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Palast der Republik © visitBerlin, Foto: Janina Vogel

Little BIG City in Berlin

History Hands-On

In the world's first Little BIG City in Berlin, you can experience an interactive journey through seven different eras of the city's history


The new miniature city at the base of the TV Tower on Alexanderplatz is an interactive way to explore seven eras of Berlin history. See 70 historic sites in miniature inhabited by more than 6,000 hand-painted 3-D figures.

Holograms, special effects, projections, and mechanical movements bring it all to life. From the beginnings of Berlin in the 12th century to the Industrial Revolution and Berlin between the World Wars. See what life was like before the Nazis came to power, then as Zeppelin dirigibles flew over the city in the 1930s. Watch the Reichstag be set on fire and see the tanks rolling through the ruins of the city in 1945. Watch the city's women lug away the rubble, the Wall being built in 1963, followed by John F. Kennedy's famous "Ich bin ein Berliner" speech

later that year. Watch the East German soldier make his legendary leap across the temporary barbed wire fence before the Wall was built and see the East German army march one last time to mark the 40th anniversary of the German Democratic Republic in 1989. You can even join in and help topple the Berlin Wall yourself: press a button and watch the Wall fall.

The Seven Eras at a Glance

  • Beginnings
  • Industrialisation
  • 1920s Berlin
  • Berlin 1933
  • A City Destroyed
  • A City Divided
  • The Berlin of Today


Little BIG City Berlin
10178 Berlin

Right at the foot of the TV tower, on the Marienkirche side.


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