Berlin Palace

Berlin Palace is a reconstruction of the primary residence of the Electors of Brandenburg under Hohenzollern rule, who became Prussian kings in the 18th century and German Kaisers in the 19th century. The building was heavily damaged in World War Two, and was fully demolished in 1950 under GDR rule so sections of the square could be used for the construction of the Palace of the Republic. Berlin Palace underwent partial reconstruction between 2013 and 2020 with the support of donations.

This building is unlike any other in the city: the original palace façade was rebuilt on three sides, while the side on the River Spree and the interior of the palace were constructed in a modern style. Today, it is used by the Humboldt Forum as an exhibition and events venue and, in general, as a lively meeting place for people and cultures from around the world.

It is certainly worth a visit: alongside its unique architecture, the building also houses exhibitions and collections of the Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Stadtmuseum Berlin and Humboldt University.

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