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Sightseeing in central Berlin - the historic city tour

Sightseeing in central Berlin - the historic city tour

Start your trip through this exciting capital city, and its constantly changing aspects. Come on board our ships, and view more than 60 Berlin attractions, including the Reichstag, the government quarter, the House of the Cultures of the World, Bellevue Castle, the "Snake" housing governmental employees, the main railway station, Berlin Cathedral, the Museum Island and the Nikolai district, Berlin's oldest residential area. Learn interesting and educational facts about Berlin's history and architecture, and discover something new on every trip through this dynamic city.
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Computerspielemuseum

Computerspielemuseum

The world's first computer games museum opened in 1997 in Berlin. Since January 2011, the museum presents its new permanent exhibition in Berlin's trendy Friedrichshain district. A fascinating exhibition has transformed the historic interior of the former East Berlin cult cafe Warsaw in a pixelated game landscape. The Computer Game Museum is situated right in the middle of the biggest European cultural monument - the Karl-Marx-Allee. Here is everything full of history and invites you to explore architecture, art and everyday life.
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Denkmal für die ermordeten Juden Europas (Memorial to the  Murdered Jews of Europe)

Denkmal für die ermordeten Juden Europas (Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe)

Not far from the Brandenburg Gate is located the Memorial for Europe’s Murdered Jews, a site of stelae (concrete slabs) arranged in a grid pattern on a sloping field accessible from all sides. It serves as a central place of remembrance and admonition and is supplemented by an underground information centre, containing the names of all known victims and details on the places of horror. There is no charge for admittance.
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East Side Gallery

East Side Gallery

An East German Trabant car, which appears to be breaking through the concrete. Honecker and Breschnew locked in a kiss of brotherly, socialistic love. With the East Side Gallery, a segment of the Berlin Wall has been turned into the longest open air gallery in the world. The Kunstmeile, or art mile in English, is located along the banks of the river Spree in Friedrichshain is 1316 metre long is also the longest segment of the Berlin Wall that is still standing. Right after the fall of the Berlin Wall, the East Side Gallery was painted by 118 artists from 21 dif-ferent countries. Using various artistic means, the artists commented on the political events that took place in 1989 and 1990 in over 100 works of art found on the eastern side of the wall.
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Kaiser-Wilhelm-Gedächtnis-Kirche (Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church)

Kaiser-Wilhelm-Gedächtnis-Kirche (Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church)

The protestant Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church is a memorial to peace and reconciliation. And it also stands for the will of the Berliners to rebuild their city during the period after the war. This is seen by the fact that the church not only consists of the ruins of the church which was destroyed during World War II but it also includes contemporary church architecture. It is thus a living contrast between modernism and history.
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Gedenkstätte Berliner Mauer (Berlin Wall Memorial)

Gedenkstätte Berliner Mauer (Berlin Wall Memorial)

The Berlin Wall Memorial is a reminder for the division of Germany and imparts an oppressive impression of the Wall and the times of the division. Located directly at the former border strip in the Bernauer Strasse is a piece of the Berlin Wall with border strip and watchtower. Newly opened in 2009, the Visitor Centre is the first starting point for visitors, and offers information and orientation help on the extensive grounds. The viewable exhibit in the Documentation Centre shows the 1961 history of the Wall’s construction and the circumstances of the divided city. From the tower, one has an impressive view of the preserved parts of the border facility and the memorial in memory of the division of the city and the victims of communist tyranny.
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