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Berlin’s recent architecture is no doubt a feast for the eye. To help you enjoy its finest parts we will walk you through spectacular highlights and hidden gems while telling you about the competing impulses that shaped the last 60 years of this ever-changing cityscape.

 

You will appreciate the unexpected grace of socialist urban planning in East Berlin, see the striking glass structure of Central Station, and be stunned at the jagged surfaces of the Jewish Museum. We will admire the great masters of modernism in the bold lines of the Berlin Philharmonie and in the iconic severity of the New National Gallery.

 

A walk through Potsdamer Platz with its large commercial development and decorative sculptures will provide an overview of the big names of the 1990s and offer you a distinctive perspective on Germany’s reunification.

 

As a final treat we will peek into the city of the future by visiting the Humboldt Forum currently under construction around Alexander Platz.

 

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(the stops can be selected and arranged according to specific needs):

 

  • The German Parliament (Norman Foster)

  • Berlin Central Station (Meinhard von Gerkhan)

  • Government District (Axel Schultes, Charlotte Frank, Santiago Calatrava)

  • Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe (Peter Eisenman)

  • Memorial to the Sinti and Roma Victims of National Socialism (Dani Karavan)

  • Potsdamer Platz (Renzo Piano, Hans Kollhoff, and Helmut Jahn)

  • Kulturforum (Mies van der Rohe and Hans Scharoun)

  • Jewish Museum (Daniel Libeskind)

  • DZ Bank (Frank O. Gehry)
  • Friedrichstrasse and Unter den Linden (Frank O. Gehry, Franco Stella, Jean Nouvel)

  • Karl-Marx-Allee (Hermann Henselmann) 

Berlin’s architecture from Modernism to present-day starchitects
Duration: 3 1/2 hours

An exhaustive introduction to Berlin from its medieval roots to the Cold War

Travel in time between WWI and the fall of the Berlin Wall.

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