Berlin Monument Authority  



Monuments in Berlin

World Cultural Heritage - Altes Museum World Cultural Heritage - Bode Museum World Cultural Heritage - Glienicker Park World Cultural Heritage - Jagdschlosspark World Cultural Heritage - Nationalgalerie World Cultural Heritage - Neues Museum World Cultural Heritage - Pergamonmuseum Unter den Linden - Brandenburger Tor Unter den Linden - Former Soviet Embassy Unter den Linden - Königliches Opernhaus Unter den Linden - St. Hedwigs-Kathedrale Unter den Linden - Palais Prinz Heinrich Unter den Linden - Bebelplatz Unter den Linden - Denkmal König Friedrich II. von Preußen Unter den Linden - Standbilder Unter den Linden - Neue Wache Unter den Linden - Zeughaus Unter den Linden - Schloßbrücke Horticultural Monuments - Pariser Platz Horticultural Monuments - Tiergarten Horticultural Monuments - Viktoria-Luise- Platz Horticultural Monuments - Gutspark Britz Horticultural Monuments - Luisenstädtischer Kanal Horticultural Monuments - Jüdischer Friedhof Horticultural Monuments - Flußpferdhof Archeological Monuments - Berliner Schloss Archeological Monuments - Stadtmauer Archeological Monuments - Nikolaikirche Archeological Monuments - Heiliggeist- Hospital Archeological Monuments - Zitadelle Archeological Monuments - Dominikanerkloster Archeological Monuments - Patrizierhaus Archeological Monuments - Gutshof Rosenthal Archeological Monuments - Feldsteinbrunnen Churches - Nikolaikirche Churches - Marienkirche Churches - Sophienkirche Churches - Neue Synagoge Churches - Klosterkirche Churches - Friedrichswerdersche Kirche Churches - Gethsemanekirche Churches - Berliner Dom Residential Buildings - Gartenterassenstadt Residential Buildings - Haus Cramer Residential Buildings - Haus Springer Residential Buildings - Haus Rathenau Residential Buildings - Haus Konschewski Industry and Technology - Hochbahn Industry and Technology - AEG am Humboldthain Industry and Technology - AEG Oberschöneweide Industry and Technology - Kraftwerk Klingenberg Industry and Technology - Siemenswerke Industry and Technology - Turbinenhalle Industry and Technology - Umspannwerk Wilhelmsruh Industry and Technology - Wasserwerk Friedrichshagen Berlin Wall - Bornholmer Straße Berlin Wall - along the 'Ulbricht-Kurve' Berlin Wall - Wall park Berlin Wall - Bernauer Straße Berlin Wall - around the Nordbahnhof Berlin Wall - Watchtower at the Kieler Eck Berlin Wall - Invaliden cemetery Berlin Wall - Leipziger Platz Berlin Wall - Watchtower in Erna-Berger-Straße Berlin Wall - Niederkirchnerstraße Berlin Wall - At the Schilling bridge Berlin Wall - East Side Gallery Berlin Wall - Directing tower Schlesischer Busch Berlin Wall - Rudower Straße

What makes a city what it is? Where does it get its unique character? What conveys its identity?
The following pages offer the reader insight into the wealth of architectural and horticultural monuments in Berlin, guiding through those traces of human endeavor over the past decades and centuries which have been preserved in its soil. For it is the historical heritage of a city which significantly determines its character. Although Berlin has undergone constant change and suffered large-scale destruction, much has been preserved, restored and expanded.
Much evidence of the past still can be experienced today.

The bulk of Berlin's monuments originate from the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. The processes of industrialization and urbanization in the last two hundred years, along with Berlin's development from the Prussian residence to the capital of the German Empire and, ultimately, to the current seat of parliament and government, have left the most traces. Although the metropolis has generated metropolitan monuments befitting its status, there are still a surprising number of village sites and pre-industrial buildings preserved as historical monuments, and the Office for the Archeological Monument Preservation is particularly concerned with prehistorical, early historical and medieval relics. The following virtual guided tour shows typical Berlin monuments registered by the state office of historical monuments, including more than a few highlights of city architecture and arts. This tour gradually will be expanded and supplemented with new monuments and information.