Due to its edgy and experimental culture along with the fact that most of its buildings were destroyed during World War II, Berlin is an architecturally volatile city. For the past several decades, architects have found a haven in this city for implementing a great variety of cutting edge designs. Here are some of the most intriguing architectural gems in Berlin.
The Jewish Museum in Berlin provides an in-depth history of Jewish people living in Germany and beyond — before, during, and after the Holocaust. The museum serves to honor the Jews of Europe by providing a broader context of their life on the content beyond the horrors of the Holocaust. Legendary architect Daniel Libeskind designed it after winning a competition in 1988 for the rights to do so. This striking museum is comprised of concrete hues of black and grey, sharp angles, and plenty of optical illusions intended to simulate feelings of confinement and disorientation akin to those that Europe’s Jews felt during the Holocaust.
NHow Hotel is one of Berlin’s premiere design hotels, whose primary clientele consists of musicians and producers visiting the city. Situated on the Spree, the ultramodern hotel’s most notable feature is the large, shining cantilever addition situated on top. Inside, the décor is equally sleek, with retro furnishings, clean lines, and bold color accents. It is also outfitted with two fully functional recording studios, and there are guitars available at the desk for loan. NHow Hotel is located in proximity to attractions like the East Side Gallery as well as many prominent spots on Berlin’s nightlife scene including Berghain and Renate.
Stralauer Allee 3, 10245 Berlin 030 2902990