Directly on the Kurfürstendamm is the interactive museum THE STORY OF BERLIN. Here, visitors can spend a couple of hours exploring over 800 years of Berlin history in over 20 individually themed rooms.
The 20th century is a particular focus of the exhibition, showing the city under two world wars, the Cold War, building the Berlin Wall, and eventual reunification in 1990.
The multimedia presentation makes the tour especially suitable for families with children and school groups. Even those who aren't fans of museums will find much to like here.
A highlight of the exhibition is a tour of the museum's original fallout shelter, located deep under Kurfürstendamm, the existence of which has remained largely unknown to the city's population despite its central location.
The radiation protection area was built in the seventies on behalf of the Federal Republic of Germany, is still functional and can protect nearly 3,600 people in the event of a nuclear disaster.
Guided tours of this facility are given at the start of every hour and are included in the ticket price. Meet in the foyer.
A guide app and accompanying texts in 17 languages can also be purchased on site for 1 EUR.
Groups of 8 or more must register in advance.
Holders of the Berlin WelcomeCard get 25% off the regular ticket price. Children under 16 get 10% discount off.