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Humboldt Box

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Enriches local history knowledge

Stumbled upon this by accident - the site is covered in adverts for Samsung at the moment, so... read more

Reviewed March 20, 2017
Matthew L
Birmingham, United Kingdom
via mobile
Very worth your time!

The Humboldt Box gives a terrific view of the development of the reconstruction of the Berlin... read more

Reviewed November 12, 2016
Berlin, Germany
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  • Average18%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
13 Aug 2018
“Temporary building with great exhibits and a rooftop cafe.”
20 Mar 2017
“Enriches local history knowledge”
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Schlossplatz 5 | Unter den Linden, 10178 Berlin, Germany
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Reviewed August 13, 2018

I think many people visiting Berlin and Museum Island my easily miss this place. A really nice staff person at our hotel told us about it, or we would have passed it by as well. After touring a museum in the morning, we went here...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank traveltheworld012
Reviewed March 20, 2017 via mobile

Stumbled upon this by accident - the site is covered in adverts for Samsung at the moment, so potentially easy to miss. The current exhibition demonstrates how the city are rebuilding the old city palace (Berliner Schloss) on its former site, following the demolishing of...More

Date of experience: March 2017
Thank Matthew L
Reviewed March 5, 2017

Interesting place that details the work ongoing in the building just beside. Even if it is a temporary building, the exhibitions and explanations are worth stopping by for an hour or so. Free to enter Endroit intéressant et bien aménagé qui explique les travaux entrepris...More

Date of experience: February 2017
Thank 920emilieg
Reviewed January 8, 2017 via mobile

This temporary building is located right beside the construction sites for the Humboldt Forum/Berliner Schloss & the new U5 connecting underground line. Entry is free and there are some good exhibitions together with a really interesting large-scale model of Berlin in 1900. Also, there is...More

Date of experience: January 2017
1  Thank 612billyq
Reviewed December 22, 2016

Weird shape, free with fantastic views, lovely terrace cafe at the top. Lots or different exhibition on each floor. Good toilets, we sat on the great sofas for ages catching our breath and taking in the wonderful views from the floor to ceiling windows.

Date of experience: December 2016
1  Thank ChazBroon
Reviewed November 27, 2016

I'm not sure I really understood the meaning of this. It's related to the history of the city, of course, but I felt it was a bit disorganized. Well, I still have a functional tip for it: free restroom ;)

Date of experience: August 2016
Thank g_marianaa
Reviewed November 12, 2016 via mobile

The Humboldt Box gives a terrific view of the development of the reconstruction of the Berlin Palace in the center of Berlin a its future development as a center for the Humboldt Forum and as a museum. There is a fascinating 3D map of Berlin...More

Date of experience: November 2016
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Reviewed September 29, 2016 via mobile

Free entrance to this exhibit inside this really odd shaped building. Was here to collect my Berlin Pass so thought I'd take a look inside. Great rooftop views from the restaurant even if you don't buy anything.

Date of experience: September 2016
Thank Sarah M
Reviewed September 19, 2016

Visit this attraction to see the progress of the rebuilding of the Royal Palace as a new ethnographic museum. Well worth seeing, and a great model of the prewar city. Great photos too.

Date of experience: September 2016
Thank Patrick D
Reviewed August 13, 2016

As you might know, a private foundation is reconstructing the former Berlin City Castle, that once belonged to theGerman Imperial family of the Hohenzollern. The reconstructing is an amazing and very succesfull project. It wil make Berlin like It was before the war, an extremely...More

Date of experience: August 2016
1  Thank Caspar v
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The centre of Berlin, Mitte is most famous for sights
like the Brandenburg Gate, Alexanderplatz, and Museum
Island. The central location makes this one of the
city's most expensive places to live. It is here the
oldest traces of the city can be found, and evidence
of some significant transformations, as well. The
gangsters that once ruled the impoverished streets
between Alexanderplatz and Hackescher Markt have given
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