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Bauhaus: Jewel at the lakeside
Interested in architecture, nature or history? Then you will like the »Mies van der Rohe Haus« at Oberseestraße: Just 20 min. by tram (M5) from Alexanderplatz in Berlin district Hohenschönhausen. It was the last building Mies van der Rohe finished in 1932 before emigrating to the U.S.
Enjoy the enduring elegance of this site and the gorgeous garden surrounding it. Inside you will find a small exhibition of contemporary art. Bring a pair of comfortable shoes and take a walk around the »Obersee«, on a path through the woods. Don’t worry, it is easy to follow. Plus: You can tell your friends that you’ve been to East Berlin!
Opening hours: TUE – SUN 11 – 5, free entry, Donation welcome
For more information please visit www.miesvanderrohehaus.de
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Berlin TV Tower - Berlin's most prominent landmark and the tallest building in Germany
The TV Tower of Berlin is the only city TV tower in Europe. An extremely popular sight for tourists and Berliners alike, it currently receives over 1 million visitors a year. The lift reaches an altitude of 200m in 40 seconds; the observation deck is at a height of 203m and the restaurant at 207m. The restaurant, designed with an outer ring of rotating tables, serves coffee, snacks and reasonably priced meals while revolving once around its axis every 60 minutes. On a bright day, this is the way to take in Berlin and surrounding Brandenburg from an eagle-eyed view. In fact the tower's summit today is 368m.
During the World Cup Football Championships it was transformed into a giant silver and magenta coloured football. It became the perfect symbol of the world football event. Up to now the sphere is often compared to a football.
Around the base of the tower is an exhibition centre and a restaurant building in an ensemble which includes the Neptune fountain. There are also many other possibilities to visit nice restaurants and shop some nice souvenirs from Berlin.
More information can be obtained from this link.
Visit Charlottenburg Palace and its beautiful garden
Charlottenburg Palace (German: Schloss Charlottenburg) is the largest palace in Berlin, Germany.
The palace was built at the end of the 17th century and was greatly expanded during the 18th century. It includes much exotic internal decoration in baroque and rococo styles. A large formal garden surrounded by woodland was added behind the palace, including a belvedere, a mausoleum, a theatre and a pavilion. During the Second World War, the palace was badly damaged but has since been reconstructed. The palace with its garden is a major tourist attraction.
The garden was designed in 1697 in baroque style by Simeon Godeau who had been influenced by André Le Nôtre, designer of the gardens at Versailles. Godeau's design consisted of geometric patterns, with avenues and moats, which separated the garden from its natural surroundings. Visit the beautiful garden of Charlottenburg Palace and observe also its natural inhabitants – for example many colourful birds and friendly squirrels. The squirrels are mostly tame and come to pick up nuts directly from your hand. Also the Orangery is a good place to have food or a piece of cake. More information can be obtained from this link.
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Reichstag dome - Berlin from above
The Reichstag, constructed in 1884 to house the Imperial Diet of the German Empire and nowadays seating the members of Bundestag (parliament), is located right in the center of Berlin. It is easily accessible from DIN and the InterContinental Hotel by bus (line 100). You can visit the dome of the Reichstag Building free of charge and learn about the Berlin skyline from an audio guide while walking around on top. When weather is good, the view is amazing! The dome and roof terrace are open from 8 a.m. to midnight daily, with last admission at 10 p.m.
If you want to avoid standing in line, I strongly recommend to register in advance using this form. Also, make sure to bring your passport.
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Escape game - a great team adventure
Exit Berlin is a live escape game provider located in an old GDR bunker near Alexanderplatz. Teams of up to 8 people are locked into different rooms and have 66 minutes to solve various puzzles inside in order to finally escape in time. A fun and challenging activity that trains team work and logical thinking.
For more information please visit www.exit-game.com
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A picturesque park in an exciting district
Take a stroll through Viktoriapark the highest inner-city elevation (66m) in Berlin, located in the heart of Berlin and conquer the summit which is crowned by the Prussian National Monument for the Liberation Wars.
Take some panoramic pictures of Berlin, then relax and take it easy. Enjoy the sun and the lush green on your way down again but don’t forget to tip your feet in the waterfalls, especially on a hot summer day.
Then move slowly towards one of the many bars (“Biergarten”) or restaurants in the famous “Bergmannkiez” to chill out with a good German beer or a girly umbrella cocktail.
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Fantastic view of Berlin from Teufelsberg
Located in Grunewald the abandoned spy station of the U.S. is now an unique spot in Berlin. It offers a fabulous view to the other end of the city.
Additionally it has some amazing street and spooky elements. The Teufelsberg can be visited daily during guided walks and tours. For more information on how to book a tour please visit this website
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Enjoy a craft beer and great food
Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens, located at the site of a historic gasworks facility, offers nice craft beer and good food in an awesome location about 20 minutes by S-Bahn from the centre of Berlin in Berlin Marienfelde.
You can find more information about the location and how to get there on the Stone Brewing website
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KaDeWe - a store with a story
The KaDeWe is the biggest department store of continental Europe and Germany's most famous with about 50.000 customers per day.
The original iron gate dating from 1907 is still in use. Visitors can also book an individual guided tour and learn lots of interesting things, from its beginnings to the department store’s presence today.
KaDeWe opens its gates from Monday to Saturday at 10.00 am and is located next to the underground station Wittenbergplatz.
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Visit Germany’s best known zoo
The Berlin Zoological Garden (German: Zoologischer Garten Berlin) is the most species-rich zoo worldwide and just a 5 minutes walk from DIN.
It opened in 1844 and covers 35 hectares (86.5 acres). Since this year you can see the only pandas in Germany there - a real highlight!
The zoo is open every day from 09.00 am – 5.00 pm. The address is Hardenbergplatz 8, 10787 Berlin
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