City Palace (Berlin Stadtschloss)

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City Palace (Berlin Stadtschloss)

City Palace (Berlin Stadtschloss)
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Neighborhood: Mitte (Borough)
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  • Hackescher Markt • 7 min walk
  • Hausvogteiplatz • 8 min walk
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Mikael F
Vantaa, Finland22,086 contributions
Jul 2021
The Berlin Palace, formally the Royal Palace was reconstructed to become Humboldt Forum on Berlin's Museum Island. The reconstruction was finally completed in 2020.

Originally once the baroque palace was completed in 1451, it was one of Berlin’s largest buildings and shaped the cityscape with its 70-meter-high dome.

The palace was damaged during the Allied bombing in World War II and was demolished by the East German authorities in 1950. In the 1960s, it became the location of the East German parliament building.

After German reunification and several years of debate and discussion, the Palace of the Republic was demolished in 2009. The reconstructing began in 2013 to house the Humboldt Forum museum.

General admission to the house and entry to all exhibitions opened on 20 July are free of charge for the first 100 days.

Due to the pandemic, you need to book a time slot ticket in advance to visit an exhibition.
Written August 1, 2021
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Ilolahti
Helsinki, Finland369 contributions
Sep 2021
The place is in fact called Humboldt Forum. Marvellous place. I spent there two days, but could have needed a week. Something for everyone who is interested in other than light entertainment. Thanks to corona, the ticket system is somewhat complicated. You have to first decide what exhibitions you want to see and in what time for each of the exhibitions. You tell this to the ticket office and get the separate tickets. Free of charge.
Written October 10, 2021
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olibot
Bishop Auckland, UK1,170 contributions
Jul 2020 • Couples
The City Palace appears to be undergoing some extensive renovation works. From what can be seen it is already an impressive building.
Written July 31, 2020
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Michael-4551
Caloundra, Australia4,643 contributions
Oct 2017 • Friends
Visited on Monday 2nd October. When we were there the building was still partly covered in scaffolding but you tell that the renovation when completed would bring this building back to it's former glory. Can't wait to see it again when it's finished.
Written January 25, 2018
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Charles S
49 contributions
Sep 2016 • Solo
I had read about the plans for the city palace and looked forward to seeing it. I found it very interesting particularly as it is open while being built. Inside there are exhibits from the past and what the building will look like when completed. As with the other remakes and reconstructions in what was East Germany, an excellent job is being done here. I am looking forward to returning when it is finished.
Written February 3, 2017
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Steve Y
Silver Spring, MD4,119 contributions
Jul 2014 • Solo
The building at the time was under construction. It was still however beautiful and one can appreciate the architecture. Berlin has many other nicer buildings though!
Written June 9, 2015
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westchicago
Carefree, AZ1,401 contributions
Sep 2016 • Couples
While the palace is being built there is free entrance to the area where they show the reconstruction of the Baroque facades - in movies, models and the art of stone sculpture.
Samsung must be one of the contributors and the building where this is shown appears to be "tarp" covered with "Samsung" written on the outside. This is very worthwhile and fascinating. We were glad we had gone and would go again.
Written September 21, 2016
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545medva
Budapest, Hungary3,972 contributions
Jun 2016 • Couples
It is one of the many construction palces in Berlin. I wonder wheter it will be ready in years, as all the current construction works in Berlin delay 3-6 years!
Written June 27, 2016
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Pen_Princess
Berlin, Germany317 contributions
Sep 2015 • Solo
This is a site under construction. There is a FREE exhibit that explains the project and its future contents on several floors.

This palace was one of the homes of kings and emperors for centuries, and parts of it were built by one of the most famous architects in Germany, Andreas Schulter. It was bombed by the Allies in WWII and then completely destroyed by the East German government in 1950. It is the largest reconstruction of its time currently going on in Germany, and when it re-opens in 2019, it will be as the Humbolt Forum, a center for world culture and learning. If you are at all interested in the history of the city and how it is revisioning itself in the 21st century, this is a great place to check out.
Written December 13, 2015
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Ernie H
Cardiff, UK1,574 contributions
Nov 2019
Amazing to see this space and the changes here over frequent visits. The project is rapidly moving. Seems to be UBahn associated with it soon, hence extra construction crews.
Written November 27, 2019
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