structure (the Abgeordnetenhaus) across the street.