The Dome of the Reichstag, the Museum Island and the TV Tower are undoubtedly all colossal sights of Berlin, but also always tremendously overcrowded, well known and - after the first visit - colossally boring. So where to go on the second trip to the capital to surprise friends and relatives or to simply discover hidden cultural highlights in Berlin? We will provide you with the answer.

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    The Holocaust memorial close to the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin is visited by tens of people daily. But only few of the Berliners and tourists know that there is a free exhibition under the Holocaust Memorial.

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    Brandenburg Gate Museum shows - virtually in fast motion - more than 300 years of the history in Berlin in a 20-minute multimedia presentation, very close to the Brandenburg Gate directly at Pariser Platz.

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    In the immediate neighborhood of the tourist magnet Hackesche Höfe, Haus Schwarzenberg is managed by artists and defies the trend of modernization in Berlin-Mitte.

  • Foto: Berliner Unterwelten e.V. | Reiner Janick

    How do the “ghost station” Oranienburg, the Gasometer and the Humboldthain Park look like from below? With the help of Berlin Underworlds you can enter the underground of Berlin to explore.

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    Monsterkabinett which translates to monster cabinet is an art project with mechanical monster machines and it supports the independent art scene in Berlin-Mitte.

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    About 200 meters away from the TV Tower a hidden and true monument highlight can be found. The Ruin of Franciscan Monastery is one of the oldest preserved buildings of Berlin.

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    North Neukölln was considered rather dingy for a long time and was described as a creepy place during pakage tours by its former district Mayor Heinz Buschkowsky. By contrast, the magnificent Heimathafen Neukölln is a highlight with various cultural offerings in a historic Varieté-Theater.

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    Berliners call their residential neighborhood “Kiez”. The term actually derives from an ancient settlement, as they can still be marveled at in Berlin-Köpenick nowadays.

  • Historischer Gemeindesaal Moabit | Foto: Mike Weidner, Zittau

    The Historical Community Hall Moabit is tucked in the back of a normal-appearing residential building in the Putlitzstraße in Stephankiez in Moabit but hosts a real art-nouveau-gem with poetry slams, readings and theater!

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    The Dome of the German Reichstag and the Chamber may be the most famous hotspots of the German Parliament, a visit, however, is associated with long waiting times and pretty boring when visiting a second time. In contrast, experts rather visit the art room of the Bundestag.