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Haus der Kulturen der Welt

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30 Sep 2018
“Architecture ”
6 Aug 2018
“An outdoor concert”
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John-Foster-Dulles-Allee 10 | Tiergarten, 10557 Berlin, Germany
+49 30 397870
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Reviewed 1 October 2018 via mobile

Nice place to walk around, it has a vintage vibe to it and has a nice view from the deck. You can see the tv Tower and the building where Angela Merkel’s office is!

Thank Cat L
Reviewed 7 August 2018

As part of our visit to Berlin we attended an open air concert which was great fun. The complete festival is called Goodbye UK - and Thank You for the Music. We heard Anushka and Mexrrissey. Refreshments and stalls were on hand. The setting is...More

Thank Jan P
Reviewed 11 January 2018

We passed it a few times on the 100 bus and once we learned more about the locally nicknamed pregnant oyster we decided to pay it a quick visit. It is very peaceful and has a nice cafe / restaurant and has music concerts at...More

Thank Andyhud
Reviewed 17 August 2017

The cafe is at teh back of the theatre, looking at the River Spree. We stopped for lunch and had very reasonable price and good quality drinks and sandwiches, with lots of choice. Service was friendly and quick. Highly recommended.

Thank Andy R
Reviewed 17 July 2017

We were told that HKW didn't get too much traffic because it is somewhat isolated from other sites but that is precisely the charm. Plan your trip here to soak in what's on the program but also to take in Tiergarten which is an extensive...More

Thank Eileen R
Reviewed 29 March 2017

Very impressive venue, it is somewhat remoniscent of post-utopian architecture and style. Located in the centre of Tiergarten, it makes a very charismatic location in park surroundings. Usually hosts exhibitions, conferences, Berlinale screenings.

Thank JanaK2260
Reviewed 22 January 2017

architectural and cultural oasis. interesting concerts, exhibitions and events. excellent library. a nice walk from the train station

Thank hayden_the_traveller
Reviewed 20 August 2016

Nice building, not sure if you can visit it as we were there quite in the morning. Looks nice and the surrounding park is also nice for a walk.

Thank ponoranadrian
Reviewed 29 July 2016 via mobile

It's truly Berlin's pregnant oyster, currently under renovation... A worth while visit for Architectural History Buffs trying to understand the Allies and West German interventions towards creating architectural inspirations for a divided city. The walk to the terrace of the oyster, the Henry Moore sculpture...More

Thank Ashok I
Reviewed 4 June 2016

Originally West berlin's Culture Forum, locals still nickname it 'the Pregnant Oyster' or 'Jimmy Carter's Smile'. It's a bit of a hike from Bundestag U-bahn station (U55) and at the moment it's being rennovated so you might not be able to get inside it.

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Breathe in Berlin’s royal past while walking through
the gardens of beautiful Charlottenburg Palace, which
lends its name to this well-heeled neighbourhood.
Here you'll find some of the oldest homes in the city:
upper-class apartment buildings with ornate facades
and marble-floored foyers line the cobblestone
streets. Stroll by sophisticated restaurants, through
little parks, or around Lake Lietzensee. Window shop
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