Berlin Sights

The Story of Berlin

  • Kurfürstendamm 207–208 Map It
  • Charlottenburg

Published 04/25/2016

Fodor's Review

You can't miss this multimedia museum—just look for the airplane wing exhibited in front. It was once part of a "Raisin bomber," a U.S. Air Force DC-3 that supplied Berlin during the Berlin Airlift in 1948 and 1949. Eight hundred years of the city's history, from the first settlers casting their fishing lines to Berliners heaving sledgehammers at the Wall, are conveyed through hands-on exhibits, film footage, and multimedia devices in this unusual venue. The sound of footsteps over broken glass follows your path through the exhibit on the Kristallnacht pogrom, and to pass through the section on the Nazis' book-burning on Bebelplatz, you must walk over book bindings. Many original artifacts are on display, such as the stretch Volvo that served as Erich Honecker's state carriage in East Germany. The eeriest relic is the 1974 nuclear shelter, which you can visit by guided tour on the hour. Museum placards are also in English.

Sight Information

Address:

Ku'damm Karree, Kurfürstendamm 207–208, Berlin, Berlin, 10719, Germany

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Phone:

030-8872–0100

Sight Details:

  • €12
  • Daily 10–8; last entry at 6

Published 04/25/2016

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