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The monuments of Berlin

To not miss anything of Berlin: top places, all geolocated monuments, audio-guides and itineraries. Do Tours lists authentic sites to see

Visiter Zeughaus (old Arsenal)

Zeughaus (old Arsenal)

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This baroque style building was commissioned by Frederick I and constructed between 1703 and 1729 according to plans by...

Visiter Unter den Linden (

Unter den Linden ("under the linden trees")

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Originally, this way was a simple path, which allowed riders to go from the castle to the town of Tiergarten during...

Visiter Humboldt Universität (Humboldt university of Berlin)

Humboldt Universität (Humboldt university of Berlin)

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The Palace where it is based was initially built in 1753 by Henry who was the brother of Frederick II. The university...

Visiter Neue Wache (new guard)

Neue Wache (new guard)

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This neoclassical building of 1818, inspired by the Greek temples, is the work of Karl Friedrich Schinkel: it was first...

Visiter Alte Bibliothek (former library)

Alte Bibliothek (former library)

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The first library, home to the collection of books by the great elector Frederic Guillaume, was founded in 1661, and...

Visiter Sankt Hedwig Kathedrale (St. Edwige's Cathedral)

Sankt Hedwig Kathedrale (St. Edwige's Cathedral)

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This first Catholic church in Prussia after the Reformation was built with the permission of Frederick II, from 1747 to...

Visiter Gendarmenmarkt (square)

Gendarmenmarkt (square)

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The headquarters of the regiment of gendarmes was already located at this place when Frederick I decided in 1680 to...

Visiter Französischer Dom (French Cathedral)

Französischer Dom (French Cathedral)

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It was built from 1701 to 1705 by Louis Cayart and Abraham Quesnay for the French Huguenots who had fled France because...

Visiter Konzerthaus (house of concerts)

Konzerthaus (house of concerts)

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This beautiful neoclassical building, built from 1818 to 1821, is the work of Karl Friedrich Schinkel; It was first ...

Visiter Deutscher Dom (German cathedral)

Deutscher Dom (German cathedral)

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It was built around 1708 by Giovanni Simonetti based upon a design by Martin Grünberg. In 1785, the tower was added to...

Visiter Brandenburger Tor (The Brandenburg Gate)

Brandenburger Tor (The Brandenburg Gate)

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It was built based on the Propylaea of the Acropolis in Athens. Carl Gotthard Langhans built it for King Frederick...

Visiter Lustgarten (pleasure garden)

Lustgarten (pleasure garden)

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It was first a vegetable garden part of the castle. It was not until about 1630 that it was transformed into a pleasure...

Visiter Berliner Dom (Berlin Cathedral)

Berliner Dom (Berlin Cathedral)

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It is quite a simple baroque style church, which was built between 1747 and 1750 according to designs by Johann Boumann;...

Visiter Alte Nationalgalerie (former national gallery)

Alte Nationalgalerie (former national gallery)

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The building was built on a sketch of King Frederick William IV and on the plans of Friedrich August Stüler from 1867...

Visiter Neues Museum

Neues Museum

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It was built between 1841 and 1855 on the plans of Friedrich August Stüler, pupil of Karl Friedrich Schinkel, because...

Visiter Pergamon Museum

Pergamon Museum

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The first building was destroyed because it was not suitable enough to allow pieces to be displayed properly and also...

Visiter Bode Museum

Bode Museum

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This beautiful neo-baroque building was constructed by Ernst von Ihne between 1897 and 1904 and was dedicated to...

Visiter Rotes Rathaus (Red City Hall)

Rotes Rathaus (Red City Hall)

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It is currently the home of the governing mayor and the Senate of Berlin. The colour of the building comes from the red...

Visiter DDR Museum (Museum of the GDR)

DDR Museum (Museum of the GDR)

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This museum, opened in 2006, evokes life in the GDR, with a reconstructed lounge and kitchen, a car (Brabant),...

Visiter Fernsehturm (television tower)

Fernsehturm (television tower)

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This tower is 368m high and was constructed between 1965 and 1969; its height is symbolic of the superiority of the...

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