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Digital Cities – Berlin, Germany

Last week we started a new series taking you on a virtual trip to global cities and showcasing their digital tourism kicking off with Florence, Italy. This week we are in Berlin. 

Berlin, Germany’s capital, dates to the 13th century. Reminders of the city’s turbulent 20th-century history include its Holocaust memorial and the Berlin Wall’s graffitied remains. Divided during the Cold War, its 18th-century Brandenburg Gate has become a symbol of reunification. The city’s also known for its art scene and modern landmarks like the gold-colored, swoop-roofed Berliner Philharmonie, built in 1963.

Here is a list of places you can visit digitally:

The Berliner Philharmoniker

We start with the Berlin Philharmonic, who are offering free access to their huge range of content including the great conductors and soloists of our time. Hundreds of archive concerts covering six decades. Free interviews, concert introductions, exciting documentaries and artist portraits.

Head to www.digitalconcerthall.com and redeem the special voucher. 

Museum Island

More than 6000 years of human history can be discovered on Berlin’s Museum Island. Google Arts & Culture takes you on a virtual tour of the five buildings. Learn more about history, architecture and explore the individual buildings and exhibits in 3D and panoramic images. Your virtual tour is partly supplemented with explanatory audio tracks. Once immersed in Google’s virtual world, you can explore the art and cultural heritage of mankind worldwide.

Head to the site here.

Photo by Alana Harris on Unsplash
Stiftung Preussische Schlösser und Gärten

Under the hashtag #MUSEUMFROMHOME the Stiftung Preussische Schlösser und Gärten has put together its most beautiful collections on Google Arts & Culture for you. These include the famous collection of paintings by Frederick the Great and a virtual tour of the picture gallery of Sanssouci. In addition, you will find TV documentaries, reports and YouTube videos that will take you to the magnificent gardens and castles. And if that’s not enough, T-RECS even gives you an insight into scientific research.

Head to www.spsg.de/en/news/museumfromhome/

By Vincent de Groot – http://www.videgro.net – Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0
C/O Berlin

Selected artists invite you and give you insights into different worlds of thought on the current situation and show different perspectives on individual isolation, general insecurity and the slowing down of our everyday life.


C/O Berlin im Amerika Haus – By © Raimond Spekking / CC BY-SA 4.0
Museum of Technology

The Museum of Technology is involved in two virtual projects at the same time, such as the first German hackathon for open cultural data. COD1NG DA V1NC1 shows what has already been created. In collaboration with Google Arts & Culture, 13 curated stories take you online into the world of technology. Learn more about how the steam engine works or the history of the market and mobility.


© 1971markus@wikipedia.de CC License

For more info on Visiting Berlin digitally or in the future physically, head to Visit Berlin’s site here:


Next week im going home, digitally, to London England. 

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  • Excellent article!!! Let’s go!!!


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