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Martin-Gropius-Bau, Berlin

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Standing in the center of Berlin, Martin-Gropius-Bau was designed by Heino Schmeiden and Martin Gropius, the great uncle of Walter Gropius, founder of the Bauhaus movement. Built between 1877 and 1881 in a classically inspired neo-Renaissance style, the building stands alongside a piece of the Berlin Wall. It now houses contemporary art collections and serves as a major international exhibition and event venue. More than 20 large-scale art, photography, and anthropological exhibits stop here every year--past exhibits have focused on Native American tribes, Frida Kahlo, and Anish Kapoor. The high-ceilinged cafe is a good place to stop for refreshments. In warm weather, you can eat outside in the garden. Planning Berlin trip won't be overwheling when you use's Insprock itinerary maker.
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  • The building alone is worth the trip exhibitions are small but beautiful quality however
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  • Exhibition Hall features exhibits is not much and different exhibitions a separate charges for Kafka and Freud only two small rooms some manuscripts if charging the price barely reasonable
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  • I visited the museum for the first time, to see the Luther 2017 exhibition ‘The Luther Effect: Protestantism 500 Years in the World’. Clearly the other two major national exhibitions in Wittenberg and...  more »
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  • The great crime of the nazis is portrayed in a real and terrifying way. The world can never be allowed to forget the abuse of humankind that is the nazis. Never.
  • Very well done exhibitions, free audioguides in German and English, even with a child version. But tickets are pricy, around 15€ per exhibition.
  • interesting exhibitions and very nice restaurant to sustain the hours in there. restaurant prices are incredibly low for the quality of food served.
  • Good art exhibits in classic building, next to the largest fragment of the Wall and the museum of Naziism on the site of the Gestapo headquarters.
  • Well, if Berlin Film festival is your thing, MGB is the place to be. Festive, interesting and exquisite.

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The Kreuzberg neighborhood near the Oberbaumbrüke bridge is central and full of Berlin icons: street art, a piece of the Berlin Wall, the East Side Gallery, and a proliferation of cafes. Friedrichshain is another option with a hip vibe due to the students who congregate at its cafes and galleries. Consider Mitte as a historic home base. Mitte is the area where almost all of Berlin's well-known buildings are located, and it is within walking distance of Alexanderplatz. For a peaceful residential area, try Charlottenburg-Wilmersdorf where the streets are lined with boutiques and quiet coffee shops.
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