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Berlin Cathedral:
Built between 1893 and 1905, this Neo-Baroque structure was the main church of Prussian Protestantism.
Brandenburg Gate:
Symbol of Berlin, built 1788- 91, designed by C.G. Langhans, Victoria with Quadriga added in 1794.
Reichstag building:
In the striking glass dome by Norman Foster you can enjoy a wonderful view of both Berlin and Germany´s parliament in action.
Kulturforum Art Gallery:
Opened in 1998, this magnificent new gallery unites formerly dispersed collections with around 2,700
paintings spanning the 13C-18C.
Hamburger Bahnhof:
Old terminal railway station, completely renovated and expanded 1990-95 by Kleinhues, now houses an important collection of contemporary art with 10,000m2 of exhibition space.
Jewish Museum:
Now housed in an impressive new building designed by Daniel Liebeskind, the museum´s permanent exhibition covers the high and low points of German-Jewish history from the end of the Roman era to the present day.
Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church:
Built in the late 19C, destroyed 1943. A modern church was built next to the ruin in 1959-61.
Museum Island:
Added to the UNESCO World Heritage list in 1999. Unique ensemble of museums, many collections initiated
by Wilhelm von Bode (1845-1929): Pergamon Museum, Bode Museum, Altes Museum, Alte Nationalgalerie, Neues Museum.
Potsdamer Platz:
Berlin´s new centre, square with over 120 shops, 30 cinemas (including two IMAX cinemas), a large musical theatre and much more.

Charlottenburg Palace:

Built as a summer palace for Sophie-Charlotte, wife of the later King Friedrich I. Completed in its present form in 1790.
Victory Column:
Built 1866-73, designed by J. H. Strack. Approx. 69m high, topped with a gilded statue of Victoria.

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