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Humboldt Box

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Address: Schlossplatz 5 | Unter den Linden, 10178 Berlin, Germany
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+49 30 266424242
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Enriches local history knowledge

Stumbled upon this by accident - the site is covered in adverts for Samsung at the moment, so potentially easy to miss. The current exhibition demonstrates how the city are... read more

Reviewed March 20, 2017
Matthew L
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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47 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed March 20, 2017 via mobile

Stumbled upon this by accident - the site is covered in adverts for Samsung at the moment, so potentially easy to miss. The current exhibition demonstrates how the city are rebuilding the old city palace (Berliner Schloss) on its former site, following the demolishing of the DDR palace. Lots of good information on how the site has changed over the... More 

Thank Matthew L
Antony, France
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed March 5, 2017

Interesting place that details the work ongoing in the building just beside. Even if it is a temporary building, the exhibitions and explanations are worth stopping by for an hour or so. Free to enter Endroit intéressant et bien aménagé qui explique les travaux entrepris dans le bâtiment juste en face. Les collections temporaires sont intéressantes. L’entrée est gratuite.

Thank Emilie G
Dublin, Ireland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed January 8, 2017 via mobile

This temporary building is located right beside the construction sites for the Humboldt Forum/Berliner Schloss & the new U5 connecting underground line. Entry is free and there are some good exhibitions together with a really interesting large-scale model of Berlin in 1900. Also, there is a nice cafe and extensive shop. For me the best thing was the outdoor terraces... More 

1 Thank Billy Q
Scotland, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed December 22, 2016

Weird shape, free with fantastic views, lovely terrace cafe at the top. Lots or different exhibition on each floor. Good toilets, we sat on the great sofas for ages catching our breath and taking in the wonderful views from the floor to ceiling windows.

1 Thank mccolgan
Sao Paulo, SP
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
Reviewed November 27, 2016

I'm not sure I really understood the meaning of this. It's related to the history of the city, of course, but I felt it was a bit disorganized. Well, I still have a functional tip for it: free restroom ;)

Thank g_marianaa
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220 reviews
92 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
Reviewed November 12, 2016 via mobile

The Humboldt Box gives a terrific view of the development of the reconstruction of the Berlin Palace in the center of Berlin a its future development as a center for the Humboldt Forum and as a museum. There is a fascinating 3D map of Berlin in 1900 inside that is worth the trip alone! There is an outstanding observation deck... More 

Thank Vigilant6
Southampton, United Kingdom
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Reviewed September 29, 2016 via mobile

Free entrance to this exhibit inside this really odd shaped building. Was here to collect my Berlin Pass so thought I'd take a look inside. Great rooftop views from the restaurant even if you don't buy anything.

Thank Sarah M
Dublin, Ireland
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Reviewed September 19, 2016

Visit this attraction to see the progress of the rebuilding of the Royal Palace as a new ethnographic museum. Well worth seeing, and a great model of the prewar city. Great photos too.

Thank Patrick D
Maastricht, The Netherlands
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285 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
Reviewed August 13, 2016

As you might know, a private foundation is reconstructing the former Berlin City Castle, that once belonged to theGerman Imperial family of the Hohenzollern. The reconstructing is an amazing and very succesfull project. It wil make Berlin like It was before the war, an extremely interesting city with lots of beautiful buildings. If you want to see the work going... More 

1 Thank Caspar v
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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Reviewed July 10, 2016 via mobile

This is only temporary setup at the construction site to showcase the reconstruction of the City Palace, Berlin, and it delivers. The information and the exhibits displayed are sufficient and well organised. I can see that it serves as good publicity for the reconstruction project especially the collection of the public donation is still ongoing. The reconstruction seems progressing well... More 

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The center of Berlin, Mitte is most famous for sights like the Brandenburg Gate, Alexanderplatz, and Museum Island. The central location makes this one of the city's most expensive places to live. It is here the oldest traces of the city can be found, and evidence of some significant transformations, as well. The gangsters that once ruled the impoverished streets between Alexanderplatz and Hackescher Markt have given way to an international crowd pursuing fashionable designer clothes, the newest food trends and frequenting the many craft shops. Graphic designers have taken up residence in what used to be backyard barns and stables. There are still vestiges of the old days, however. The occasional housing complex is a reminder of the neighborhood’s past. And if you look carefully, an old 1920s ball house nestled amongst the art galleries and exhibitions of Auguststrasse can still teach you how to dance the old fashioned way.
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