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Berlin is home to some incredible architecture built throughout the ages | © Hans/Pixabay
Berlin is home to some incredible architecture built throughout the ages | © Hans/Pixabay
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The 8 Most Impressive Buildings in Berlin

Picture of Megan King
Updated: 12 June 2017
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 Reichstag

The Reichstag | © icke_63/Pixabay
The Reichstag | © icke_63/Pixabay

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 Berlin Stock Exchange | © 3093594/Pixabay
The Berlin Stock Exchange | © 3093594/Pixabay

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.

Hauptbahnhof

Berlin's central station | © Pine/Wikimedia Commons
Berlin’s central station | © Pine/Wikimedia Commons

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, Berlin | © colleen_elizabeth/Flickr
The House of World Cultures, Berlin | © colleen_elizabeth/Flickr

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.

Velodrome

The Velodrom | Courtesy of Velodrome Berlin
The Velodrom | Courtesy of Velodrome Berlin

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

The Jewish Museum, Berlin | © Mariano Mantel/Flickr
The Jewish Museum, Berlin | © Mariano Mantel/Flickr

Designed by Polish-American architect Daniel Libeskind, this monolith was a new addition to the Jewish Museum and opened to the public in 2001.

Marie-Elisabeth-Lüders Haus

The Marie-Elisabeth-Lüders-Haus in Mittle | © maywind72/Flickr
The Marie-Elisabeth-Lüders-Haus in Mittle | © maywind72/Flickr

The Marie-Elisabeth-Lüders-Haus in Mittle forms part of the German parliament building.

Tempodrom

Tempodrom, Berlin | © LoboStudiosHamburg/Pixabay
Tempodrom, Berlin | © LoboStudiosHamburg/Pixabay

Housed in a an enormous circus-like tent, Templedrom is an incredible events space founded in 1980 on the west side of Potsdamer Platz.