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Berlin is a city full of landmarks, areas, and places covering the city's turbulent history over several centuries. This Web page provides you with a city map that points you to the most important sightseeing attractions. Please choose and look at these places before you come to Berlin, so you can choose where to go while you are here (don't forget about the conference!).
If you don't want to explore Berlin by yourself, we recommend one of the many organized tours with competent tour guides who will show you around.

You should not only explore Berlin by day. Once the sun touches the horizon, the night life of Berlin with all its fascinating facets begins. Yes, even at night, Berlin is a safe city. There are many cafés and bars that open their doors and offer their great tasting drinks and their beautiful music. At almost every corner you will find an opportunity for a drink, for a chat, for a dance, and for laughter. Try it out and Berlin will convinced you of its charming atmosphere. If you are looking for a good restaurant or a place
to enjoy, please click here and see if you find a place that fits your needs and expectations.

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Recommended Sightseeing Walks

Around the conference site | Medium distance | All over Berlin


Around the conference site

Around the Humboldt University
The Humboldt University is placed right in the middle of the eastern center of the town. This short walk leads you to some of the well-known sights nearby the conference site.
How to get there: Start at conference site and walk the Unter den Linden to the left.
Planning your time: 1,5 to 2,5 hours.
Detailed information: Click here

Museum Island
Berlin's world-famous Museum Island lies between the River Spree and Kupfergraben. The buildings on the island accommodate the archaeological collections and art of the 19th century. Development of the building complex began with the Altes Museum which was designed by Schinkel. In this building, King Frederick William III made art treasures accessible to the public for the first time in 1830.
When the Pergamon Museum opened in 1930, it marked the completion of the Museum Island complex. During the Second World War up to seventy per cent of the buildings were destroyed. A huge reconstruction and modernization programme is currently under way to overcome the results of the war and division. The original collections which were divided between east and west after the war are now being reorganized and, in the majority of cases, reunited.
How to get there: Behind the Humboldt University go right to the river Spree and left to the little pedestrian brigde. (app. 200m from the conference site)
Planning your time: 1 hour for a quick look from the outside, at least half a day for the museums (if you are really fast).
Detailed information: Click here


Medium distance

The New Berlin
Those who are interested in political relevant sites and buildings will have not only the chance to learn more about Reichstag (Parliament) and Bundeskanzleramt (Federal Chancellery), but also explore many other locations worth seeing.
How to get there: Starting Point at Brandenburg Gate, from the conference site walk the Unter den Linden to the right (app. 1200m) or S-Bahn station Unter den Linden; Bus numbers 100, 200, 248, 257, 348
Planning your time: 4 to 5 hours.
Detailed information: Click here

Jewish Berlin
Berlin is a city where the delicate threads of Jewish history and culture interweave into an intricate web. Some places stand as a stark reminder of the obliteration of what was once vibrant Jewish life. Others are testimonies of the Jewish past the New Synagogue, Jewish cemeteries in Mitte and Weißensee or the focus of its Jewish present: the Jewish Community Centre, seven active synagogues, and the Jewish Museum.
How to get there: Starting Point Oranienburger Str., straight ahead from the back of the conference site (app. 800m) or U-Bahn and S-Bahn station Oranienburger Straße; S-Bahn station Hackescher Markt, U-Bahn station Weinmeisterstraße
Planning your time: 2 to 3 hours for the main sights without museums and restaurants.
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The Berlin Wall
Traces of the Berlin Wall in Today's Townscape
How to get there, planning your time: Visit selected sights of your choice, for each app. 0,5 hour.
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All over Berlin

Designer fashion and outstanding trends, department stores and small boutiques, international vibes and local designers, Berlin offers a wide variety of shopping facilities. We have collected tips for everyone listed below.
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Berlin offers a wide range of possibilities to go out. Restaurants, Pubs and clubs of all kind and for every gusto invite you. Many places and streets are perfect night walks because one restaurant is here next to the other.
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Selected Museums and Collections

  • Gemäldegalerie (Picture Gallery)
  • Art Library
  • Museum of Applied Art
  • Museum of Prints and Drawings
  • National Gallery:
  • Old National Gallery
  • National Gallery (Friedrichswerder Church)
  • New National Gallery
  • Hamburger Bahnhof: Museum for the Present
  • Berggruen Collection "Picasso and his Time"
  • Pergamon Museum:
  • Collection of Classical Antiquities
  • Museum of Islamic Art
  • Museum of Ancient Near Eastern Art

  • Bus 100
    The well-known bus number 100 forms a cheap and easy alternative of a sightseeing tour. This bus line passes a lot of the most important places of interest taking you on its way from the western centre to the eastern city. Some of the bus drivers with their typical Berlin slang and rough way of talking are some kind of entertainers, that will converte your tour in an unforgettable event. So you will get to know Berlin in a different way!

    Events 9.6 - 9.14.2003

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    The data have been provided by Berlin Tourismus Marketing GmbH and Staatliche Museen Berlin.
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