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Ritter Sport Chocolate Store

Colourful on the outside, tasty on the inside. Experience the unique world of chocolate in a new way. In the heart of Berlin. Near Gendarmenmarkt. In an area covering almost 1,000 m² visitors can freely enjoy, discover and create. In our SchokoCafé you can enjoy our selected menu offerings all about chocolate. Explore the SchokoPfad to learn how our chocolate is created and everything else that you ever want to know about chocolate. At our SchokoKreation you can also create your own personal dream bar from exceptional ingredients, such as gummy bears or pink peppercorns. You will find many other RITTER SPORT gift ideas at our SchokoShop. Admission is free.
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Berlin as a cultural metropolis

During the legendary twenties, Berlin's tourist board was already promoting the capital as the 'City of Music and Theatre' on their publications and posters. The budding metropolis' extraordinarily dense and diverse cultural offering during the so-called

Berlin in Winter

Discover the numerous possibilities that Berlin has to offer during winter time. The best of events, winter sports in the city, food and fashion.

Denkmal für die ermordeten Juden Europas (Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe)

Not far from the Brandenburg Gate is located the Memorial for Europe’s Murdered Jews, a site of stelae (concrete slabs) arranged in a grid pattern on a sloping field accessible from all sides. It serves as a central place of remembrance and admonition and is supplemented by an underground information centre, containing the names of all known victims and details on the places of horror. There is no charge for admittance.
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East Side Gallery

An East German Trabant car, which appears to be breaking through the concrete. Honecker and Breschnew locked in a kiss of brotherly, socialistic love. With the East Side Gallery, a segment of the Berlin Wall has been turned into the longest open air gallery in the world. The Kunstmeile, or art mile in English, is located along the banks of the river Spree in Friedrichshain is 1316 metre long is also the longest segment of the Berlin Wall that is still standing. Right after the fall of the Berlin Wall, the East Side Gallery was painted by 118 artists from 21 dif-ferent countries. Using various artistic means, the artists commented on the political events that took place in 1989 and 1990 in over 100 works of art found on the eastern side of the wall.
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Kaiser-Wilhelm-Gedächtnis-Kirche (Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church)

The protestant Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church is a memorial to peace and reconciliation. And it also stands for the will of the Berliners to rebuild their city during the period after the war. This is seen by the fact that the church not only consists of the ruins of the church which was destroyed during World War II but it also includes contemporary church architecture. It is thus a living contrast between modernism and history.
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Gedenkstätte Berliner Mauer (Berlin Wall Memorial)

The Berlin Wall Memorial is a reminder for the division of Germany and imparts an oppressive impression of the Wall and the times of the division. Located directly at the former border strip in the Bernauer Strasse is a piece of the Berlin Wall with border strip and watchtower. Newly opened in 2009, the Visitor Centre is the first starting point for visitors, and offers information and orientation help on the extensive grounds. The viewable exhibit in the Documentation Centre shows the 1961 history of the Wall’s construction and the circumstances of the divided city. From the tower, one has an impressive view of the preserved parts of the border facility and the memorial in memory of the division of the city and the victims of communist tyranny.
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After Museum Island, the Kulturforum is the second centre of art in Berlin: this is the home not only of the Neue Nationalgalerie (New National Gallery), the Gemäldegalerie (Picture Gallery), the Kunstgewerbemuseum (Museum of Applied Arts) and other museums but also the Philarmonie (Philharmonic Hall) and the Staatsbibliothek (National Library). The Kulturforum is - beside the Museum Island - the most important centre for arts in Berlin. Many well-known and unique institutions are located here, including the New National Gallery, designed by architect Mies van der Rohe, and the Philharmonie and Chamber Music Hall as well as the Neue Staatsbibliothek (Berlin State Library) and, last but not least, the Gemäldegalerie, which has one of the most important collections of old masters worldwide.
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