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The Lustgarten

Photo of the Lustgarten with the Altes Musem in the background in Berlin
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The Lustgarten in Berlin

Are you planning to visit Berlin soon? If so, you must include the Lustgarten in your itinerary. This beautiful space is located in the heart of the city and offers a perfect combination of liveliness and history.

History of the Lustgarten

The Lustgarten has a rich history dating back to the 16th century when it was established as a garden for the Elector of Brandenburg. Over the years, it has undergone various changes, developing into a marching grounds in the late 18th century and after the Napoleonic Wars, a public space. During the Nazi regime, the park was used for political rallies, and after World War II, its 19th century design was returned, until the full renovations of the late 90s and 21st century.

The Lustgarten has seen it main transformation between the 1960s and today. The East German Government used the space as a political link of the socialist German past and present, but this link has been severed since the Fall of the Berlin Wall. The space is now used instead as a architectural link between past and present and with an emphasis on the cultural heritage of Berlin and Germany.

Attractions in the Lustgarten

One of the main attractions in the Lustgarten is the Berlin Cathedral, which is difficult to miss. The cathedral is a beautiful baroque-style building that was actually completed in 1905! The Old Museum (Altes Museum) and Berlin Palace (Humboltforum) and also not to be missed.

In conclusion, the Lustgarten is a must-see destination for anyone visiting Berlin.

For more information on visiting Berlin, check out Your Trip Berlin, a comprehensive guide to the city's attractions, activities, and trips.


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