Haus der Kulturen der Welt

Haus der Kulturen der Welt

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Recommended by 140 out of 145 hikers


  • Christoph

    Very nice located on the banks of the river Spree, along which you can take a leisurely stroll. And it's not far to the expansive Tiergarten.

    The House of Cultures reflects the architecture of the early post-war period.

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    • February 19, 2017

  • Söhni 🏃

    The House of World Cultures is a place for international contemporary arts and a forum for current developments and discourses. In the capital Berlin, it presents artistic productions from all over the world with special consideration of non-European cultures and societies.
    Visual arts, music, literature, performing arts, film, scientific discourse and digital media are combined into a unique interdisciplinary program in Europe.

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    • April 18, 2017

  • Elke

    Since its founding in March 1989 [2], the House of World Cultures has been based in the former congress hall on the banks of the Spree in the Tiergarten and government district. As an icon of architectural modernism, the congress hall has become a prominent symbol of the German-American alliance. [3] In the vernacular of Berlin, the building is also known by its name under the name "Pregnant Oyster".

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    • September 3, 2019

  • Bumble-Bee

    All information about exhibitions and events in the "Pregnant Oyster" can be found at

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    • November 17, 2020

  • Wandervogel

    A piece of German history on the Spree

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    • January 4, 2020

  • illywhacker

    The House of World Cultures focuses on non-European topics.
    The Berliner also occasionally says "pregnant oyster" based on the unusual architecture of the building

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    • February 18, 2020

  • Sabine 🦁

    Interesting building that is close to the Chancellery.

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    • January 8, 2020

  • Jan

    Nice building, easy to see from the ship and called a pregnant oyster by the tour guide ;-)

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    • July 27, 2020

  • R 🐺 & G 🚶‍♀️on Tour

    The Berliners affectionately call the building "the pregnant oyster".You will find the main entrance via the basin jetty"The vaulted roof spans the auditorium, which offers seating for around 1000 participants. Below the sloping auditorium is a high room for the foyer, into which a continuous strip of windows lets in daylight. The former main entrance to the foyer led over the roof terrace, which is 92 m The outer roof has a maximum span of 61 m as the crow flies and a vertex radius of 77.3 m between the low points; the two prestressed concrete arches extend over a radius of 110 m each. Below the roof terrace are another two storeys , there are further functional areas such as an exhibition hall with around 1000 m², conference rooms, theater hall, restaurant, bookstore. "Source: Wikipedia

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    • March 16, 2021

  • Stephan

    The "world economy" is on the Spree side. Delicious pizzas, salads and snacks are served at lunchtime, followed by other dishes from the late afternoon. From the terrace you have a great view of the Spree. The hall impresses with its retro look.More information:

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    • July 18, 2021

  • Outside

    Always worth a look! A must on the tour!

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    • March 23, 2020

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