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Palaces, Museum’s Island and modern architecture

Only selected buildings make it on to the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Three historic ensembles in Berlin have national and extraordinary significance according to UNESCO and that’s why they have been awarded a place on the list. UNESCO included the palaces and parks of Potsdam and Berlin in 1991, Museum Island in 1999 and the Berlin Modernism Housing Estates in 2008. Therefore, Museum Island with its ensemble of five magnificent museum buildings is as much a must-see as the palaces and parks of Potsdam and Berlin. The Berlin Modernism Housing Estates reflect the ideals of their time, with modern apartments with plenty of air and light. But there are also natural and architectural monuments with UNESCO status in Brandenburg's surrounding countryside.