The city of Berlin was devastated during World War II, but the city has since been constantly rebuilding itself on the ruins of the past. The cultural capital now boasts some impressive feats of Modernist architecture, from Baroque to Brutalist to Bauhaus, and the city has ushered in a new era of utopian aesthetics and Postmodern design. Discover these treasures of Berlin’s modern architectural landscape.
The roof terrace and dome of the Reichstag Building can be visited by the public, and offer spectacular views of the parliamentary and government district of Berlin.
Ludwig Erhard Haus
The home of the Berlin Stock Exchange has an iconic steel and glass construction known as the Gürteltier (Armadillo). It was designed by architect Sir Nicholas Grimshaw.
Berlin’s central station is an enormous glass monument that was opened in May 2006.
Haus der Kulturen der Welt
The House of World Cultures is an exquisite events space in Berlin. It was opened in 1957 and is Germany’s national centre for discussion of international contemporary arts, with a special focus on non-European cultures and societies.
The Velodrom, an indoor cycling arena, was designed by architect Dominique Perrault and was opened in 1997. It can hold up to 12,000 spectators.
The Jewish Museum
Designed by Polish-American architect Daniel Libeskind, this monolith was a new addition to the Jewish Museum and opened to the public in 2001.
The Marie-Elisabeth-Lüders-Haus in Mittle forms part of the German parliament building.
Housed in a an enormous circus-like tent, Templedrom is an incredible events space founded in 1980 on the west side of Potsdamer Platz.