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Haus der Kulturen der Welt, an architectural and cultural oasis

The name of the building itself tells everything. It is a house for culture from all over the world. The Haus der Kulturen der Welt is a concert hall with interesting architecture that is best known for its shell-shaped roof design. Many Berliners call this building a ‘pregnant oyster’. The architecture of this stunning building is ambitious and futuristic, surrounded by trees and the Spree River. However, the building will, above all, thrill you with a lot of events.

The Haus der Kulturen der Welt (House of the World's Cultures) in Berlin, Germany

History of Haus der Kulturen der Welt

Haus der Kulturen der Welt in Berlin-Tiergarten

As a symbol of friendship between the United States and Germany, the building was built for the Interbau International Exhibition in 1957. It was designed by American architect Hugh Stubbins. Also, the building had another name, Kongresshalle. Although the roof was extremely technologically revolutionary, the roof collapsed in 1980 due to structural damage. After that, a full 7 years were needed to rebuild the building and put it into operation again.

Shell-shaped roof design
Interiour of Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin, Germany

Events

The organization of the building is top quality. Simply, here you will find all forms of art from all over the world. It’s a lot of action, brainstorming, in the middle of a calm soothing atmosphere. Find a list of events on the following link. After an exhibition, concert or another event you can relax on the Spree Coast and have a panoramic view of the center of Berlin. Also, the building has a huge roof terrace with a bar where you will have the chance to have a special Berlin night concert.

View on river Spree and German Chancellery, Berlin

If you want to experience the art scene in Berlin and the academic life of this city, the Haus der Kulturen der Welt is your place to visit.

Haus der Kulturen der Welt in Berlin-Tiergarten
Haus der Kulturen der Welt in Berlin-Tiergarten
Posters exhibition in Berlin
Haus der Kulturen der Welt in Berlin-Tiergarten
Haus der Kulturen der Welt in Berlin-Tiergarten
Small artificial lake, square form

Near Haus der Kulturen der Welt

Close to this monument are some of the most popular tourist attractions in Berlin. These are just some of them:

Spring day in Berlin, Germany

Highlights of 20th-century architecture in Berlin

For anyone interested in a bit of architecture, Unité d’Habitation Berlin justifies traveling to Berlin! This category includes many more buildings that I mentioned above. But if I needed to add something to this list, it would be New National Gallery by architect Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, Beer Brush Building, and Bauhaus Archive.

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