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Visit the insane asylum which tells the story of Berlin

For those of you who prefer to stay indoors in the winter, this building will tell you the whole story of Berlin from its beginnings to the present day

The building that used to house the municipal insane asylum, today houses one of the museums I like to return to the most. Märkische Museums tells the story of Berlin from its beginnings to the present day. You will be able to see in it the first document in which the city was mentioned in the 13th century, how the city looked over the years, the story of the city's rulers and my favorite part is a model of the city as it looked 300 years ago, in the days when it was still surrounded by the old city wall, and what today we know mainly as the U train stations were the entrance gates to the city.

Outside the museum is the Köllnische Park, a nice little park where you will also find historical items and exhibits from Berlin. Parts of the famous Berlin Wall, A sandstone capital of Portal III from the former city palace, a sandstone relief from the Renaissance building of the palace from the 16th century and more.

For those of you who are less fond of touring in the winter or those of you who love history like me, this is a great place to visit.

Address: Am Köllnischen Park 5, 10179

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