Cruising through Berlin's history
A palace of world cultures
Across from the cathedral, reconstruction of Berlin's City Palace is underway. Heavily damaged during World War II, the original was demolished in 1950. After reunification the decision was made to rebuild the palace. Now the structural work consisting of 100,000 cubic meters of gray concrete is largely completed. Set to open in 2019, the City Palace will house a museum and other cultural venues.