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WebVisions Berlin will be held on Oct. 26, 2016 at Edenspiekermann.

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Tues., Oct. 25, 2016

  • 06:00-9:00pm

    Women in Design & Tech Leadership Forum

    Edenspiekermann

    Join a panel of leaders from design, tech and higher education for presentations and a town hall discussion at Edenspiekermann to develop goals and practices to move toward leadership equality. Hosted by Edenspiekermann and WebVisions.

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Wed., Oct. 26, 2016

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City Guide

BLN City Guide

Berlin is a city of art, architecture, design and culture. It’s the second largest city in Europe in geographic size, and it has several centers rather than one “downtown” area. Save some time to savor all that Berlin has to offer…here are a few of our favorites:

Berlin Underground Tours
U8 station Gesundbrunnen, Brunnenstrasse 105

Berliner Unterwelten Society will take you on a tour of Berlin’s eerie and awesome underground civilian air raid shelters, a network of rooms and tunnels that were used during the Berlin bombing campaigns during World War II. Left largely untouched since the construction of the Berlin Wall in 1961, the shelters will certainly leave you with a deep understanding of what it was like to live in Berlin during the war. There are no advance reservations for tours, so check their website and arrive early to reserve your ticket. The tour office and tickets are available next the southern exit of the U8 station Gesundbrunnen.

Brandenburg Gate
Pariser Platz

The Brandenburg Gate was erected between 1788 and 1791 and designed by Carl Gotthard Langhans, whose vision was inspired by the Propyläen in Athens’ Acropolis. A former symbol of the divided city, the Brandenburg gate drew visitors who climbed an observation platform to get a glimpse of the world behind the Iron Curtain – on the other side of the barren “death-strip” separated east from west Berlin, geographically and politically.

Museum Island

Berlin’s Museum Island is one of the UNESCO world heritage sites and home to the city’s most important exhibition centres: the Altes Museum (Old Museum), the Neues Museum (New Museum) the Bode Museum, the Pergamon Museum and the Alte Nationalgalerie (Old National Gallery). The collections in these buildings encompass over 6,000 years of art and cultural history. The Berlin Stadtschloss (Royal Palace) also once stood on the island; however it was demolished during the GDR era, and replaced by the Palace of the Republic. There are plans to reconstruct the building in the coming years.

Holocaust Memorial

Berlin’s Holocaust Memorial, located in Mitte on a stretch of the former “death strip”, where the Wall once stood near the Brandenburg Gate, is Berlin’s stunning monument to the Holocaust, dedicated to the Jewish victims of the Nazi genocide of World War II. Impressive in its awesome grey soberness, rather than sombreness, it includes an underground Ort der Information (Information Centre) located on the south-eastern side of the memorial grounds, accessible via two flights of stairs or a lift.

Absinth Depot Berlin
Weinmeisterstraße 4

Absinth is not for everybody, but if you love strong liquorice, you should stop in at the Absinth Depot. A Tastings are available and everything absinth related is for sale. This sweet little shop may look like Grandma’s house, but their drinks pack a punch you won’t see coming.