Ephraim-Palais, Berlin

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Ephraim-Palais is called the most beautiful corner in Berlin. It is one of the few old buildings saved from the destructions of the war. Its current exhibition is about the forming and the growth of the city of Berlin, but more particularly about its castle that is being rebuilt and which will become a cultural centre and will host the vast collection of the Dahlem ethnographic museums in the future.

Learning about Berlin’s history past the point of the Berlin Wall and WWII is always so interesting. We rarely think about what was happening with the city in its beginnings and how it became a metropolis. The exhibition is shown on 3 floors and covers the historic period from the first castle being built in the area of today’s Berlin.

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Each floor has elaborate models of the city in different periods. This one shows Berlin in the 17th century.

It is an exhibition worth visiting if you like history and if you like Berlin, and lavish castles.

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